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CHICAGO’S INAUGURAL MAC & CHEESE FEST KITTY O’SHEAS TAKES HOME THE GOLDEN NOODLE OCTOBER 4TH

Monday, October 6th- To celebrate National Noodle Day, Mac & Cheese Fest is pleased to share the inaugural Mac & Cheese Fest held Saturday, October 4 at the UIC Forum was a smashing success with over 2,000 guests in attendance. Kitty O’Sheas took home the Golden Noodle with their dish: Chicago Mix Mac & Cheese Wisconsin cheddar mac, short rib, corn bread, Tabasco onions, salted caramel drizzle.

 

 

Event owners & producers: Cece Gonzales, Melinda Joseph and Ozzie Meza will be donating $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, the selected event charity beneficiary in addition to the raffle they hosted on-site during the event.

 

Mac & Cheese Fest was a celebration of the dish! Each restaurant featured a mind-blowing variety of macaroni and cheese.  50 restaurants competed for the Golden Noodle award based on; taste, texture and creativity judged by the below noteworthy foodies in addition to the people’s choice. Each guest received a voting ballot upon arriving and votes were tallied live during the event.

  • Evan Topel, Corporate Executive Chef Emmi Roth
  • John Abels, Lead Culinary Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu
  • Rochelle Trotter, Entrepreneur, Culinary, Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach, TV Personality, Public Speaker
  • Sarah Grueneberg, Owner/Chef and Top Chef Finalist
  • Wilbert Jones, President The Wilbert Jones Company, Inc. Author, Food Product Developer, Marketing Consultant & Lecturer

The date for 2015 will be announced this fall on the event websitewww.macandcheesechicago.com with the release of the photos and video from the event.

 

Participating Restaurants Included:

 

10 Pin Chicago, 676 Restaurant and Bar, American Junkie, Bar Pastoral, Barn & Company, Big G’s Pizza, Black Rock Pub & Kitchen, Blackfinn Ameripub, Blue Star Bistro + Wine Bar, BourBonQue, Buzz Burgers & Beer, Carlucci Restaurant & Bar, Carnivale , Chi-Town Eatery, Chicago Q, Connie’s Pizza, Creative Conecepts, Crio Bar & Restaurant, deca Restaurant + Bar, ESTATE Ultra Bar, Famous Dave’s, Farmhouse Tavern, Fatso’s Last Stand, Fiesta Mexicana Restaurants , Five Star Bar, Grange Hall Burger Bar, Halsted’s Bar + Grill, Jake Melnick’s, JP Burkes Patio & Tap, Kitty O’Sheas

May St Café, Meat, Municipal Bar, Noodles & Company, Orso’s Restaurant , Park Tavern, Puffs of Doom, Real Comfort American Kitchen, Rockit Bar & Grill, RoSal’s

Rudy’s Bar and Grille, Schubas’ Harmony Grill, South Water Kitchen, Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap, State Restaurant, Table Fifty-Two, The Kerryman Bar & Restaurant, The Southern, Ugly Mug Café, Via Carducci Restaurants AND Viand Chicago

 

About Ronald McDonald House Charities®of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI): 
 
RMHC-CNI is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing a ‘home away from home’ while their child is being treated in the hospital.  Every night, up to 140 families heal together because of the comfort, compassion and community at four area Ronald McDonald Houses® and Ronald McDonald Family Room®.  Annually 40,000 nights are provided where RMHC-CNI families are able to stay close to their child, helping them to heal faster and saving them over $7 million in hotel costs.  We are located near Advocate Children’s Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago,Edward Hospital in Naperville and the Cadence Health – Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) Campus in Winfield which will open in 2015.  For more information visit www.RonaldHouseChicago.org.  Stay connected – FacebookTwitter,YouTubeInstagram.  

 

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FIRST ANNUAL MAC & CHEESE FEST 50 RESTAURANTS COMPETING FOR THE GOLDEN NOODLE

Saturday, October 4 at the UIC Forum, Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana

Cece & Melinda with Raymi Productions are pleased to announce the first annual Mac & Cheese Fest to be held on Saturday, October 4 at the UIC Forum from 12-3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.
“Mac & Cheese Fest is a celebration of the dish! With roots dating back to the 14th

century, recipes that span continents to entice aficionados galore, the Festival is a time to explore every variety of this beloved food,” says Cece Gonzales, President of Cece & Melinda of Raymi Productions. The event will feature a mind-blowing variety of macaroni and cheese entrees, appetizers and sides served with craft beers, wine and soft drinks.

