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Chicago Restaurant Week guide: Phil Vettel's list of best bets

Mon Ami Gabi, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West and 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. MAG’s city and suburban locations are part of...

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Beacon Tavern, 405 N. Wabash Ave. I really like the blackened-redfish sandwich here, and it’s part of Beacon Tavern’s three-course lunch menu. Other dishes include an eggplant-parmigiana sandwich, Brussels sprouts-kale salad and clam chowder. Dinner and brunch menus also available.

Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. Four-star dining for $22; that’s the lure at Blackbird. Skimming through the menu...

Chez Joel, 1119 W. Taylor St. The three-course lunch menu is loaded with bistro classics, including moules frites, boeuf aux champignons, profiterole and creme brulee. Dinner menu also available.

Cindy’s, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Assuming it isn’t blizzarding, the glass-enclosed rooftop restaurant should offer beautiful Millennium Park views along with its lunch menu, which includes gnocchi parisienne and chocolate quesillo with maple-pecan ice cream.

Gene & Georgetti, 500 N. Franklin St. and 9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont. G&G’s city and suburban locations are part of CRW this year. The lunch menu includes a sirloin-steak sandwich, along with beet-orange salad, pistachio-crusted whitefish and tuxedo mousse cheesecake.

The Kitchen, 316 N. Clark St. Part of me wonders what “seasonal bruschetta” means in late January, but the rest of the lunch menu (turkey burger with Sriracha aioli, pasta bolognese, creme fraiche panna cotta) has me sold. Dinner menu also available.

Marisol, 205 E. Pearson St. The restaurant inside Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art has a lunch menu that includes the signature Marisol salad, porchetta sandwich and a veggie cheeseburger. And when you’re finished, you can wander around the museum for a while.

Pearl Brasserie, 180 N. Wacker Drive. The newest casual-French restaurant in the Loop makes its CRW debut with a three-course menu that includes tomato soup with mini grilled cheese, chicken milanese, prime burger and apple tart.

Portsmith, 660 N. State St. Decisions, decisions. The $22 lunch and $33 dinner both appeal (the latter has that upscale “fish and chips” dish I like), but the lunch menu offers “fried fish and waffle” with Dark Matter (local coffee) maple syrup, and that tips the scales for me. Eat early.

Booth One, 1301 N. State Parkway. Classic glamour is back at the former Pump Room, which is offering a four-course...

City Mouse, 311 N. Morgan St. Plenty of options for guests who try the three-course ($44) dinner menu: at least four choices per course (five entree options). Bring friends.

HaiSous, 1800 S. Carpenter St. A first-time participant, HaiSous was one of the best restaurants to open in 2017...

Lena Brava, 900 W. Randolph St. Rick Bayless’ open-fire restaurant joins the CRW club with a four-course ($44) menu that includes a vegetarian option in every course. In fact, the vegetarian dishes — including the superb grill-roasted pineapple with hazelnut salsa macha — all sound terrific.

The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada St. Last month, Bon Appetit ranked the Loyalist’s cheeseburger as one of the three best burgers in the nation. Said burger, along with the tempura-fried chicken sandwich and other treats, is part of the restaurant’s three-course ($33) dinner menu.

Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton St. Michael Mina’s gorgeous Parisian brasserie comes with Gold Coast prices, which makes the three-course ($33) dinner option (including smoked-salmon tartine, blanquette de veau and dark-chocolate pot de creme) especially attractive.

Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave. For a taste of Barcelona and other Spanish-inspired dishes, check out Mercat’s three-course ($44) menu of savory choices, including cannelloni stuffed with short rib and chicken, with a creamy foie gras and truffle bechamel.

Naha, 500 N. Clark St. Lunch is so popular during CRW that chef/owner Carrie Nahabedian routinely adds extra tables to the dining room. I prefer the relative quiet of the three-course dinner menu ($44), with dishes such as “popcorn” polenta with goat cheese and mushrooms.

Split-Rail, 2500 W. Chicago Ave. Dueling five-course ($44) menus at Split-Rail invite you to choose between menus inspired by “Seinfeld” (yes, there’s soup for you) and “Friends.” Each dish is listed with the episode that inspired it. A binge-watcher’s dream.

