Giordano’s Raises New Sign at Landmark Location on Rush Street


GIORDANO’S RAISES NEW SIGN ON RUSH STREET
Reflection of New Ownership, Management and Brand
 

WHAT:       Giordano’s raised an impressive new sign on their flagship Rush Street location on Friday, May 4. Erected late in the evening, the double-faced neon sign is a remarkable 14-feet tall by 3.6-feet wide and is lined with clear 11-watt bulbs. 

Home to Chicago’s world-famous stuffed pizza, this is the first visible mark on the company’s flagship restaurant since its takeover by new ownership and management. Victory Park Capital Advisors acquired the company in November 2011 and its new world-class management team has been assembled over the past few months. Senior members of the management team include CEO Yorgo Koutsogiorgas, CFO Brent Johnson, COO Dave Hoemann and Executive Chef Russell Bry. Ownership and management are extremely dedicated to growing the company as well as maintaining its standing as the most “craveable” pizza in Chicago.

Regarding the new sign, Koutsogiorgas said, “We hope that our new sign, at the corner of Rush and Superior Streets, makes a clear statement about our commitment to be an anchor in the neighborhood, and continue to serve the community which has been, and continues to be, extremely supportive of Giordano’s. This sign affirms our position that we are here to stay, and continue to serve the ‘Best Stuffed Pizza in the World!’”

There are many exciting transformations to come for Giordano’s including a new menu, additional locations and overall brand growth and development.

WHERE: Giordano’s
730 N. Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 951-0747
www.giordanos.com
@giordanospizza

About Giordano’s
Giordano’s has been serving their world-famous stuffed pizza since 1974, when the founders, brothers Efren and Joseph Boglio, Italian immigrants, were discouraged at the lack of authentic pizza available in the Chicago area.  One of the originators of what is now known as Chicago-style Deep Dish pizza, Giordano’s locations throughout Chicagoland, including three downtown locations (on Rush Street, in Lakeview on Belmont Avenue, and in Greek Town) and locations in Rosemont, Oak Brook Terrace and Willowbrook.  Giordano’s famous stuffed pizza is available for shipping anywhere in the continental United States via www.giordanos.com

Administrative Professionals’ Day Specials

CITY EVENTS


CITYSCAPE BAR
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.836.5000 |  www.cityscapebar.com

Cityscape Bar Celebrates Admin Professionals Day
Wednesday, April 25
$4 – $5
In celebration of Administrative Professionals Day, guests who visit Cityscape Bar can enjoy all day specials including $4 House Wines, $4 Domestic Beers, and $5 Skyy Vodka you-call-its.  In addition, patrons can purchase one appetizer and get the second at half-price.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Friday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 1:00AM

GIORDANO’S
www.giordanos.com

FREE Office Party Contest Catered by Giordano’s  
In celebration of Administrative Professionals Day, Giordano’s invites guests to enter to win a free catered office party for up to 20 guests.  Winners will have the opportunity to select any items off the Giordano’s catering menu (for up to $150 value).  Enter to win on Giordano’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Giordanospizzeria

ITALIASIA
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.529.1157 | www.italiasiarestaurant.com

Luncheon Deal at Italiasia
Wednesday, April 25
ItaliAsia will offer a two-for-one luncheon deal on Administrative Professionals Day.  Guests can choose from menu items including Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Entrees and Pizzas.

HOURS: Open Daily | Lunch: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Dinner: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

ROSEBUD RESTAURANTS – CITY LOCATIONS
CARMINE’S | 1043 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.988.7676
ROSEBUD EXPRESS | 70 W. Madison | Three First National Plaza | Chicago, IL 60602 | 312.332.9500
ROSEBUD PRIME | 1 S. Dearborn St. | Chicago, IL 60603 | 312.384.1900
ROSEBUD on RUSH | 720 N. Rust St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.266.6444
ROSEBUD STEAKHOUSE | 192 E. Walton St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.397.1000
ROSEBUD THEATER DISTRICT | 70 W. Madison | Three First National Plaza | Chicago, IL 60602 | 312.332.9500
ROSEBUD TRATTORIA | 442 N. Dearborn | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.832.7700
THE ROSEBUD | 1500 W. Taylor St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.942.1117
www.rosebudrestaurants.com

Complimentary Dessert at Rosebud Rosebud Restaurants
Wednesday, April 25
In celebration of Administrative Professionals Day, all Rosebud Restaurant locations will offer a complimentary chef’s choice dessert when guests mention this deal. One per table and dine in only.

