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Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM
Best Restaurants in Boystown

With June being Pride Month, there’s no better time of year to spend dining and drinking in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The vibrant Lakeview area enclave is best known perhaps for its clubs, drag brunches and rainbow pylons, but the neighborhood is becoming a serious dining destination in its own right, thanks to restaurants like these: […]

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 PM

Weekly Planner: Antique Taco's Sunday City Market, Limoncello Class, Lobster Fest and More

Sunday City Market

At the height of summer, local farms are lush with produce and markets are popping up all over Chicago to celebrate their wares. The latest example is Sunday City Market, now running every Sunday at Antique Taco Bridgeport. In partnership with the City of Chicago and South Loop Chamber of Commerce, the weekly green market takes place in the restaurant’s parking lot from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., with chef demos, live music, breakfast tacos and vendors like Avium Flowers, Bike a Bee and Front Room Donuts. The chef demo for July 23 is Shin Thompson of Furious Spoon


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Limoncello Class at Osteria Via Stato

Speaking of demos, there’s a boozy kind taking place at Osteria Via Stato this week, as wine and beverage manager Matt Dolin shows guests how to make limoncello on July 22. Taking place at 3:00 p.m., the leisurely Saturday affair will guide attendees through the process of making limoncello at home utilizing fresh, seasonal fruit infusions. Along the way, you’ll sample other varieties like grapefruitcello and even a chocolacello. The cost is $20 per person, which includes a sample to take home. Reservations can be made here: https://nightout.com/events/limoncello-class/tickets?a=allison-gallese

Colombian Cooking Class at Latinicity

This is quite a big week for demos and classes, because there’s another unique event taking place at Latinicity on July 22. This one is focused on Colombian food and cooking, wherein attendees get to prepare and taste cocktails and dishes like plantain fritters, corn and cheese arepas, ajiaco soup with chicken, corn and cilantro and fried mojarra with coconut rice and plantains. The class is $35 per person and tickets and info can be accessed here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbian-cooking-class-tickets-35934946392?aff=erelexpmlt. I’ve attached an event flyer for your reference!

Summer Donuts at Glazed & Infused

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, Glazed & Infused recently rolled out a new batch of summer donuts at all of its locations, and they’re some of the most unique and inspired flavors to date. The Strawberry Kiwi Old Fashioned is a spice cake donut glazed with strawberry jam and a kiwi drizzle, while the Blackberry Cheesecake Bismarck is a donut stuffed with vanilla cheesecake and frosted with a housemade blackberry jam glaze. Then there’s the Pilsen, a donut inspired by the near southwest side neighborhood, made with a mango and pineapple glaze and a dusting of spicy tajin and lime. 


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Pilsen donut at Glazed & Infused

Lobster Festival at Shaw’s Crab House

You still have a few days left to participate in Lobster Festival at Shaw’s Crab House, the month-long shellfish shindig featuring a lineup of summery menu specials. These include highlights like lobster maki, lobster tacos, lobster rolls, lobster fettuccine and a 1.5-lb. lobster boil with potatoes, corn and sausage. 

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One of the most famous contemporary taquerias in Chicago, Antique Taco, just expanded with a new location in Bridgeport. Unlike the original, this one sports a massive outdoor dining area...

Glazed and Infused offers handcrafted doughnuts in 12 flavors plus a weekly feature and many more rotating flavors such as Vanilla Bean Glazed, Cinnamon Crumb, and Maple Bacon Long Johns.

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Located on the third floor of Block 37 and featuring 12 unique eateries, you'll find a cultural experience in the heart of Chicago. Brought to you by world-renowned chef Richard...

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This Lettuce Entertain You restaurant offers rustic Italian specialties made from seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients. Settle into the enoteca and order a quartino of one of the more than 40 wines...

sense and the scene of the traditional 1940s fine dining space (in their big room) as well as the more nitty gritty oyster house (in the Blue Oyster Lounge). The...

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