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Chens Holiday Martini Class

Chens’ Martini Team will lead this special edition class on the classic holiday cocktail.  For only $20, participants will learn to make some of Chens’ signature martinis along with some special new creations perfect for the holiday season.  Participants will learn while enjoying samples and hors d’oeuvres.  All participants will receive a $20 gift certificate for use on their next visit.

Martinis to be featured are the special Christmas Martini, the Rising Suntini, the Pomegranatini, the Mint Chocolate Martini and a “Students’ Choice” martini.  Reservations are required.

COST:            $20 per person includes class, sampling of five martinis and an array of hors d’oeuvres

WHEN:          Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

TICKETS:     Required, http://koi-chens.ticketleap.com/chens-martini-class/

WHERE:        CHEN’S CHINESE AND SUSHI
3506 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
773.549.9100
www.chenschicago.com

Koi & Chens National Pork Month

Koi in Evanston and Chens Chinese & Sushi in Wrigleyville celebrate National Pork Month this October with a variety of traditionalChinese dishes featuring Pork.

Pork is a staple of Chinese cooking and prepared in different ways according to the eight traditions of traditional Chinese cuisine.  Menu highlights for National Pork Month include Pork Belly Bao, Taiwanese Pork Chop, Ponzu Pork Tenderloin, and more.  Additionally, pork is available as the protein choice in many of Koi and Chens’ Chinese Plate dishes, including Sweet & Sour Plates, Mu Shu Wraps, and Szechuan Plates, among others.

Guests at Koi in Evanston are invited to make their Chinese meal even more authentic by enjoying music on the GuZheng, or Chinese zither every Friday from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Musician Claire Deng is a virtuosic GuZheng performer who has played widely in China and other countries in Asia and America.  She was the solo GuZheng performer in the Chinese National Traditional Music Concert in celebration of the return of Hong Kong; she also performed during former US President Bill Clinton’s visit to China.
MENU:  Pork Menu Highlights Include:

Pork Belly Bao, $9.95
Soft steamed buns filled with lettuce and tender soy roasted pork belly
Taiwanese Pork Chop, $12.95
Crispy breaded pork chops marinated with Chinese five spice and served with a sweet vinegar sauce
Ponzu Pork Tenderloin, $12.95
Crispy fried pork tenderloin strips in a citrus ponzu sauce
with crispy noodles
Shanghai Pork Shank, $16.95
This is one of the most famous dishes in all of Shanghai.
The pork shank is slowly roasted in a star anise and peppercorn soy sauce for four and a half hours and served with Shanghai bok choy. Limited availability

WHEN: Dishes available during the month of October
Live Music at Koi every Friday, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE:   KOI
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
847.866.6969
www.koievanston.com

Koi & Chens August Specials

Koi in Evanston and Chens in Wrigleyville celebrate summer with an array of specials that are as refreshing on the wallet as they are on the taste buds.

Monday, Koi & Chens offer $5 Asian Mojitos featuring fresh, seasonal summer fruit including Strawberry, Raspberry, Mango, and Pear. The fruits are muddled with fresh mint, ginger syrup, mint syrup and fresh lime juice then mixed with light rum, poured over ice, and topped with a splash of soda water for a refreshing effervescence, garnished with a lime.

Tuesday, guests can enjoy $3 Sapporo Drafts and Sake Bombs at either restaurant.

Wednesday, Koi & Chens give guests the chance to try their signature martinis for half price; selections include the popular Lychee Martini, the French 75, the Black Buddha, and the Rising Sun. Complete martini list available here (same for both restaurants): http://www.chenschicago.com/menu-martini.asp

Thursday, Koi & Chens now offer half-off ANY bottle of wine from their dynamic and diverse list. Knowledgeable staff can provide perfect pairings whether guests are dining on authentic Chinese cuisine or fresh sushi. Complete wine list available here: http://www.koievanston.com/menu-whitewine.asp#menu

Finally, every Monday through Thursday, Koi & Chens present $2.50 appetizers in the bar area from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Selections could include signature Crabmeat Wontons, Edamame, Spring Rolls, Vegetable or Beef Dumplings, Spicy Tuna Maki and California Maki.

WHERE: KOI
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
847.866.6969
www.koievanston.com
Hours:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30-10 PM
Friday – Saturday: 4:30 PM-11 PM

CHEN’S CHINESE AND SUSHI
3506 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
773.549.9100
www.chenschicago.com
Hours:
Sunday – Thursday, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday – Saturday, 4:00 PM – Midnight

Chens Red, White & Blue Martini Class

Chens’ Martini Team will lead this special class on red, white and blue martinis in celebration of the Fourth of July.  For only $20, participants will learn how to make some of Chens’ signature martinis along with some special new creations perfectfor the holiday.  Participants will learn while enjoying samples and hors d’oeuvres.  All participants will receive a $20 gift certificate for use on their next visit.

