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Dining news: Jinglefest, Entente team, new restaurants - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Chicago French Market's Jinglefest will take place Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be holiday-cookie decorating ( courtesy of Vanille Patisserie ), a Santa styling station, and gifts/dishes form more than 30 vendors, among other highlights. See ChicagoFrenchMarket.com. —Entente, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave., enters its second year of business with the expansion of not only its beverage program, ...


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DISH: SAVOR 20 East - It seems that a lot of hotels are undergoing renovations. Last week, I discussed the Ritz-Carlton's makeover as well as the highs and lows of its Italian steakhouse, Torali. This week, it's all about the new Talbott Hotel and its restaurant, fittingly called 20 East ( 20 E. Delaware Pl.; https://www.20eastchicago.com ). However, the number "20" could also describe the ...


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SAVOR Torali; Wood brunch - Weekly Dining Guide - The Ritz-Carlton has undergone a radical change. Walking around the 12th floor of the hotel, the renovations are striking—for example, the opulent fountain that was present is no longer there. Another alteration is the Italian steakhouse Torali ( 160 E. Pearson St.; http://toralichicago.com ), which combines stately elegance with the service one would expect at such a restaurant. Unfortunately, my ...


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Dining news: South Water closing, "Worms in Dirt," Berkshire Room - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —After dinner service on Thursday, Dec. 14, South Water Kitchen ( 225 N. Wabash Ave. ) will close its doors for good—but not before draining its liquor cabinets, clearing off their shelves and turning up the music. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the Loop restaurant will host a Drink Us Dry! party at 5 p.m. until closing to celebrate the guests ...


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Five Worth Finding: Holiday edition - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Canada Goose ( CanadaGoose.com ): Now open at the Park Hyatt, 800 N. Michigan Ave., Canada Goose brings its well-known parkas to a Chicago flagship store. ( And with those coats having been tested in arctic climes, they should have no problem with wintry Lake Michigan winds. ) There are also other pieces ( from caps to hoodies ) available, ...


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Tito's holiday recipes - From a press release - Tito's Hot Chocolate INGREDIENTS: 1.5 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka 4 oz hot chocolate 0.25 oz dark créme de menthe ( optional ) INSTRUCTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a large mug. Top with whipped cream, and serve GARNISH: Whipped cream and a mint sprig Tito's Martini INGREDIENTS: 3 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka 0.75 oz ...


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Dining news: Cocoa + Co., Filini's cocktails, Primehouse closing - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Cocoa + Co., 1651 N. Wells St., has a new cafe menu in partnership with Naha Pastry Chef Craig Harzewski. The Old Town cafe now has savory items on its menu, including empanadas (duck/squash/cannelloni bean; ratatouille), quiche tart and gluten-free baked oats. Also, Harzewski will take over crafting Cocoa + Co.'s signature items such as salted caramel brownies and chocolate-chip ...


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DISH: SAVOR Steadfast; Nonnina - Located in the Kimpton Gray Hotel, Steadfast ( 120 W. Monroe St.; https://www.steadfastchicago.com/ )—Fifty/50 Restaurant Group's contemporary American-style dining concept in the Loop—exudes style. From the understated decor ( including some very sturdy chairs ) to the menu offerings, Steadfast seems to get it right. And why shouldn't it? Fifty/50 Restaurant Group has been in the business for quite some ...


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Dining news: Retro malt shop, 'Fried Chicken' recap, Thanksgiving options - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Retro-inspired malt shop Fizz Eatery & Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Ave., is featuring a brand-new throwback burger each week. Named in homage to Chef Bushnick's favorite pop icons from the '50s and '60s, each burger comes with at least two patties on a brioche bun and a side of fries for $12. Items include The Chubby Checker ( three ...


