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Thanksgiving Specials 2014

BUONA

708.749.2333 | http://www.buona.com/

 

Celebrate Turkey Day all Month Long with the Turkey Festiva

Available through January 1, 2015

$6.25

 

Sandwich lovers can celebrate Thanksgiving all month long with Buona’s Turkey Festiva sandwich. This limited-edition sandwich packs in all of Thanksgiving’s flavors with roasted turkey, baby spinach, Havarti cheese and cranberry relish on bread, toasted to golden perfection.


CARLUCCI RESTAURANT

1801 Butterfield Road | Downers Grove, IL 60515 | 630.512.0990 | http://carluccirestaurant.com/

 

Leave the Cooking to Carlucci This Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014

A la carte pricing

 

Don’t spend Thanksgiving in the kitchen, enjoy the day with family and friends and leave the cooking to Carlucci. Menu items include Carlucci’s twist on Thanksgiving classics like the “Tacchino,” marinated roasted turkey with gravy, sausage-chestnut stuffing, sweet potato, sautéed green beans and cranberry relish for $24.95 and ” Ravioli di Zucca,” homemade roasted butternut squash ravioli with brown butter, sage, and crushed amaratteo di sarona cookies for $17.95. A children’s menu will also be available all day. Carlucci will be open from 12p.m. – 7p.m. and diners can enjoy table-side magic from “The Amazing Brando.”

 

HOURS

Monday – Thursday11:30a.m. – 9:30p.m.

Friday: 11:30a.m. – 10:30p.m.

Saturday: 4:30p.m. – 10:30p.m.

Sunday: 4:30p.m. – 9p.m.

 

DELIGHTFUL PASTRIES & CAFÉ

http://www.delightfulpastries.com/

Old Town | 1710 N Wells St | Chicago, IL 60614 | 312.255.0724

131 N Clinton St | Chicago, IL 60661 | 312.234.9644

5927 W Lawrence Ave | Chicago, IL 60630 | 773.545.7215

 

Make Your Thanksgiving a Little Sweeter with Delightful Pastries & Cafe

Order by November 22

 

This Thanksgiving season, Delightful Pastries & Café will satisfy any holiday craving with sweet and savory menu items that take a front seat to Thanksgiving staples. Spice up holiday stuffing recipes using their Pecan Cranberry Sourdough bread and wow guests sweet tooth with a Sweet Potato Praline Pie or Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie. View the Delightful Pastries & Café Thanksgiving menu online to see all their offerings for the holiday.

 

HOURS

Old Town

Monday – Thursday: 8a.m. – 6p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 8a.m. – 7p.m.

Sunday: 8a.m. – 5p.m.

 

Chicago French Market

Monday – Friday: 7a.m. – 7p.m.

Saturday: 8:30a.m. – 5p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

 

Jefferson Park

Monday – Friday: 6:30a.m. – 6p.m.

Saturday: 6:30a.m. – 5p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

 

EL MARIACHI TEQUILA BAR

3906 N Broadway | Chicago, IL 60613 | 773.549.2932 | http://elmariachitequilabar.com/

 

½ Priced Wine for Black Wednesday

Wednesday, November 26

 

Choose El Mariachi Tequila Bar for Chicago’s biggest bar night of the year and enjoy ½ priced bottles of vino for Black Wednesday. Enjoy great drinks, food and music with friends and family.

 

HOURS

Monday – Friday: 4p.m. – 11p.m.

Saturday: 4p.m. – 12a.m.

Sunday: 10a.m. – 12a.m.

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

Reservations required | 888.636.7737 | http://www.entertainmentcruises.com/

 

Thanksgiving Cruises Aboard the Odyssey

Thursday, November 27; Lunch Cruise: 2:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.; Dinner Cruise: 6:30p.m. -9:30p.m.

Lunch Cruise: adults from $59.90, children from $35.95

Dinner Cruise: adults from $79.90, children from $47.95

 

Odyssey Cruises announces special Thanksgiving Cruises on Thursday, November 27 with a special holiday buffet menu including an array of Thanksgiving favorites like Hickory Smoked Ham, Walnut-Crusted Turkey Breast, Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes and String Beans. Guests will enjoy the day without the hassle of cooking and entertaining at home, making for a unique and festive celebration complete with DJ entertainment and the gorgeous Chicago skyline as a backdrop.

