What's Rocking Right Now?! The Bristol, The J. Parker, Giveaway

Hey friends!  I've got some great picks for what's Rocking Right Now this week... but the great thing is, these spots are also rocking ALL summer!  Click here to listen to my full radio segment on 101-WKQX. 

The Bristol

English Pea Risotto

English Pea Risotto

The Bristol has long been my favorite spot in Bucktown.  Not only are they Farm to Table, but they also like to say they're "nose to tail".  They have some of the most incredible, rustic yet refined dishes in Chicago.  The restaurant group can do no wrong, B. Hostpitaliy Co. has other incredible hot spots like Balena, Formento's, and Swift and Sons... not too shabby.  But the Bristol has been a flagship and it's clear why they are such a mainstay on the Chicago food scene.  



They just brought over executive chef, Todd Stein, to take the reigns and he's already introduced an incredible looking new shared plates menu that debuts this month.  Some standouts and dishes I can't WAIT to try are:  The head on prawns ala plancha with anchovy butter,  Steak tartare with spicy mustard, quail egg yolk and cheddar-dusted chicharrones, English pea risotto (OMG YASSSS!!!), and Whitefish with baby clams, vegetable ragout and smoked bacon.  

The Bristol- BUCKTOWN- 2152 N. Damen Ave.


The J. Parker

The J. Parker is known, since it's opening a few years ago atop the Lincoln Hotel, as THE summer rooftop and hot spot.  For cool cocktails and to see and be seen.  They have one of the most magnificent views in the city, and the expansive lake and Lincoln Park scenery is second to none.  

The Vino del Sol- Photo by Taylor Crowley via The J. Parker

The Vino del Sol- Photo by Taylor Crowley via The J. Parker

They just launched a new summer cocktail menu that focuses on warm destinations from around the world, how Eat Travel Rock-y of them!  Here are a few selections that look delicioso!  Vino de Sol (inspired by Spain), Pacific Coast Highway (inspired by California / the West Coast) and After Dark (inspired by India). 

The J. Parker- LINCOLN PARK- 1816 N. Clark St. 

Portillo's Giveaway!!!

Huge giveaway for all of you true Chicagoans out there who love Portillo's!  Click link above or HERE and make sure to follow the instructions below, also on Instagram post, for your chance to enter.  101-WKQX listeners make sure to also put "101 Rocks" in the comment for a double chance to win!!!  

1. Follow @eattravelrock and @portillos

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3. Comment below and tag a friend you'd love to share Portillo's with! Plus add 101-WKQX! 

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Winner will be chosen 48 hrs after post goes up and will win a $200 gift card to Portillos!