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Lesbian-owned Happy Apple Pie Shop features blended workplace - Three years ago, Michelle Mascaro and Corynne Romine took on the challenge of starting a local and positive business and that is how Happy Apple Pie Shop, in the Oak Park arts district, was born. Mascaro ( from New York ) and Romine ( from Memphis ) met in 1990 when they were working as resident chaplains at Rush Presbyterian ...


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Dining news: LGBT cooking party, Lawry's event, Thanksgiving items - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —"Greased, Pounded & Basted: An LGBT Holiday Appetizers Cooking Party!" will take place Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at The Whole Foods Cooking School at Lincoln Park, 1550 N. Kingsbury St. Attendees will be taught how to make your own buffalo chicken rangoon, won tons, Southwestern chicken egg rolls, croquettes, pizza and flatbread, and other party fare. ( All ...


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DISH: SAVOR Woven & Bound - Located in Chicago's Prairie District, the Marriott Marquis Chicago has been open for a few weeks, accommodating everyone from McCormick Place convention attendees to concertgoers at the new WinTrust Arena next door to ... naturally, hotel guests. Among the features in said hotel is the hotel's Woven & Bound restaurant ( 2121 S. Prairie Ave.; http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/chimq-marriott-marquis-chicago/ ), a spot that, ...


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Dining news: Lidia Bastianich, Ping Pong Ball, Veterans' Day specials - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Emmy-winning chef Lidia Bastianich will be at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 325 Fawell Blvd., Glyn Ellyn, to share behind-the-scenes stories from her PBS show Lidia's Kitchen; provide an insider's view of the nuances, twists and turns of the restaurant business; and talk about her newest book, Celebrate like an Italian, on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 ...


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DISH: SAVOR Florentine's lunch - Having experienced The Florentine ( 151 W. Adams St.; The-Florentine.net ) for dinner, I'm happy to report that lunchtime offerings—while slightly more casual that evening dishes, overall—are up to the spot's high standards. Ensconced on the second floor of the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Executive Chef Zachary Walrath is usually known for Italian fare, and those items are in abundance here—even ...


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DISH: SAVOR Grounds for success: New coffee shop opens in Uptown - Sarah Riddle and Katy Weseman have been partners in life for 12 years—and now they are partners in business with the launch of Ridman's Coffee, a cozy, independent shop at the southwestern corner of Clark and Lawrence that brews up Dark Matter Coffee with a side of Southern hospitality. Originally from Tennessee, Riddle brings 15 years of experience working in ...


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Dining news: Frontier event, Geja's wildfire donation, Bottlefork closes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., is hosting a special culinary experience on Wed., Nov. 1, 7-10 p.m., featuring a multiple-course dinner experience that will offer local, seasonal dishes accompanied with wines from Gentleman's Collection. This "Savor the Flavor" dinner will benefit The Movember Foundation—the global men's health organization that challenges men to grow mustaches for 30 days during the ...


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Dining news: Pop's opens, Halloween items, Publican chef fired - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage will open its newest location at 157 W. North Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Pop's will be giving away one of seven signature sandwich meals to the first 100 visitors; additionally, one guest will win free beef sandwiches for a year ( one a day for 365 days ) by entering his/her/their business card or ...


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DISH: SAVOR Chromium - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Midtown Athletic Club ( formerly known as Midtown Tennis Club ) is undergoing a massive renovation. Among them is a new hotel slated to open next month—witn no less a personality than tennis superstar Venus Williams lending a hand to design a suite. Also, it's slated to have 55 rooms, featuring contemporary design elements with luxury amenities and what promises ...


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DISH: SAVOR Filini; Pinstripes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Filini Bar & Restaurant ( 221 N. Columbus Dr.; http://filinichicago.com/ ) is an Italian restaurant with an unusual situation that I witnessed recently. It was a tale of two Filinis, actually. The ground level of the restaurant ( located in the Radisson Blu Aqua hotel ) was bustling, thanks to the spot's happy hour. A mix of hotel guests and ...


