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Get A Taste of Your Favorite Local Chefs At These Events

Favorite Local Chefs: Favorite Local Chefs: We’re excited for several chef-related events coming up. Not only do they benefit some awesome charities, but they also give you a grand opportunity to check out a bunch of chefs/new restaurants in one fell swoop. Mark my words: 2014 will go down in history as Chicago’s busiest year […]

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Jul 31, 2014 08:42 PM
Chicago Brunch Bites: Riva and River Roast

Chicago Brunch Bites:  Chicago Brunch Bites In this week’s batch of brunch bites, Riva rolls out weekend brunch and River Roast implements brunch service. If there’s anything that can provide impetus to visit Navy Pier on the weekends and endure the heinous melee of tourists, it’s the siren song of brunch. Notably, Riva Crab House has rolled out weekend […]

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Jul 30, 2014 08:02 PM
Two Restaurants Roll Out Bakery Programs

Restaurants Roll Out Bakery: Duran European Sandwiches and HotChocolate both implement bakery and cafe programs. Bakery: When carbs are innately a restaurant’s bread and butter, then it makes sense to expound upon the idea with a supplemental bakery program. Such is the thinking at two restaurants rolling out bakery programs and augmenting their regular menus […]

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Jul 30, 2014 01:58 AM
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Irazu Costa Rican Restaurant

Miriam and Gerardo Cerdas have been serving the cuisine of their Central American homeland in this tiny, triangular dining room since 1990. This BYOB spot is possibly more famous for its shakes than its food. The signature avena milkshake, made with oatmeal, has a malty, nutty characteristic; other options include pinolillo, made from cornmeal; sweet-tart mora, or blackberry; and delicate guanabana, or soursop. But do try the chef's favorite, bistec tico, savory, thinly sliced ribeye steak, pan-cooked to tenderness with sliced onion, green bell peppers and tomatoes, served with rice, black beans, sauteed sweet plantains and a lovely Costa Rican-style salad of crisp green cabbage, shredded to slaw and tossed with chopped cilantro, or the celebrated veggie burrito.

Contact Information

Address: 1865 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

Neighborhood: Bucktown

Region: Northwest Chicago

County: Cook

Phone: 773-252-5687

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