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2 SPARROWS – Gregory Ellis

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Location: 553 W. Diversey Parkway Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 234-2320 Hours: Breakfast and lunch served Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch served Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other Vitals: Street parking is available in the surrounding area. Reservations are not available. All  [Read More]

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WebsiteFacebook About 676 Both 676 Restaurant and Bar, and its warm-weather counterpart, Café 676, focus on Midwest and local whenever possible. The fare at these restaurants are approachable, organic and sustainable—local foods treated the way they were intended. A true taste of the Midwest, Chef accentuates the food selection with  [Read More]

694 WINE & SPIRITS – Chris Dunstatter

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 694 N. Milwaukeee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642 312.492.6620 Open everyday at 5 p.m. – Outdoor patio always open. Formerly known as Juicy Wine Bar, or just Juicy – you may have heard of their famous Benton Bacon BLT’s.  They may have a new name, but word from owner  [Read More]

ATWOOD – Derek Simcik (* 5 year BFC VET)

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  WebsiteFacebookTwitter 1 West Washington Street Chicago, IL.60602 312.368.1900 Breakfast: Mon-Fri  7am-10:30am Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-3pm Dinner: Mon-Sun 5pm – Close Brunch: Sat-Sun 8am-3pm Executive Chef Derek Simcik, a graduate of the Art Institute of Washington, was always captivated by the meticulous attention to detail of pastry chefs. He trained  [Read More]

BAKIN’ & EGGS – Bob and Gina Hartwig

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 3120 N Lincoln Ave (between Greenview Ave & Barry Ave) Chicago, IL 60657 Neighborhood: Lakeview (773) 525-7005 Hours:  8 a.m.-3 p.m. Seven days a week. * Bakin’ & Eggs at Baconfest Chicago 2013: Jalapeno bacon & smoked gouda mac-n-cheese Mini bacon cinnamon rolls with vanilla fudge frosting Bakin’  [Read More]

BLACK DOG GELATO – Jessica Oloroso

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 859 N. Damen Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 Phone: 773.235.3116 AND 1955 W Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657 Phone: 773.348.7935 Winter Hours:  Friday-Sunday 2pm-10pm Jessica Oloroso – Owner/Pastry chef joloroso@blackdogchicago.com Jessica Oloroso is Chef and Owner of Black Dog Gelato, where she crafts gourmet artisanal gelato and sorbet. Her scoop  [Read More]

BRANCH 27 – Todd Dibkey

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 1371 W. Chicago Avenue  •  Chicago, IL 60642  •  Phone: (312) 850-2700 Located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, Branch 27 is an American bistro owned by Cary Michael (formerly of Rockit Bar and Grill and Lettuce Entertain You) and Howard Natinsky (of Five Star, Fat Cat, and Empire  [Read More]

BROWNTROUT – Sean Sanders

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 4111 N. Lincoln • Chicago, IL 773.472.4111 Browntrout Cuisine is a comfortable, casual fine-dining experience located at 4111 N. Lincoln in the North Center area of Chicago. We are family owned and can seat 70 people, comfortably, in our dining room. We have a large central communal table  [Read More]

BUTCHER & THE BURGER – Allen Sternweiler

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 1021 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago IL 60614 Phone: 773.697.3735 Fax: 773.697.3739 Open from 7:30AM-9PM Mondays, 7:30-10PM Tue-Thurs, 7:30AM-12AM Friday, 8AM-12AM Saturday Chef/Owner Allen Sternweiler Allen Sternweiler has spent the past several decades in Chicago earning a reputation as a world-class, dedicated chef with an exceptional talent for game meats,  [Read More]

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 980 North Michigan Avenue Level Two, Chicago, Illinois 60611 Phone: 312.280.2750 Lunch Hours: Seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner Hours: Monday through Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sarah Grueneberg  [Read More]

CANTINA 46 – Troy Graves – (* 4 year BFC VET!)

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 46 East Superior Street—Chicago, Illinois 60611—(312) 664-0100 Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 5pm – 11pm Friday 3pm – 12am Saturday 11am – 12am Sunday 11am – 11am Going South of the Border in the Heart of the Gold Coast The Mexican fare features upscale comfort food. With  [Read More]

CANTINA LAREDO – Larry Sinclair

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 508 N. State Street • Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 955-0014 Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere.  They offer daily fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with portobello mushrooms or sauteéd artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers. Cantina  [Read More]

Chef Chris Curren

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Chef Chris Curren Born July 20th, 1979 in Niskayuna, NY Chris Curren spent his formative years growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. Curren recalls his earliest culinary memories taking over the kitchen in his family home.“When I was around eleven years old my parents started letting me experiment a little more  [Read More]

