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Dare to Share at Yum Cha Dim Sum

By: Debra Lipson

September 8, 2014
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Chicago restos have a mild obsession with small plates. From tapas to tasting menus, sliders and sides, the trendiest spots focus on the tiniest portions. This can be unfavorable as a Cheeky chick with a healthy appetite. Alas, a friend and I headed to a post-work meal at Yum Cha Dim Sum hoping for a feast. The downtown destination is helmed by Rodelio Aglibot (the “Food Buddha”) and focuses on bringing people together over communal eats. Lunch, dinner and drink menus are huge and run the gamut of traditional Chinese-American staples to more exotic eats. Dim sum plates, salads, soups, chicken and duck, beef, seafood, pork, vegetables, noodles, fried rice, egg …  Read more

The Cheeky Fall Special You Can’t Miss

By: Dana Hartung

September 8, 2014
Cheers Crafthouse Special
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It’s hard to believe that summer is officially over–where did summer go, Chicago?! Now it’s time to welcome fall, and Cheeky obviously has the perfect plan for you to celebrate the new season. Hint: it involves the perfect bottled cocktails handcrafted by the recently named Bartender of The World, Charles Joly, and some of the hottest BYOBs in town!  Are you ready to celebrate, ladies? The Contest All summer long, Cheeky has been buying cocktail lovers a bottle of Crafthouse Cocktails to be delivered to their BYOB table every Wednesday night. Well, with summer ending and the start of fall, Cheeky has stepped up the competition to offer you an even juicier prize. Yes, that’s right–think of …  Read more

The Loop Has Come Full Circle

Fine Dining Meets Loop

September 1, 2014

If there is one thing Cheeky has taught its readers, it is the exceptional restaurant scene of Chicago. From Logan Square to River North, us ladies are never at a loss for options. However the Loop has stepped it up a notch–a total game changer for Cheeky’s financial district dwellers. Mercadito and Siena Tavern are some of Chicago’s hottest spots to dine. Thanks to new gourmet market, Rustle + Roux, these two fine dining destinations made their mark this past June in the Loop. With a convenience factor as fast as Panera, the quality is right on par with their parent counterparts. Marketing specialist Kaleigh Glaza took us under her wing to show …  Read more