Quartino Seasonal 3-Course Lunch: Weekday Lunch

QUARTINO SEASONAL 3-COURSE LUNCH

Weekday Lunch

WHAT:           Quartino Ristorante and Wine Bar offers Chicagoans the chance to enjoy a traditional Italian lunch on the go this spring.  Quartino’s weekday lunch menu priced for two are the perfect midday lunch break.  Best enjoyed on Quartino’s lively patio, Quartino’s three-course lunch offers guests the chance to customize their own dining experience without breaking the bank.

 

 

MENU:          FIRST COURSE

One Selection from either:

Wine Bar Plates

Soup / Salad

Or Fonduta

 

SECOND COURSE

One Selection from Pasta or Risotto

 

THIRD COURSE

One Selection from either:

Specialties

Seafood

Or Vegetarian Section

 

WHEN:          Available Monday through Friday, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

 

COST:            $25 per three-course menu, serves two guests. Price does not include tax or gratuity.

 

WHERE:        Quartino Ristorante

626 N State

Chicago, IL 60654

312.698.5000

www.quartinochicago.com

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Quartino Monthly Wine Bash


Featuring Wines by Tramontana

WHAT:           This month’s Wine Bash features an array of wines from Tramontana Vineyards, produced in the southern Italian wine region of Calabria. The tasting will include samples of Tramontana Due Mari Bianco (2010), Due Mari Rosso (2009), Vorea (2010), along with Poderi Sette Terre Pecorino (2010). Wines are paired with festive wine snacks by Executive Chef John Coletta.  

Quartino will feature these wines throughout the month of May at the special price of $20 per bottle.

Light fare at the event will include seasonal specialties like grilled zucchini with sun-dried tomatoes, roasted peppers, beet and walnut salad along with passed assorted Neapolitan pizze, bruschetta and Italian cured meats and assorted olives.

WHEN:          Wednesday, April 25, 7:00-9:00 PM, registration begins at 6:30 PM

COST:             $20

TO GO:             Guests are invited to take home a bottle of the featured wines for only $10 per bottle.

RESERVE:            Reservations not accepted, registration begins at 6:30 PM at the door

ABOUT:            Now in its fifth year, Quartino continues its wildly successful Monthly Wine Bash, on the last Wednesday of every month. The Monthly Wine Bash showcases wine from a particular region or in a particular style and gives Chicagoans a chance to taste select wines for only $20. Evening includes wine tasting, paired menu samplings like Quartino’s Signature Pizza, Italian Meats and Cheeses and more.

WHERE:             Quartino Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar
626 N State
312.698.5000
www.quartinochicago.com


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Alfresco Dining In Chicagoland

CITY EVENTS 

ATHENA GREEK RESTAURANT
212 S. Halsted Street| Chicago, IL 60661 | 312.655.0000 | www.athenarestaurantchicago.com

Athena Patio Now Open
Serving delicious Greek cuisine in a classic old world setting, Athena Greek Restaurant features a recently renovated 2,500 square foot patio situated under a retractable dome with an award-winning view of the Chicago skyline. The patio seats 150 people, is equipped with a full bar, shade umbrellas and heated floors, and guests can enjoy full lunch, dinner and cocktail menus al fresco.

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – Midnight | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM


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

Al Fresco Dining at Bistronomic
Bistronomic, the James Beard semifinalist from Executive Chef Martial Noguier, invites guests to enjoy outdoor dining on their covered patio, weather permitting. The patio seats 34 and is open for lunch and dinner. Guests dining on the patio can enjoy the complete menu of this celebrated Gold Coast hotspot.

HOURS: Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday & Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Lunch: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM | Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

 

CARMINE’S
1043 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.988.7676 | http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest2.php

Carmine’s Patio Now Open
Nestled in Chicago’s hip Gold Coast neighborhood, Carmine’s outdoor patio is one of the best in Chicago featuring a fun and spirited nightlife, live music, celebrity sightings, and a canopied patio for the best people watching in the city. Carmine’s seats up to 78 guests on the outdoor patio on a first come, first serve basis and does not accept reservations for that space.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM

 

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

Dine Outdoors at Carnivale
Carnivale’s outdoor dining area boasts views of the Chicago skyline. With seasonal flowers and French doors open to the restaurant’s interior, Carnivale’s patio maintains the Latin flair for which the restaurant is famous. Patio seats 30 and is open for lunch and dinner. Full indoor menu is available. Guests can indulge Carnivale’s new lunch menu ranging in price from $3 to $12. The menu showcases seasonal ingredients in dishes such as tacos, sandwiches, salads, small plates and more. Additionally, guests can enjoy COMPLIMENTARY valet at Carnivale this spring during lunch only Monday- Friday.

