Economically conscious foodies need not resort to fast food just yet. If you do a little research, you'll find excellent deals at restaurants in every neighborhood. This week, we visit Bucktown's Duchamp, 2118 N. Damen Ave. Executive Chef Michael Taus offers an eclectic contemporary American menu of small and large plates that feature French and Mediterranean influences. The smallish but sleek space is perfect for a romantic date or a group of four to six friends. In the summer, the outdoor communal tables are reminiscent of a German beer garden, but until we get through this Arctic weather, it's just too painful to think about that.
For now, think of their great pair of deals:
On Tuesday, enjoy a $25 prix-fixe dinner: your choice of small plate, large plate and a trio of assorted desserts. The good news? The entire menu is available for this special.
On Sunday, the entire wine list is offered for half-price.
For more information, call the restaurant at 773-235-6434.