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The Perfect Day of Eating in Chicago’s West Loop

In Chicago, dining and drinking is a full-fledged tourist attraction in and of itself,  Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Right up there with other world-famous institutions like the Bean, the Willis Tower and Navy Pier. Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Considering this, strategy is important when planning out a day of dining in the big city, as coordinated […]

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May 19, 2018 02:41 AM
Cinco de Mayo Guide, 2018 to Dining and Drinking

Cinco de Mayo: Where to dine and drink on Mexican cuisine and cocktails for May 5. One of the liveliest and most colorful food- and drink-filled holidays of the year is almost here, and all over Chicago, restaurants and bars are gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. From cocktail specials to full-blown parties, here’s where […]

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May 09, 2018 04:21 AM
Weekly Planner: Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco and New Spring Menus

Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco Though spring in Chicago is notoriously finicky and fickle, one good indicator that warm weather is near is the onset of food truck season at Antique Taco. More specifically, the restaurant’s sprawling Bridgeport location is kicking into spring gear with its “Wheel Wednesdays” series, which invites a handful of different food […]

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May 02, 2018 11:35 PM

Weekly Planner: More New Brunches, Hub 51 Art Exhibit and More

Dosa Frankie Brunch Bar at Vermilion

Indian street food takes the stage at Vermilion as part of the River North restaurant’s new weekend brunch program. They’re calling it their “Dosa Frankie Brunch Bar,” featuring two of India’s most revered street and brunch dishes. The more familiar of the two, dosas are native to South India. They’re thin rice-lentil crepes that get folded over traditional fillings like potato and coconut chutney. For brunch, Vermilion serves both classic varieties along with an assortment of eight fillings to modernize things a bit. Then there are the Frankies, a street snack popular in Bombay. It’s a kabab-stuffed grilled paratha with egg, pickled onion and chutney. For each dosa and Frankie, guests get to choose their pick of meat or vegetarian fillings, along with chutneys. All items arrive with sambar and a jicama-mint slaw. Fillings include everything from classic potato and tamarind shrimp to chorizo-curry leaf, spinach saag, tandoori sour cream and eggplant coconut. Vermilion’s Dosa Frankie Brunch Bar is available Friday through Sunday. 

Italian Wine Tasting at III Forks Prime Steakhouse

Continuing its ”Sommelier for a Day" wine tasting series, III Forks Prime Steakhouse turns its attention to Italian wines for its next event on April 5. From 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., attendees will get to sip their way through six different varietals, learning about each one and its nuances from sommelier Anton Licko. To accompany, chef Cedric Harden will provide a sampling of hors d’oeuvres. Once everyone’s made their way through the lineup, they’ll get to vote on their favorite to be featured at the restaurant for the month. The cost to attend is $20 per person and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.  

 

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New Menus at Sable Kitchen & Bar

There’s a lot to be excited about at Sable these days. With new chef Shane Graybeal at the helm, the esteemed restaurant and bar is rolling out a bevy of new menus, each filled with unique additions. First up, Graybeal’s new brunch menu features the likes of chorizo breakfast tacos, Nashville hot chicken, cracklin’ cornbread, loaded breakfast potatoes with harissa aioli and cauliflower salad with pecans, Gruyere, apples, watercress and sherry-shallot vinaigrette. Come dinnertime, newly elevated bar snacks like Green Goddess deviled eggs come garnished with de-hydrated country ham, winter radishes are layered on sourdough toast with partially churned “virgin” butter and crispy sweet potatoes get tossed in yuzu yogurt. For a little taste of everything, Graybeal’s got a new dinner tasting menu section that offers something for everyone at the table, with an option to get a sample of the whole menu for just $150. 

Art Exhibit at Hub 51

Native Chicago artist Hudson Luthringshausen lands at Hub 51 for a special exhibition on March 31. The self-taught artist is relatively new to the game, having started painting in the summer of 2015. He picked it up fast, discovering a talent he never knew he had. And before he knew it he was collaborating with Dick Clark Productions and Lady Gaga’s team in painting her latest album cover for a Facebook Live event to announce her performance at the 2016 American Music Awards. Luthringshausen also has paintings of Justin Bieber and Kanye West, the latter of which was displayed at Los Angeles’ Kanye loves Kanye exhibit. The art exhibit at Hub 51 takes place all day March 31, so you can see for yourself.

The Chicago Firehouse Begins Brunch

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Chicago Firehouse is back and better than ever, after succumbing to a terrible fire. Now the South Loop icon is open for weekend brunch, serving from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Both savory and sweet, the menu has a little something for every craving, instantly reminding everyone what made the Firehouse such a beloved institution in the first place. Items to look forward to include chilled oysters, croque madame, stuffed brioche French toast, breakfast burgers, oxtail hash and Berkshire pork fried steak.

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This New American gastro-lounge is located on the first floor of the Palomar Hotel and the kitchen is overseen by Executive Chef Lawrence Letrero. His menu offers sustainable selections from...

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