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Chicago’s Top Restaurant Imports

Chicago’s Top Restaurant Imports III Forks Prime Steakhouse: For people who don’t live in Texas, the honky tonk state is the butt of a lot of jokes. But if there’s one thin Texas knows how to do better than most, it’s meat. From barbecue to big, burly steaks, Texas has proven its meaty mettle, which […]

Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015: Dining and Drinking Guide 2015

Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015: Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015:   Cinco de Mayo is the time to go nuts with tequila and tortillas, and Chicago’s got its fair share of both in limitless iterations. Here’s where to eat and drink on Cinco de Mayo:…………CONTINUE:     SEE FULL STORY For more about Chicago Steaks: CHICAGO BEST […]

Lollapalooza-inspired Dishes Take the Stage

Lollapalooza-inspired Dishes:  Lollapalooza-inspired Dishes: In case the rampant crowds and musical fever pitch hasn’t given it away, Lollapalooza is this weekend. One of the biggest outdoor concert events in the world, Lolla brings together hordes of musicians big and small for a three-day spree of jams in Grant Park. An event of this magnitude merits […]

Cinco de Mayo Dining and Drinking Guide

Cinco de Mayo is a stone’s throw away, which means you’ll want to work up an appetite for tacos, margaritas, and more. Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity to go a little wild with tacos and margaritas, and Chicago’s got its fair share of both. Here’s where to eat and drink on Cinco de Mayo: Honey […]

Tacos for Strength is Stronger Than Ever

Tacos for Strength enters its fourth year at Mercadito, and 2014 promises to be its biggest and best yet, with culinary talents from all over the country contributing with their own taco creations for charity.   Matt Kirouac: Where did the idea for Tacos for Strength originally come from and why was it something you […]

First Taste: Mercadito Counter Mexican Deli

MEXICAN DELI IN RIVER NORTH:  Preview of Mercadito Counter Mexican deli, opening soon in River North.     In the next four or five weeks, Mercadito Hospitality will open its most casual endeavor to date, Mercadito Counter, a Mexican deli laden with a mash-up of Mexican and American wares in River North. While we’ve all been feverishly waiting […]

Mercadito Meets Deli With Mercadito Counter

Mercadito Hospitality expands its modern Mexican empire later this season with the opening of its most casual endeavor to date, a deli called Mercadito Counter.   Mercadito Hospitality loves to keep people guessing. The avante garde restaurant group does a masterful job of reinventing itself with each new concept, from the taco-centric Mercadito to the tapas-based Tavernita, and […]

Top Tacos for National Restaurant Taco Day

Chicago loves its tacos. A quick scan of the city’s thriving taqueria scene and hipper-than-thou chef-driven taco spots will confirm that. So National Taco Day is basically a tortilla Thanksgiving. Taking place this Friday, October 4, the holiday provides plenty of added incentive for Chicagoans to go forth and eat more tacos than they normally […]

Restaurant Toasts to Mexican Independence Day

  In honor of Mexican Independence Day on September 16, Mercadito is serving a few holiday specials through the weekend and the holiday.In case you’re still hungover from Cinco de Mayo, it would behoove you to remember that there is another Mexican holiday to celebrate this year. Mexican Independence Day is Monday, September 16, and […]

Green Tie Ball Heads to Willy Wonkaland With Restaurants in Chocolate

Admit it. You’ve always wanted to be Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Sure he was poor and his four grandparents all awkwardly shared one bed, but the kid had a heart of gold and a golden ticket to cocoa paradise. This weekend your dreams can become reality, as the Green Tie Ball […]