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Hugo's Oyster Bar Officially Open; Larger Entrees at IO Urban Roofscape; More

Plus, Sauced Night Market celebrates St. Patrick's Day; Liz Mendez talks terroir with the Reader.

Oyster Bar at Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House
Oyster Bar at Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House

GOLD COAST—The oyster bar at Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House is now open, featuring an oyster shucking station in the center of the new, hand-crafted, 32-foot mahogany bar. The oyster bar will feature five East and West Coast varieties of oysters, along with shrimp cocktail, Alaskan red king crab, Anastasia gold caviar (Hugo's own proprietary Ossetra caviar farm-raised in Pierson, Florida), as well as fried oysters sliders, an expanded selection of white wine, and live entertainment. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—IO Urban Roofscape will be launching news menus with full entrees beginning this Sunday (see the full, updated menus below). Look for a new restaurant, Dolce Italian, to open in the near future on the ground floor of the Godfrey Hotel. [EaterWire]

LOGAN SQUARE—Sauced Night Market is celebrating St. Patrick's Day this Tuesday with a number of eating and drinking options at Emporium Logan Square. Food will be available from Maddy's Dumpling HouseCookies & CarnitasThe Radler and Wandering Foods, while Marz Community Brewing and Revolution Brewing will have beer to offer and Chicago Distilling Co. will serve cocktails. [Eaterwire]

WEST LOOP—Spanish wine bar Vera has begun organizing its wine list by terroir and Michael Gebert discusses the process with co-owner Liz Mendez. Mendez wants the concept to reinforce people's knowledge and appreciation for wine. [Reader]

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

1024 N Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611 312 640 0999


1023 W Lake Street, Chicago, IL Visit Website

I|O Urban Roofscape

127 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654

Emporium Logan Square

2363 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 360-8774 Visit Website