Tanta, 118 W. Grand Ave. The three-course ($44) menu includes Peruvian favorites, such as cebiche, lomo saltado and chihoakay marino.

Bad Hunter, 802 W. Randolph St. Not surprisingly, the lunch and brunch menus are heavily veggie-focused, though there is a...

Bar Siena, 832 W. Randolph St. Bar Siena offers lunch, dinner and brunch CRW menus, but I’m especially intrigued by...

Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave. Martial Noguier always rises to the CRW occasion. This year’s brunch menu is especially intriguing. The three-course menu is $22, or $39 with bottomless mimosas. (There’s an hour-and-a-half time limit on the elbow-bending.) Lunch and dinner menus also available.

Ella Elli, 1349 W. Cornelia Ave. A CRW newbie, the flashy Ella Elli offers dinner and brunch menus, the latter including poached-egg avocado toast, mushroom-artichoke quiche and stuffed brioche French toast.

Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St. Like Remington, a 4 Star Restaurant Group property, also offering a “cocktail course” (bloody mary or mimosa) as part of its three-course brunch menu. Dishes include blueberry cornbread and pulled-pork Benedict. Lunch and dinner menus also available.

    Chicago Restaurant Week guide: Phil Vettel's list of best bets
    In 2008, Chicago's very first Restaurant Week featured 35 restaurants. The 11th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, which begins Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 8 (yes, it lasts two weeks) boasts more than 370 city and suburban participants. I'd call that a success story.
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Riverfront office and apartment complex among projects OK’d by Plan Commission

...in favor of a proposed redevelopment Old Town’s Father and Son Plaza at the 600 block of W. North Avenue. Developed by White Oak Realty Partners and designed by FitzGerald Associates Architects, the mixed-use...

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...office and residential complex known as 700 at The River District was OK’d at 700 W. Chicago Avenue in River West. A joint venture between Tribune Media and Riverside Investment & Development, the redevelopment...

...s meeting saw the Commissioners approve plans for a one-story warehouse project planned at 2445 S. Rockwell Street in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood and an amendment allowing the previously approved office tower...

...Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood and an amendment allowing the previously approved office tower at 110 N. Wacker Drive to increase its floor area by 100,000 square feet...

Commission approves 12-story, 261-unit building at 609 W. North Ave. The developer of the $128 million project will provide seven affordable units on site and pay $2.37 million into the Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund. pic.twitter.com/QkDQUcotOF — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) January 18, 2018

    Riverfront office and apartment complex among projects OK'd by Plan Commission
    While River North's skyline-altering One Chicago Square was arguably the most high-profile project to be approved Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission, it wasn't the only major development to get the nod. A seven-acre office and residential complex known as 700 at The River District was OK'd at 700 W.
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5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...at Harry Potter Trivia (books only!) at 8 p.m. Thursday at Lion Head Pub (2251 N. Lincoln Ave.). Reservations are required, but there’s no cover. Just don’t drink too many butterbeers...

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...for Illinois Free Days. On Thursday and Friday, it’s the Shedd Aquarium’s turn (1200 S. Lake Shore Drive), as residents from the Land of Lincoln have a chance to experience two full days...

...fun — and definitely attention grabbing — at the Adult Toy Making Workshop at Color Cocktail Factory (600 W. Cermak Road). Led by MFA grads from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, guests get...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    Go to Shedd for free, make your own adult toy, enjoy a winter beer fest or party before and after "BLKS" at Steppenwolf this weekend. Free day at Shedd On certain dates throughout the year, different Chicago museums open their doors for free to Illinois residents with a valid state ID card for Illinois Free Days.
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Chicago Takes Center Stage: Get Ready For Chicago Theatre Week!

February 8-18, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave

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February 10 & 17, The Revival, 1160 E 55th St

    Chicago Takes Center Stage: Get Ready For Chicago Theatre Week!
    From February 8-18, Chicago theater lovers will kick the cold to the curb to enjoy exciting productions all over the city during the annual Chicago Theatre Week. Discount tickets, a selection of diverse theatres and the chance to check out more than 120 productions make this two weekend event a Chicago winter highlight.
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Sunday picks: Professional Bull Riders roar into Rosemont

...the production. Preview at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 14, at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens Monday, Jan. 15. $20-$45. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org...

