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

  NIGHTSPOTS

DINING NEWS Bernie's event, 'Friends of avec' brunch, Park at Wrigley
Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
by Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
2018-02-20

This article shared 1108 times since Tue Feb 20, 2018
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


—Bernie's Lunch & Supper, 660 N. Orleans St., will host its second Ladies Night on Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bernie's will be offering a special Ladies Night cocktail menu with drinks like Don't Call me a Sushi Roll ( $12; Death's Door Gin, chartreuse, ginger liquor, wasabi simple syrup, jalapeno ginger syrup ), RUM-sicle ( $10; bourbon, ginger liquor, cinnamon syrup, cherry bitter, walnut bitters, angostura bitters ) and Wouldn't it be Nice ( $10; Death's Door ginger-infused vodka, aperol, lemon, pomegranate ). The night will also feature raffles; prizes include a $100 gift card from Re'Luxe Nail Spa and Boutique, one month of unlimited yoga at CorePower and more. RSVP at BerniesLunchAndSupper.com .

—avec, 615 W. Randolph St., is teaming with some of Chicago's culinary, beer and cocktail talents for the fifth installment of "Friends of avec Brunch Series." The all-star lineup will feature takeovers from Estereo, Elske, Best Intentions, HaiSous and Maplewood Brewery & Distillery. The "Friends of avec Brunch Series" will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on select Sundays between February and April.

—The Park at Wrigley development will become home to a new dining and bar experience envisioned by Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Chef Tony Mantuano. The concept will be operated by Chicago-based Levy Restaurants. More info on the concept and menu to be released in late spring.

—The Chicago Food Policy Action Council ( CFPAC ) will host its "13th Annual Chicago Food Policy Summit: From Survive to Thrive," on Friday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. The summit "facilitates the development of responsible policies to improve access for Chicago residents to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound, affordable and fair food grown through environmentally sustainable practices," according to a press release. A $20 donation is requested, although scholarships are available; visit chicagofoodpolicy.com/summit2018/ .

—Room 237: The Shining Pop-Up at The Rookery, 2109 W. Chicago Ave., will open on Fridays and Saturdays until March 10. Among other things, guests can drink with Jack Torrance all night and other actors portraying classic roles from The Shining; and enjoy drinks such as The Caretaker, Apollo 11, The Hedge Maze and Redrum. See more info at www.facebook.com/events/148952462400208/ .

—The former owner of downtown riverside spot Bridge House Tavern has taken over the former Trencherman space at 2039 W. North Ave. and plans to open a neighborhood-friendly restaurant and bar, Angry Pig Tavern, according to Eater Chicago. Angry Pig will be a "neighborhood polished tavern" that will serve casual entrees, sandwiches, appetizers, bar food and brunch, owner Mark Hemmer told the website. The new tavern is slated to open in April.

—Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and The Hershey Company have created the Hershey's Gold Doughnut, which will be available for a limited time at Chicagoland's Krispy Kreme shops at 17815 S. Halsted St. in Homewood and 9150 S. Western Ave. in Evergreen Park. The Hershey's Gold Doughnut is a pairing of Krispy Kreme's Original Glazed Doughnut and pieces of the new Hershey's Gold bar, along with a salted caramel icing.

— Buona, The Original Italian Beef, will open its 22nd location, at 19801 Crawford Ave., in Flossmoor, on Wed., Feb. 28. To celebrate, Buona is giving a free Italian beef sandwich to anyone who is in line at the Crawford Avenue location before 10 a.m. on opening day. In addition, more than 1,500 prizes will be given away from opening day through the weekend, including free Italian beef for a year. Visit Buona.com or Facebook.com/Buona-Flossmoor .

—Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., will celebrate National Noodle Month this March. Also, on Thursday, March 8, Kizuki will host a noodle and sake tasting class. Additionally, guests who dine at Kizuki throughout the month will have the chance to win free ramen for a year by trying five of Kizuki's signature ramen noodles. See Kizuki.com .

—Perry's Steakhouse & Grille ( 5 Oakbrook Ct., Oak Brook; 630-571-1808 ) is introducing a new limited-time-only cocktail that incorporates both a Mexican wine and a Mexican tequila. The Rita Rose Ole, available April 1-May 10 for $15, is a unique wine-based cocktail made with Casa Madero Rosé wine and Codigo 1530 Rosa Tequila.

—Punch Bowl Social will open its 30,000-square-foot "eat, drink, play" concept on 310 N. Green St. on Saturday, March 10. Chicagoans will enjoy such popular menu items as the OMFG GF Southern fried chicken, monkey bread French toast and superfood grain bowl. Share plates will include Hugh's pimiento cheese, lobster bacon fries, cocoa-dusted carnitas street tacos and It's Nacho Mama's roasted cauliflower nachos. See PunchBowlSocial.com .

—Lowcountry, known for its boil-in-a-bag seafood, has opened its second location, in the South Loop at 1132 S. Wabash Ave. Seafood choices include shrimp ( with head on or off ), snow-crab legs, king-crab legs, mussels and lobster tail; other options include sauce, desserts, sides, cocktails and even heat level of the bag items ( from "weak sauce" to "ridiculously hot" ). See www.lowcountrychicago.com/ .

—Michael Jordan's Steak House, 505 N. Michigan Ave., is launching its Ballin' Brunch on weekends at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Items will include fried chicken and bacon-cheddar waffles; plain waffles with fresh berries; smoked chicken wings; and BBQ shrimp and grits.

