Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2019-08-07
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Dining news: Jake Melnick's, Fat Rice, '42 Grams' movie
Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
by Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
2018-01-16

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


—Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St., is offering free delivery through Jan. 31. ( Jake Melnick's will deliver orders with a $25 minimum for free when diners use code "CHEERS." ) It's also offering limited-menu items such as its take on The Cubano ( burger patty topped with Swiss cheese, crispy pork, ham, pickles and Creole mustard ); honey garlic jumbo wings; and the Southwestern Mac. See JakeMelnicks.com .

—Fat Rice and The Bakery at Fat Rice ( at 2957 and 2951 W. Diversey Pkwy., respectively ) are now offering ube milk bars, miso brownies, snickerdoodles with salted egg yolk filling and more. Also, the Fat Rice dining room has dessert additions such as gluten- and dairy-free coconut pudding with mango, jackfruit, longan, figs, lime and mint sugar; and plantain sponge cake with dark coffee ganache, crisp plantain chips, salted caramel and peanut butter powder.

—Chicago-based independent film production house Zaxie announced the release of Jack C. Newell's 42 Grams, the new documentary chronicling chef Jake Bickelhaupt's evolution from running an illegal restaurant out of his home to becoming a culinary celebrity in less than a year, and the toll it takes on his personal life. Following a successful festival run across the United States, the film arrives in the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., on Jan. 27-Feb. 1.

—Holiday Jones, 1659 W. Division St., is offering 5411 empanadas, among other items. Also, guests can enjoy $4 craft beers and $6 cocktails Mondays through Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. as well as $4 glasses of wine on Wednesdays, and $2 Fernet shots and $4 Fernet and Cokes on Thursdays. See HolidayJones.com .

—A suburban Chicago restaurant filed a trademark-infringement lawsuit against DoorDash, alleging the California-based online delivery service used its logo and sold its food without permission, according to The Chicago Tribune. Burger Antics—a Brookfield restaurant featuring locally sourced meat and dishes such as the "Hotter Than Hell" burger—said it never authorized DoorDash to post its menu or deliver its food, according to the lawsuit that was filed in federal court in Chicago.

—Gay-owned Council Bluffs, Iowa, restaurant Dixie Quicks is closing Jan. 21 after being in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area for 22 years, Omaha.com noted. Rob Gilmer—who ran it with husband Rene Orduna until Orduna died in November 2016—said, "I want people to remember Rene's creation with wonderment, and warmth and longing. We made a really good team." Oatmeal and ice cream, a dish Orduna created, has always been a crowd favorite.

—Chinese restaurant Imperial Lamian, 6 W. Hubbard St., is offering a line of winter cocktails. Selections include Winter Club ( Sipsmith Gin, Aperol, Elderflower, cranberry, egg white, rhubarb bitters ), White Tiger ( Jack Daniels Rye, housemade cashew syrup ) and Smoked Rose on the Water ( Hana Ho Shu, Lillet Rose, Dill Aquavit, Egg white, smoked sea salt, rose water ). Visit Imperial-Lamian.com .

—Dusek's, 1227 W. 18th St., is encouraging people to try its beer program. Beer Director Jeff Van Der Tuuk regularly presents sought-after menu highlights and hands-on beer education, including rare finds and rotating sours. Also, on Saturday, Jan. 27, people can learn how to make beer cocktails with 16" on Center beverage director and certified cicerone Will Duncan at the Dusek's Beer Cocktail Class; visit https://www.facebook.com/events/541664232834740/.

—River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle St., is offering $8 mocktails for "Dry January." Items include Get Smashed ( lemon, sage, ginger, hibiscus and local honey soda ), Cosmo Cobbler ( orange, lime, cranberry shrub, orgeat and charged water as well as almond ) and the Sasparilla Sling ( root beer essence, tonic syrup, molasses and maple local soda ), among others.

—On Sunday, Jan. 21, six of Chicago's most well-respected chefs and mixologists will come together at GreenRiver, 259 E. Erie St., to raise money and awareness for mental health. The benefit dinner, entitled "121 Plates," symbolizes the 121 Americans who complete suicide each day, and gives participating chefs a platform to break the silence about suicide prevention in the hospitality industry and beyond. The evening consists of a one-time-only, six-course dinner with optional beverage pairings prepared by Brian Ahern ( Boeufhaus ), Aaron Lirette ( GreenRiver ), Ryan McCaskey ( Acadia ), Ryan Pfeiffer ( Blackbird ), Andrew Zimmerman ( Sepia/Proxi ) and Laura Kelton ( Sportsman's Club ). Tickets are $121 each ( with an optional wine pairing for $48 ); visit 121plates.org .