HOURS: Lunch: M-F 11:30 AM-2:30 PM | Dinner: M-Th, Su 5 PM-10 PM | F-S 5-11 PM | Bar/Lounge: M-T 11:30 AM- 11 PM | W-Th 11:30 AM -12 AM | F 11:30 AM- 1 AM | S 5 PM – 1 AM | Su 5-10 PM

 

CASTAWAYS BAR & GRILL
1603 N. Lake Shore Drive | North Avenue Beach | Chicago, IL 60614 | 773.281.1200 | www.castawayschicago.com

Castaways on North Avenue Beach
Castaways is the only venue of its kind in the city. Located on North Avenue Beach, Castaways serves lunch and dinner every day from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM and drinks from Noon to 11:00 PM. Menu items include fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches, and quesadillas accompanied by frozen cocktails and even Corona in a can (No bottles on the beach). Castaways has live music from Noon to 6:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and drink specials during the week. Private party space is available which can accommodate up to 400 people–perfect for corporate outings and special events.

HOURS: Starting Friday, May 25: Open Daily, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

 

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

Chicago q Spectacular Patio Now Open
Chicago q brings their upscale barbecue outdoors on Chicago’s most talked-about patio of the season. Featuring a custom-built white picket fence with lush flowers surrounding plush seating for 40 guests, Chicago q brings their clean, country aesthetic to their outdoor dining area right off the bustling action of Division Street. 

Guests can look forward to enjoying refreshing house-made Strawberry Citron Vodka Lemonade and Cucumber Mint Citron Vodka Lemonade($11 each) along with barbecue specialties like Kobe Beef Ribs, “Competition” Baby Back Ribs, and House-Smoked Half Chicken prepared by Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen.

Patio seating is first come, first served and a food purchase is required. Complete menu is available upon request. Patio Hours are 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Friday and Saturday. Patio will be open, weather permitting.

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

 

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

Chicago Cut Steakhouse Outdoor Dining
The patio at Chicago Cut Steakhouse offers guests an exceptional al fresco dining experience along the historic Chicago River with a spectacular view of the city. The restaurant’s full menu is available outdoors for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, with new Executive Chef Russell Kook serving up 100% Prime USDA beef in signature dishes. The patio seats 120 and features a cocktail lounge with an unrivaled wine list available via iPad.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES
MYSTIC BLUE CRUISES
Reservations required | 877.299.7783 | www.mysticbluecruises.com

The Mystic Blue’s Observation Deck
The Mystic Blue’s open-air observation deck with the largest picture windows of any dinner boat on Lake Michigan provides the ultimate al fresco experience. Featuring contemporary decor with sleek, silvery-blue interiors, Mystic Blue offers cool music, interactive DJs, delectable buffets, top-notch service and unbeatable views from every table. PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

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

Spirit of Chicago’s Al Fresco Alternative
The gleaming, four-story Spirit of Chicago offers high-energy fun as it cruises along Chicago’s lakefront and provides a lively alternative to typical al fresco sidewalk dining. The 192-foot luxury ship is spaciously designed to accommodate guests from parties of two to 600. The ship features a vibrant interior of three climate controlled dining decks with three indoor bars, two dance floors and stage areas, spacious bathrooms and panoramic windows.

 

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

Frontier Al Fresco Options
Frontier’s 2,500 square-foot outdoor beer garden, a charming patio separated from the restaurant by floor-to-ceiling windows, is fully winterized and open year round. The patio features seating for 100 guests, a full service bar, multiple TVs, fireplace and full menus for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. 

HOURS: Monday 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Tuesday through Friday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Saturday 11:00 AM to 3:00 AM | Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM

 

GEMINI BISTRO
2075 N Lincoln Avenue | Chicago, IL | 60614 | www.geminibistrochicago.com

Al Fresco Dining at Gemini Bistro
Chicagoans are invited to enjoy Chef Jason Paskewitz’s contemporary and seasonal bistro offerings and the quaint Lincoln Park neighborhood on Gemini Bistro’s sidewalk cafe. The tree-lined area on Dickens Avenue provides seating for up to 40 and will be open this Spring, weather permitting. Full dinner, wine and cocktail menus are available outside.

HOURS: Closed Monday | Tues-Thurs, 5-10 PM | Fri-Sat, 5-11 PM | Sun, 5-9 PM

 

HARBORSIDE INTERNATIONAL GOLF COURSE and PIER 37 BAR & GRILL
11001 South Doty Avenue East | Chicago, IL 60628 | 312.782.7837 | www.harborsidegolf.com

Harborside Opens for Golfers
Located just 16 minutes from the Chicago loop, Harborside brings championship style golf; open to the public, to Chicago’s doorstep.  Combining a rugged links exterior, with sculpted fairways and manicured greens, Harborside is the perfect choice for locals and travelers looking to enjoy traditional links golf. The amenities at Harborside include a magnificent 24,000 square foot Prairie Style clubhouse, offering food by Chicago’s top restaurateur, Phil Stefani, in the Pier 37 Restaurant. The clubhouse can hold up to 300 people for outings, meetings and banquets.

