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  SAVOR Cebu; Rooh

The restaurants profiled this week are considered two of the hottest new spots in the city—but do they live up to the hype? Cebu ( 2211 W. North Ave.; https://cebuchicago.com/ ) is one of the very ...


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  Five Worth Finding: Pride, Carol's Cookies, Kimpton Gray and more

—The Queeriodic Table: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Culture: Harriet Dyer's book ( a take on the periodic table, of course ) contains a glossary on current lingo and definitions; a condensed timeline of queer events from ...


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  DINING Pride events, Beatnik on the River, crawfish boil

—For Pride Month, Big Gay Ice Cream is teaming with pastry chef Leigh Omilinsky—this time from her new home, Cold Storage, 1000 W. Fulton Market, on June 24-30. There will be Pride Pops ( rainbow sherbet ...


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  Sweets & Snacks Expo: Celebrities, innovation

Recently, the Sweets & Snacks Expo took place at McCormick Place. This year's event was more about innovation than ever, but also exhibited a healthy dose of nostalgia. Winners in the Most Innovative Product Awards included ...


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  DINING Father's Day items, drag-queen brunch, Ribfest

—There will be a specialty Father's Day menu at The Claridge Hotel's Juniper Spirits & Oysters, 1244 N. Dearborn Pkwy., on June 15-16, featuring a choice of filet, BLT or lobster slider paired with a flight ...


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  SAVOR Wines, Mezcalito, silent discos and more...

Lounging at Mezcalito Mercadito Chicago, 108 W. Kinzie St., recently opened a downstairs lounge called Mezcalito—and the colorful basement spot definitely has some attractive culinary features and drinks of its own. Executive Chef Marissa Tunon ...


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  DINING Food-truck social, Ina Mae's Sno-Balls, JoJo's brunch

—The Pilsen Food Truck Social will take place June 8-9 at 1200-1300 W. 18th St., 12-10 p.m. A few of the food trucks present will include The Happy Lobster, 5411 Empanadas, Whadda Jerk and Churro Factory. ...


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  SAVOR Lunch at The Albert, Walton Street Kitchen

DISH Dining Guide

Maybe it's the scientist in me ( having majored in biology as an undergrad ), but I found The Albert ( 228 E. Ontario St.; https://thealbertchicago.com/ ) really appealing. Named, of course, after Albert Einstein, and ...


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  DINING Pride Bowl, OPALGA's donuts, Band of Bohemia mocktails

—All June, Furious Spoon will offer its Pride ramen bowl. For each $16.95 bowl ( with veggie broth, chili-infused noodles, spicy miso, napa cabbage, scallions, corn, sweet-chili shrimp and Fresno chilies ), $2 will be donated ...


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  Wendy Williams talks snacks, LGBT pride

Talk-show personality Wendy Williams dropped into the Sweet & Snacks Expo in Chicago recently, thanks to her partnership with SNAX-Sational brands. She was promoting Operation Backpack, the new charity partner she's working with that gives backpacks ...


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  DINING Pizza museum, restaurant openings, Equality Illinois brunch

—Roosevelt Collection announced the official grand reopening and new exhibits at the U.S. Pizza Museum. Open on Fridays from 1-8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., the museum features founder Kendall Bruns' personal ...


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  SAVOR Bonci Pizza; Bernie's Chicago

Cash isn't accepted—and pizza is purchased by weight. Those are just two of the more unusual concepts you'll find at Bonci Pizza ( 161 N. Sangamon St. and 1566 N. Damen Ave.; https://bonciusa.com/ ), a spot ...


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  DINING Burger Month, Antique Taco, Willis Tower event

—To mark National Burger Month, Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St., is offering three different burgers only in May. The Que burger ( $16.95 ) is a bacon-wrapped burger patty dusted with BBQ spice ...


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  CEO to speak on food distribution issues

Beth Ford, president and CEO of Arden Hills, Minnesota-based Land O'Lakes, Inc., will speak on Thursday, May 23 at noon at a meeting of the Executives Club of Chicago. The meeting will take place at the ...


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  SAVOR Jojo's Milk Bar; A'ville Wine Walk

Jojo's Milk Bar ( 23 W. Hubbard St.; https://www.jojosmilkbar.com/ ) is known for its eye-catching shakes—but, lately, it's been in the news for an entirely different reason. Christina Tosi—the mind behind the national chain Milk Bar—has ...


