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A’s List: Great Late-Night Fare Beyond Burgers & Pizza

There was a time when dining out after hours meant your only choices were burgers, greasy slices of pizza or burritos as big as your head. But as Chicago’s culinary landscape continues to evolve, it’s extended to the late-night crowd. These offerings from trendy and classic establishments are made from scratch, creative and certain to […]

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Oct 16, 2018 11:54 PM
Get into These New Fall Favorites

This season promises something exciting for all, whether you’re in the mood for a laid-back evening of cozy dining or flashy night on the town. Beef Wellington is served tableside at Mason. (Photo: Matthew Lowell) Found Hotel. The trendy River North hotel catering to younger travelers boasts two concepts: Mason steakhouse and Blind Dragon. The former pays homage […]

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Sep 25, 2018 05:20 AM
Where to Feast on Fried Chicken in Chicago

The sun is shining, the temperature is heating up and cravings for summery classics like fried chicken are at an all-time high, making it an apt time to round up some of Chicago’s finest variations of this all-American specialty. From new dishes to timeworn favorites, here’s where to get your fix right now. Feed: While […]

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Sep 08, 2018 10:26 PM

Brunch Bites: Riva and River Roast

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Riva rolls out weekend brunch and River Roast implements brunch service. 


Riva
(Riva's Bloody Mary)


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 brunch service, featuring an array of American brunch classics with a tip of the toque to nautical stalwarts. Available from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, the menu showcases the handiwork of chef Luigi Garcia, cooking up dishes such as steak and eggs, crab cake Benedict, lobster corn bisque, calamari, and stuffed French toast. Oh and there's also an ample Bloody Mary bar for all your hangover needs. 

Fried Chicken


Hot on the heels of their grandiose opening, River Roast wastes no time rolling out brunch service. Starting this weekend, you can get your fill of riverside brunch courtesy of Tony Mantuano and John Hogan. The menu is just as rustic and American as the dinner fare, featuring items such as rabbit and waffles, shrimp and grits, red wine-poached eggs, lobster terrine, and something called hangover soup made with pork shoulder, dried chilies, and hominy. There's also oystes, large roasts of chicken, fish, and beef, and cocktails like beermosas and Bloodys garnished with cracklins. 


- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: StreetervilleRiver North



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