 

FAMOUS DAVE’S

www.famousdaves.com

 

Black Wednesday at Famous Dave’s in Evergreen Park & Bolingbrook 

$20 per person

 

Join Famous Dave’s at its Evergreen Park and Bolingbrook locations on Black Wednesday (November 26th) from 5-8pm for a Craft Beer Bonanza – featuring tastings from local and national craft breweries, wine tastings, and a buffet of Wings, Buffalo’d Bones, Mighty Bites and Veggie Dip.

 

Evergreen Park: Enjoy the sounds of motown.

Bolingbrook: Enjoy live music by acoustic duo, Rebel Heart.

 

BBQ Black Friday at Famous Dave’s

From Friday, November 28th through Sunday, November 30th, enjoy great BBQ and gift card specials at Famous Dave’s Chicagoland locations.

 

7-11 AM:

$10 Reward Card for every $25 Gift Card purchased

$2 BBQ Breakfast Tacos

FREE samples of the new bar menu: BBQ Flatbreads, Buffalo’d Bones & more

Enter the raffle to win one year’s worth of FREE weekly BBQ Flatbread!

 

11 AM – Close:

$5.49 Bloody Mary and choice of BBQ slider or taco in the bar area

$4 Bloody Mary Bar in the bar area

FREE samples of the new bar menu: BBQ Flatbreads, Buffalo’d Bones & more

Enter the raffle to win one year’s worth of FREE weekly BBQ Flatbread!

 

Holiday Hours: Famous Dave’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

 

Visit Famous Dave’s at one of their many Chicagoland locations: Addison, Algonquin, Bolingbrook, Evergreen Park, North Riverside, Orland Park, & Oswego

 

PLYMOUTH

327 S Plymouth Ct | Chicago, IL 60604 | 312.362.1212 | http://plymouthgrill.com/

 

Warm Up this Month with Plymouth’s Hot Toddy

Month of November and December

$9

 

Chicagoans don’t let the winter’s cold weather bog them down. Plymouth’s thirst-quenching November drink special will help guests get in the holiday spirit. Perfect for chilly autumn days, Plymouth’s Spiced Pumpkin Hot Toddy is made with pumpkin puree, a blend of six spices, and Knob Creek Rye Whiskey for a little extra warming!  Tastes like hot pumpkin pie in a glass. For guest’s convenience, Plymouth has discounted parking after 3 p.m. at the South Loop Parking Garage on 318 S. Federal St.

 

HOURS

Main Level:

Monday – Wednesday: 11a.m. – 7p.m.

Thursday – Friday: 11a.m. – 10p.m.

Saturday: 4p.m. – midnight

Sunday: CLOSED (except for special events)

 

Rooftop

Monday – Saturday: 4p.m. – midnight

Sunday: CLOSED

 

PORKCHOP

941 W Randolph St | Chicago, IL 60607| 312.733.9333 | http://chicagoporkchop.com/

1516 E Harper Ct | Chicago, IL 60615 | 773.493.9333

 

Black Wednesday at Porkchop

Wednesday, November 26

 

Customers who visit Porkchop this Black Wednesday will receive a penny drink (with purchase of entree) to start off their night! Both West Loop and Hyde Park locations will be open until 12 a.m. The bar offers over 60 whiskeys, various craft beers and more for late-night drinkers.

 

HOURS

Randolph

Monday – Thursday: 11:30a.m. – midnight

Friday: 11:30a.m. – 2a.m.

Saturday: 11a.m. – 3a.m.

Sunday: 10a.m. – midnight

 

Hyde Park

Sunday – Thursday: 8a.m. – midnight

Friday: 8a.m. – 1a.m.

Saturday: 8a.m. – 2a.m.

 

REVOLUCION MEXICAN STEAKHOUSE

3443 N Broadway | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.661.9893 | http://revolucionsteakhouse.com/

 

Celebrate Black Wednesday with $5 Sangria

Wednesday, November 26

$5

 

Celebrate the biggest bar night of the year at Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse with $5 Sangria. Guests can sip on Revolucion’s famous fruity drink while catching up with friends and family.

 

HOURS

Monday – Thursday: 11a.m. – 11p.m.

Friday: 11a.m. – 1a.m.