HOURS: April 1 – October 31: Full Menu, 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM | Limited Menu, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

HUGO’S FROG BAR & FISH HOUSE – CHICAGO
1024 North Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.640.0999 | www.hugosfrogbar.com

Hugo’s Patio Open for Lunch
Hugo’s outdoor patio is now open for lunch and dinner, weather permitting, from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Hugo’s, however, is not open indoors until 3:00 PM Monday through Friday. Hugo’s is open for lunch Saturdays and Sundays indoors and outdoors at 11:00 AM. The regular menu will be offered on the patio, and indoor seating will be available daily from 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM. PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

HOURS: Daily: 3:00 PM-12:00 AM | Bar: Daily, 3:00 PM-2:00 AM

 

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

Lottie’s Al Fresco Dining
Lottie’s Pub features a spacious outdoor patio with capacity for 63 guests and is now open, weather permitting. Guests can enjoy full bar and food menus on the patio.

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

LUXBAR’s Al Fresco Option
LUXBAR invites diners to enjoy the regular menu outdoors this spring. LUXBAR’s patio will be open from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Monday through Friday, and weekend brunch fans and guests can dine al fresco from 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Dogs are not permitted. PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

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

437 Rush Al Fresco Dining – Patio Now Open
Located just steps off Michigan Avenue at the corner of Rush and Hubbard, Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush offers intimate al fresco dining, weather permitting. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, guests are sure to enjoy a great meal with impeccable service in a friendly atmosphere. Patrons can indulge in the full dining room menu as they take in the beauty of spring weather in Chicago. (Patio Capacity: 45)

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.chicagoporkchop.com

Al Fresco Dining at Porkchop
Chicagoans are invited enjoy the action on Randolph street while feasting on Porkchop’s Southern-style BBQ selections. The spacious patio offers seating for 36 guests and is currently open, weather permitting.

HOURS: Monday: 11:30 AM – Midnight | Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – Midnight

 

QUARTINO RISTORANTE

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

Al Fresco Dining at Quartino

Quartino Ristorante invites diners to enjoy their meals al fresco in the impending warm weather on the patio. Quartino’s patio seats 85 and is open from 11:30 AM until 11:00 PM.

HOURS: Monday-Friday 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM | (Kitchen open until 1:00 AM) | Saturday 11:30 AM – 3:00 AM | (Kitchen open until 1:00 AM; pizza until 2:00 AM) | Sunday 11:30 – 1:00 AM | (Kitchen open until 12:00 MIDNIGHT)

 

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

Al Fresco Dining at Quay
Located in the River East Plaza in the Streeterville neighborhood, Quay offers a bustling yet intimate patio to enjoy dinner and drinks. The patio features seating for 40 guests and will open, weather permitting on April 1. Indoors, Quay’s inviting atmosphere incorporates elements of water, including floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the river. Boaters will enjoy Quay’s extensive docking space, just off the patio, for a meal and summer cocktail.

HOURS: Monday – Wednesday: 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Thursday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM

 

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

RIVA Cafe Outdoor Dining
This more casual version of Riva Crab House, Chicago’s premiere seafood restaurant, will please visitors and locals alike on lively Navy Pier.  Riva Café accommodates guests with a superb seafood menu, gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads. The café’s outdoor seating area provides a beautiful view overlooking Lake Michigan as well as access to all of Navy Pier’s fun and excitement. (Patio Capacity: 150 – 175).

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) Riva Cafe: Sunday- Saturday, 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM

 

ROSEBUD PRIME
1 S. Dearborn St. | Chicago, IL 60603 | 312.384.1900 | http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest10.php

Al Fresco Dining at Rosebud Prime
Rosebud Prime invites guests to soak up the sunshine or dine under the stars on their outdoor patio situated on the 16,000 square foot plaza in front of the restaurant at One South Dearborn Street. The patio is flanked by blooming flower boxes and seats approximately 48 guests.  Conveniently located amidst the hustle and bustle of the loop and thriving theater district, the patio is perfectly situated for a fast paced business lunch or a relaxing pre-theater dinner. With the city’s towering skyscrapers looming above, the atmosphere is picturesque while foot traffic on Dearborn Street creates infinite opportunities for people watching. The patio will open daily starting this week and offers Rosebud Prime’s complete lunch and dinner menus. Reservation preferences for outdoor seating are accommodated when available.

