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Pig Out To Go

If you haven't tried our suckling pig yet, we have to tell you - you're missing out! A traditional Spanish dish served family-style, our SUCKLING PIG is ordered fresh from a farmer 72 hours in advance, marinated in secret Catalan juices and spices for two days, then cooked in our...

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és una celebració en Mercat a la Planxa!

Holiday Brunches Thanksgiving Come dine with us for a traditional Catalan fare, or take our suckling pig to-go! Christmas Day Brunch Looking for a place to brunch with your loved ones? Try our ‘Brunch de Nadal’ for $35 per guest and sample our brunch with a Catalan twist! Brunch served...

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On “Tapa” the World!

On “Tapa” the World! The weather is hot, the crowds are bustling, and alfresco dining is on everyone’s “to do” list in the month of June.  Here at Mercat, we’ve seen a major influx in business, with more covers than average in comparison (year over year) and steady business in...

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How do you spell “Lollapalooza”??

  How do you spell “Lollapalooza”?? Catalan Proverb: “It is better that it make you sick, than that you not eat it at all”.  Sometimes, you just have to try some new things.  This August, the Mercat team is taking a huge jump into new territory – Lollapalooza 2012 Chow...

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Catalan Summer Wine Dinners

Twice a month on Thursday evenings enjoy a festive four-course dinner created by Chef de Cuise Cory Morris and Beverage Director Jake Daniken. $85 Per Person Available during regular dinner service, 5pm - 11pm. Inspired by Barcelona and Spain's Catalan region, each menu features seasonal cuisine and wine pairings reflecting...

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Thirsty For Life?

Bring The Heat There are four main reasons that Chicago is at its best during the summer. Reason one: Alfresco dining.  If you thought that cold beer tasted good during February, just wait until you taste that same cold beer outside on an 80 degree afternoon with the sun shining...

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Bring The Heat

Bring The Heat There are four main reasons that Chicago is at its best during the summer. Reason one: Alfresco dining.  If you thought that cold beer tasted good during February, just wait until you taste that same cold beer outside on an 80 degree afternoon with the sun shining...

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The Baconator

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL The Baconator If you’re a bacon fan, there’s a good chance that you’ve done your fair share of tasting various “bacon-flavored” things.  You know what I mean – “gummy” bacon,  bacon gumballs,  bacon-flavored cupcakes, and possibly even bacon cocktails (seriously, who wouldn’t like a...

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Drinks On Us!

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL Drinks On Us! Mercat may not be an Irish restaurant, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  Okay, so technically we won’t be doing anything special in the restaurant for St. Patrick’s Day, but we will be paying our respects to...

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New Loves

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL New Loves The month of February has a tendency to awaken the memories of past and present things that we all love.  Heart-shaped products are suddenly in abundance once again, the colors and textures of spring clothing begin to tease us from snow-covered store...

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