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  • Group drink

    Group drink
    Group cocktails are a summer no-brainer. A friend unexpectedly drops by the bar, your co-worker brings a new summer fling along and suddenly your three-person meet-up becomes a mini-party. Chicago bars have taken note and want to fuel your communal cocktailing with a season's worth of large-format drinks, from pitchers to punch bowls to, yes, canteens. Bartenders have injected contemporary style to make an old concept—remember your parents' '70s punch bowls?—feel contemporary. Trendy ingredients, bright colors and novel presentations turn these table centerpieces into real showstoppers. Get those cameras and glasses ready. kbernot@tribune.com | @redeyeeatdrink
  • One Off's newest restaurant: Dove's Luncheonette

    One Off's newest restaurant: Dove's Luncheonette
    A lot of news has come out of One Off Hospitality this summer, the restaurant group behind Blackbird, Avec, The Publican and The Violet Hour. Now comes word of their latest restaurant addition, called Dove's Luncheonette. The "Mexican-inspired soul...

    David Posey to leave Blackbird; Perry Hendrix is new chef

    David Posey to leave Blackbird; Perry Hendrix is new chef
    David Posey, a James Beard rising star chef finalist two years running, is leaving his position as chef de cuisine of Blackbird. Perry Hendrix will take over at Blackbird while continuing his current position as Avec chef. Posey, who is departing August...

    30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago

    30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago
    You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask). So...

    Dining briefs: New baker at One Off, Tickets vs. Reservations, National Doughnut Day

    Dining briefs: New baker at One Off, Tickets vs. Reservations, National Doughnut Day
    PERSONNEL MOVES: Greg Wade, the head baker at Little Goat Bread, will now be leading the bread program for One Off Hospitality. As part of the move, One Off (Blackbird, Avec, Publican, Big Star et al.) will relocate its baking operations from Publican...