February 7, 2012 |
Chicago Restaurant Week returns for its 5th annual culinary celebration featuring value pricing at more than 230 restaurants. The 10-day dining festival runs from February 17 through February 26 and will feature prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner. For more details, visit www.EatitUpChicago.com . Also, we've prepped a guide to the best of the week ahead here.
August 15, 2013 |
If there's one thing that can help get you through a long workday, it's a good, solid lunch break. Unfortunately, it's all too easy to get bored of the options within walking distance of your workplace. Luckily, there are plenty of new options popping up for your midday meal, whether you just have time to grab and go or linger for longer. QUICK CARRY-OUT: 10-15 MINUTES Naf Naf Grill 326 N. Michigan Ave. 312-263-0019 Lunch times: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Since opening in July, the latest location from the pita-slinging...
July 31, 2013 |
Want to eat lunch with Hillary Clinton? Here's how. Sort of. Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state, will serve as the keynote speaker at Chicago House's 5th Annual Speaker Series Luncheon on Sept. 18. Guests will enjoy a three-course lunch and hear remarks from Clinton alongside Chicago House CEO Stan Sloan at Chicago Hilton's international ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers expect more than 1,200 attendees. For more information on tickets, visit www.chicagohouse.org.
June 11, 2013 |
Brown Bag Lunch Truck owner and chef Joaquin Soler is opening a barbecue restaurant in Irving Park this month. Soler first began using the tiny space at 4009 N. Albany Ave. to host pop-up shops where he served dougnuts or chicken and waffles. Their success convinced him to park his truck and open Smalls. “It's a great little neighborhood," Soler said. "It's fairly underserved. There's not a lot of food options. " The restaurant will serve the same brined and smoked meats the food truck was known for along with ribs, fried...
October 10, 2012 |
If you think hummus is yummus, here's some very good news: The Loop has just added two new pita-packed Middle Eastern restaurants. In July, Lebanon-based Abou Andre Mediterranean Bistro (60 E. Jackson Boulevard 312-386-1300) launched its first U.S. location in the Loop's south end. A few blocks northwest, suburban favorite Naf Naf Grill (309 W. Washington St. 312-251-9000) fired up the grill at its first city location earlier this month. That's a serious uptick in kabobs, falafel and shawarma.
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 Ave. 773-477-7144)