Carmine’s: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM
Rosebud Express: Monday-Friday: 6:30 AM-3:00 PM
Rosebud Prime: Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Saturday: 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
Rosebud Rush: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
Rosebud Rush: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:30 AM-12:00 AM | Sunday: 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
Rosebud Theater District: Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM | Saturday: 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
Rosebud Trattoria: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Saturday: 12:00 PM-11:00 PM | Sunday: 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
The Rosebud: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:30 PM | Friday: 11:00 AM-11:30 PM | Saturday: 12:00 PM-11:30 PM | Sunday: 12:00 PM-10:00 PM


SUBURBAN EVENTS

AGIO ITALIAN BISTRO
64 South Northwest Hwy. | Palatine, IL 60074 | 847.991.2150 | www.agiobistro.com

Administrative Professional’s Day at Agio
Wednesday, April 25
$3
In honor of Administrative Professional’s Day, Agio will offer guests $3 Mimosas and Peach Bellinis.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

CARLUCCI  RESTAURANT
1801 Butterfield Road | Downer’s Grove, IL 60515 | 630.512.0990 | www.carluccirestaurant.com

Bouncebacks at Carlucci
Wednesday, April 25
When guests mention Administrative Professionals Day at Carlucci during lunch on Wednesday, April 25, they will receive a $25 Bounceback gift certificate for dinner on a future visit to Carlucci.

HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 AM-9:30 PM | Fri.: 11:30 AM-10:30 PM | Sat.: 4:30 PM-10:30 PM | Sun. 4:30 PM-10:30 PM

ROSEBUD RESTAURANTS – SUBURBAN LOCATIONS
ROSEBUD ITALIAN COUNTRY HOUSE & PIZZERIA | 560 Waukegan Rd. | Deerfield, IL 60015 | 847.914.0900
ROSEBUD ITALIAN SPECIALTIES & PIZZERIA | 22 E. Chicago Ave. | Naperville, IL 60540 | 630.548.9800
ROSEBUD OLD WORLD ITALIAN |1370 Bank Dr. | Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847.240.1414
www.rosebudrestaurants.com

Complimentary Dessert at Rosebud Rosebud Restaurants
Wednesday, April 25
In celebration of Administrative Professionals Day, all Rosebud Restaurant locations will offer a complimentary chef’s choice dessert to administrative professionals when guests mention this deal. One per table and dine in only.

Rosebud Deerfield: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Sunday: 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
Rosebud Naperville: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Sunday: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
Rosebud Schaumburg: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Sunday: 12:00 PM-9:00 PM

WATERLEAF  RESTAURANT
425 Fawell Boulevard | Culinary & Hospitality Center | College of DuPage | 630.942.6881 | www.waterleafrestaurant.com

Complimentary Dessert in Celebration of Administrative Professionals Day
Wednesday, April 25
In celebration of Administrative Professionals Day, Waterleaf Restaurant will offer guests a complimentary chef’s choice dessert.  Limit one per table.

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM | Dinner: Monday: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Tuesday & Wednesday (COD Culinary Program Dinners): 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Thursday & Friday: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Saturday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Sunday: 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Giordano’s NYE Babysitter Special

Chicagoland families are invited to treat the kids and the babysitter to Giordano’s pizza this New Year’s Eve. For only $24.95, parents can order in some fun to ring in 2012 with Giordano’s Babysitter Special.

The Babysitter Special includes a large Thin Crust Pizza (cheese or one-topping, additional toppings extra), Mozzarella Sticks (mozzarella cheese breaded to perfection and served with Giordano’s famous marinara sauce), a six-pack of soda and noisemakers complete the party.  Serves 3-4 for a festive New Year’s Eve celebration.

WHEN:  Available Saturday, December 31 for delivery and carry-out only.

COST:   $24.95, price does not include tax, gratuity or delivery fee.

WHERE:    Participating Giordano’s Restaurant Locations:

Algonquin
1505 S. Randall Rd | Algonquin, IL 60102 | 847.854.0076
Belmont
1040 W. Belmont | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.327.1200
Beverly
9613 S. Western Ave. | Chicago, IL 60643 | 773.239.5000
Buffalo Grove
270 N. McHenry Rd. | Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 | 847.520.1600
Gurnee
7105 Grand Ave. | Gurnee, IL 60031 | 847.856.6100
Jackson
223 W. Jackson Blvd. | Chicago, IL 60606 | 312.583.9400
Midway
6314 S. Cicero | Chicago, IL 60638 | 773.585.6100
Mokena
11400 Lincoln Hwy. | Mokena, IL 60448 | 815.806.8282
Oakbrook Terrace
17W280 22nd St | Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630.530.7799
Orland Park
14325 S. La Grange Rd. | Orland Park, IL 60462  | 708.349.7500
Oswego
2870 W. Route 34 | Oswego, IL 60543 | 630.551.4411
Prudential Plaza
135 E. Lake | Chicago, IL 60601 | 312.616.1200
Pulaski
5159 S. Pulaski Rd. | Chicago, IL 60632 | 773.582.7676
Rosemont
9415 W. Higgins Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.292.2600
Rush Street
730 North Rush Street | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.951.0747
Van Buren
815 W. Van Buren | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.421.1221
Willowbrook
641 Plainfield Rd. | Willowbrook, IL 60521 | 630.325.6710
www.giordanos.com

