An Italian tradition takes shape in Chicago with seven special Christmas Eve menu options at Nonnina. Chef Chris Macchia serves up whole roasted Mediterranean sea bream, linguine vongole (pasta with clams) and more seafood dishes, which can be ordered a la carte or as part of a four-course family-style...
Local urban artist Hebru Brantley puts his stamp on a Chicago staple with dual collectible tins of Garrett Popcorn. The most delicious part: A percentage of sales benefit the Chicago Children’s Choir. $15.95 and up, 27 W. Jackson; Garrettpopcorn.com
The Chicago food service, launched earlier this year, celebrates fall with seasonal dishes — think squash and truffle rigatoni ($13) and sweet potato gnocchi (above, $11) — that can be delivered to your door in under 20 minutes. Free in the app store; Eatpurely.com
Logan Square’s Fat Rice (2957 W. Diversey) has been a cult — and critical — favorite among foodies since opening in 2012. Now, you can bring the best dishes home with the restaurant’s debut cookbook, The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau ($35; Barnesandnoble.com)....
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