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Friday food porn: Ripe and luscious

The final days of fresh, local, summer fruits are upon us — make the most of them. Chef Mark Grosz’s luscious salad of ripe Michigan peaches layers them with prosciutto, thinly sliced Manchego cheese, red onion, fennel, arugula, toasted almonds and a drizzle of sherry vinaigrette, $15 at French restaurant Oceanique in Evanston.

Friday food porn: Little dumpling

These shrimp and bamboo dumplings, $7, are part of the dim sum service offered at Tony Hu’s new River North restaurant, Lao 18. The menu of dumplings, congee and noodles and other dim sum is served Monday through Friday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Other choices include Peking-Style dumplings; sticky Rice with Chicken, chicken, pork, duck, […]

Friday food porn: Go wild in Glen Ellyn

Glen Prairie in Glen Ellyn goes wild this weekend with wild boar and lamb meatloaf. The special, served through Sunday, Aug. 4, after 5 p.m., comes with whipped potatoes, mushroom gravy, baby carrots and fresh green beans, $22.

Friday food porn: The artful ovum

A poached egg turns into a Latin work of art at Boka in Old Town, with a wreath of fried masa cakes, salsa verde, dollops of house-made queso fresco, black bean chips and jicama-nopales salad, $11.

Friday food porn: What a wiener!

Celebrate National Hot Dog Month with this foie dog! The foie-gras sausage is served with 
brandied apricots, caramelized onions, truffle mayo and goat cheese, $15 at Baume & Brix in River North.

Friday food porn: Blossoming!

Summer pleasures: For these seasonal flores de calabaza at Salpicon! in Old Town, Chef Priscila Satkoff stuffs fresh, delicate squash blossoms with goat cheese and drizzles them with epazote-poblano cream sauce, $10.

Friiday food porn: Elevated lobster

The sky-high views at the Signature Room at the 95th atop John Hancock Center are only part of the reason to visit. But don’t despair if the day is cloudy. Even in sunny weather, you might be too busy looking at your plate to watch the skyline. Chef Rosalia Barron’s summer menu offers such dishes […]

Friday food porn: Seared splendor

The Bedford’s signature seared scallops dish changes with the seasons. This spring the West Town supper club is pairing the shellfish with cauliflower soubise, spring succotash and soubise and topped with crispy shallots, $24.

Friday food porn: Eggs-cellence

Since they opened nearly a decade ago, Dunlay’s on Clark in Lincoln Park has served this brunch item, which they bill as the “World’s Best Fried Egg Sandwich.” They cook the eggs in bacon grease and layer them with bacon, mayo, cheese and tomato on thick marble rye (the better to sop up the yolk […]

Friday food porn: Cheap date

From 3 to 5 p.m. daily, Taco Joint Urban Taqueria and Cantina in River North offers a new taco “happy hour.” Select any three tacos of Chef Edgar Torres’ tacos for $5 Choices include a variety of braised and grilled meats, such as barbacoa (beef brisket); cochinita (Yucatan style pulled pork) garnished with pickled red […]