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...s Pfeiffer Concert Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville; then on Monday at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $10-$62. (312) 284-1554 or chicagosinfonietta.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14...

...of "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $29-$78. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14

• Umphrey's McGee "it's not us" album release party: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $189 for 1 ticket plus deluxe edition of "it's not us"; $239 for 2 tickets plus deluze edition of album. (773) 929-5959 or um.shop.ticketstoday.com.

• Winter's Jazz Club featuring the George Fludas Trio: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Winter's Jazz Club, 465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago. $10. (312) 344-1270 or wintersjazzclub.com.

• Trident Deep, Woody and the Sticks, Two Bit Actor: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 465-9801 or uncommonground.com.

• Motherfolk, Like Language: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

    Sunday picks: Professional Bull Riders roar into Rosemont
    It's man versus beast when the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Chicago Invitational arrives this weekend at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $20-$500; $15-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 More than 10 model trains travel through displays of trees from around the world as part of The Enchanted Railroad.
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  • Sandy, most Spaniards find that tradition repulsive and shameful. They don't want to be associated with it and slowly but surely it'll be banned nationally. It's a matter of when, not if. There is a recalcitrant (yet small) cross section of the population that unfortunately supports it, the same ones...

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    Sandy, most Spaniards find that tradition repulsive and shameful. They don't want to be associated with it and slowly but surely it'll be banned nationally. It's a matter of when, not if. There is a recalcitrant (yet small) cross section of the population that unfortunately supports it, the same ones who didn't have a problem supporting other shameful yet formerly legal practices that I would rather not mention. It's unacceptable. Spain has recently changed other contemptible laws. It's a matter of time at this point in history. The EU cut subsidies to fund such an abomination. What an unpresentable tradition. An embarrassment.

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Looking for an expert tailor or seamstress

I have a long formal gown with lace. It needs to be taken in on the sides. Any recommendations in the neighborhood? I’m also open to going somewhere in Chicagoland.

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Lincoln Park mansion with antique pavilion: $50M

1932 N. Burling St. in Chicago: $50,000,000

    Lincoln Park mansion with antique pavilion: $50M
    1932 N. Burling St. in Chicago, illinois
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Weekend picks: See Jim Belushi at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre

...Saturday, Jan. 13; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 14, at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens Monday, Jan. 15. $20-$45. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org...

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...of "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $29-$78. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan...

Puccini's grand opera "Turandot" returns for more performances at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $20-$349. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 and 27; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, and Sunday, Jan. 21

• Kali Uchis: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $27.50. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

• Winter's Jazz Club featuring the John Dokes Quartet -- The Music of Joe Williams and Nat King Cole: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Winter's Jazz Club, 465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago. $20-$25. (312) 344-1270 or wintersjazzclub.com.

• The Inventors, The Flesh Failure, Them Dead Poets, Swell Suburbia: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $6-$8. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Umphrey's McGee "it's not us" album release party: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $189 for 1 ticket plus deluxe edition of "it's not us"; $239 for 2 tickets plus deluze edition of album. (773) 929-5959 or um.shop.ticketstoday.com.

• Trident Deep, Woody and the Sticks, Two Bit Actor: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 465-9801 or uncommonground.com.

• Motherfolk, Like Language: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

    Weekend picks: See Jim Belushi at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre
    Actor and comedian Jim Belushi takes the stage at the Genesee Theatre along with the Chicago Board of Comedy. More on this, Pheasant Run's All Canada Show, Snuzfest 2018 pajama party and benefit show at Berwyn's Wire and other fun events.
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Weekend picks: 'Insomniac' comedian Dave Attell plays Woodfield's Improv

...Saturday, Jan. 13; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 14, at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens Monday, Jan. 15. $20-$45. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org...

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...of "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $29-$78. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan...

Puccini's grand opera "Turandot" returns for more performances at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $20-$349. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 and 27; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, and Sunday, Jan. 21

• Common Allies at Haymarket Pub & Brewery 7th Beerthday Celebration: 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Free. (312) 638-0700 or haymarketbrewing.com.

