April 24, 2014 |
EAT Fried Chicken Dinner Publican Quality Meats 825 W. Fulton Market 312-445-8977 Close out your weekend with comfort food courtesy of chef Chris Kuziemko, who serves up a one-night a la carte feast featuring a half fried chicken ($9.50) with multiple optional sides including grits and morels with cheddar cheese and peas ($8). 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Nomi Boutique Chocolate Pop-Up Park Hyatt Chicago 800 N. Michigan Ave. 312-335-1234 Pastry chef Meg Galus sweetens your day with French- and American-style pastries, confections, gifts and sweet snacks ($3-$15 for individual...
April 4, 2014 |
Review: Fulton Market Kitchen 311 N. Sangamon St. 312-733-6900 Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start A mix of art galleries and big-name restaurants mixed in with meatpacking plants is what makes the West Loop a destination. After living in the neighborhood for nearly a decade, Daniel Alonso (of Wicker Park tapas bar Black Bull) partnered up with former Victor Hotel owner Relu Stan to turn that space into his own mixed-media creation. Victor Hotel was a club, not a hotel, and Fulton Market Kitchen is on Sangamon Street, not Fulton, but stay with me here.
March 31, 2014 |
It's an ode to a century of boozing at Wrigley Field. The Cubs announced today they will release ten new "toddies" over the course of the season this year, a nod to each decade the North Side ballpark has endured in Wrigleyville. The cocktails are the brainchild of Wrigley executive chef David Burns, who will reveal the recipes online as they are introduced throughout the season at the park. We can't judge a cocktail by its cover (or at least the written descriptions we were given)
March 19, 2014 |
I always enjoy sharing the fun and interesting events that go on in Chicago's Geek and Nerd Community, especially when they involve combining the arts, like music and comic books. One such event is taking place at AW YEAH Comics , the comic shop owned by local comic creators - and Eisner Award Winners - Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani , along with Marc Hammond . They'll have writer/musician October Crifasi in house for "Comics, Chords and Cocktails" , a...
February 19, 2014 |
Review: Celeste 111 W. Hubbard St. 312-828-9000 Rating: !!!! (out of 4) Already hot Just like that, Celeste was open. The cocktail bar - located in the former Swirl Wine Bar space in River North - flew under the radar until Feb. 3, when owners finally unveiled the two-story bar they had spent three years creating. Given all that work, wouldn't the team want to throw a splashy, press-packed opening bash? Not at all. "In this day and age, you see photos of a place on [restaurant blog]
January 21, 2014 |
Though most of us were conditioned during our early drinking years to throw shots down our throats as quickly as possible--and chase them with a beer back--it's time to pause and reconsider the humble shot. Some of Chicago's most notable new bars have turned these petite pours into miniature cocktails by infusing and blending liquors, garnishing the glass and even experimenting with gourmet Jell-O shots. The results are playful but grown-up, an encapsulation of the high-low swag that has spelled instant success for spots such as The Whistler and Bar Deville.