—Lincoln Square spot Nick's Pizza & Pub has launched a series of new lunch specials ( 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays ). Options include a nine-inch, two-topping pizza of any choice plus a drink for $7.99; or a half-salad, soup and drink for $8.99. See NicksPizzaPub.com .

—Every Friday during Lent ( through March 30 ), Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., will offer Chef Jup's seafood menu. There will be the fish fry basket ( $15 ) in addition to raw oysters ( $1 each ), char-grilled oysters ( order of six for $16 ), BBQ shrimp with Johnny cakes ( $14 ), ahi tuna sandwich ( $14 ) and a shrimp po'boy ( $13 ). Reservations can be made by calling 773-772-4322 or visiting thefrontierchicago.com/reservations/ .

—For Lent, Benny's Chop House, 444 N. Wabash Ave., has seafood offerings, with dishes such as lobster risotto, sea scallops ( speck prosciutto, baby spinach, sultanas, pine nuts ), and whole Dover sole ( lemon-caper beurre blanc ). In addition, raw bar offerings include oysters and the shellfish tower for two. See BennysChopHouse.com .

—Del Frisco's, 58 E. Oak St., offers an array of fresh seafood, including a shellfish platter complete with chilled Alaskan king crab legs, iced jumbo shrimp and chilled crab claws; Bay of Fundy salmon with crab hash and lobster tomato jus; seared Chilean sea bass with crab-fried rice and black-bean garlic sauce; Del's jumbo lump crab cakes with Cajun-lobster cream sauce; and simply prepared fresh fish finished with Himalayan sea salt. Visit delfriscos.com/steakhouse/chicago/ .

—Various spots around the city hold trivia nights. A few are Lottie's Pub, 1925 W. Cortland St., which offers $2 tacos, $3 Dos Equis and $4 Dobel Tequila every Monday beginning at 8:30 p.m.; The Kerryman, 661 N. Clark St., which offers cash prizes every Tuesday at 7 p.m. ( with Geeks Who Drink sponsoring the contests ); and State Restaurant, 935 W. Webster Ave., which ( on Tuesdays, starting at 8 p.m. ) offers $1,000 total to the top two teams.

—Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave., is marking five years on Chicago's Magnificent Mile by treating guests to a carefully curated stash of Goose Island brews. At 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, Howells & Hood will tap varying years of five varieties of Goose Island's Bourbon County beers, including Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Barleywine, Bourbon County Coffee Stout, Bourbon County Proprietor's Blend and Bourbon County Stout Reserve. See HowellsAndHood.com .

—St. Patrick's Day celebrations will soon be taking place. For example, The Kerryman, 661 N. Clark St., will host its annual Parade Day Party on Saturday, March 17 at 8-11 a.m. "Paddy Package" tickets are available for $45, and include all draft beers, well liquors, Bloody Marys and an Irish breakfast roll. See bit.ly/2Eq7Z2n .

—Mortons The Steakhouse, 65 E. Wacker Pl., will be offering a special menu 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with items like mini-fileet sandwiches for St. Patrick's Day on March 17. There will also be music from Bear & Jakes Acoustic.

—Land & Lake Kitchen ( at LondonHouse, 81 E. Upper Wacker Dr. ) will have St. Patrick's Day specials. On Saturday, March 17, there will be a traditional Reuben with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread for $12; corned-beef hash with two sunny-side-up eggs, potatoes, Swiss cheese and corned beef for $14; and 22 oz. Bud Light drafts for $6. Visit landlkitchen.com .

—The Pony Inn, 1638 W. Belmont Ave., will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a brunch buffet and all-day specials on Saturday, March 17. A $30 brunch buffet includes all-you-can-eat eggs, bacon, sausage links, hash browns, doughnuts, Nutella poppers, Texas toast, cheeseburger sliders, chicken tenders and French fries, plus green beer and mimosas at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are available at theponychicago.com .

—Vanille Patisserie invites all Chicagoans to celebrate National Macaron Day and the first day of spring ( March 20 ), with proceeds supporting Special Olympics Chicago. All four locations will donate 10 percent of all in-store and online sales on National Macaron Day to the organization. See VanillePatisserie.com .

—FamilyFarmed's 14th Annual Good Food EXPO will take place March 23-24 at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd. Among other things, Sarah Grueneberg of Chicago's Monteverde restaurant—fresh off her 2017 James Beard Best Chef Great Lakes Award—will receive FamilyFarmed's Good Food Chef of the Year Award and do a demo at Saturday's Good Food Festival's popular Chefs At Play stage. ( Other chefs lined up for the Festival include Rick Bayless of the Frontera restaurants; Jason Vincent of Chicago's Giant and City Mouse; and Judson Todd Allen, a Chicago native whose flavorful spice-forward cuisine is well-known to TV audiences. ) See GoodFoodEXPO.org .

—The first-ever Halal lifestyle festival in America, "I Heart Halal," will showcase the range of contemporary U.S. halal at Navy Pier, Festival Hall A, Friday, April 13-15. This new three-day festival will provide a welcoming space for anyone interested in Halal living embraced by U.S. Muslim consumers. See IHeartHalal.com .

—The Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St., has announced four new vendors opening in February and March. They will include Lito's Empanadas, Firenze Italian Street Food, Tiger Ceviche and Pierogi Crib. Visit FrenchMarket.com .

Send items to Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com or follow on Twitter @Azygous60610 .


This article shared 1108 times since Tue Feb 20, 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      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.