|Seared scallops and shrimp risotto at Mercer 113|
Adding more life to vibrant Hubbard Street, Mercer 113 opens today. It has a sexy lounge atmosphere with an upscale menu including thyme-crusted salmon, Waygu beef burgers and a blueberry old-fashioned (113 W. Hubbard St.; 312-396-0113).
Reheating Hot Chocolate
Freshly minted James Beard Award winning pastry chef Mindy Segal will reopen Hot Chocolate today, after a two-week closure. Along with a new look it will also have new direction stepping away from the artistry of pastry and focusing on “craft food drink" (1747 N. Damen Ave.; 773-489-1747).
Cheers to Mom
At Sullivan’s Steakhouse, mom not only gets her own day but her own drink on Sunday. The “Mom-osa” is made with pineapple-infused orange vodka topped with prosecco (415 N. Dearborn Ave.; 312-527-3510).
Shake up Monday’s with a new Monday night special at Frontier. “Odd Bit Mondays” offer one unconventional ingredient for consumption alongside $3 select whiskey and bourbon shots, $4 select domestic drafts or half-off 22-oz. craft beer bottles. Last week it was veal heart ravioli, and this week pig tongues will be fried and tossed in spicy buffalo sauce (1072 North Milwaukee Ave.; 773-772-4322).