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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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CHICAGO q CELEBRATES DERBY q

On Saturday, May 3, Chicago q will host their second annual Derby party, Derby q, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Guests can view the races inside Chicago q’s main dining room or outside on the tented, heated patio. Tickets are available for $42, and include a Southern-style, all-you-can-eat buffet and a drink, and can be reserved by calling 312.642.1160. A portion of the ticket fee will be donated to Ronald McDonald House® near Lurie Children’s.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, prepared by Chicago q Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen. The buffet will include Chicago q traditional dishes along with Kentucky Derby themed dishes such as ham and biscuits with q mustard sauce, Southern style roasted corn pudding, Kentucky Derby pie with pecans and chocolate, and much more.

After the first drink on the house, Chicago q’s full cash bar will be available as well as Kentucky Derby themed specials including a Makers Mark Mint Julep for $7. Guests can also enjoy “The Derby” a specialty drink, where a portion of this drink’s proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House®.

Throughout the day, there will be numerous contests including the best Derby Hat Contest, Best Dressed Gentlemen Contest and many more ways to win some fabulous prizes. Guests will be able to bet on derby horses for a chance to win Blue Door Farm Stand retail, Chicago q gift cards and bounce backs, house made sauces, rubs, and pickles from Chicago q, Maker’s Mark goodies, and more!

 

 

WHEN:    Saturday, May 3, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

COST:       $42 per person

A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to Ronald McDonald House® near Lurie Children’s

RSVP:       Call 312.642.1160 to RSVP, guest can make their reservation with a manager

Chicago q

1160 N. Dearborn Street

Chicago, IL 60610

312.642.1160

@chicagoqBBq

HOURS:

Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

BUFFET MENU:

Grilled Vegetable Crudité

with signature habanero ranch dip and aioli

Ham and Biscuits

with q mustard sauce

Flight of Deviled Eggs

whole grain, chipotle cilantro, traditional with fried capers

Bacon Cheddar Hushpuppies

Kale Salad

with walnuts, roasted apples , red onion, smoked corn and red wine vinaigrette

Hot Brown Sandwiches

with smoked turkey, cheese sauce and house made bacon

Benedictine Tea Sandwiches

with cucumber, thinly sliced onions, mixed greens, cream cheese and mayonnaise

Pulled Pork Sliders

on mini pretzel rolls

Smoked Turkey Salad sandwiches

with grapes, almonds, green apples 

Chicken Tenders

Southern-Style Roasted Corn Pudding

Cheesy Garlic Grits

Kentucky Derby Pie

with pecans and chocolate

Bread pudding

with q bourbon caramel glaze

Homemade Cookies

About Chicago q

Chicago q is the modern, urban, BBq experience. Artisanal house-made rubs, southernquality service and a modern ambiance combine to offer guests the greatest BBq in Chicago. Great BBq is a passion, not a pastime. Before the sun rises, Chicago q chefs are smoking their signature, highest quality, Kobe brisket in their wood burning smokers to get the tender, made-from-scratch, deliciousness.

About Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen

Lee Ann is also President and Owner of Wood Chick’s BBQ Restaurants & Catering Company, Lead Pitmaster for Wood Chick’s BBQ Competition Cooking Team, Member Kansas City Barbecue Society, KCBS Certified BBQ Judge, former Newspaper Food Columnist, 15 years in Hotel Catering Management and more than 17 years cooking competitive BBQ.

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

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MARCH MADNESS SPECIALS & EVENTS

CITY EVENTS

AMERICAN JUNKIE CHICAGO

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

 

March Madness at American Junkie

Sunday, March 16 through Monday, April 7

This March, guests who visit American Junkie can catch all of the basketball action presented live on the plasma TVs. The bar will host a CBS Bracket and encourages guests to enter. A prize will be awarded to the winner of the bracket.

In addition, Attic, the upper-level nightclub at American Junkie, will air the Championship Game on April 7 on an 8×16 foot screen, the largest seamless LED screen in the Midwest.

 

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.

CHICAGO q

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

 

March Madness at Chicago q

Sunday, March 16 through Monday, April 7

Starting on Selection Sunday through the Championship Game on Monday, April 7, Chicago q invites guests to enjoy the games in their bar, where all the games will be aired on television.

In addition, Chicago q offers private dining and catering packages perfect for basketball fans. Guests can select from Chicago q’s Competition Ribs, Pulled Chicken and Pork Sandwiches, Bruleed Macaroni and Cheese, Kobe Brisket Baked Beans and, of course, no party is complete without Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen’s signature Pig-Powder Chips and Bread and Butter Pickles.

Guests can also choose Chicago q’s Whole Pork Shoulder Presentation, which feeds approximately 12 people, served by Chicago q’s chefs with coleslaw, honey butter cornbread and kobe brisket baked beans.