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Dining news: New hotel spot, Sable chef, Lawry's/SideDoor event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 S. Prairie Ave., has announced the opening of its new restaurant concept, Woven & Bound. The hotel and restaurant's culinary vision is helmed by Executive Chef Joshua Murray, who most recently served as executive chef at Phoenix Renaissance Downtown. Dishes include house-smoked pork belly made with a Koval bourbon date glaze, candied pistachios and pickled watermelon ...


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DISH: SAVOR L.A. Burdick; Andersonville Dessert Crawl - After three decades of tempting people in the East with its artisanal chocolates, L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates ( 609 N. State St.; https://www.burdickchocolate.com/ ) has finally opened in Chicago. ( There is one issue that should be tackled immediately: Despite its name, L.A. Burdick has nothing to do with Los Angeles; it's named after the founder, Larry A. Burdick. In ...


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Dining news: Breast Cancer Month specials, Naha lunch, cat cafe - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Several restaurants have specials related to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For example, Bottleneck Management's Chicagoland locations ( such as Howells & Hood and Old Town Pour House ) will donate $1 of every Founders Brewing Rubaeus sold to the Lynn Sage Foundation. Also, $1 from every Grosella cocktail sold at Pearl Brasserie will go to support the Lynn Sage Foundation ...


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Club Industry moves to yet another venue - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The annual fitness event known as Club Industry took place in Chicago on Oct. 4-6—in yet another venue. In a sign that this particular event has been getting smaller over the years, Chicago's Club Industry has moved from McCormick Place to the Hyatt Regency to this year's spot: the Hilton Chicago. While the hotel itself is not small at all, ...


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Final Andersonville Dessert Crawl on Halloween - From a press release - CHICAGO ( October 5, 2017 ): The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) will host the culminating Andersonville Dessert Crawl on the weekend proceeding Halloween, Sunday, October 29 from 2-5PM. Tickets are available for crawlers of all ages online now for two curated routes, GUMDROP MOUNTAINS or PEPPERMINT FOREST, each featuring 11 sweet stops. "While this year's event marks ...


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Dining news: National Vodka Day, James Bond Day, marathon specials - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —National Vodka Day is Thursday, Oct. 4. Coda di Volpe, 3335 N. Southport Ave., offers the Lightworks ( $12 ) as a Slushie cocktail in the style of a classic Italian sgroppino made with Reyka Vodka, CH Cream Limoncello, thyme, fresh citrus and salt water, topped with prosecco. Also, The Conrad Chicago's Baptiste & Bottle, 101 E. Erie St., features ...


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DISH: SAVOR Israeli TV chef talks food, family - - Despite being a prominent TV personality, food journalist and chef in Israel, Gil Hovav, who is gay, insists that he's "not that infatuated with food." Hovav—who recently passed through Chicago on his way to a speaking engagement elsewhere in the States—explained, "I love food, but I don't think it's the most important thing in life. But still it's a part ...


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SAVOR Chicago Gourmet roundup; Links' LGBTQ event - By Jerry Nunn and Andrew Davis - Bon Appetit magazine presented Chicago Gourmet with surrounding events on Sept. 19-24 for a 10th anniversary. There were cocktails on the Crown of the Tribune Tower, and the massive outdoor event in Millennium Park on Sept. 23-24, among other events. Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicked things off Sept. 23 with a champagne toast and press conference on the main stage of ...


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DISH: SAVOR Burrito Beach, Luke's Lobster, Weber Grill - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Burrito Beach Of all the venues that I thought I'd write about, a hospital was certainly among the last on my list. However, I recently visited Burrito Beach at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital location ( Burrito Beach; 251 E. Huron St. )—part of several restaurants on the second floor-and, I have to say, food is now several steps above the ...


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Dining news: John Hancock party, Sable benefit, Boundary turns 10 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Emagin Tanaschuk - —At the John Hancock, 875 N. Michigan Ave., 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck will host a party Wed., Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m. Guests can sip wine while painting at sunset and enjoy a free ride on TILT, a thrilling attraction that allows people to tilt outward more than 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile. Tickets are $50, and include one complimentary ...


