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Barbakoa Features $10 Daily Lunch Special

Looking to save money and eat fresher in 2015? Barbakoa (1341 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove) is helping customers do just that by offering a fantastic lunch special. Chef Dudley Nieto brings a refreshing new approach to Latin cuisine in the suburbs, bringing flavors from Argentina, Peru, Mexico, and Spain with an upbeat, unique dining experience.

Monday through Friday from 11:30am-3pm, diners can receive the Plato Especial for only $10. The lunch features a choice of tacos, torta, and tamales served with guacamole, a choice of one side, and a soup or salad.

  • Taqueria: Short Rib, Camaron, Baja, or Pollo. Comes with two tacos
  • Tortita: Roasted Chicken, Shrimp, or Short Rib
  • Tamales: Chicken Tinga or Pork in Verde
  • Soup/Salad: A side Romaine and Black Kale Caesar Salad or a cup of Tortilla Soup
  • Sides: White Rice and Fresco Cheese, Rancho Gordo Zape with Beans, Bacon, & Chorizo, or Corn in Season with Queso & Piquin Chile

For more information, view the full menu here:http://www.barbakoa.com/documents/lunch-specials.pdf or call Barbakoa at 630-852-2333.

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About Barbakoa

Barbakoa is a modern Latin bistro that brings casual fine dining with an urban vibe to the Western suburbs. The concept is the result of a partnership between Jerry Kleiner and the Buonavolanto family, who recruited award-winning Chef Dudley Nieto and MixologistAdam Seger. The restaurant features a refreshing new approach to modern Latin cuisine in an inviting, upbeat atmosphere with a lively bar at the epicenter of several distinctive and colorful dining spaces. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in a variety of vibrant dishes and authentic cocktails made with top shelf tequilas. Barbakoa also offers a host of innovative Latin-influenced cocktails, and an enviable wine list. For more information, visit Barbakoa online at www.barbakoa.com, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

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HALLOWEEN SPECIALS & EVENTS 2014

 

CITY EVENTS

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES
SEADOG CRUISES
Reservations required | 888.636.7737 | www.seadogcruises.com

Seadog Haunted Tours at Navy Pier
Date: Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from Sunday, October 5 through Halloween, Friday, October 31, 2014.

Seadog Haunted Tours run for approximately one hour and depart at 6:15 p.m. from Navy Pier. Additional tours depart at 8:15 p.m. every Saturday in October.

Price:Adults from $34.95, Children from $18.95*
*Price does not include taxes and feed and is subject to change.

Guests aboard the Seadog will discover Chicago’s architecture at nighttime while learning ghostly secrets about the Windy City. Eerie-costumed tour guides will highlight infamous incidents and supernatural occurrences from Chicago’s history, and reveal the haunting stories that plague the famous buildings along the Chicago River.

 

CHICAGO COSTUME
3906 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60613 | 773.549.2932 | www.chicagocostume.com

Chicago Costume Presents Day of the Dead Halloween Fashion Show
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 7p.m. – 10p.m.
Price: General admission is complimentary, with cash bar

Chicago Costume is hosting its 7th annual Halloween fashion show at El Mariachi Tequila Bar. The show will take place on El Mariachi’s heated patio and will feature Day of the Dead themed costumes, body paint designs and more. Chicago Costume is the city’s go-to spot for this year’s best Halloween costumes with five seasonal locations and two year-round locations. Managers Courtland and Erin Hickey have put together an array
of costumes for their 7th consecutive fashion show, which will showcase the season’s trendiest costume wear.

 

PLYMOUTH RESTAURANT & BAR
327 S Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60604 | 312. 363.1212 | www.plymouthgrill.com

Plymouth Halloween Party with Complimentary Themed Buffet
Date: Friday, October 31
Price: No cover

Dress to impress at Plymouth Restaurant & Bar’s Halloween party. Party-goers can indulge in holiday fun at the complimentary buffet serving up Swamp Dip and Cheesy Freddy Fingers. To wash down the spooky snacks, guests can enjoy drink deals including Blue Moon pints for $4.00 and Pama Pomegranate Martinis for $5.00, and The Scary Night drink special for $5.00. Costumes are encouraged!

Main level Restaurant / Bar:
Monday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Thursday – Friday: 11 a.m – 10 p.m. | Saturday: 4 p.m.- midnight | Sunday: Closed

Rooftop:
Monday – Saturday: 4 p.m. – midnight | Sunday: Closed

 

PORKCHOP
941 W Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.733.9333 | www.chicagoporkchop.com
1516 E. Harper Ct., Chicago, IL 60615 | 773.493.9333
555 S. Dearborn St., Chicago IL, 60605 | (312) 583-9333

Dia de los Puercos Halloween Party
Date: Friday, October 31
Price: No cover

Porkchop is throwing a Halloween party not to be missed, complete with a costume contest and spooky drinks. Best costume winner walks away with a $50 Porkchop gift card. Party-goers can enjoy $6 pumpkin drafts, $4 shots of Jacob’s Ghost, $4 shots of Cuervo Cinge being served by Cutty Sark shot girls. Porkchop diners can celebrate Halloween during the whole month of October. Themed cocktails for $9 include the Liquid Ghost: Marshmallow Vodka Martini; Kiss of the Devil: Cuervo Cinge Cinnamon Margarita; and the Jack O Lantern: Jack Daniel’s cocktail with Orange Juice and Grenadine. Season drafts include Southern Tier Pumking for $8, Ace Pumpkin Cider for $7, Jack-O Traveler for $6 and Revolution Oktoberfest
for $7.

RANDOLPH HOURS: Monday: 11:30 a.m. – Midnight | Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. | Sunday: 11 a.m. – Midnight
HYDE PARK HOURS: Sunday – Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. | Friday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
DEARBORN HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

SUBURBAN EVENTS

 

BARBAKOA
1341 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515 | 630.852.2333 | http://www.barbakoa.com

Barbakoa Kicks Off One Year Anniversary on Halloween
Date: Friday, October 31
Price: No Cover

Barbakoa is starting its ten day anniversary celebration with a Halloween party on Friday, October 31. Party-goers can enjoy the special “La Pura Vida Menu” as well as featured cocktails such as the Purple Pisco Punch, Passion Ginger Sangria and Mojito “Classico” that are sure to infuse a taste of Latin celebration with every sip.

BAR HOURS: Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2 a.m.

RESTAURANT HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday – Saturday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

FAMOUS DAVE’S
704 Janes Ave, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 | 630.783.1502 | www.famousdaves.com

Famous Dave’s Pumpkin Painting Contest
Date: Saturday, October 25, Noon
Price: No cover

Famous Dave’s in Bolingbrook hosts a Halloween pumpkin painting contest on Saturday, October 25 at noon. Non-alcoholic cider drinks will provided for all participants and the top three winners will receive Famous Dave’s gift cards. Guests are encouraged to participate in the costume contest with the ultimate prize of an All-American Feast including soft drinks for 4-6 people, valued at $75.00.

Famous Dave’s Halloween Party
Date: Friday, October 31
Price: No cover

Famous Dave’s invites guests to celebrate Halloween all day. Restaurant-goers can expect a fright with scary movies playing on the big screens and costume contest with Famous Dave’s prizes. Guests can enjoy flights of beer for $5.50, while listening to the live music starting at 8:30pm.