—Morton's The Steakhouse, 65 E. Wacker Pl., is hosting a Baderbrau beer dinner on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. ( The reception is at 6:30 p.m. ) Items will include chef's gourmet pizza, cheddar beer soup, filet mignon and chocolate banana-cream pie. Tickets are $85/guest ( including tax and gratuity ); email Patrick_Torres@ldry.com or call 312-201-0464.

—Cupitol Coffee + Eatery, the all-day lounge located in Streeterville and Evanston, will offer a free mini-croissant with every coffee purchase on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in honor of National Croissant Day. Cupitol's coffee menu features European-inspired drinks made with TAF coffee including Greek favorites such as the Freddo Espresso and the Freddo Cappuccino. See cupitol.com .

—Avondale Tap, 3634 W. Belmont Ave., will be kicking off Super Bowl LII by selling 50-wing packages accompanied by blue cheese, ranch and celery for $70 to go. Orders must be placed before Tuesday, Jan. 30, and can be placed by calling Avondale Tap at 773-754-8341.

—Also, Lottie's Pub, 1925 W. Cortland St., is teaming with Jameson this Super Bowl on Feb. 4. Specials include $4 Jameson, $4 Jameson Black, $15 Miller/Coors Buckets and a $15 party platter ( 14" pizza, wings and tater tots ). Additionally, guests can "kick" a field goal for the chance to win $250 in prizes. For table reservations, large groups can email lotties@pioneertaverngroup.com .

—Operation Taste 2018 will take place Monday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Avalon Banquets, 1905 E. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village. A group of renowned Chicagoland chefs—including Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. of The Purple Pig, Chef Fabio Viviani of Siena Tavern and Chef Martial Noguier of bistronomic—will come together for demonstrations and food tastings in support of Operation North Pole's mission to serve children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Visit www.operationtaste.com .

—The third annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week will take place Feb. 11-18. So far, approximately 20 business have registered to take part in the event. See " Chicago Black Restaurant Week" on Facebook.

—Hewn, 810 Dempster St., Evanston, has announced that its first cookbook, Hewn Heritage Baking, will be released through Chronicle Books in the fall of 2018. Created by Co'Owner Ellen King and her team at Hewn, and written in conjunction with food writer Amelia Levin, the book features recipes made with heritage wheat and stone-milled flour for the at-home cook to enjoy real bread and pastries. On a mission to revitalize the grain economy in the Midwest, King pays homage to the small, sustainable grain farmers and artisan millers her bakery works with on a daily basis.

Send items to Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com or follow on Twitter @Azygous60610 .


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Drag-and-dining venue Lips to open Aug. 22 2019-08-16 - Lips, a drag-and-dining venue, will have a grand opening Thursday, Aug. 22, at 2229 S. Michigan Ave. Just some of the drag performers ...


Gay News

Chicago Meal Pack of 9/11 Day 2019-08-14 - The first-ever Chicago Meal Pack of 9/11 Day—co-hosted by Serve Illinois and the Greater Chicago Food Depository—will take place Wed., Sept. 11, 7 ...


Gay News

DINING Julia Child, donut-topped milkshakes, Le Diner en Blanc 2019-08-13 - —In honor of iconic chef Julia Child, Chef Greg Biggers of Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton St., has curated a special pre-fixe menu ...


Gay News

UPDATE: Hamburger Mary's business for sale; co-owner cites high rent 2019-08-10 - The popular Andersonville restaurant Hamburger Mary's is for sale—and high rent is the culprit. SVN Chicago Commercial presented the exclusive listing for this ...


Gay News

Pastoral marking 15th anniversary Aug. 16-18 2019-08-08 - Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine will celebrate its 15th anniversary with several events over Aug. 16-18. On Saturday, Aug. 17, Pastoral will ...


Gay News

Shark-fin controversy surfaces in Illinois 2019-08-06 - In 2013, Illinois became a leader in shark conservation by banning shark-fin products—but, according to an Animal Welfare Institute ( AWI ) report, ...


Gay News

SAVOR Fry the Coop 2019-08-06 - Joe Fontana, like many a suburban dreamer like him, has come to the city. The restauranteur, who found success with Fry the Coop—his ...


Gay News

DINING Honey Butter, chef news, CBD event 2019-08-06 - —Honey Butter Fried Chicken is continuing its Clucker Collab Chef Series, partnering with Jason Hammel, chef/owner of Logan Square spot Lula Cafe. Hammel's ...


Gay News

DINING Brass Heart, Shark Week and Lollapalooza specials, Oyster Day 2019-07-30 - —Brass Heart, 4662 N. Broadway, is holding its inaugural beer dinner on Wed., July 31, 6-10:30 p.m. At the upscale spot, Chef Matt ...


Gay News

Taste of Andersonville taking place Aug. 7 2019-07-28 - The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) will welcome guests on a dining tour of Andersonville's restaurant district during the annual Taste ...


 



Copyright © 2019 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.