October 17, 2012 |
The South Loop has seen a flurry of bar and restaurant openings in the past year and a half, and four of them happen to be on the west side of Michigan Avenue between Roosevelt Road and 16th Street. If you haven't paid these bustling blocks a visit, let this mini-map serve as your guide. Karamela Coffee, Sweets & Crepes 1250 S. Michigan Ave. 312-322-0400 Opened in: October This just-opened cafe offers Julius Meinl espresso and a pastry case full of sweets for a quick-grab snack as well as crepes, sandwiches and salads.
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)
May 11, 2012 |
Sorry to break it to you, procrastinators, but Mother's Day is ... Sunday. If you're rushing to make last-minute plans for Mom, check out these five restaurants with space still available on May 13 -- if you act fast. Bread & Wine If mom's favorite nightcap is a glass of pinot, reserve a table at Irving Park wine bar Bread & Wine. There are plenty of wines by the glass and bottle to accompany the restaurant's $30 three-course dinner option featuring choices such as a roasted beet salad with chevre custard and candied almonds, smoked pork...
July 29, 2013 |
EAT Dim Sum Lunch Lao 18 18 W. Hubbard St. 312-955-8018 Chef Tony Hu recently added lunch service at his new River North restaurant, which features such options as shrimp dumplings ($7) and barbecue pork buns ($7) plus congee and noodle dishes ($5-$10) and lunch plates including Sichuan Chinese eggplant ($10) and chicken lettuce cups with sweet pepper, water chestnut and black mushroom ($11). 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. DRINK Henhouse Prowlers & The Steel Wheels Martyrs' 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-404-9494 Roots music rules at this bluegrass...
February 17, 2012 |
The name may be food-focused, but chances are you won't want to leave without a cocktail during Chicago Restaurant Week, the popular discount dining event that kicks off Friday and runs through Feb. 26. Saving cash on your prix-fixe meal ($22 for lunch and $33 or $44 for dinner) is the perfect excuse to try something new in the booze department. If you're headed to one of these six popular restaurants, we've got your drink order covered. Epic 112 W. Hubbard St. 312-222-4940 You're eating: A hearty hanger steak for lunch or lentil soup, braised short...
July 24, 2012 |
Some of River North's hottest restaurants have their own alter-ego bars hidden away just upstairs or downstairs. Mercadito & Double A 108 W. Kinzie St. 312-329-9555 This Mexican-inspired hot spot draws dinner crowds to graze on orders of guac and tacos (think pork belly, battered mahi mahi or spicy shrimp) served on housemade tortillas. For a more intimate vibe, head downstairs to Double A, a tiny lair of a cocktail lounge where friends cozy up in club-like booths for rounds of drinks.