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Saturday: 3:00 PM-11:00 PM

 

ROSEBUD on RUSH
720 N. Rust St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.266.6444 | http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest3.php

Dining Al Fresco at Rosebud
Featuring al fresco dining for up to 54 guests along Rush and Superior Streets and located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, guests can indulge in handmade pappardelle or cavatelli after a day of shopping and exploring the city, and try one of Rosebud’s famous martinis, the perfect accompaniment to any meal choice.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM

 

ROSEBUD STEAKHOUSE
192 E. Walton St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.397.1000 | http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest4.php

Patio Now Open
Located one block east of Michigan Avenue near the Drake Hotel, Rosebud Steakhouse features an intimate patio with al fresco dining for up to 12 guests. Rosebud offers an irresistible menu that will tempt guests’ stomachs as much as the cool, hip atmosphere will tempt their eyes.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:30 AM-12:00 AM | Sunday: 3:00 PM-10:00 PM

 

ROSEBUD TRATTORIA
442 N. Dearborn | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.832.7700 | http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest9.php

Patio Now Open
Conveniently located in the heart of River North and steps from Chicago’s famed Theater District, the patio at Rosebud Trattoria seats up to 28 guests. Guests can enjoy a full menu outside at lunch and dinner of items created from the best ingredients possible at a moderate price.

HOURS: 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

 

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

Patio Cafe at Tavern on Rush
Voted “Best Outdoor Dining” by Chicago Scene Magazine, Tavern’s outdoor patio cafe is “the” place to see and be seen when looking for al fresco dining in downtown Chicago.  The 114-seat patio is perfect for catching a few rays on a sunny afternoon over the lunch hour or for dining with friends on a beautiful summer evening.  While dining al fresco on the patio at Tavern on Rush, guests will enjoy the sights and sounds of lively Rush Street, while dining on delicious steak and seafood options prepared by Executive Chef John Gatsos.

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

 

THE LANDSHARK BEER GARDEN at Navy Pier
Navy Pier | 700 E. Grand | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.595.5446 | www.chicagosbestbeergarden.com

Outdoor Dining at The LandShark Beer Garden
The LandShark Beer Garden, on the East End of Navy Pier, is a great place to unwind and enjoy Chicago’s lakefront while listening to the hottest local bands. Residents and visitors, alike, will enjoy the outdoor atmosphere, surrounded by the unique personality of Navy Pier and the Chicago Skyline. At the center of the action by day or night, The LandShark Beer Garden is the perfect backdrop for fun social gatherings and casual corporate events.

HOURS: Sunday- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Holidays: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

 

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

Outdoor Dining at The Pony
The Pony’s outdoor patio is undergoing renovations and is set to open late-Spring, weather permitting, with a capacity of 15 guests. Full menus are available outside.

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

 

THE ROSEBUD
1500 W. Taylor St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.942.1117 | http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest1.php

Patio Now Open
Located in the heart of Chicago’s famed Little Italy, The Rosebud is the original location where it all began and the outdoor space has seating for up to 64 guests.  Serving generous portions of fresh homemade pasta, The Rosebud’s traditional Italian recipes, like mouth-watering Chicken Vesuvio, keep families coming back for more. The Rosebud on Taylor delivers food and hospitality in portions as generous as the Rosebud Team’s commitment to fine dining.

HOURS: 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

 

TROQUET
1834 West Montrose Ave. | Chicago, IL 60613 | 773.334.5662 | www.troquetchicago.com

Al Fresco Dining at Troquet
Troquet, the newly opened neighborhood bar from the LM Group, invites guests to enjoy outdoor dining this spring. Troquet features a spacious 70 seat patio; open for lunch and dinner (weather permitting). Guests will enjoy traditional French experience in a comfortable environment with simple bar fare and beverage menu, all priced at $12 or under.

HOURS: Sunday – Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM | Thursday – Friday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM  | Saturday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 AM

 

SUBURBAN EVENTS


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

Agio’s Outdoor Dining
Guests can enjoy al fresco dining on Agio’s secluded patio rain or shine with an enclosed roof, stone patio and seating for 40. Full food and wine menus are available outside.

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

Outdoor Dining at Carlucci
Carlucci’s outdoor dining area features seasonal flowers and a unique fountain that sets the tone for any occasion. Guests can enjoy live music on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday on the patio by Frank and Dave, Eric Howell, Opal Staples and more. Patio seats 80 – 100 people, includes an outdoor bar and is open for lunch and dinner. Full indoor menu is available. PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

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

Spectacular Outdoor Dining in Oak Brook
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Oak Brook boasts numerous outdoor spaces which have the capacity to seat 200 including a lounge area with three toasty fire pits perfect for sipping cocktails after work; a full-service outdoor dining area with seating for 125; and a full outdoor bar complete with two HD flat-panel televisions, a 6-foot long glass enclosed fire place, digital sound-system and heat lamps for those chilly Chicago evenings. An Alpine Waterfall off the main outdoor dining room provides a relaxing ambience for enjoying classic Gibsons cocktails and fare. Gibsons Oak Brook Patio is open for dining during both lunch and dinner.