Martinis to be featured include Chens’ classic White Mochatini, the Ecstasy Martini, The Stiletto, and a “Students’ Choice,” among other patriotic cocktails.  Reservations are required.

COST:  $20 per person includes class, sampling of five martinis and an array of hors d’oeuvres

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

TICKETS: Only available online: http://koi-chens.ticketleap.com/chens-martini-class/

WHERE: CHEN’S CHINESE AND SUSHI
3506 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
773.549.9100
www.chenschicago.com

Koi & Chens Complimentary Peking Duck Bao

Koi in Evanston and Chen’s in Wrigleyville celebrate the introduction of their new Peking Duck Bao by offering complimentary samples to all dining guests for an entire month. 

From May 15 through June 15, all guests will enjoy a sample of the Peking Duck Bao: a soft, steamed bun filled with traditional roasted duck, green onion, and cucumber in a Su Mei plum sauce.  It is normally available for $11.95. 

The Peking Duck Bao is part of Koi and Chens’ Chinatown Menu, featuring traditional Chinese plates.  Chinatown menu highlights also include a Pork Belly Bao, soft steamed bun filled with lettuce and tender soy-roasted pork belly, $9.95; Shanghai Ponzu Red Snapper, a crispy whole Red Snapper in a black vinegar ponzu sauce, $19.95; and Shanghai Pig Shank, a slow-roasted pig shank in a star anise and peppercorn soy sauce served with Shanghai bok choy, $16.95, limited availability.

WHEN: Sunday, May 15 – Wednesday, June 15
Chinatown menu available now

COST:  Complimentary Peking Duck Bao available to all dining guests (dine-in only).
              Limit one per person.

WHERE:        KOI
                        
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
                        
847.866.6969
                        www.koievanston.com
                        
Hours: 
                        Lunch: Monday – Saturday, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
                        
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
                        
Friday – Saturday, 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM

                        CHEN’S CHINESE AND SUSHI 
                        
3506 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
                        773.549.9100
                        www.chenschicago.com
                        Hours: 
                        Sunday – Thursday, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
                        
Friday – Saturday, 4:00 PM – Midnight

Koi and Chens Mango May

Koi in Evanston and Chen’s in Wrigleyville celebrate the upcoming warm weather with a month of specials featuring the mango.  Highlighting their signature martinis, fresh fruit smoothies and authentic Chinese cuisine, May’s Mango specials bring a friendly price tag as well as full flavor. 

Specials for the month are $4 Mango Martinis, $2.50 Fresh Mango Smoothies, and $9.95 Mango Shrimp, fresh shrimp, lightly battered and tossed with a house-made fresh mango sauce.  Specials will run through the entire month of May.

WHEN:  May 1 – 31

MENU:         Mango May Menu
                        
Mango Martini         $4
                        
Mango Smoothie      $2.50
                        
Mango Shrimp          $9.95

WHERE:        KOI
                        
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
                        
847.866.6969
                        www.koievanston.com
                        

                        CHEN’S CHINESE AND SUSHI 
                        
3506 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
                        773.549.9100
                        www.chenschicago.com

Mother’s Day in Chicagoland

33 CLUB
1419 N. Wells  St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.664.1419 | www.33clubchicago.com

33 Club Mother’s Day Buffet
Sunday, May 8; seating begins at 11:00 AM 
$33.95 adults; $13.95 children 12 and younger

33 Club will feature a buffet with seating beginning at 11:00 AM.  Items will include: Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream, Honey Ginger Ham-on-the-Bone, Omelet Station, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon and Homemade Organic Pork Sausage, Potato Gratinee, Buttermilk and Chocolate Pancakes, Hash Browns with Fresh Herbs, Fresh Fruit with Organic Yogurt, Grilled Asparagus with Hollandaise, Homemade Pastries and Muffins, Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Caesar Salad with Brioche Croutons, Red Velvet Cupcakes and Caramel Bread Pudding, Homemade Brownies and Cookies.  Reservations Required. 

