We all frequently use the term heartland in reference to simple, hearty cooking, but its actual meaning is contested. Some believe it's a mythical midwestern mecca where John Cougar Mellencamp serves as benign dictator and chief of thoracic surgery. Others refer to Heartland County, Indiana, famous for producing wicker pants and developing an alternate food pyramid comprised solely of meat. A small contingency is convinced that it's the place where Elvis conceived children. Whichever interpretation is most accurate, Markethouse restaurant knows exactly what heartland cooking is all about. Keep reading for more info about today's great deal.
With today's Groupon, get $75 worth of grub and guzzle at Markethouse, a new Streeterville restaurant, for only $35. Since February, it's been serving up dishes from the Heartland. Chef de Cuisine Thomas Rice's mission is to marry locally grown ingredients with regional influences from around the world to create a seasonal, rotating menu.
If you're a breakfast person, don't miss the Chicago deep-dish breakfast pizza that features a cage-free egg, organic potatoes, heritage ham, and a blend of four cheeses. If you've got a hankering for a quality sit-down lunch, you can't wrong (unless you're vegetarian or suffer from meat allergies) with the hearty black angus burger, which is stuffed with BBQ braised short ribs, roasted peppers, and onions and topped with aged white cheddar. If you like eating at night, order the Miller Farms rotisserie chicken spiced with honey and cayenne and served with a pickled lemon and asparagus.
Markethouse is located at 611 N. Fairbanks Ct. in Streeterville (near the DoubleTree). Step inside and you’ll immediately notice what Mother Nature is capable of as an interior decorator. The restaurant's decor features wood tables, earth-toned striped booths, and a farm-scene mural. Be one of the early adopters of wonderful, fresh heartland cuisine; you'll feel like a fancy cowboy. Get your Groupon!
Markethouse just opened, but Time Out Chicago has already given it four out of six stars, saying it has “seasonal, simple, approachable food that’s nice to look at and even better to eat.” The few Yelpers who have offered their two cents gave it an average of 3.5 out of five stars:
- "This place offers, fresh food at a fair price. Not your typical neighborhood place and that's why we liked it. Been there twice and hope to return soon." – Frank C.
- "The ingredients were very fresh and nicely prepared. This felt like a well-prepared, healthy meal." – Tracy R.
Near North Side
611 N Fairbanks Ct
Chicago, Illinois 60611Get Directions