Chicago q boasts two private dining spaces, The Octagon Room and the Upstairs Lounge, both of which accommodate up to 50 guests and have HD televisions with sound. For more information, visit http://chicagoqrestaurant.com/events/

 

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

 

March Madness at Clark Street Dog and Bar

March 16-April 7

This year, catch all the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament action at Clark Street Dog and Bar. The Lakeview favorite is currently offering a variety of food and drink specials available throughout the month of March. In a addition to the everyday drink specials like the $3.50 Goose Island drafts and $2 Bud Light featured drink specials include $5 Jameson shots; $5 Guinness cans; $7 Irish Car Bombs and an $8 Irish Breakfast of Guinness, vodka, Bloody Mary Mix and bitters served in a 16 oz. glass. Clark Street Dog will also be offering two new menu items for March, the St Paddy Burger, a perfectly seasoned fresh ¼ lb all beef burger with dark mustard, sliced onions, ⅓ lb sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese, served on a grilled bun for $7.69  and a Corned Beef Sandwich, 5oz of corned beef served with dark mustard on grilled rye bread for $5.19. Chicago-style favorites like the Italian Beef, ¼ lb Hamburger and the signature Clark Street Dog are also available.

 

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

COMPASS BAR

433 W. Diversey Parkway | Chicago, IL 60614 | 773.248.3230 | www.compassbarchicago.com

 

Compass Bar Celebrates March Madness

Sunday, March 16 through Monday, April 7

This March, Compass Bar, Lincoln Park’s newest beer lovers haven, invites Chicagoans to take in all the excitement of the NCAA Tournament. The bar will offer $15 Domestic Buckets with 5 beers and 60 cent wings, minimum order of 10, throughout the tournament. Compass boasts 8 televisions and will air all the games live with sound.

The perfect complement to basketball, the restaurant’s beer lists features 200 different beers, 20 of which are available on tap. Highlights include:

  • Arrogant Bastard Ale

  • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale

  • Local Option Dampf Loc

  • Delirium Tremens

  • Evil Twin Yin

  • Lagunitas Sucks Imperial IPA

  • Timmermans Framboise

  • Victory Golden Monkey

In addition, the bar will offer Trivia allowing people to select game winners. The person with the most wins will win a $25 gift card.

 

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday – Sunday: 11 – 2  a.m.

FIORENTINO’S CUCINA ITALIANA

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

 

Mangia Madness at Fiorentino’s this March

March 16-April 7

This March get ready for the second annual Mangia Madness at Fiorentino’s Cucina Italiana! The neighborhood restaurant will allow Facebook fans to vote for their favorite dishes in the categories of pasta entrees; meat entrees; seafood & fish entrees and specials. The rounds of voting will follow the same schedule as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament with the top dishes advancing to the next round with one final dish winning it all. The restaurant will offer discounts throughout the tournament including 16% off your bill during the sweet sixteen; 8 dishes under $8 during the elite eight and a feed 4 for under $40 deal for a family-style Italian dinner including spaghetti, meatballs, salad and garlic bread during the final four.

 

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, Northbrook and Deer Park. For hours and addresses, visit www.goroma.net

 

Marzo Madness at Go Roma

March 18-April 7

This March enjoy all of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament action with some of Go Roma’s delicious pasta. Diners who mention the Marzo Madness special can receive 20% off Go Roma’s Spaghetti Marinara and Pomodoro pastas, both available as regular or gluten-free. The Marzo Madness pasta special is available for both dine-in and carry-out orders.

 

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

 

PORKCHOP

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

 

March Madness Specials at Porkchop

Tuesday, March 18  – Monday, April 7

Chicagoans who visit Porkchop for March Madness games will enjoy specials including Miller Lite beer buckets for $15, Jim Beam cocktails for $5 and wings for 50-cents. Porkchop has an extensive whiskey selection, draft beers, craft beers and specialty winter cocktails perfect to pair with their gourmet BBQ comfort food selection. Specials are available on NCAA basketball game days only.

 

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

WEATHER MARK TAVERN

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

 

March Madness as Big as it Gets at Weather Mark Tavern

March 16 – April 7

This March, Weather Mark Tavern invites guests to experience the madness of the NCAA Tournament on their two 120” HDTVs while enjoying the many specials. Throughout the basketball tournament, sports fans can enjoy $4 20oz Bud Light and Miller Lite drafts, $15 buckets of select domestic beer, and great food specials every day, including $5 nachos.

 

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 3 a.m. | Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.