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

 

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

Hugo’s Recently Renovated Patio Now Open
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House announces that their recently  renovated patio is open for enjoyment. Guests can enjoy additional privacy and seating while dining on Hugo’s signature dishes and sipping cocktails al fresco.

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/

Outdoor Dining at Porter’s Pub
Located at the Bowes Creek Country Club in Elgin, Porter’s Pub offers a delightful patio that seats 45 and is now open, weather permitting. Guests can enjoy shaded tables, the full Porter’s Pub menu and recently updated beer list.

HOURS: Sunday – Monday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (kitchen closed), Tuesday – Saturday: 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Hours subject to change.


ROSEBUD ITALIAN COUNTRY HOUSE & PIZZERIA-DEERFIELD
560 Waukegan Rd. | Deerfield, IL 60015 | 847.914.0900 http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest12.php

Patio Now Open
Guests can dine al fresco on the outdoor patio at the newest addition to the Rosebud family, Rosebud Italian Country House & Pizzeria. They offer lunch and dinner seven days a week with a menu focusing on regional dishes and fresh ingredients. Specialties like homemade Square Noodles, fresh Fish Salad, and crispy Brick Chicken are included on the menu along with a variety of pizzas hot from the oven. The patio seats 90 guests and reservations are not accepted for patio seating.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Sunday: 12:00 PM-9:00 PM

 

ROSEBUD ITALIAN SPECIALTIES & PIZZERIA-NAPERVILLE
22 E. Chicago Ave. | Naperville, IL 60540 | 630.548.9800  http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest7.php

Dine Al Fresco in Naperville
Located in the heart of Downtown Naperville, Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria features a beautiful al fresco dining patio which blends seamlessly with the restaurant’s sleek interior. The patio seats up to 44 guests and full lunch and dinner menus are available daily.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Sunday: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM

 

ROSEBUD OLD WORLD ITALIAN-SCHAUMBURG
1370 Bank Dr. | Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847.240.1414 | http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest11.php

Patio Now Open
Rosebud Old World Italian features a lavish outdoor patio, transforming the open air space outside the restaurant into a relaxing retreat. The patio seats 50, and guests can enjoy Rosebud’s extensive lunch and dinner menus featuring fresh salads, thin crust pizzas, seafood, chops, and generous portions of the renowned housemade pastas.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Sunday: 12:00 PM-9:00 PM

 

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

TUSCANY OAK BROOK OUTDOOR DINING
Located across from Oak Brook Shopping Center, Tuscany is known for its authentic northern Italian cuisine, top-notch service and elegant yet comfortable atmosphere. The complete lunch and dinner menu can now be enjoyed, weather permitting, in the beautiful outdoor patio space. (Patio Capacity: 60 people)

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

Tuscany Wheeling Al Fresco Dining
This classic dining space, reminiscent of the outdoor cafes found throughout Italy, accommodates about 60 guests. The entire menu is available, including homemade pastas, wood-fire gourmet pizzas and tender grilled veal. Patio is open now, weather permitting. 

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

Outdoor Dining at Waterleaf Restaurant
Waterleaf restaurant invites guests to enjoy al fresco dining on their spacious outdoor patio. Overlooking a small pond, the Waterleaf patio comfortably seats 40 guests and features outdoor heaters, fire pits and large shady umbrellas. Guests dining on the patio can enjoy the complete lunch and dinner menus in addition to the new spring menu launching later this month.

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

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Quartino Seasonal “Paparazzi Pizza”

This fall Quartino Ristorante brings the flavors of the season to the table with a hearty Paparazzi Pizza, available during lunch and dinner for $13.

The classic Neopolitan thin crust stone oven pizza features chicken, grilled zucchini, cheese fonduta, and fresh thyme and is perfectly paired with dry wines, both red and white.  Quartino’s recommendations include Gomba Roero Arneis for white and Franco Molina Langhe Nebbiolo for red, both produced in Piemonte.

WHEN:    Available lunch and dinner

COST:     Paparazzi Pizza $13, excluding tax and gratuity.

WHERE:  Quartino Ristorante
626 N State
Chicago, IL 60654
312.698.5000
www.quartinochicago.com

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.

Restaurants Offer Holiday Gift Card Rewards


CITY EVENTS

CARNIVALE
702 W Fulton St | Chicago, IL 60661| 312.850.5005 | www.carnivalechicago.com
Receive Gift with Purchase
Purchase before Saturday, December 31, 2011
For every $100 spent on holiday gift certificates before December 31, guests will receive a $35 gift card.  Complimentary gift card valid January 1 – March 31, 2012.  Gift cards can be redeemed Sunday – Thursday, tax and gratuity not included, no cash back.  Gift cards not valid for private dining or with any other offer or promotion.

