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Mesler Kitchen Is More Than A Hotel Lobby

Chicago Magazine | Maridsa Choute | August 14, 2019 The Sophy Hotel’s in-house bar and lounge draws Hyde Parkers looking for everything from a date night destination to a stepped-up study break. Located on the first floor of the Sophy Hotel, Mesler Kitchen (1401 E. 53rd St.) offers a dining experience that can be as

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Andersonville’s Longtime Drag and Burger Destination Is For Sale

Eater Chicago | Naomi Waxman | August 8, 2019 Hamburger Mary’s, Mary’s Attic, and Andersonville Brewing Co. are on the market A popular Andersonville drag-and-burger destination is for sale, according to an online real estate listing. SVN Chicago Commercial’s listing includes Hamburger Mary’s, along with upstairs performance venue Mary’s Attic and neighboring brewpub Andersonville Brewing

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3rd Annual Restaurant Week By River North – August 5-11, 2019

Join several River North restaurants for the 3rd Annual Restaurant Week by River North from August 5th through the 11th, 2019. This event is brought to River North and Chicago by the founders of The Tortoise Supper Club and over a dozen restaurants will participate including: Barrio – Lunch & Dinner Menus Beacon Tavern –

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Chef Paul Virant Showcases The Midwest And Beyond

Chicago Sun Times | Ji Suk Yi | July 24, 2019 The James Beard Award-nominated chef Paul Virant has an upscale restaurant, Vie, in Western Springs and a more casual spot — Vistro — in Hinsdale. He also plans to open another restaurant in the trendy West Loop soon. For many who eschew vegetables, “Crispy

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Of Course Lululemon Is Getting Into the Wellness Restaurant Trend

Eater Chicago | Ashok Selvam | July 11, 2019 The yoga pants vendor is bringing smoothies, acai bowls, plus burgers and beer to Chicago Lululemon, the athletic apparel company known for its yoga gear, is entering the world of food and beverage. The company’s first restaurant, Fuel, opens today on the second floor of a

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Where to Enjoy Sensational Plated Ice Cream Desserts in Chicago

Eater Chicago | Kat Odell | July 3, 2019 Go beyond Good Humor and scoop shops As summer commences in Chicago, frozen dessert season kicks in. Luckily, Chicago is rife with great scoop shops, but for those interested in more unique and plated ice cream-based desserts, local restaurants are ready to serve. A myriad of

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20 Great Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Bars in Chicago

Eater Chicago | Morgan Olsen | June 28, 2019 There are many great Chicago spots to bring man’s best friend The “dog days” of summer have arrived and for canine lovers, bringing that four-legged buddy along to Chicago bars and restaurants is one of the best ways to spend time, no matter the season. Here

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The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in Chicago, Summer 2019

Eater | Ashok Selvam | June 18, 2019 Chicago’s largest restaurant company, award-winning chefs, and an essential brewery all have anticipated restaurants Award-winning chefs, Chicago’s largest restaurant company, and one of the city’s essential breweries all have projects lined up to debut this summer. The spring saw Boka Restaurant Group open its two hotly-anticipated Fulton

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2019 Best Father’s Day Restaurants in Chicago Area

Gayot | June 2019 Where to Eat for Father’s Day in Chicago Give the man of the house a break from the barbecue this Father’s Day and take him out for a big breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. We’ve rounded up the best places to take Dad to dine, from eateries featuring a special Father’s

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The 19 Best Outdoor Restaurants in Chicago

TimeOut Chicago | Morgan Olsen | May 16, 2019 The food comes with a side of fresh air at the best outdoor restaurants in Chicago When given the option to sit inside or out, most Chicagoans will gladly jump at the opportunity to dine alfresco—as long as the forecast cooperates. Come summertime, some of the

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