 

SUBURB EVENTS

 

CARLUCCI

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

 

March Madness at Carlucci

March 16 – April 7

Suburbanites can save themselves a trip downtown and enjoy Carlucci’s new craft beer lineup while watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on their many bar area flat screen TVs. Carlucci’s new craft beers include Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale, Goose Island Matilda, Revolution Bottom Up Wit, and Delerium Tremens. Carlucci will also offer $3 and $5 appetizers, Monday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

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

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CHICAGO q LAUNCHES BLOODY MARY BAR

Chicago q is proud to announce the newest addition to their brunch selection, a Bloody Mary bar. For $10, guests can build their own Bloody utilizing the ingredients featured.

Featured ingredients include: Fresh Made Tomato Juice, Tomatillo Juice, Pickled Okra, Pickled Green Beans, Olives, Banana Peppers, Green Peppers, Horseradish, Steak Sauce, Tabasco, Mozzarella Cheese, Cauliflower, Pepperoni, Pickles, Celery, Carrots, Lime, Lemon, Bacon, Black Pepper, Worcestershire Sauce, BBq Sauce and Pig Powder.

The Bloody Mary bar is available during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHEN:        

Available Saturday and Sunday during Brunch

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

COST:           $10

 

WHERE:      

Chicago q

1160 N. Dearborn Street

Chicago, IL 60610

312.642.1160

@chicagoqBBq

 

About Chicago q 

Chicago q is the modern, urban BBq experience.  Artisanal house-made rubs, southern quality service and a modern ambiance combine to offer guests the greatest BBq in Chicago.  Great BBq is a passion, not a pastime.  Before the sun rises, Chicago q chefs are smoking their signature, highest quality Kobe brisket in their wood burning smokers to get the tender, made-from-scratch deliciousness.

 

About Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen 

Lee Ann Whippen is no stranger when it comes to barbecue and touts a myriad of awards and accolades. Competing against 29 Competition teams from around the country, Lee Ann finished first in the Brisket category at the Kansas City Barbecue Society’s (KCBS) Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Regional Competition in Maryland this year. She is also the winner of the pulled pork competition on “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay” in 2008. She is also a member of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, KCBS Certified BBQ Judge, a former newspaper Food Columnist, and has spent 16 years in Hotel Catering Management and more than 17 years cooking competitive BBQ.

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIALS & EVENTS

ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIALS & EVENTS
CITY EVENTS

 

AMERICAN JUNKIE CHICAGO

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

 

American Junkie Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday, March 15

Last year, American Junkie’s St. Patrick’s Day party was one of the best this city has ever seen. This year, Chicagoans are invited to celebrate once again. With close proximity to the river, the River North bar will open at 8 a.m. and serve up Irish classics such as Green Beers, Jameson, Guinness and Irish Car Bombs.

Upstairs will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. then reopen again at 10 p.m.

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

 

 

CHICAGO q

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

 

Chicago q Street Side Sandwiches and Specials 

Saturday, March 15 – Sunday, March 16: Cash-and-carry Sandwiches available starting at 10 a.m.

Friday, March 14 – Monday, March 17: Specials available during lunch and dinner

For hungry bar-hoppers and parade-goers on Division Street and in the Gold Coast, Chicago q will offer cash-and-carry Pulled Pork Sandwiches for $8 each on their patio beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16. Chicago q’s Pulled Pork Sandwiches feature Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen’s house-smoked pork shoulder on a fresh pretzel roll. Each will come with guests’ choice of sauce including the Original Mild (a tomato-based sauce that is both rich and sweet), the Spicy Sauce (a tomato-based Virginia state champion sauce that is bold in flavor with light spice), South Carolina Mustard Sauce (a tangy and sweet sauce with a little heat), and Eastern North Carolina Vinegar (a classic Southern vinegar sauce with a kick). Bottled beverages will be available for $3.

Additionally, Chicago q will offer a Corned Beef special during lunch and dinner Friday, March 14 through Monday, March 17. Whippen’s Kobe corned beef is served with Napa cabbage, fingerling potatoes and baby carrots. It is available for $17 during lunch and $22 during dinner.

 

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

 

St. Patrick’s Day at Clark Street Dog and Bar

March 1-31

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month long at Clark Street Dog and Bar. The Lakeview favorite invites revelers to indulge in a variety of holiday themed food and drink specials, most of which will be available throughout the entire month of March. Featured drink specials include $3 Green Beer Bud Light drafts*; $5 Jameson shots; $5 Guinness cans; $7 Irish Car Bombs and an $8 Irish Breakfast of Guinness, vodka, Bloody Mary Mix and bitters served in a 16 oz. glass. Clark Street Dog will also be offering two new menu items for March, the St Paddy Burger, a perfectly seasoned fresh 1/4lb all beef burger with dark mustard, sliced onions, 1/3lb sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese, served on a grilled bun for $7.69  and a Corned Beef Sandwich, 5oz of corned beef served with dark mustard on grilled rye bread for $5.19.

