Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2022-03-16
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

DINING Lawry's special, free Wow Bao lunch, banana-pudding cones
by Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
2018-08-21

This article shared 1119 times since Tue Aug 21, 2018
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


—Through Friday, Aug. 31, Lawry's, 100 E. Ontario St., is offering a $150 prime-rib dinner for two. Items include a choice of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc or the signature Meat & Potato Martini; the Original Spinning Bowl Salad; a choice of prime rib or salmon filet; and a dessert option. See http://www.lawrysonline.com/lawrys-primerib/chicago/general-info.

—Wow Bao will mark National Bao Day ( Wed., Aug. 22 ) by offering free lunch. The offer is available at all Chicago Wow Bao locations, including the newest fully tech-enabled location at 200 N. Michigan Ave., and the Water Tower location at 835 N. Michigan Ave. Said offer is available 11 a.m.-2 p.m, with up to a $10 value.

—On Aug. 23-26, Magnolia Bakery, 108 N. State St., will be serving banana-pudding cones ( for $5.25 each ). There will be scoops of the banana pudding in wafer cones, with your choice of confetti or chocolate sprinkles. ( Note: They are available in store only and not for advance order. ) Also, the Boston Cream Pie Banana Pudding—which is typically only available at our Boston location in Faneuil Hall, and has layers of vanilla pudding, vanilla wafers, bananas and chocolate fudge—will be available during Aug. 23-26 as well. ( Note: The pudding WILL be available in store and for advance order at all locations while supplies last. )

—The Langham, Chicago, 330 N. Wabash Ave., announced the appointment of Chef Damion Henry to executive chef. Henry oversees all culinary operations within the hotel—including its 15,000 square feet of banquet space, Travelle Restaurant, Pavilion, in-room private dining and exclusive Club Lounge. Henry has more than two decades of experience in the kitchen and worked as the executive sous chef at The Langham, Chicago since its opening in 2013.

—Italian spot Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State St., is offeirng brunch. Items include tems like the carving station featuring Slagel Farm pork belly, a ricotta doughnut station, a dolce station and a smoked fish station highlighting Faroe Island salmon, trout and bay scallops. Guests can also order made-to-order sourdough waffles, desserts like strawberry panna cotta, almond macaroons and enjoy farm-fresh ingredients like asparagus and strawberries. Osteria's brunch is $34.95 and is offered on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. See osteriaviastato.com .

—Entente has new summer dishes on its upscale menu. Items include fjord sea trout ( with watermelon, sumac, black olive, heirloom tomato and licorice ), lobster ( with mango, peanut, coconut, plum and cucumber ), Hudson Valley foie gras, Berkshire pork and corn-based dessert ( with corn ice cream, corn cake, shio koji and anise hyssop ).

—Fort Willow Bar + Bites, 1721 N. Elston Ave., is open Tuesdays-Saturdays at 5 p.m., and Sundays at 10 a.m. The globally influenced bites include items such as blistered long beans, tandoori prawns, glazed pork belly, fluke curdo and more. There are also several cocktails, such as the Daisy Pusher ( jalapeno tequila, mezcal and guava ) and the Cape Route Mule ( turmeric vodka, cumin, ginger and cilantro ). See www.fort-willow.com .

—City Mouse, the signature restaurant at Ace Hotel Chicago, hosts Bingo Night every last Thursday of the month at 8-10 p.m. Free to play at the West Loop restaurant, the winner of each round will be entered to win a one-night stay at Ace Hotel Chicago, with free breakfast at City Mouse.

—Stan's Donuts & Coffee will be celebrating Stan Berman's 89th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 25. To celebrate the man who started it all, Stan's Donuts & Coffee will be celebrating his birthday with 89-cent glazed donuts that day across all Chicago locations. Stan's will also offer one dozen glazed donuts for $10, with customers encouraged to pre-order their dozens.

—On Thursday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m., Pilot Light will host a "Vino & Vinasa" fundraiser, with a class led by CorePower yoga instructors, complete with a charcuterie table and wine. Located at Savage Smyth, 920 N. Franklin St., the hour-long yoga class will start things. Then, wine will be available from vineyards including Peju, D'Alfonso-Curran and Skater Girl, and there will be popsicles from Ozzie's Pops & Pretzels as well as a large charcuterie table from FoodMatch. See www.eventbrite.com/e/vino-vinyasa-at-savage-smyth-tickets-48072162131 for tickets ( $30 each ).