CHICAGO q
1160 N. Dearborn St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.642.1160 | www.chicagoqrestaurant.com
$25 for $100 in Gift Cards
November 1 – December 31, 2011
Chicago q, the city’s hottest spot for upscale barbecue, offers Chicagoans an exciting and unique option for holiday stocking stuffers.  For every $100 in Chicago q gift cards or house-made sauces and rubs, Chicago q will gift the purchaser with a $25 gift certificate just for them.

CITYSCAPE BAR
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.836.5000 |  www.cityscapebar.com
Shoppers Receive Gift With Purchase
Purchase between now and Saturday, December 17, 2011
Guests who purchase $100 worth of gift certificates from Cityscape Bar will receive an additional $50 gift certificate.  Certificate will be valid for one year.

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES
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.

GIBSONS BAR & STEAKHOUSE – CHICAGO
1029 North Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.266.8999 | www.gibsonssteakhouse.com
$25 Lunch Card for Every $100 in Gift Cards
Monday, November 21 – Sunday, January 15
Starting November 21, those who purchase $100 in Gibsons Restaurant Group gift cards will receive a promotional $25 Lunch Card valid at any Gibsons Restaurant Group location during lunch.  Promotional Lunch Cards may be used for food, liquor, tax and gratuity before 3:00 PM January through October 2012.  Holiday gift cards with the promotional Lunch Card are available for sale November 21 through January 15 at any Gibsons Restaurant Group location or at www.gibsonssteakhouse.com.

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
Free $5 Gift Card with Every $25 Gift Card
Available Now
For every $25 in Go Roma Gift Cards purchased, guests will receive a $5 Sauce Happens Gift Card just for themselves.  There is no limit ($50 in Gift Cards gets $10 in Sauce Happens Gift Cards, $100 in Gift Cards gets $20 in Sauce Happens, etc.) to this promotion.  Offer available at any of Go Roma’s six Chicagoland locations; promotional Sauce Happens cards valid through 3/31/12.

ITALIASIA
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.529.1157 | www.italiasiarestaurant.com
Receive Gift With Purchase
Purchase between now and Saturday, December 17, 2011
Guests who purchase $100 worth of gift certificates from ItaliAsia will receive an additional $50 gift certificate.  Certificate will be valid for one year.  Contact italiasiarestaurant@martplaza.com for details.

LM
4539 N Lincoln Ave. | Chicago, IL 60625 | 773.942.7585 | www.lmrestaurant.com
Receive a Free $25 Gift Certificate with Every $100 Gift Certificate
Available Now
Guests who purchase a $100 LM Restaurant gift certificate will receive a complimentary $25 gift certificate in return.  Available for purchase online and in the restaurant.

SHOWPLACE ICON THEATRE
150 W. Roosevelt Road | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312-564-2104 | www.showplaceicon.com
ShowPlace Icon Theatre Gift Cards are available for purchase online at www.showplaceicon.com and are accepted at the box office and concessions.  The gift cards are available in denominations ranging from $10.00 to $100.00 in $5.00 increments.  Additionally, Fandango will now accept Kerasotes Gift Cards as a method of payment when purchasing tickets through them for any of their locations.

LUXBAR
18 E. Bellevue Place | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.642.3400 | www.luxbar.com
$25 Lunch Card for Every $100 in Gift Cards
Monday, November 21 – Sunday, January 15
Starting November 21, those who purchase $100 in Gibsons Restaurant Group gift cards will receive a promotional $25 Lunch Card valid at any Gibsons Restaurant Group location during lunch.  Promotional Lunch Cards may be used for food, liquor, tax and gratuity before 3:00 PM January through October 2012.  Holiday gift cards with the promotional Lunch Card are available for sale November 21 through January 15 at any Gibsons Restaurant Group location or at www.gibsonssteakhouse.com.

PHIL STEFANI’S 437 RUSH
437 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.222.0101 | www.philstefanis437rush.com
Free Gift from Stefani’s with Purchase
Purchase before Saturday, December 31, 2011
Guests who purchase $100 worth of Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush gift cards this holiday season will receive a $25 gift certificate redeemable January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

QUARTINO RISTORANTE
626 N. State | 312.698.5000 | www.quartinochicago.com
$25 Lunch Card for Every $100 in Gift Cards
Monday, November 21 – Sunday, January 15
Starting November 21, those who purchase $100 in Gibsons Restaurant Group gift cards will receive a promotional $25 Lunch Card valid at any Gibsons Restaurant Group location during lunch.  Promotional Lunch Cards may be used for food, liquor, tax and gratuity before 3:00 PM January through October 2012.  Holiday gift cards with the promotional Lunch Card are available for sale November 21 through January 15 at any Gibsons Restaurant Group location or at www.gibsonssteakhouse.com.

