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Mesa Urbana, a popular neighborhood, Mexican fusion restaurant, hosted its Grand Opening Celebration on September 14. The charming hotspot is located at 1935 N. Lincoln Park West and, on this night, it was the scene of much merriment, food, drink and music.

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Fame Supper Club, a new dining spot offering modern American fare, classic cocktails and live music, recently opened in River North at 157 West Ontario Street. The bi-level concept features an elevated dining experience and a nightclub/private event space.

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Beatrix, the neighborhood coffeehouse, restaurant and meeting place from Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, will open in the Loop at 155 N. Wacker Dr. in Spring 2022. This will be Beatrix’s first location in the Loop and the fifth of its kind. The concept was created by Lettuce Entertain You…

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There are certain foods that just taste like summer. Walking through the produce section at Mariano’s is like a journey through summer fl avors: ripe tomatoes, succulent peaches, corn slightly charred on the grill, and my favorite, sweet, juicy watermelon!

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Even the Uber driver had trouble finding this sleek, yet charming new (3-month-old) restaurant nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park. Yet once you've arrived, you feel like you've come home. The staff, from top to bottom, greets everyone like long lost friends. Yes, Mesa Urbana is a true neig…

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When summer hits, I crave anything off the grill. It’s my favorite way to bring people together. Grilling not only brings out food’s natural characteristics while adding savory, flame-kissed flavor, it’s also a simple way to throw together a feast — especially with help from Mariano’s.

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Situated in the former III Forks restaurant spot in Lakeshore East, at the corner of Field Blvd. and Benton Place, Avli is far removed from the ghost of this old, dark restaurant. In fact, it's the polar opposite with everything artfully designed in sparkling shades of cream, beige and white…

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A Chicago institution is celebrating its 32nd anniversary this month. Since Steve Lombardo and Hugo Ralli opened Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in May of 1989, they have never looked back. Housed in the space made legendary by the famous Mr. Kelley's (where a very young Barbra Streisand perfor…

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Greektown Chicago will present its first-ever Greektown Restaurant Week from March 1-7, a weeklong event featuring special offers from popular Greektown restaurants and bars.

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From restaurant group DMK and James Beard Award nominee Brian Huston comes a new culinary experience for residents. Operating as a takeaway market/retail operation, The Arch will feature classic items like Detroit-Chicago hybrid pizzas, fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, pastries …

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As the days grow colder, Chicago restaurants are focusing on accommodations for the winter months that prioritize giving guests a warm, enjoyable outdoor dining experience.

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Streeterville residents seeking ways to stay entertained this winter have no shortage of opportunities for do-it-yourself projects—including recreating some of their favorite treats from the comfort of home.

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The Chicago City Council regulated the fees that third-party companies can charge for delivering online orders from “food dispensing establishments” like restaurants during its Nov. 23 City Council meeting.

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A handful of local eateries have been awarded winterization grants through DoorDash’s Main Street Strong effort. Bombay Wraps, Goddess and the Baker, Pinched on the River and Saigon Sisters are among 100 venues that will receive funds to “help continue safely offering service as the weather …

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Pinstripes concluded a Hometown Heroes campaign recently, honoring the people who “go above and beyond to make the community a better place to live.” Launched in June, the bistro, bowling and bocce venue asked patrons to nominate those who they felt most deserved the recognition and explain …

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Bill’s Original Tavern Pizza began dishing out tavern-style pies for carryout and delivery from its new location in River North on the day before Halloween. Open 4-10 p.m. Monday – Sunday, the restaurant will deliver up to five miles from its home at 317 N. Clark St.

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International travel may be on hold, but thanks to the diversity of brunch offerings at Streeterville and New Eastside restaurants, residents can embark on a culinary tour of the world right in their neighborhood.

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Lettuce Entertain You is helping kids, adults, and families make the most of Halloween with themed events, dishes, flavors, and desserts specials at various downtown venues. Pumpkin carving events, scary sundaes, cookie-making kits and homemade waffles are just a few of the treats in store.

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Lawry's The Prime Rib, a long-term staple of the Magnificent Mile, will close its Chicago location on Dec. 31, 2020, the restaurant announced Monday, Sept. 21, in a news release.

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Nearly three-dozen Chicago eateries will celebrate the first ever Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Week beginning Monday, September 28. Representing the venerable restaurant group that started with Lincoln Park’s R.J. Grunts in 1971, the diverse collection of venues seem capable of satisfyin…

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Offshore on Navy Pier will not let the nation’s largest rooftop fall victim to the pandemic. The 56,000 square-foot bar, restaurant, and event space will remain open when the rest of the historic facility closes for the year on September 8.

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A taco joint inspired by the flavors of California street food debuts Wednesday, Sept. 2, at its new Streeterville location.

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Women’s Restaurant Week offers a satisfying (and additional) reason to commemorate the signing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote on August 26, 1920. It kicked off yesterday on the amendment’s annual celebration, also known as Women’s Equality Day, and will continue…

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Chick-fil-A plans to open a new restaurant in the Magnificent Mile on Thursday, Aug. 13, one of two Michigan Avenue locations to debut in Chicago this month.

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The only thing better than having a picnic is having a picnic with food made by someone else. A number of local venues are helping alfresco fans do just that by offering ready-to-go baskets and take-out specials designed to pair with the great outdoors.