Windy City Media Group Frontpage News


home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-09-01



Bastille Day at Le Bouchon; Flaco's Tacos in Wrigleyville
Dining news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
by Andrew Davis, Windy City Times

This article shared 4102 times since Wed Jul 10, 2013
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

—French bistro Le Bouchon, 1958 N. Damen Ave., will be open Sunday, July 14, to celebrate Bastille Day. To honor the French national holiday, Le Head Chef Jean Claude Poilevey and son, Sous Chef Oliver Poilevey, have created a prix fixe menu for $25 to be offered at the restaurant July 12-14. This menu includes escargot or salad Lyonnaise, steak frites or trout Grenobloise and mousse au chocolat or crème caramel. See .

—The Mexican taqueria Flaco's Tacos is opening a location in Wrigleyville (3530 N. Clark St.) the week of July 8. The restaurant's tacos, burritos, tortas and tamales are made in its kitchens in the traditional Mexican fashion. Flaco's Wrigleyville is a "hybrid" between a full-service and quick-service restaurant. Guests will order at the counter, but then their food will be brought to them.

—For July, owners Lisa and Michael Kornick have extended mk The Restaurant's annual seasonal closure to undergo dining-room renovations. In August, the restaurant will reopen to reveal the refreshed interior design, new bar, and an enhanced lounge space with an expanded row of window seating. Along with the updated space, Chef Kornick and Executive Chef Erick Williams will introduce a new lounge-specific menu.

—Ada's Famous Deli, 14 S. Wabash Ave., has apparently closed—at least temporarily, according to . Ada's is in the Silversmith Hotel. On its website, hotel management says, "We are currently refreshing our restaurant and bar, during this time we will be offering all of our guests a complimentary quick start breakfast served in the lobby of our hotel."

—Chicago Gourmets, marking its 16th year, is joining forces with Evanston French-American seafood restaurant Oceanique (celebrating its 25th year) for a degustation event Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at Oceanique, 505 Main St. Items will include Virginia Misty Point oysters, wild Maine diver scallops, sorbet, wild Delaware skate and Valrhona chocolate Marjolaine—all with different wines. The cost is $89 for Chicago Gourmets members and $99 for non-members; visit or call 708-383-7543.

—READY Coffee, a new independent coffee shop, has opened at 1562 N. Milwaukee Ave. All of the READY Coffee blends are roasted locally by legendary Chicago coffee roaster Greg Stivers. Prices of items are $1-$3, and the prices start with READY's one-dollar "Buck Cup," a 12-ounce cup of premium drip coffee made from the 100-percent Arabica house blend. See .

—Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care, a program of Heartland Health Outreach, Inc., has announced the Chefs and the City Summer Tasting & Croquet Garden Party Sunday, July 28, at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St., 12:30-5 p.m. Attendees will sip on cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka and sample items from more than 15 of Chicago's most elite and experienced chefs including Bill Kim of BellyQ, Shin Thompson of Kabocha, and Brian Huston of The Publican. Tickets are $150 each ($600 for a croquet team of four to six people); visit or call 773-271-9161.

—Howard Brown Health Center's "Garden of Eve" kickoff event will take place Thursday, July 11, 6-8 p.m., at L'etage Wine and Cocktail Bar, 5420 N. Clark St. The event is free, and hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. To RSVP, contact Lizzie Bright at 773-388-8992 or .

—Japonais, 600 W. Chicago Ave., is hosting a 100 Club junior board soiree Wed., July 10, 6-9 p.m. The 100 Club of Chicago invites guests to sip signature cocktails, beer and sake while enjoying hors d'oeuvres. The 100 Club of Chicago provides for surviving spouses and dependent of law-enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics who have lost their lives in the line of duty. See .

—For the fourth straight year, DMK Burger Bar is partnering with Make-A-Wish Illinois to help raise funds and grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. As part of the 365 Days of Giving efforts, during the month of July, DMK Burger Bar will offer Kianna's Burger in honor of one special Make-A-Wish friend. Priced at $10 each, 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the Make-A-Wish foundation. See .

—In honor of National Grilling Month (July), 216 W. Ohio St., will offer its signature grilled salmon (Atlantic salmon, wild rice, sugar snaps, grilled pineapple mango salsa; $20). See .

—Donley's Wild West Town in Union, Ill., has announced that it will open a reconceptualized restaurant, the South Union Roadhouse, Aug. 1. Signature items include burgers, ribs and specials like the Beer Cheese Fondue made with Lone Star Beer straight from Texas. Beginning at 8 p.m. on Aug. 1, South Union Roadhouse will host a launch party featuring $3 you-call-it drink specials, passed samples from the new menu, and live music on the patio featuring Jim and Justin from Modern Day Romeos. See .