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Dining news: Zoo cafe, new Winnetka spot, NaKorn, Lyric Opera - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Patio at Cafe Brauer ( at the Lincoln Park Zoo ) will be serving special menu items Sept. 22-Oct. 20 to mark Oktoberfest. Items include beer-braised bratwurst with grilled onions and mustard ( $11.95 ); pork-schnitzel sandwich on a pretzel bun ( $14.95 ); and roasted pork and braised cabbage with boiled potato ( $15.95 ). Also, Baderbrau Oktoberfest ...


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DISH: SAVOR Imperial Lamian brunch - From the moment you walk into Imperial Lamian ( 6 W. Hubbard St.; Imperial-Lamian.com ), it's obvious that it's a couple steps above the standard Chinese restaurant some of us patronized in our younger days. The corner of Hubbard and State streets where Imperial Lamian is has been a site of changing restaurants, including Centro and Bar Umbriago. However, it ...


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DISH: SAVOR Streeterville Social; Bourbon on Division - Streeterville Social ( 455 N. Park Dr..; https://www.loewshotels.com/chicago-downtown/streeterville-social ), as its name indicates, is in a tony area ( being in the Loews Chicago Hotel )—and the rooftop lounge exhibits a fun vibe, stunning views and delicious bites. Open on the third floor of the hotel until Sept. 30, the spot is 9,000 square feet, making it one of the ...


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DISH: SAVOR Angelo's Wine Bar - Ensconced in Albany Park, Angelo's Wine Bar ( 3026 W. Montrose Ave.; AngelosWineBar.com ) is just as laid-back and homey as its neighborhood. The revamped restaurant is a milestone for owner Ramez Fakhoury, who started helping his uncle and dad with the restaurant in 2004 before officially taking over the family business in 2014. ( There's also a large window ...


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A Chance appearance - Chancellor Bennett, otherwise known as Chance the Rapper, made a special appearance Sept. 5 at the grand opening of Nando's PERi-PERi at 117 E. Lake St. While a huge crowd gathered across the street to see him, the performer posed for photos with the staff, grilled chicken and served his just-prepared cuisine to tables of VIP guests in the room. ...


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Dining news: Thompson Chicago, Tru closing, Lakeview Taco Fest - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Thompson Chicago, 21 E. Bellevue Pl., now has Bill Montagne as chef de cuisine of the luxury lifestyle hotel. In this role, Montagne leads the culinary team at Thompson Chicago and onsite restaurant Nico Osteria, a seafood-inspired Italian concept helmed by One Off Hospitality Group and James Beard-lauded Chef Paul Kahan. New dishes include octopus carpaccio, hand-dipped sheep's-milk ricotta, albacore ...


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DISH: SAVOR Pork & Mindy's - Pork & Mindy's ( 1623 N. Milwaukee Ave.; https://porkandmindys.com/ ) has one of those names that might separate a generation or two. The name—obvious to those who watched television in the late '70s or early '80s—is a take on Mork & Mindy, a show that starred Robin Williams and Pam Dawber. However, the menu offerings at the fast-casual Pork & ...


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TELEVISION Vicki Gunvalson, Kelly Dodd serve some reali-tea - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Bravo Channel's Real Housewives reality series premiered back in 2006 and became a worldwide hit. The Real Housewives of Orange County is currently in its twelfth season by filming the lives of several women in California. Vicki Gunvalson is an original cast member who was born and raised in the Chicago area. She owns Coto Insurance and Financial Services, Woo ...


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Dining news: Hurricane Harvey help, mussel event, evil queen sing-a-long - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Perry's Steakhouse & Grille ( 5 Oakbrook Ct., Oak Brook ) is offering a special discounted three-course menu that will be available during the entire month of September. For every meal served from the special discounted menu, $5 will be donated to the Houston Flood Relief Fund organized by Houston Texans star J. J. Watt. The three-course menu has been ...


