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Dining news
2011-11-09


—The French restaurant Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave., is promoting its four-course Thanksgiving dinner ($55 for adults; $20 for children; and $10 for children 5 and under). On Thursday, Nov. 24, 2-9 p.m., diners will enjoy a customizable menu featuring four different choices for each course, and there are vegetarian options. Items include peekytoe crab salad, baby spinach lyonnaise, wild mushroom ravioli, roasted farm turkey and apple crepes. See http:// www.Bistronomic.net .

—Prairie Fire, 215 N. Clinton, is hosting a dinner with holistic nutrition consultant Carol Wagner and chef Sarah Stegner Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Among the items on the menu are citrus marinated beets and chicken roulade. The cost is $38, excluding tax and tip; RSVP by Friday, Nov. 10, to 312-382-8300.

—Table Fifty-Two, 52 W. Elm St., is offering Thanksgiving items to go. All orders must be placed by 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19; reheating instructions will be available. Pick-ups must be made Tuesday-Wed., Nov. 22-23, at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Side dishes include cornbread, three-cheese mac and a turkey brining kit; pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato pies are the desserts. See http:// www.tablefifty-two.com .

—Tavern on Rush, 1031 N. Rush St., will feature jet-fresh Alaskan Red King Crab direct from Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The crab will only be available at lunch or dinner while supplies last and is supplied by the supplier The Crab Broker. Tavern on Rush Executive Chef John Gatsos will serve half ($28) and full ($56) pounds of Alaskan Bristol Bay King Crab legs. See http:// www.TavernOnRush.com .

—Lincoln Square French gastro bistro LM Restaurant will serve a four-course menu on Thanksgiving for $45 1-8 p.m. Executive Chef Justin Perdue will serve chestnut soup with poached apple and celery ragout; seared scallop with leek confit, winter truffle and Parmesan foam; Slow cooked turkey breast with sweet potato gratin, Brussels sprout and jus; and Pumpkin tart with cranberry chutney and cream cheese. (The menu is subject to change.)

—Uptown Pie Company and the Cupcake Gallery will close Nov. 27. In a farewell letter at UptownPies.com, owner Darius Williams wrote, in part, "I've decided that it's time to dream bigger and take bigger steps. ... Only you and your heart know how to measure your level of success. It's time to kick this theory into overdrive." To be added to the Nov. 26 farewell party Evite list, email Darius@EverydayCookin.com .

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—Andersonville's La Cocina de Frida closed Oct. 2, according to Metromix.com. "The reason is I just didn't renew my lease. The rents are just too ridiculously high," said owner Marlene Benitez. Benitez hopes to reopen the restaurant in Pilsen next spring. Frida's in Lakeview and her catering company, Las Dos Fridas, are still open.

—Native Foods CafĂ©, 1484 N. Milwaukee Ave., is serving a vegan Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 24, 2-8 p.m. Items will include Native Wellington (a meatless twist on the traditional beef Wellington) with mushroom gravy; green bean casserole; polenta butternut squash terrine; and desserts such as pumpkin pie with whipped cream. The cost is $24.95 per adult and $14.95 for children up to 12. RSVP by calling 773-489-8480.

—Southern/BBQ restaurant Lillie's Q, 1856 W. North Ave., will sell smoked turkeys for Thanksgiving. Each 15-pound turkey will be dry-rubbed with "Q Rub," and will be smoked over peach wood for about five to six hours at the restaurant. The cost is $75 for each smoked turkey, and payment must be made in cash. The smoked turkeys can be ordered by calling Lillie's Q (773-772-5500) and in person at the restaurant. Pick-up time is only one hour (10 a.m.-11 a.m.) on Thursday, Nov. 24.

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