—International Bacon Day happens to fall over Labor Day, so Spanish restaurant Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave., is offering a special for the holiday all weekend long. The restaurant's signature bacon-wrapped dates will be complimentary for any guest who mentions the special. The dates are stuffed with chorizo and a marcona almond before being wrapped in a bacon and drizzled with a La Peral cheese fondue. See mercatchicago.com .

—Ballyhoo Hospitality's Walton Street Kitchen + Bar ( @waltonstreetchicago ), an upscale spot at 912 N. State St., will open on Wed., Sept. 12, with two distinct restaurant and lounge experiences: the Kitchen + Bar and The Lounge. Chicago-based design group 555 International is behind the interior design of the two-level space as well as much of the custom-fabricated details and furnishings inside it. See WaltonStreetChicago.com .

—Shore Club, 1603 N. Lake Shore Dr., has announced a series of events running through October. Events include Rose Fest on the Beach ( Saturday, Sept. 15, 2-5 p.m. ), Whiskeyfest on the Beach ( Saturday, Sept. 22, 2-5 p.m. ) and Oktoberfest on the Beach ( Saturday, Oct. 6, 12-4 p.m. ) For more information, visit www.ShoreClubChi.com .

—Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet's event Hamburger Hop returns Friday, Sept. 28, on the Harris Theater Rooftop at 6-9 p.m. To celebrate Chicago Gourmet's overall Rock the Fork theme, the evening's DJ will spin crowd-pleasing, old-school jams while 15 chefs compete for the title of burger champ. The competitor line-up includes chefs from Miller's Pub, Virgin Hotels Chicago, Kinzie Chophouse, Cochon Volant Brasserie and other restaurants; chef/author/TV figure Carla Hall and Chef Tony Mantuano are among the judges. Visit https://www.chicagogourmet.org/page/HamburgerHop.

—The James Beard Foundation ( JBF ) announced the cities and dates for its sixth annual Taste America national culinary tour: Sept. 28-Nov. 17. Chicago will share the dates of Oct. 26-27 with San Francisco. Chicago events include the Taste Chicago Benefit Dinner on Oct. 26 at Prime & Provisions/Builders BLDG, and free demos on Oct. 27 at Michigan Avenue's Sur La Table with Karen Akunowicz and Big Jones chef Paul Fehribach. See https://www.jamesbeard.org/tasteamerica.

—Noyane, 101 E. Erie St., is offering a special branded lunchbox promo with a portion of the proceeds go toward CPS just in time for back to school. Guests can add the souvenir lunch box to their orders for $9 to donate ( $5 going to CPS fundraisers ) through Sept. 30 during Lunch & Dinner service ( opens at 11 a.m. daily ). Noyane will be donating proceeds to the Back To School Campaign.

—On Sunday, Sept. 30, at noon-10 p.m., Thalia Hall and Dusek's Board & Beer are hosting the 4th Annual Blocktoberfest. Located outside Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., the free event will feature a variety of craft beers and specialty cocktails for purchase. In addition, there will be items such as Dusek's soft pretzels with house-made beer mustard ( $4 ); garlic sausage served with chips, sauerkraut and beer mustard ( $5 ); and local apple streusel ( $5 ). There will also be DJs like Jesse De La Pena, Darryn Jones and Yessenia G.

Send items to Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com, or follow on Twitter @Azygous60610 or on Instagram at azygous333.


This article shared 1119 times since Tue Aug 21, 2018
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

SAVOR Coco Pazzo: Lunch at a longtime Italian favorite 2022-05-13
- The River North spot Coco Pazzo, 300 W. Hubbard St., is one of those spots I've always wanted to visit. I had heard some people rave about the restaurant but, for some reason, I never got around to visiting this Tuscan ...


