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Executive Chef Brian Jupiter, pays tribute to the early pioneer’s celebration of family dinner gatherings with his dishes served in communal settings. Complementing their game-based menu is Frontier’s bar service, featuring an array of domestic and regional craft beers, select wines, and house made craft cocktails.

Reservations can be made via Tock.

Ina Mae Tavern

Ina Mae Tavern (1415 N. Wood St) is a small tavern concept housed inside an old-school corner store in Wicker Park. Ina Mae pays tribute to the parts of New Orleans that are off the beaten path. Executive Chef Brian Jupiter, offers the flavors of his southern roots, from po’ boys, to gumbo, to frozen daiquiris. 

Reservations can be made via Tock.

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Chef Brian Jupiter (Photo courtesy of Sammy Faze Photography)


Mordecai (3632 N. Clark St), a Lakeview bar + restaurant located adjacent to Hotel Zachary, serves craft cocktails and takes on familiar cuisine. Mordecai’s seasonal bar menu offers classic cocktails, local beer, and some of their team’s favorite wines. In addition to their bar menu, Mordecai’s back bar features collections of vintage and rare spirits, with a focus on rare bourbon.

Mordecai’s menu showcases a blend of traditional American classics and reimagined favorites, with a particular focus on sourcing fresh, local ingredients. Reservations can be made via Tock.

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Sous Chef Djibril Webb (Photo courtesy of Mordecai)


Mariano's will celebrate Black History Month all month long with events at select Mariano's locations that will include live music, samples from local vendors, community pieces, and more. Vendors include Soul & Smoke, Uncle Jerry's Mac & Cheese, Two Fish, FH Jerk, Moors Beer, Love Corkscrew, Old Arthur's, Danie's Natural Juice, Solomon's Sauces, and Goode Foods.

The Black History Month events will take place on:

  • Wednesday, February 1st from 4pm to 6pm at Mariano's Bronzeville (Kick Off Party)
  • Saturday, February 11th from 12pm to 2pm at Mariano's Lombard
  • Saturday, February 18th from 12pm to 2pm at Mariano's Evergreen Park
  • Friday, February 24th from 12pm to 2pm at Mariano's Oaklawn

Registration for the free events can be done on Eventbrite.

Time Out Market

Time Out Market Chicago is honoring Black History Month in February with two events that put a spotlight on local Black artists and businesses. The Market will recognize artist Waybon “CoachWay” McConnell and Moor’s Beer.  

  • Exhibit “For the Streets Uptown” Photography Exhibit | Monday, February 20th - Tuesday, February 28th: Waybon “CoachWay” McConnell was born and raised in one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods (Uptown). An educator and self-taught photographer, he began his journey just as a hobby before taking a deep dive into the realm of photography. Now under the moniker “CoachWay,” Waybon looks to drive the culture and create vivid stories through the black lens. With his style of portraits and street photography, the work captured must always and forever tell a story.

    • Artist Reception | Thursday, February 23rd: Join Time Out Market Chicago for a special reception with Waybon as he shares the inspiration behind his exhibition and the impact his photography has had on the community and telling stories through the black lens.

  • Moor’s Beer Tasting Events | February 5th (2-4 p.m.) and 21st (5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.): The Market hosts a special sampling event with Moor’s Beer, an African-American-owned brewing company established Juneteenth 2021. Fact: Less than 1% of the craft brewing industry is black-owned. Moor’s Beer pays homage to the rich untold history of African ancestry and the “Original Craftsmen” that made it happen.


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