Monday, June 21, 2010

STAGE BITES: The Weekly Dining & Drinking Guide

Public Enemy performs their greatest hits at Congress Theater Saturday.

Every Monday look for the week's top performances paired with the best deals before and after the show:

Public Enemy at Congress Theater. Look for this radical, pioneering hip-hop group to diss "Arizona," "Fight The Power" and "Shut Em Down." 8pm show Saturday. Get tickets here.

90 Miles Cuban Cafe: All dinner items are under $10 at this lively Cuban corner spot in Logan Square. You get a heaving plate of meat (chicken, shredded beef or roasted pork) accompanied by rice, black beans and sweet plantains. Bring a bottle of rum to pour in the yummy tropical shakes. Flavorful flavors include mango, strawberry, papaya and the signature Guanabana. Patio and BYOB. No corkage fee! Proximity to show: Five minutes by cab/car.

Big Star, Kuma's, Trotter's, Sunda Hit 'Lolla!'

Graham Elliot Bowles is the newly tapped culinary director for "Lollapalooza." (Photo: Graham Elliot)

Will the munchies eclipse the music at this year's Lollapalooza?!

It certainly looks like it as newly tapped Lolla Culinary Director Graham Elliot Bowles has assembled an astounding culinary line-up to match the three-day fest's hyped headlining musical acts.

Bowles, whose eponymous River North resto first set up shop at the festival in 2009, has personally rallied some of the city's favorite restaurants to join him August 6-8 at the festival.

Thus far, Bowles’ 2010 Lollapalooza culinary line-up reads:

Chefs Prepare for 'Summer Solstice' Soiree

Inovasi chef/owner John des Rosiers (Photo: Inovasi)

You might not be up to anything exciting for Summer Solstice, but a number of Chicago's hottest chefs will be aboard the Columbia Yacht Club Monday doing what they do best.

They're participating in Supreme Lobster's industry-only event and serving up signature dishes of sustainable seafood.