Mac & Cheese Fest will feature approximately 50 Chicago chefs featuring their versions of Mac and Cheese, inspired from cultures, family traditions and their restaurant’smenu. Chefs will be asked to use any kind of pasta with any type of cheese as the primary ingredients. One lucky chef, recognized by attendees and a panel of foodies, will take home “The Golden Noodle.” Some of the dishes to be served include; Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese, Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese, White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Chipotle Truffle Chorizo Mac & Cheese to name a few!

 

Participating Restaurants Include:

 

10 Pin Chicago, 676 Restaurant and Bar, American Junkie, Bar Pastoral, Barn & Company, Big G’s Pizza, Black Rock Pub & Kitchen, Blackfinn Ameripub, Blue Star Bistro + Wine Bar, BourBonQue, Buzz Burgers & Beer, Carlucci Restaurant & Bar, Carnivale , Chi-Town Eatery, Chicago Q, Connie’s Pizza, Creative Concepts, Crio Bar & Restaurant, deca Restaurant + Bar, ESTATE Ultra Bar, Famous Dave’s, Farmhouse Tavern, Fatso’s Last Stand, Fiesta Mexicana Restaurants , Five Star Bar, Grange Hall Burger Bar, Halsted’s Bar + Grill, Jake Melnick’s, JP Burkes Patio & Tap, Kitty O’Sheas May St Café, Meat, Municipal Bar, Noodles & Company, Orso’s Restaurant , Park Tavern, Puffs of Doom, Real Comfort American Kitchen, Rockit Bar & Grill, RoSal’s Rudy’s Bar and Grille, Schubas’ Harmony Grill, South Water Kitchen, Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap, State Restaurant, Table Fifty-Two, The Kerryman Bar & Restaurant, The Southern, Ugly Mug Café, Via Carducci Restaurants AND Viand Chicago

Tickets will be available through TicketMaster September 1 for $50. Entry includes all you can taste from the participating restaurants and 5 drink tickets for craft beer, red and white wines and spirits.

 

For more information, visit www.macandcheesechicago.com or contactMelinda@raymiproductions.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Cece Gonzales atcece@raymiproductions.com.

 

 

WHERE:       UIC Forum

725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60607

www.macandcheesechicago.com

@macandcheesefst

www.facebook.com/macandcheesefest

 

About Ronald McDonald House Charities®of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI): 

 

RMHC-CNI is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing a ‘home away from home’ while their child is being treated in the hospital.  Every night, up to 140 families heal together because of the comfort, compassion and community at four area Ronald McDonald Houses® and Ronald McDonald Family Room®.  Annually 40,000 nights are provided where RMHC-CNI families are able to stay close to their child, helping them to heal faster and saving them over $7 million in hotel costs.  We are located near Advocate Children’s Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago,Edward Hospital in Naperville and the Cadence Health – Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) Campus in Winfield which will open in 2015.  For more information visit www.RonaldHouseChicago.org.  Stay connected – FacebookTwitter,YouTubeInstagram.  

 

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NATIONAL TOMATO MONTH-AUGUST 2013

CITY EVENTS

BAD DOG TAVERN

4535 N. Lincoln Avenue | Chicago, IL 60625 | 773.334.4040 | www.baddogtavern.com

Bad Dog Tavern $5 Bloody Marys
August 1-31
$5

Guests that visit Bad Dog Tavern this August can celebrate tomato season and enjoy $5 Bloody Marys available every Saturday and Sunday. Guests can indulge in weekend brunch specials from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on one of the largest patio spaces in the city that seats nearly 125 people and is dog friendly. Photos available upon request.

HOURS: Monday- Thursday: 11 a.m.- 2 a.m. | Friday- Saturday: 11 a.m.- 3 a.m. | Sunday: 11:30 a.m.- 2 a.m.

 

CARNIVALE

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

Carnivale Tomato Month Special
August 1-31
$10
Guests of Carnivale can celebrate National Tomato Month with Carnivale’s Heirloom Tomato Salad. This salad is served with Dunbarton blue cheese, sourdough croutons, rooftop basil and topped off with a bacon balsamic vinaigrette. Photo available upon request.

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Dinner: Monday – Thursday and Sunday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Bar/Lounge: Monday & Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Wednesday  & Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. | Saturday, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. | Sunday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

 

CHICAGO q

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

Chicago q celebrates National Tomato Month
Available Saturday, August 10 through Saturday, August 31
Heirloom Tomato Salad, $8.25

Chicago q, Chicago’s hottest spot for upscale barbecue is the perfect place to indulge in the season’s tomato bounty as Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen turns to fresh and local ingredients to enhance her dishes. 

In celebration of the season, Chicago q will bring back the Heirloom Tomato Salad, $8.25. This dish is prepared with the tomatoes from the weekly Division Street Market. These tomatoes are sliced thinly and served with basil chiffonade, fresh cracked pepper and a honey vinaigrette.