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  DINING Robert's reopens, farmers markets, Mother's Day items

—Robert's Pizza and Dough Companyvis officially reopening in Streeterville on Friday, May 17. Now located at 465 N. McClurg Ct., Robert's Pizza will celebrate the anticipated return by giving away free slices of its signature, handcrafted ...


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  DINING Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day items

—Virgin Hotels Chicago, 203 N. Wabash Ave., is hosting the Cuatro de Caballo grand opening party ( celebrating both Cinco de Mayo and The Kentucky Derby ) at rooftop bar Cerise on Saturday, May 4, 2-8 ...


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  DINING Outdoor dining, JoJo's Milk Bar, First Slice Pie Cafe

—The Hampton Social's downtown Streeterville location, 164 E. Grand Ave., is kicking off its first summer in the city with two patios: a four-season covered dining room as well as an expansive outdoor rooftop that offers ...


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  SAVOR Le Colonial; Benny's bar bites

DISH Dining Guide

The more things change, the more they stay the same. While that phrase may seem a bit contradictory, it's the truth when it comes to Gold Coast French-Vietnamese restaurant Le Colonial ( 57 E. Oak St.; ...


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  DINING CBD cocktails, Eataly pizza party, Easter items

—Lincoln Hall and Schubas Tavern ( on 4/20, fittingly ) will offer the "Hi-CBD" cocktail ( Deep Eddy orange vodka, Euphoric CBD-infused simple syrup and lime ) for $10. Also, Brass Heart Restaurant, 4662 N. Broadway, ...


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  SAVOR Barton G. The Restaurant

It's safe to say that there's no spot in Chicago like Barton G. The Restaurant ( 415 N. Dearborn St.; https://www.bartong.com/restaurants.html ). Restaurants here have been everything from elegant to bright to laid-back and even artsy—but ...


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  Dining for Life; Baconfest; Aberlour

The annual event Dining for Life—which raises vital funds for HIV/AIDS-service organizations—returns to Chicago on Thursday, April 25. There are already more than 40 participating restaurants throughout Chicagoland, including Marchesa, Cherry Circle Room, Ella Elli, The ...


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  DINING WingFest, Game of Thrones items, Easter items

—The 20th annual Chicago's Best WingFest will take place Saturday, April 13, 12-4 p.m., at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave. The special Chicago Police Department/Chicago Fire Department wing-eating competition guest host will be Chicago ...


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  DINING Middle Eastern restaurant, drag event, Cubs opener items

—Galit—the Middle Eastern restaurant from James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Zachary Engel and co-owner and One Off Hospitality Group alum Andres Clavero—is opening for dinner Wed., April 3, at 2429 N. Lincoln Ave. According to a ...


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  DINING Stefani dinner, sushi spot opens, Baconfest, drag event

—Stefani Prime is hosting a special Italian wine-pairing dinner on Thursday, March 28, at 6755 N. Cicero Ave., Lincolnwood; arrival is at 6:30 p.m., and the dinner starts at 7 p.m. Stefani Prime is the latest ...


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  SAVOR The sweet life of Candyality founder Terese McDonald

DISH Dining Guide

Talking with Candyality owner/founder Terese McDonald is a fascinating journey—not just about the world of sweets, but also about subjects such as politics and fashion. That's because McDonald's life has been involved in those areas, and ...


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  PASSAGES Restaurant manager Chyna Sky Gonzalez dies

Chyna Sky Gonzalez died by suicide March 9 after a long struggle with drug addiction. She was 32. Born in San Leandro, California, on Dec. 4, 1986, Gonzalez spent her childhood in the Bay Area and ...


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  DINING Free cheeseburgers, Fulton Market dinner, Baconfest coming

—To celebrate M Burger's ninth birthday on Wed., March 20, the chain is giving away one free single cheeseburger with any purchase at all Chicagoland M Burger locations. In addition, guests can enter for a chance ...


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  SAVOR Tuscany on Taylor; Victory Italian

DISH Dining Guide

"That's Italian!" Besides being the slogan for a popular spaghetti sauce, that was my immediate reaction after visiting a pair of restaurants that seemingly encompass the essence of Italy—albeit in different ways. Tuscany on Taylor ( ...


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  DINING Cochon555 winner, Lent offerings, St. Patrick's items

—Chicago "Prince of Pork" Chef Daniel Espinoza, of Cantina Laredo, came out on top at the annual pork-centered event Cochon555. Espinoza will represent Chicago at Grand Cochon—the national finale on Sept. 15—in Chicago. Johnny Contraveos, the ...