DAVANTI ENOTECA – Jaysen Euler

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 1359 W. Taylor Street, Chicago IL 60607 (312) 226-5550 Davanti Enoteca Opened in September 2010, Davanti Enoteca is part of the Francesca’s Family of Restaurants of restaurateur Scott Harris. Located in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood, Davanti Enoteca offers shareable plates of rustic Italian cuisine from pastas, pizzas, entrees  [Read More]

ELLY’S PANCAKE HOUSE

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Chicago: 101 W North Ave, (At N Clark St), Chicago 60610 Phone: (312) 643-2300 Hours: Daily: 24hrs Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Arlington Heights: 372 E Golf Rd (between Arlington Heights Rd & Goebbert Rd), Arlington Heights, IL 60005 Phone: (847) 364-4400 Hours: Mon-Sun 6 am – 4 pm  [Read More]

EPIC RESTAURANT – Matt Pollock

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter EPIC is located at 112 W Hubbard Street, just steps from the intersection of Clark & Hubbard. We are accessible by CTA Bus lines 22 & 36, and walking distance from the Grand, Merchandise Mart and Clark & Lake train stops. (312) 222-4940 Lunch Served: Monday – Friday:  [Read More]

FARMHOUSE – Eric Mansavage & Kristine Antonian

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 228 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 280-4960 Hours:  Mon-Sun 11 am – 2 am Farmhouse Tavern is a Midwestern Craft Tavern specializing in local food and drink. We are a farm to tavern restaurant, making all of our own burgers, sausages, condiments, and sodas from scratch.  [Read More]

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  WebsiteFacebookTwitter Chef Massimo Salatino - Corporate Executive Chef, Francesca’s Restaurant Group Francesca’s Restaurants • Chicago, Illinois A native Italian, Massimo Salatino’s career has spanned two decades, from kitchens in Italy to New York City, eventually settling in Chicago. As a youngster, Salatino worked at a friend’s restaurant, where his  [Read More]

GEMINI BISTRO/RUSTIC HOUSE – Jason Paskewitz

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Gemini Bistro WebsiteFacebookTwitter 2075 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 773-525-2522 Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm Sunday 5pm-9pm Closed Monday Located In the Heart of Lincoln Park, Gemini Bistro Redefines Neighborhood Dining

Open since 2009, Gemini Bistro is a stylish, inviting bistro that offers contemporary American cuisine with  [Read More]

GIRL & THE GOAT – Stephanie Izard

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 809 W. Randolph Chicago, IL 60661 312-492-6262 Dinner: Monday – Friday: 4:30pm – 11:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm – 12:00am STEPHANIE IZARD, EXECUTIVE CHEF/PARTNER, GIRL & THE GOAT Stephanie Izard, James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes,” and Food & Wine “Best New Chef” is the Executive Chef/Partner of two  [Read More]

GLENVIEW HOUSE – Grant Slauterbeck

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 1843 Glenview Road • Glenview, IL (847) 724-0692 Hours: Mon – Thurs: 3pm-Midnight (Kitchen opens at 4pm) Fri – Sat: 11am-2am Sunday: 11am-Midnight The New Glenview House Brings History with a Delicious Twist to the North Shore
First Operating Business in Glenview Now Houses Upscale American Restaurant & Bar. With over 200 years  [Read More]

IPO – Trevor Hoyte

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 172 West Adams St. • Chicago, IL 60603 ( Map It ) 312 917 5608 HOURS: M–F breakfast 6:30–11am | lunch 11:30am–2pm | dinner 5–10pm SAT brunch 7:00–11:30am | dinner 5–10pm SUN brunch 7:00–11:30am | closed for dinner Housed in the W Chicago City Center, IPO captures the elegant energy  [Read More]

J LAFAYETTE CATERING CO. – Alexander L. Martin

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Chef Alexander L. Martin Phone: (847) 714-2155 Fax: (847) 563-1343 jlafayettecatering@hotmail.com J Lafayette Catering Company provides a culinary experience of delectable tastes to create a welcoming and intimate ambiance.  Our goal is to cater your special event with distinction and first-class service to create an exclusive, personal and unforgettable  [Read More]

JORDAN’S FOOD OF DISTINCTION – Jordan Spritz

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Website Jordan’s Food of Distinction | 1551 W. Thomas Street, Chicago, IL 60622 ph 773 278 8111 | info@jfod.com | www.jfod.com Cooking and event planning are in Chef Jordan Spritz’s blood, having grown up in a house of foodies and professional party planners. At an early age, Spritz developed a profound  [Read More]

LEOPOLD – Michael Dean Reynolds

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 1450 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago IL 60642 312.348.1028 Hours: Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (Bar / lounge open one hour later all nights) A Belgian-inspired restaurant, Leopold is located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Chef Jeffrey Hedin’s  [Read More]