Chef Whippen also incorporates tomatoes in many of her salads including the Baby Greens Salad, $7.25, which is topped with smoked grape tomatoes and cornbread croutons. The tomatoes are smoked for 15 minutes at 225 degrees over Hickory and Applewood in Chicago q’s 1,000-pound Southern Pride smoker (kitchen tours are available upon request).

Chicago q is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

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

 

LM BISTRO

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

 New Tomato Tartine at LM Bistro
Available Now
$9
This summer, LM Gastro Bistro unveils their brunch menu available on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu features two special sections, a cheval, a selection of fork-and-knife, breadless sandwiches, and les tartines, open faced sandwiches.  In honor of Tomato Month, the restaurant will offer a special Tomato Tartine, $9, with heirloom tomatoes, olive oil and garlic. Photos available upon request. 

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

 

MERKLE’S BAR & GRILL

3516 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.244.1025 | www.merkleschicago.com

Merkle’s $5 Bloody Marys
August 1-31
Guests that visit Merkle’s this August will enjoy $5 22 oz stadium cup Bloody Marys available 7 days per week. Perfect for sports fans, foodies, beer geeks or someone looking for a great place to relax, Merkle’s provides constant entertainment for patrons in the area. Ongoing events at Merkle’s include Open Mic Nights for comedians, 100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall Challenge and live sports coverage for a variety of games. Private party options are also available. 

HOURS: Monday- Friday: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. | Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 

PORKCHOP

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

Porkchop Celebrates National Tomato Month
August 1 – August 31
$9 Fried Green Tomato BLT
West Loop’s late-night BBQ spot invites Chicagoans to celebrate National Tomato Month this August by indulging in their famous Fried Green Tomato BLT. Their twist on the classic BLT consists of Texas toast topped with mayo, arugula, bacon and fried green tomato; $9. The bar features daily drink specials and live music every Thursday night at 8 p.m. Photos available upon request.

Daily Drink Specials

Moonshine Monday: $3 Moonshine Shot

Two Dollar Tuesday: $2 Beers & $2 Tacos / $2 Beam Shot

Whiskey Wednesday: Oldies but Goodies: $3 Whiskey Shot (Ol Smoky/Old Granddad/Old Overholt)

Thursday Flights & Bites: Buy a flight get a slider trio for $6

Friday: $5 Beer & Shot (Blatz/Schlitz/PBR & Old Crow)

Saturday: $5 Bloody Marys & Mimosas / $5 Beer & Shot (Blatz/Schlitz/PBR & Old Crow)

Sunday: $5 Bloody Mary & Mimosas / $3 Fighting Cock Shots

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

TROQUET

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

Homegrown Tomatoes at Troquet
Available Now
This Spring, Troquet invested in a small plot at The Montrose Green, a pop-up victory garden, to garden and plant their own vegetables and herbs to be used in the restaurant. This space, which was once unused private and city owned urban space was converted to a community based allotment garden located at 1819 West Montrose Ave.

This month, in honor of National Tomato Month, they have grown juicy cherry tomatoes. Chef de Cuisine Jason Myers has a special appetizer in mind for these and as they ripen he will also incorporate them into daily specials, including the vegetable of the day, soup of the day and quiche of the day. 

In addition to tomatoes, the restaurant is also growing mint, basil, oregano, rosemary, dill, thyme, squash, beets, parsley, green beans and lettuce.

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

 

 

SUBURBAN EVENTS 

PORTER’S PUB

1250 Bowes Creek Boulevard | Elgin, IL 60124 | 847.214.5877 | www.porterspubelgin.com

Porter’s Pub Celebrates National Tomato Month with New Menu Items
August 1 – August 31
Porter’s Pub honors National Tomato Month by featuring two new Caprese themed menu items. Their Caprese salad, also available as a wrap, is made with sliced plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil then topped with extra virgin olive oil; $7.95. Their new Caprese Burger (melted mozzarella, thick sliced plum tomato, and fresh basil on a pretzel roll with parmesan fries; $11.95) is a great vegetarian option. Photos available upon request.

 Customers can enjoy these new tomato-centric dishes on Porter’s outdoor patio overlooking Bowes Creek Golf Course. Penny wine is available every Saturday with the purchase of any entree. 

HOURS: Monday – Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Wednesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 11p.m., kitchen closes at 10 p.m. | Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. , kitchen closes at 10 p.m. | Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., kitchen closes at 8 p.m. Hours subject to change.

CARNIVALE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS: MARGARITAS 101

When life gives you limes, make a margarita! Shake up your summer and get salty with Margaritas 101.Mixologist, Daryl Freeman, will lead this hands-on class featuring two of Carnivale’s signature drinks: the Classic and Seasonal Margarita. Guests will also learn the history of this popular tequila cocktail while enjoying appetizers by Executive Chef Rodolfo Cuadros.

