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It Is (Spanish) Cider Season

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL (INSERT image1.jpg) It Is (Spanish) Cider Season As colder weather creeps in Chicagoans begin to break out their warmer jackets and embrace the new fall season. Here are Mercat a la Planxa we are welcoming fall with a Spanish cider class! The cider class...

How to Summer Mercat Style

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL How to Summer Mercat Style   June is all about spending time outside and enjoying the beautiful summer city that Chicago is. Luckily, Mercat a la Planxa is right next to two of the best parks in the city, Millennium and Grant. There are numerous...

Spring Is Rolling In!

Chicago is finally coming out of hibernation as spring rolls in. Say "Hello!" to drinks on the patio, day-long brunch affairs and outdoor festivals. One drink in particular that is a must-try is our Cafe Balsamico cocktail at Mercat. Made with a special blend of sherry, rum and cold brew...

National Almond Day

February 16th is National Almond Day & one we get really excited about here at Mercat a la Planxa! Why? Because we have the best almonds you’ve ever tasted! Marcona Almonds. Marcona Almonds are a special product of Spain. They've been imported to the US for years, but have only...

4th Annual Paella Cook Off

Chefs are prepping those paella pans! It’s that time of year again where local chefs and culinary crusaders will flex their competitive muscle for this paella smack down. Mercat a la Planxa is hosting the Fourth Annual Paella Cook Off on September 7th, 2017. The Most Valuable Paella (MVP) will...

The Chicago Music Festival

Music festivals and brunch all summer! Chicago's been a whirlwind of entertainment with Pitchfork, the Pokemon Go Fest, and now Lollapalooza is right around the corner. Lollapalooza kicks off August by bringing in performers like Lorde, Tegan and Sara, the Killers, Wiz Khalifa, Blink-182, and Chance the Rapper. The Chicago...

Tasty Adventures at Farmers Markets

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL Tasty Adventures at Farmers Markets Warm weather is palpable and here to stay as Chicago’s Farmers Markets reappear with organic honey, homemade hot chocolate and fresh fruits for the picking! We received plenty of April showers this spring, which has reaped beautiful flowers and...

Looking to visit Spain?

Looking to visit Spain? Now is the time to book your trip! Because it’s almost time for La Tomatina Tomato Fight Festival Buñol Spain! La Tomatina is a festival held in the Valencian town of Buñol, a town located in the East of Spain. Here, participants throw tomatoes & get...

National Paella Day

  Oh my goodness…it’s here! It’s here again! It’s National Paella Day! Every year we are graced with this wonderfully special day in which we all get to indulge in this delicious, heavenly, traditional Spanish dish! Here at Mercat, we take our Paella very seriously. It originated in its modern...

National Almond Day

  Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL Can you believe we are already into 2017? Here at Mercat we are getting more & more excited about opening the doors of our newly renovated space in our Main Dining Room. January was full of planning, showings & dreaming of all the...

Feliç any nou!

Feliç any nou! New Year’s resolutions… we love them! The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year's resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. It is said that the ancient Babylonians began the practice of making promises in the New Year in order to earn...

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