MERCADITO – Patricio Sandoval

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 108 W Kinzie Street Chicago, IL 60654 Tel: 312.329.9555 / Fax: 312.329.0454 LUNCH • mon-fri:11:30am-3pm BRUNCH • sat: 11:30am-3pm | sun: 11:30am-4pm DINNER • sun-mon: 5pm-12am | tue-thur: 5pm-1am | fri: 5pm-2am | sat: 5pm-3am DELIVERY •  Order online From Metromix: Patricio Sandoval has a hit on his hands with Mercadito, a market  [Read More]

MERCAT A LA PLANXA – Cory Morris

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Website FacebookTwitter 638 South Michigan Avenue • Chicago, IL 60605 312.765.0524 HOURS: Monday thru Thursday • 6:30 am – 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday • 6:30 am – 12:00 am Sunday • 6:30 am – 10:00 pm Take a culinary tour of Barcelona right on Michigan Avenue at Mercat a  [Read More]

NACIONAL 27 – Francisco Vilchez

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WebsiteFacebook Twitter 325 W. Huron • Chicago, IL 60654 312.664.2727 BAR AND LOUNGE HOURS: Monday thru Thursday 5:00pm – 9:30pm Friday 5:00pm – 2:00am Saturday 5:00pm – 3:00am DINING ROOM HOURS: Monday thru Thursday 5:30pm – 9:30pm Friday 5:30pm – 10:30pm Saturday 5:30pm – 10:30pm For Friday and Saturday tapas,  [Read More]

NANA – Jeremy Kiens

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 3267 South Halsted • Chicago, IL 60608 312-929-2486 Hours: Breakfast/lunch: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Weekend brunch: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Dinner: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday At Baconfest Chicago 2013, the Nana team featured a braised pork belly on a bacon infused English muffin and topped it with green tomato  [Read More]

NONNA SANTI’S BISCOTTI – Jo-Marie Frigo

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Experience the Taste of Tuscany Nonna Santi’s Biscotti is Chicago’s source for authentic Italian biscotti. Every loaf of biscotti made is hand shaped and baked from simple, organic ingredients. Nonna Santi’s Biscotti is available at retailers like Whole Foods Market and great retailers throughout Chicago including fine Italian markets. Baking and  [Read More]

PARK GRILL at Millenium Park – Bernie Laskowski

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 11 N Michigan Ave. • Chicago, IL 60602 312-521-PARK (7275) Hours: Mon-Thu, open at 11:00 a.m. & serving dinner until 9:30 p.m. Fri, open at 11:00 a.m. & serving dinner until 10:30 p.m. Sat, open at 11:00 a.m. & serving dinner until 10:30 p.m. Sun, open at 10:00 a.m.  [Read More]

PAULINA MARKET

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WebsiteTwitter Paulina Market proudly offers superior products on our website for your personal enjoyment. Beyond our wide selection of excellent fresh meats, shop there for poultry items that are cured, hickory smoked, and fully cooked; or for sausages that are also air-dried and ready-to-eat; or for any of the three  [Read More]

PERENNIAL VIRANT – Paul Virant

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 1800 N Lincoln Ave • Chicago, IL 60614 312-981-7070 About Paul Virant - Chef/Partner, Restauranteur, Preservation Guru Paul Virant is the chef and owner of two restaurants, the celebrated Vie restaurant outside Chicago in Western Springs, Illinois and new restaurant Perennial Virant located across the street from Chicago’s Green  [Read More]

QUINCE – Bryan Klau

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 1625 Hinman Ave • ‪Evanston, IL 60201‬ (847) 570-8400 / fax (847) 570-8100 Open for Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Friday: 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Sunday: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Andy Motto arrives at Quince from a position as  [Read More]

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Rockit River-North 22 W. Hubbard • Chicago, IL 60654 312.645.6000 HOURS: Mon – Wed: 11:30am – 12:30am Thu – Fri:  11:30am – 1:30am Sat 10:30am – 2:30am Sun 10:30am – Close PARKING: Valet parking available during all hours of operation Amanda Downing Executive Chef / Operating Partner Rockit  [Read More]

ROSEBUD – Michael Ponzio

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 720 North Rush Street Chicago, IL 60611 Tel: 312-266-6444 Fax: 312-266-8332 Hours:  See individual locations. MICHAEL PONZIO Director Of Culinary Operations Chef Michael Ponzio comes from a large Italian family and grew up cooking at home. He was blessed to spend almost every day with his Nana Kay learning how  [Read More]

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 505 North State Street • Chicago, IL 60654 312-755-9704 HOURS: Breakfast: Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. Brunch: Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch: Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dinner: Sunday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday – Thursday, 5 p.m. –  [Read More]