DRINK MENU:

  • Classic Margarita: Espolón tequila, Cointreau, limonada
  • El Camino Margarita: Milagro añejo tequila, Grand Marnier, orange juice, chilies

WHEN:

Wednesday, August 14th @ 6:30 p.m.
COST:

$25 per person

 

TO RESERVE:

Reservations required; call (312) 850-5005 or visit www.carnivalchicago.com

CARNIVALE

702 West Fulton Market
Chicago IL 60661

312-850-5005

www.carnivalechicago.com

@Carnivale312

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Lunch

Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dinner

Sunday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Bar

Sunday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Tuesday: 11 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Wednesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

 

About Carnivale

Carnivale’s Latin fusion cuisine allows you to explore dishes from Central and South America, Cuba, Spain and the Caribbean. Featuring energetic colors, glamour, photography and wild design, Carnivale engages all of the senses with global flavors, Latin music and luxurious comfort. Relax with a muddled cocktail, a snifter of aged tequila or a Spanish wine flight. Carnivale is famous for award-winning mojitos, fresh ceviches and wood-grilled steaks.

Open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner seven nights a week. Join Carnivale for Live Music Wednesday nights 7:30pm-11:00pm and complimentary Latin Dance Classes every Thursday 7:00pm-8:00pm.

CARNIVALE CELEBRATES NATIONAL DAQUIRI DAY

Transport to your favorite tropical destination with Carnivale’s Caribbean themed party in honor of National Daiquiri Day on Friday, July 19th. Try any flavor Daiquiri, available frozen or on-the-rocks, and enjoy complimentary entertainment including: live music, limbo contest, and Cruzan tastings. Guests will also have the chance to win prizes and everyone will walk away with fun swag. Celebration kicks off at 6pm.

 

WHEN:

Friday, July 19th; 6:00pm – 9:00pm

 

COST:

Complimentary; $7 Daiquiri’s on special

 

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED:

Phone: 312-850-5005

 

ONLINE:

http://www.opentable.com/carnivale-reservations-chicago?rid=25459&restref=25459

 

CARNIVALE

702 West Fulton Market

Chicago IL 60661

312-850-5005

www.carnivalechicago.com

@Carnivale312

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Lunch

Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dinner

Sunday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Bar

Sunday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Tuesday: 11 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Wednesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

 

 

About Carnivale

Carnivale’s Latin fusion cuisine allows you to explore dishes from Central and South America, Cuba, Spain and the Caribbean. Featuring energetic colors, glamour, photography and wild design, Carnivale engages all of the senses with global flavors, Latin music and luxurious comfort. Relax with a muddled cocktail, a snifter of aged tequila or a Spanish wine flight. Carnivale is famous for award-winning mojitos, fresh ceviches and wood-grilled steaks.

 

Open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner seven nights a week. Join Carnivale for Live Music Wednesday nights 7:30pm-11:00pm and complimentary Latin Dance Classes every Thursday 7:00pm-8:00pm.

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CARNIVALE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS: CAIPIRINHAS 101

Spice up your summer and become the ultimate party host by earning a degree in entertainment and mixology with Caipirinhas 101. Master Mixologist, Daryl Freeman, will lead this hands-on class featuring two of Carnivale’s signature drinks: the Classic and Strawberry Caipirinha. A mixture of fun and education, guests will also learn the history of this popular Brazilian cocktail while enjoying appetizers by Executive Chef Rodolfo Cuadros.
DRINK MENU:

  • Classic Caipirinha: pitu cachaca, limes and simple syrup
  • Strawberry Caipirinha: Leblon cachaca, limes, Mick Klug Farm strawberries

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, July 17; 6:30 p.m.

COST:

$25 per person

TO RESERVE:

Reservations required; call (312) 850-5005 or visit www.carnivalechicago.com

 

CARNIVALE

702 West Fulton Market
Chicago IL 60661

312-850-5005

www.carnivalechicago.com

@Carnivale312

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Lunch

Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dinner

Sunday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Bar

Sunday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Tuesday: 11 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Wednesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

 

About Carnivale

Carnivale’s Latin fusion cuisine allows you to explore dishes from Central and South America, Cuba, Spain and the Caribbean. Featuring energetic colors, glamour, photography and wild design, Carnivale engages all of the senses with global flavors, Latin music and luxurious comfort. Relax with a muddled cocktail, a snifter of aged tequila or a Spanish wine flight. Carnivale is famous for award-winning mojitos, fresh ceviches and wood-grilled steaks.