Chicagoland Restaurants’ Holiday Hours & Events

CITY EVENTS

BISTRONOMIC
840 N. Wabash Avenue | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.944.8400 | www.bistronomic.net

Bistronomic Presents Four-Course Christmas Eve Menu
Saturday, December 24
$55 adults, $20 children, $10 children 5 and under
Guests are invited to celebrate Christmas Eve with Bistronomic’s exclusive four-course menu.  On Saturday, December 24 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, diners will enjoy a customizable four-course menu featuring multiple choices for each course.  In addition to more traditional French inspired holiday favorites, Chef Martial Noguier, crafted this menu to include a vegetarian option for each course.

Featured items include Maine Diver Sea Scallop (wild mushroom, caramelized cauliflower, winter truffle foam), Mache Salad (pomegranate, capriole goat cheese, citrus vinaigrette), Glazed Venison Osso Bucco (persimmon, celery root mousseline, black peppercorn sauce), Winter Squash Ravioli (almond, parmesan shaving, butternut squash nage), Chocolate Hazelnut Bars (bittersweet chocolate bars, Grand Marnier sauce) and more.  Reservations required – 312-944-8400

Bistronomic will be closed on Christmas Day.

CARNIVALE
702 W Fulton St | Chicago, IL 60661| 312.850.5005 | www.carnivalechicago.com

Carnivale is Open this Holiday Season
Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25
Chicagoans can celebrate with Carnivale this season during their special holiday hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

CHENS CHINESE AND SUSHI
3506 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.549.9100 | www.chenschicago.com
KOI
624 Davis Street | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847.866.6969 | www.koievanston.com

Chens and Koi Open for Christmas
Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25
Chens Chinese and Sushi and Koi of Evanston invite Chicagoans to join them this holiday season.  Both restaurants will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE
300 N. LaSalle St. | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.329.1800 | www.chicagocutsteakhouse.com

Christmas Hours
Chicago Cut Steakhouse will be open from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

CHICAGO q
1160 N. Dearborn St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.642.1160 | www.chicagoqrestaurant.com

Christmas Hours
Chicago q will close at 10:30 PM on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

CITYSCAPE BAR
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.836.5000 |  www.cityscapebar.com
ITALIASIA
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.529.1157 | www.martplaza.com

Cityscape Bar and ItaliAsia are Open for the Holidays
Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25
Buffet: $25.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 and under
Both Cityscape and ItaliAsia are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this holiday season.  ItaliAsia will offer a special Italian-Asian inspired Holiday Buffet in addition to their regular menu on Christmas Day.  Menu highlights include Tuscan White Bean & Proscuitto Puree Soup, Roasted Asparagus and Wild Mushroom Tortellini, Roasted Fresh Free Range Chicken Breast Stuffed with Apples, Cornbread and Pecans with a Chardonnay Sauce and more.

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES
SPIRIT OF CHICAGO CRUISES
Reservations required | 866.273.2469 | www.spiritofchicago.com

Santa Lunch Cruise
Saturday, December 10
Board 12:30 PM, Cruise 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM, $39.90; 40% off for kids, children under 2 are free
With Christmas just around the corner, the festive Spirit of Chicago is pleased to announce their Santa Lunch Cruise.  Families are welcome aboard for an afternoon of entertainment including a plentiful lunch buffet, DJ entertainment, performances by staff, and a special appearance from Santa, which is sure to delight children in attendance.  All prices are per person and do not yet include taxes and other fees.  Date and time is subject to change.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (866) 273-2649 or by visiting www.spiritofchicago.com.

FRONTIER
1072 North Milwaukee | Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.772.4322 | www.thefrontierchicago.com

Christmas Hours
Frontier will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

GIORDANO’S
730 N. Rush Street | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.951.0747
1040 W. Belmont | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.327.1200
815 W. Van Buren | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.421.1221 | www.giordanos.com

Christmas Hours:
Giordano’s will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

RUSH HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
BELMONT HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
VAN BUREN HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM

GO ROMA
848 N. State Street | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312. 252. 9946 | Other locations include: Bolingbrook, Deer Park, Lincolnshire, Northbrook and Warrenville | FOR ALL LOCATIONS AND HOURS, visit www.goroma.net

Open for Lunch/Carry Out on Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24
Go Roma’s six locations will be open for abbreviated lunch hours from until 4:00 PM on Christmas Eve.  Perfect timing for Chicagoans to enjoy a lunch on the go or carry out an easy Italian meal for Christmas Eve at home with the family.  Go Roma will be closed Christmas Day.

