Thursday, July 31, 2014

Go to the corner of Monroe & Clark at 11 a.m. today. Close your eyes and chant: lobster rolls, lobster rolls, lobster rolls. #FindDaLobsta



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DaLobsta's Long Awaited Food Truck is on the roll for the first time this morning.
Ancient mystics believed that to conjure a thing into existence, all you needed to do was to say its name. Hundreds of people are expected to show up at the corners of Monroe and Clark streets today, close their eyes and chant: Lobster Rolls, Lobster Rolls, Lobster Rolls.(according to UrbanDaddy.)

Their wish is our command. J Wolf, owner of Da Lobsta, will deliver. Fans old and new will enjoy Chicago's newest food truck serving authentic New England-style Lobster Rolls. The DaLobsta Truck is the only truck selling lobster in various incarnations including its popular Traditional Lobster Roll and other creative rolls like the Mexican with avocado, Chihuahua cheese and of course lobster. A Lobster and Kale salad is also available.
When: 11 a.m. at the corner of Monroe and Clark Street

Who:    Owner entrepreneur J Wolf
Video:       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSxbPq_MiZc
Join the conversation:  #FindDaLobsta @FindDaLobsta http://www.facebook.com/finddalobsta

* Traditional Da Lobsta Roll - Lobster, Tarragon Mayo, Garlic Butter on toasted New England style bun.Shrimp or Blue Crab can be substituted for those who don't want lobster.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Things are Getting Especially Cheesy at Delightful Pastries on July 30 National Cheesecake Day

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Delightful Pastries is ready to set the record straight that Chicago does everything better than New YorkNew York Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping 300dpi with their New York Style Cheesecake. Take a slice out of the Windy City and see Delightful Pastries' masterful New York Strawberry Cheesecake on July 30. This rich cheesecake is made with cream cheese, sour cream and Nielsen Massey bourbon vanilla, topped with fresh and homemade strawberry toppings. This summery dish is available by the slice ($3-5.25).

Find this cheesecake treat in addition to numerous other desserts at any of Delightful Pastries locations: Old Town at 1710 N. Wells St., (312) 255-0724; Jefferson Park at 5927 W. Lawrence, (773) 545-7215, and Chicago French Market at 131 N. Clinton, (312) 234-9644. Visit www.delightfulpastries.com for more information.

Monday, July 21, 2014

There's No Need to go to France with Bistrot Zinc Just Around the Corner

  
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Bistrot Zinc bar area 300 pixels w borderDreaming of a trip to France? Look no further than Bistrot Zinc, 1131 N. State St. in Chicago (telephone: 312-337-1131). Bistrot Zinc is the perfect spot for a French summer escape. Step inside and immediately be transported to your favorite Parisian bistrot. Located in the heart of Chicago's bustling Gold Coast neighborhood, Bistrot Zinc's open French doors and colorful Parisian décor will be sure to help you unwind while you delight in the classic and contemporary French dishes faithfully prepared by Chef Tim Kirker.
 
Celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, Bistrot Zinc endures as one of Chicago's most popular neighborhood restaurants because it remains fresh and contemporary while staying authentically true to French tradition.
Bistrot Zinc dining room lr 300Bistrot Zinc gets its name from typical French bistrots where the "zinc" bar is a popular meeting place for good food, conversation and camaraderie. Gracious hospitality and unpretentious, exceptional service are the hallmark of this friendly bistrot that boasts a large community of regular customers. The traditional bistrot ambiance of tile floors, tin ceilings, and the beautifully handcrafted zinc bar offers French authenticity as guests step into its lively Parisian atmosphere.
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While Bistrot Zinc's success can be attributed to many things, one of the most important is that each month Chef Kirker offers a new special seasonal menu featuring contemporary French preparations. July's seasonal specials include appetizers such as Grilled radicchio with fig and walnut vinaigrette ($8.95); Watermelon with French feta and basil ($8.95); Brochette of lamb tenderloin with spring onions and pistou ($13.95); Sautéed soft-shelled crab with roasted corn salad and red pepper coulis ($14.95); Traditional steak tartare ($12.95) and Baby beets with Banyuls vinaigrette and shaved fennel ($8.95).
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Special entrées include Grilled salmon with gingered red lentils and spinach ($23.95); Bouillabaisse with rouille croutons ($26.95); Pork Milanese with heirloom tomato salad ($22.95), and Pan-seared duck breast with tarragon-roasted peaches and basmati rice ($25.95).
 
In addition to the special seasonal menu, guests will always find a wide selection of classic dishes that are virtually synonymous with the term "French bistrot." Popular items include starters such as Escargots BZ or the classic Soupe à l'Oignon, French Onion Soup, and classic entrées such as Steak Frites and Vol-au-Vent, the stew du jour in puff pastry with crème fraîche mashed potatoes.
 
Bistrot Zinc serves lunch (brunch on weekends) and dinner seven days a week. Lunch is served Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner is served Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday - Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
For more information, please visit the website at www.bistrotzinc.com or call 312-337-1131 for reservations.
 
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July Specials
Appetizers
Grilled radicchio with fig and walnut vinaigrette 8.95
Watermelon with French feta and basil 8.95
Brochette of lamb tenderloin with spring onions and pistou 13.95
Sautéed soft-shelled crab with roasted corn salad and red pepper coulis 14.95
Traditional steak tartare 12.95
Baby beets with Banyuls vinaigrette and shaved fennel 8.95
 Entrees
Grilled salmon with gingered red lentils and spinach 23.95
Bouillabaisse with rouille croutons 26.95
Pork Milanese with heirloom tomato salad 22.95
Pan-seared duck breast with tarragon-roasted peaches and basmati rice 25.95
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Side Dishes
Grilled asparagus, balsamic syrup 5.50
Baby squash, grape tomato sauté 5.95
Sautéed spinach 4.95 Ratatouille 5.50
Pommes frites 4.95 Haricots verts 5.50



                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                             

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Saucy Junk Food at Delightful Pastries for National Junk Food Day, July 21

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It seems odd to call the delicious and fresh food at Delightful Pastries junk, but if there's ever a day to Piggly Wiggly Bites and Sauce 2 lr 300 do so, it's National Junk Food Day.  To commemorate everyone's favorite food group, junk food, Delightful Pastries will be serving up a special of pork nuggets, usually featured in the Three Piggly Wigglys Sandwich ($10). 

This special pork nugget will be served alongside three freshly made sauces ($6). The original sauce options include a Japanese inspired sauce, made with teriyaki and mayo, Thai Cowboy sauce, made with buttermilk ranch and homemade sriracha and What the Puck sauce, a homemade barbecue sauce with ghost chili pepper and bourbon. 

When it comes to junk food, no matter what your weapon of choice, Delightful Pastries has got you covered, with sweet and savory treats.

Indulge your cravings at any of Delightful Pastries locations: Old Town at 1710 N. Wells St., (312) 255-0724 and Chicago French Market at 131 N. Clinton, (312) 234-9644. Visit www.delightfulpastries.com for more information.