RIVA CRAB HOUSE on Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.7482 | www.rivanavypier.com
Gift with Purchase at RIVA
Purchase before Saturday, December 31, 2011
Guests who purchase $100 worth of Riva Crab House gift cards this holiday season will receive a $25 gift certificate redeemable January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

TAVERN ON RUSH
1031 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.9600 | www.tavernonrush.com
Special Gift with Purchase
Purchase before Saturday, December 31, 2011
Guests who purchase $100 worth of Tavern on Rush gift cards this holiday season will receive a $25 gift certificate redeemable January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

TUSCANY RESTAURANT on Taylor Street
1014 W. Taylor St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.829.1990 | www.tuscanychicago.com
Gift with Purchase
Purchase before Friday, December 31, 2011
Guests who purchase $100 worth of Tuscany on Taylor gift cards this holiday season will receive a $25 gift certificate redeemable January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

QUAY RESTAURANT & BAR
465 East Illinois  | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.981.8400 | www.quaychicago.com
Holiday Gift Cards at Quay
Purchase before Saturday, December 31, 2011
Guests who purchase $100 worth of Quay gift cards this holiday season will receive a $30 gift certificate redeemable January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

SUBURBAN EVENTS

AGIO ITALIAN BISTRO
64 South Northwest Hwy. | Palatine, IL 60074 | 847.991.2150 | www.agiobistro.com
Receive Gift with Purchase at Agio
Available Now
This holiday season, guests who purchase a $100 gift card at Agio Italian Bistro will receive a complimentary $20 gift card which is redeemable January, 1 2012 – February, 29 2012.

CARLUCCI  RESTAURANT
1801 Butterfield Road | Downer’s Grove, IL 60515 | 630.512.0990 | www.carluccirestaurant.com
Carlucci Gives Gift with Purchase
Carlucci is offering a $25 gift certificate for every $100 spent on gift certificates.  Gift certificates are valid for one year from purchase date.

GIBSONS BAR & STEAKHOUSE – OAK BROOK
2105 Spring Rd. | Oakbrook, IL 60523 | 630.954.0000 | www.gibsonssteakhouse.com
GIBSONS BAR & STEAKHOUSE – ROSEMONT
5464 North River Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.928.9900 | www.gibsonssteakhouse.com

$25 Lunch Card for Every $100 in Gift Cards
Monday, November 21 – Sunday, January 15
Starting November 21, those who purchase $100 in Gibsons Restaurant Group gift cards will receive a promotional $25 Lunch Card valid at any Gibsons Restaurant Group location during lunch.  Promotional Lunch Cards may be used for food, liquor, tax and gratuity before 3:00 PM January through October 2012.  Holiday gift cards with the promotional Lunch Card are available for sale November 21 through January 15 at any Gibsons Restaurant Group location or at www.gibsonssteakhouse.com.

HUGO’S FROG BAR & FISH HOUSE – NAPERVILLE
55 S. Main St. | Naperville, IL 60540 | 630.548.3764 | www.hugosfrogbar.com
$25 Lunch Card for Every $100 in Gift Cards
Monday, November 21 – Sunday, January 15
Starting November 21, those who purchase $100 in Gibsons Restaurant Group gift cards will receive a promotional $25 Lunch Card valid at any Gibsons Restaurant Group location during lunch.  Promotional Lunch Cards may be used for food, liquor, tax and gratuity before 3:00 PM January through October 2012.  Holiday gift cards with the promotional Lunch Card are available for sale November 21 through January 15 at any Gibsons Restaurant Group location or at www.gibsonssteakhouse.com.

JERSEYS PIZZA & GRILL
2360 Lakewood Blvd. | Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 | 847.765.0085 | www.jerseyspizzaandgrill.com
Purchase a $25 Gift Card Earn a $5 Reward
Jerseys Pizza & Grill in Hoffman Estates invites guests to treat their friends and family this holiday season with a Jerseys’ gift card.  Those who purchase a $25 gift card will receive a $5 reward and those who buy a $50 gift card will receive a $10 reward.

TUSCANY RESTAURANT OAK BROOK
1415 W. 22nd St. | Oak Brook, IL 60521 | 630.990.1993 | www.tuscanychicago.com/tuscany-oak-brook.html
TUSCANY RESTAURANT WHEELING
550 S. Milwaukee Ave. | Wheeling, IL 60090 | 847.465.9988 | www.tuscanychicago.com/tuscany-wheeling.html
Tuscany Gives Gift with Purchase
Purchase before Saturday, December 31, 2011
Guests who purchase $100 worth of Tuscany gift cards this holiday season will receive a $25 gift certificate redeemable January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

Shaved Summer Vegetable Salad at Quartino

This summer Quartino Ristorante brings the garden to the table with a refreshing Shaved Summer Vegetable Salad with ExtraVirgin Olive Oil, available during lunch and dinner for $7.25.

