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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: Big Jones 2.0, Happy Hour at Rojo Gusano, Publican Anker's Fried Chicken Sandwich

Forage to Table Dinner at Steadfast 

Here’s a dinner you won’t want to miss. On April 13, Steadfast is putting mushrooms in the spotlight for a special tasting menu in partnership with chef Larry Feldmeir of Sixteen. Aptly dubbed “Forage to Table,” the eight-course affair is all about foraged mushrooms, as each dish spotlights a particular variety in wholly unique fashion, along with other earthy treats like Oregon truffles. With only 26 seats available for the occasion, it promises to be an intimate — and can’t-miss — experience. Wine pairings will accompany each course, courtesy of sommelier Daphne Stratta. The cost is $175 per person and reservations can be made by emailing Daphne at dstratta@thefifty50.com. The evening begins with passed appetizers from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at which point dinner will commence. 

Dine at Big Jones 2.0

Nearly 10 years in business, it was time for a refresh for Andersonville’s beloved Big Jones. Entering a new era, the Southern-inspired restaurant just reopened following a thorough remodel and menu update. The result is a rejuvenated dining room that features an energizing open kitchen, a “biscuit bar,” an expanded bakery program and new culinary equipment to further enhance the restaurant’s diligent work with heirloom recipes and ingredients. Delving deeper into Southern roots and history, chef Paul Fehribach has added more African and Caribbean influences to the menus, so as to better highlight the ever-changing face of Southern cookery. New dishes to look for include black-eyed pea fritters with kani sauce and tamarind-Scotch bonnet pepper sauce; and chestnut spaghetti with morel mushrooms and black walnuts. Don’t worry, though. The fried chicken, shrimp and grits and boucherie boards aren’t going anyway. 



Happy Hour at Rojo Gusano

In more casual news, happy hour is now underway at a Portage Park go-to, as Rojo Gusano now offers more budget-friendly versions of menu favorites Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The highlight of the happy hour is the $2 tacos, including chicken tinga, pork adobo, charred butternut squash and braised short rib. There’s also $4 wine pours, $3 beers and discounted margaritas. 

Fried Chicken Sandwiches at Publican Anker

If you’ve got a particular hankering for comfort food, look no further than the latest menu addition at Wicker Park’s Publican Anker. Courtesy of chef de cuisine AJ Walker, the fried chicken sandwich features crispy poultry splashed with spiced Indian honey sauce and topped with fresh cucumber slaw and creamy ranch dressing infused with fenugreek. It’s all served on two fluffy buns and served with a side of salad and a pickle. 

Coastal Southern cuisine gets an update in Andersonville with potato-herb croquettes and sweet-tea infused pork chops, plus a focus on locally grown, sustainably-farmed food. Big Jones' recipes: Reezy-peezy Southern-style pickles...

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Rojo Gusano is an authentic yet contemporary restaurant delivering a unique take on the most traditional of Mexican street food. After opening in Albany Park to much acclaim, the restaurant...

Steadfast brings an innovative, ultra-seasonal, chef-driven restaurant concept from The Fifty/50 Group to The Kimpton Gray Hotel. Through collaboration between Executive Chef Christopher Davies and Executive Pastry Chef Christopher Teixeira,...

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