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Chicago’s Best New Eats for Spring 2018

Our friends at Tasting Table have rounded up the best new eats of Chicago for Spring 2018. And, of course, being Chicago, the food can range  as wide as All-American to a taste of Caribbean. The long winter months are almost inoperative, so let’s get ready now for several new and exciting eats.

 

Chicago’s Best New Restaurants for Spring 2018

From places that will serve Detroit-style pizza to spots slinging Chicago-style gyros, here’s where you’ll want to be eating

 

Winters in Chicago seem to last forever—and then, a little bit longer. So when spring finally does roll around, Second City dwellers couldn’t be happier—especially when the season brings with it a handful of exciting new restaurants and bars to experience. From ballpark-adjacent baked goods and beer to Caribbean vibes in Logan Square, here are six openings to get excited about.

Union Full Board and Tinker to Evers

For pizza, small plates and libations under one roof, it’s all about the Wheelhouse Hotel, a five-story property opening in Wrigleyville this spring. Fans of Union Pizza in Evanston can now get a taste of the team’s Detroit-inspired slices, in addition to surefire small plates like bruschetta, meatballs and salad. Cap it all off with a drink downstairs at Tinker to Evers, a tucked-away speakeasy lounge featuring an elevated portfolio of cocktails and local craft spirits.

Octavio Cantina & Kitchen

The team behind Lady Gregory’s and Wilde is at it again with this Andersonville opening, which will feature rustic, regional Mexican cuisine from chef Daniel Munoz. A dedication to local ingredients and bold flavors shows up in plates like the cochinita pibil, with slow-roasted pork, refried black beans and charred habanero, while tacos are served with chiles and potatoes and a medley of Baja fish varieties. Don’t miss the cocktails, including the mescal old-fashioned with Lapsang souchong tea and sweet grass smoke.

Fisk & Co.

Mussels and beer are the main event at this forthcoming Loop resto, where executive chef Austin Fausett will serve oysters on the half shell, hand-cut fries aplenty and steamed mussels with an array of fixings (from caramelized onions and nutmeg to Thai curry with coconut broth and coriander). Pair it all with drams from Melissa Carroll, whose selections will focus on Belgian-style and local brews.

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Chicagoans can fully embrace warmer months with this forthcoming Logan Square spot, which will pride itself on laid-back island vibes and a beverage program focused on traditional Caribbean drinks. Credit that to lead bartender and partner Alexandra Wright’s menu of culinary-driven cocktails, featuring a selection of native rums, small-batch gins, cachaça and tequila, alongside flavor boosters like exotic fresh fruits, in-house grown herbs and rare spices. It’s a good way to kick off the bar’s other specialty: dancing, thanks to a regular lineup of local live music and DJs.

West Town Bakery & Tap

The West Town and River North bakery is heading to Wrigleyville this April, when it will open within the brand-new Hotel Zachary. Expect the baked goods you know and love (i.e., those iconic cake balls and doughssants), along with an array of other fun additions, from stacked breakfast sandwiches to the spot’s own take on soft-serve. And then, of course, there’s the real buzz factor—a full cocktail program from bartender Nikki Allen that will feature sips like seasonal mimosas and the Wingie’s Bloody Mary, complete with a chocolate-dipped chicharrόn.

Piggie Smalls

Jimmy Bannos Jr. of The Purple Pig, Chicago’s beloved wine- bar and restaurant, is bringing his spin on Greek street food to the upcoming Wells St. Market. Once the 10,000-square-foot food hall opens in a few months, look out for Bannos’s spit-roasted souvlaki and a Chicago-style gyro that swaps lamb for rotisserie pork.

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Concerts, Events

We’re Bringing Beyoncé Knowles Back + 6 Months of FREE Tidal

In case you have been living in Bikini Bottom where there are no such things as bees, Singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will be back  in Chicago at Soldier Field THIS August 10 for JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ OTR II. The last time we saw her at the stadium was headlining THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR back in 2016, where she reintroduced the importance of fruit. The show will begin at 7:30 pm. For more information and tickets, visit Ticket Master.

In addition, for every ticket purchase, buyers will receive 6 months of FREE complimentary streaming on Tidal. The offer is a dead winner over Tidal’s biggest competitor—Apple Music. You should get your tickets now before the bees return.

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Cool Property

INSIDE LOOK at Supreme Penthouse For Sale in East Village

A newly constructed Penthouse in East Village is now for sale. Located at 1030 N Marshfield Avenue on the top floor of an impeccable 3-Unit building, you’ll get two bedrooms and two bathrooms in an open layout. The kitchen alone is a stunning example of sophistication and homeliness, featuring Bosch S.S. Appliances, while the master suite houses a private stone bath with heated floors and a steam shower. The listing price is $645,000. Find out how to get more information on this property after the jump. But first, we’d be remiss not mentioning the white-oak floors, the fireplace, or the interior staircase that leads to a private 1300 sq ft roof deck. Note: The deck spans the length of the building and guarantees plenty of fun in the sun. Take a glimpse into the home below.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE LISTING AGENT:

Chris Vasilakopoulos

(773) 510-0474

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