• Brandon Fox, Rebecca Brunner, Taylor Mallory, Justin Ruff: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at 1st Ward at the Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 537-4440 or chopshopchi.com.

• Winter's Jazz Club featuring the Chris Madsen Quartet and Alyssa Allgood -- An Evening of Thelonious Monk: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Winter's Jazz Club, 465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago. $20-$25. (312) 344-1270 or wintersjazzclub.com.

• Mama Jimi, Bosco, Mike Gassett Band, Josh Flagg: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• The Devil Makes Three, Roebuck: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $23. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

• Kick ­-- The INXS Experience, PriMary, DJ Greg Corner: 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $15-$18. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Umphrey's McGee "it's not us" album release party: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $189 for 1 ticket plus deluxe edition of "it's not us"; $239 for 2 tickets plus deluze edition of album. (773) 929-5959 or um.shop.ticketstoday.com.

• Trident Deep, Woody and the Sticks, Two Bit Actor: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 465-9801 or uncommonground.com.

• Motherfolk, Like Language: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

    Weekend picks: 'Insomniac' comedian Dave Attell plays Woodfield's Improv
    Standup comedian and "Insomniac" host Dave Attell takes the mic at Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Showcase for a run of shows through Sunday. More on this, the Enchanted Railroad display at Lisle's Morton Arboretum, the premiere of Steel Beam Theatre's "Dry Powder" and other fun events.
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In The Accidental Curator, Steppenwolf ensemble member Molly Regan reckons with the dead

The Accidental Curator 1/12-1/14: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 2 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, steppenwolf.org, $40.

    In The Accidental Curator, Steppenwolf ensemble member Molly Regan reckons with the dead
    Andy Warhol once observed that "dying is the most embarrassing thing that could ever happen to you because someone has got to take care of all your details. . . . You'd like to do them all yourself, but you're dead, so you can't."
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Jan 10

11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now

LINCOLN PARK— King Crab House, 1816 N. Halsted Street

The latest iteration of King Crab, back at the original location near the corner of Halsted and Willow, has $4 house wines, $5 draft beers and cocktails — including their Mai Tai.

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ANDERSONVILLE— Hutch American Kitchen + Bar, 1477 W. Winnemac Avenue

BRIDGEPORT— The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor Street

DUNNING— Fizz Eatery and Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Avenue

FULTON MARKET— Regards to Edith, 326 N. Morgan Street

THE LOOP— Raised, 1 W. Wacker Drive

PILSEN— Alulu Brewpub, 2011 S. Laflin Street

PORTAGE PARK— Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Avenue

STREETERVILLE— The Albert, inside The Hotel EMC2, 228 E. Ontario Street

WEST LOOP— Bin 36, 161 N. Jefferson Street

WICKER PARK— Black Bull, 1721 W. Division Street

WICKER PARK— Estelle’s, 2013 W. North Avenue

    11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now
    Happy hour specials are important. The discounted prices are a great tool to bring Chicagoans into bars and restaurants no matter the weather. It's been almost three years since state lawmakers legalized happy hour, lifting obsolete restrictions that prevented restaurant and bar owners from offer discounts on alcoholic drinks.
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Jan 10

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Redesigned Old Town apartment project to be discussed at community meeting

First revealed in late 2016 as a 14-story building containing 365 rental apartments, the mixed-use project at the corner of North and Larrabee was scaled back to 10 stories and 293 units. It was subsequently rejected in September due to lingering concerns over parking, traffic, and density.

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Google Street View The Father and Son Plaza retail strip at 609-57 W. North Avenue.

The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Latin School of Chicago at 59 W. North Avenue. The same project is also listed on the busy January draft agenda of the Chicago Plan Commission. The group is set to meet one week later on January 18th.

    New community meeting set for controversial Old Town apartment project
    After previous iterations failed to win over the local alderman and a number of neighbors, a freshly amended plan to redevelop Old Town's Father and Son Plaza will be discussed this week. First revealed in late 2016 as a 14-story building containing 365 rental apartments, the mixed-use project at the corner of North and Larrabee was scaled back to 10 stories and 293 units.
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Jan 08

Wicker Park’s Getting Neapolitan Pies Soon from Mysterious New Pizzeria

Waicekauskas, who is in his 30s, said that his dad owned a pizzeria named Lincoln Avenue Pizza at 2245 N. Lincoln Avenue from the late 80s until 2001, when it was sold to new owners. “I grew up around pizza and have worked in the restaurant industry and real estate for most of my life,” he said.

