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Dining Chicago Makes The Most of Christkindlmarket

In the thick of the holidays, it’s that time of year for shopping, gifting, family and perhaps most importantly: mulled wine. The latter is where Christkindlmarket comes in. Chicago’s iconic German market/festival is back in action for the season, serving up holiday eats through Christmas Eve in the heart of the Loop. Here’s everything you […]

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Dec 12, 2017 11:36 PM
Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes

Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes Mezcal Dinner at Mi Tocaya Antojeria Wine dinners and beer dinners are a commonplace occurrence around these parts, but mezcal dinners? That’s something pretty new and enticing. At the buzzy Mi Tocaya Antojeria in Logan Square, chef Diana Davila is hosting a series of mezcal dinners this winter, […]

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Dec 12, 2017 02:35 AM
Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 PM

Weekly Planner: Happy Hour at SteakBar, Monday Griddle Burgers, Sweetest Day and More

SteakBar Launches Happy Hour

The latest steak spot to hop on the happy hour bandwagon is SteakBar in Old Town. The stylish, upbeat haunt fits the happy hour mold especially well, too, considering its emphasis on the bar/club aspect. Plus, with two different time windows to try it out, there’s plenty of opportunity to cash in on the bargains. Happy hour takes place Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with $4 beers and $5 mixed drinks, followed by “reverse happy hour” from 9:00 p.m. onwards on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Monday Griddle Burgers at Bite Cafe

You know what pairs perfectly with the Empty Bottle’s Free Monday live music? Griddle burgers, of course. The Bottle’s adjoining neo-diner, Bite Cafe, fits the bill nicely with its Monday night burger special, wherein these griddled beauties come with special sauce, shredded lettuce and American cheese. The best part? It only costs $5. 



Sweetest Day at Chez Moi

In case you simply can not wait until February 14 to celebrate a romantic holiday, Sweetest Day should tide you over for now. The October occasion is an apt excuse to indulge in romantic shared dinners around town, like at Chez Moi, which is serving a special prix fixe menu for two October 20 through October 22. At $150 per couple, the three-course menu comes with a bottle of sparkling wine and include pumpkin soup in a pumpkin (served with two bowls), surf and turf of beef tenderloin with bordelaise and lobster tail and a “bleeding heart” chocolate cake for dessert. Reservations are encouraged.  

Liquid Lunch at Bar Takito

Kudos to Bar Takito for encouraging day-drinking, with its new “liquid lunch” promo. The West Loop hot spot bolsters the midday meal with a weekday lunch special that includes two tacos, chips and salsa, black beans and a classic margarita, all for just $15. Taco options include coffee-braised beef barbacoa, chicken pozole and skirt steak in a popcorn tortilla (!) with red chimichurri, purple potatoes and truffled avocado pine nut puree. 

Neighborhoods: West LoopUkrainian VillageLincoln ParkOld Town

An offshoot of Wicker Park's Takito Kitchen, Bar Takito is a larger space with a more booze- and small plates-centric menu. Wildly popular Bar Takito features contemporary Latin American cuisine,...

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Diner-inspired American food goes upscale at this casual BYO. In 1992 the Empty Bottle opened in the wild wild west that was known as Ukrainian Village. Out of necessity for...

Dominique Tougne, who cooked for years at Bistro 110, brings the cuisine of his grandmother's Bordeaux restaurant and his native Alsace to this restaurant that opened in fall 2012.

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