*The Green Beer Bud Light drafts will only be available on Saturday, March 15

 

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

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO CRUISES

 

Spirit of Chicago Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on the Water

Starting at $49.90

Saturday, March 15 Board: 3 p.m., Cruise: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The vibrant Spirit of Chicago invites Chicagoans to grab their green-clad friends to join them for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on the water on Saturday, March 15. Guests will have the luck of the Irish with a delicious lunch buffet, green beers, amazing views, endless dancing and interactive DJ entertainment.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (866) 273-2649 or by visitingwww.spiritofchicago.com.

 

SEADOG CRUISES

Reservations required | 888.636.7737 | www.seadogcruises.com

 

Seadog St. Patrick’s Day

Seadog Cruises along the Chicago River will be available, weather permitting.

 

 

NOUVEAU TAVERN  

358 W Ontario | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.915.4100

 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day New Orleans Style

March 15, 2014

Nouveau Tavern will open early on March 15 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Chef Norman Hargrove and his team will offer Irish favorites such as Corned Beef and Cabbage with a Nouveau twist. See www.nouveautavern.com for further details.

 

HOURS: Monday – Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. | Friday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. | Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. | Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

SUBURBAN EVENTS

 

RACK HOUSE KITCHEN AND TAVERN

222 E. Algonquin Rd | Arlington Heights, IL 60005 | 847.640.7225 | www.rackhousetavern.com

 

St. Patrick’s Day Blarney Bash in the Burbs

March 14, 2014 through March 17, 2014

$3 Green Miller Lites, $5 Guinness, $5 Jameson, $6 Irish Car Bombs

Rack House Kitchen and Tavern invites guests to avoid the congestion downtown and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the suburbs from March 14 to March 17. Rack House will have drink specials and a corn beef and cabbage special available throughout the weekend. Drink specials include $3 green Miller Lites, $5 Guinness, $5 Jameson, and $6 Irish Car Bombs.

 

HOURS: Monday- Friday: 11 a.m.- 12 a.m. | Saturday- Sunday: 10:30 a.m.- 12.a.m.

 

 

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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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CHICAGO q HOSTS ANGEL’S ENVY Q BOURBON LAUNCH PARTY

In celebration of the newly created Angel’s Envy q Bourbon, Chicago q will host a special launch party with the iconic bourbon distillery on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. For $40 per person, guests can sample a selection of Angel’s Envy cocktails with representatives from the label on hand for questions.

The q Bourbon is a special blend, hand selected from a variety of barrels to the taste specifications and quality that best complimented Chicago q’s barbeque. This bourbon features a more residual maple syrup flavor as it is produced in oak barrels giving it a bit of sweetness. In addition, the blend features corn creating a sweet, more approachable bourbon for those who are novices in drinking this alcohol.

The all-inclusive ticket price also includes passed house bacon cheddar hush puppies and pork wings, a large Chicago q-style buffet and homemade cookies. The buffet will feature pulled pork and chicken sliders, fried green tomatoes, St. Louis Ribs and Bruleed Macaroni and Cheese. There will also be a raffle with opportunities to win Chicago q and Angel’s Envy collateral.

Tickets are required and available by calling Chicago q at 312.642.1160

WHEN:          Thursday, March 6

6:30 p.m.

 

COST:            Tickets are $40 per person, all inclusive

 

WHERE:        Chicago q

1160 N. Dearborn Street

Chicago, IL 60610

312.642.1160

@chicagoqBBq

 

About Chicago q 

Chicago q is the modern, urban BBq experience.  Artisanal house-made rubs, southern quality service and a modern ambiance combine to offer guests the greatest BBq in Chicago.  Great BBq is a passion, not a pastime.  Before the sun rises, Chicago q chefs are smoking their signature, highest quality Kobe brisket in their wood burning smokers to get the tender, made-from-scratch deliciousness.

 

About Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen 

Lee Ann Whippen is no stranger when it comes to barbecue and touts a myriad of awards and accolades. Competing against 29 Competition teams from around the country, Lee Ann finished first in the Brisket category at the Kansas City Barbecue Society’s (KCBS) Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Regional Competition in Maryland this year. She is also the winner of the pulled pork competition on “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay” in 2008. She is also a member of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, KCBS Certified BBQ Judge, a former newspaper Food Columnist, and has spent 16 years in Hotel Catering Management and more than 17 years cooking competitive BBQ.

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VALENTINES DAY SPECIALS & EVENTS – FEBRUARY 14, 2014

CITY EVENTS

 

BRASSERIE by LM

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

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe at Brasserie by LM  

Friday, February 14 through Saturday, Feburary 15 5 – 10 p.m.