HOURS: Monday- Sunday 11a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

CARLUCCI RESTAURANT
1801 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515 | 630.512.0990 | www.carluccirestaurant.com

Halloween Costume Contest and Pumpkin Martini
Date: October 31
Price: No Cover

On Halloween, Thursday October 31, a Pumpkin Martini will be on special for $5 all day long and guests sporting their Halloween costumes will be entered in a costume contest. Prizes will be given away to “Best Couple” costume and “Most Unique” costume. The “Best Couple” costume will receive $100 gift card to Carlucci and the “Most Unique” will receive a $50 Carlucci gift card.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Saturday: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Sunday: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

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BARBAKOA’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY: ONE YEAR OF LA PURA VIDA

Barbakoa Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With 10 Days of Excitement

Downers Grove, IL- Barbakoa is celebrating a phenomenal first year in the above-and-beyond style it has come to be known for: 10 days of parties, food specials, craft cocktails and surprise and delight. Beginning October 31 through November 9, the modern Latin restaurant and bar will host various customer focused events and anniversary menu and drink specials as a way to show their appreciation to the many customers who live “la pura vida” -the art of enjoying live to its fullest, Latin style! While further details of the 10-day celebration are yet to come, Barbakoa is kicking off the anniversary celebration with a special “La Pura Vida Menu” as well as featured cocktails such as the Purple Pisco Punch, Passion Ginger Sangria and Mojito “Classico” that are sure to infuse a taste of Latin celebration with every sip.  See full anniversary menu and drink specials below.

 

 

BARBAKOA ANNIVERSARY MENU

 

Pomegranate-Guava Guacamole $8

With smoky arbol chile and crudités

 

Yellow Tail Red Snapper $11

With yuzu-tamarind aji panka leche de tigre, roasted beets, and grapefruit

 

Steamed Lamb Barbakoa Taco $3.50

Marinated with guajillo and avocado leaves, and topped with tomatillo-borracha salsa. Served with consommé

 

Slow Roasted Pork Shank $24

Marinated with achiote, dressed in banana leaf, and served with Peruvian potatoes

 

Pumpkin Cheesecake $9

Topped with tequila whipped cream

 

BARBAKOA ANNIVERSARY DRINK SPECIALS

 

October 31

Purple Pisco Punch in a Fishbowl $19

November 1

Sangria “Passion Ginger” $8

November 2

$4 Blanche de Bruxelles Beer / Signature Bloody Mary 

November 3

$6 Mojito “Classico”

November 4

$3 Barbakoa Pale Ale

November 5

$10 Sangria Flights

November 6

$6 Margarita “Classico”

November 7

$19 Fishbowl of White or Red Sangria 

November 8

$7 Glasses of Cava

November 9

$4 Victoria 

WHERE: BARBAKOA

1341 Butterfield Road

Downers Grove, IL 60514

630.852.2333

 

WHEN: Friday, October 31 to Sunday, November 9

           

BAR HOURS: Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday 11:00 a.m.  – 2 a.m.

RESTAURANT HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday – Saturday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

  

About Barbakoa

Barbakoa is a modern Latin bistro that brings casual fine dining with an urban vibe to the Western suburbs. The concept is the result of a partnership between Jerry Kleiner and the Buonavolanto family, who recruited award-winning Chef Dudley Nieto and MixologistAdam Seger. The restaurant is a modern interpretation of Latin cooking with roots in Central and South America, and the Spanish Caribbean, and enriched by many European influences. Just like Latin culture, Barbakoa’s menu and featured regions are continually evolving. Exquisite cuisine and authentic cocktails meet in Barbakoa’s inviting, upbeat atmosphere featuring a lively bar at the epicenter of several distinctive and colorful dining spaces.

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BARBAKOA TEQUILA SERIES: MODERN LATIN BBQ

Barbakoa kicks off a dinner series with guest chef Larry Tucker

 

 

Barbakoa is kicking of a dinner series with a collaborative five-course dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Dudley Nieto and guest chef/BBQ veteran Larry Tucker on September 25 from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. The theme of the dinner is “Modern Latin BBQ” and it will be accompanied by tequila pairings, live music, and prize drawings. See the full menu below.

 

 The event is sponsored by Avion Tequila, Casamigos, and Patron. The event marks one of the first times that Casamigos, George Clooney’s tequila brand, graces the tables of a Chicago suburbs restaurant. Live music will be performed by Chicago musician and visual artist Sandra Antongiorgi. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com and can be purchased for $75. Tickets include food, craft cocktails, prize drawings, entertainment, and base gratuity (15%).

 

BARBAKOA TEQUILA SERIES: MODERN LATIN BBQ MENU

 
First Course:

Cuban Roasted Pig in the China Box

Second Course:

Grilled Argentinian-Style Churrasco with Chimichurri Sauce

Third Course:

Grilled Ramps with Romesco Sauce

Fourth Course:

Cuban Rice and Black Beans

Fifth Course:

Chicken Filipino BBQ

 

WHERE: 

BARBAKOA

1341 Butterfield Road

Downers Grove, IL 60514

630.852.2333

 

WHEN:

Thursday, September 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

COST:

$75 per person on Eventbrite.com or by calling 630-852-2333

 

BAR HOURS: Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday 11:00 a.m.  – 2 a.m.

 

RESTAURANT HOURS:

Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday – Saturday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

About Barbakoa

Barbakoa is a modern Latin bistro that brings casual fine dining with an urban vibe to the Western suburbs. The concept is the result of a partnership between Jerry Kleiner and the Buonavolanto family, who recruited award-winning Chef Dudley Nieto and MixologistAdam Seger. The restaurant is a modern interpretation of Latin cooking with roots in Central and South America, and the Spanish Caribbean, and enriched by many European influences. Just like Latin culture, Barbakoa’s menu and featured regions are continually evolving. Exquisite cuisine and authentic cocktails meet in Barbakoa’s inviting, upbeat atmosphere featuring a lively bar at the epicenter of several distinctive and colorful dining spaces.

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FOURTH OF JULY SPECIALS

CITY EVENTS

 
CLARK STREET DOG 

3040 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.281.6690| www.clarkstdog.com

Enjoy American Classics at Clark Street Dog

July 4th-6th

In honor of America’s birthday and National Hot Dog Month, enjoy a wide selection of classic American-style dogs and freshly made hamburgers al fresco. Wash it all down with an ice cold Vodka Lemonade or enjoy Clark Street Dog’s famous Pickleback shot for $5!

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 9 – 3 a.m. | Friday – Sunday: 10 – 4 a.m.

 

EPIC

112 W. Hubbard Street | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.222.4940 |www.epicrestaurantchicago.com

EPIC Celebrates the 4th of July and National Grilling Month

Friday, July 4th, 2014

EPIC invites you to the first and best River North rooftop EPIC Sky to celebrate the 4th of July.  In honor of National Grilling Month, EPIC owner Steve Tavoso will be manning the grill, and they’re offering up traditional holiday fare:  $6 hot dogs, $8 brats, and $16 half racks of ribs.  Keep it festive with a Red, White, or Blue Sangria- $10/glass, $40/pitcher; or toast ‘Merica with the Root Beer Float Shot made with ROOT and Bailey’s $5.  EPIC Sky, with its sweeping city views, offers the perfect setting for a memorable 4th of July experience.

EPIC Sky Rooftop Hours:  Monday-Thursday 4pm-12am | Friday and Saturday 3pm-12am

 

EL MARIACHI TEQUILA BAR

3906 N. Broadway | Chicago, IL  60613 | 773.549.2932 | www.elmariachitequilabar.com

El Mariachi Tequila Bar and Grill Opens Early for 4th of July Brunch!

