<![CDATA[PINK & PINK PAGES - chicago dining ]]>Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:59:35 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Bite Fall 2013]]>Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:23:12 GMThttp://pinkmag.com/17/post/2013/08/bite-fall-2013.html]]><![CDATA[Chicago's Restaurants ]]>Sun, 25 Aug 2013 06:49:04 GMThttp://pinkmag.com/17/post/2013/08/bite-chicagos-restaurants.html
Adobo Grill
1610 N. Wells • 312-266-7999

Alinea  alinearestaurant.com
1723 N. Halsted • 312-867-0110

Ann Sather 
3411 N. Broadway • 773-305-0024

ANTEPRIMA anteprimachicago.net
5316 N. Clark • 773-506-9990

Avenues @ Peninsula Chicago
108 E. Superior • 312-573-6754

Ay Ay Picante-Seafood & Steak  
4569 N.Elston • 773-427-4239

The Bagel
European Jewish & Deli 
3107 N. Broadway • 773-477-0300 
50 Old Orchard Center
Skokie • 847-677-0100
Bagels, cold cuts, cheeses & salads


619 W. Randolph • 312-715-0708

BOKA  bokachicago.com
1729 N. Halsted • 312-337-6070

Brazilian Bowl 
3204 N. Broadway • 773-857-2002

Cafe Ba Ba Reeba 
2024 N. Halsted • 773-935-5000

The Cage  thegagechicago.com
24 S. Michigan • 312-372-4243

Chicago Brauhaus - German
4732 N. Lincoln • 773-784-4444


Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder 
2121 N. Clark • 773-248-2570

201 N. State • 312-239-9500

COCO PAZZO cocopazzochicago.com
300 W. Hubbard • 312-836-0900

El Mariachi Restaurant 
3420 N. Broadway •773-549-7020

EVEREST  everestrestaurant.com
440 S. LaSalle, 40FL• 312-663-8920

Fiesta Mexicana
4806 N. Broadway • 773-769-4244
2423 N. Lincoln • 773-348-4144

Fred’s At Barney’s New York    
15 E. Oak • 312-596-1111

500 N. Franklin • 312-527-3718

GIORDANO’S   giordanos.com
730 N. Rush • 312-951-0747

Goose Island Brew Pub
1800 N. Clybourn • 312-915-0071

Horizon Cafe 
3805 N. Broadway • 773-883-1565

JAPONAIS  japonaischicago.com
600 W. Chicago • 312-822-9600

Joy’s Noodles & Rice - Thai
3257 N. Broadway • 773-327-8330
Popular eatery in Boys-town BYOB
La Fonda Latino Grill • Colombian
5350 N. Broadway  • 773-271-3935

Las Mananitas
3523 N. Halsted  • 773-528-2109
Because of its great Mexican dishes, excellent margaritas and great service, Las Mananitas remains a favorite destination in Boystown. According to owner Jose Guzman, “you'll need more than a good morning wish if you drink too many of his lime-juice margaritas." 

222 E. Ontario • 312-649-9010

Lula Cafe - lulacafe.com
2537 N. Kedzie Blvd.  

MARIGOLD  marigoldrestaurant.com
4832 N. Broadway 

May Street Market
1132 W. Grand  • 312-421-5547

Melrose Restaurant 
3233 N. Broadway • 773-327-2060

Mirabell Restaurant • German
3454 W. Addison • 773-463-2160

Mista Pizza 
2921 N. Broadway •773-698-6688

MK Restaurant 
868 N. Franklin • 312-482-9179

2300 N. Lincoln Park West
monamigabi.com • 773-348-8886

Moto •  motorestaurant.com
945 W. Fulton • 312-491-0058

NOMI  nomirestaurant.com
800 N. Michigan • 312-239-4030
Noodles in the Pot - Thai
2453 N. Halsted • 773-975-6177
The sister restaurant to the popular Joy’s Noodles & Rice in boys town.


Nookies on Bryn Mawr 
1100 W. Bryn Mawr•773-516-4188
Most popular gay spot in Edgewater 

One Sixty Blue  onesixtyblue.com
1400 W. Randolph • 312-850-0303

Pie Hole Pizza Joint 
3477 N. Broadway•773-525-8888 
Great  joint in the heart of Lakeview, Custom made-to-order slices  

PROVINCE  provincerestaurant.com
161 N. Jefferson • 312-669-9900

Phil Stefani's 437 Rush 
437 Rush St • 312-222-0101

3455 N. Broadway•773-661-9893

Riva Crab House 
Navy Pier • 312-644-7482

R J Grunts • 773-929-5363
2056 N. Lincoln Park West

SEASONS @ Four Seasons Hotel 
120 E. Delaware Pl.•312-649-2349

875 N. Michigan • 312-787-9596

SPIAGGIA  spiaggiarestaurant.com
980 N. Michigan • 312-280-2750

SUMMER  summerrestaurant.net
2039 W. North • 773-395-7100

Stefani's Tuscany Cafe • Italian  
77 W. Wacker Dr. • 312-252-0863

504 N. Wells • 312-595-2300

SUSHI WABI  sushiwabi.com
842 W. Randolph • 312-563-1224
52 W. Elm • 312-573-4000