LM
4539 N Lincoln Ave. | Chicago, IL 60625 | 773.942.7585 | www.lmrestaurant.com

LM Restaurant Presents Christmas Eve Menu
$45 per person (tax and gratuity excluded)
LM Restaurant, Lincoln Square’s authentic French gastro bistro, announces their exclusive Christmas Eve Menu.  On Saturday, December 24 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Executive Chef Justin Perdue presents this $45 four-course menu complete with holiday favorites like Braised Short Rib, Grilled Shrimp and Apple Tart.  Complete menu below. The regular LM Restaurant menu will also be available.

Christmas Eve Menu (menu is subject to change)
– Sunchoke soup, parsley puree, brioche
– Grilled Shrimp, Israeli couscous, lardon, orange zest
– Braised short rib, salsify, confit potato, truffle jus
– Apple tart, frangipane, cinnamon crème

LM will be closed on Christmas Day.

LOBBY LOUNGE at SHOWPLACE ICON THEATRE
150 W. Roosevelt Road | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312-564-2104 | www.showplaceicon.com

Showplace Icon Open for the Holidays
Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25
Chicagoans can celebrate by catching a movie this season during special holiday hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  The theatre will close at 6:00 PM Christmas Eve and resume regular hours and showtimes on Christmas Day.

LOTTIE’S PUB
1925 W Cortland | Chicago, IL 60622 | 773.489.0738 | www.lottiespub.com

Rock and Roll Christmas at Lottie’s
Sunday, December 25 beginning at 4:00 PM
No Cover
Guests who visit Lottie’s on Christmas night can enjoy their annual Rock and Roll Christmas Party beginning at 4:00 PM.  Food specials will be available, and drink specials include $3.50 Newcastle and $5 Santa Bomb cocktails.  Patrons will be treated to Rock and Roll Christmas music and also be able to watch the Bears vs Packers game which begins at 7:20 PM.  Lottie’s features 19 flat screens upstairs and 4 flat screens and 2 projectors downstairs.  There will also be a raffle for a brand new Fender Guitar at end of game.

Lottie’s will be open on Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24 but closing early.

HOURS: Sunday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM

LUXBAR
18 E. Bellevue Place | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.642.3400 | www.luxbar.com

Holiday Hours at LUXBAR
LUXBAR will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and open early for brunch on New Year’s Day at 8:00 AM.

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM, Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 AM-12:00 AM |
Bar: Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-2:00 AM, Saturday: 8:00 AM-3:00 AM, Sunday: 8:00 AM-2:00 AM

PHIL STEFANI’S 437 RUSH
437 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.222.0101 | www.philstefanis437rush.com

Christmas Hours
437 Rush will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Bar Bites: Monday – Friday, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Friday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

PORKCHOP
941 W Randolph St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.733.9333 | www.porkchopchicago.com

Christmas Hours
Porkchop will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 5:00 PM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 10:00 AM – Midnight

QUAY RESTAURANT AND BAR
465 E. Illinois | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.981.8400 | www.quaychicago.com

Christmas Hours
Quay will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM

RIVA CRAB HOUSE on Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.7482 | www.rivanavypier.com

Christmas Eve at Riva Crab House
Saturday, December 24
Riva will be open from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Christmas Eve, and will be closed Christmas Day.

HOURS: Riva Crab House Main Dining Lunch: Sunday- Saturday, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM |  Dinner: Sunday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM; (lunch menu available from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the bar only)

TAVERN ON RUSH
1031 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.9600 | www.tavernonrush.com

Christmas Eve at Tavern on Rush
Saturday, December 24
Tavern on Rush will be open from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Christmas Eve, and will be closed Christmas Day.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM

THE PONY
1638 West Belmont | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.828.5055 | www.theponychicago.com

Christmas Hours
The Pony will be open at 10:30 AM on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

THE SCOUT
1301 S Wabash | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.705.0595 | www.thescoutchicago.com

The Scout is OPEN for the Holidays
The Scout will be open on Christmas Eve from 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM with a limited food menu available.  They will also open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM on Christmas Day with a full menu available and will show all NFL games.  There is seating for approximately 200 people among high and low top tables, booths, and leather banquettes and the restaurant is equipped with 34 flat screen TVs as well as 3 private party areas and two bars.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 AM  | Sunday 10:00 AM -2:00 AM

TRIBUTE
800 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.957.0000 | www.tribute-chicago.com

Christmas Hours
Tribute will be open on Christmas Eve for breakfast and lunch only and will be closed on Christmas Day.