 

Open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner seven nights a week. Join Carnivale for Live Music Wednesday nights 7:30pm-11:00pm and complimentary Latin Dance Classes every Thursday 7:00pm-8:00pm.

Fourth of July Fun in Chicago

The Fourth of July is coming up! The weather’s finally getting warmer, and we have some great ideas for patriotic fun in the city.

 

BAD DOG TAVERN

4535 N. Lincoln Avenue | Chicago, IL 60625 | 773.334.4040 | www.baddogtavern.com

Fourth of July Weekend at Bad Dog Tavern

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

Guests who visit Bag Dog Tavern over Fourth of July weekend can enjoy weekend brunch specials from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on one of the largest patio spaces in the city that seats nearly 125 people and is dog friendly. Additionally, patrons can enjoy a new lineup of budget friendly daily specials over the weekend including:

THURSDAY

$15 Domestic buckets

$7 Martinis and signature cocktails

$6 Chicken sandwiches

FRIDAY

All Chicago area brews $4

Half- price appetizers from 9 p.m. to midnight

SATURDAY

$5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas

Half-price appetizers from 9 p.m. to midnight

SUNDAY

$5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas

EVERYDAY

$15 Pitchers of Absolut and any Absolut flavor with lemonade

$4 Jameson shots

CARNIVALE

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

Thursday, July 4

Chicago’s most notable Latin restaurant, Carnivale, will celebrate Independence Day with the Firecracker Margarita, a red, white and blue frozen cocktail ($9.25). Guests can enjoy the Firecracker Margarita on the patio with all new menu items created by recently appointed Executive Chef Rodolfo Cuadros.

Carnivale will be closed for lunch on Thursday, July 4 but will reopen during dinner hours (5 p.m. – 10 p.m.).

CASTAWAYS BAR & GRILL

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

Fourth of July Weekend at Castaways

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

Castaways Bar & Grill on North Avenue Beach, the only venue of its kind in the city, now offers cabanas available for rent daily through Labor Day. The two cabanas are located on the North end of the Castaways upper deck with a capacity of 10 – 12 people (max) each. The cabanas are available for rent from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ($750 F&B minimum), 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. ($750 F&B minimum) or All Day ($1,250 F&B minimum).

 

CITYSCAPE BAR

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

Independence Day Cocktails at Cityscape Bar

Wednesday, July 3 – Sunday, July 7

$8 Specialty Cocktails

Cityscape Bar invites guests to celebrate the Fourth of July with signature cocktails and unmatched views of the Chicago skyline, as Cityscape Bar is located off the 15th floor lobby of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza. Featured cocktails include the following:

Red, White and Blue, $8

Bacardi Razz, Sierra Mist and layers of Grenadine and Blue Curacao served over ice

Sweet Independence Martini, $8

Absolut Vodka, strawberry mix and prosecco

 

DROP

1909 N Lincoln  | Chicago, IL 60614 | www.DropChicago.com

Fourth of July Weekend Events at Drop

Wednesday, July 3 – Sunday, July 7

This Independence Day, Drop will host events on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening and offer Freedom Shots–a red, white and blue layered vodka shot topped with whipped Cream, for $2.

Beginning on Wednesday, July 3, the lounge will host wine night. The event will be from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and feature complimentary cheese plates from well-known Chicago chefs paired with tastings from the bar’s portfolio of wine. A charitable donation to PAWS Chicago is suggested for attendance.

In celebration of the holiday on Thursday, July 4, Chicagoans are invited to RetroPop night. DJ Dominic David will be spinning top 40’s hits from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. The lounge will also offer $6 Red Bull bomb shots all day. Friday night will be hosted by DJ XL starting at 10 p.m. and Saturday, Jeffrey Taylor will headline beginning at midnight.

On Sunday, July 5, Drop invites guests to a post-beach after party where they will enjoy beats from resident DJ Poison Jam Sam. All Sailor Jerry Cocktails will be $4. Additionally, members of the service industry are invited to enjoy 50 percent off on select beverages. The service industry will include those who work at restaurants, bars, hotels, salons, spas and gyms throughout Chicago. This industry discount does not apply to shots or bottle service.

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

Independence Day Fireworks Cruises Aboard Entertainment Cruises

Entertainment Cruises invites Chicagoans to celebrate this Independence Day aboard the Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue and Seadog for an unforgettable cruise. The glittering Chicago skyline will mirror the Navy Pier fireworks display for a stunning view and amazing setting. Three cruises offer delectable dinner menus and DJ entertainment. All prices below are per person and do not yet include taxes and other fees. Dates and times are subject to change.

