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Four family-friendly brunch spots – Time Out Chicago: Kids 9/18/2012

We check out Bread & Wine, Tavernita, Batter and Berries and Bar Toma. By TOC Kids staff 1. Tavernita “Is this going to be one of those fancy brunches, or can we get bacon and eggs here?” my oldest son groans while being “dragged” to Sunday brunch on the Tavernita patio. But soon, he starts […]

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Chicago’s Meal-Market Hybrids – New York Times 8/30/2012

By Bonnie Tsui Chicago’s culinary scene has in the last year and a half been enlivened by big-name chefs: Grant Achatz, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Michael Shrader have all opened restaurants in that time. But you don’t have to make a reservation to sample the best in local cuisine. Lately, a number of hybrid restaurant-specialty markets […]

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Brunch reviews of Bread & Wine, Nellcôte and Yusho | Boldfaced Brunch – Time Out Chicago 6/14/2012

Pasta for brunch—that’s a thing now. By Laura Baginski, Julia Kramer and David Tamarkin Eggs and bacon: These are brunch things. Pancakes and French toast: ditto. Doughnuts, muffins: obvs. Steak, ricotta, pork belly—crossover dishes. Just like pasta. Yeah, pasta. Have you seen how much gnocchi is on brunch menus lately? We’ve seen some form of […]

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Ladies’ night out – Time Out Chicago 7/20/2012

Dining in trendy new restaurants as female culture. By Julia Kramer Jen Kouba’s New Year’s resolution for 2011 was to eat at more new restaurants. “I ate at, like, 70,” the 27-year-old event planner says. “It was awesome,” Kouba’s friend Darcy Horath, a 28-year-old marketer, chimes in. This year has had a different agenda for […]

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Bread & Wine – Blackbook 5/16/2012

A former laundromat, this neighborhood restaurant and wine bar distinguishes itself from the rest of the farm-to-table yadda yadda pack with its innovative Midwestern fare, open kitchen, and rotating list of 10 wines nightly. Reservations are a must, as Irving Park neighbors, foodies, and organic-anything enthusiasts crowd the seats at wooden tables and get a […]

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Bread & Wine is a mighty fine addition to the Northwest Side – Chicago Sun-Times 4/18/2012

By Michael Nagrant I’m one of the luckiest men alive. I get paid to eat in the best restaurants in Chicago. I recognize, however, that whether for financial reasons or cultural expectations, not everyone has the same opportunity. Sometimes it’s a matter of proximity. The Northwest Side of Chicago has been a stalwart home to […]

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Starved no more at Bread & Wine – The Chicago Reader 3/7/2012

Irving Park’s new market and bar brings the goods to a formerly dining-deprived enclave By Mike Sula “This my body,” said Jesus, breaking the matzo and passing it around to the apostles before uncorking the Jerusalem red. “This is my blood.” And so was born the miracle of transubstantiation, the transformation of bread and wine […]

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Hot New Eateries – 190 North 2/19/2012

Don’t let the name of Old Irving Park’s newest eatery “Bread & Wine” fool you, because the menu has more than you’d imagine! This American bistro that specializes in everything from the farm to the table has all sorts of scrumptious meals prepared by Chef Curtis and his culinary crew. If you’re a vegetarian, they’ve […]

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Bread & Wine – AskMen.com 1/23/2012

WHY? Because fried pickles and meatloaf make for a filling meal. Or two. As far as restaurants with an ampersand in the name go, Bread & Wine just may have the best one in town. Of course, there’s more here than just a catchy name, as the American bistro offers uncommon bar bites and tasty […]

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New restaurant | Bread & Wine – Time Out Chicago 1/23/2012

Burgers & Wine might have been a better name, but who’s complaining? By David Tamarkin Bread is sold—but not baked—on these premises. As for wine? There’s plenty for pairing with chef Curtis Gamble’s beef-and-chorizo burger, duck confit pierogi and pumpkin seed–crusted tofu. Time Out Chicago

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