HOURS:  Monday – Sunday, 6:00 AM – 10:30 PM

TUSCANY RESTAURANT on Taylor Street
1014 W. Taylor St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.829.1990 | www.tuscanychicago.com

Christmas Hours
Tuscany Taylor will be open for regular hours on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 3:30 PM – 10:00 PM; Friday, 3:30 PM – 11:00 PM; Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM and Sunday, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

VINO 100 CHICAGO
2711 N Elston Avenue | Chicago, IL 60647 | 773.489.WINE | www.vino100chicago.com

Christmas Hours
Vino 100 will be open from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

HOURS:  Monday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Tuesday- Friday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM  | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM  | Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

WILDBERRY PANCAKES AND CAFÉ
130 E Randolph St. | Chicago, IL 60610 |  312.938.9777 | www.wildberrycafe.com/chicago.html

Christmas Hours
Wildberry will be open from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

HOURS: Open Daily: 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM

SUBURBAN EVENTS

AGIO ITALIAN BISTRO
64 South Northwest Hwy. | Palatine, IL 60074 | 847.991.2150 | www.agiobistro.com

Christmas Hours
Agio Italian Bistro will be open for regular hours on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

CARLUCCI  RESTAURANT
1801 Butterfield Road | Downer’s Grove, IL 60515 | 630.512.0990 | www.carluccirestaurant.com

Christmas Eve at Carlucci
Saturday, December 24
Carlucci will open at 4:30 PM and closing early this Christmas Eve, and will be closed Christmas Day.

HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 AM-9:30 PM | Fri.: 11:30 AM-10:30 PM | Sat.: 4:30 PM-10:30 PM | Sun. 4:30 PM-10:30 PM

GIBSONS BAR & STEAKHOUSE – OAK BROOK
2105 Spring Rd. | Oakbrook, IL 60523 | 630.954.0000 | www.gibsonssteakhouse.com

Gibsons Oak Brook Open for Christmas Eve
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Oak Brook will be open from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM on Christmas Eve, serving lunch and dinner, and closed Christmas Day.

HOURS: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM | Friday-Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Dinner menu at 3:00 PM

GIORDANO’S
11400 Lincoln Hwy. | Mokena, IL 60448 | 815.806.8282
17W280 22nd St | Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630.530.7799
14325 S. La Grange Rd. | Orland Park, IL 60462  | 708.349.7500
2870 W. Route 34 | Oswego, IL 60543 | 630.551.4411
9415 W. Higgins Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.292.2600
641 Plainfield Rd. | Willowbrook, IL 60521 | 630.325.6710 | www.giordanos.com

Christmas Hours
Giordano’s will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

MOKENA, OAK BROOK, ORLAND PARK, ROSEMONT & WILLOWBROOK HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Sunday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
OSWEGO HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

HUGO’S FROG BAR & FISH HOUSE – NAPERVILLE
55 S. Main St. | Naperville, IL 60540 | 630.548.3764 | www.hugosfrogbar.com

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House in Naperville Open for Christmas Eve
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House in Naperville will be open from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM on Christmas Eve, serving lunch and dinner and closed Christmas Day.

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM, Saturday: 8:00 AM-12:00 AM, Sunday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Bar: Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-1:00 AM, Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

PORTER’S PUB
1250 Bowes Creek Boulevard | Elgin, IL 60124 | 847.214.5877 | http://porterspubelgin.com/

Christmas Hours
Porter’s Pub will be open from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday: 10:30 AM-12:00 AM, Sunday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM

THE LUCKY MONK
105 Hollywood Blvd | South Barrington, IL 60010 | 847.898.0500 | www.theluckymonk.com

The Lucky Monk is Open on Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24
The Lucky Monk will be open on Christmas Eve, and will be closed Christmas Day.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Kitchen closes at 11:00 PM | Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM, Kitchen closes at Midnight | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Kitchen closes at 10:00 PM

TUSCANY RESTAURANT OAK BROOK
1415 W. 22nd St. | Oak Brook, IL 60521 | 630.990.1993 | www.tuscanychicago.com/tuscany-oak-brook.html

Holiday Hours at Tuscany Oak Brook
Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25
Tuscany Oak Brook will open at 5:00 PM and close early on Christmas Eve, and will be closed Christmas Day.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM | Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday: Closed

TUSCANY RESTAURANT WHEELING
550 S. Milwaukee Ave. | Wheeling, IL 60090 | 847.465.9988 | www.tuscanychicago.com/tuscany-wheeling.html

Holiday Hours at Tuscany Oak Brook
Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25
Tuscany Wheeling will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM; Friday & Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM; and Sunday, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WATERLEAF  RESTAURANT
425 Fawell Boulevard | Culinary & Hospitality Center | College of DuPage | 630.942.6881 | www.waterleafrestaurant.com

Christmas Hours
Waterleaf will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Chicagoland Restaurants Offer Gifts for Foodies and More

 

CITY GIFTS

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE
300 N. LaSalle St. | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.329.1800 | www.chicagocutsteakhouse.com
Chicago Cut Steakhouse Knives for the Holidays
$100
This holiday season, Chicagoans are invited to purchase the exclusive Chicago Cut Steakhouse steak knives set of four for $100.