The salad features an astonishing array of the season’s bounty, all delicately shaved and tossed with a first press Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper.  The salad consists of red beets, celery hearts, fennel bulb, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus, green beans, radish, chives, Italian parsley leaves, celery leaves and fennel throngs.

WHEN: Available lunch and dinner

COST:  Shaved Summer Vegetable Salad with Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available for $7.25, excluding tax and gratuity.

WHERE:  Quartino Ristorante
626 N State
Chicago, IL 60654
312.698.5000
www.quartinochicago.com

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Quartino August Wine Bash

This month’s Wine Bash features an array of wines from Ironstone Vineyards and Winery in the Sierra Foothills of Murphys, California.  The tasting will include samples of Ironstone 2010 “Obsession” Symphony, 2009 Chardonnay, 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel and 2008Cabernet Sauvignon.  Wines are paired with festive snacks by Executive Chef John Coletta.

These wines will be offered throughout the month of September at Quartino at special pricing as the Featured Wines of the Month.

Light fare at the event will include seasonal specialties like grilled zucchini with sun-dried tomatoes, roasted peppers, beet and walnut salad along with passed assorted Neapolitan pizze, bruschetta and Italian cured meats and assorted olives.

WHEN:   Wednesday, August 31, 7:00-9:00 PM; registration begins at 6:30 PM

COST:      $20

TO GO: Guests are invited to take home a bottle of the featured wines for only $10 per bottle.

RESERVE: Reservations not accepted, registration begins at 6:30 PM at the door

ABOUT: Now in its third year, Quartino continues the wildly successful Monthly Wine Bash on the last Wednesday of every month.  The Monthly Wine Bash showcases wine from a particular region or in a particular style and gives Chicagoans a chance to taste select wines for only $20.  The evening includes a wine tasting paired with menu samplings like Quartino’s Signature Pizza, Italian meats and cheeses and more.

WHERE: Quartino Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar
626 N State
312.698.5000
www.quartinochicago.com

Quartino Celebrates Heirloom Tomatoes

This summer Quartino Ristorante brings the garden to the table with Heirloom Tomatoes in a simple format which allows the inborn natural flavor of each variety of Heirloom Tomato to be experienced by diners: Heirloom Tomatoes with Basil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil for $7.75.

Chef John Coletta prepares the dish by cutting the assorted cherry size Heirloom Tomatoes in half and tossing them with a first press Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is served with hand torn basil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and placed onto a bed of baby wild arugula for a refreshing, summery experience. Heirloom Tomatoes are best experienced with light fruit forward wines such as Pinot Grigio, Soave or Dolcetto D’ Alba.

Currently Quartino is purchasing Heirloom Tomatoes grown and shipped from California.  As Midwest Heirloom Tomato varietal’s become available they will utilize Heirloom Tomatoes grown in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

WHEN: Available lunch and dinner

COST: Heirloom Tomatoes with Basil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available for $7.75, excluding tax and gratuity.

ABOUT: There are thousands of varieties of Family Heirloom Tomatoes and Commercial Heirloom Tomatoes available today. Family Heirloom Tomatoes have been preserved through the efforts of older generations. Younger generations are less interested in passing on these treasures. Consequently Family Heirloom Tomatoes are being preserved by hobbyist and Seed Saver Exchanges. Commercial Heirloom Tomatoes are being introduced by seed companies and have rescued them from the fate of extinction.

Heirloom Tomatoes can vary from the same variety from garden to garden and year to year. Soil type, weather, and climate can profoundly affect a tomato’s flavor and also its appearance. Seed sources also have an impact on the characteristics of a given tomato. If your seeds are far removed from the source of origin or if they were collected improperly you may experience subtle differences due to mutations that have altered it from the original strain.

WHERE:  Quartino Ristorante
626 N State
Chicago, IL 60654
312.698.5000
www.quartinochicago.com

Quartino Summer Seafood Special: Lobster Brodetto

WHAT: Quartino Ristorante presents a light and seasonal seafood special available this summer.  Executive Chef John Coletta isoffering a classic Italian seafood medley, Lobster Brodetto, featuring half of a fresh Maine Lobster, clams, calamari, shrimp, and octopus slowly simmered in a savory tomato broth.

A brodetto is an Italian seafood stew and is traditional of Italian seaport villages. Chef Coletta’s Lobster Brodetto pairs perfectly with a well-structured white wine like Garofoli Podium Verdicchio which is available by the carafe in quarter, half, or full liters.

WHEN: Available lunch and dinner

COST: Lobster Brodetto is available for $25, price excludes tax and gratuity

WHERE: Quartino Ristorante
626 N State
Chicago, IL 60654
312.698.5000
www.quartinochicago.com

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