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

Mother’s Day Brunch at Carnivale
Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Carnivale will open early for Mother’s Day and feature unique a la carte brunch selections created by Executive Chef David Dworshak.  Menu highlights will include House Smoked Local Ham served with Spring Onions, Peas and White Cheddar Grits ($18), Arepa Eggs Benedict (Pork Belly, Raw Cheddar, Aji Limo; $12), House Chorizo and Egg Torta Ahogada ($11), Cinnamon Stick infused Torrejas (French toast) served with Sweet Plantains, House Bacon and Maple ($10), and Spanish-Style Frittata (Serrano Ham, Potatoes, Iberico Cheese; $12).  Brunch specials will be available from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Carnivale’s regular menu will be available from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

CHENS CHINESE AND SUSHI
3506 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.549.9100 | www.chenschicago.com

KOI
624 Davis Street | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847.866.6969 | www.koievanston.com

Moms Eat Free at Koi and Chens PLUS Enter to Win $200 Tiffany’s Gift Certificate
Sunday, May 8

Guests can give Mom the ultimate gift – a free meal and the chance to win a $200 Gift Certificate to Tiffany & Co.  Entrees from the Chinese Plate menu will be complimentary for Mom at Koi in Evanston and Chen’s in Wrigleyville on Mother’s Day.  Limit one “Mom” per table, three person minimum, dine in only.  And there’s no need for dads to get jealous, the same deal will be offered for dads on Father’s Day.

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

Chicago Cut Celebrates Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 8

Adults, $49.95; Kids, $20.00 (ages 3 – 14)

Complimentary Family Photograph

Chicago Cut Steakhouse will honor Mom this year with a special brunch menu including appetizers, entrees and delectable desserts by Executive Chef Jackie Shen.  Additionally, brunch guests will have the opportunity to receive a professional family photograph from an on-site photographer, to be delivered via email.  Menu highlights include items like Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Stuffed Leg of Lamb and Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler; complete menu available upon request.

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

Chicago q Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 8

Chicago q, the city’s newest hot spot for upscale barbecue, is also the perfect place to bring Mom for Mother’s Day brunch.

Specials featuring house-made confections and smoked meats, created by Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen, will satisfy brunch-goers’ “sweet tooth” and the “meat tooth”.  Menu specials include Fried Chicken and Waffles, a deep fried airline chicken breast served with a savory buttermilk waffle; Kobe Brisket Hash, Brisket hash served with two eggs and buttermilk biscuit; and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast; Texas toast stuffed with mascarpone cheese topped with walnut butter, served with home fries. 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES
Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago and Mystic Blue Celebrate Mother’s Day on the Water

Sunday, May 8

The distinguished Odyssey, festive Spirit of Chicago and contemporary Mystic Blue cruise ships will all celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8 with amazing skyline views, plentiful brunches and delectable, entertaining dinners, each with their distinctive flair.  Moms cruise free on any of the classic cruise ships with a purchase of 3 adult tickets.  TICKETS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.

All prices below are per person and exclude taxes and other fees.  Complete menus, photos and further details are available upon request.  

MYSTIC BLUE CRUISES

Reservations required | 877.299.7783 | www.mysticbluecruises.com 

Mystic Blue Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

Board 2:30 PM, Cruise 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

$59.90, Kids are 40% off, Mothers are free with a purchase of 3 adult tickets.

Mystic Blue’s cool cruise will include a bountiful brunch buffet, DJ entertainment and dancing, complimentary glass of champagne and a spring flower for Mom.

ODYSSEY CRUISES
Reservations required | 866.305.2469 |  www.odyssey.com

Odyssey Mother’s Day Brunch Cruises

EARLY: Board 9:30 AM, Cruise 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

$64.90, Kids are 40% off, Mothers are free with a purchase of 3 adult tickets.

AFTERNOON: Board 1:30 PM, Cruise 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

$69.90, Kids are 40% off, Mothers are free with a purchase of 3 adult tickets.

This distinguished cruise will include elegant brunch food stations, complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa, a rose for Mom and live entertainment. 

Odyssey Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise

Board 5:30 PM, Cruise 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

$79.90, Kids are 40% off, Mothers are free with a purchase of 3 adult tickets

The elegant Odyssey will offer a plated dinner menu, complimentary glass of champagne while boarding, a rose for Mom and live entertainment.

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

Spirit of Chicago Mother’s Day Brunch Cruises
EARLY: Board 10:30 AM, Cruise 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

$59.90, Kids are 40% off, Mothers are free with a purchase of 3 adult tickets.

AFTERNOON: Board 2:30 PM, Cruise 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

$59.90, Kids are 40% off, Mothers are free with a purchase of 3 adult tickets.

Spirit of Chicago will feature a plentiful brunch buffet, spring flower for Mom, complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa, DJ and entertaining performances by a talented staff.