Friday, July 4th-Sunday, July 6th, 2014

 

Celebrate the 4th of July all weekend long with El Mariachi Tequila Bar and Grill.  Friday, July 4th, El Mariachi kicks off the weekend by opening early for brunch 10am-2pm and offering $3 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas.  You can also pair your Mexican brunch with an American cocktail-they’re featuring the Patriotic Margarita all day- a strawberry margarita with blue caracao and a strawberry, sugar and coconut rim $9.99.  Continue the holiday weekend celebration on Saturday and Sunday with El Mariachi’s famous bottomless mimosa brunch- $21 will buy you a bottomless good time and a brunch item.  Enjoy this summer holiday on the spacious El Mariachi patio- the patriarch of the family and founder of Mariachi Hospitality Group, Antonio Estrada, is the green thumb responsible for the vibrant flowers that make this patio one of Lakeview’s hidden gems.

 

REVOLUCION MEXICAN STEAKHOUSE

3443 N. Broadway  | Chicago, IL  60657 | 773.661.9183 |www.revolucionsteakhouse.com

Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse Celebrates 4th of July with Patriotic Pancakes and Margaritas!

Friday, July 4th-Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse invites you to join them 4th of July weekend for innovative Mexican fare and cocktails designed to commemorate the American holiday.  They’re opening early Friday, July 4th for brunch at 10am and are offering $3 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas all weekend.  If it’s too early for an actual margarita, try the Blueberry Margarita Pancakes – a triple stack of pancakes served with blueberry margarita compote, dulce de leche cream, topped with a brown sugar and oat crust $9.99.  The weekend long holiday drink special is the red, white, and blue Patriotic Margarita- a strawberry margarita with blue caracao and a strawberry, sugar and coconut rim $9.99.  Enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner on Revolucion’s sidewalk patio- it’s flanked by flowers planted and cared for by the patriarch of the family and founder of Mariachi Hospitality Group, Antonio Estrada.  Celebrate the 4th of July all weekend long at Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-12 a.m. | Friday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. | Saturday 10 a.m.-2 a.m. | Sunday 10 a.m.-12 a.m.

***Special hours Friday, July 4th:  Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m; Dinner 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

 

JOE FISH

445 N. Dearborn St. | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.832.7700 | www.rosebudrestaurants.com

Joe Fish Celebrates 4th of July with Unique Cocktail Special Joe Fish mixologist Trudy Thomas is featuring a specialty 4th of July cocktail for the holiday weekend.  Try her festive sangria with blueberries, strawberries, and star shaped pineapple.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday 4pm-11pm | Friday 4pm-1am | Saturday 10am-1am | Sunday 10am-10pm

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

MYSTIC BLUE CRUISES

Reservations required | 877.299.7783 | www.mysticbluecruises.com

Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Friday, July 4th

Board 7:30 p.m., Cruise 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

$139.90

Celebrate America’s birthday in style with a fun celebration to remember. Enjoy a delectable dinner buffet along Chicago’s iconic skyline as the Navy Pier fireworks display take your breath away!

 

ODYSSEY CRUISES

Reservations required | 866.305.2469 |  www.odyssey.com

Chicago Independence Day Lunch Cruise

Friday, July 4th

Board 11:00 a.m., Cruise 11:45 a.m.- 1:45 a.m.

$51.90

Wish America a Happy Birthday as you enjoy a three-course meal cruising along the beautiful Chicago skyline.

Chicago Independence Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Friday, July 4th

Board 7:00 p.m., Cruise 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

$189.90

Witness the spectacular Navy Pier fireworks display aboard Chicago’s Odyssey for an upscale dinner cruise complete with dinner, DJ and dancing.

 

SEADOG CRUISES

Reservations required | 888.636.7737 | www.seadogcruises.com

4th of July Speedboat Cruise

Friday, July 4th

Board 8:45 p.m., Cruise 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

$69.95

Fireworks Speedboat Cruise

Saturday, July 5th

Depart 9:15 p.m, Return 10:30 p.m.

$34.95

Cruise around Lake Michigan and experience the 4th of July fireworks like never before with an up close and personal view of Chicago’s skyline and world class fireworks display!

 

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO CRUISES

Reservations required | 866.273.2469 | www.spiritofchicago.com

Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Friday, July 4th

Board 7:30p.m., Cruise 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

$149.90

Treat yourself to a front-row seat to one of the best fireworks displays in town! Join us aboard the Spirit of Chicago for a festive buffet and a premium open bar while you take in the spectacular city skyline and a top-notch pyrotechnics display provided by Chicago’s Navy Pier.

 

THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY

909 N Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.255.9009 | www.thegrill.com

Enjoy Classic American Fare at The Grill

Friday, July 4th

Celebrate America’s independence by treating yourself to a classic American meal al fresco. Enjoy a traditional Cucumber Gimlet or a selection of American-crafted brews, including Half Acre and Goose Island classics as you cut into a perfectly prepared 18 oz. New York Steak with your choice of 14 different sumptuous sides.

HOURS: Sunday – Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 1 a.m

 

PORKCHOP

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

1516 E. Harper Ct. | Chicago, IL 60615 | 773.493.9333

Porkchop Fourth of July Pig Roast

Friday, July 4th

Porkchop, the West Loop’s late night BBQ and whiskey spot, celebrates the Fourth of July in true BBQ style with an outdoor pig roast on their Randolph street patio. Guests can enjoy $3 chicken, beef, and pork sliders (straight from the roast) as well as $7 Red Bull Bourbon Lemonade available in Red, White or Blue (made with Special Edition Red Bull). Guests can celebrate America by enjoying Porkchop’s extensive selection of whiskey, with over 75 different varieties to choose from.

RANDOLPH HOURS: Monday: 11:30 a.m. – Midnight | Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. | Sunday: 11 a.m. – Midnight

HYDE PARK HOURS: Sunday – Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Thursday: 10:30am – 1:00am | Friday-Saturday: 10:30am – 2:00am

 

SUBURBAN EVENTS

 

BARBAKOA

1341 Butterfield Road | Downers Grove, IL 60614 | 630.852.2333 | www.barbakoa.com

4th of July at Barbakoa

July 4th – 6th

$3 Firecracker Tamales and $2 Bud Lites

Just because Barbakoa is a modern Latin restaurant and bar doesn’t mean it can’t celebrate America. This 4th of July weekend, Barbakoa invites guests to enjoy $3 Firecracker Tamales and $2 Bud Lites on either of their two gorgeous patios. If Bud Lite isn’t your taste of America, Barbakoa also has a variety of other American beers including Barbakoa Pale Ale, brewed by Two Brothers Brewing exclusively for Barbakoa.

BAR HOURS: Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. | Saturday 11:00 a.m.  – 1 a.m.

RESTAURANT HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday – Saturday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

CARLUCCI  RESTAURANT

1801 Butterfield Road | Downers Grove, IL 60515 | 630.512.0990 |www.carluccirestaurant.com

Live Entertainment and Magic at Carlucci Restaurant this 4th of July Weekend

July 5 – 6

 

Carlucci Restaurant in Downers Grove will be closed on Friday, July 4 but will be open July 5 and 6 for patio enjoyment and critically acclaimed Italian cuisine. From 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 5, Charles and Company will be performing on the patio. Charles and Company performs Motown, dance music, Temptations songs, Nina Simone songs, and standard jazz tunes. On Sunday, July 6, Carlucci will have “Brando Magic” performing table-side for all to enjoy.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Saturday: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Sunday: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

 

STONEWOOD ALE HOUSE

601 Mall Drive | Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-805-0202 | www.stonewoodalehouse.com

BBQ Ribs at Stonewood Ale House to Celebrate America

July 4th

Full Slab of Baby Back Ribs for $13.99 or Full Slab Baby Back Ribs with Fries and Coleslaw for $16.99

This 4th of July, look no further than Stonewood Ale House for a taste of American pride. Stonewood Ale House’s full slab of wood-grilled baby back ribs with BBQ sauce will be offered for $13.99. Upgrade to a full meal for $16.99 total and get a slab with fries and coleslaw included. Dine-in or take-out. Beat the summer heat with the coldest beer in the burbs by having one of Stonewood’s 70+ beers to wash down the tender baby back ribs.

