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National Pasta Day Recipe: il Porcellino’s Gnocchi Bolognese

Oct 17, 2018

Cold weather have you staying at home for dinner? il Porcellino’s Gnocchi Bolognese is the perfect dish to warm up to on a winter night. Try out this home cook-friendly recipe…read more >

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It’s Apple Season: Where To Eat ‘Em

Oct 16, 2018

Yeah, yeah, pumpkin this and pumpkin that, but let us not forget about our other favorite fall ingredient: apples! ‘Tis the season for these round beauties to be chopped, mixed,…read more >

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Watch Managing Partner, Kiran Pinto a Trailblazer & Teacher at LEYE

Oct 15, 2018

Welcome to Lettuce Life, a behind-the-scenes glimpse at our restaurants and the stories of behind some of our most valuable assets: Our people. Meet Kiran Pinto, Managing Partner at The…read more >

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One Week of Free Delivery Through Caviar October 15-21

Oct 14, 2018

It’s getting cold outside in Chicago and D.C. so we thought hey, let’s make it even easier for you and bring your favorite Lettuce dishes straight to your couch. From…read more >

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You Can Earn $$ By Booking Your Holiday Party Early, Here’s How!

Oct 13, 2018

Are you in charge of booking your company (or friends) annual holiday party this year? If the answer is yes, we’ve got some great news for you. If you book…read more >

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National Pasta Day Recipe: il Porcellino’s Gnocchi Bolognese
Oct 17, 2018

Cold weather have you staying at home for dinner? il Porcellino's Gnocchi Bolognese is the perfect dish to warm up to on a winter night. Try out this home cook-friendly recipe below, or head over to the restaurant and let our chefs to the heavy lifting for you! Make a reservation at il Porcellino here. To…

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Getting Saucy: 3 Pasta Sauce Recipes for Easy, Intermediate or Expert Chefs
Oct 1, 2018

October marks National Pasta Month which begs the question: what is pasta without the sauce? We're not quite sure but it's definitely a world we don't want to live in. Thankfully, our chefs have come to the rescue! Before you think "oh no, not another impossible restaurant recipe", we included one for any skill level…

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The Art of Pasta Making
Oct 1, 2018

Food trends come and go but hearty, delicious pasta is forever. Whether a fan of rigatoni, macaroni or fettuccine, we can all share in our love of this Italian staple, especially in October, as we celebrate National Pasta Month. Let's take a step back. Do you ever wonder why there are so many varieties of pasta noodles?…

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#SavortheSummer (Flavors)
Sep 26, 2018

It’s sad but true - the summer is coming to an end. While we here at Lettuce are bummed that our remaining beach days are numbered, we're especially beginning to mourn the loss of the beloved summer produce. To ward off our end-of-summer ‘scaries,’ we tapped Chef/Partner Mychael Bonner of Petterino's, Di Pescara, Saranello's and the…

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How To Drink Wine Out of a Spanish-style Porron
Sep 23, 2018

The Catalonian tradition has officially come to Chicago! Bar Ramone, River North's newest spot for a great glass of wine and Spanish-inspired small plates, introduces the best way of drinking wine: the porron. What exactly is a porron? The popular Spanish wine vessel shaped like a watering can is a convivial way of imbibing wine with…

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This Secret Ingredient Will Take Your Guac to the Next Level
Sep 18, 2018

El Segundo Sol serves up some of the freshest, most authentic Mexican food on the Las Vegas Strip, so when they told us they were going to let us in on their secret of what makes their guacamole so freakin' delicious, we were all ears. Aside from always starting with the freshest ingredients, Chef adds…

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A Few Of Our Favorite Game Day Recipes
Sep 14, 2018

When you are in the mood to get your hands dirty in the kitchen for hosting your crew or solo viewing, be prepared for the next game day with these winning recipes. Check out our favorites from Bub City, Stella Barra Pizzeria, Wildfire and more to get the party started! Not in the mood to cook? Click…

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Spicy Grilled Street Corn from Oyster Bah
Sep 11, 2018

This Spicy Grilled Street Corn is the perfect side or a meal on it's own. Chef Donny Farrell of Oyster Bah adds his signature Four Lettuce Hot Sauce to give the dish some heat. To download the full recipe of Chef Donny's Spicy Grilled Street Corn, click here. Spicy Grilled Street Corn Serving size: 8-12…

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How to Find these 6 Hidden Gems at Foodease
Sep 5, 2018

Foodease Market in Water Tower Place has been a Michigan Avenue staple for more than seven years now! Sure, its famous for the endless salad bar that we all know and love, but in case that’s the only thing you’ve enjoyed at the market, we’re here to give you the inside scoop on some of…

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5 Tips for Taking Great Food Photos on Your iPhone
Sep 4, 2018

If you didn’t Instagram your meal, did you even really eat it?  We asked the experts from our social media team at Lettuce Entertain You what it takes to create a "like-worthy" photo on Instagram. Meet Ryan Meyers (@ryaninthecity) and Michele Funk (@michelefunk), who have literally made a career out of 'gramming the most crave-worthy dishes!…

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Recipe: the Hub Summer Cooler
Aug 20, 2018

Hub 51, one of Chicago’s favorite social dining spots, keeps summertime going with its Hub Summer Cooler made with Nikki Coffey Gin and Blackberry-Cucumber LaCroix, topped with a bouquet of fresh mint. Recreate this easy cocktail at home for your next backyard BBQ. To download a PDF of this recipe, click here. Hub Summer Cooler INGREDIENTS 1…

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Mix It Up: Life on Freezy Street, A Sauv Blanc Cocktail
Aug 13, 2018

It's August which means heat, humidity, plus some more heat. There's no better way to cool down than with an icy, frozen Sauvignon Blanc cocktail. Liz Pearce, Lead Mixologist of Fulton Market's newest hotspot, Aba, comes in for the win with the Life on Freezy Street that's super easy to make and even easier going down.…

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