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Chicago Makes Its Mark on Nashville

Chefs and restaurateurs are expanding their Chicago brands southward to Nashville. Although Nashville is roughly 450 miles South of Chicago, the two cities have never felt closer thanks to a recent uptick in restaurant expansions and chef movement. The draw for Chicago restaurants and bars to branch out to Nashville, essentially the closest Southern city […]

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Aug 29, 2017 04:25 AM
Weekly Planner: Happy Hour at Broken Shaker

Happy Hour at Broken Shaker New happy hours are a dime a dozen these days in Chicago, but the version taking place at the Broken Shaker may be the coolest (and most irreverent) yet. It’s called the “Happy Hipster,” and it’s a playful, nostalgia-inspired combo that features a secret recipe burger with fries and a domestic beer […]

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Aug 28, 2017 12:18 AM
The Polenta Bar Brings a Taste of Northern Italy to the West Loop

In recent years, fast-casual dining has manifested in many different ways, in part triggered like a Domino effect by companies following the Chipotle model of customized food, quick service and quality ingredients. From noodles and salads, to Middle Eastern food and poké, Chicago’s fast-casual scene has a lot to choose from, but none are quite […]

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Aug 23, 2017 06:06 PM
The Polenta Bar
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The Polenta Bar

The Polenta Bar in Chicago’s West Loop is a new, fast and casual way to experience the delectable flavors of Northern Italy. We feature both modern and traditional polenta dishes, and while the food may be served up quickly, the preparation of our organic ingredients and the history of the dish are anything but. It all starts with polenta - a dish of organic ground corn cooked simply with boiling water, salt and the highest quality extra virgin olive oil. Then, the polenta is topped with your choice of meat, seafood or chicken. Finally, the dish is finished off with fresh vegetables, which vary from season to season to ensure only the best quality. Originally developed in the Lombardia region of northern Italy 500 years ago, polenta has become an Italian institution. The Polenta Bar is the first of its kind to bring the full experience and traditional preparation of polenta to the United States. Our offerings are prepared by a Northern Italian Chef and served by staff educated in the culinary practice. We invite you to be a part of the Milanese tradition of quick served polenta right here in Chicago by designing your own meal for lunch or dinner. Our polenta is gluten free and dairy free.

Contact Information

Address: 1002 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607

County: Cook County

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