Saturday: 10a.m. – 1a.m.

Sunday: 10a.m. – 11p.m.

 

 

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HALLOWEEN SPECIALS & EVENTS 2014

 

CITY EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

SUBURBAN EVENTS

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES WELCOMES THE CHICAGO ELITE

Chicago’s Newest Yacht for Private Parties & Events

She’s arrived! Entertainment Cruises, Chicago’s largest lakefront cruise and events organization, welcomed Chicago’s newest private yacht, Chicago Elite, in June. This luxurious vessel is available to host a truly remarkable event on the water in a unique setting that is sure to impress all guests. Events are completely customizable to fit every need, including choice of menus and beverages, entertainment, décor and flexible boarding and cruising times.

 

Chicago Elite is available for exclusive private parties of groups up to 150, making it the perfect space for weddings, corporate events or other memorable gatherings. Enjoy sensational skyline views of Chicago from both dining and open-air decks. Chicago Elitefeatures two interior salons, an expansive bar and lounge on the main deck and a finely appointed dining room on the second deck. The top deck features a contemporary rooftop lounge with unparalleled waterfront views of Chicago’s award winning skyline and architecture.

 

 

 

To book your next event on Chicago Elite, please call 866.391.8439 or Request Information Here.

 

 

General Information

Odyssey Cruises, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue Cruises and Seadog Cruises are part of Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises.

 

The Spirit of Chicago, Seadog, and The Odyssey received the Trip Advisor 2014 Excellence Award

 

The Odyssey received Illinois Meetings + Events magazine’s 2013 readers’ choice Best of Award.

 

The Spirit of Chicago and The Odyssey received a 2014 Editor’s Choice for Best in Boats from Chicago Traveler.

 

Entertainment Cruises’ fleet was voted as a “Best of Knot Weddings” for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

 

The Spirit of Chicago received Chicago Parent’s Best Places to Flirt in the Best Places for Chicago Parents in 2013.

 

Seadog Cruises received top ratings and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2012 and 2013.

 

Odyssey was named the “Best Cruise Line in Chicago” by Destination Guide in 2012.

 

Seadog Extreme was awarded the “Best Kid-Friendly Thrill” by Time Out Chicago KIDS in 2012.

 

Entertainment Cruises received the Silver Award from NTA’s Courier Magazine in the “Favorite Sightseeing Cruise Line” category in 2012.

 

Odyssey was named a 2012 Top Rated Restaurant & received a certificate of recognition from Restaurant.com.

 

Odyssey was recognized for having a 4 out of 5 stars from Yelp & received the “People Love Us” award in 2012.

 

The Odyssey was named the Best of Boats/Charters/Cruises by the Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine in 2011 and 2012.

 

Odyssey was named a “Concierge Favorite” by Concierge Preferred in 2011.

 

About The Chicago Elite

The Elite is Chicago’s most innovative dining and entertainment experience. The private charter yacht is available as a private event space for parties of up to 150 guests. Featuring two interior salons, an expansive bar and lounge on main deck and a finely appointed dining room on second deck. Top deck features a contemporary roof top style outside lounge with unparalleled waterfront views of Chicago’s award winning skyline and architecture. Chicago Elite offers a completely customizable event on a private yacht for a meeting, wedding or unique gathering. For more information, visitwww.eliteprivateyachts.com.

 

About The Odyssey

The Odyssey’s 749-passenger ship, the largest cruise vessel to ply the waters of Lake Michigan, is unrivaled in luxury and recipient of Concierge Favorite and Best of The Knot awards in 2012.  The Odyssey, at 200-ft. long and 55-ft. high, is equipped with three climate controlled decks, an outdoor observation deck, three indoor bars, dance floors, and exceptional skyline views from bow to stern.  Odyssey’s distinguished service and experiences cater to all tastes and senses. For more information, visitwww.odysseycruises.com.

 

About Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago’s festive, four-story ship has been creating high-energy fun from beginning to end as it cruises along Chicago’s lakefront. The 192-ft. ship sails year-round and features a vibrant interior of three climate-controlled dining decks with new bars and dance floors and panoramic windows.  For more information, visitwww.spiritofchicago.com.