$35 per person, $55 with Wine Pairings

This Valentine’s Day, Brasserie by LM invites guests to celebrate with a special menu. The three-course prix fixe menu will be $35 per person. With wine pairings, the menu will be $55 per person. Highlights include a Butter Squash Veloute with brioche and creme fraiche or Duck Confit Lyonnaise Salad with frisee and farmed poached egg to start, Braised 5 Hours Short Rib Bordelaise with potato puree, rapini, and cote du Rhone reduction or Pan Roasted Lake Trout with local glazed carrots and a ginger mussel emulsion. As a sweet finish, guests can choose between  Flourless Chocolate Cake or Homemade Profiteroles to share.

In addition, Brasserie by LM will allow guests to pre-order flowers to their table when they book their reservations. The restaurant will provide packaging to bring the flowers home. Options include:.

  •       Le Petit Bouquet, $49 – A sophisticated collection of roses and seasonal garden flowers in the guest’s choice of red or shades of pink, presented in a cube vase.
  •       Les Roses Classiques, $99- A grand presentation of a dozen long-stemmed roses, wrapped and finished with a hand-tied ribbon bow. Available in guest’s choice of red, blush pink, magenta, yellow, lavender.

To arrange, call 312.431.1788.

 

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

 

 

CHICAGO q

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

Chicago q Valentine’s Day Specials  Available Friday, February 14

Chicago q offers diners special menu items created by Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Reservations are recommended.

 

Appetizer Special: Sharing Plate for Two, $18

Two Dry-Rubbed Wings, Two House Bacon Cheddar Hush Puppies, Two Fried Green Tomatoes and Two Shrimp and Grits.

 

Entree Special: Veal Chop, $42

Served with fingerling potato hash and a roasted jalapeno red wine reduction

 

Dessert Special: Chocolate Tres Leches Cake, $9

 

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

 

 

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

Spirit of Chicago and Odyssey Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Water

Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15

The festive Spirit of Chicago and luxurious Odyssey cruise ship will celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend with amazing skyline views, romantic dinners on both Friday and Saturday, and plentiful brunches on Saturday.

Onboard the Spirit of Chicago, guests will enjoy a lunch or dinner buffet, DJ entertainment and dancing. The buffet will include a selection of salads, entrees, sides and desserts. Guests can take their drinks topside and relax on Chicago’s largest outdoor patio deck or enjoy top 40’s hits.

The Odyssey will offer live music and a seated dinner with three courses including Lola Rosa and Greens Salad, a Blue Crab and Corn Bisque, Filet Mignon and Pawns and a sweets selection for dinner. Aboard Odyssey’s lunch cruise, there will be a decadent brunch buffet and guests can enjoy an upscale DJ, dancing and amazing skyline views.

All cruises include a complimentary champagne toast as well as a single rose per couple. All prices below are per person and exclude taxes and other fees.

 

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO VALENTINE’S WEEKEND DINNER CRUISES

Friday, February 14, 2014 and Saturday, February 15

Board: 6:30 p.m., Cruise: 7 – 10 p.m.

Starting at $79.90

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (866) 273-2649 or by visitingwww.spiritofchicago.com.

 

ODYSSEY VALENTINE’S WEEKEND DINNER CRUISES

Friday, February 14, 2014 and Saturday, February 15

Board: 6 p.m., Cruise: 7 – 10 p.m.

Starting at $99.90

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (866) 305-2469 or by visiting www.odyssey.com.

 

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO VALENTINE’S WEEKEND BRUNCH CRUISE

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Board: 11:30 a.m., Cruise: 12 – 2 p.m.

Starting at $47.90

RESERVE:      Reservations are required and can be made by calling (866) 273-2649 or by visiting www.spiritofchicago.com.

 

ODYSSEY VALENTINE’S WEEKEND BRUNCH CRUISE

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Board: 11:00 a.m., Cruise: 12 – 2 p.m.

Starting at $61.90

RESERVE:      Reservations are required and can be made by calling (866) 305-2469 or by visiting www.odyssey.com.

 

Mystic Blue Valentine’s Day Las Vegas-Themed Wedding Extravaganza

Friday, February 14

Board: 3:00 p.m. Ceremonies Begin: 4:00 p.m. Reception: 4:30 – 10 p.m., Cruising: 7:00 – 9 p.m. Dockside: 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.

$85 per person, $500 Ceremony Package

Entertainment Cruises and the Mystic Blue are excited to announce their Valentine’s Day Las Vegas-Themed Wedding Extravaganza on Friday, February 14. Beginning at 4 p.m., guests are invited on board to say “I do” with special 30-minute wedding ceremonies on the Mystic Blue.

