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l’Aventino Forno Romano Chicago used to have two kinds of pizza: thin crust and deep dish. Anywhere that isn’t Chicago still refers to deep dish as “Chicago-style,” but that’s a misnomer. Thin crust pizza in more variations than you can count on two hands is where the now-crowd is, and the newest of the new... Read more »

Mardi Gras celebration at Houndstooth pop-up turns Wrigelyville into the Big Easy

Mardi Gras transforms Clark St. into Bourbon Street as Houndstooth Saloon becomes a French Korner pop-up Are you ready Chicago? Hurricane season is just around the corner. Starting Tuesday, February 4 watch out for scattered hurricanes accompanied by sazeracs, crawfish and jambalaya with a chance of beignets. Although Mardi Gras celebrations are in the works around... Read more »

From Suckling Pig to Fried Chicken Sandwiches and Steak/Frites

Mon Ami Gabi Nothing says bistro like steak/frites, and no one does steak/frites better than Mon Ami Gabi, a Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise restaurant that’s celebrating its 22nd birthday this year.    “It’s our best selling dish,” executive chef Susan Weaver says. “We offer the steak finished with four sauces other than the Classique, but... Read more »

Cooper’s Hawk: Kicks it up a notch at new Gold Coast location

Cooper’s Hawk: Kicks it up a notch at new Gold Coast location
Cooper’s Hawk unveiled its newest restaurant last November. The upscale tri-level flagship restaurant opened its doors in a toney Oak Street location (58 E. Oak) amongst Chicago’s highest concentration of luxury brands. Just a hair’s breadth away from the likes of Giorgo Armani, Christian Louboutin, Escada, Jimmy Choo and Prada retail outlets as well as lux restaurants including Spiaggia, Maple & Ash, NoMi... Read more »