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4th Of July weekend 2015: Tavern On Rush

4th Of July weekend 2015: Tavern On Rush

 

4th Of July weekend 2015: Tavern On Rush

4th Of July weekend 2015: Tavern On Rush

 

4th Of July weekend 2015: Tavern On Rush

 

Battling it out at the corners of Rush and Sutton in the center of the powerhouse Gold Coast area. Tavern on Rush’s hip upscale clientele comes from a more casual atmosphere with an ultra sophisticated sports bar and sleek lounge on the first level. “The Tavern” as locals call it use only the finest USDA Prime Aged Steaks. Tavern on Rush adds the element of charcoal grilling to it’s Best Chicago Steak.

 

Michigan Avenue Chicago Turns Into Real Life Candyland

Michigan Avenue Chicago Turns Into Real Life Candyland

Michigan Avenue Chicago Turns Into Real Life Candyland

Michigan Avenue Chicago Turns Into Real Life Candyland

The Magnificent Mile is sweeter than ever with recent additions of a new Ghirardelli and Dylan’s Candy Bar.

 

People come from across the globe to shop along Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile. One of the most storied streets in the world, the stretch of Michigan from the Chicago River to Oak Street is renowned for high-end shopping, but lately the street has been attracting a new horde of clientele as well; the type of clientele that keeps dentists rich. With the recent openings of Dylan’s Candy Bar, complete with a brand new cafe and bar, and the world’s largest Ghirardelli just across the street, the Magnificent Mile just got a whole lot sweeter………CONTINUE:  

 

Fourth of July 2015 Edition: Weekend Planner

Fourth of July 2015 Edition: Weekend Planner

 

Fourth of July 2015

Fourth of July 2015

 

Independence Day Specials at Toni Patisserie & Cafe

Patriotic Brunch at Hash House A Go Go

Bohemian Independence Day

Pig Roast at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

If you’re looking to pig out for the holiday while supporting veterans at the same time, then Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro is just the ticket for you. The North Center restaurant is hosting a complimentary pig roast on July 4 at 4:00 p.m., rounded out with sides like baked beans and corn pudding, plus beer specials. There’s a suggested donation of $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Illinois Patriot Education Fund, which lends financial and educational support to Illinois military service men and women………CONTINUE:  

 

Be Grateful for These Grateful Dead Specials

Be Grateful for These Grateful Dead Specials

Grateful Dead Specials at Stan's

Grateful Dead Specials at Stan’s

 

The Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” at Soldier Field begets restaurant specials all over town.

 

 

The Grateful Dead is on some sort of huge farewell tour, a la Cher, but for real. The band is performing at Soldier Field July 3 through 5, and along with the epic performances, restaurants across town are serving up Grateful Dead specials to honor the legendary band.

Located a stone’s throw from Soldier Field, Brasserie by LM is perfectly positioned to celebrate the band. During the band’s tenure at Soldier Field, the French-accented restaurant will feature a few food and drink specials, including lamb sliders with mustard aioli; white bean burgers with dry chili rub, queso fresco, spicy mole, and romaine; pork belly burgers with bacon aioli; and “reconstructed”………CONTINUE:  

Gelato at Amorino: Sweet of the Week

Gelato at Amorino: Sweet of the Week

 

Gelato at Amorino: Sweet of the Week

Gelato at Amorino

 

Now that summer is here, ice cream is everywhere. Be it a shop, a truck, or a cart, you can’t walk a block without hearing that familiar joyous scream for ice cream. The overwhelming array of options throughout Chicago can make it difficult to sift through the miscellany to suss out the best. Or at least something truly unique and memorable. Then along comes Amorino, a newly minted gelato shop in the Gold Coast. Founded in Paris, this is a gelateria that has really taken off in the U.S., and for good reason. One look at the presentation and you’ll see that this is far from your average scoop………CONTINUE:  

 

Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery for dining and snacking in Chicago. I’m a guy with a sweet tooth, so each week I’ll report on a different dessert you need to try. I mean, I’ll eat more than one dessert of course, but only one standout confection gets a shout out.

 

Share Our Strength BBQ, Luau Dinner: Weekday Planner

Share Our Strength BBQ, Luau Dinner

Share Our Strength BBQ, Luau Dinner

Share Our Strength BBQ, Luau Dinner

 

Dining Chicago Weekday Planner: Weekday food and drink planner for Chicago: June 29-July 3.
4th Annual Share Our Strength BBQIt’s time once again for the Share Our Strength BBQ dinner at The Bristol. Because the only thing that can be better than Bristol BBQ is Bristol BBQ with a side of altruism. $5 from every prix fixe dinner sold, available from June 28 through July 4, goes to Share Our Strength. Charity is easy to do with a menu as alluring as this one, made even better by beer pairings from Moody Tongue. The menu features salmon tartare with buttermilk cracker and creme fraiche sorbet; poached egg with spigerello, cracklin, pine nut, and currant ravigote; grilled octopus with potato salad and Calabrian chile; “franks and beans” with bratwurst and Bristol smoked beans; and a TBD dessert. The cost for the menu is $44 per person, plus an additional $15 for beer pairings, which include beers like Steeped Emperors Lemon Saison, Shocked Apricot Belgian Pale Ale, and Sliced Nectarine India Pale Ale. Luau Dinner. ………CONTINUE:  

 

Devon Seafood Grill Beckons a New Era

Devon Seafood Grill Beckons a New Era

Devon Seafood Grill

Devon Seafood Grill

 

Devon Seafood Grill unveils a new oyster bar, a new chef, and new menus.