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DISH: SAVOR Dos Toros expands to Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dos Toros Taqueria—having pretty much dominated New York City, with 13 restaurants—is now eyeing the Midwest. Oliver and Leo Kremer ( the brothers who co-own Dos Toros ) have opened its largest location yet in Chicago, with a two-story, 4,000-square-foot space at 1 N. Dearborn St. It also seats 65 people ( again, more than any other Dos Toros site ...


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Old Town Pour House opens game room - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Old Town Pour House ( 1419 N. Wells St.; OldTownPourHouse.com ) is now offering a twist on a typical happy hour or night out with its newly opened game room. Tucked in the basement of the spacious Old Town bar, visitors will find a full bar and seating area featuring a variety of games including giant versions of Jenga and ...


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Dining news: 'Stranger Things' pop-up, birthday bonbon, 'The Food Show' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Netflix's TV show Stranger Things has given rise to a pop-up bar in Logan Square thanks to the team behind Emporium Arcade Bar, Eater Chicago noted. The Upside Down is at 2367 N. Milwaukee Ave. ( at Emporium's pop-up space that housed Surf Bar ) and will last through the fourth week of September. There's seven cocktails, including two slushies, ...


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DISH: SAVOR Leviathan and Portsmith - Saying ( or writing ) that imbibing and dining, respectively, at the dana hotel and spa's Leviathan and Portsmith ( 660 N. State St. )—both of which The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group developed—is "simply unique" isn't really enough to describe what these spots offer. Leviathan ( LeviathanChicago.com ), located on the second floor, has items from the mind of mixologist Benjamin ...


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DISH: SAVOR Daisies - If you're looking for a family affair, Daisies ( 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave.; https://www.daisieschicago.com ) may be the spot for you. With its welcoming atmosphere and homegrown feel, Daisies strives to combine its Midwestern roots with a touch of Italian flair, and I have to say it hits the nail on the head. Our meal started out strong with appetizers ...


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DISH: SAVOR Revival Social Club brunch - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Revival Social Club ( 1133 W. Granville Ave.; RevivalSocialClub.com ) is one of the more intriguingly named restaurants in Chicago—but it begs the question "What exactly is the place trying to revive?" Affable owner Alan Stoll had an answer for Windy City Times, saying, "It's about what revives US, whether it's coffee, being social or something else." And this place ...


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Dining news: Food-truck social, Taste of Greektown, Nick's Pizza hiring - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Logan Square Food Truck Social will return Aug. 25-27. The 2017 Logan Square Food Truck Social ( LoganSquareFoodTruckSocial.com ) will feature 24 food trucks per day in addition to a showcase of local restaurant and retail vendors. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Illinois Food Truck Owners Association and La Casa Norte / Northwest Food Partners Network. ...


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Dining news: Morton's dinner, Travelle series, Charlie Trotter - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Morton's Steakhouse, 1050 N. State St., is hosting a Silver Oak & Tworney wine dinner on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Some of the courses will include seared sea scallops with pink grapefruit-brown butter; Manhattan-cut NY strip streak with Blue cheese mashed potatoes and roasted rainbow carrots; and merlot-infused chocolate mousse with lavender. The price is $150 per person, ...


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DISH: SAVOR Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It would be almost impossible to not have an enjoyable time at Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar ( 2700 W. Chicago Ave.; https://heritage-chicago.com/ ), a deceptively laid-back spot that's at the junction of East Humboldt Park and West Ukrainian Village. First, it might be wise to address the sturgeon in the room: Those who may be intimidated by caviar ( ...