Spirit of Chicago Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise
Board 6:00 PM, Cruise 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

$69.90, Kids are 40% off, Mothers are free with a purchase of 3 adult tickets. 

A plentiful dinner buffet, spring flower for Mom, a complimentary glass of champagne during boarding, a DJ and entertaining performances by a talented staff. 

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

Carry-out on Dad this Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 8

Dads can “cater” to Moms this Mother’s Day by ordering Go Roma’s great Italian carry-out dishes from any of their six convenient Chicagoland locations.  For families who want to dine out this Mother’s Day, children who order off the Kid’s Menu eat free every Sunday at any Go Roma. 

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

Mother’s Day Brunch at Harborside Golf Course
Sunday, May 8 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Adults $34.95; Children (3-12) $12.95; Children 2 years and under are complimentary

Guests can treat Mom to a beautiful brunch buffet at Harborside Golf Course on Mother’s Day.  The brunch will feature a chef-attended omelet station, pasta stations, bar service and more.  Reservations are required by calling  (312) 782.7837 x 227.

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

ItaliAsia Mother’s Day Buffet
Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

$26.95 Adults; $12.95 Children 12 years and under

ItaliAsia invites Chicagoans to enjoy a Mother’s Day buffet, served all day.  Menu highlights include Tuscan White Bean with Pancetta Ham Soup, Risotto with Wild Mushrooms, Udon Noodle with Oriental Vegetables and Yuzu Vinaigrette, Carving Station featuring USDA Choice Prime Strip Loin with Cabernet Demi Glaze, Lobster Ravioli with Mascarpone Cream and more.  Reservations strongly recommended. 

LAKEVIEW BASEBALL CLUB
4022 North Sheridan Road | Chicago, IL 60613| 773. 935.1880 | www.lakeviewbaseballclub.com

Mother’s Day Baseball – Mom is FREE
Saturday, May 7 at 12:10 PM and Sunday, May 8 at 1:20 PM

Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

$99 per person
Mom’s reservation to the Mother’s Day game is complimentary with the purchase of two $99 discounted reservations at Lakeview Baseball Club.  Limit one “Mom” per group, limited availability.  Reservations can be made for this special offer by calling visiting http://lakeviewbaseballclub.ticketleap.com/ and entering the code MOM for either game. 

Chicagoans can watch the game in style on one of Lakeview Baseball Club’s three levels of space, including an air conditioned third-floor Club Room, rooftop bleacher seating for 100, and outdoor seating on two levels; wet their whistles at two beer and wine bars; and munch on game-day buffets.  

Game day menus include baseball classics such as Vienna all-beef jumbo hotdogs, juicy Italian beef sandwiches and boneless barbecue rib sandwiches, among others; plus a hot pretzel bar, veggie burgers, seasonal fruit and salads, and assorted gourmet cookies and brownies.  

Prices are per person, reservations are subject to availability, times and prices are subject to change.  Reservations are not for sale on game day.  All sales are final and non-refundable.  Reservations are transferrable to another individual with notification of Club.

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

Mother’s Day Brunch at Lottie’s
Sunday, May 8 at 11:00 AM

$5.50 – $8

For Mother’s Day, Lottie’s will feature their weekend brunch specials including Breakfast Biscuit Sliders ($7), Burritos ($8 each), Veggie Burritos ($7 each) and The Breakfast Plate ($5.50).

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

Mother’s Day Brunch Specials at LUXBAR
Sunday, May 8

Chicagoans are invited to enjoy Mother’s Day brunch on the Gold Coast’s hottest patio, weather permitting.  LUXBAR’s brunch features housemade specialties like Housemade Pecan Sticky Buns ($4) and Croissants ($3), House-cured Gravlox Eggs Benedict ($10.50), Gibsons Marinated USDA Prime Skirt Steak and Eggs ($14), and LUXBAR brunch standards like Housemade Granola with Dried Fruit and Milk, and LUXBAR’s Fried Egg Sandwich with bacon, tomato, onion and cheddar, served with hash browns.  

Guests are invited to enjoy a special Gua-Mosa on Mother’s Day Sunday, a prosecco guava mimosa for only $8.25.  

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

Mother’s Day Brunch at 437
Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Adults: $45++; Children (12 and under): $20++;  Kids 3 and under are free

Families and friends can treat Mom to a spectacular Mother’s Day Brunch at Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush located right off the Magnificent Mile.  Brunch will feature an array of selections including breakfast, pasta, salad, seafood and antipasto stations created by Executive Chef Federico Comacchio.  Full menu available upon request.  For reservations, call (312) 222.0101.

