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Event Fri Nov 09 2012

What Would The New 007 Eat in Chicago?

If James Bond were hitting the town tonight he'd probably be heading over to Roof (well, maybe Roof a couple of years ago) or the Four Seasons Hotel. But now that he's trading his classic "shaken, not stirred" for a Heineken (What! $#!@&^!!), Bond just might find it dashing to put down his steak and martini and pick up a craft beer and grass-fed hamburger.

bond martini 2.jpgBased on his adventures in the new Skyfall released today, you can start by hitting up Owen and Engine (2700 N. Western Ave.) for the honorary fish and chips and English Stout. If the North side and teenagers lingering the sidewalk after watching said 007 is not your thing, head over to the infamous Duke of Perth (2913 N. Clark St.) for your choice of Scottish whiskey and Lincoln Park people- watching. It's no surprise that Bond's path of resurrection leads him to Shanghai so when you're done with all things British, if you've never been to Chinatown or it's been a while, now's a good time to head to the one of many Tony Hu restaurants for some classic Shanghai-inspired cuisine and then to Ming Hin (2168 S. Archer Ave.) for the Macau Pork Belly (because, if James Bond lived in Chicago he would have been eating pork belly way before anyone knew how cool it would be and this pork belly is fried).

After you've embarked on a semi-dangerous journey of your own called Chicago traffic, end the night at Martini Ranch (311 W. Chicago Ave.) for their 007 Martini and then venture to The Matchbox (770 N. Milwaukee Ave.) for a night that just might have you back in Chinatown, because even if Heineken is trying to steal market share from the most interesting man in the world with this product placement move, introducing yourself by your last name and sipping on a martini still has its place in this town. I wonder how Bond feels about blue cheese olives, though...

anthony potenzo / November 10, 2012 5:14 PM

I believe Martini Ranch closed some time ago.

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