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Dining news: Italian Village, Melrose closes, pizza competition - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Italian Village Restaurants, 71 W. Monroe St., announced the appointment of Ozzy Amelotti as executive chef of its contemporary Italian concept, Vivere. Using his French and Argentinian influences, Amelotti's offerings will include polpo alla Carbone ( mesquite charcoal-grilled baby octopus, roasted beets, mixed fresh herbs, shredded fried potato and balsamic glaze ) and bistecca Mama Mia ( mesquite charcoal-grilled 20-ounce ...


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DISH: SAVOR honeygrow opens in Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Fulton Market neighborhood recently got a little tastier. On Aug. 2, honeygrow ( 179 N. Morgan Ave.; honeygrow.com ) hosted its Founder's Dinner to celebrate and preview the new restaurant to select guests. This fast-casual spot comes all the way from the East Coast and serves made-to-order stir-fry, salads, a honeybar and cold-pressed juices. When talking about his decision ...


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DISH: SAVOR Maple & Ash brunch; Epic Burger - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Maple & Ash ( 8 W. Maple St.; https://www.mapleandash.com/ ) certainly isn't perfect, although there is much over which to fawn. However, I'll say this much about brunch at the Gold Coast spot: It's one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had at a restaurant on a Sunday morning ( and brunch is strictly on Sunday at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ...


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DISH: SAVOR Wrigley BBQ; Dinner Crawl - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I was at Wrigley BBQ ( 3555 N. Broadway; WrigleyBBQ.com ) recently, and it could've been called a "MEAT-and-greet"—except there was plenty of the former and, sadly, relatively little of the latter. The reason for the latter is probably twofold: weekend brunch at Wrigley BBQ only started recently and the restaurant next door had people spilling out its doors. ( ...


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DISH: SAVOR Sal's Trattoria - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Chef Allen Sternweiler knows what he's doing when it comes to Italian food. He's already earned a respected reputation from his beloved Lincoln Park restaurant Butcher and the Burger, but he's outdone himself with his work at the recently opened Sal's Trattoria ( 2834 N. Southport Ave.; SalsTrattoria.com ) in West Lake View. Although the location has had a tough ...


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Dining news: Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Lolla items, Oyster Day - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Honey Butter Fried Chicken, 3361 N. Elston Ave., recently launched all new Lunch Box specials, available Tuesdays through Fridays at 11 a.m-4 p.m. Lunch Box #1 includes two pieces of fried chicken or fried-chicken strips with one side, while Lunch Box #2 includes a fried-chicken sandwich with chicken strips and honey butter. See HoneyButter.com. —As a kick off to Lollapalooza, ...


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Dining news: Sommelier event, Chicken Wing Day, Jane Fonda cocktails - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —ZED451, 739 N. Clark St., will host a "Meet Our Sommeliers" event on Thursday, July 27, 6-8 p.m. The event will feature a variety of wine samplings paired with artisan cheeses and charcuterie stations. Tickets are $35 per person ( excluding tax ) and are available at ZED451.eventbrite.com. —For International Chicken Wing Day ( July 29 ), Jake Melnick's Corner ...


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Andersonville Dinner Crawl on Aug. 9 - The Andersonville Dinner Crawl will take place Wed., Aug. 9, 6-9 p.m. There will be two curated dining routes—the Silver Spoon and Golden Fork—each featuring 11 small-plate stops during this year's crawl. ( The Golden Fork route is vegetarian-friendly. ) Some of the restaurants participating in the crawl include Andies, TrueNorth Cafe, Replay Andersonville, Pork Shoppe, Candyality and Jerry's. Tickets ...


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Closed Loop Food Fest on July 29 - Plant Chicago ( PC ), a local nonprofit, will be hosting its 6th annual Closed Loop Food Fest on Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at The Plant, 1400 W. 46th St. Plant Chicago develops circular economies of food production, energy conservation and material reuse through education and research. Among the food/drink vendors at this year's event are Bruges Brothers, ...


