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Chicago, This weekend let’s talk Turkey

By now the post-thanksgiving tryptophan induced coma has worn off …hopefully.  Before we close the chapter on turkey there are a couple places worth checking out this weekend which take our holiday bird to a whole new level.

If you want to keep it traditional-ish we highly recommend

DMK Burger Bar

DMK Burger Bar opened in 2009 and since then has garnered praise and accolades from both local and national media outlets for their food.  DMK goes beyond just using 100% grass-fed beef, they also have Bison, Lamb, and Veggie (if that’s your thing)  Since we’re talking about turkey, the guys as DMK have you covered with The Gobbler Burger … this is not your traditional leftover turkey sandwich.

It starts with a turkey patty topped with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, topped with celery and cranberry relish.  A Thanksgiving feast on their fresh baked artisan buns.


DMK Gobbler Burger

DMK Gobbler Burger

The Gobbler Burger is only available until the end of the month.  With locations at Lakeview, Lomard, and Soldiers Field, chances are you don’t have to go too far to find one.  For more information go to DMK Burger Bar

If you want take a more global approach you should definitely try…

Tanta – Cocina Peruana

This restaurant on 118 W. Grand Avenue is all about sharing the culture and traditions of Peru through thoughtfully prepared dishes.  The key here is diversity … The flavors of Peru are influenced both by its geography (Peru having the Andes Mountains, Amazon Rainforest, and Pacific Ocean),and its people.  Over the last several centuries Peru has been inhabited by immigrants from England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China, and African nations.  These people along with the indigenous population helped shape the culture and cuisine of Peru.

In that spirit of diversity, Chef Jesus delights us with a Peruvian interpretation on the American tradition of Thanksgiving.  Tanta’s Turkey Breast is stuffed with mushrooms, bacon and prunes, glazed cranberry aji panca sauce, and grilled seasonal vegetables.

Turkey Breast with a Peruvian twist

Turkey Breast with a Peruvian twist

This special is only offered through the weekend so if you’re in the area and want to expand your horizons, it is really worth checking out. For more information check out Tanta Chicago





Au Cheval: A Diner Done Right


There’s no doubt that Chicago is known for its share of golden-children when it comes to restaurateurs. For example, there’s Jerrod and RJ Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Graham Elliot with his restaurant, sandwich shop, and bistro, as well as Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz who head up the Boka Restaurant Group – just to name a few. But clearly the one to watch is Brendan Sodikoff: the man, the myth, the legend behind such places as Maude’s Liquor Bar, Gilt Bar, The Doughnut Vault, and most recently, Au Cheval.

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