- Warm up your insides without braving the cold outside: order poutine delivery. BadHappy, Chicago’s poutine-centric restaurant just launched delivery of its fries/cheese curds/gravy treats. If extravagant poutines like The Good the Bad & the Happy, with pork belly, truffle mayo, foie gras mousse and gravy, frites, cheese curds, and a sunnyside egg (whew) is too much for you, opt for a burger instead.
- Restaurant Week runs February 1-10, and while that’s still weeks away, you can make reservations now. The event offers prix fixe lunch menus for $22 and dinners for $33 or $44, so you can snag some meals at a great discount. Participating restaurants include Balena, Baume & Brix, and Embeya, so you can check out some of the newcomers on the scene for less.
- Dale Levitski (of Frog ’n Snail and Top Chef) created this month’s Falafill Chefs for Charity falafel. His sandwich, called The Hibernator, fills a white pita with traditional and curry falafel, steak, a yogurt spread, and julienned pears, celery root tossed in a red verjus, and frisee. Proceeds support PAWS Chicago.
BadHappy Poutine Shop
939 North Orleans Street, Chicago
Chicago Restaurant Week
Amy Cavanaugh writes about food, drink, and travel for publications in Chicago and elsewhere. She is also the weekend editor of Chicagoist.
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