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SAVOR Honey's; Prosecco - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - In a sea of restaurants in the West Loop, Honey's ( 1111 W. Lake St.; HoneysChicago.com ) has, in the year since it's opened, positioned itself as a standout. Decor-wise, Honey's is a study in contrasts. A somewhat claustrophobic entrance ( inside a building that isn't the most conspicuous—although that may be a good thing ) leads to a two-story, ...


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DISH: SAVOR Entente; lunch at Michael Jordan's - Ty Fujimura is at it again. His Japanese restaurant Arami—considered by some to be one of the best of its kind in Chicago—is thriving. However, another Japanese spot of his ( Lake View's Ani ) has been "reconceived," as they say. Entente ( 3056 N. Lincoln Ave.; https://www.ententechicago.com/ ) is the result, with Fujimura teaming with Chef Brian Fisher ( ...


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SAVOR Fulton Market Kitchen - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - I actually mean this in the best possible way, but Fulton Market Kitchen ( 311 N. Sangamon St.; FultonMarketKitchen.com ) is almost an assault on the senses. If you're looking for a dark, quiet restaurant, this isn't it—at least in the lounge ( although there are some darker but no less striking rooms ). Fulton Market Kitchen is a combination ...


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DISH: SAVOR Francesca's on Chestnut; Chez Moi - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - With all of the hot restaurant activity going on from Rogers Park to Hyde Park, it's almost easy to think of Streeterville as just a neighborhood of tourists ( hello, Navy Pier! ) and old money—but Francesca's on Chestnut ( 200 E. Chestnut St.; MiaFrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-on-chestnut-gold-coast ) definitely provides another reason for people to visit the area. Housed in The Seneca ...


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Dining news: The Walk-In, Chicago Gourmet, Stephanie Izard - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Walk-In ( accessible through a walk-in cooler door at Red Star Liquor, 2727 N. Milwaukee Ave. ) has launched a new seasonal cocktail menu ( with items such as the Colorado Bulldog, a $12 concoction with vodka, coffee, coconut, cream and cola ), new daily happy-hour specials and a new "friendly as f*ck" attitude—so much so that its new ...


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NUNN ON ONE: CHEFS Kristen Kish dishes about coming out, being on 'Top Chef' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Top Chef Season 10 winner Kristen Kish knows her way around a kitchen. She learned to cook at a young age, then studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago to perfect her craft. After working as chef de cuisine at Menton, Chef Barbara Lynch recommended her for the hit Bravo cooking competition Top Chef. After being eliminated during the Restaurant ...


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DISH: SAVOR Lawry's The Prime Rib - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I just left the set of Mad Men. OK: Obviously I wasn't there, mostly because the show ended a couple years ago. However, Lawry's The Prime Rib ( 100 E. Ontario St.; LawrysOnline.com ) is straight of out that era, putting it in an exclusive group of Chicago restaurants that are considered classics and that have remained largely unchanged over ...


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Dining news: Lobster Month, Safehouse special, Bastille Day events - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Shaw's Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard St., is marking National Lobster Month with special menu items. Menu offerings include lobster maki, tacos, roll, fettucine and a 1.5-pound lobster boil with potatoes, corn and sausage. See ShawsCrabHouse.com. —In honor of July being the seventh month, SafeHouse Chicago is celebrating with a special 007-themed cocktail, the Solitaire Sangria. Named after the famed ...


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DISH: SAVOR Marshall's Landing - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Tarina Hargrays - Marshall's Landing ( 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza; MarshallsLanding.com ) opened its doors June 9 and since then has been a popular place to dine, judging by the number of patrons present. When I walked into Marshall's Landing, I wasn't sure what to expect, most likely because I was greeted by a grand staircase leading up to the restaurant. However, ...


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SAVOR CH Distillery - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - CH Distillery ( 564 W Randolph St.; CHDistillery.com )—called Chicago's first combination distillery, bar and restaurant—is situated in the West Loop, which is certainly the place to be after a long day of work at the office. The vibe at CH Distillery is sophisticated, modern and filled with Chicago professionals looking to unwind with co-workers or friends. Upon entering, it ...