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. | Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. | Full 70-item menu served until 1 a.m. Sunday – Thursday, 2 a.m. Friday – Saturday.

 

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PATIO SPECIALS

CITY EVENTS

 

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE

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

 

Spectacular Patio Views and Fine Dining at Chicago Cut Steakhouse

If you’re looking to impress someone, be it a date or a client, Chicago Cut’s patio is the place to be.  The patio at Chicago Cut Steakhouse offers an al fresco dining experience that is arguably the best in the city.  An unobstructed, sweeping view of the Chicago River, a sprawling 120 seat outdoor dining area, and a live wall of flowers attracts diners all day and well into the evening. The restaurant’s full menu is available outdoors for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, featuring 100 percent USDA Prime beef, fresh seafood, innovative side dishes, and fresh salads.  With a dry aging room on site and a wine list that must be seen to be believed, Chicago Cut Steakhouse makes every dining experience a memorable one.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 

THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY 

909 N. Michigan Avenue  | Chicago, IL  60611| 312.255.9009 | www.thegrill.com

 

Enjoy your holiday weekend at The Grill on the Alley

 

Enjoy an Ahi Tuna Steak while sipping a glass of Cabernet on The Grill’s 16-seat patio overlooking Chicago’s Mag Mile. Open until 1 a.m. daily, guests can enjoy dining al fresco in one of the city’s hottest spots to see and be seen.

 

REVOLUCION MEXICAN STEAKHOUSE

3443 N. Broadway  | Chicago, IL  60657 | 773.661.9183 |www.revolucionsteakhouse.com

 

Celebrate your Monday off with a $5 margarita on the Revolucion Patio!

Monday, May 26, 2014   

Revolucion, Chicago’s first Mexican steakhouse, has opened its patio in Lakeview. Their sidewalk patio is flanked by flowers planted and cared for by the patriarch of the family, Antonio Estrada, whose hard work at his first restaurant El Mariachi became the foundation of the Mariachi Hospitality Group, now managed by his sons. On Memorial Day, enjoy house margaritas for $5- the recipe includes Camarena resposada (100% blue agave), Gran Gala orange liqueur, agave nectar, and fresh lime. Revolucion’s summer cocktail menu is innovative and impressive.  Here is a sampling:

  • Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita $11:  Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila, muddled cucumber, Gran Gala orange liqueur, agave nectar, fresh lime, and a splash of pineapple juice
  • Amsterdam Summer $12:  New Amsterdam Gin, pineapple juice, watermelon puree, and fresh lime

Enjoy a refreshing cocktail on a neighborhood patio that also offers up some of the most authentic Mexican cuisine around.

 

HOURS: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-12 a.m. | Friday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. | Saturday 10 a.m.-2 a.m. | Sunday 10 a.m.-12 a.m.

 

EL MARIACHI TEQUILA BAR

3906 N. Broadway | Chicago, IL  60613 | 773.549.2932 | www.elmariachitequilabar.com

Spend Memorial Day Weekend on El Mariachi Tequila Bar’s Patio- Lakeview’s Best Kept Secret!

Saturday, May 24- Monday, May 26, 2014

El Mariachi Tequila Bar invites you to start your holiday weekend off with their famous bottomless mimosa weekend brunch Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm- $21 will buy you a bottomless good time and a brunch item. The Lakeview tequila bar is also opening early at 11am for the Memorial Day holiday, and they’re offering up a $5 house margarita special all day. Brunch, and really anything else you do at this vibrant tequila bar, is best enjoyed on their spacious patio between the bar/dining area and their two story private event space. The outdoor space at El Mariachi Tequila Bar is one of Lakeview’s hidden gems. Walk through the open air dining room to a spacious, vibrant patio. The patriarch of the family and founder of Mariachi Hospitality Group, Antonio Estrada, is the green thumb responsible for the beautiful flowers that give this unique space a secret garden feel. If you’re just stopping in for a snack, the custom made-to-order tableside guacamole is the way to go; pair it with the $5 house margarita, and enjoy your Monday off.

 

CLARK STREET DOG AND BAR

3040 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.281.6690| www.clarkstdog.com

 

Enjoy a Burger and a Beer on the Patio

Grab a hot dog, a craft beer and a few friends and enjoy the open air patio at Clark Street Dog with room for 20. Guests can enjoy a burger and a craft beer for $6.95 with so many to choose from like the classic Goose Island 312

 

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 9 – 3 a.m. | Friday – Sunday: 10 – 4 a.m.

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

 

MYSTIC BLUE CRUISES

Reservations required | 888.333.9150 |  www.odyssey.com

 

Memorial Day Sunday Dinner Cruise

5/25

Board at 6:30pm, cruise from 7pm-9:30pm

$76.90

 

ODYSSEY CRUISES

Reservations required | 866.305.2469 |  www.odyssey.com

 

Memorial Day Weekend Cruises

5/25, 5/26

Board at 6pm, cruise from 7pm-9:30pm

Board at 6pm, cruise from 7pm-10pm

$101.90

Celebrate the holiday weekend aboard the Odyssey. Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner, a complimentary glass of champagne and a photo to commemorate the occasion all while enjoying the stunning city skyline.

 

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO CRUISES

Reservations required | 866.273.2469 | www.spiritofchicago.com

 

Memorial Day Weekend Cruises

5/25  Board at 6:30, cruise from 7-9:30

5/26  Board at 12pm, cruise from 12:30-2:30pm

5/26  Board at 6:30pm, cruise from 7:00pm-9:30pm

$84.90- dinner

$49.90- lunch

 

The Spirit of Chicago invites you to a Memorial Day Sunday Dinner Cruise or a Memorial Day Lunch Cruise complete with a Grande Buffet, an energetic DJ playing today’s Top 40 hits, carefully crafted cocktails and a photo op to commemorate the occasion. Pictures will be available for purchase after you dock.

 

SEADOG CRUISES

Reservations recommended | 888.636.7737 | www.seadogcruises.com

 

Seadog Memorial Day Cruises

5/26

30 minute lakefront speedboat tour,  Adults $26.95 Children $18.95

75 minute Lake & River Architectural Tour, Adults $36.95  Children $21.95

30 minutes Extreme Thrill Ride, Adults $31.95  Children $21.95

 

All cruises will depart daily. Children under three and dogs cruise for free.

 

FIORENTINO’S CUCINA ITALIANA

2901 N. Ashland Ave.| Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.244.3026 | www.fiorentinoscucina.com/

 

Dine al fresco on Fiorentino’s Patio

 

Fiorentino’s Cucina Italiana is pleased to announce a variety of new menu items just in time for summer. The Lakeview favorite has added appetizers, fresh salads, seafood dishes and even more delicious entrees, including the Grilled Lamb Chops alla Romano and Braised Beef Short Ribs. Guests can also plan to dine al fresco on Fiorentino’s admired and recognized, enchanting patio — home to their very own herb garden.

 

Fiorentino’s will be closed on Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26.

 

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday & Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Sunday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 

GO ROMA

848 N. State Street | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312. 252. 9946 | www.goroma.net

Other Locations in Bolingbrook, Lincolnshire and Northbrook. For hours and addresses, visit www.goroma.net

 

Patio Now Opening

5/26

 

Go Roma is celebrating the Memorial Day holiday weekend by opening their patio on Monday, May 26th. Savor one of their locally sourced salads like the Tuscan salad or their classic Chicken Parmesan with a glass of Chardonnay or a refreshing Blue Moon. Guests can enjoy the stunning views of the Gold Coast and vibrant flowers from 11am-9pm with enough seating for 20.

