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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: Queen Mary's Happy Hour, Duck Inn Dogs and Bastille Day

Happy Hour at Queen Mary

Caviar and Champagne aren’t typical fodder for happy hours, which is what makes the new happy hour offerings at Queen Mary such a unique treat. The beloved, nautically inspired Wicker Park bar brings the ritz for specials like $1 oysters and $6 martinis on Sundays from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Mondays from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Then on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, they go all out with $10 caviar and chips, $5 glasses of Cava and $10 glasses of Champagne, all available between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

Brunch at Artango Bar & Steakhouse

The latest brunch player in Lincoln Square brings something special to the table: a medley of meaty and sweet dishes with a South American slant. Argentine-inspired Artango Bar & Steakhouse is now serving weekend brunch from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, featuring a variety of singular dishes from chef Saul Roman. These include cazuelas, acai bowls, lomito steak sandwiches, arepas, empanadas, ceviche, eggplant caviar, and chicken milanese. Whatever you do, don’t miss the beefy standout: chimichurri steak and eggs. There’s also a kids menu with entree options like hamburgers, eggs, French toast and chicken nuggets. To drink, juices, coffee and espresso staples are joined by mojitos, sangria and caipirinhas. 


Artango Bar & Steakhouse

Duck Inn Dogs at Revival Food Hall

One of the most beloved gourmet hot dogs in Chicago is getting a little spin-off of its own with a pop-up stand at Revival Food Hall this summer. Kevin Hickey topped “must-eat” lists with his famed duck hot dog at The Duck Inn, earning enough acclaim to merit a fast-casual offshoot called Duck Inn Dogs. The casual eatery serves as Revival’s third local pop-up, operating downtown through September 28. In addition to the classic duck fat hot dog that boomed to stardom on its own, Hickey and co. will round out the menu with other hot dog variations, plus other Duck Inn favorites like Japanese BBQ duck wings and chili cheese fries. There will also be a riff on the classic Chicago-style hot dog, complete with brioche poppy seed bun. 

Bastille Day at Chez Moi

On the heels of U.S. Independence Day comes another celebration of national pride. In honor o France’s Bastille Day, Chez Moi is serving up a special holiday menu (actually, two different menus) on July 14. The handiwork of chef Dominique Tougne, the two menus offer a different take on the holiday: one represents the French royalty and the other represents the people. The “King’s Menu” features decadent dishes like lobster bisque Royale with clams, and “royal” chocolate cake,” while the “Peasant Menu” contains more classic French fare, like coq au vin and bread pudding. The King’s Menu costs $49 per person and the Peasant’s Menu goes for $29 per person. Items are also available a la carte. 

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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Inspired by maritime drinking traditions, Queen Mary Tavern marks the latest Division Street opening for Heisler Hospitality. The bar is so named for local resident Mary Kafka, who once ran...

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