 

About Mystic Blue

Featuring a contemporary décor with sleek, silvery-blue interiors, Mystic Blue boasts an outdoor lounge with modern furniture, and three enclosed decks with the largest picture windows of any dinner boat on Lake Michigan. From parties of two to 600, Mystic Blue is the place for cool music, delicious food and drinks, top-notch service and unbeatable views from every table. For more information, visit www.mysticbluecruises.com.

 

About Seadog

One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Seadog offers three turbo-charged excursions from a 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour, a 75-minute Lake and River Architectural Tour, and the most horse-powered vessel on the water, a 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride. Dogs cruise free (based on availability). Seadog operates April – October, weather permitting. For more information, visitwww.seadogcruises.com.

 

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FOURTH OF JULY SPECIALS

CITY EVENTS

 
CLARK STREET DOG 

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

Enjoy American Classics at Clark Street Dog

July 4th-6th

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

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

 

EPIC

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

EPIC Celebrates the 4th of July and National Grilling Month

Friday, July 4th, 2014

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

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

 

EL MARIACHI TEQUILA BAR

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

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

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

 

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

 

REVOLUCION MEXICAN STEAKHOUSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

JOE FISH

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

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

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

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

MYSTIC BLUE CRUISES

Reservations required | 877.299.7783 | www.mysticbluecruises.com

Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Friday, July 4th

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

$139.90

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

 

ODYSSEY CRUISES

Reservations required | 866.305.2469 |  www.odyssey.com

Chicago Independence Day Lunch Cruise

Friday, July 4th

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

$51.90

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

Chicago Independence Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Friday, July 4th

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

$189.90

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

 

SEADOG CRUISES

Reservations required | 888.636.7737 | www.seadogcruises.com

4th of July Speedboat Cruise

Friday, July 4th

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

$69.95

Fireworks Speedboat Cruise

Saturday, July 5th

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

$34.95

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

 

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO CRUISES

Reservations required | 866.273.2469 | www.spiritofchicago.com

Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Friday, July 4th

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

$149.90

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

 

THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY

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

Enjoy Classic American Fare at The Grill

Friday, July 4th

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

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

 

PORKCHOP

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

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

Porkchop Fourth of July Pig Roast

Friday, July 4th

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

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

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

 

SUBURBAN EVENTS

 

BARBAKOA

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

4th of July at Barbakoa

July 4th – 6th

$3 Firecracker Tamales and $2 Bud Lites

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

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

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

 

CARLUCCI  RESTAURANT

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

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

July 5 – 6

 

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

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

 

STONEWOOD ALE HOUSE

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

BBQ Ribs at Stonewood Ale House to Celebrate America

July 4th

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

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

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

 

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SPIRIT OF CHICAGO PARTNERS WITH JOE’S LIVE FOR COUNTRY NIGHT CRUISES

Experience a new summer concert unlike ever before during Country Night Cruises, a series of country concerts aboard Spirit of Chicago in partnership with JOE’S LIVE. Guests will be treated to a live country music show, great food and fun, all while cruising Lake Michigan on a floating concert venue. The series – sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Shiner Specialty Beer – kicks off with a performance by Jack Ingram in June and Whiskey Jam in July, with additional shows to be announced at a later date. It’s time for Chicago to get its country on, in true summer fashion.

 

Thursday, June 26th - featuring a DJ & a performance from Jack Ingram

 

Thursday, July 24th - Whiskey Jam (Hosted by Josh Hoge and Ward Guenther, featuring Corey Crowder, Chris Gelbuda, A thousand Horses, Adam Sanders, Tyler Reeve, Channing Wilson, Old Dominion, Randy Montana, and Johnny Bulford)

 

More dates TBA

  

 

WHAT:          Country Night Cruises

 

WHERE:       Spirit of Chicago

Boards at Navy Pier

 

WHEN:          Dates & performers listed above

Board: 6:00pm | Cruise: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

MENU:          Food is available for purchase during the event

 

RSVP:            To book tickets please call 866.273.2469 or Book your Cruise Online

$33.09 per adult | Must be 21 or older with ID

 

 

General Information

Odyssey Cruises, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue Cruises, Chicago Elite and Seadog Cruises are part of Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises.

 

The Odyssey has received Illinois Meetings + Events magazine’s 2013 readers’ choice Best of Award.

 

The Spirit of Chicago and The Odyssey received a 2014 Editor’s Choice for Best in Boats from Chicago Traveler.