The ceremony includes hors d’oeuvres on the Escapade Deck to enjoy before and after the ceremony. Each ceremony will be on the Vista Deck of Mystic Blue and will have an aisle for the bride or groom to walk down along with seating for his or her friends and family. Entertainment Cruise’s wedding officiant, Elizabeth Anne Stewart will marry the couple. The bride or groom may select his or her own entrance song and following the ceremony, the couple will enjoy their first dance and a complimentary champagne toast. Please note all couples must provide their own marriage license.

Following their ceremony, guests will enjoy a romantic 2-hour dinner cruise on Lake Michigan with gorgeous views of Lake Michigan. For this very special event, reservations are required and can be made by calling 888.333.9150 or by visitingwww.mysticbluecruises.com.

 

FIORENTINO’S CUCINA ITALIANA

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

Valentine’s Day Specials at Fiorentino’s Cucina Italiana

Thursday, February 13-Sunday, February 16

Fiorentino’s Cucina Italiana invites guests to join them for a romantic evening this Valentine’s Day. The neighborhood restaurant will be offering a wide selection of Southern Italian inspired specials which will be available Thursday-Sunday. Fiorentino’s is also running a Facebook contest for a chance to win a complimentary Valentine’s Day dinner for two delivered to your home. Participants can enter on Fiorentino’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/FiorentinosCucinaItaliana

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, Northbrook and Deer Park. For hours and addresses, visit www.goroma.net

Complimentary Dessert for Couples

Friday, February 14

Complimentary Dessert

This Valentine’s Day, when dining at any Go Roma’s location, couples will receive a complimentary warm chocolate pudding cake with the purchase of two entrees. This delicious dessert comes with hot fudge and vanilla bean ice cream.

 

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

 

 

MACKU SIGNATURE

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

MACKU SUSHI

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

“Be Mine” Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu at Macku Sushi and Macku Signature

Friday, February 14

$75 per person

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Chef Macku Chan’s delicious “Be Mine” prix fixe menu, available at both Macku Sushi and Macku Signature. The seven course menu, which includes a sparkling wine aperitif and dessert, is offered during 3 seating times on Friday, February 14th. Seating times are: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Diners who make their reservations by February 1 will be rewarded with 15% off the prix fixe menu, those who make reservations by February 13 will receive 10% off the prix fixe menu.* Additionally, guests who dine-in at either location before February 7 will have the opportunity to enter a contest to win a complimentary Valentine’s Day dinner at Macku Signature only.

*Reservation discount not valid during the 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. seating

 

Be Mine Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu

Aperitif

Sparkling Wine

 

1st Course

Tomato Soup

Fresh cream, ikura, parsley oil

 

2nd Course

Ebi Su

Shrimp, squid, pickled radish, ohba, cucumber, ponzu sauce

 

3rd Course

Tuna Sashimi

White tuna, burdock root, pickled onions

 

4th Course

Tuna

Shiitake mushrooms, black pepper sauce

Salmon

Enoki mushrooms, truffle oil, chives

Yellowtail

sautéed banana peppers

 

5th Course

Special Spicy Tuna Makimono

Sweet potato tempura, spicy tuna

 

6th Course

Filet -OR- Salmon

Asian pear reduction

 

7th Course

Dessert

Mango pudding, fresh berries, tapioca

 

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

DILLO CON UN BACIO AT NANDO MILANO TRATTORIA

Celebrate Amore On Valentine’s Day With A Kiss!

February 14

A Kiss

Nando Milano Trattoria invites Valentine’s Day guests to seal their meal with a kiss. On Friday, February 14, Nando Milano will offer a sweet end to the evening with a special promotion. Couples dining at Nando Milano can enjoy one of Chef Alessio Vullo’s decadent desserts for the price of a kiss! After savoring any number of the authentic house-made Italian dishes, share a kiss with your date Nando Milano Trattoria invites guests to “Dillo Con Un Bacio” or “Say It With A Kiss” on Valentine’s Day with a special promotion. On Friday, February 14, Nando Milano will offer a sweet end to the evening for couples dining at the Wicker Park establishment. After savoring a dinner of the authentic house-made Italian dishes, guests can enjoy one of Chef Alessio Vullo’s decadent desserts for the price of a kiss!

“We want to celebrate l’amore and what better way to do it than to dillo con un bacio?” – Dario Vullo

For more information or reservations call (773) 486-2636 or visit OpenTable:http://www.opentable.com/nando-milano-trattoria

 

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.

 

 

 

NOUVEAU TAVERN 

358 W Ontario | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.915.4100

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Nouveau Tavern

Friday, February 14

$125

On Valentine’s Day, Nouveau Tavern will feature a special RESERVATION ONLY pre-fixe menu for two. The menu is comprised of three courses and served with a bottle of Champagne. Space is limited. Please visit Opentable to make a reservation.

