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Hottest New Brunch in Chicago

Brunch is a booming business in Chicago, with new restaurants and menus emerging seemingly every week. Especially lately, the city has seen a surge in reputable brunches debut, each offering a stylistic and innovative approach to the weekend pastime. From internationally inspired dim sum to morning fare rooted in culinary traditions of France and Spain, […]

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May 24, 2018 11:51 PM
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: 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 LoopStreetervilleLoop

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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