Dining in Chicago? Sunda New Asian celebrates AAPI Heritage Month, ‘Little Mermaid’ cocktail at CBR among area highlights
Bell Heir barbecue
Bell Heir’s BBQ, 704 W. 47th St., a carry-on venture owned and operated by chef Tyrus Bell, features offerings such as Slagel Farms smoked barbecue turkey legs ($16.99); and the crème de la crème brisket cheeseburger featuring two 4-ounce ground beef patties topped with barbecue brisket, cheese, and fried pickles, served with French fries, $18.99. Visit bellheirsbbq. com.
‘Little Mermaid’ inspired cocktail
“Sea Witch” cocktail at CBR restaurant.
CBR Restaurant, 505 N. State St., has created the cocktail “The Sea Witch,” which is inspired by the live-action summer film “Little Mermaid.” The Sea Witch” (gin, lemon juice, crème de violet liqueur, topped with a sea of bubbles), has its own special effect — an iridescent purple hue created by the addition of sea salt pea syrup. Drinks will be available for a limited time while the film is playing in local cinemas. Visit cbrrestaurant.com
Chicago Burger Company’s Summer Party
Chicago Burger Company, is having a summer kick-off party 6-8 pm May 31 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk, 301 E. North Water St. Yard Days summer launch party is open to the public and their puppies. Visit marriott.com.
Sfera Sicilian Street Food
LGBTQIA+ owns Sfera Sicilian Street Food, 5759 N. Broadway, a partnership with chefs Steven Jarczyk and Daniela Vitlale, which previously operated as a farmers market and as a ghost kitchen/restaurant during the pandemic, has opened a brick and mortar store featuring Sicilian recipes with a harvest twist Midwest. Offerings include: stuffed garlic risotto balls; A Sicilian sandwich which includes a grilled chicken and red pepper sandwich, along with a variety of Sicilian-style pizzas. Operational hours from 10 am to 6 pm Chef’s items can still be found at Logan Square And Andersonville farmers market. Visit sferachicago.com
Sunda salute the month of AAPI
Sunda New Asian, 110 W. Illinois St., welcomes Asia America and Pacific Islander Month with a selection of signature dishes from various Asia-Pacific countries including: Octopus and Spam (grilled octopus, Brussels sprouts, kimchi and pickled green onions), Korean, $26 ; Scorpion roll (soft shell crab, tempura shrimp, avocado, asparagus, pickled ginger, scallions and spicy mayo), Japanese, $24; rendang short ribs (short ribs slow-boiled in coconut milk, chili peppers, ginger, lemon grass, pickled cucumber, chili sauce and fresh herbs), Indonesian, $67; and mango sticky rice (sweet rice pudding, coconut and milk, mango Champagne), Thai, $14. Asian whiskey flight, featuring one-ounce pours of Suntory Toki, Peak Whiskey and St. George’s Baller, $25, will also be available. PHOTO CREDIT: Sunda New Asia. Visit sundanewasian.com
Taboo, 401 N. Morgan St. Executive chef Saúl Román is honoring the restaurant’s first anniversary with a prix-fixe anniversary menu featuring “the best of Taboo”, along with introducing new bites, through May 31. Visit tabuchicago