 

First Course

Oysters on the Half Shell | Lemon, Cocktail Sauce, Micro Celery

or

Creole Shrimp Cocktail | Marie Rose Sauce, Chive

 

Second Course

Ribeye | Potato, Corn, Sweet Bell Pepper, Red Onion Preserve

or

Crawfish Crab Cake | Herb Salad, Creole Mustard Sauce

 

Third Course

Amarula Cheesecake | Kumquat Marmalade

or

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

 

HOURS: Monday – Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Thursday – Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. | Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. | Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

 

 

TROQUET RAVENSWOOD

1834 West Montrose Ave. | Chicago, IL 60613 | 773.334.5664 | www.troquetchicago.com

 

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe at Troquet Ravenswood

Friday, February 14 – Saturday, February 15

$30 per person, Wine or Beer Pairings available for an additional $15

This Valentine’s Day, Troquet Ravenswood invites Chicagoans to enjoy a romantic dinner with their 3-course prix fixe menu available on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15.

 

Menu highlights include Carrot and Ginger Bisque with saffron and creme fraiche or homemade chicken liver mousse to start, followed by Duck Confit Maison with roasted thyme fingerling potatoes and petite salade or Braised Lamb Shank aux Epices with spiced couscous and dried fruits. As a sweet finish, there will be Mousse au Chocolate to share or Apple Financier.

 

In addition, Troquet Ravenswood will allow guests to pre-order flowers to their table when they book their reservations. The restaurant will provide packaging to bring the flowers home. Options include:.

  •       Le Petit Bouquet, $49 – A sophisticated collection of roses and seasonal garden flowers in the guest’s choice of red or shades of pink, presented in a cube vase.
  •       Les Roses Classiques, $99- A grand presentation of a dozen long-stemmed roses, wrapped and finished with a hand-tied ribbon bow. Available in guest’s choice of red, blush pink, magenta, yellow, lavender.

To arrange, call 773.334.5664.

 

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

Valentine’s Day at Troquet River North

Friday, February 14 – Saturday, February 15 5 – 11 p.m.

$40 per person, Wine Pairings Available for an additional $20

Perfect for date night, River North’s newest neighborhood French bar, Troquet offers a romantic evening this Valentine’s Day Weekend. Managing Chef Partner Martial Noguier and Chef de Cuisine Benoit Fliou will prepare a special three-course menu with choices including a Shrimp Bisque with saffron creme chantilly and crunchy pistachio, Avocado Salad with coriander leaves and basilica vinaigrette or Rosemary Scallops Brochette with truffle oil and vanilla seed to start, followed by Sea Bass with haricot vert and lemon and capers beurre blanc, Hand Cut Fettuccine with winter mushroom fricassee and Parmesan shaving or Duck Magret with celery root puree and a spicy red wine reduction. Desserts include a Thin French Caramelized Apple Tart to share with brown sugar and vanilla ice cream or Chocolate Lava Cake with bittersweet chocolate and Earl Grey custard sauce.

 

In addition, Troquet River North will allow guests to pre-order flowers to their table when they book their reservations. The restaurant will provide packaging to bring the flowers home. Options include:.

  •       Le Petit Bouquet, $49 – A sophisticated collection of roses and seasonal garden flowers in the guest’s choice of red or shades of pink, presented in a cube vase.
  •       Les Roses Classiques, $99- A grand presentation of a dozen long-stemmed roses, wrapped and finished with a hand-tied ribbon bow. Available in guest’s choice of red, blush pink, magenta, yellow, lavender.

To arrange, call 312.202.9900.

 

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

 

WINTER OLYMPICS SPECIALS & EVENTS AROUND CHICAGO

AMERICAN JUNKIE CHICAGO

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

www.americanjunkiechi.com

 

American Snow Cones at American Junkie

Available during Opening Ceremonies on February 7, 2014 and all hockey games

$10 Snow Cones

 

This Winter Olympics, American Junkie is the perfect place to cheer on Team USA. In honor of the events, Chicago’s favorite sports bar will be showing the games on all of their 34 televisions and offer Red, White and Blue Snow Cones for $10. Featuring Skyy Vodka, these snow cones will be pina colada, cherry and blue raspberry flavored.

For some larger events and games, Attic, the upper-level club at American Junkie, will welcome guests  to watch on their 8×16 foot screen, the largest seamless LED screen in the Midwest. For information on which games will be featured, visit their facebook page: www.facebook.com/AtticAtJunkie

 

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.

 

 

BRASSERIE by LM

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

www.BrasseriebyLM.com

 

 

Winter Olympics at Brasserie by LM

Friday, February 7 through Sunday, February 23

$4 Kronenbourg

This Winter Olympics, Brasserie by LM will be cheering on Team France with $4 Kronenbourg 1664s, the  French pale lager from Strasbourg. The special discount will be available throughout the entire Olympics.