ODYSSEY INDEPENDENCE CRUISES – July 3 & 4

To reserve: call 888.957.2320 or visitwww.odyssey.com

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO INDEPENDENCE CRUISES – July 3 & 4

To reserve: call 888.957.2324 or visit www.spiritofchicago.com

MYSTIC BLUE INDEPENDENCE CRUISES – July 3 & 4

To reserve: call 888.333.9150 or visit www.mysticbluecruises.com

SEADOG INDEPENDENCE DAY LAKEFRONT FIREWORKS CRUISES – July 3 & 4

To reserve: call 866.636.7737 or visit www.seadogcruises.com

GIBSONS BAR & STEAKHOUSE – CHICAGO

1028 North Rush Street | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.266.8999 | www.gibsonssteakhouse.com


Thursday, July 4 
Fourth of July at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

Gibsons will serve their signature dinner menu on Thursday, July 4 which offers USDA Gibsons Prime Angus steaks, chops, fresh fish, enormous lobster tails, massive desserts, extensive wine list and famously large martinis. Reservations recommended by calling 312.266.8999.

 

HARBORSIDE INTERNATIONAL GOLF COURSE and PIER 37 BAR & GRILL

11001 South Doty Avenue East | Chicago, IL 60628 | 312.782.7837 | www.harborsidegolf.com

Fourth of July Golfing at Harborside

Thursday, July 4

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.

 

LOTTIE’S PUB

1925 W Cortland | Chicago, IL 60622 | 773.489.0738

www.lottiespub.com

Lottie’s Pub Fourth of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4

Lottie’s Pub in Bucktown invites Chicagoans to join their two-day Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4. On both days, guests will enjoy $3 American Craft Cans including Avery, New Belgium, SKA, Breckenridge, Oscar Blues and more. Additional specials will include $4 Vodka and Lemonade Cocktails, and $9 Cheese Pizza.

 

LUXBAR

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

 

Fourth of July Weekend Brunch at LUXBAR

Friday, July 5 – Sunday, July 7

Chicagoans can enjoy Fourth of July weekend brunch on the Gold Coast’s hottest patio, weather permitting. LUXBAR’s brunch features standards like house-made Granola Yogurt Parfait and the Gold Coast Omelette seasoned with chives, parsley and tarragon with a wild mushroom-truffle cheese, in addition to house-made specialties like the following:

  • Pecan Sticky Buns, $4

  • House-cured Skuna Bay Salmon Benedict, $11.50

  • Cinnamon Bun Pancakes, $8.50

  • Gibsons Marinated USDA Prime Skirt Steak and Eggs, $14

 

THE PONY

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


Wednesday, July 3 
Pre-Independence Day Party at The Pony

In true Pony style, the Lakeview bar will celebrate Independence Day with a rocking pre-Fourth of July party on Wednesday, July 3. The bar will offer patriotic food and drink specials and feature an all American band and DJ playing American classic tunes. Guests will enjoy $5 16-inch American Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. These sandwiches are a signature dish at The Pony, consisting of wheat Pullman bread that is buttered, toasted, loaded with melted American and cheddar cheeses and served aside a savory tomato basil dip. Guests can dance the night away fueled by $6 Red, White & Blue Pony Punch served in 24-ounce hurricane glasses.

 

PORKCHOP

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


Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6
Porkchop Fourth of July Pig Roast

Porkchop, the West Loop’s only 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 and live music starting at 8 p.m.. 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). Slider trios will be on special only $6 when guests purchase one of Porkchop’s signature whiskey flights like their American Classic Flight (Evan Williams Single Barrel, Bernhiem Wheat Whiskey, Elijah Craig 12 Year; $14).

Guests can continue to celebrate Independance Day weekend with a $5 Beer and a Shot special available Friday, July 5 and Saturday July 6.

 

RIVA CRAB HOUSE on Navy Pier

700 E. Grand Ave. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.7482 | www.rivanavypier.com

RIVA Cafe Outdoor Dining and Fireworks


This more casual version of Riva Crab House, Chicago’s premiere seafood restaurant, will please visitors and locals alike on lively Navy Pier during Fourth of July weekend. Guests can enjoy a prime fireworks viewing spot on both Wednesday, July 3 and Saturday, July 6. 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. 
Wednesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 6

 

RIVERVIEW BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA

1954 West Roscoe Street | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.248.7800 | www.riverviewbrickoven.com

Fourth of July Weekend Specials at Riverview Brick Oven Pizzeria

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

Guests who visit Riverview Brick Oven Pizzeria over Fourth of July weekend can enjoy daily specials including any sandwich or salad for only $5.99. Daily specials are as follows:

THURSDAY

$5.99 Any sandwich or salad (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

FRIDAY

$5.99 Any sandwich or salad (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

SUNDAY

$3 All draft beers

 

