August 8, 2012 |
Few cocktail menus stray into savory territory. Sure, you have your trusty bloody mary at brunch, but for the most part, sweet, floral and herbal notes take the lead. So it may turn a few heads to see the latest trendy drink ingredient in Chicago is a vegetable - celery, to be exact. "You are seeing a lot of celery bitters around these days," said Charles Joly, the recently named beverage director at The Aviary in the West Loop. The Aviary's Micah Melton developed a cocktail (simply called "Celery")
December 2, 2011 |
Bar Toma 110 E. Pearson St. 312-266-3110 Tony Mantuano's Italian-inspired Gold Coast eatery is serving espresso and pastries by morning and pizza and gelato by night. Slurping Turtle 116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466 Groupies of chef Takashi Tagihashi are packing into this new River North noodle bar. The Aviary 955 W. Fulton Market, 312-226-0868 The hot-since-it-opened West Loop cocktail lounge keeps tempting with photos of new drinks such as the "Hot Chocolate" and "Popcorn" on its Facebook page.
February 1, 2012 |
Enclave is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark. With the help of rapper Lil John, who will appear at the club for his third time in 10 months, will be there to help. The previous record is held by 424 people. We at RedEye thought of some other Chicago bars and restaurants who could attempt to break other world records. Most people wearing dark-rimmed glasses: The Whistler Most men wearing blue collared shirts: Chicago Cut Steakhouse Most people lurking...
February 10, 2012
Next's El Bulli menu debuts Next debuted its fourth and possibly most elaborate menu yet, a tribute to the famous (and recently closed) restaurant El Bulli in Spain. On Sunday, Kokonas announced via the restaurant's Facebook page that dinners during open week (starting Feb. 8) would be sold to randomly selected Facebook fans that e-mailed a designated e-mail address. Season tickets for El Bulli plus the restaurant's next two menus have still yet to be released on nextrestaurant.com.
July 5, 2012 |
Plug my name into any major search Internet engine and glaring at you, somewhere below entries for Facebook and Twitter and RedEye, will be the following words: Emily Van Zandt is a lightweight. Last fall, a blogger found it odd that a nightlife writer would feel buzzed after three cocktails and a glass of champagne in under two hours at The Aviary. In his mind, it was a rookie night of drinking. My 20something conscience felt immediately moved to prove the Internet otherwise.
March 22, 2013 |
EAT HEALTHY INDIAN COOKING CLASS Bombay Spice Grill 450 N. Clark St. 312-477-7657 Spice up your Saturday with chef Sunil Kumar, who demonstrates marinating techniques for chicken tikka and recipes for chickpea hummus, kale tofu stir fry and sweet mango lassi - all made with Indian spices linked to health benefits - in this hands-on class where you finish by dining on the low-calorie results. 2-4 p.m. Saturday. $45. Phone RSVP required. CHICAGO CHEF WEEK 2013 Various locations The week-long food fest featuring three-course prix-fixe lunches...