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

Mother’s Day Brunch at Riva
Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 AM to 2:45 PM

Adults: $42.95++; Kids: (4-12) $17.95++; Kids 3 and under are free

Families are invited to join Riva Crab House on Navy Pier for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch and fantastic lakefront views.  Chef Luigi Garcia will showcase a chef attended omelet station, carving station, fresh oysters, an ambient display of shellfish, fresh fruit, beautiful dessert display, and a variety of sides.  In addition, guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne.  Large parties welcome.  Regular menu will begin at 5:00 PM. Reservations required, to reserve call (312) 644.7482.

SHOKRAN MOROCCAN RESTAURANT
4027 W. Irving Park | Chicago, IL 60641 | 773.427.9130 | www.shokranchicago.com

Mother’s Day Prix Fixe at Shokran
Sunday, May 8 beginning at 2:00 PM

$20 per person

Shokran invites Chicagoans to enjoy a fun BYOB Mother’s Day with a prix fixe menu which will include a choice of soup or salad, Chicken Bastilla, and a choice of Sweet Chicken Couscous, Tilapia Tagine, Morrocan Chicken Tagine or Mixed Grill.  Guests will also receive Chocolate Baklava for dessert.  Reservations recommended. 

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

ShowPlace Icon Offers Child Admission Price for Moms
Sunday, May 8

$7.50 – $10.00

Moviegoers are invited to treat Mom on Mother’s Day to a film at the new ShowPlace Icon Theatre in the South Loop.  All Moms will pay the children admission price at the box office when they are accompanied by a child 12 and under.  Matinees: Children – $7.50; Evenings: Children – $10.00.  Guests can also enjoy concession favorites available for purchase such as Starlite Frozen Yogurt, Freschetta® Pizzeria quality thin crust pizza, and the signature Icon popcorn with real butter.

TABLE fifty-two
52 West Elm St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.573.4000 | www.tablefifty-two.com

Sunday Southern Brunch
Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

On Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8, TABLE fifty-two will serve an up-scale down home Southern Brunch featuring Chef Art Smith’s Famous Fried Chicken and Waffles and a variety of other classic dishes.  Other highlights include Shrimp and Grits featuring wild Gulf shrimp, stone ground grits and a spicy tomato stew; Crispy Pork Belly with fried egg, watercress, pickled okra, green tomato relish and dill aioli; and Bacon Doughnuts.  Complete menu available upon request.  Reservations recommended. 

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

Mother’s Day Prix Fixe Menus at Tavern on Rush
Sunday, May 8

Brunch: $24.95; Dinner: $35.95

Guests can treat Mom to a 3-Course Prix Fixe menu at lunch or dinner at Tavern on Rush this Mother’s Day.  Brunch menu items include Tomato Bisque Soup, Blackened Salmon Filet, Butter Poached Lobster Omelet, Grilled Lamb Chops and more.  For dinner, patrons can enjoy Iced Gazpacho Grilled Lobster, Filet Kabob, Raspberry White and Milk Chocolate Mousse Parfait and more.  Complete menus are available upon request.

TEXAS DE BRAZIL
51 East Ohio St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.670.1006 | www.texasdebrazil.com

Open at 11:00 AM on Mother’s Day Plus Brazilian Mimosas
Sunday, May 8 starting at 11:00 AM

Texas de Brazil will open at 11:00 AM on Mother’s Day and is the perfect setting for a family Mother’s Day celebration.  Families can enjoy traditional cuts of lamb, along with beef, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage for which Texas de Brazil is famous, carved tableside in true Brazilian Churrascaria fashion.  Diners can complete their Brazilian Steakhouse experience with items from the bountiful 50-60 item salad bar, a decadent dessert, after dinner drink, steaming espresso or hand-rolled cigar.

Also special for Mother’s Day Sunday are refreshing Brazilian Mimosas, a frozen cocktail made with house Champagne, blended with a choice of fruit purée and a touch of orange juice.  Mango, papaya, wild berry, strawberry, pomegranate, passion fruit, and guava flavors are available.  Prices vary by location. 

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

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Pony
Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

$6 – $9

Chicagoans can visit The Pony for new weekend brunch specials including Very Berry French Toast ($7), Belgium Waffles ($7), Build Your Own Omelet ($7), House Cured Lox ($9), Crab Cakes ($9) and more. 

