Forget fast food: Stephanie Izard’s latest restaurant, Duck Duck Goat, debuted a walk-up window last week for quick lunches to go. The spot offers takes on traditional Chinese street food, like scallion pancakes stuffed with beef, cucumbers and sesame horseradish mayo ($12). 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 857 W. Fulton Market; Duckduckgoatchicago.com
Cool off with a sweet treat, courtesy of Chef Mindy Segal and her custom IceTrike. The James Beard award-winning pastry chef and owner of Mindy’s HotChocolate circles The 606 trail on nights and weekends this month, peddling gourmet fudge-cicles in flavors like milk chocolate malted, peanut butter and jam and Klug Farms strawberries and cream. $4, follow @MindySegal on Twitter for updated location...
This fall, become a mix master with a new line of barware by Chicago native and James Beard Award winner Charles Joly. The sleek collection, available at Williams-Sonoma come October, includes everything from glassware and a shaker set (pictured, $99.95) to a smoking box and gun for making ultra-impressive smoked cocktails. $15-$200; Williams-sonoma.com
The restaurant group behind spots like Blackbird and avec teams up with local farms this month to create delicious seasonal sips. Try Big Star’s (1531 N. Damen) Spanish Moon tequila cocktail, made with tart cherries from Seedling Farms (pictured above, $10). A dollar from each of the featured drinks benefits Slow Food Chicago, a nonprofit working to educate diners about sustainable food production.
Soak up summer — and a savory steak — on two brand-new patios. Swift & Sons’ (1000 W. Fulton Market; Swiftandsonschicago.com) 28-seat spot is an extension of the chic, AvroKo-designed interior, with teak tables and romantic string lighting. Across town, Eight Bar & Patio (8 W. Maple; Mapleandash.com) is a reimagined space below Maple & Ash offering bites — such as the Epic hot dog (left)...
Summer is prime time for restaurant debuts, and this year was no exception. Here, the 5 you should get a table at ASAP — and a few more coming soon.
Chicago chefs savor the final days of summer with fresh Midwestern produce There’s a time and place for hunks of meat off the grill, but it’s possible to prepare just as satisfying a meal with vegetables. “Don’t mess up what the Earth got right,” says Cantina 1910 Chef Scott Shulman. “Restraint is your best ingredient in summer.” Here, we highlight a few fresh favorites from local chefs,...
Kate Hudson and Hilaria Baldwin tweeted about it, so you know it’s good.
Top Chef alum Stephanie Izard hosted food and recipe demonstrations for expecting moms and mommies-to-be at Monica + Andy (2038 N. Halsted) July 28.
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