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Dining Chicago Makes The Most of Christkindlmarket

In the thick of the holidays, it’s that time of year for shopping, gifting, family and perhaps most importantly: mulled wine. The latter is where Christkindlmarket comes in. Chicago’s iconic German market/festival is back in action for the season, serving up holiday eats through Christmas Eve in the heart of the Loop. Here’s everything you […]

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Dec 12, 2017 11:36 PM
Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes

Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes Mezcal Dinner at Mi Tocaya Antojeria Wine dinners and beer dinners are a commonplace occurrence around these parts, but mezcal dinners? That’s something pretty new and enticing. At the buzzy Mi Tocaya Antojeria in Logan Square, chef Diana Davila is hosting a series of mezcal dinners this winter, […]

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Dec 12, 2017 02:35 AM
Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 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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