 

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

 

CHICAGO q

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

 

Winter Olympics at Chicago q

Friday, February 7 through Sunday, February 23

This February, Chicago q invites Chicagoans to cheer on Team USA at the with their delicious American

barbecue classics and new winter drinks. New drinks include:

  • Simpleton, $12-
  • Spiced Rum, Apple Cider and Lemon Juice
  • Houstons Hill, $12-
  • Agave Tequila, Sweet Vermouth and Lime Juice
  • The Good Man, $12-
  • Smirnoff, Cinnamon Simple Syrup and Pear Puree
  • Sundrop, $12-
  • Absolut Mandarin, Cointreau, Fresh Juices
  • Pins & Needles, $12-
  • Plymouth Gin, St. Germain and Prosecco

 

In addition, the restaurant will feature the games in their bar area. The full menu is available in

the bar area.

 

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

 

Winter Olympics at Clark Street Dog and Bar

February 7-23

Clark Street Dog and Bar is the perfect place to watch the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. The Lakeview favorite offers a full menu of American classics to enjoy while cheering on all the Chicago athletes representing Team USA. The bar, open late, features a number of drink specials every day of the week and will be showing all the Olympics action. Weekly drink

specials include well drinks and glasses of wine for $4 on Mondays; the signature Pickle-Back shot for $4 on Tuesdays; $5 Three Olives Vodka cocktails on Wednesdays and a $6 deal on Thursdays featuring a Goose Island draft and a shot of either Jose Cuervo

or Jim Beam. Friday and Saturday specials include $2 Bud Light bottles ($10 pitchers); $3.50 Goose Island drafts ($18 pitchers); $5 well drinks and $7 call drinks. On Sundays guests can enjoy $3 domestic bottles.

 

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/

 

Winter Olympics at Fiorentino’s Cucina Italiana

February 7-23

Cheer on Team Italy during the Sochi Winter Olympics at Fiorentino’s Cucina Italiana. The Lakeview favorite will be showing all the Olympics action in their bar. Stop in and enjoy weekly food and drink specials including half-priced bottles of wine on Mondays; half off Piatinni (Italian “tapas style” appetizers) on Tuesdays, an Industry Night on Wednesdays and the delicious Sunday Suppa available every Sunday evening for $23.95 per person. Diners can enjoy Fiorentino’s rustic Italian fare at home as well, the neighborhood gem delivers and is currently offering delivery deal for direct call-in orders or curbside pickup only. For $39 diners receive an Italian Family-Style Spaghetti Dinner including spaghetti, meatballs, salad and garlic bread (serves four). Call 773.244.3026 to order today.

 

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

 

THE GRID

351 W. Hubbard St | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.321.1351 |

www.thegridchicago.com/

 

Winter Olympics Specials at The Grid

February 7-23

Catch all the Winter Olympics action at the Grid! Cheer on Team USA while enjoying all Russian Standard vodka cocktails, including the Grid’s Moscow Mule, for just $5. The River North sports bar also offers a number of weekday specials including buck a’ shuck oysters on Mondays, ½ off bottles of wine during Uncorked Wednesdays and $5 chef’s choice pizzas from 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

HOURS:

Restaurant:

Lunch: Tuesday – Friday only 11:30 am – 2:30 pm | Dinner: Monday – Friday 4:00 – 10:00 pm |

Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Dinner: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Lounge: Thursday-Friday 7:00 pm – 2:00 am | Saturday 4:00 pm – 3:00 am

 

 

MACKU SIGNATURE

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

MACKU SUSHI

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

 

Winter Olympics at Macku Sushi and Macku Signature

February 7-23

This Winter Olympics, cheer on your team at Macku Sushi and Macku Signature with some of Chef Macku  Chan’s traditional maki and sashimi and signature nigiri with toppings. Every Monday-Thursday from 5-7 p.m. guests can stop by the sake bar at Macku Signature  to enjoy the small plates happy hour menu and a signature cocktail. Diners will also be able to enjoy the weekday specials available at both locations including Maki Mondays featuring a special maki roll; a seasonal prix fixe menu for $45 on Tuesdays and $3  off premium sake flights on Thursdays.

 

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.

 

TROQUET RAVENSWOOD

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

 

Winter Olympics at Troquet Ravenswood

Friday, February 7 through Sunday, February 23

$4 Kronenbourg

This Winter Olympics, Troquet Ravenswood will be cheering on Team France with $4 Kronenbourg 1664s,

the French pale lager from Strasbourg. The special discount will be available throughout the entire Olympics.

 

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

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