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  DINING (Re)openings, Italian culinary cruise, St. Patrick's items

—Argentine gelato producer FRIO Gelato will open a new location at Navy Pier later this spring. This will mark the company's fourth location in the Chicagoland area. Flavors include dulce de leche ( milk caramel ), ...


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  SAVOR Boleo, The Whistler

DISH Dining Guide

It's interesting to see the Loop during the week. As soon as five o'clock hits, droves of people leave the office-laden area as quickly as possible to head for relaxation, family or one of a thousand ...


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  Cochon555 returns March 3

With an all-star cast of chefs who specialize in whole animal cooking paired with farmers responsibly raising delicious heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 returns to Chicago on Sunday, March 3, at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St. ...


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  DINING Barton G., the place to be

Barton G. The Restaurant recently opened its Chicago location, with all of the pomp and circumstance that one expects from Miami-based visionary Barton G. Weiss. The new 12,000-square-foot space at 415 N. Dearborn St. is on ...


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  DINING Walton Street's fried chicken, Blue Door, Mardi Gras

—Walton Street Kitchen + Bar, 912 N. State St., is now serving a fried-chicken Sunday evening special. The dinner consists of a three pieces of buttermilk fried chicken, served with homemade jalapeno cornbread, cole slaw and ...


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  DINING New Nico chef, DropShot, Valentine's Day options

—Joe Lambert has been named the new executive chef at Nico Osteria and the Thompson Chicago hotel, 1015 N. Rush St. Lambert has been at Nico with two-time James Beard award-winning chef Paul Kahan since the ...


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  'Chicago Magic Lounge: A Family Show' Feb. 16

"Chicago Magic Lounge: A Family Show" will take place Saturday, Feb. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. The Chicago Magic Lounge, located in Andersonville, is known for its stage and close-up ...


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  Cider Summit at Navy Pier benefits Heartland Alliance

Part of a tour that takes place throughout the United States, Cider Summit took place Feb. 9 in Navy Pier's Aon Grand Ballroom. The 7th annual Cider Summit Chicago featured more than 150 ciders, cider cocktails ...


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  SAVOR Taureaux Tavern; Black Restaurant Week

DISH Dining Guide

Those fluent in French probably know what Taureaux Tavern ( 155 W. Van Buren St.; TaureauxTavern.com ) is all about—especially when its location is considered. Nestled in the Loops' financial district, the spot's name ( which ...


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  DINING Asians & Friends dinner, Pizza museum, Valentine's Day options

—Asians & Friends Chicago will host a Chinese New Year's dinner on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at Jade Court, 626 S. Racine Ave. It will be multi-course dinner ( $35 pre-sale/$40 door ) with ...


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  DINING Fried Chicken & Champagne, $1 Food Festival, Super Bowl specials

—Kendall College Trust's fourth annual Fried Chicken & Champagne Fest will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, at Kendall College, 900 N. North Branch St., at 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Eric Mansavage ( Farmhouse ), Beverly Kim ( ...


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  SAVOR Publican Quality Meats; Banchet Awards

Fittingly located in the heart of Chicago's meatpacking district, Publican Quality Meats ( PQM ) ( 825 W. Fulton Market; PublicanQualityMeats.com ) will probably be unlike almost any spot you'll encounter—and that's a good thing, in ...


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  DINING '90s event, ramen giveaway, Chinese New Year, Super Bowl specials

—Replay Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., is hosting "Party Like It's 1996," in collaboration with The Chill Foundation and Burton Snowboards, on Friday, Jan. 25, 6:30-11:30 p.m. Nineties teen heartthrob Aaron Carter is slated to ...


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  DINING Stan's tea partnership, Winnetka spot, Cocoa Crawl

—Stan's Donuts & Coffee has launched a Rishi Tea partnership. To celebrate the launch, the donut destination is coining Tuesday, Jan. 29, "Tea Party Tuesday." All Stan's guests will receive a free 12-ounce hot tea with ...


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  SAVOR Roanoke brunch; Chicago Restaurant Week

DISH Dining Guide

During the week, Roanoke Restaurant and Club ( 135 W. Madison St.; https://www.theroanokerestaurant.com/ ) is as busy as a beehive, thanks to its Loop location that accommodates businesspeople, theatergoers, tourists and more. In fact, every part ...


