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Buil & Gine

July 3, 2014

Buil & Gine Recently Beverage Manager Casey O’Connell from Mercat a la Planxa traveled to Priorat, just 2 hours outside of Barcelona Spain in Catalonia.  Casey had the privilege of spending the majority of the time at Buil & Gine Winery. ...

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Tapas like they do in Granada!

June 12, 2014

Many of our first time diners often wonder if the people in Spain really eat like the Queens and Kings they leave feeling once dining at our restaurant. You can end up trying most of our menu, luxurious dish after...

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This little Piggy went to Mercat

March 17, 2014

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL This little Piggy went to Mercat – Introducing Our New ‘Pick Your Piece’ Series There’s no surprise that we love all things Pig at Mercat. Our ‘Cochinillo Asado’ has been a fan favorite since we...

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6 Reasons Why We’re Excited For Our 6-Year-Mark

January 10, 2014

We are more energized than ever to begin 2014, quickly approaching our 6-year anniversary in early March, after ending 2013 with many humbling accolades and mentions. From Chef Cory winning numerous competitions at culinary events throughout the year, to Mercat...

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Chef Cory hosts a Holly-Jolly, Live Christmas Cooking Demo

December 3, 2013

Chef Cory hosts a Holly-Jolly, Live Christmas Cooking Demo It’s beginning to look a lot like… a Christmas cooking demonstration! We love the holidays here at Mercat. Aside from spreading extra holiday cheer, it’s an opportunity to look back at...

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What We Are Thankful For

November 8, 2013

Thankful Trio: Cory Morris, Meaghan Goedde and Shamama Cheema at the Chicago Zagat Survey 2014 Awards, representing Mercat for Top Spanish/Tapas. What We Are Thankful for Thanksgiving – a celebrated American holiday where family and friends gather around their tables after hours...

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A Farm-to-Table Sunday Supper

September 6, 2013

A Farm-to-Table Sunday Supper Each & Every Sunday night, Mercat gives guests the opportunity to try the ‘Cochinillo Asado’ – also known as our Whole Roasted Suckling Pig, without having to order it in its entirety because it’s more ideal for larger...

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You are the Sangria to my Summer

June 7, 2013

You are the Sangria to my Summer You know the classic pairs: Peas & Carrots. Macaroni & Cheese. Peanut Butter & Jelly. Here’s a little Mercat tale about Sangria & Summer. Chicagoans are infamous for their celebratory moods in anticipation for the joyous season that is...

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Enter the Matador

April 4, 2013

Enter the Matador There is nothing we like better in Chicago than spring. Not only do we get to remove a few layers of cloths but we get really excited about all the beautiful fruits and vegetables that become available to us. A...

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The Story of Mercat

March 11, 2013

  Every good restaurant has a story, and often that story is attached to the success of it’s neighborhood.    Five years ago the South Loop, like many other neighborhoods, fell victim to the effects of the bad economy.  A neighborhood that was...

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