 

CHICAGO LOCATION HOURS:  Mon-Thurs, 11 AM – 9 PM | Fri, 11 AM – 10 PM | Sat, 11:30 AM – 10 PM | Sun, 11:30 AM – 9 PM

 

THE LOCAL CHICAGO

198 E Delaware Place | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.280.8887 | www.thelocalchicago.com

 

TLC Patio is a Welcome Oasis in the Gold Coast

The Local Chicago, the sister restaurant of Chicago Cut Steakhouse, invites you to relax on their Gold Coast sidewalk patio. The hundreds of live, local plants and floral arrangements enclosing the patio offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of the Mag Mile. In the shadow of the Hancock Center, dine al fresco and enjoy the classic American fare offered by TLC. The Lobster Salad is a favorite with Maine lobster, tomatoes, corn, feta, and champagne vinaigrette, and the oysters are flown in daily. Enjoy a summer cocktail on the patio or choose a glass of wine from their iPad wine list. The patio at TLC is a great addition to the Gold Coast neighborhood.

 

HOURS: Sunday – Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 

 

PORKCHOP

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

1516 E. Harper Ct. | Chicago, IL 60615 | 773.493.9333

 

Memorial Day Patio Dining at Porkchop

Monday, May 26

$10 Burger and a Beer

Porkchop invites Chicagoans to enjoy their sidewalk patio on Randolph Street this Memorial Day. Featured specials include a $10 House Burger (half-pound beef burger served with choice of cheese) and a beer (select domestic cans) and will be available at both the Randolph Street and Hyde Park locations. Guests can also enjoy Porkchop’s extensive list of over 75 types of whiskey.

 

RANDOLPH HOURS: Monday: 11:30 a.m. – Midnight | Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. | Sunday: 11 a.m. – Midnight

HYDE PARK HOURS: Sunday – Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Thursday: 7:00am – 1:00am | Friday-Saturday: 7:00am – 2:00am

 

TACOS TEQUILAS

2919 N. Milwaukee | Chicago, IL 60618 | 773.278.9901 | www.tacostequilas.com

 

Tacos Tequilas Patio Open for Memorial Day

 

The weather is warming up and Tacos Tequilas patio is open for enjoyment. The Avondale taqueria invites guests to come pretend they are in Mexico while enjoying authentic Mexican street fare in the sun. With a wide variety of tacos and shared plates, Tacos Tequilas is ready for all patio party needs over Memorial Day weekend.

 

HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

 

SUBURBAN EVENTS

 

BARBAKOA

1341 Butterfield Road | Downers Grove, IL 60614 | 630.852.2333 | www.barbakoa.com

 

Patio and Margaritas for Memorial Day

May 25 – May 26

$39 Margarita Puro Pitchers

This Memorial Day weekend, Barbakoa invites patrons to enjoy Margarita Puro Pitchers for $39 while lounging in one of their two outdoor spaces. The Margarita Puro Pitchers are made with 100% de agave tequila, hand squeezed lime, and organic highland agave nectar and will be available Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26. The modern Latin restaurant and bar features a patio with a fireplace as well as the Tropicana Room, a semi-enclosed patio area with lounge couches, a flat screen TV, and another bar. Barbakoa will be closed until 3 p.m. on Memorial Day.

 

BAR HOURS: Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. | Saturday 11:00 a.m.  – 1 a.m.

 

RESTAURANT HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday – Saturday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

STONEWOOD ALE HOUSE

601 Mall Drive | Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-805-0202 | www.stonewoodalehouse.com

 

BBQ Ribs for Memorial Day

Monday, May 26

$13.99 for BBQ Ribs Only; $16.99 for BBQ Ribs Meal

This Memorial Day, Stonewood Ale House invites Schaumburg and the rest of the suburbs to celebrate with BBQ ribs, burgers, and the coldest beer in the ‘burbs. Guests can have a full slab of wood grilled baby back ribs for $13.99 or a full meal of the ribs with fries and coleslaw for $16.99. The deal is available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for both dine-in and take-out. If ribs aren’t enough, Stonewood Ale House also offers a variety of wood grilled burgers, made from a blend of sirloin, short rib, chuck, and beef brisket. Guests can wash it all down with a beer chilled to 31.5°F.

 

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. | Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. | Full 70-item menu served until 1 a.m. Sunday – Thursday, 2 a.m. Friday – Saturday.

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CHICAGO AREA LENT SPECIALS

This Easter season, Chicago restaurants will offer a variety of specials, including seafood and vegetarian options available on Fridays during Lent. This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, March 5 and runs through Easter on Sunday, April 20.

Featured dishes from restaurants include:

 

AMERICAN JUNKIE CHICAGO

15 Illinois St. | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.239.0995 |

www.americanjunkiechi.com

 

Crab Cakes, $15

Cherry Tomatoes, Greens, Dijon-Caper Sauce

Mushroom Risotto, $14

Wild mushrooms, shrimp, asparagus, tomato sauce

 

Walleye Pike, $19

Mushrooms, roasted potatoes, spinach, cashew vinaigrette

 

HOURS: Monday- Tuesday: 4 p.m.- 12 a.m. | Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Thursday-Friday: 11 a.m.- 2

a.m. | Saturday: 11 a.m.- 3 a.m. | Sunday: 11:00 a.m.- 12 a.m.

 

 

BLUE DOOR FARM STAND  

843 West Armitage Ave | Chicago, IL 60614 | 773.935.2583 | www.bluedoorfarmstand.com/

 

Harvest Couscous Salad, $10

Herbed Israeli Couscous, Slivered Almonds, Dried Cranberries, Apple, Mixed Greens, Apple Cider Vinaigrette

 

Grown Up Grilled Cheese, $8

Gruyere, Havarti, Baby Swiss, Tomatoes, Basil and Rosemary Honey on Multigrain Bread

 

French Tuna Salad, $10

Red Pepper, Artichoke Hearts, Green Beans, Red Onion and Basil on Seven Grain Hoagie

 

HOURS:

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

BRASSERIE by LM

800 S. Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.431.1788 |

www.BrasseriebyLM.com

 

Croque Salmon, $11

Smoked salmon, herbs, bechamel, and Dijon mustard served with brasserie potatoes

 

Pasta Arrabiatta, $13

Spicy Tomato Sauce, Parmesan, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Vegetable Gratinee, $14

Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Eggplant, Tomato, Parmesan and Roasted Pepper Couli

 

HOURS: Sunday – Saturday: 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

 

 

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE

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

 

Sushi Grade Yellowfin Tuna, $37

Sesame crusted with pickled mango, bermuda onion and crystallized wasabi

 

Great Lakes Whitefish, $23

Panko Horseradish Crust with Buerre Blanc

 

Chilean Sea Bass, $42

Miso Glaze, Yuzu Sauce and Sauteed Bok Choy

 

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 

 

CHICAGO q

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

 

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

 

Vegetable Risotto
Brussel Sprouts, Button Mushrooms, Shallots, Oven-dried tomatoes and Parmesan

Weekly Seafood Special- Available on Fridays throughout Lent

 

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 

 

CLARK STREET DOG AND BAR

3040 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.281.6690|

www.clarkstdog.com

 

Pepper and Egg Sandwich, $5.59

Three eggs with red, yellow and orange sweet peppers topped with mozzarella cheese and served on a grilled Italian roll

Available Fridays during Lent ONLY

 

Veggie Dog, $3.29

 

Greek Salad, $5.69

Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, crisp cucumber, onions, green peppers, feta cheese and Kalamata olives

 

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 9 – 3 a.m. | Friday – Sunday: 10 – 4 a.m.

