February 3, 2012 |
It's raining bloody marys in the Gold Coast, thanks to two new weekend brunches. Bistronomic (840 N. Wabash Ave. 312-944-8400), a polished little French bistro just off the Viagra Triangle, kicked off 2012 with the debut of its weekend brunch menu. A bit further north, the spacious, stunning revamp of the long-time supper-club classic the Pump Room (1301 N. State Pkwy. 312-601-2970) is also trying its hand at brunch. We spent a weekend gorging in the Gold Coast to size both of them up. CROWD SURFING Bistronomic: Chatty duos of girlfriends, a few gray hairs and...
October 11, 2012 |
"This neighborhood is pretty rich in brunch tradition," chef Patrick Sheerin said. The man speaks the truth: Trenchermen, the 4-month-old restaurant he runs with co-chef and brother Michael in Wicker Park, is just blocks from brunch faves such as The Bongo Room, Toast and Milk & Honey. "We wanted brunch to be a twist on familiar items and maybe be a little more on the savory side. " Mission accomplished. After only a few weeks of brunch service, Trenchermen already is standing out with dishes such as pig skin pad Thai.
August 20, 2013 |
On July 8, chef Gilbert Langlois closed the doors of his North Center restaurant, Chalkboard, after six and a half years. “I didn't know if I wanted to do it anymore,” Langlois said. When his seven-year-old son grew bored of sitting in the kitchen with him, he decided that his habit of working 16-hour days was going to need to come to an end. “I wanted a change of lifestyle and to make life a little easier for us,” Langlois said. And so, Langlois has reopened the restaurant as Homegrown Cafe (4343 N. Lincoln...
January 15, 2014 |
Iced-over sidewalks and plunging temps are enough to drive even the wildest party animal into hibernation. With promise of bloody marys and hangover-helping hashes, these recently debuted weekend brunches make leaving the comfy confines of your couch a little more tolerable. firstname.lastname@example.org | @redeyeeatdrink Parson's Chicken & Fish 2952 W. Armitage Ave. 773-384-3333 Launched: Mid-December Dishes: The star of this Logan Square hangout's small brunch menu is the chicken and biscuits ($12)
October 5, 2012 |
EAT (Free!) CHAMPERS AND CAVIAR Three Forks 180 N. Field Boulevard 312-938-4303 Toast the steakhouse's first anniversary with a complimentary flute of champagne paired with chef Grant Clark's caviar flatbread on the heated rooftop. 4-6 p.m. Friday. ALL FOR FALL 2 Sparrows 553 W. Diversey Parkway 773-234-2320 As part of Chicago Craft Spirits Week, North Shore Distillery joins the Lincoln Park restaurant for a four-course Flavors of Fall dinner featuring sweet potato pave with tobacco cream sauce, fall "hay" and...
March 8, 2013 |
At 9 a.m. the"Do do do …" of "Chelsea Dagger" blares from the alarm-clock radio. "OK, Chicago, rise and shine, and don't forget your Uggs 'cause it's cooooold out there today," Waddle says. "It's coooold out there every day," Silvy says "But the big question on everybody's chapped lips ... " "Are the Blackhawks ever going to lose?" "March 8th?" I thought to myself. "And the Blackhawks haven't lost? How could this be? Am I going crazy?" I go out for a walk. A man stops me. "Scott?