RIVERVIEW TAVERN

1958 W Roscoe St. | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.248.9523 | www.riverviewtavern.com

Fourth of July Weekend at Riverview Tavern

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

Guests who visit Riverview Tavern over Fourth of July weekend can enjoy weekend brunch specials from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as well as a new lineup of budget friendly daily specials over the weekend including:

THURSDAY

Half-Off Glasses of Wine

$6 Gourmet Grilled Cheese

$4 Chicago Beers

$3 Miller/Coors Bottles

Kids Eat Free 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

FRIDAY

$4 Cans of Beer

$4 Brewery of the Month Draft

$6 Martinis

SATURDAY

$4 Craft Beer of Month

$4 Well Drinks

$5 Bombs

Brunch 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

$3 Coors Drafts

$4 Craft Beer of Month

$4 Well Drinks

$5 Bombs

$5 Mimosas

Brunch 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

TAKITO KITCHEN

2013 W. Division St. | Chicago, IL 60622 | 773.687.9620 | www.takitokitchen.com

Takito Fourth of July Weekend Farm-to-Table Prix Fixe

Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 (closed Wednesday, July 4)

$35 per person

Chicagoans are invited to experience a “Best of the Midwest” Fourth of July weekend as Chef/Partner David Dworshak showcases seasonal ingredients from his favorite local farms. The $35 per person, three-course farm-to-table prix fixe menus will feature ingredients from Iron Creek Farm, Kilgus Farm and more.

Reservations required. Email info@takitokitchen.com.

MENU:

Iron Creek Farm Tomato Salad

Driftless ricotta cheese, Urban Till lemon basil, pea shoot vinaigrette, almonds

Grilled Mexican Shrimp

Marinated watermelon, jicama, Urban Till arugula, chile de arbol, Sichuan oil

Kilgus Farm Grilled Ribeye

Elote corn, confit potatoes, black garlic chimichurri

  

 

THE NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN

Navy Pier | 700 E. Grand | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.595.5446 | www.chicagosbestbeergarden.com


Wednesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 6
Fireworks Outdoor Dining at The Navy Pier 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. Guests can enjoy a prime firework viewing spot on both Wednesday, July 3 and Saturday, July 6. 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 Navy Pier Beer Garden is the perfect backdrop for fun social gatherings and casual corporate events.

 

WEATHER MARK TAVERN

1503 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.588.0230

Weather Mark Tavern Celebrates Independence Day

Thursday, July 4

$8 Red, White and Blue Rum Cocktails


In honor of Independence Day, Weather Mark Tavern will feature $8 American themed cocktails. Chicagoans are invited to enjoy delicious red, white and blue rum cocktails on Weather Mark’s Michigan Avenue patio or inside the spacious, nautically themed restaurant. Weather Mark Tavern boasts an extensive list of over 50 types of rum making it Chicago’s go-to spot for rum.

Carnivale February Entertainment Lineup

CARNIVALE FEBRUARY ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP
Live Music on Wednesdays and Complimentary Latin Dance Classes on Thursdays
 

This February, Carnivale will continue their weekly entertainment lineup featuring an array of Latin live music and complimentary dance classes. Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 11 p.m., guests can enjoy live music (no cover charge) from some of Chicago’s most renowned bands. Carnivale will also offer complimentary Latin Dance Classes in the lounge area every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Guests are invited to learn Latin dance steps including Bachata, Samba, Salsa and more (no partner is required). Full music and dance schedule available below.

Patrons can enjoy Carnivale’s soulful Latino cuisine and refreshing libations as they come to appreciate Latin culture through music and dance. Guests can also take advantage of the $5 daily valet. 


FEBRUARY MUSIC SCHEDULE:
Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

February 6: Grupo Gringo (Salsa, Latin Jazz, Honduras Soul)

February 13: Mateo y los Bachateros (Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue)

February 20: Tato y Orquesta Suave (Salsa, Cumbia)

February 27: Carpacho y su Super Combo (Colombian Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia) 

 

FEBRUARY DANCE SCHEDULE:

Thursdays: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

February 7: Samba

February 14: Salsa

February 21: Bachata

February 28: Samba

 

 

CARNIVALE

702 West Fulton Market
Chicago IL 60661

312-850-5005

www.carnivalechicago.com

@Carnivale312

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Lunch

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dinner

Sunday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Bar

Sunday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Tuesday: 11 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Wednesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

 

 

About Carnivale

Featuring “Latino flavors with the spice of life,” Carnivale is a reflection of Latin culture and community).   Carnivale’s soulful, authentic Latino cuisine allows guests to explore the savory dishes of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Argentina, El Salvador and Mexico, as often prepared in simple kitchens all over Latin America by abuelitas (grandmothers). Carnivale, named for the pre-Lenten party celebrated in various parts of the world, is authentic with its cuisine and grand in décor. The kaleidoscope of bright colors, salsa music, and playful decor ignite the sense of being in a Latin house party. Carnivale can lend its splendor to any event grand or intimate with a variety of seven spaces including the Salsa Room that accommodates up to 200 guests.