 

 

FIORENTINO’S CUCINA ITALIANA

2901 N. Ashland Ave.| Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.244.3026 |

www.fiorentinoscucina.com/

 

Polpo Alla Griglia, $11.99

Grilled baby octopus marinated in roasted garlic lemon & olive oil vinaigrette dressing

 

Fiorentino’s Signature Pasta Fettuccine Mirabella, $26

Black pasta ribbons in a light alfredo sauce adorned with asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, sweet roasted peppers & your choice of shrimp or scallops or both

 

Eggplant Parmigiana, $17.95

Layers of eggplant, baked in tomato sauce & melted mozzarella cheese

 

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday & Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Sunday: 5 p.m. -

9 p.m.

 

 

GO ROMA

848 N. State Street | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312. 252. 9946 |

www.goroma.net

Other Locations in Bolingbrook, Lincolnshire and Northbrook. For hours and addresses, visit

www.goroma.net

 

Pomodoro, $6.79

Bowtie pasta with roma tomatoe and white wine simmered with fresh garlic and basil

 

Garlic Shrimp, $9.29

Linguine, sauteed gulf shrimp, broccoli and roma tomatoes in a white wine sauce

 

Tilapia Piccata, $9.79

Sustainably farm-raised tilapia filet sauteed with hand-pressed garlic, lemon and capers in a white wine sauce white and sauteed fresh spinach on the side

 

CHICAGO LOCATION HOURS:

Mon-Thurs, 11 AM – 9 PM | Fri, 11 AM – 10 PM | Sat, 11:30 AM – 10 PM | Sun, 11:30 AM – 9 PM

 

 

THE LOCAL CHICAGO

198 E Delaware Place | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.280.8887 |

www.thelocalchicago.com

 

 

Scottish Salmon Reuben

1000 island, Swiss, Sauerkraut on marble rye with potato chips

 

Pan Seared Diver Sea Scallops

Butternut squash risotto, brown butter and fried sage

 

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

With tartar sauce, malt vinegar and hand-cut French fries

 

HOURS: Sunday – Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 

 

MACKU SIGNATURE

2925 N. Halsted St | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.360.8816

MACKU SUSHI

2239 N. Clybourn Ave. | Chicago, IL 60614 | 773.880.8012

 

Sweet Potato Soup, $8

Lobster broth, puréed sweet potato, black tiger shrimp, chives

 

Cod, $15

Panko black cod, shrimp, slivered almonds, baby bok choy, seasonal berries, chocolate miso

 

Unagi Don, $16

Crispy freshwater eel, avocado, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, balsamic reduction

 

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m | Friday & Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Sunday:

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m | Friday & Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Sunday:

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

 

NANDO MILANO TRATTORIA

2114 W Division Street | Chicago, IL 60622 | 773.486.2636

 

 

Polenta Ghiotta, $12

Organic crispy polenta, topped with seasonal mushroom, cheese fondue in a creamy porcini sauce

 

Gnocchi Di Patate Alla Sorrentina, $16

House made gnocchi with peeled baked tomatoes in an organic pesto sauce

 

Risotto Al Funghi Porcini E Olio Di Tartufo, $22

Risotto with Italian porcini mushrooms drizzled with organic white truffle oil

 

*vegetarian options available upon request

 

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m | Friday & Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Sunday:

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

TROQUET RAVENSWOOD

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

 

L’Orge, $8

Barley, Arugula, Dates, Candied Pecans, Sweet and Spicy Rhubarb and Lemon Vinaigrette

 

Croque Vegetable, $9

Spinach, Brie and Caramelized Onion

 

Whitefish, $13

 

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday & Saturday: 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.

 

 

TROQUET RIVER NORTH

111 W Huron St | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.202.9900 | www.troquetrivernorth.com

Mussels in Papilote, $9

With fresh thyme, olive oil and lemon

 

Seared Ahi Tuna, $10

With Sarawak Pepper Crust, Spinach, Arugula and Red Currant Vinaigrette

 

Fresh Homemade Fettucini

With eggplant, basil and parmesan, $12

 

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Friday & Saturday: 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.

 

WEATHER MARK TAVERN

1503 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.588.0230 |

 

All-You-Can-Eat Fish and Chips, $9.95 per person

Cruzan Rum battered fish, steak fries, red cabbage, homemade tartar

 

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM-2:00 AM | Saturday: 10:30 AM-3:00 AM | Sunday:

10:30 AM-12:00 AM

 

BARBAKOA

1341 Butterfield Road | Downers Grove, IL 60614 | 630.852.2333 |

www.barbakoa.com

 

Ceviches, Single for $9 / Pair for $17 / Trio for $24

Peruvian style and served with plantain chips and homemade crackers.

 

Shrimp

Shrimp from the Mexican gulf, passion fruit leche de tigre, morita chile, agave nectar, and sweet potato

 

Tuna

Ahí tuna, cilantro, Serrano broth, avocado, red onion, and grilled pineapple

 

Amarillo Mixto

Shrimp, octopus, yellow aji, red onion, and toasted Peruvian corn

 

BAR HOURS: Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday 11:30 a.m.

- 1 a.m. | Saturday 11:00 a.m.  – 1 a.m.

 

RESTAURANT HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m.

- 3 p.m. | Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday – Saturday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

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BARBAKOA ANNOUNCES ITS LATIN SERIES

Starting February 19, the modern Latin hotspot, Barbakoa, will kick-off its Latin Series with a Brazil cooking class. The Latin Series takes place from February through April, offering guests the opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage of Central and South America through cooking class demonstrations and multi-course dinners. The first cooking class features guest Chef Cristiane Pereira, the owner of Taste of Brazil and a Sao Paulo native in conjunction with Barbakoa’s Executive Chef Dudley Nieto. Participants can expect to learn how to cook authentic Brazilian cuisine, as well as receive recipes, an unforgettable experience, and more.

Each cooking class and gourmet dinner takes place on select Wednesdays at 6 p.m., with the Brazil dinner taking place on February 26. While February is Brazil, the Argentina events take place in March and the Peru events are in April. Each dinner costs $49 per person and each cooking class costs $35 per person.

Advanced tickets are required and space is limited. Individual tickets are available by calling 630-852-2333.

WHERE:       BARBAKOA

1341 Butterfield Road

Downers Grove, IL 60514

630.852.2333

 

WHEN:          Brazil Cooking Class, February 19 at 6 p.m.

Brazil Prix Fixe Dinner, February 26 at 6 p.m.

Argentina Cooking Class, March 12 at 6 p.m.

Argentina Prix Fixe Dinner, March 19 at 6 p.m.

Peru Cooking Class, April 16 at 6 p.m.

Peru Prix Fixe Dinner, April 23 at 6 p.m.

 

COST:            Cooking Class: $35 per person per class (not including tax/gratuity)                                          Dinner: $49 per person per dinner (not including tax/gratuity)

 

BAR HOURS:

Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday 11:00 a.m.  – 2 a.m.

RESTAURANT HOURS:

Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday – Saturday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

About Barbakoa

Barbakoa is a modern Latin bistro that brings casual fine dining with an urban vibe to the Western suburbs. The concept is the result of a partnership between Jerry Kleiner and the Buonavolanto family, who recruited award-winning Chef Dudley Nieto and Mixologist Adam Seger. The restaurant is a modern interpretation of Latin cooking with roots in Central and South America, and the Spanish Caribbean, and enriched by many European influences. Just like Latin culture, Barbakoa’s menu and featured regions are continually evolving. Exquisite cuisine and authentic cocktails meet in Barbakoa’s inviting, upbeat atmosphere featuring a lively bar at the epicenter of several distinctive and colorful dining spaces.

   

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BARBAKOA “I LOVE LUCY” THEMED VALENTINE’S DAY

This Valentine’s Day, Barbakoa will put a new twist on celebrating the romantic holiday with their take on “I Love Lucy”. Guests can expect gourmet modern Latin cuisine, influenced by traditional food from Mexico to Brazil, Argentina to Peru, while serenaded by a live bongo player channeling the Ricky Ricardo Orchestra. Also at the suburban hotspot, episodes of “I Love Lucy” will light up the TV’s as guests enjoy Chef Dudley Nieto’s Cuatro Tasting menu for $39 per person or the dessert special. The dessert special for the evening is a white chocolate sphere filled with raspberry chocolate sauce, and garnished with red velvet crumbs and fresh raspberries. The full menu will be available as well. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 630-852-2333 or by going to barbakoa.com.

WHERE:       BARBAKOA

1341 Butterfield Road

Downers Grove, IL 60514

630.852.2333

 

WHEN:          February 14, 2014

      

BAR HOURS:

Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. | Saturday 11:00 a.m.  – 1 a.m.

RESTAURANT HOURS:

Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday – Saturday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

About Barbakoa

Barbakoa is a modern Latin bistro that brings casual fine dining with an urban vibe to the Western suburbs. The concept is the result of a partnership between Jerry Kleiner and the Buonavolanto family, who recruited award-winning Chef Dudley Nieto and Mixologist Adam Seger. The restaurant is a modern interpretation of Latin cooking with roots in Central and South America, and the Spanish Caribbean, and enriched by many European influences. Just like Latin culture, Barbakoa’s menu and featured regions are continually evolving. Exquisite cuisine and authentic cocktails meet in Barbakoa’s inviting, upbeat atmosphere featuring a lively bar at the epicenter of several distinctive and colorful dining spaces.

 

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CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK 2014 PARTICIPANTS

This January, diners are invited to enjoy the seventh annual Chicago Restaurant Week, with over 200 participating restaurants throughout the city. Restaurants will offer special prix-fixe meals including lunch, dinner or both, depending on the restaurant’s preference.  For details, visit http://www.choosechicago.com.

During Restaurant Week, some of the city’s most notable chefs will offer their menus at a discount, and guests will have an opportunity to taste dishes created by Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen of Chicago q, Managing Chef Partner Martial Noguier of LM Restaurant Group, and Macku Sushi and Macku Signature’s Macku Chan, among others.

Participating restaurants include: American Junkie, Barbakoa, Brasserie by LM, Carlucci, Chicago q, Fiorentino’s Cucina Italiana, The Grid, Macku Signature, Macku Sushi, Nouveau Tavern, The Odyssey, Porkchop, Troquet Ravenswood and Troquet River North.

Sample Menus Below.

 

WHEN:          Friday, January 24 – Thursday, February 6, 2014

 

COST:            Prix-Fixe Meals

$22 Lunch

$33/$44 Dinner

AMERICAN JUNKIE CHICAGO

15 Illinois St. | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.239.0995 | www.americanjunkiechi.com

 

Restaurant Week Lunch Menu, $22 per person

 

APPETIZER, choice of:

Chicken and Wild Rice SOup

 

Crisp Phyllo Shrimp

 

Mushroom Risotto

 

ENTREE, choice of:

Duque Burger with Side

 

Cedar Plank Salmon

 

DESSERT, choice of:

Chocolate Cake

 

Mango Cheesecake

 

Restaurant Week Dinner Menu, $33 per person

 

APPETIZER, choice of:

Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Salad

 

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

 

Butternut Squash Ravioli

 

ENTREE, choice of:

Crispy Cauliflower

 

Amish Chicken Breast

 

Berkshire Porkchop

 

Cedar Plank Salmon

 

DESSERT, choice of:

Chocolate Cake

 

Mango Cheesecake

 

HOURS: Monday- Tuesday: 4 p.m.- 12 a.m. | Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Thursday-Friday: 11 a.m.- 2 a.m. | Saturday: 11 a.m.- 3 a.m. | Sunday: 11:00 a.m.- 12 a.m.

 

 

BARBAKOA

1341 Butterfield Road | Downers Grove, IL 60614 | 630.852.2333 | www.barbakoa.com

 

Restaurant Week Dinner Menu, $33 per person

 

GUACAMOLE, choice of:

Traditional

pico de gallo, jalapeño, onion, lime, cilantro

 

Pina

habanero, lime, organic cucumber, corn

 

Chicharon

chipotle, jicama, garlic, crispy pork

 

CEVICHE choice of:

Shrimp

shrimp from the Mexican gulf, passion fruit leche de tigre, morita chile, agave nectar, sweet potato

 

King Fish

pomelo, aji panca leche de tigre, garlic, organic jicama, red onion, choclo

 

Tuna

ahi tuna, cilantro, Serrano broth, avocado, red onion, grilled pineapple

 

Amarillo Mixto

shrimp, octopus, yellow aji, red onion, toasted Peruvian corn

 

TAQUERIA choose one per person

Baja

catch of the day in Negra Modelo beer batter, chipotle coleslaw, radishes, cilantro

 

Camaron

Mexican shrimp, Asian slaw, coconut, ginger, habanero salsa

Pastor

slow roasted pork, pineapple, morita salsa

 

Short Rib Barbakoa

ancho-guajillo chiles, mezcal, Serrano fresco salsa

 

Hongos

corn mushroom, shiitake, Oaxacan cheese, fire-roasted poblanos

 

Pollo

roasted Amish chicken, grilled tomato, onion, smoky homemade morita

 

Barbakoa Carne Asada

skirt steak, chorizo, guacasalsa, asadero cheese, onions

 

Pancita

organic pork belly, red spicy onion relish, arbol salsa

 

Pescado Al Pastor

Californian halibut, ancho adobo, orange, onion, cilantro, salsa de morita-tomatillo

 

PARA ACOMPANAR choose one per person

White rice, fresco cheese, epazote

 

Rancho gordo zape beans, bacon, chorizo

 

Mexican cole slaw, chipotle aioli

 

Corn in season, cotija queso, piquin chile

 

Double baked potato, Serrano ham

 

Sushito peppers or pickled vegetables

 

Grilled Brussels sprout, manchego cheese, pork belly

 

POSTRE choose one per person

Flan

 

Banana tres leches cake

 

BAR HOURS: Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. | Saturday 11:00 a.m.  – 1 a.m.

 

RESTAURANT HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday – Saturday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

 

 

BRASSERIE by LM

800 S. Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.431.1788 | www.BrasseriebyLM.com

 

Restaurant Week Menu, $33 per person

 

APPETIZER, choice of:

Frisee Salad
pomegranate, seven minute egg

 

Roasted Local Beet Salad

Capriole goat cheese, pistachios

 

Celery Root Veloute

truffle oil, creme fraiche

 

ENTREE, choice of:

Poisson au Jour

local carrot curry puree, preserved lemon

 

Amish Chicken Breast

pomme puree, thyme jus

 

Homemade Fettuccine

piperade, nicoise olives

 

DESSERT, choice of:

Flourless Chocolate Ganache Cake

raspberry coulis

 

Tarte au Citron

almond guimauve

 

HOURS: Sunday – Saturday: 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

 

Carlucci

1801 Butterfield Rd. | Downers Grove, IL 60515 | 630.512.0990 | www.carluccirestaurant.com

 

Restaurant Week Lunch Menu, $22 per person (excluding drinks, tax, and gratuity)

Available 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

ANTIPASTI, choice of:

Formaggio Con Prosciutto

 

Bocci Balls Arancini

 

