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A’s List: Great Late-Night Fare Beyond Burgers & Pizza

There was a time when dining out after hours meant your only choices were burgers, greasy slices of pizza or burritos as big as your head. But as Chicago’s culinary landscape continues to evolve, it’s extended to the late-night crowd. These offerings from trendy and classic establishments are made from scratch, creative and certain to […]

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Oct 16, 2018 11:54 PM
Get into These New Fall Favorites

This season promises something exciting for all, whether you’re in the mood for a laid-back evening of cozy dining or flashy night on the town. Beef Wellington is served tableside at Mason. (Photo: Matthew Lowell) Found Hotel. The trendy River North hotel catering to younger travelers boasts two concepts: Mason steakhouse and Blind Dragon. The former pays homage […]

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Sep 25, 2018 05:20 AM
Where to Feast on Fried Chicken in Chicago

The sun is shining, the temperature is heating up and cravings for summery classics like fried chicken are at an all-time high, making it an apt time to round up some of Chicago’s finest variations of this all-American specialty. From new dishes to timeworn favorites, here’s where to get your fix right now. Feed: While […]

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Sep 08, 2018 10:26 PM

Weekly Planner: Monteverde Adds Lunch, Happy Hour at Steadfast, Spiaggia Hosts Ferragosto and More

Spiaggia Hosts Ferragosto

One of the best, most lavish events of the summer is back in action August 15, as Spiaggia hosts its annual Ferragosto affair at Oak Street Beach. From 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Chicago’s venerable Italian mainstay celebrates the timeworn Italian holiday of Ferragosto, the beginning of the summer holiday, marked by a casual beach BBQ on Lake Michigan. The event will include a whole-roasted lamb and vegetables by chef Joe Flamm, plus gelato, rosé, beer, tequila, a DJ and communal picnic tables. Tickets for the event are $75 per person and can be purchased here

Weekend Lunch at Monteverde

New weekend hours means new menus and new opportunity to dine at one of Chicago’s most feverishly popular restaurants, as Monteverde rolls out weekend lunch. In addition to popular menu fixtures, the weekend offerings include some brunch-y items like crespelle ricotta with roasted peaches and housemade mixed nut granola; tigelle breakfast sandwiches with fried eggs, broccoli smear, fontina and dried cherry tomato; scrambled egg fonduta with zucchini and tomato bruschetta. New weekend hours are as follows: lunch served from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., midday menu from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p..m and dinner from 4:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (dinner is served until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday). 

 

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Lunch Box Specials at Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Lunch boxes are cool again. Thanks to the fact that they’re filled with Honey Butter Fried Chicken. The popular Avondale eatery has introduced new weekday lunch box specials, one that’s more grab-and-go and one that’s more leisurely for dining out.  Options include one box with two pieces of fried chicken or fried chicken strips and choice of side, or another box with a fried chicken sandwich and choice of side. Lunch boxes are available Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Happy Hour at Steadfast

Another week, another new happy hour. But this one is one of the ritzier options, thanks to new weekday options from Steadfast. The glam restaurant inside the Kimpton Gray Hotel is now serving up happy hour Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. During this hefty window, snack specials include avocado hummus, cured meat flatbreads, chilled seafood towers, sliders, crab cakes and mini  lobster rolls. To drink, all beer, wine and cocktails are discounted 20%. 

Neighborhoods: AvondaleWest LoopStreetervilleChicago Loop

Steadfast brings an innovative, ultra-seasonal, chef-driven restaurant concept from The Fifty/50 Group to The Kimpton Gray Hotel. Through collaboration between Executive Chef Christopher Davies and Executive Pastry Chef Christopher Teixeira,...




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