Carnivale University Winter Quarter Continues

CARNIVALE UNIVERSITY WINTER QUARTER CONTINUES

Next Up: Scotch and Bourbon Tasting

 

This February, the Carnivale University Winter Quarter will continue with a special Scotch and Bourbon Tasting. Carnivale’s Master Mixologist Daryl Freeman will lead this hands-on class featuring an array of these whiskeys including Black Grouse, Highland Park, Templeton Rye and Woodford Reserve.

 

Participants will sample and learn the nuances between these classic spirits paired with a selection of appetizers prepared by Executive Chef David Dworshak.Complete menu available below.

 

WHEN:                      Wednesday, February 27

                                    6:30 p.m.

 

COST:                        $25 per person

 

RESERVE:               Reservations required. Call (312) 850-5005 or visit www.carnivalechicago.com.

 

MENU:

Black Grouse

Paired with garlic shrimp, oat cake, pimenton carrots 

 

Highland Park

Paired with smoked beef brisket, malted corn cake, local cabbage

 

Templeton Rye

Paired with smoked pork shoulder, buttermilk biscuit, slaw

 

Woodford Reserve

Paired with bourbon glazed pork belly, smoky tortilla, pepper relish 

 

CARNIVALE

702 West Fulton Market
Chicago IL 60661

312-850-5005

www.carnivalechicago.com

@Carnivale312

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Lunch

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dinner

Sunday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Bar

Sunday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Tuesday: 11 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Wednesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

 

 

About Carnivale

Featuring “Latino flavors with the spice of life,” Carnivale is a reflection of Latin culture and community).   Carnivale’s soulful, authentic Latino cuisine allows guests to explore the savory dishes of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Argentina, El Salvador and Mexico, as often prepared in simple kitchens all over Latin America by abuelitas (grandmothers). Carnivale, named for the pre-Lenten party celebrated in various parts of the world, is authentic with its cuisine and grand in décor. The kaleidoscope of bright colors, salsa music, and playful decor ignite the sense of being in a Latin house party. Carnivale can lend its splendor to any event grand or intimate with a variety of seven spaces including the Salsa Room that accommodates up to 200 guests.

Carnivale January Entertainment Lineup

CARNIVALE JANUARY ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP
Live Music on Wednesdays and Complimentary Latin Dance Classes on Thursdays

 

This January, Carnivale will continue their weekly entertainment lineup featuring an array of Latin live music and complimentary dance classes. Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 11 p.m., guests can enjoy live music (no cover charge) from some of Chicago’s most renowned bands. Carnivale will also offer complimentary Latin Dance Classes in the lounge area every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Guests are invited to learn Latin dance steps including Cha-cha, Merengue, Salsa and more (no partner is required). Full music and dance schedule available below.

 

Patrons can enjoy Carnivale’s soulful Latino cuisine and refreshing libations as they come to appreciate Latin culture through music and dance. Guests can also take advantage of the $5 daily valet. 


JANUARY MUSIC SCHEDULE:
Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

January 2: Angel de Cuba (Cuban Soul, Salsa, Cha-cha)

January 9: Mateo y los Bachateros (Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue)

January 16: Charangeo (Charanga, Cuban Salsa) 

January 23: Grupo Gringo (Honduran Soul, Latin Folk-Rock)

January 30: Grupo Cha-cha (Cha-cha, Salsa, Cumbia) 

 

JANUARY DANCE SCHEDULE:

Thursdays: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

January 3: Samba

January 10: Salsa

January 17: Merengue

January 24: Samba

January 31: Bachata

 

 

CARNIVALE

702 West Fulton Market
Chicago IL 60661

312-850-5005

www.carnivalechicago.com

@Carnivale312

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Lunch

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dinner

Sunday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Bar

Sunday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Tuesday: 11 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Wednesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

 

 

About Carnivale

Featuring “Latino flavors with the spice of life,” Carnivale is a reflection of Latin culture and community).   Carnivale’s soulful, authentic Latino cuisine allows guests to explore the savory dishes of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Argentina, El Salvador and Mexico, as often prepared in simple kitchens all over Latin America by abuelitas (grandmothers). Carnivale, named for the pre-Lenten party celebrated in various parts of the world, is authentic with its cuisine and grand in décor. The kaleidoscope of bright colors, salsa music, and playful decor ignite the sense of being in a Latin house party. Carnivale can lend its splendor to any event grand or intimate with a variety of seven spaces including the Salsa Room that accommodates up to 200 guests.

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