“La Bodega del Barrio (355 N. Clark St., River North) is a convenience store plus takeout window serving these over-the-top churros in funky flavors like Fruity Pebbles, Nutella toasted coconut, and red velvet.”
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“DineAmic Group’s Mexican hotspot is closing out 2017 with an epic affair on the upstairs mezzanine.” – Eater
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“Pop into the store connected to the restaurant, Barrio, for a south of the border mix of hot chocolate, a dark chocolate marshmallow, horchata whipped cream with flecks of pearl crisps and gold flakes, and a cinnamon sugar churro that will make your cheat day totally worth it.” – Michigan Avenue Magazine
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“Stop by in the morning for some filling breakfast tacos, or for a winter warmup in the form of a Mexican hot chocolate.” – Chicago Tribune
Breakfast taco at Bodega
“Bodega is a fast-service cafe counter and convenience store, though with decidedly more luxe offerings than the New York City shops it takes its name from.” – Chicago Tribune
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“Swift service and solid food.” – Gayot
“Behold, the 20 hottest brunch restaurants in Chicago.”
“While River North’s Barrio quickly became a hub of lively-nightlife in a lively-nightlife neighborhood, chef Katsuji Tanabe, the Top Chef alum helming the Mexican restaurant, has created a terrific brunch menu to lure the morning-after crowds as well.”
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Posited as a creative Mexican restaurant for which “you don’t have to be in the mood for Mexican,” this new project from DineAmic (Siena Tavern, Bar Siena, Prime & Provisions and more) is a vast 200-seater in River North featuring dishes such as grilled scallops with poblano-uni relish, and a Mexican robata-style grill. Opening July. 65 W. Kinzie St.
This summer, DineAmic Group will transform the 6,000-square-foot space on the corner of Clark and Kinzie streets, formerly BlackFinn Ameripub, into modern Mexican concept Barrio. Helming its kitchen, Top Chef alum Katsuji Tanabe will provide playful twists on Latin American street food in a shared-plate format. And there will be margaritas.