For a restaurant inside the Art Institute’s Modern Wing, the interior is as important as the food. Chicagoan Dirk Denison updated his original all-white design this month with slate gray walls and form-meets-function furniture by Patricia Urquiola and David Adjaye. Chef/Partner Tony Mantuano put a tasty new spin on the menu, too (including the rigatoni, below). 159 E. Monroe; Terzopianochicago.com Photos...
If food is like art, that makes chefs the artists — but at Temporis, they’re more like scientists. Co-chefs Evan Fullerton and Sam Plotnick experiment with ingredients, flavors and presentation — like capturing smoke in a glass dome that’s lifted at the table to reveal cheese and fruit — in a 10-course tasting menu at the West Town restaurant, which opened last month.
In honor of our cover star, Nick Viall, we’re pouring a glass of The Fantasy Suite cabernet sauvignon this Valentine’s Day. The web-exclusive wines also come in One on One chardonnay and, of course, The Final Rose rosé. $15.96 each; Bachelorwines.com Check out the full cover story here.
The River North rooftop bar gives a new meaning to “chill,” with clear heated domes that allow guests to embrace the outdoors all winter long. Sip a hot Godfrey Toddy for two ($20) and tour the ice sculpture garden before cozying up in your very own igloo. 127 W. Huron; Iogodfrey.com
The Chicago-based beverage brand invites you to the tea party with a new collection of loose-leaf varietals from the world’s top tea-growing regions — Thailand’s Fang District, South Korea’s Jeju Island and more. $10.95-$39.95, locations citywide; Argotea.com
New West Lake District restaurant inspires clean eating.
What could be better — and more authentically Italian — than noodles and naptime? That’s the basic concept behind new Avondale eatery Pisolino Italian Caffè (the name means “nap” in Italian), a quaint neighborhood spot from Chef James De Marte and his wife, event planner Rachel De Marte. “I refer to James as the ‘Nap King,’ ” Rachel laughs, explaining the restaurant’s moniker....
Lincoln Park’s newest bar is a college sports fan’s dream: Think wall-to-wall TVs that give priority screen time to ACC teams (the bar is named for the North Carolina region that’s home to the division), Skee ball, shuffleboard and arcade basketball, plus delicious menu items like pulled pork sliders (pictured above, $10) and draft cocktails by mixologist Dan Rook. 2249 N. Lincoln; Tobaccoroadchi.com
This spring, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises will make its mark on the city’s booming restaurant district with the opening of Beatrix’s third location (834 W. Fulton).
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 meal ($65/person). 340 N. Clark, for reservations call (312) 822-0077; Nonninachicago.com Photo...
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