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Thank You Garden, For Being Delicious

July 14, 2015

Thank You Garden, For Being Delicious For many, the city of Chicago elicits foodie visions of steak houses, hot dogs, unnaturally deep dish pizza, storied architecture, a lively populace, historic sports teams, and parks- so many parks! No argument here, how ‘bout those...

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PAELLA PARTY: #Amazing, #You’reComing, #HelloSummer #paellacookoffchi

June 10, 2015

PAELLA PARTY: #Amazing, #You’reComing, #HelloSummer #paellacookoffchi It’s the 2nd go-around and it’s going to be nothing-less-of-awesome. The nation’s biggest paella cook off has Chicago’s top chefs sharing the same ovens for the creation of six very different paellas. That’s right, Mercat’s...

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Sherry!

May 6, 2015

  Sherry! A brief sherry education: Potentially, sherry has been produced since the 1st century when Phoenicians brought grape vines to Spain’s Jerez region. Thus, began the nation’s tumultuous adventure with sherry. While the original production of sherry was vastly different from...

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Mercat’s Favorite Pig Party

April 5, 2015

Mercat's Favorite Pig Party Mustaches, mezcal, bacon, beards and tattoos. These are a few of Chicago’s favorite trends. However, not all will last the course. Mustaches and beards? The abundance of facial hair only has one way to go as warmth springs in...

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Kitchen Notes

March 16, 2015

KITCHEN NOTES   While a couple of blankets and a rocks glass with whiskey are keeping Chiberia at bay, the reality is, it’s nearly Spring, but the beloved season is far from sprung. This is problematic for a few reasons: 1.            Timeliness and...

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What’s In The Booox?

February 10, 2015

“What’s in the booox?” Mercat a la Planxa’s favorite movie quote (Spoiler alert: Se7en Monkeys) is no longer reserved for inside jokes or awkward-moment interludes. Instead, every Sunday Chef opens up his box of culinary genius and delicious surprises ensue. At the start...

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A Chicagoan’s Guide to Spain

January 2, 2015

Up from Spain’s white, sandy shores and uneven stucco walls rises hilly communities harvesting olives, ripening grapes and curing the world’s richest hams. These are the flavors of Spain and these are the images that Chef Garces effuses into his...

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Holidaze

December 6, 2014

Holidaze Thanksgiving has passed. The turkey feast is over (unless you stashed some creative leftovers into your fridge), but what is on the December horizon? Ham, salt-crusted tenderloins, lamb and booze. In other words, the horizon looks awesome. The question is, when...

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Thinking Beyond the Planxa

November 5, 2014

Thinking Beyond the Planxa Without sounding intentionally forward, we have to say that Mercat a la Planxa is winning (think Charlie Sheen) right now. Not only are we celebrating 7 years this fall, but we house the best food and service...

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Chef Jose & Chef Cory partner with our mixologists for a fall-menu inspired dinner

September 12, 2014

Chef Jose & Chef Cory partner with our mixologists for a fall-menu inspired dinner   What’s cooler than a 5-Course intimate dinner hosted by our Executive Chef Jose Garces? Our very own – longtime – bartenders will be creating their own recipes...

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