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  DINING Big Star brunch, Daisies option, Drumbar cocktails

—Big Star, 3640 N. Clark St., is now serving brunch. The menu—created by Executive Chef/Partner Paul Kahan and Brand Chef de Cuisine Julie Warpinski—includes items such as chorizo mulas made with house-made corn tortillas, fluffy scrambled ...


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  SAVOR Bistro Campagne brunch; Chicago Restaurant Week

DISH Dining Guide

I have to admit I was a little concerned going to Bistro Campagne ( 4518 N. Lincoln Ave.; BistroCampagne.com ) for brunch. The reason? Bistro Campagne has a new executive chef ( Adam Grandt ), who ...


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  SAVOR Best restaurants of 2018

Chicago has thousands of restaurants—and Windy City Times checked out a few of the spots last year. Below are some of the best that this writer witnessed ( in no particular order ): —Twain ( 2445 ...


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  DINING Restaurant closings, Portsmith dinner, Le Colonial

—The owners of Schaumburg's El Meson Mexican Restaurant, which had been in business for nearly 30 years, permanently closed their doors at the end of business on New Year's Eve, The Daily Herald noted. Owner Juan ...


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  SAVOR Eataly's Baita; Restaurant Week

DISH Dining Guide

You can visit the Italian Alps here in Chicago. Baita, located in the River North spot Eataly ( 43 E. Ohio St.; https://www.eataly.com/us_en/stores/chicago/chi-baita/ ), brings this area of Europe to the Windy City. And it's a ...


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  DINING Late-night burger, Bistro Campagne, New Year's Eve offerings

—Fulton Market Kitchen, 311 N. Sangamon St., has introduced its late-night burger as an off-menu option for diners in West Loop. Chef Chris Curren's $16 burger contains two grilled Slagel Family Farm beef patties with American ...


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  SAVOR The Ruin Daily; Charlie Brown; Piccolo Sogno

DISH Dining Guide

The Ruin Daily ( 328 S. Jefferson St.; https://www.theruindaily.com ) has a few unusual aspects to it—starting with its name. The name actually pays tribute to U.S. President Martin Van Buren, the inspiration behind the cross ...


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  DINING Walton's Italian supper, Parlor Pizza Bar, holiday offerings

—Walton Street Kitchen + Bar, 912 N. State St., is now offering the Italian-American Sunday supper. Offered on Sunday evenings, there are three courses ( $32 individual/$54 to share ), featuring chopped antipasti salad, Pasta Napoletana ...


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  Jobe named to post at Navy Pier

Navy Pier announced the appointment of Cory Jobe to the newly-established position of vice president of communications, effective Monday, Jan. 7. In his new role, Jobe will be charged with leading the Pier's marketing, branding and ...


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  DINING Twain brunch, Little Goat, December Pride event

—Midwestern-inspired spot Twain, 2445 N. Milwaukee Ave., is now open for Sunday brunch. Menu items include cast iron butterscotch pecan roll, brulee grapefruit, chorizo hash, yogurt parfait, steak and eggs, and French toast Suzette; also, Bloody ...


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  SAVOR 'Pie in the Sky'; Heartland closing; Yugen opening

DISH Dining Guide

A pizza dinner is a pizza dinner, until there's a special element added—like dining 1,300 feet high. Skydeck Chicago ( 233 S. Franklin St.; theskydeck.com/ )—located in the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the Western ...


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  DINING Gift drive, Theater on the Lake, 'Charlie Brown' Christmas

—Caffe Umbria, in Logan Square ( 2545 W. Armitage Ave. ) and River North ( 346 N. Clark St. ), is hosting a gift drive to benefit Friends of the Children. There will be a complimentary ...


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  World of Chocolate provides dessert for a good cause

Hundreds of community members visited AIDS Foundation of Chicago's ( AFC ) annual World of Chocolate celebration and fundraiser at Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market, on Nov. 30. Nearly two dozen vendors from across ...


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  SAVOR Conrad's Grill; Swissotel's Santa Suite

DISH Dining Guide

Apparently, students at Michigan State University know how to party—and how to eat after one. The fast-casual restaurant Conrad's Grill ( 1422 N. Milwaukee Ave.; https://www.conradsgrill.com/ )—a staple in the university's city of East Lansing, Michigan—has ...


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  DINING Travelle cocktails, new Wow Bao, 'Vanderpump' parties

—Travelle at the Langham, 300 N. Wabash Ave., now has art-inspired signature cocktails. The restaurant's new cocktail menu is influenced by famous works of art, and all of the selections were hand-chosen by the Travelle bar ...