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

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu at Tuscany
Sunday May 8 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

$12 – $15

Tuscany Restaurant on Taylor Street will feature a unique a la carte Mother’s Day Brunch Menu created by Executive Chef Victorio Padilla.  Featured items will include: Cold Smoked Salmon ($12), Fruit, Cheese and Prosecco ($15), Eggs Viareggio (Toasted brioche, crab meat, white asparagus, poached eggs, herb hollandaise, crispy potatoes parmigiano; $15), Tuscan Benedict (Toasted ciabatta, crisped prosciutto, poached eggs, hollandaise, castelvetrano olives, potatoes parmigiano; $13), Eggs Fiorentina (Toasted focaccia, seared beef tenderloin, sautéed spinach, sun dried tomato béarnaise, potatoes parmigiano; $12) and more.  Full menu available upon request.  Reservations recommended. 

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

Carlucci’s Italian Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 AM  to 3:00 PM

Guests who join Carlucci for Mother’s Day Brunch can feast on an a la carte menu that features both traditional and Italian dishes.  Menu highlights include Crepes filled with shrimp, salmon, bay scallops, diced tomatoes, served with lobster cream sauce ($14.95); Prosciutto Affumicata, baked maple brown sugar glazed ham with mashed potatoes and roasted baby carrots ($18.95); and Roast Prime Rib of Beef with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli and natural juices ($19.95).  The full Mother’s Day menu is available upon request.  The dinner menu will also be available all day until 6:00 PM.  Reservations Required. 

CHEVY CHASE COUNTRY CLUB
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave. | Wheeling, IL 60090 | 847.465.2300 | 

Chevy Chase Country Club Celebrates Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Adults: $29.95; Kids: $11.95 (ages 6-12); Free for children 5 and under 

Chevy Chase Country Club is pleased to honor mom this year with a Mother’s Day brunch menu for the whole family to enjoy.  Along with traditional favorites like omelets and french toast, the menu will feature an array of dishes in an all-you-can eat buffet, including Lobster Bisque, Pork Marsala and Chicken and Penne Pasta Alfredo.  Additional kid-friendly menu items like Macaroni and Cheese and Chicken Tenders will also be available.

The brunch will take place in the historic Chevy Chase Country Club Grand Ballroom, which offers an elegant setting, ideal for this special day.  For more information or to reserve a table, call (847) 465.2311.  Prepaid reservations are required by Friday, May 6, and cancellations should be made no later than 72 hours prior to the event.

GROTTO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE
3011 Butterfield Rd. | Oak Brook, IL 60523 | 630.571.5700 | www.grottooakbrook.com 

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Grotto
Sunday, May 8 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

$40 adults; $20 children ages 6-12 (free for kids under 6)

Grotto will host a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet featuring Breakfast Favorites, Omelet Station, Kids Station, Salads, Fruits and Vegetables, Ham and Prime Rib Carving Station, Chilled Seafood Display, Traditional Italian Classics and Assorted Desserts.  The full brunch menu is available upon request.  Dinner will be available beginning at 5:00 PM offering regular menu items.  Reservations required.

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

Mother’s Day Brunch at Hugo’s Naperville
Sunday, May 8

Seatings available at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM 

Adults: $45, Children 4-12: $15, Children 3 & Under: Free

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House in Naperville invites guests to their annual Mother’s Day Brunch.  This festive event includes a Carving Station with Prime Rib of Beef and Honey Rosemary Glazed Ham; an Omelet Station; a Shellfish Bar complete with oysters, shrimp, and snow crab claws; a Buffet Line with brunch classics; a Kids’ Table; and a Sweets Station, plus a Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar for adults.  Price includes all stations plus orange juice, coffee, tea, iced tea and soft drinks.  Reservations strongly recommended.  Tax and gratuity are not included.  Menu subject to change. Dining room opens for regular service at 5:00 PM.

Q-BBQ
70 S. La Grange Road | La Grange, IL 60525 | 708.482.8700 | www.q-bbq.com 

Moms Eat Free at Q-BBQ
Sunday, May 8

Families and friends can treat mom to a FREE lunch or dinner on Mother’s Day at Q-BBQ in La Grange.  The offer is valid for dine-in only and moms can choose from an array of menu options including traditional Texas-style barbecue items, hickory ribs, corn bread, macaroni and cheese, brisket and pulled pork.

TEXAS DE BRAZIL
5 Woodfield Shopping Center Ste. D312 | Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847.413.1600 | www.texasdebrazil.com

Open at 11:00 AM on Mother’s Day Plus Brazilian Mimosas
Sunday, May 8

Texas de Brazil will open at 11:00 AM on Mother’s Day and is the perfect setting for a family Mother’s Day celebration.  Families can enjoy traditional cuts of lamb, along with beef, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage for which Texas de Brazil is famous, carved tableside in true Brazilian Churrascaria fashion.  Diners can complete their Brazilian Steakhouse experience with items from the bountiful 50-60 item salad bar, a decadent dessert, after dinner drink, steaming espresso or hand-rolled cigar.

