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Eat Doughnuts Every Day in Chicago This Week

In other city dining news, Lone Wolf is opening in West Town, Sprout is closing, and the Field Museum is serving beer inspired by dinosaurs.

Doughnuts at Doughnut Vault   Photo: Anna Knott


Open now: Unite Urban Grill (1450 W. Chicago Ave., Noble Square, 312-455-8900) is serving spiffed-up bar snacks, such as fried fresh mozzarella and short rib sliders, plus steaks, seafood, and a sizeable menu of seasonal vegetable sides, all from executive chef Bradford Phillips (formerly of the Pump Room).

Wednesday, 11/13: Tonight, you’ll be able to swing by the now-officially-opened Lone Wolf (806 W. Randolph St., West Town, 312-600-9391), a tag-team effort between the crews behind Trenchermen, Barrelhouse Flat, and Pleasant House Bakery, for a savory pie and a cocktail.

Friday, 11/15: The Field Bistro (1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Museum Campus, 312-922-9410), a new dining option inside the Field Museum featuring global cuisine and locally made coffee and pastries, will also be pouring an exclusive Off Color Brewing beer: Tooth and Claw, a dry-hopped lager inspired by the skeleton of Sue, the T. rex.

Tuesday, 11/19: After a soft opening Friday, wine-bar-slash-small-plates-spot Trellis (2426 N. Racine Ave., Lincoln Park, 773-644-6441) will take over the former home of the Gaslight Bar and Grille, right across the street from DePaul’s new theater building.


  • Last month, chef Dale Levitski announced he’d be leaving Sprout (1417 W. Fullerton, Lincoln Park) after taking an extended vacation over the summer. A little more than three weeks later, more bad news: The restaurant has closed.
  • Doughnut Vault (401 1/2 N. Franklin St., The Loop) cravings need no longer be confined to five days a week. Starting this week, they’ll be open daily—swing by Saturday for an eggnog doughnut to celebrate.
  • Your coffee could use a little beer in it. DryHop Brewers and Intelligentsia Coffee are pairing up to make that happen with the release of My Mirrors Are Black, a Cuban coffee stout brewed with Intelligentsia’s Yirgacheffe coffee. (You can taste it tonight at DryHop’s brewhouse at 3155 N. Broadway from 6-10 p.m., where they’ll be doing coffee beer flights and pours.)
  • Earlier in the week, we mentioned a fundraising lunch special on Friday at Sunda for victims of the Philippine typhoon. Three Element Collective restaurants will also be donating proceeds from meals to relief efforts: A portion of the proceeds from purchases this week of spaghetti at Nellcôte, macaroni gratin at RM Champagne Salon, or any weekly special at Old Town Social will go to UNICEF.


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