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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM

Weekly Planner: Topolobampo's Winter Menu, Rhine Hall's Extended Hours, DMK Pretzel Buns and More

Winter Beach Vacation Across Mexico at Topolobampo

Hot on the heels of last year’s coveted Best Restaurant win at the James Beard Awards, Topolobampo is keeping things fresh with a new seasonal tasting menu, dubbed “Winter Beach Vacation.” The perfect transportive experience for Chicago’s coldest months, the menu takes guests across Mexico, through several courses inspired by seven destination beaches selected by Rick Bayless. Regions include Sinaloa, Baja California Norte, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Yucatan, Chiapas and Tabasco, which lend themselves to vivid, beachy dishes like Yucatan octopus pibil and Oaxacan seared scallops with yellow mole and uni. 

Howells & Hood’s 5th Anniversary  

Hard to believe it’s already been five years since Howells & Hood blessed Michigan Avenue with its presence – and it’s countless beer taps. In celebration of its upcoming anniversary, the massive restaurant is celebrating in style March 1 with a beer bash. Starting at 4:00 p.m., the restaurant will tap various of five varieties of Goose Island’s Bourbon County beers, including Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Barleywine and Bourbon County Coffee Stout. Altogether, there will be 13 rare beers to sample, while attendees enjoy the photo booth and video DJ. 

 

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Rhine Hall’s Extended Hours

Now you don’t need to wait quite as late in the week to make your way to Rhine Hall, thanks to the distillery’s new Wednesday hours. Beloved for its fruit brandies (including a brand new banana version), Rhine Hall’s tasting room and bar is now open a day earlier, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. And they’ve got some Wednesday-exclusive specials to help lure you, too, including $20 cheese boards with a flight of four spirits, $5 distillery tours (free for industry members) and $5 apple brandy old fashioneds from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

Pretzel Buns at DMK Burger Bar

Big burger news: DMK Burger Bar, one of the city’s most revered destinations for cheffy burger creations, has added pretzel buns to its repertoire. After years spent exclusively using fluffy potato buns, now guests have a more decadent option to choose from. Specifically selected to compliment DMK’s grass-fed beef patties, with a lightly salted crust, mild sweetness and rich texture in perfect harmony with the fragrant, earthy meat. The bun is available at the original Lakeview location, along with outposts on Navy Pier and in Oak Brook and Lombard. 

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Michael Kornick and David Morton's eco-friendly eatery features a number of chef-driven burgers made with grass-fed beef, naturally raised turkey and veggie patties promising to actually taste good.

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An exceptional Michigan Avenue restaurant in a Chicago landmark... Nestled at the base of Chicago's legendary Tribune Tower, this stunning restaurant is a vibrant addition to one of Chicago's most...

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Family-owned and operated fruit brandy distillery and cocktail bar in the Fulton Market district. Rhine Hall specializes in fruit brandies, also known as eau de vie or schnapps. Rhine Hall...

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Rick Bayless's upscale Mexican eatery is adjacent to its more toned-down sibling, Frontera Grill.

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