Also special for Mother’s Day Sunday are refreshing Brazilian Mimosas, a frozen cocktail made with house Champagne, blended with a choice of fruit purée and a touch of orange juice.  Mango, papaya, wild berry, strawberry, pomegranate, passion fruit, and guava flavors are available.  Prices vary by location. 

THE LUCKY MONK

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

Mother’s Day Buffet at The Lucky Monk
Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

$21.95 adults; $14.95 kids ages 6-12; Free under 5

The Lucky Monk will feature a Mother’s Day Buffet including breakfast classics, a few sweet surprises, kids’ buffet and a carving station with ham, turkey and beef.  For reservations, call (847) 898.0500.

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

Tuscany Oak Brook Chef Mother’s Day Specials
Sunday, May 8 beginning at 12:00 PM

$12 – $27

Tuscany Oak Brook invites guests to enjoy unique chef specials this Mother’s Day beginning at 12:00 PM including Pizza al Pesto (Basil pesto, roasted peppers, green onions, fresh smoked mozzarella, crumbled pancetta; $12), Gnocchi Repieni (Homemade spinach, butternut squash and Gorgonzola stuffed gnocchi, fresh oregano brown butter, toasted panchetta and baby arugula; $18), Easter Ham (Classic Roasted Honey Smoked Ham, gratinate red potatoes, braised green beans, raisin sauce; $21) and more.  The full a la carte Mother’s Day menu is available upon request.  Regular menu items will also be available.

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

Tuscany Wheeling Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
Sunday, May 8 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

$34.95 Adults; $17.95 Children (10 & under)

This Mother’s Day, Tuscany in Wheeling will feature a buffet featuring six different stations created by Executive Chef Bolla Loza.  The stations will include breakfast, seafood, carving station, omelet station, Italian station and dessert station.  Coffee, tea, soda and mimosas are included in the buffet price.  The regular dinner menu will begin at 4:00 PM.  Reservations are required.

Tax Day Specials in Chicagoland

CITY EVENTS

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

$15 Bouncebacks at Carnivale
Friday, April 15
Carnivale will offer a Tax Refund to all dining guests during lunch and dinner. Diners will receive a $15 Gift Certificate for use on their next visit. Complimentary gift certificates will be valid through May 31, 2011. 

CHENS CHINESE AND SUSHI
3506 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.549.9100 | www.chenschicago.com

KOI
624 Davis Street | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847.866.6969 | www.koievanston.com

Dinner Specials at Koi and Chens
Monday, April 18
$10.99 Chinese Plate entrees
In celebration of Tax Day being extended until Monday, April 18, both Koi and Chens will offer all Chinese Plate entrees for $10.99.  Dine-in, dinner only.  Chinese Plates include General Tsao’s Plates, Szechwan Plates, Sesame Plates and more. 

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

Tax Day Cocktails at Cityscape Bar
Friday, April 15
$4.15 Cocktails
Cityscape Bar will offer $4.15 cocktails on Tax Day, available all day.  Cocktails include the IRS Blue Lemonade Martini with Skyy Citrus Vodka, Blue Curacao and Lemonade.

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

Go Roma is Paying the Tax
Friday, April 15 
At over 10%, Chicagoland currently has one of the highest sales tax in the nation. On Friday, April 15, Go Roma offers guests a tax break by covering the tax for all dine-in or carryout orders.  Not valid with any other offers or catering orders.  

Go Roma offers a wide range of fresh Italian dishes including hearty homemade soups, hand-stretched thin crust artisan pizzas, seasonal salads, Panini sandwiches, tossed pasta, Italian specialties and homemade desserts. Complete menu available here: http://goroma.net/content/pdf/goroma_menu.pdf

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

Two Martini Deduction Special at RIVA
Friday, April 15
$10.99
Guests can enjoy tax day relief at RIVA Crab House and indulge in any two martinis from the bar signature cocktail menu for $10.99 all day in the bar, cafe or dining room in addition to snacking on appetizers, soups, salads, premium seafood and prime steaks.  Martini selections include the 007 Martini (Grey Goose Vodka, Bombay Blue Sapphire Gin and blue cheese olives; regularly $12), Crown Manhattan (Crown Royal with a splash of SweetVermouth, served on the rocks, garnished with a cherry; regularly $10) and more.  

