Food & Drink

5 places to get gravy fries during Poutine Weekend (which we just made up)

Published On 05/22/2014 Published On 05/22/2014
Sean Cooley
Spritz Burger
Bottlefork
The Big Cheese Poutinerie
The Gage
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1. Little Market Brasserie 10 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)

Little Market Brasserie serves a combo of cuisines, including French, American, and even Italian. Among our favorite dishes are the Montreal-style poutine (with braised short ribs!), baja lobster roll, and puttanesca with shrimp and capers in a spicy tomato sauce. If you're feeling cocktail-y, rest assured you're in the right place.

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2. Spritz Burger 3819 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60613 (Lakeview)

A burger joint with a burger named The Pub Crawl(cheddar, chutney and roasted tomato) is going to understandably peak your interest, and rightfully so. A menu made up of deep-fried comfort food(of which 13 items are burgers) awaits you amongst seltzer spritz cocktails like the spritzed Malort and pastries.

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3. Bottlefork 441 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654 (Near North Side)

It's hard out there for a small plates restaurant that straddles the line between bar and full-service dinner restaurant, yet Bottlefork in River North manages to stand above the pack. The food menu spans a variety of cuisines and dietary restrictions, featuring dishes like tuna crudo, crispy Brussels sprouts with chorizo, buttermilk fried chicken, and a critically-acclaimed ground bacon burger. The cocktail menu, complete with illustrations, is divided into categories based on flavor and style: fruity, smoky, dark, and "Gentlemen's Cut."

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4. The Big Cheese Poutinerie 3401 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 (Wrigleyville)

This is the first American location of this popular Canadian chain, and it brings all the cheesy poutine goodness of the Northern locations, featuring more than a dozen different varieties on the menu.

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5. The Gage 24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603 (Loop)

The Loop might not be the first neighborhood that comes to mind when considering weekend brunch options, but brunch at the Gage will have you rethinking your stance. The bustling restaurant pours a potent Bloody infused with CH Peppercorn Vodka and finished with pickled peppadew, Irish cheddar, and house corned beef; menu highlights include chilaquiles, a caramel sticky bun, and the popular venison burger. If the weather is nice, enjoy your delicious meal outside overlooking the park.

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