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Located at 2101 W. North Avenue on the southwest corner of Hoyne and North avenues — just west of the Milwaukee, Damen...

Located at 2101 W. North Avenue on the southwest corner of Hoyne and North avenues — just west of the Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues intersection — Knead will occupy a...

...Avenue on the southwest corner of Hoyne and North avenues — just west of the Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues intersection — Knead will occupy a storefront at the base of a three-story, yellow...

...in a one story building just a few doors away from mainstay Piece Pizzeria at 1927 W. North Avenue, and Italian-born Bonci is eying the former Dox Quality Greek storefront at 1566 N...

...North Avenue, and Italian-born Bonci is eying the former Dox Quality Greek storefront at 1566 N. Damen Avenue, near the CTA Damen Blue Line “L” station...

    Wicker Park's Getting Neapolitan Pies Soon from Mysterious New Pizzeria
    A corner storefront in Wicker Park across from Sultan's Market that has been vacant for decades will see new life later this month or in early February with the addition of an independently-owned pizzeria named Knead, according to its owner.
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44 Chicago restaurants serving Christmas dinner so you don't have to

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! will serve tapas and bloody marys, waffles with house-made chocolate-hazelnut spread, and breakfast paella with Spanish sausage. Brunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner, 3-9 p.m. Christmas Eve; 2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000, cafebabareeba.com.

Mon Ami Gabi will serve French classics, like escargot, steak frites, onion soup and beef bourguignon. 4-9 p.m. Christmas Eve, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-348-8886, monamigabi.com.

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20 East will offer Christmas Day brunch with a hot chocolate bar, monkey bread, baked crabcake Benedict and a smoked salmon board. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 20 E. Delaware Place, 312-397-3633, 20eastchicago.com.

The Albert will host a three-course, family-style Christmas Eve and Christmas Day supper with items like heirloom turnips, dry-aged Painted Hills beef rack, au gratin potatoes and a cranberry-ginger cobbler. $75/person, 2-9 p.m., 228 E. Ontario St., 312-471-3883, thealbertchicago.com.

...the day and end in dessert. $21.95/adults, $12.95/children 12 and younger. 909 W. Belmont Ave., 773-348-2378, annsather.com...

...flan. $55/adult and $24/children ages 4-12, 2-10 p.m. both days. 4767 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-208-7441, artangosteakhouse.com...

...Brunch is $22 per person, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve, 5101 N. Clark St., 773-942-7572, barromachicago.com...

...bone marrow pudding pie. Dinner is $52 per person, 4-9 p.m. Christmas Eve, 5347 N. Clark St., 773-275-5725, bigjoneschicago.com...

...m., and 5-10 p.m. Christmas Eve; noon to 8 p.m. Christmas Day. 840 N. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400, bistronomic.net...

...York sirloin and other chef specials. 4-9 p.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 1301 N. State Parkway, 312-649-0535, boothone.com...

...m. to 1 p.m. brunch and 2-8 p.m. dinner on Christmas Day. 311 N. Morgan St., 312-764-1908, citymousechicago.com...

...p.m. brunch on Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Christmas Day, 2000 W. Roscoe St., 773-697-7965, commonwealthchicago.com...

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab offers bone-in fillet, Florida stone crab claws, Dover sole and fried chicken. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, 60 E. Grand Ave., 312-379-5637, joes.net.

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya will serve ramen and Japanese-inspired hot cocktails, like Fuyu Koshu, made with pinot noir, haku sake and Akama shochu. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-270-4150, kizuki.com.

Koi will serve a 10-course prix fixe holiday menu with dumplings, satay, spicy chicken wings, kung pao chicken, garlic prawns, tempura banana and chocolate lava cake. $30/person, 624 Davis St., Evanston, 847-866-6969, koievanston.com.

