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News Thu Dec 18 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links & Drinks

Get a coupon for $1 oatmeal at Jamba Juice [via]

• The Stew's Christopher Borrelli loves The Meatloaf Bakery, despite the ludicrous prices.

Chicago Mag has The Bristol's Chris Pandel on the Front Burner,

Tweet/Big Chick's INA's Ina Pinkney's take on comfort food: it's not just about the food.

Mmm, bacon.

Mmm, pancakes in Uptown.

Mmm, panettone!

• And speaking of breakfast, Sky Full of Bacon checks out Shokolad, which is this week's "save this restaurant" in Time Out.

• Tales of restaurants past: Schlogl's and its literary roundtable.

Slice digs into Piece.

Chicago Gluttons enjoy a little Spaggia.

• Hotel restaurant news: 312 Dining Diva gets some early info about Chef Scott Walton's Market House in the Streeterville DoubleTree Inn, while Dish talks to Todd Stein, who's opening a couple places in the yet-to-open theWit in Gold Coast.

L2O Blog gives the drummer dishwasher some.

• Edibility tells you where to get your snobby foodstuffs.

• Dining Examiner points to places to eat while holiday shopping.

• I'm a fan of Elizabites' "On the Table" series, where she shows how a restaurant's table is set when you arrive -- most recently, Province and The Publican.

Drink links after the jump.

• Trader Vic's is open! Chicagoist has some photos, while Phil Vettel visits and finds it low-key, and pairs his visit with a review of Tiki Terrace in Des Plaines.

Does your tolerance go down as you get older, or do you just binge drink less?

An ode to Canfield's Diet Chocolate Fudge soda. (Can't say I share the enthusiasm.)

Learn to make beer or wine at BevArt.

• Just Grapes Wine Blog finds one nice thing to say about Rod Blagojevich: at least he made it easy for Illinoisans to buy wine.

• There is indeed dissonance reading "Qu'est-ce que C'est" at the beginning of an explanation of horchata and tamarindo, but that's just what the post series is called.

• Chicagoist's beer of the week is Flossmoor Station's Collaborative Evil.


Eddie Lakin / December 18, 2008 3:59 PM

thanks. great list of entries there. appreciate you doing the legwork.

Eddie Lakin / December 18, 2008 3:59 PM

thanks. great list of entries there. appreciate you doing the legwork. / December 18, 2008 4:00 PM

you're confusing Ina Pinkey with Michelle Fire. Which is very, very easy to do.

Andrew / December 18, 2008 5:33 PM

Oh god, you're absolutely right. Fixed.

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