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  SAVOR Talking with Will Song of bopNgrill

DISH Dining Guide

In Chicago's restaurant scene, it can be tough to survive with just one establishment. However, Will Song has been pretty successful, with two locations of the fast-casual Korean restaurant bopNgrill ( https://www.bopngrill.com/ )—one in Rogers Park ...


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  SAVOR Talking with Travelle's chefs; dining news

DISH Dining Guide

There was a time when dining at a hotel's restaurant was almost an afterthought. How times have changed. Many hotels across the nation now boast at least dining establishment that features upscale dishes that warrant repeat ...


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  DINING Tokio Pub burgers, The Dearborn's pies, Sable's pop-up bar

—On Wednesdays, Schaumburg's Tokio Pub is offering, for $12, any combination of three burgers—including the Tokio Sunrise Burger, Eruption Burger and the signature Ramen Burger—with any of the eight beers for 24 pairings. See http://tokiopub.com/. —The ...


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  Always Andersonville Pledge Local Campaign begins holiday schedule Nov. 24

CHICAGO ( November 16, 2018 ): Over 100 Andersonville businesses are featured in the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce's ( ACC ) holiday programming lineup this season with a full schedule of shopping, dining, entertainment, traditional Swedish ...


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  DINING 'Friends' pop-up, Avli opens, Chicago Wolves

—Replay Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., has transformed into a Friends-themed experience open through Sunday, Nov. 25. Fans will be able to hang out in Monica's apartment as well as Chandler and Joey's place, or ...


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  SAVOR Fulton Market Kitchen; options for Thanksgiving

DISH Dining Guide

Fulton Market Kitchen ( 311 N. Sangamon St.; https://www.fultonmarketkitchen.com/ ) continues to be an assault on the senses—and I mean that in a very good way. FMK, as it's often called, is part art gallery, part ...


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  DINING New spots, LuxeHome event, Veterans Day specials

—This November, BK Park, chef/owner of Juno, will open his passion project, Mako, at 731 W. Lake St. Mako, the fastest breed of shark, is named for what chef BK believes sushi chefs should aspire to ...


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  SAVOR Return of the MAK; SideDoor brunch

DISH Dining Guide

The chork lives! The chopstick/fork combination is the tool of the trade at Modern Asian Kitchen ( 1924 W. Division St.; www.makrestaurant.com ), a fast-casual spot also known as MAK that I initially profiled a few ...


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  DINING VU event, Fleetwood Mac pop-up, Sunda feast

—Newly opened VU Rooftop Bar, 133 E. Cermak Ave., will mark the upcoming Day of the Dead with a Dia de los Muertos Celebration on Halloween night, Oct. 31, in partnership with FINO Tequila. Doors will ...


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  SAVOR Brunch at etta; The Florentine's aperitivo

DISH Dining Guide

Let's get one thing out of the way: the new Bucktown spot etta ( 1840 W. North Ave.; https://ettarestaurant.com/ ), from the creators of Gold Coast restaurant Maple & Ash, is not named after singer Etta ...


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  DINING 'Raising the Bar,' Trotter gala, Halloween items

—The James Beard Foundation's Taste America will present an inaugural kick-off reception on Thursday, Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m., at The Lakewood, 1758 W. Lake St. "Raising the Bar—James Beard Foundation Celebrates Women Shaking Up Chicago's Beverage ...


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  SAVOR Alpana Singh returns to 'Check, Please!'

DISH Dining Guide

Check, Please!—the local show focuses on a rotating panel of everyday people commenting on various restaurants—will have a combination of the new and the familiar when Alpana Singh returns to helm the show after a five-year ...


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  DINING A'ville Pastoral closing, Wine Riot, 'Buffy' pop-up

—The Andersonville outpost of Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine retail and its sister business, Appellation Wine Bar & Restaurant, will close after three years on Sunday, Oct. 21. In a Facebook post, co-owner Greg O'Neill ...


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  SAVOR Twain, Halloween in Andersonville

DISH Dining Guide

The new Logan Square restaurant Twain ( 2445 N. Milwaukee Ave.; https://www.twainchicago.com/ )—which, yes, is named after the famed author and reflects where chef Tim Graham was raised—relies on a shrewd concept for its success: nostalgia. ...


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  DINING South African wines, pheasant pie, Truluck's expansion

—Booth One, 1301 N. State Pkwy., is hosting a South African wine tasting in the Library Bar on Thursday, Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m. Each glass will be paired with regionally inspired two-bite hors d'oeuvres with sommelier ...





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