...percent off during lunch and dinner. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve., 1924 W. Division St., 773-772-6251, makrestaurant.com...

Maple & Ash will offer its full regular menu Christmas Eve with one special holiday item. You can order the fire-roasted seafood tower, dry-aged steaks or ricotta agnolotti, or choose the four-course, chef-selected menu. Noon to 9 p.m., 8 W. Maple St., 312-944-8888, mapleandash.com.

...30 p.m. Christmas Eve dinner; 2-8 p.m. Christmas Day brunch and dinner. 11 E. Walton St., 312-625-1324, michaelmina.net/restaurants/chicago/margeaux-brasserie...

Mastro’s Steakhouse will add specials to the regular menu, including a cocktail called the Winter Whisper, made with RumChata, Kerrygold Irish Cream and D’usse Cognac. 3-9 p.m. Christmas Eve; 3-9 p.m. Christmas Day; 520 N. Dearborn St., 312-521-5100, mastrosrestaurants.com.

Mercat a la Planxa will offer regular brunch and dinner menus on Christmas Day and the regular menu on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve dinner, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Christmas Day brunch, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Christmas Day dinner, 5-9 p.m. 638 S. Michigan Ave., 312-765-0524, mercatchicago.com.

Osteria Via Stato will serve the Feast of Seven Fishes, a multicourse meal featuring seafood dishes, like lobster, shrimp and fennel risotto. The Italian meal comes with dessert and sides. $59.95/person, 4-9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve. 620 N. State St., 312-642-8450, osteriaviastato.com.

...55 for children 12 and under, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Day. 108 E. Superior St., 312-337-2888, chicago.peninsula.com...

Il Porcellino will serve Christmas Eve dinner with items like pan-seared scallops and a Maine lobster over linguine. 4-10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 59 W. Hubbard St., 312-595-0800, ilporcellinochicago.com.

R.J. Grunts will offer an all-you-can-eat brunch Christmas Eve with salad bar, pecan bread pudding French toast, mini Belgian waffles and more. Brunch, $15.95, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the restaurant will be open until 7 p.m.; 2056 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-929-5363, rjgruntschicago.com

RPM Italian will serve the Feast of Seven Fishes, with dishes like whole roasted lobster and wild Dover sole. The regular dinner menu will also be available. Dinner is $85/person, noon to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 52 W. Illinois St., 312-222-1888, rpmrestaurants.com.

RPM Steak will serve its traditional dinner menu, as well as seasonal specials. Noon to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990, rpmrestaurants.com.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will feature a surf-and-turf special of twin cold-water lobster tails, with a choice of steak. 2-9 p.m. Christmas Eve; noon to 8 p.m. Christmas Day; 431 N. Dearborn St., 312-321-2725, ruthschris.com.

Shaw’s Crab House will serve a special brunch menu on Christmas Eve, with roasted leg of lamb, honey ham, holiday pies and cookies. Brunch is $75/adults and $20/kids 12 and under. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve. 21 E. Hubbard St., 312-527-2722, shawscrabhouse.com.

...to 2 p.m. and dinner is 2-10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. At 1954 N. Halsted St., 772-634-4101, stellabarra.com...

Tanta will serve Christmas Eve dinner with such specials as uni ceviche, wagyu carpaccio, crispy pork shank with Peruvian corn pepian, and seafood. 5-10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 118 W. Grand Ave., 312-222-9700, tantachicago.com.

...p.m. dinner, Christmas Eve; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. brunch, Christmas Day; 160 E. Pearson St., 312-573-5160, toralichicago.com...

...m.; dinner is $85 for adults, $40 for kids 5-12, 5-10 p.m.; 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7705, travellechicago.com...

    44 Chicago restaurants serving Christmas dinner so you don't have to
    For a time meant to be full of joy, Christmas can sure be stressful. You're expected to decorate, host and also throw together an extravagant meal - I'm exhausted just thinking about it. Make it easier on yourself by letting one of the many restaurants open during the holidays take care of dinner, so you can focus on giving your loved ones some quality time.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Thanks for the tip, but I'd rather go to one of my favorites, Trattoria Gianni.

  • What about Sapori on Halsted and Shubert? One of my favorites.

Jan 08

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