Gay News

Queer college salutatorian plans to help community through food 2022-05-10
- Back in March, Jose Cueva got an unexpected phone call from the president of Kennedy-King College: Cueva's perfect 4.0 GPA meant he would be graduating as salutatorian. "I was in shock; I wasn't expecting that," Cueva ...


Gay News

SAVOR Cafe Sophie: Chef Grant talks about his European getaway in the Gold Coast 2022-05-06
- Chef Danny Grant wants to take Chicagoans (and visitors) to Europe—via his latest spot, Cafe Sophie, which opened April 14. Named after Grant's aunt, Cafe Sophie (a 2,500-square-foot space at 847 N. State St., in the ...


Gay News

Two Whole Foods stores to close; Lightfoot, Hunter respond 2022-04-30
- Whole Foods is closing two Chicago stores—including one it opened on the South Side six years ago amid promises to end the food desert in that area, Block Club Chicago reported. The Englewood spot and a ...


Gay News

Chicago part of Taco Bell Drag Brunch tour 2022-04-29
- Starting next month, Taco Bell is launching the Taco Bell Drag Brunch—a five-stop restaurant tour that aims to celebrate drag culture and the LGBTQ+ community, Food and Wine noted. Taking place at five Taco Bell Cantina ...


Gay News

The Andersonville Wine Walk returns for its 16th year on May 15 2022-04-23
-- From a press release - CHICAGO (April 21, 2022) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC), in partnership with In Fine Spirits, is pleased to welcome back its annual Andersonville Wine Walk, an afternoon of ...


Gay News

Andersonville Farmers Market returns May 11 - Oct. 19 2022-04-15
-- From a press release - CHICAGO (April 14, 2022) — The Andersonville Farmers Market (AFM) is pleased to return for its 13th season featuring 30 vendors on Wednesdays from 3 — 7 pm from May 11 — October 19, 2022 on ...


Gay News

First COVID breath test authorized 2022-04-15
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first COVID-19 test that uses breath samples, according to NBC News. The InspectIR COVID-19 Breathalyzer test has to be done by a trained operator, but the FDA said ...


Gay News

Out LondonHouse Executive Chef Liz Sweeney talks industry, personal journey 2022-04-14
- During a recent conversation with Windy City Times, LondonHouse Executive Chef Liz Sweeney revealed several aspects of herself—all coming together to show a complex and open individual. For example, she was quick to flash a smile ...


Gay News

LGBT POCs 3X more likely than white non-LGBTs to have faced food insufficiency during pandemic 2022-04-14
-- From a press release - During the pandemic, an estimated 13% of LGBT adults in the U.S. reported not having enough to eat in the past week, compared to 8% of non-LGBT adults, according to a new report by the Williams ...


Gay News

SAVOR Michelin-starred restaurants; 'Study of Spring' 2022-04-06
- Four Chicago restaurants were named first-time recipients of Michelin stars, according to The Chicago Tribune. Those spots are the French-inflected Claudia (with items like squid-ink madeleines), artsy restaurant Esme, the ...


Gay News

SAVOR The Lunchroom at SPACE 519: A chic cafe in Streeterville 2022-04-05
- It turns out that some of the city's best dining spots are inside stores—seriously. There are long-established places like The Walnut Room at Macy's, but there are many others, such as Eataly and Restoration Hardware's Eat: ...


Gay News

SAVOR The Kitchen American Bistro: Brunch by the river 2022-03-25
- Brunch in Chicago has almost become an institution unto itself. Now that things are slowly returning to "normal," people are emerging from their homes—and some are just starting to realize the potentially overwhelming number of brunch ...


Gay News

SAVOR Adorn: One of the best restaurants you'll hit this year 2022-03-22
- In 2021, visiting Adorn Bar & Restaurant (in the Four Seasons, at 120 E. Delaware Pl.) were among the high points in what was a year of turbulence, to say the least. A recent visit, however, ...


Gay News

Nobody's Darling named James Beard Award finalist 2022-03-16
- A month after being named a Chicago-area semifinalist for the 2022 James Beard Foundation Awards, the Black- and queer-owned spot Nobody's Darling has been named a finalist for Outstanding Bar Program. Nobody's Darling will compete against ...


 



Copyright © 2022 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.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots
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     
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.