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Weekly Planner: Bastille Day Edition

Bastille Day at Chez Moi If a prix fixe menu is more your style, head to Chez Moi in Lincoln Park on July 14. The classic French bistro is going all out for the occasion with a three-course prix fixe dinner menu adjoined by classic Pastis Champagne cocktails. There will also be a la carte specials and […]

The Southport Corridor is Chicago’s Newest Restaurant Row

Southport Corridor is Chicago’s Newest Restaurant Row. One of the most surprising developments of the past year has been the explosion of activity along the Southport Corridor in West Lakeview. The cute street has long been a Mecca for families and haute shops and cafes, with a few bars thrown in for its proximity to Wrigleyville, […]

4 Restaurants to Visit During Oktoberfest in Chicago

Autumn is upon us, and with the changing seasons comes the onset of one of September and October’s most beloved festivities: Oktoberfest. This beer-centric celebration, which runs through early next month, features a variety of European-inspired specials at bars and restaurants throughout Chicago. . . The Gage: If their St. Patrick’s Day specials are any […]

Dough Bros’ Chef Collaboration Produces Delicious Results

Dough Bros’ Chef Collaboration . A little team work makes the dream work. Such is the case with Dough Bros. and Cochon Volant, which have engaged in a bit of recurring collaboration thanks to chef Matt Ayala. Not only does Dough Bros, the cozy pizza joint in River North, serve one of the best eggplant […]

Malted Barley Milkshake With Oatmeal Cookies at “Pop-up”:

Malted Barley Milkshake With Oatmeal Cookies:   Remember that pizza restaurant we told you about that was in the works from Rachel Post, former pizza pro at Floriole? Well things are coming along steadily, starting with her first pizza pop-up dinner last week at Baker Miller. It was literally the first taste anyone had of […]

Her Own Pizza Path, For Floriole Vet

Her Own Pizza Path, For Floriole Vet: When Floriole Cafe & Bakery instated pizza dinners a while back, the weekly menus garnered pizza acclaim not seen since the great days of Great Lake (RIP/please come back). Pizza from a bread-centric bakery made brilliant sense; it was all about attaining that impeccable crust and showcasing seasonal […]

Parlor Pizza Bar: First Taste

Parlor Pizza Bar:   The West Loop welcomes a sprawling new dining option for Ameri-talian food, pizza, sports-watching, and booze. As much as I’d be inclined to deride a restaurant that lists “Burrata Be Kidding Me” as a menu item, the gimmickry of Parlor Pizza Bar comes as a bit of a welcome respite from […]

Culinary Collaborations Beget Special Pizza

Revolution Brewery and Dimo’s Pizza team up for a very special, very offbeat Special Pizza. (Dimo’s Pizza at a special beer and pizza launch party this week) First there was gelato doughnut sandwiches from Glazed & Infused and Black Dog Gelato. Next came fried chicken pizza from Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Piece. Now it’s time for another zany collaboration, a […]

What to Eat This Week: Scofflaw Turns Two, Pi Day, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and Meatball Contest

Chicago Restaurant What To Eat This Week   Happy 2nd Birthday to Scofflaw Most second birthdays probably involve pastel-hued cake and maybe a genial clown or two, but Scofflaw is not like most. For its second birthday on March 12, the Logan Square bar is celebrating with oysters, bubbly, PBR, veggie corn dogs, root beer floats, malort, […]

‘Tis the Season for Opulence With White Truffles At Restaurants

Snowflakes aren’t the only white things fluttering around these days. White truffles are in-season, and the lavish ingredients are lending an opulent hand to doughnuts, pizzas, and more. (White truffle doughnut in action at Do-Rite Donuts) For those with money to burn and no people they care to spend holiday money on, then the $99 […]