Tank Sushi  
Lincoln Ave • 773-769-2600

676 N. St. Clair • 312-202-0001

Viaggio at the Park 
401 W. Fullerton • 773-747-3333

1732 N. Halsted • 312-266-1199

71 W. Monroe • 312-332-4040

The Zodiac at Neiman Marcus
737 N. Michigan • 312-642-5900
<![CDATA[Chicago Dining]]>Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:35:37 GMThttp://pinkmag.com/17/post/2013/06/chicago-dining.html
<![CDATA[Dining Out For Life Chicago, Thursday, April 25, 2013]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:22:04 GMThttp://pinkmag.com/17/post/2013/03/dining-out-for-life-chicago-thursday-april-25-2013.html]]><![CDATA[Ay Ay Picante: A Delectable Delight!]]>Sun, 09 Dec 2012 08:00:00 GMThttp://pinkmag.com/17/post/2012/12/a-delectable-delight.html
Ay Ay Picante Peruvian Seafood & Steak
4569 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL •  773-427-4239 • www.ayaypicante.com

by David Cohen

Few weeks ago I invited my massage therapist Scott Hawkins to join me for lunch at Ay Ay Picante. There is only one word that can described my experience at this Peruvian restaurant–OUTSTANDING!

The food and service at Ay Ay Picante is terrific. Every dish was cooked to perfection. It also had a perfect balance of flavors and spices. During lunch, owner Jaime Bardales and hismanager Edith, shared some of the secrets of Peruvian home cooking with us.

The Ceviche served on a plate instead of in a martini glass, was the best I have ever tested anywhere.  I was very impressed. The Anticuchosa marinated beef hearts served on skewers, is a family recipe dish. Passed from generation to generation the Anticuchos is one of the best dishes on the menu. The Parihuela, a fisherman’s stew is the peruvian version to the Bouillibaise. Cooked in a Inca corn beer, this dish made with fish, calamari, mussels and octopus  is by far my favorite. I just couldn’t stop eating it. Ay Ay Picante for this delectable delight.

Overall, there is only one word to describe my experience, DELICIOUS! Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I had such a great meal. I’m sure, the food will always taste good, and a visit to Ay Ay Picante will be well worth it!  
Ay Ay Picante is my new “Jewel.”

As always, you tell them, you seen them in PINK!
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<![CDATA[La Fonda Latino Grill]]>Sun, 09 Dec 2012 08:00:00 GMThttp://pinkmag.com/17/post/2012/12/la-fonda-latino-grill.html
La Fonda Latino Grill 
5350 North Broadway • 773-271-3935 • www.lafondalatinogrill.com

by David Cohen
Located in Andersonville, La Fonda Latino Grill offers traditional Colombian specialties with a touch of Latin American influence. Having a drink at La Fonda is something you want to do with couple of your friends, or with your loved one. The wine selection is good, and if you choose to order their exotic cocktails you better be with  good company where you can relax and enjoy. The food overall is very good, and catering service is available. You can have your Civil Union or special occasion here with up to 75 guests.

Bring the $10 off coupon, available here on our site. As always, you tell them, you seen them in PINK!
Please Note: This $10 coupon is good for dining in ONLY !
<![CDATA[Fiesta Mexicana]]>Sun, 02 Dec 2012 08:00:00 GMThttp://pinkmag.com/17/post/2012/12/fiesta-mexicana.html
Fiesta Mexicana Restaurants
4806 N. Broadway  • 2423 N. Lincoln Ave • 773-348-4144   • www.fiestamexicanachicago.net

by David Cohen

Chicago’s Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant offers an astonishingly large menu of Mexican delicacies prepared in the traditional fashion. With two locations on the north side of Chicago. The original location is on Lincoln Ave Just a few doors down from the Victory Gardens theater. This is a great after-theater stop, a good place for dinner and drinks.  The luncheon specials are reasonably priced, and they serve you quickly to ensure you have plenty of time to make it back to the office.

You must try the Empanadas, they are out of this world.  The chips are great and the salsa is spicy. Overall, everything else is good and delicious. When it comes to Margaritas, you must try it on the rocks! The Fiesta Mexicana restaurants offer reasonably priced menu and friendly service. If you thinking about having a “party,” then the sunny indoor patio room is available for corporate and social events with great banquet packages.

Fiesta Mexicana restaurants pride themselves on their fresh food, good service and they will be looking forward to making you a repeat customer!

Bring the PINKCoupon, available here on our site. As always, you tell them, you seen them in PINK!
Please Note:  $1 Taco TUESDAYand HALF Off  2nd entrée Monday-Wednesday!
<![CDATA[Every Day is Oktoberfest at the Chicago Brauhaus!]]>Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:33:37 GMThttp://pinkmag.com/17/post/2012/09/every-day-is-oktoberfest-at-the-chicago-brauhaus.html
by David Cohen

For over 40 years owners Harry and Guenter Kempf welcomed their guests with a good cheer. Located at Lincoln Square The Chicago Brauhaus Restaurant has always been the anchor of this neighborhood.

