Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Famous mole on its way to Taste

Adobo Grill debuts at the Taste of Chicago with its signature mole and other Mexican dishes. (Photo: Adobo Grill)

Here's more news to keep you thinking summer, summer, summer:

Adobo Grill makes its debut at the Taste of Chicago, happening June 27-July 6 in Grant Park. I cannot believe they waited so long, but it's finally a chance for the masses to check out the upscale Mexican restaurant's signature tacos, tamales, guacamole and salsa.

They're especially known for customized, table-side guacamole, but there's no chance they're be serving it there!

Mother Nature hates us all today


WTF is going on with the weather?!

Wasn't it like 80 degrees yesterday?! What's up, Mother Nature?!

Luckily Chicago's bar and restaurant owners have been around long enough not to assume that summer weather is here to stay. So, if you're going out tonight, you'd better find some place with a fireplace:

404 Wine Bar: It's been open for almost 10 years, but the Lakeview lounge is still one of the sweetest spots in the 'hood. You'll find two fireplaces: one in the front room next to a tiny table for two and the rear room that'll fit a larger group.

The Boundary: It's a sports bar a la Lincoln Park, but The Boundary is still a welcome addition to these parts of Wicker Park. You'll probably have to get there early to snag the seats near the fireplace.

Cru Cafe and Wine Bar: The Euro-style wine lounge in the Gold Coast offers a quiet little room with a fireplace where you can sip little-known bottles of vino and munch on the signature Cru Club lobster sandwich.

Reagle Beagle: Go retro with martinis and appetizers named after popular '80s show, "Three's Company." It's a little kitschy, with a fireplace right in front of the cozy sofas, but you're out to have fun, right?!

ZED451: Don't sulk because you don't get to soak up the sun on the glorious rooftop bar. The first-floor lounge is just as spectacular, with two fireplaces, where you can indulge in a glass of one of their full-bodied wines.