 

CHICAGO q
1160 N. Dearborn St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.642.1160 | www.chicagoqrestaurant.com
Chicago q Online Ordering Available
Sauces, Rubs, and Pickles Available Online
Available for purchase at http://www.chicagoqrestaurant.com/sauces_rubs/ or at Chicago q

Chicago q, the city’s hottest spot for upscale barbecue, announces that their coveted rubs, sauces and pickles are now available for purchase online and can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States.

Chef / Partner Lee Ann Whippen’s Bread and Butter Pickles ($7), served complimentary with their house-made potato chips as an amuse-bouche to dining guests, join Chicago q’s artisanal rubs and house-made sauces, all for retail sale online.

Other products include the Original Mild ($6), a tomato-based sauce that is both rich and sweet; the Spicy ($6) sauce is a tomato-based Virginia state champion sauce that is bold in flavor with light spice—and just this weekend Chef Lee Ann won 1st Place for her Spicy Sauce in North Carolina; and the Pig Powder ($9).  The Gold Award winner in The 2010 Great American BBQ Competition, Pig Powder Dry Rub has 13 different spices that create a dry rub that is sweet with a little kick that can be used on pork, beef, chicken and
ribs.  Gift Cards are also available for sale online in $20, $50 and $100 increments—Chicagoans are invited to give the gift of “q.”

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES
Odyssey: (866) 305-2469 or www.odyssey.com
Mystic Blue: (877) 299-7783 or  www.mysticbluecruises.com
Spirit of Chicago: (866) 273 – 2469 or www.spiritofchicago.com
Seadog: 888-636-7737 or www.seadogcruises.com

Cruising Makes a Great Holiday Gift
Chicagoans are invited to give friends and family the gift of cruising this holiday season.  A great experiential gift offers an exciting alternative to a dinner on the town.  Aboard the Odyssey, Mystic Blue, Spirit of Chicago or Seadog Cruises, guests can experience Chicago, complete with the gorgeous skyline as a backdrop.  All cruises include delicious menus and entertainment.  Complete menus, photos and further details are available upon request.

Gift certificates are available two different ways: they can be purchased by cruise type (buyer can specify the number of guests and type of cruise) or in $50 increments, allowing the recipient to choose their cruise.

GIORDANO’S
730 N. Rush Street | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.951.0747
1040 W. Belmont | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.327.1200
815 W. Van Buren | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.421.1221 | www.giordanos.com
11400 Lincoln Hwy. | Mokena, IL 60448 | 815.806.8282
17W280 22nd St | Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630.530.7799
14325 S. La Grange Rd. | Orland Park, IL 60462  | 708.349.7500
2870 W. Route 34 | Oswego, IL 60543 | 630.551.4411
9415 W. Higgins Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.292.2600
641 Plainfield Rd. | Willowbrook, IL 60521 | 630.325.6710 | www.giordanos.com

Giordano’s Pizza Ships Across U.S.A.
Giordano’s Pizza, home of Chicago’s world-famous stuffed pizza, is the perfect way to send a little piece of Chicago as a holiday gift.  Gift-givers are invited to send Giordano’s famous Cheese, Spinach, Sausage, Pepperoni and the Windy City Special (sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, onions and pepperoni) stuffed pizzas via overnight shipping.

Giordano’s pizza is available for shipping to anyone in the contiguous United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico via their website at www.giordanos.com.  Pizzas are shipped frozen and can be baked in any standard oven.

QUARTINO RISTORANTE
626 N. State | 312.698.5000 | www.quartinochicago.com

Chef Coletta Gives the Gift of Pasta
Italian chef John Coletta, Executive Chef of Quartino Ristorante, has taken the mystery out of creating the perfect pasta meal in his cookbook, 250 TRUE ITALIAN PASTA DISHES: Easy  & Authentic Recipes Inspired by Quartino Ristorante Pizzeria Wine Bar (Robert Rose; September 2009; softcover/$24.95; ISBN: 978-0-7788-0221-1).  Co-written with noted food writer Nancy Ross Ryan, the book provides home cooks with all the tips, tools, and techniques needed to produce delicious pasta meals and makes a great stocking stuffer or holiday gift.

“I grew up eating Italian pasta as it was meant to be prepared and enjoyed,” says Chef Coletta.  “I hope that with this cookbook I can pass on that experience so that families everywhere can fully appreciate this delicious food.”