SAIGON SISTERS RESTAURANT – Matt Riordan

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter The Restaurant 567 W. Lake St. (between Jefferson and Clinton St.) 312.496.0090 LUNCH Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM DINNER Monday to Thursday: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM Friday & Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Closed on Sundays The French Market 131 N. Clinton St. (between Randolph  [Read More]

SIXTEEN – Sarah Kosikowski

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Trump International Hotel & Tower 401 N Wabash Ave, 16th Floor • Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 588-8000 Hours: Mon-Wed, Sun 6:30 am – 9:30 pm Thu-Sat 6:30 am – 10 pm Sixteen, Trump International Hotel and Tower’s signature restaurant, located on the 16th floor is the  [Read More]

STATE & LAKE at The Wit Hotel – Evan Percoco

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter State and Lake – at the WIT Hotel 201 N. State St., Chicago IL 60601 • 312-239-9400 Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 6:30am – 11pm, Thursday-Friday: 6:30am – 12am Saturday: 7am – 12am Sunday: 7am – 11pm Voted “Chicago’s best restaurant for business lunch” by Crain’s Chicago Business, State and Lake  [Read More]

SUNDA – Jess De Guzman

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 110 W. Illinois Chicago, IL 60654 p. 312.644.0500 f. 312.644.0501 Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30 am – 3 pm Mon-Wed, Sun: 5 pm – 11 pm Thu-Sat: 5 pm – 12 am Sun: 10:30 am – 3 pm Executive Chef – Jess De Guzman Sunda’s cuisine is surprisingly simple served  [Read More]

SWEET BABY RAY’S RESTAURANTS & CATERING

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Sweet Baby Ray’s Story From our humble barbecue beginnings to award-winning sauce, now restaurants, and premier catering — our passion for great food, and ability to throw one heckuva party and unforgettable events have taken Sweet Baby Ray’s from ambitious aspirations to a whole universe of “yum.” My  [Read More]

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 52 W. Elm Street • Chicago Reservations 312.573.4000 HOURS: Monday-Saturday  5pm-9:30pm Sunday  4pm-8:30pm Sunday Brunch  10:30am-1.30pm Table Fifty-Two Welcome to Chef Art Smith’s and Julie Latsko’s signature restaurant, Table Fifty-Two, the home of Southern hospitality in Chicago. Whether you are dining in the high-ceiling elegance of the upstairs  [Read More]

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Terzo Piano Restaurant at the Art Institute of Chicago 159 E Monroe • Chicago, IL 60603 312.443.8650 Hours: Open daily 11am-3pm, Thursday evenings 5pm-9pm Megan L. Neubeck Chef di Cucina, Terzo Piano at The Art Institute of Chicago On her second trip to Europe, just after graduating high school, Megan L.  [Read More]

THE BEDFORD – Michael Galen

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 1612 West Division Street in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois 773.235.8800 Hours: Monday through Friday • 5pm – 2am Saturday • 5pm – 3am The Bedford is a local kitchen + bar serving up casual quality, located in a historic, landmark bank space. Contemporary American cuisine  [Read More]

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 1321 W Taylor St (between Throop St & Ada St) Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 243-1577 Hours: Mon-Fri 4 pm – 2 am Sat 11:30 am – 3 am Sun 11:30 am – 2 am From their Facebook Page: “The Italian countryside meets the American farmhouse…in Keith Richard’s basement  [Read More]

TINY LOUNGE – Jen Templeton

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 4352 N. Leavitt St. • Chicago, IL 60618 773-463-0396 HOURS: Monday thru Thursday • 4 pm – 2 am Friday • 3 pm – 2 am Saturday • 9 am – 3 am Sunday • 9 am – 2 am Tiny Lounge (From Metromix): Tiny Lounge, which closed  [Read More]

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 111 S. Wacker Drive • Chicago, IL 60606 312-948-8240 HOURS: Monday-Friday • 11 am – 9 pm Closed Saturday & Sunday Featuring warm wood-paneled walls, beautiful hardwood flooring, an alluring wine wall and floor-to-ceiling windows, this distinctively urban restaurant and wine bar provides an elegant yet casual feel,  [Read More]

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Website  - FacebookTwitter @trenchermen @chefintheory Trenchermen 2039 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 NOTE from Baconfest Chicago: Pat Sheerin is in the elite class of 6 year Baconfest Chicago veterans having joined us for our first ever intimate Baconfest event at the Publican in 2009.  His food is always off-the-charts spectacular, and there  [Read More]

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 4471 Lawn Ave. • Western Springs, IL 60558 708-246-2082 HOURS: Lounge / Bar:  Monday – Thursday 5pm – 11pm, Friday & Saturday, 5pm – Midnight Dining Room:  Monday – Thursday, 5:00pm -10:00pm, 
Friday & Saturday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm Closed on Sundays “Tastes of the seasons, preserved,”  is the quote  [Read More]