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Friday Foodie Forecast: Brunch bottles, DJ dining, and tequila dinner

The holiday season may be over, but the celebration continues for foodies in this week's forecast. Whether you enjoy making your own mimosa at brunch while percussionists provide background music, feasting on fresh seafood as DJ s spin music, or dining on a tequila-inspired dinner, there is something on the menu for everyone not yet finished ringing in the new year.

Brunch Bottles at Mercadito
Mercadito is amping up the typical weekend brunch experience by introducing Brunch Bottles every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Diners may now not only enjoy Chef Sandoval's brunch menu with dishes like huevos ahogados with poached eggs, crispy corn bread and chipotle-hollandaise sauce ($12), but they can also put their own spin on table-side, handcrafted Bloody Marys (El Bloody) starting at $55, and Mas Mimosas, starting at $45. All the while, guests can groove to live percussionists and DJ performances. Mercadito is located at 108 W. Kinzie St. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 312-329-9555.

DJ and Dinner at Wave
The party continues with DJs and dinner this Friday and Saturday at Wave in the W Hotel at Lake Shore Drive. Although dinner service begins at 5 p.m., DJs will spin music from 9:30 p.m. to close while guests can enjoy seasonal and locally sourced offerings by Executive Chef Kristine Subido. A highlight on the menu this weekend will be the fish special served with a coconut sauce, blistered tomatoes and mushrooms. But you have to show up to find out what kind of fish it will be since it is chosen fresh daily. FYI: any diners who mention this blog post this weekend at Wave will receive a 10 percent discount on the entire check. Wave is located at 644 North Lake Shore Drive.

City Provisions Serves Tequila
City Provisions launches the January Supper Club this Monday at 6 p.m. Chef Cleetus Friedman hasn't divulged any specific menu information, but he does plan to pair all dishes in the night's five-course meal with cocktails made from Casa Noble Tequila. The all-inclusive dinner is $75 per person, and reservations are required. City Provisions is located at 1818 West Wilson. For more information call 773-293-2489, or visit

- Dimitra Apostolopoulos

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