 

 

Change is afoot at one of downtown Chicago’s quintessential destinations for seafood and steaks. The surf & turf-friendly Devon Seafood Grill recently welcomed a new executive chef, christened a new Oyster Bar, innovated the cocktail program, and unveiled a new menu. That’s a lot of news. Let’s sift through all the details you need to know:

 

The chef captaining the kitchen at Devon Seafood Grill is John Cosnotti, a chef whose eclectic resume has seen stints all over the map, from Kansas City to the Virgin Islands. Those colorful experiences, which ran the gamut from barbecue to Italian cuisine, have equipped him well to preside over a menu focused on both seafood and meat. While Cosnotti works on fine-tuning a new chef tasting series for the restaurant, he’s added an arsenal of new dishes to the menus, from beef carpaccio and coconut curry mussels to umami-packed roasted mushrooms with truffle butter and smoked paprika fries with espelette pepper rouille. And that’s just for starters. Entree entrants include lobster pot pie, shellfish bouillabaisse, rack of lamb, Kansas City strip steak, and spaghetti di nero, among others.

Bin 36 and Pork Shoppe: Brunch Bites

Bin 36 and Pork Shoppe: Brunch Bites

Bin 36 and Pork Shoppe: Brunch Bites

Bin 36 and Pork Shoppe: Brunch Bites

 

In this week’s batch of brunch bites, Bin 36 adds brunch to its roster and Pork Shoppe rolls out breakfast burritos and more.

 

Hot on the heels of Bin 36’s relocation to the West Loop, the wine-centric destination has expanded its menu offerings to include brunch. Debuting June 27, brunch at Bin 36 is an inspired affair courtesy of chef Shane Graybeal, whose tenure cooking in the South beget dishes like shrimp and Antebellum grits, a thorough homage to South Carolina cookery. There’s also a riff on the Kentucky hot brown, a toasty open-faced sandwich heaped with turkey, bacon, tomato, and Mornay sauce. Lobster New-Bin is Graybeal’s take on classic lobster Newburg, featuring tarragon biscuit, candied Vidalia onions, tomato bisque, and home fries. Other dishes include a spicy chorizo burger and lemon-ricotta pancakes. To drink, there’s a Bloody Mary flight complete with four variations of the brunch staple………CONTINUE:  

 

Fourth of July Dining Guide 2015

Fourth of July Dining Guide 2015

 

Fourth of July Dining Guide 2015

Fourth of July Dining Guide 2015

 

Where to dine and drink like a real patriot this Fourth of July.  There are few things more American than pigging out on barbecue and drinking yourself stupid. Embrace your inner patriot this Fourth of July at any one of the following dining/drinking destinations in Chicago to celebrate our American freedom; especially the freedom to eat and drink with reckless abandon.Harry Caray’s Tavern: If heights aren’t your thing but you’re still concerned about getting a front-row seat, then head to Harry Caray’s Tavern on Navy Pier. One of Chicago’s preeminent waterfront dining and drinking destinations affords a glorious view of the fireworks shows on the Fourth and throughout the summer. A large patio provides plenty of seating, while a walk-up bar allows passersby to purchase a drink or two and meander down the Pier to gawk at the show and the skyline………CONTINUE:  

 

Dog Dayz of Summer, Gourmet in the Garden, Ada for the Arts, Wine Co. Auction

Dog Dayz of Summer, Gourmet in the Garden, Ada for the Arts, Wine Co. Auction

Dog Dayz of Summer, Gourmet in the Garden,

Dog Dayz of Summer, Gourmet in the Garden

 

Dog Dayz of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer aren’t until August, but the Dog Dayz are this weekend, courtesy of Hot Doug’s Doug Sohn. This epic homage to hot dogs takes place June 27 and June 28 at the Goose Island Barrel Warehouse at 605 N. Sacramento. The crown jewel of the event, divvied into two sessions at noon and 5:00 p.m. on both days, is the return of Hot Doug’s, albeit temporary only for the weekend. Just like the much adored and missed Hot Doug’s in Avondale, Dog Dayz will feature some of the best hits of Sohn’s unique sausage menu, along with those famed duck fat fries. Just like old times, Sohn will serve the dogs himself, conversing with customers and taking orders. Additionally, Goose Island will be pouring a variety of beers for the occasion, including 312 Urban Wheat, Honker’s Ale, Goose Island IPA, Green Line, Blue Line, and specialty tappings of The Ogden, Matilda, Sofie, and different kinds of Bourbon County Stout. Aside form food and drink, Dog Days will feature panel discussions on topics like the history of the Chicago hot dog, plus live music. Tickets can be purchased here………CONTINUE: