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BLUE DOOR FARM STAND EASTER BASKETS STUFFERS

Blue Door Farm Stand, Lincoln Park’s farm-to-table café and artisan market, is the perfect venue for Easter Basket stuffers. All the items are carefully curated gifts from families and craftspeople across the United States and include gourmet foods, picnic baskets and hand-made gifts.

 

Blue Door Farm Stand General Manager and Curator, Olivia Zaski, has hand selected a few items perfect for the spring holiday. Her selections include:

  • Z Confections Salted Caramel Corn
  • Katherine Anne Confections Rosemary Sea Salt Caramels
  • Katherine Anne Confections Sea Salt Marshmallows
  • Rare Bird Meyer Lemon Curd
  • Quince and Apple Honey Lemon Syrup
  • Fishs Eddy Ceramic Egg Crate
  • Fishs Eddy Vintage Floral Juice Glasses

 

In addition, Blue Door Farm Stand reminds Chicagoans of their catering options, perfect for any family gathering. Items available include sandwiches, salads, soups, large platters and sides, and desserts including Chef Justin Ferguson’s signature Carrot Cake. For more information or to place an order, contact Stephanie atstephanie@ideologyentertainment.com.

 

WHERE:       Blue Door Farm Stand

843 West Armitage Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

773.935.2583

http://bluedoorfarmstand.com/

 

HOURS:         Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

About Ideology Entertainment Group

Ideology Entertainment Group owns and operate a unique collection of inspired dining destinations including Chicago q, Blue Door Farm Stand and four other Gold Coast projects opening within the next year. The group specializes in crafting unique experiences, offering an engaging escape from the everyday with innovated design alongside familiar comforts, local character and attentive service. Their goal is to offer distinct, fulfilling and memorable experiences.

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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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COMING SOON: Blue Door Farm Stand

Opening October 2013 in the heart of Lincoln Park, Blue Door Farm Stand will be an original concept from Ideology Entertainment Group that combines a café and retail shop offering directly sourced, farm-to-table menu items and carefully curated gifts.

The café will feature fresh, locally sourced seasonal food and drinks and serve Intelligentsia coffee and Mighty Leaf tea. There will be Norwalk Cold Pressed Juices for the ultimate in flavor and nutrition. A majority of the food will be sourced from local farms and farmers’ markets as well as from the restaurant’s namesake, Blue Door Farm, once Oprah’s Indiana property. Customers can enjoy the farm-to-table menu in the farmhouse-style space, or take advantage of carefully prepared and delicious to-go services. In addition, guests can choose from a range of menu items including seasonal morning pastries, gourmet small plates, soups, salads, and sandwiches, as well as small batch and sustainable wines and craft beers. The café menu, featured on chalkboards will be constantly changing, is a nod to simpler times when seasons dictated what was on the table.

In addition, as part of Lincoln Park’s notorious shopping neighborhood, Blue Door Farm Stand’s artisanal market will offer carefully curated gifts from families and craftspeople across the United States. Gourmet foods, wines, picnic baskets and hand-made gifts will among the items for sale.

Blue Door Farm Stand is a 2,000 square foot facility with seating for 40 people. The café will take on an ultra local focus, embedded in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The comfortable space will be located Armitage Avenue in between Intermix and Bonobos. The modern farmhouse design elements mix natural woods with early 20th century America and contemporary influences. It is warm, comfortable space, and is welcoming with a simple elegance.

Blue Door Farm Stand will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Blue Door Farm Stand

843 West Armitage Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

773.935.2583

http://bluedoorfarmstand.com/

 

 

HOURS:

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

About Ideology Entertainment Group

Ideology Entertain Group owns and operates a unique collection of inspired dining destinations including Chicago q, Blue Door Farm Stand and five other Gold Coast projects opening within the next year. The group specializes in crafting unique experiences, offering an engaging escape from the everyday with innovated design alongside familiar comforts, local character and attentive service. Their goal is to offer distinct, fulfilling and memorable experiences.

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