Catering in Fulton River District

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Flashing lights and the glimmer of disco balls shoot across The MID's two-story interior as upwards of 800 people unleash inhibitions to the house beats of resident DJ's Zebo, Nathan Scott, and Gus Karas. Across the dancefloor, neon lights frame each of the Meatpacking District hot spot's three full bars as waiters shuttle drinks to club-goers nestled up to table and booths. High-octane beats reverberate off the exposed brick walls and dark baroque wall patterns, and a VIP room with its own bar, along with stunning views of the Chicago skyline add to the upscale nightclub's trendy atmosphere. When not hosting fashion shows and holiday events, the MID puts on curates an impressive roster of shows, including appearances by Talib Kweli and DJ Shadow.

306 North Halsted Street
Chicago,
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A Metro-Detroit import, Steve's Deli offers a scroll-worthy menu loaded with endless combinations of soups, salads, sandwiches, and more. Choose carefully from 26 overstuffed sandwiches with such meats as turkey off the bone ($8.99), fried bologna ($7.79), or hot roast-beef brisket ($8.99). Hearty soups such as chicken matzo ball ($6.59) or mushroom barley ($5.59) are also offered in cup or bowl form.

354 W Hubbard St
Chicago,
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111 N Canal St
Chicago,
IL
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Thalia Spice is a pan-Asian bistro that invites diners on a world tour of flavors served in a modern lounge. Co-owner Anna Makmok's mother lends her Thai and Laotian expertise in the kitchen, and co-owner Vincent Tan culls from his Malaysian and Singaporean roots for many of the menu's exotic dishes.

Where's That Recipe From?

  • Fried tofu with a sweet peanut sauce for dipping?Singapore
  • Grilled beef tossed with red onions, cilantro, scallions, mint, and roasted rice?Laos
  • Seafood, tofu, bean sprouts, boiled egg, scallions, and noodles in a curry laksa soup?Malaysia
  • Chicken simmered in soy sauce and white vinegar flavored with bay leaves?Philippines
  • Potatoes and onions cooked in a coconut-milk-based curry with roasted peanuts and a choice of meat?Thailand
  • Chicken and vegetable gyoza with a sweet soy dipping sauce?Japan
  • Indian chicken makhani with an Indian-style curry sauce?Unknown

From the Press

  • Chicago Reader: "Even Thalia's fusion creations?sake baby ribs, spicy salmon maki?show a commitment to fresh ingredients and honest flavors, so even if you're skeptical of such offerings, as I am, get over yourself and enjoy."
  • Featured on Check, Please! in 2011
  • Gayot: "Rustic wood and swirls of ironwork make the place feel organic and comfortable; fuzzy roll pillows lining a banquette exude hip flair."
833 W Chicago Ave.
Chicago,
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328 N Carpenter St
Chicago,
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1035 W Lake St
Chicago,
IL
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