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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’s Weekly Planner: TWO’s Restaurant Royale

 TWO is gearing up to host its first annual Restaurant Royale Get ready for a culinary smackdown for the ages, because TWO is gearing up to host its first annual Restaurant Royale on December 13 at The Ivy Room (12 E. Ohio St., #100). In conjunction with Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits, the competition is a bit of restaurant […]

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Dec 08, 2017 05:44 AM
Weekly Planner: Sip & Paint Party, White Truffle Season, Half Acre Tap

White Truffle Season at Spiaggia In addition to booze and merriment, this is also the season for white truffles, one of the most coveted and opulent ingredients of the year. No better place to celebrate the mighty truffle than at Spiaggia, where chef/partner Tony Mantuano and executive chef Joe Flamm have upped the ante on […]

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Nov 30, 2017 06:09 AM

Weekly Planner: Sink|Swim at the Farmers' Market, Sake Dinner, Chicago Craft Beer Week and More

Sink|Swim Lands at the Logan Square Farmers’ Market

With outdoor farmers’ market season now in full swing (finally), one of the city’s biggest and best has an exciting new vendor for the season. Sink|Swim has come aboard as a weekly fixture at Logan Square Farmers’ Market, where each Sunday they’ll be slinging a selection of dishes for market-goers. These include fire cracker shrimp and ceviche, both of which should supply a quick hit of seafood satisfaction for shoppers. The market runs every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

Sake Dinner at Naoki 

Sake takes its rightful spotlight at one of Chicago’s preeminent sushi restaurants, Naoki, for a special dinner May 18. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the clandestine Lincoln Park restaurant will roll out a five-course degustation paired with different sakes. Examples include the Kontecki Pearls of Simplicity and Fukucho “Moon of the Water.” The cost for the meal is $89 per person and reservations can be made by calling Naoki. 


Lottie's Pub
Lottie's Pub

Lottie’s Pub Celebrates Its 83rd Anniversary

Lottie's Pub is right up there as one of the city’s best examples of ultimate neighborhood bars. And that’s been the case for quite a while too, as the Bucktown corner bar gears up to celebrate its 83rd (whoa!) anniversary on May 20. To mark the momentous occasion, Lottie’s is celebrating with $0.83-cent burgers from noon until 4:00 p.m., $0.83-cent Miller Lite drafts and $8.30 pizzas. The latter two are available all day long, as well as $5 Absolut cocktails and $5 Jameson.  

Chicago Craft Beer Week at Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap

In other drinking news, Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap is getting in on the Chicago Craft Beer Week action with a couple significant events. As one of River North’s most enduring and popular beer bars, it’s an apt spot to celebrate the boozy festivities. On May 18, they’re kicking things off by opening the beer vault at 6:00 p.m. with a special tapping of Lost Abbey beers, adding rare varieties to its tap handles for the evening. These include the 2013 Deliverance, the 2014 Cuvee de Tomme, the 2015 Angel Share and the 2017 Avant Garde. Then on May 25, they’re closing out the week in style by tapping their Two Brothers Collaboration Beer at 6:00 p.m., along with 2011 Bare Tree, the 2013 Fathom and 2011 Hoodwink. 

New Lunch Dishes at Dusek’s Board and Beer

Here’s a surefire way to perk up your midweek lunch routine: Dusek’s Board and Beer has bulked up its lunch menu with a handful of new seasonal selections. Under chef de cuisine Henry Hill, these include a vibrant root vegetable pave, crispy tête de cochon with potato hash, pickled mustard seeds and sunny side-up egg, and a grilled cheese sandwich made with sourdough bread, Gruyere, Taleggio, truffle aioli and charred frisee marmalade. 

There are multiple flatscreens to catch the big games at this North Woods-style tavern, which offers a full menu. Craft beer, spicy wings, burgers, and other elevated bar bites comprise...

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Sketchy past no more, this Bucktown bar is a neighborhood favorite with the post-collegiate set.

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Located within the contemporary culinary "lab" that is Intro, Naoki Sushi is a tiny restaurant offering a playful mix of contemporary and classic Japanese cuisine and sushi. The intimate space...

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The team behind Scofflaw cocktail bar expand their portfolio with their first ever restaurant-focused concept. Sink|Swim is a seafood-oriented spot on the border of Logan Square and Humboldt Park, featuring...

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