Coletta and Ryan have included an abundance of recipes for many different kinds of pasta — fresh and dried, festive and every day.  Most are very easy to make and won’t take much time to prepare, while others are more complex and time-consuming, suitable for special occasions.  Some of the recipes in the book include:

-          Conchiglie with Crab and Peas

-          Linguine with Turkey-Tomato Sauce

-          Pappardelle with Pancetta and Fresh Ricota

-          Strozzapretti with Tuscan Kale

-          Fusili with Pancetta and Green Olives

-          Linguini with Salmon and Tomato Sauce

-          Leftover Oven-Browned Ziti with Leeks and Onions

-          Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Coletta has included chapters on fresh pasta making, meatless pasta, poultry and meat sauces, seafood pastas, leftover pasta, pasta salads, baked pastas, filled pastas, recipes devoted to kids, and even pasta desserts.  “The sole purpose of this book is to give home cooks the instructions, skills, and recipes they need to prepare both store-bought and home-made pasta for their table.”

VINO 100 CHICAGO

2711 N Elston Avenue | Chicago, IL 60647 | 773.489.WINE | www.vino100chicago.com

2011 Must-Haves at Vino 100
Under $25 Each
Chicagoans can pick up the perfect wine, beer or spirit gift this holiday season at Vino 100 Chicago.  Highlights include: Clif Family Winery The Climber Pouches in Cabernet and Chardonnay, Wodka Vodka, and a diverse selection of American craft beers.  Vino 100 also offers The Vino Series Cigars in Toro and Corona sizes.  The Vino Series includes the Cabernet by Montecristo, the Pinot by H. Upman, and the Chardonnay by Romeo y Julietta.  Additionally, the store has gifts including unique picnic carriers and byob bags.

SUBURBAN GIFTS

THE LUCKY MONK
105 Hollywood Blvd | South Barrington, IL 60010 | 847.898.0500 | www.theluckymonk.com

The Lucky Monk Burgers and Growlers To Go
$19.95 (price does not include tax or gratuity)
The Lucky Monk features an exclusive Home Grilling Package in which guests can order six uncooked Lucky Monk juicy prime beef burger patties and one half-gallon growler for $19.95.  The grilling package includes a growler choice of The Lucky Monk house-brewed Cardinal Sin, Tritica Wheat or Gr’ale. Call to Order – (847) 898.0500.

Giordano’s Holiday Catering & Enter to Win Free Office Party

Enter-to-win a FREE Office Party

Giordano’s invites guests to celebrate the holidays with a complimentary party for their office.  Monday, November 7 – Monday, November 21 guests are encouraged to enter-to-win a FREE catered holiday party for their office for up to 20 guests.  The winner can select any items off the catering menu for up to $150 total.  Giordano’s catering menu features an array of pastas, thin crust and stuffed pizzas, salads, sandwiches, starters, desserts and more.  Participants can enter to win in any of the nine store locations by leaving their business card or through Ticketleap online. 

Holiday Catering/Parties at Giordano’s
Giordano’s invites guests to book their holiday parties early with an exclusive holiday discount.  Guests who book their holiday party before Friday, December 9 will receive 20% off their order of $150 or more.  Valid for both catering and in-store parties (catering only for Rush St. location).

WHEN:          Contest: Monday, November 7 – Monday November 21
Holiday Party Discount: Monday, November 21 – Friday, December 9

REGISTER:  http://giordanos.ticketleap.com/office-holiday-party-giveaway/

WHERE:       Participating Giordano’s Restaurant Locations:
Rush Street
730 North Rush Street | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.951.0747
Belmont
1040 W. Belmont | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.327.1200 
Van Buren
815 W. Van Buren | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.421.1221
Oakbrook Terrace
17W280 22nd St | Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630.530.7799
Rosemont
9415 W. Higgins Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.292.2600
Willowbrook
641 Plainfield Rd. | Willowbrook, IL 60521 | 630.325.6710
Orland Park
14325 S. La Grange Rd. | Orland Park, IL 60462  | 708.349.7500
Oswego
2870 W. Route 34 | Oswego, IL 60543 | 630.551.4411
Mokena
11400 Lincoln Hwy. | Mokena, IL 60448 | 815.806.8282
www.giordanos.com

Giordano’s Delivers on Black Wednesday

Giordano’s invites guests to take a break from the kitchen this Black Wednesday and order Chicago’s World-Famous stuffed pizza for delivery and carry-out.  Guests, busy preparing for Thanksgiving, can enjoy an array of pastas, thin crust and stuffed pizza, salads, sandwiches and starters from the comfort of home.  As an added bonus, customers who order for delivery or carry-out will enjoy a complimentary six-pack of soda.           