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Dining news: Free ice cream, DMK nixes straws, Gold Coast spots hit - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, 1482 N. Milwaukke Ave., has several summer specials and treats that are available now. For example, Kizuki will give away FREE Japanese matcha ( green tea ) soft-serve ice cream with any purchase when the temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The complimentary ice cream will be available now through Tuesday, Aug. 1. Among other ...


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Dining news: Steak Month, Glenfiddich's Project XX, 4th of July - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Michael Jordan's Steak House, 505 N. Michigan Ave., is celebrating National Steak House Month, and Executive Chef Craig Couper is debuting the Captain's menu, a monthlong celebration of rare cuts. A couple of the cuts include The Cowgirl ( 18-oz. Iowa Premium USDA 40-day, dry-aged "ribeye filet," priced at $49 ) and the Tomahawk ( 36-oz. Slagel Farms Long Bone ...


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SAVOR Apogee; Mercadito - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - Apogee An apogee is officially described as "the highest point in the development of something." Well, the dana hotel and spa lounge Apogee ( 660 N. State St.; http://apogeelounge.com/ )—a concept in collaboration with The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group—certainly achieves a high point physically. It's at the top of the River North hotel, and produces a breathtaking ( if almost vertigo-inducing ...


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SAVOR Arun's - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - Arun's Thai Restaurant ( 4156 N. Kedzie Ave.; ArunsThai.com ) has a storied history—and this writer has wanted to go to the three-decade-old spot for the longest time. Of course, this anticipation came with its own set of problems, including the possibility of the cuisine and service not living up to its reputation. However, I shouldn't have worried. The word ...


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'Two Queens' preview at Reunion June 27 - On Tuesday, June 27, Open TV-beta will host the first public preview of the second season of Two Queens in a Kitchen ( #2QIK ), a cooking show featuring Chicago's queens and queers discussing family, home, politics, culture and art while making healthful snacks. The event will take place at Reunion Chicago, 2557 W. North Ave., 7-10 p.m. RSVP at ...


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Dining news: Goddess' Pride items, Geja's offering, Michael Jordan's - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Goddess and the Baker is celebrating Pride Month ( June ) with a few different rainbow items that will be offered at all three locations ( Navy Pier, 33 S. Wabash Ave. and 225 N. Lasalle St. ). They include a rainbow cake latte, rainbow cake, heart rainbow Pride sugar cookies, rainbow sherbet punch and rainbow cupcakes. —Geja's Cafe, 340 ...


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SAVOR Athena - Welcome to Greece! Well, it's about as close to Greece that one can get without a passport. Athena ( 212 S. Halsted St.; AthenaRestaurantChicago.com ) promises an authentic Greek—and has still managed to provide it for two decades. ( Interestingly, there's nothing planned to mark the spot's 20th anniversary—a milestone that might have more than one restaurant offering all types ...


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Dining news: Taste of Randolph, mk closes, Father's Day options - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The West Loop Community Organization, StarEvents and Silver Wrapper have announced the music and restaurant lineups for the 21st Annual Taste of Randolph Festival, taking place June 16-18 at 900 W. Randolph St. Some of the musical headliners include Dawes, Moon Taxi and Emancipator Ensemble; and some of the participating restaurants include bellyQ, Nando's Peri-Peri Chicken, La Sardine, Grange Hall ...


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SAVOR The Atwood at The Alise, Davanti Enoteca - The Atwood at The Alise The Burnham Hotel has undergone many changes recently—with the biggest being that it's not known by that name anymore, as it's now The Alise Chicago ( a Staypineapple Hotel ). However, The Atwood ( the restaurant within the hotel at 1 W. Washington St.; https://atwoodrestaurant.com/ ) has undergone its own significant alteration, thanks to the ...







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