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Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees

A’s List: Get a Taste of Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees Another year, another class of James Beard nominees from Chicago. Some names you’ll recognize as previous nominees, while others are new in the game. Nevertheless, if you haven’t checked them out by now, it’s time to make a reservation. Here’s our cheat sheet on […]

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Apr 19, 2018 07:55 PM
Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners, Cocktail Class & Late-night

Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners at Bistro Campagne In case you needed another reason to revisit one of Lincoln Square’s most enduring gems, Bistro Campagne just rolled out a new monthly dinner series that promises to get guests a front-row seat to all the culinary action. Executive chef Luke Creagon and beverage director Alex Uribe have created […]

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Apr 15, 2018 11:18 PM
Weekly Planner: Cooking Classes and New Brunche Locations

The Moonlighter Launches Brunch One of the newest brunch menus in town can now be savored at Logan Square newcomer The Moonlighter. Available every Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m., brunch features inventive comfort fare by chef Mickey Neeley, whose menu boasts the likes of corn flake-crusted bananas Foster French toast with vanilla bean pudding […]

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Mar 26, 2018 09:12 PM

Weekly Planner: Mezcal Class, National Pizza Week, Bottomless Ramen and More

Mezcal Class at Todos Santos

Riding the wave of mezcal’s popularity in the U.S., bars like Todos Santos have emerged with a focus on the agave spirit, along with other offbeat liquors that veer away from typical tequila drinks. On January 17, Jay Schroeder will guide a mezcal class for 20 lucky attendees at the subterranean bar, covering everything from technique and origin to terroir and geography. It’s part of a new monthly education series, held from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., including four pours of different mezcals. Reserve your spot here

National Pizza Week at Macello

What New Year’s resolution? Forget all about those healthy commitments and dive face-first into National Pizza Week, which runs until January 13. You can celebrate accordingly at Macello in the West Loop, which has a special pie on the docket for the occasion. It’s called the “pizza amore” pie, made with Barese sausage, pancetta, prosciutto and mortadella. Other menu staples offer plenty to choose from, too, like margherita pizzas, the namesake Macello pizza with Burrata, olives and Barese sausage and the pizza Americana with fresh mozzarella, sopressata, mushrooms and roasted red peppers. 


Todos Santos
Todos Santos

Bottomless Ramen at Tokio Pub

Winter (especially the frigid weeks of January) is ramen season. There’s no better way to brace against the cold than with a piping-hot bowl of spicy broth laden with pork, egg and noodles. Tokio Pub has your needs covered this month, offering bottomless bowls every Sunday through the end of January. Guests can choose between pulled chicken, steak, pulled pork or pork belly for their ramen. There’s a limit of four refills per person, but it’d be pretty impossible to eat more than that anyway. 

Paella Cooking Lesson at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

If you’re new year goal was to learn to cook more, than Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! has just the lesson for you. The classic Spanish restaurant is teaching guests how to prepare its famed paella, with a class on January 16, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., by chef Eric Jorgensen. Not only will attendees learn the ins and outs of paella, but they’ll be treated to a five-course dinner including pintxos, tapas and dessert, all paired with wines. The cost is $42 per person and tickets can be reserved by calling the restaurant or visiting its website. 

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