Dining Chicago

Latest Blog Posts
Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, […]

The post Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life appeared first on Dining Chicago.

Nov 09, 2018 09:37 PM
Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring

Lindsey Marks – who performs burlesque as Lady Jack – is chatting in front of a large Alice in Wonderland painting in the downstairs dining room at The Darling, on W. Randolph St.. This new space, owned by Sophie Huterstein, who also owns L.A.’s The Wellesbourne, is next door to J.P. Graziano, purveyor of exceptional Italian […]

The post Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring appeared first on Dining Chicago.

Nov 07, 2018 09:50 PM
What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots!

It doesn’t seem that Scotch whisky would be a great pairing with food: the spirit is big, sometimes smoky and seems like it could steamroll all but the most powerful flavors. But you might be surprised how well Scotch can pair with foods. We were eager to try pairing Scotch whisky with Scottish-type food It […]

The post What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots! appeared first on Dining Chicago.

Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM

Weekly Planner: Arami Omakase, Mr. Brown's Lounge, National Margarita Day


Please join us on Twitter at @SteakHousePrime


Omakase at Arami

One of the best sushi restaurants in Chicago just got even better, with the addition of two new omakase experiences at Arami. The menus, which are tastings that change on a daily basis based on what’s freshest and what the chefs deem best, provide a unique, dynamic approach to the “chef’s choice” template. The first option is a nine-course meal for walk-in diners comprised of dishes from sushi chef Nelson Vinansaca and chef Joseph Fontelera from the hot kitchen. Ideal for first-timers and last-minute guests looking for something immersive and exploratory, the ever-changing menu features some of Arami’s staple highlights and some off-menu selections. The other omakase experience focuses more on sashimi and sushi — nine courses worth. Sake, wine and/or beer pairings are available with both tasting menus. Both options are available until 8:00 p.m., with prices starting at $110 per person. 

February Specials at Mr. Brown’s Lounge

In case you haven’t yet paid a visit to West Town’s wonderful Jamaican oasis, Mr. Brown’s Lounge, February is an apt time to get hooked. All month long, the restaurant and bar is running a slew of specials for Black History Month, through the eyes of Jamaicans. This includes $4 Red Stripe all day, all month long, plus weekday happy hour from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with $3.50 Red Stripe and $6 Island Rum Punch. Food-wise, the Wing ’n Ting special features two grilled jerk wings with a scoop if island mac & cheese and Ting, a Jamaican grapefruit soda. The $10 special is available daily until 9:00 p.m. Wednesdays are all about the wine, with 50% off all bottles, while the Bob Marley Party Package contains 50 fried wings, island mac & cheese, plantains, carrots, celery, pita, ranch and a bottle of Mista Brown’s Original Jerk Sauce for $95. 



Old World vs. New World Wines at ENO Wine Room 

Oenophiles, take heed. There’s a fun little event taking place at ENO Wine Room at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel that you won’t want to miss. It’s a veritable smackdown between Old World and New World wines, as part of ENO’s ongoing ENOversity series. Taking place February 18 at 6:00 p.m., the educational, interactive event features bottles and pours from different regions of both Old World and New World wine regions. This means wines from France, Italy and Spain (Old World) will be poured alongside those from places like California, Oregon and Argentina. In addition to the vino, guests will get to snack on cheeses, chocolates and charcuterie. Tickets are required and cost $55 per person. Snag yours on ENO’s website. 

National Margarita Day at Tuco & Blondie

Now here’s a food holiday we can get on board with. National Margarita Day takes place February 22, and in honor of the sacred occasion, Tuco & Blondie is celebrating with a special margarita flight. The flight contains three 4-oz. margaritas including the smoky Mezcal Margarita, the Black Cherry Margarita, and the Classic Margarita. Available during lunch and dinner, the flight costs $10.  

Neighborhoods: West TownMagnificant MileHumboldt ParkLakeview

Wine, cheese and exotic chocolates complement each other at this unique hotel wine lounge.

Jamaican-focused restaurant offers authentic fare (from beef patties to oxtails to jerk chicken), music and staff in a contemporary atmosphere. Some highlights include a family recipe for island-style mac and...

11062712_10153406373348363_243245606349217448_n 10872940_10153428323568363_9003553423539410477_o 11144983_10153430601913363_5352246103383107164_o 11061663_10153446392838363_4140010964381656472_n

If you’re hungry, chow down. If you’re thirsty, drink up. We have room for all. Bring your family for a belly-filling meal in our restaurant, walk up to the indoor...

Copyright © 2019 Chicago's Restaurant Guide. All Rights Reserved.