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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

Chicago Dessert

In the past, we’ve featured lots of Chicago desserts and confections, many of which have been highlighted in our ongoing Sweet of the Week column. But every once in a while, a dessert comes along that defies the norm, pushes the boundaries and commands attention well beyond the standard. Of late, that dessert is the brand new Cake Shakes at Public House

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Cake shakes in general aren’t a complete novelty in and of themselves.Chicago desserts any Portillo’s fan can attest, cake-infused milkshakes are a special kind of comfort food. Even pie shakes and doughnut shakes have appeared in Chicago, in the form of Bang Bang Pie-infused custards at Shake Shack, and ones blended with Glazed & Infused doughnuts. But the cake shakes at Public House are on a whole new level. 

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By smartly highlighting its proclivity for craft beer, River North’s Public House has whipped up an indulgent new boozy dessert option. The shakes are made with ice cream, beer, sprinkles, and an entire slice of cake as “garnish.” It’s basically the dessert version of one of those gigantic Bloody Marys garnished with skewered burgers and bacon. 

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There are two flavors on deck to try, one made with chocolate porter beer, chocolate ice cream and a whopping wedge of fudgy chocolate cake. There’s also a Vanilla Stout version featuring JP’s Casper White Stout, vanilla ice cream, and a large slice of confetti buttercream cake. 

 

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The game-changing new Chicago desserts are now available daily. 

- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: River North

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