—This July, Clark Street Dog and Bar, 3040 N. Clark St., will celebrate National Hot Dog Month. The restaurant has been serving hot dogs, hamburgers, gyros, Italian beef and sausage, chicken sandwiches, salads and other items for more than 36 years. See

—The fourth Roscoe Village Burger Fest will take place Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., on Belmont Avenue at Damen Avenue. There will be 14 burger vendors, including Banh Mi & Company, Stanley's Kitchen & Tap, Hamburger Mary's, Rockit Burger Bar, Twenty Five Degrees and Goose Island Brewpubs. Sister Hazel and Cowboy Mouth will be among the bands at the festival. The gate donation is $7; see .

—Pastry Chicago is holding a free ice-cream social with Nielsen-Massey Vanillas Friday, July 26, 6-8 p.m., at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Water St. There will be tastings as well as a demonstration by Chef Joshua Johnson of The French Pastry School. RSVP at or 312-726-2419, ext. 208.

—Untitled, 111 W. Kinzie St., has upgraded its menu to include summer items such as beef carpaccio, foraged mushroom pasta, nicoise black cod and whole friend loup de mere. In addition, guests can try Soul Brunch Sundays. Menu items are $9-$39; see .

Send items to .

This article shared 4102 times since Wed Jul 10, 2013
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


Gay News

ATTRACTIONS Pizza pop-up, WNDR, Wrightwood
—Rewired's pizza pop-up: Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar, 1102 W. Thorndale Ave., is getting in on the Halloween fun by paying homage to classic restaurant chains and "dressing up" as owner Daniel Barat's favorite pizza chain: ...

Gay News

SAVOR Lure Fishbar
Recently, I had a biscuit sandwich in the Gold Coast. The item was very good—but I'm not sure it was worth the $11 price tag. This was the same feeling my dining companion and I had after dining at Lure Fishbar, ...

Gay News

SAVOR Brunch at Cobblestone
Recently, there have been a few restaurants I've visited multiple times—if for no other reason than to see if there is consistency in the quality (especially, if good) or some sort of improvement (if the food ...

Gay News

Kit Kat Lounge hosting Kamayan feast Oct. 24
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted St., in honor of Filipino American History Month, will host a special "diva-infused" Kamayan feast featuring Chef Jordan Andino on Sunday, Oct. 24. Andino is the creative ...

Gay News

SAVOR Adorn Bar & Restaurant, take two
The last time I stopped by Adorn Bar & Restaurant—in the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware St. (which was also the first time I went there)—I encountered one of the most innovative brunch menus ever, ...

Gay News

Eli Tea Bar brings LGBTQ+ sober bar to Andersonville
--From a press release - October 6, 2021 - Chicago, IL - Eli Tea Bar is set to open its second store located at 5507 N Clark St in Chicago, Illinois. The LGBT-owned and operated sober space plans to open later this fall and will feature ...

Gay News

Latin Restaurant Weeks taking place in Chicago Oct. 4-18
National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place Sept. 15-Oct. 15, recognizing the many contributions of Hispanic Americans. As an effort to acknowledge the successful influences and cultures of Hispanic Americans, Latin Restaurant Weeks, LLC, will host its ...

Gay News

SAVOR Brunch at Wood
"Morning Wood" has returned. This provocative name was given to the brunch service at Boystown/Northalsted restaurant Wood, 3335 N. Halsted St., and it drew lots of people before the COVID pandemic changed the world. However, like ...

Gay News

SAVOR Funkenhausen
When it comes to fusion, West Town spot Funkenhausen, 1709 W. Chicago Ave., might be one of the more unusual restaurants. The cuisine here is a mixture of German ...

Gay News

NGLCC, Grubhub team to help LGBTQA-owned restaurants
The country's vulnerable LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and bars serving food will find help this fall, courtesy of a partnership formed by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Grubhub. These small business owners have been among ...

Gay News

Andersonville Wine Walk returns Sunday, Oct. 3
--From a press release - CHICAGO (September 17, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce(ACC) is pleased to welcome back its annual Andersonville Wine Walk on Sunday, October 3 from 3 pm — 6 pm. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of sipping, ...

Gay News

SAVOR Logan Square restaurant Lardon
As you might guess from its name, Lardon (2200 N. California Ave..; takes meat very seriously. Named after a small piece of pork fat or fatty bacon, the Logan Square spot is a carnivore's paradise, ...

Gay News

SAVOR Sunny Bowls
Looking for a comforting, healthful option for lunch? Then look no further than Sunny Bowls: Souper Food (theMart, #201.;, which specializes in various soups? Part of the food court at theMART (which some also call ...

Gay News

SAVOR The Press Room
At The Press Room (1134 W. Washington Blvd..;, a lot of patrons may encounter the unexpected. The West Loop restaurant—which is only open Wednesday through Sunday evenings—has undergone quite ...

Gay News

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce to present Andersonville Homecoming
--From a press release - CHICAGO (August 26, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce Andersonville Homecoming, a three-night, two-day outdoor festival featuring live entertainment, local artisans and merchants, food ...


Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.






About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.