SHOKRAN MOROCCAN RESTAURANT
4027 W. Irving Park | Chicago, IL 60641 | 773.427.9130 | www.shokranchicago.com

Tax Day Specials at Shokran
Friday, April 15
$4.15 – $10.99
Shokran will offer an array of tax relief specials on Tax Day including Sweet Chicken Couscous ($10.99), Chicken Bastilla ($4.15) and Chicken Kebab ($10.40).  Additional every day perks at Shokran include the BYOB policy and the restaurant is conveniently located just steps from the Irving Park stop on the CTA Blue Line. 

TUSCANY CAFE 
77 W Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL 60601 | 312.252.0863 | www.tuscanychicago.com

Two Martini Deduction Special at Tuscany Cafe
Friday, April 15
$10.99
Guests can enjoy tax relief at Tuscany Cafe and indulge in any two martinis from the bar signature cocktail menu for $10.99 all day in addition to the $2 Bar Bites Happy Hour (minimum drink purchase required) from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM, featuring items such as Mini Meatball Sliders, Buffalo Chicken Melt, Toasted Ravioli, Pizza Bread, Homemade Blue Cheese Potato Chips and more. 

SUBURBAN EVENTS

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

Tax Day Extension Drink Specials at Carlucci
Monday, April 18
$4.18 Select Bottles of Wine, $4.18 Martinis
Guests who join Carlucci on Monday, April 18 to celebrate the Tax Day extension will enjoy $4.18 martinis off of the martini list and $4.18 bottles of select wine in the dining room.  Select wines include Malbec, Chardonnay, Merlot, White Zinfandel, and Cabernet.  Limit one bottle per table, must order entree, dine-in only.  Other restrictions will apply.

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

“Tax Free” Day at The Lucky Monk
Friday, April 15
Guests are invited to enjoy a “Tax Free” Tax Day at the Monk and take advantage of no Food Sales Tax on their bill until 6:00 PM.*

*All checks must be closed by 6:00 PM.

Koi and Chens Celebrate National Soy Month in April

Koi in Evanston and Chens Chinese and Sushi in Wrigleyville celebrate National Soy Month with an authentic menu of specials featuring soy products prepared in a variety of ways.  Menu items include soy variations like crispy wontons stuffed with edamame and tofu purée; light and fluffy egg tofu with scrambled duck egg and bitter greens; silky soft tofu with peppercorns, garlic and spicy chili bean sauce; and the Asian delicacy tofu skin with bean curd stick, black mushroom and vegetables.  Complete menu details are below.  Available for dine-in, carryout and delivery. 

A member of the legume family, the soybean has been used for over 5,000 years in Asian cooking.  Also a complete protein, soy has become increasingly important in the western diet.  Tofu or bean curd is made by coagulating soymilk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks.  It is of Chinese origin.

MENU:            
Emerald Wonton Appetizer, $5.95
Crispy wontons stuffed with edamame and tofu purée with fresh raspberry sauce
Crispy Egg Tofu in Salt and Pepper Sauce, $12.95
Lightly fried egg tofu, scrambled duck egg, bitter greens, green onion, salt and pepper sauce
Tofu Skin in White Sauce, $8.95
Bean curd stick, black mushroom, green chili, carrot, bean sprouts
Mapo Tofu, $8.95
Soft tofu, peppercorn, garlic, green onion, spicy chili and bean sauce

WHERE:        KOI
                        
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
                        
847.866.6969
                        
www.koievanston.com 
                        Hours
                        
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
                        
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30 – 10:00 PM
                                Friday – Saturday: 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM3506 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
                               773.549.9100
                        
www.chenschicago.com 
                        Hours 
                        Sunday – Thursday: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
                        Friday – Saturday: 4:00 PM-Midnight

                        CHEN’S CHINESE AND SUSHI

Koi and Chens Celebrate Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 PM, lights will be flipped off for one full hour around the world as millions of people participate in Earth Hour.  The movement began four years ago as an expression of concern for climate change, and last year it became the biggest Earth Hour ever when a record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action.  

Chicagoans are invited to join Koi in Evanston and Chens in Wrigleyville for a candlelit celebration as they dim the lights for one hour.  Over candlelight, guests can enjoy new signature maki rolls, specialty martinis and authentic Chinese and Thai cuisine. 

Chicago is one of the many Illinois cities that signed the pledge to participate in Earth Hour, and many local bars and restaurants are supporting the movement.  

WHEN: Saturday, March 26, 8:30 PM

WHERE:   KOI
                  
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
                  
847.866.6969
                  
www.koievanston.com

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