Pizzette con Funghi

 

Zucchini Fritti

 

INSALATE, choice of:

Insalata Della Casa

 

Caesar Alla Griglia

 

Mezzaluna

 

Zuppa Del Giorno

 

PIATTI DELLA CASA, choice of:

Pollo Alla Parmigiana

 

Porchetta

 

Linguini Bobonato

 

Saltimbocca Burger

 

DOLCI, choice of:

Tiramisu

 

Cannoli Alla Siciliana

 

Panna Cotta

 

Gelato

 

Restaurant Week Dinner Menu, $33 per person (excluding drinks, tax, and gratuity)

Available 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

ANTIPASTI, choice of:

Burrata Con Marmellata

 

Formaggio Con Prosciutto

 

Zucchini Fritti

 

Cast Iron Shrimp

 

INSALATE, choice of:

Insalata Della Casa

 

Caesar Alla Griglia

 

Mezzaluna

 

Zuppa Del Giorno

 

PIATTI DELLA CASA, choice of:

Pollo Picatta

 

Porchetta

 

Linguini Bobonato

 

Eggplant Parmesan

 

DOLCI, choice of:

Tiramisu

 

Cannoli Alla Siciliana

 

Panna Cotta

 

Torta Di Cioccolata

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Saturday: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Sunday: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

 

 

CHICAGO q

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

 

Restaurant Week Lunch Menu, $22 per person

 

APPETIZER, choice of:

Smoked Dry-Rubbed Wings

 

House Bacon Cheddar Hush Puppies

 

Caesar, House Bacon, Poblano Croutons

 

ENTREE, choice of:

comes with choice of cornbread, coleslaw or fries

 

Pulled Pork Shoulder

 

Sliced Kobe Brisket

 

Half Slab of St. Louis or Baby Back Ribs

 

DESSERT, choice of:

Carrot Cake

 

Homemade Assorted Cookies

 

 

Restaurant Week Dinner Menu, $33 per person

 

APPETIZER , choice of:

House Bacon Cheddar Hush Puppies

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

 

Smoked Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salad

 

ENTREE, choice of:

comes with choice of cornbread, coleslaw or fries

 

Sliced Kobe Brisket

 

Full Slab of St. Louis or Baby Back Ribs

 

Pulled Pork Shoulder

 

DESSERT, choice of:

Carrot Cake

 

Homemade Assorted Cookies

 

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

ODYSSEY CRUISES

Reservations required | 866.305.2469 |  www.odyssey.com

Odyssey Restaurant Week Cruises

Saturday, January 25 and Saturday, February 1

Board: 6 p.m., Cruise: 7 – 10 p.m.

$44 per person, excluding tax

 

MENU

 

Appetizer:

Hearts of Palm Salad

Hearts of Palm with assorted vegetables and greens with a citrus vinaigrette

 

Entree, choice of:

Served with local market vegetable bunder and cheddar mashed potato

 

Chicken

Herb-Marinated Chicken Breast with garlic, sage, rosemary and citrus

 

Short Ribs

With Horseradish Crust and Balsamic Reduction

 

Vegetable Tower

Spinach and tomato crisp, roasted vegetable ragout and white bean puree in a light curry sauce

 

DESERT

Selection of Mini Pastry Cups and Fresh Fruit

 

 

 

FIORENTINO’S CUCINA ITALIANA

2901 N. Ashland Ave.| Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.244.3026 |www.fiorentinoscucina.com/

 

Restaurant Week Menu, $33 per person

PRIMI

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

 

Caesare

Classic caesar salad with our housemade dressing

Insalata semplice

Mixed baby greens, cherry tomatoes, carrot, red onion and kalamata olives with creamy balsmic bleu cheese vinaigrette

SECONDI

Vitello Scallopini

Tender Veal cutlets and mushrooms sauteed in white wine with a touch of tomato sauce, with fettuccini

Pollo Amalfi

Chicken breast sauteed with artichoke hearts & sun dried tomatoes in a white wine sauce

Tilapia Piccata Limone

Tilapia filets sauteed in a tangy caper, white wine, lemon butter sauce

Portobello Ravioli

Portobello ravioli in a porcini and portobello brandy cream sauce

Linguini Frutti di Mare

Medley of shrimp, mussels, clams, & calamari in a rich tomato broth

Rigatoni alla Boscaiola

Sweet Italian sausage, fresh mushrooms in a light tomato cream herb sauce

DOLCE

Cannoli Dream

A deconstructed canolli

Housemade Tiramisu

 

Hazelnut Gelato with Kahlua and dark chocolate

 

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday & Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Sunday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 

 

TROQUET RAVENSWOOD

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

 

Restaurant Week Menu, $33 per person

 

APPETIZER, choice of:

Tartiflette

served with baguette

 

Chaudree of Seafood

herbed crouton

 

Crispy Black Pepper Phyllo

roasted squash, black kale, smoked apple butter

 

ENTREE, choice of:

Beef Bourguignon

mashed potatoes

 

Parmentier of Grimaud Duck

seasonal root vegetables

 

Salmon en Croute

mushrooms, leeks, spinach and house salad

 

Homemade Fettuccine

mushrooms, leeks, spinach

 

DESSERT, choice of:

Beignets chamomile

crème anglaise

 

Chocolate and Almond Butter Tart

orange marmalade and whipped cream

 

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday & Saturday: 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.

 

TROQUET RIVER NORTH

111 W Huron St | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.202.9900 | www.lmrestaurant.com

 

Restaurant Week Menu, $33 per person   

ENTREES, choice of:

Veloute de potiron

Butter squash veloute, creme fraice, beurre noisette

 

Remoulade de celeri rave

Celery root remoulade, granny smith apple, toasted country bread

 

Rillettes de Saumon Maison

Housemade rillettes of salmon, fresh herbs, baguette

 

PLAT DE RESISTANCE, choice of:

Thon Blanc a la Plancha

Albacore tuna, local carrot and fennel puree, star anise emulsion

 

Poitrine de Cochon au Jus

Roasted Pork Belly, homemade mashed potato, country mustard

 

Fricassee de Champignons

Ragout of Seasonal Mushrooms, shallots, chive, farm egg yolk

 

DESSERTS, choice of:

Baba au rhum et creme Chantilly

 

Moelleux au chocolat et creme anglaise vanille

 

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Friday & Saturday: 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.

 

NOUVEAU TAVERN

358 W Ontario St | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.915.4100 | www.lmrestaurant.com

APPETIZER, choice of:

Creole Shrimp Cocktail

3 Spiced Shrimp, Voodoo Cocktail Sauce, Lemon, Micro Celery

 

Chicken Gumbo

Chicken Andouille, Sweet Bell Peppers, Okra, Tomato, Tender Pulled Chicken, over Cajun Rice

 

Caesar Salad

Crisp Romaine tossed with Home-made Caesar Dressing, Brioche Croutons, and Shaved Parmesan

  

ENTREE, choice of:

Chicken Etouffe

Chicken and Cajun Rice Smothered with Sweet Bell Peppers, Onions, Celery, and Chicken Andouille in Gravy

 

Blackened Catfish

Sweet Potato Puree, Brussels Sprout Leaves, Capers, Lemon and Maple Brown Butter Vinaigrette

 

Shrimp and Grits

Sautéed Shrimp with Chicken Andouille Sausage, Brussels Sprouts, Shallots, and Tomato Confit served over Creamy Stone Ground Grits

  

DESSERT, choice of:

Apple Cobbler

Tender Baked Apples topped with Buttermilk Biscuit Crumb Crust

 

Banana Foster’s Bread Pudding 

Topped with Sautéed Bananas in Brown Sugar Rum Sauce

 

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