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The Lettuce of The Season

Lady Gem’s Society Papers dish out the latest from the restaurants

Dearest Patrons and Gourmands,

Bridgerton” has Lady Whistledown, and here at Lettuce Restaurants, you have me, Lady Gem, your most reliable source for the latest whispers and delights from our dining establishments! As we usher in new episodes of our favorite romantic dramedy series (Season 3, Part 1 streams on Netflix on 16th May), my latest edition of “The Lettuce of The Season” has arrived to guide you through some of the most delicious gossip, grand unveilings and magnificent gatherings that have the town buzzing with anticipation.

Tell us, which one is to be the diamond of the season, in your opinion?

A Star is Born in Lincoln Park: Sushi-san

Allow me to extend the warmest welcome to the newest gem in our crown, Sushi-san – Lincoln Park, which now graces Chicago’s always lively Halsted Street. This splendid establishment offers a feast for the senses under the mastery of Sushi Chef Kaze Chan. Indulge in exquisite maki, hand rolls, and the sizzling delights of the robata grill and Josper oven, all whilst nodding your head to the beats of Golden Era hip-hop. And let us not forget the robust selection of sake by-the-glass, ensuring your spirits are as high as your dining expectations.

Make a reservation at Sushi-san – Lincoln Park

Echoes of Tuscany in Chicago: Tre Dita

Tre dita dining oromTre Dita, another fresh bloom of the season, has swiftly risen as a beacon of Tuscan allure in our beloved Chicago. Here, every plate whispers rustic charm and culinary mastery, transporting diners straight into the heart of Italian romance. Indulge in the rich flavors of meticulously crafted dishes such as Bistecca alla Fiorentina and fresh pasta like the Rigatoni con Guanciale e Pomodorini, each paired with wines as deep and storied as the vineyards of Chianti.

Make a reservation at Tre Dita

Sky-High Sophistication: Miru

The Terrace at MiruAs temperate weather now permits regular promenades in the park, so too, do sun-soaked patios beckon, such as the inviting 11th-floor terrace at the ever-splendid Miru at The St. Regis Chicago. Dine al fresco while enjoying wonderous views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and Navy Pier. A scene perfect for those wishing to indulge in a moment of serene luxury while brunching on modern Japanese favorites like Okonomiyaki, Chawanmushi and more delectable all-day dishes. Discover more spectacular outdoor dining options here.

Make a reservation at Miru

A New Luncheon: Aba Miami – Bal Harbour

Lunch at Aba Miami in the Bal Harbour ShopsThe latest chatter amongst the elite is the delightful new luncheon service at Aba Miami – Bal Harbour. Available every weekday from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM, you can enjoy the luscious Vegetable Cobb, Mediterranean Chopped or Kale Caesar, or opt for sandwiches like the Green Falafel, Chicken Kefta Burger or Pan-Seared Halibut. And what of the whispers about their zero-proof cocktails? Treat yourself to a Faux-Loma or Comment Section.

Make a reservation for the new weekday lunch at Aba Miami – Bal Harbour

A prelude to the weekend: Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Bottomless Sangria at Lil' Ba-Ba-Reeba!After stopping at the modiste to place an order for the finest looks arriving from Paris, give in to your mischievous side and begin your weekend early at the utterly charming Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba! Revel in the joy of their new Friday Lunch Hours, where sangria flows and tapas abound from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Make a reservation at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Waltz onto the Stage: Bub City

a band performing at bub city restaurantEvery Wednesday night, Bub City gives you the opportunity to take the stage backed by your very own live band to charm your beloved or captivate an audience (including that rakish fellow or young lady a little high in the instep who you most certainly do not desire) with songs of love and mischief. With spirits high—fueled by Malört Jell-O shots and Peach Tea—dare to let your voice soar, as every note spins a yarn as enchanting as any ball in “Bridgerton.”

Make a reservation at Bub City – Chicago

A Most Talked-About Collaboration: Ramen-san – Lincoln Park

Chicken Chettinad Noodles at Ramen-sanRamen-san – Lincoln Park prepares to host a most anticipated event with Chef Zubair Mohajir of Lilac Tiger on Tuesday, the 21st of May. This collab dinner promises a fusion of flavors that are as delectable as they are daring, as the illustrious Chef Mohajir himself—two-time James Beard Award and Jean Banchet nominee,  creator of Chicago’s first-ever South Asian Tasting Menu, The Coach House, and restaurants Wazwan and Lilac Tiger—brings his culinary talents to Ramen-san – Lincoln Park for one night only. We simply cannot wait! Tickets are available for $65 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). Leading up to the soirée, Chef Mohajir will grace us with his Chicken Chettinad Noodles with spiced tomato masala sauce, chicken karaage, cabbage and herb salad available at all Ramen-san locations.

Purchase tickets to Ramen-san X Chef Zubair Mohajir Collab Dinner
Make a reservation at the Ramen-san location nearest you

What the Ton is Humming About: Humming Bird Cake

Humming Bird Cake at BeatrixBeatrix makes a splendid vegan version of this sweet delight that marries pineapple and banana in a spice cake along with salted pecans and a creamy white frosting, ready to enchant your taste buds. Pair it with a Honey Cinnamon Latte from Beatrix Coffee Available at all Beatrix locations—try it, talk about it, adore it!

Make a reservation at the Beatrix location nearest you.

A Regal Treat for $1: Rotisserie Ema

Frozen yogurt at Rotisserie EmaFind cool respite from the rising summer heat (they’re always hot under the collar in “Bridgerton”) with a frosty dessert at Rotisserie Ema. Commencing the 24th of May and each Friday henceforth throughout the summer, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, you are cordially invited to enjoy a delightful Frozen Greek Yogurt adorned with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of sea salt, for $1 (plus tax).

Learn more about $1 Fro-Yo Friday at Rotisserie Ema 

Swoon-worthy Summer Fridays: Beatrix (River North, Fulton Market, Oak Brook)

Chilaquiles at BeatrixAs the season blooms, so does the opportunity to bask in leisurely summer days. Beatrix invites you to herald the weekend with Summer Fridays, starting the 24th of May. This splendid affair offers a delightful brunch menu featuring favorites like Chilaquiles and Buttermilk Biscuits smothered in Chicken Sausage Gravy. Sip a Mimosa or a Spicy Bloody Mary as you toast to the joys of summer in chic surroundings.

Make plans for Summer Fridays at Beatrix

Exclusive Carryout & Delivery: Big Bowl

Big Bowl Tofu To-GotWe can confirm there’s truth to the rumors that Big Bowl has launched an exclusive carryout, delivery and catering operation. While its former Ohio Street storefront is now shuttered, your beloved Chinese and Thai favorites remain available for delivery or carryout with pick-up at the Big Bowl To-Go window inside Wildfire – Chicago at 159 W. Erie Street. What a relief for us all, dear reader!

Order Big Bowl – Chicago for carryout and delivery
Order off-site large group catering from Big Bowl – Chicago

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