While getting food delivered to your dorm seems like the more attractive option during Chicago’s single-digit weather, it may be worth it to bundle up and head outside for Chicago’s Restaurant Week.
Jan. 24 marks the start of Chicago’s 13th annual Restaurant Week, a 17-day citywide event that celebrates Chicago’s culinary scene. More than 430 restaurants are participating, making Chicago’s Restaurant Week the largest in the country according to Choose Chicago’s website — a Chicago aimed marketing organization.
Participating restaurants are located all over the city and a few can even be found near Loyola’s Water Tower and Lake Shore campuses. Located on North Sheridan Road in Rogers Park, Onward Chicago is hosting a four-course dinner with a fully curated menu and an optional beverage pairing. Onward is described as “a playful take on new American,” according to Choose Chicago’s website
Additionally, Bistronomic (840 N. Wabash Ave.), a restaurant located next to the Terry Student Center on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus, is hosting four curated meals including options for brunch, lunch and dinner. Each meal is three courses and there are multiple options for each course. Their restaurant is a modern take on French cuisine that sources their ingredients from Midwestern farms, according to Bistronomic’s website.
Restaurants in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs will be charging a fixed price for their meals, according to Choose Chicago’s website. These meals are multi-course and the prices are $24 for brunch or lunch, and an option for either a $36 dinner or a $48 dinner. Every restaurant follows the price guidelines set by Restaurant Week.
If you’re willing to venture out of your campuses’ neighborhood, there are many options down the Red Line that are participating in Restaurant Week. Right off the Thorndale stop, Japanese restaurant Indie Cafe (5951 N. Broadway St.) is offering a 5-course feast featuring soup/salad, an appetizer, two main courses and dessert.
Further down the Red Line in Lincoln Park, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! (2024 N. Halsted St.), a Spanish tapas restaurant has brunch and dinner options. Brunch includes drink choices, brunch tapas and dessert tapas. Dinner includes drink choices, an appetizer, two main courses and dessert tapas.
Information can all be found on Choose Chicago’s website.