With a relaxed atmosphere, friends and family can always enjoy a good meal, good glass of cold beer, and even dance a little to the sounds of the world famous The Brauhaus Trio.

A trip to this famous establishment is highly recommended , so you can grab a little piece of this wonderful Bavarian tradition. As owners Harry and Guenter always said to us at our last visit “Every day  is Oktoberfest at the Chicago Brauhaus!” For reservation call 773-784-4444.

<![CDATA[B-True To Yourself]]>Wed, 09 May 2012 00:12:07 GMThttp://pinkmag.com/17/post/2012/05/b-true-to-yourself.html
by David Cohen

Have you ever wonder if you can eat decadent desserts, breads, and sweets every day and still remain healthy and thin?
    The answer is yes.  At B True Bakery baked goods such as cookies, muffins, scones, breads and even cakes can be a good healthy choice for anyone. At B True Bakery, they take the time to transform regular sweet favorites into healthier options without sacrificing the flavor or texture.  B True Bakery’s all-natural, whole grain baked goods are free of trans-fats, enriched, refined flours, and preservatives. They use only natural, seasonal, and local ingredients resulting in an amazing array of delicious baked goods. B True offers a large selection, from muffins and scones, cookies and brownies, and wonderful breads that you will never know are a much healthier choice than their “normal” counterparts.
    "Our whole grain sweets are a delicious indulgence you can enjoy with peace of mind," said Brady Braden, founder and owner of B True Bakery. According to Brady, "Breakfast is a great time to increase your daily whole grain consumption. Our selection of morning pastries and artisan breads will surely please any member of your family."  
    Nine years ago, 70 pounds heavier  and out of shape, Bradly was eating lots of processed food full of fat and sugar. One day, on a visit to his doctor office, Bradly decided it was time to make a positive change and make things happen. "I have always been aware of the complications that being overweight or obese can cause.”  The visit to his doctor was truly a wake-up call. Bradley realized he had to loose the weight. His memories as an active kid, and as a swimmer in high school only helped him to achieve his goal.
    With the help of his encouraging old friend, Brady joined a gym, and shortly after  became a fitness instructor. He worked a few days a week at the gym teaching people how to have fun in spin classes. While continuing his quest for health, Brady enrolled in the French Pastry School in Chicago.  Brady graduated in December 2008, and a few months later in April 2009, he applied his knowledge, skills, and passion and opened his own business, The B True Bakery in Oak Park, Illinois.
    Coming from a baking family, Brady, who had been addicted to sweets, began converting his family recipes into all natural delights. “I removed any ingredients that were processed or contained hormones. That meant real butter, real eggs, raw sugar, whole wheat flour, and more all-natural tasty ingredients." After many experiments and long nights of baking, “I was able to convert most of the recipes into a healthier option. I knew it was still a cookie or brownie, but it didn’t have all that other ‘stuff’ in it that my body doesn’t need." By encouraging his customers to indulge in delectable baked goods while enjoying the health benefits of whole grains, Brady turned the bakery into an overnight success.
    Just as the bakery name implies, Brady has always been true to himself by maintaining a positive attitude. With these core values, Brady helps others to make a change in their lives, while teaching also them the importance of healthy eating and fitness.
    Some of B True Bakery’s delights include: Cranberry and Red Wheat Breakfast Loaf - $6 each; Whole Wheat Banana and Apple Muffins - $1; Apple and Cinnamon Scones - $2.50; Triple Chocolate Wheat Cupcakes - $3. B True also offers healthy dog treats.
    B True’s goodies are delivered to several businesses and farmers' markets in the Chicago area, including Chicago's Downtown Farmstand, Ipsento Coffee House and Roaster, New Wave Coffee, Andersonville Farmer's Market, The
Coffee and Tea Exchange in Lakeview, and at our PINKStore online.  
    For more information about B True Bakery and where to purchase, visit www.btruebakery.com.
<![CDATA[Dining Out For Life: The Fight Continues]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:24:13 GMThttp://pinkmag.com/17/post/2012/04/dining-out-for-life-the-fight-continues.html
As Dining Out for Life  is rapidly approaching, we urge all of you to come out and dine at the participating restaurants, and help Edge Alliance to raise the money necessary for the fight against AIDS.  Join everyone on Thursday, April 26th.  and make a difference – Make Dining Out for Life 2012  a big night, and help Edge Alliance reach their goal to raise $150,00 this year.

Last year, Chicago raised over $125,000 to continue its mission of providing housing with life services to men, women & children living with HIV/AIDS. This year the event hope to raise $150,000. See you dining out on Thursday, April 26th! For more information go to http://www.diningoutforlife.com/chicago/restaurants

David Cohen – Publisher