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A Delicious Marriage of Food and Drink!

March 24, 2014
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Samantha Nelson

Four Corners Tavern Group opened Trellis in Gaslight Bar & Grill’s Lincoln Park space in November. The revamped spot serves up an extensive selection of wine and beer along with an impressive cocktail list and plenty of eats to fortify you as you drink your way through the menu. The sleek space has a long couch against one wall that forms a half booth for the tables, which seem to mostly draw young couples. The bar is set with plush backed chairs, with a few more stools positioned by the window. While the lighting is mellow, the bar definitely has a bit of an industrial look. Three TVs and chalkboards bearing …  Read more

Blaze Pizza

Pizza Goes Fast Casual!

March 10, 2014
Samantha Nelson

Blaze Pizza, a California-based chain that opened its first Chicago location in Lakeview in December, doesn’t hide the fact that it takes its inspiration from Chipotle. But taking the successful “fast casual” formula and applying it to pizza instead of burritos and tacos is a stroke of brilliance that’s already earned this spot a massive customer base. When we came in Saturday night, the place had plenty of young people dining at the tables. The manager said it was a slow night because of the combination of snow and a Blackhawks game, and that on most evenings, plenty of diners take their pies to go because there’s simply nowhere to sit. Located …  Read more

Sunday Supper at MK

End Your Weekend with Some Comfort Food!

March 3, 2014
Samantha Nelson

MK Restaurant, which celebrated its 15th anniversary in November, is best known for its posh six-course dinners with wine pairings. But with its revamped lounge, the restaurant is looking to attract diners seeking a more casual and less pricey meal. That can mean ordering a la carte or trying their family-style Sunday Supper, a three-course comfort food feast for $30 per person. The gorgeous lounge features half-booths in orange and black hues and small candlelit tables. Both the black angular bar and big rounded booth tucked in the corner are decorated with flowers, but if you’re more interested in people watching, the lounge provides a view of the comings and goings of …  Read more