WHEN:                      Wednesday, November 23

WHERE:       Participating Giordano’s Restaurant Locations:
Rush Street
730 North Rush Street | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.951.0747
Belmont
1040 W. Belmont | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.327.1200 
Van Buren
815 W. Van Buren | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.421.1221
Oakbrook Terrace
17W280 22nd St | Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630.530.7799
Rosemont
9415 W. Higgins Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.292.2600
Willowbrook
641 Plainfield Rd. | Willowbrook, IL 60521 | 630.325.6710
Orland Park
14325 S. La Grange Rd. | Orland Park, IL 60462  | 708.349.7500
Oswego
2870 W. Route 34 | Oswego, IL 60543 | 630.551.4411
Mokena
11400 Lincoln Hwy. | Mokena, IL 60448 | 815.806.8282
www.giordanos.com

Giordano’s Veteran’s Day Special

Giordano’s honors United States Military veterans and those in active duty by announcing an ongoing discount for military personnel: 20% off any dine-in order for those with valid military identification.  This great offer will kick off this Veteran’s Day and continue throughout the year—Giordano’s is proud to honor those in service every day, not just on Veteran’s Day. 

On Veteran’s Day this year, Giordano’s will also offer a complimentary appetizer to any service man or woman in uniform.  Appetizer choices include Breaded Mushrooms, Chicken Wings, or Mozzarella Sticks among other savory choices.  Offer excludes Combo Platter and Family Appetizer Platter and is valid for dining in only.

All military personnel and their families can enjoy Giordano’s world famous stuffed pizza as well as an array of pastas, thin crust pizzas, salads, sandwiches and starters at participating Giordano’s locations below.

WHEN:  Complimentary Appetizer: Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11
20 % off with Military ID: Every Day

WHERE:       Participating Giordano’s Restaurant Locations:
Rush Street
730 North Rush Street | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.951.0747
Belmont
1040 W. Belmont | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.327.1200 
Van Buren
815 W. Van Buren | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.421.1221
Oakbrook Terrace
17W280 22nd St | Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630.530.7799
Rosemont
9415 W. Higgins Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.292.2600
Willowbrook
641 Plainfield Rd. | Willowbrook, IL 60521 | 630.325.6710
Orland Park
14325 S. La Grange Rd. | Orland Park, IL 60462  | 708.349.7500
Oswego
2870 W. Route 34 | Oswego, IL 60543 | 630.551.4411
Mokena
11400 Lincoln Hwy. | Mokena, IL 60448 | 815.806.8282
www.giordanos.com

Giordano’s Weekday Lunch Express

Guests at participating Giordano’s locations can enjoy a fast and easy lunch with a new weekday Lunch Express special starting at only $8.00.

The Lunch Express features a Baby Pizza (Cheese, Sausage or Spinach), with Soup or Salad and a Drink.  Participating locations below.

WHEN: Monday – Friday only
Dine-in or carry out

COST: $8.00 for Cheese, $8.50 for One Topping
All prices do not include tax and gratuity

WHERE:       Participating Giordano’s Restaurant Locations:
Rush Street
730 North Rush Street | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.951.0747
Belmont
1040 W. Belmont | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.327.1200 
Van Buren
815 W. Van Buren | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.421.1221
Oakbrook Terrace
17W280 22nd St | Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630.530.7799
Rosemont
9415 W. Higgins Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.292.2600
Willowbrook
641 Plainfield Rd. | Willowbrook, IL 60521 | 630.325.6710
www.giordanos.com

Giordano’s Gives: Helping the Community Raise Money

Giordano’s launches Giordano’s Gives, a partial-proceeds program designed to help community organizations raise money by enjoyingGiordano’s world-famous stuffed pizza.  Participating organizations will receive a donation of a portion of the proceeds taken during their fundraising time period.

How it works: Giordano’s will work with each organization to set a time frame and restaurant location for their fundraiser.  Giordano’s will provide participating organizations with a customized flyer template that they can print and distribute to supporters.  For each person that brings the flyer to the participating Giordano’s restaurant location during the fundraiser, a portion of the bill will be donated back to the organization.

Through this program, Giordano’s hopes to be able to reach out to community organizations and offer a means for inspired individuals and groups to take fundraising into their own hands.

Giordano’s Gives fundraisers are subject to approval by Giordano’s Enterprises, Inc.

WHEN: Fundraising opportunities available now.

REGISTER: Interested community organizations and groups can contact Jessica Wenson at j.wenson@giordanos.com or 312-641-6500.

WHERE:       Participating Giordano’s Restaurant Locations:
Rush Street
730 North Rush Street | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.951.0747
Belmont
1040 W. Belmont | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.327.1200 
Van Buren
815 W. Van Buren | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.421.1221
Oakbrook Terrace
17W280 22nd St | Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630.530.7799
Rosemont
9415 W. Higgins Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.292.2600
Willowbrook
641 Plainfield Rd. | Willowbrook, IL 60521 | 630.325.6710
www.giordanos.com

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