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Black Friday Bargains in Chicago Restaurants

As the official start of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday can be a bit of a frenzy. That’s why you need proper sustenance. Thankfully, a number of Chicago restaurants are ready to roll out Black Friday promos. (Black paella at Tavernita) Thanksgiving is coming up fast, in case you needed a reminder to feel […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brunch Bites: Bistros, “Pink” Bacon, and Upside-down Cake

Tartines, “pink” bacon, and peach upside-down cake are some of the latest offerings on brunch menus around Chicago. Intrigued? You should be. In a world of stroller-packed pancake spots, it helps to have reputable brunch offerings that are unique, delicious, and accessible. LM Bistro, Tavernita, and Trenchermen all have new brunch happenings to get excited […]