 

Entertainment Cruises’ fleet was voted as a “Best of Knot Weddings” for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

 

The Spirit of Chicago received Chicago Parent’s Best Places to Flirt in the Best Places for Chicago Parents in 2013.

 

Seadog Cruises received top ratings and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2012 and 2013.

 

Odyssey was named the “Best Cruise Line in Chicago” by Destination Guide in 2012.

 

Seadog Extreme was awarded the “Best Kid-Friendly Thrill” by Time Out Chicago KIDS in 2012.

 

Entertainment Cruises received the Silver Award from NTA’s Courier Magazine in the “Favorite Sightseeing Cruise Line” category in 2012.

 

Odyssey was named a 2012 Top Rated Restaurant & received a certificate of recognition from Restaurant.com.

 

Odyssey was recognized for having a 4 out of 5 stars from Yelp & received the “People Love Us” award in 2012.

 

The Odyssey was named the Best of Boats/Charters/Cruises by the Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine in 2011 and 2012.

 

Odyssey was named a “Concierge Favorite” by Concierge Preferred in 2011.

 

About The Odyssey

The Odyssey’s 749-passenger ship, the largest cruise vessel to ply the waters of Lake Michigan, is unrivaled in luxury and recipient of Concierge Favorite and Best of The Knot awards in 2012.  The Odyssey, at 200-ft. long and 55-ft. high, is equipped with three climate controlled decks, an outdoor observation deck, three indoor bars, dance floors, and exceptional skyline views from bow to stern.  Odyssey’s distinguished service and experiences cater to all tastes and senses. For more information, visitwww.odysseycruises.com.

 

About Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago’s festive, four-story ship has been creating high-energy fun from beginning to end as it cruises along Chicago’s lakefront. The 192-ft. ship sails year-round and features a vibrant interior of three climate-controlled dining decks with new bars and dance floors and panoramic windows.  For more information, visitwww.spiritofchicago.com.

 

 

About Mystic Blue

Featuring a contemporary décor with sleek, silvery-blue interiors, Mystic Blue boasts an outdoor lounge with modern furniture, and three enclosed decks with the largest picture windows of any dinner boat on Lake Michigan. From parties of two to 600, Mystic Blue is the place for cool music, delicious food and drinks, top-notch service and unbeatable views from every table. For more information, visit www.mysticbluecruises.com.

 

About Seadog

One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Seadog offers three turbo-charged excursions from a 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour, a 75-minute Lake and River Architectural Tour, and the most horse-powered vessel on the water, a 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride. Dogs cruise free (based on availability). Seadog operates April – October, weather permitting. For more information, visitwww.seadogcruises.com.

 

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ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES CREATES AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER

Entertainment Cruises will offer a wide variety of cruises throughout summer that are guaranteed to make it one to remember. Guests can enjoy everything from a country music night on the water to an enriching Chicago history cruise sponsored by Chicago History Museum.

 

View the full list of events and details below. Dates available upon request.

 

Country Night Cruises- Guests will be treated to a live country music show in partnership with Joe’s Live, great food and fun this summer on a floating concert venue, the Spirit of Chicago.

 

Menu: Food is available for purchase during the event

Board: 6:00pm | Cruise: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Price: from $33.09 per adult | Must be 21 or older with ID

 

‘Cruise into the Weekend’ Series - Including both beer and wine flight cruises, this Thursday night series departs Navy Pier at 8:15pm and will travel for 75 minutes down the Chicago River.

The beer flight cruise, titled ‘A Cruise of Blood, Sweat and Beers’, will offer beer flights from Hopothesis Beer Company in tandem with narration about the civil unrest in correlation to beer. At four points throughout the cruise, guests will sample beers including Seadog’s private label, The Flying Buttress. There will be no speedboat ride on this tour and all passengers must be 21 or over.

 

$36.95 per person.

Board: 8pm Cruise: 8:15-9:30pm

 

The Wine Flight River Cruises will offer four wine tastings and informative commentary from Seadog Sommelier, Chris Pawlisz, who will discuss all things wine and fine in Chicago. There will be no speedboat ride on this tour and all passengers must be 21 or over.

 

$36.95 per person.

Board: 8pm Cruise: 8:15-9:30pm

 

Gospel Lunch Cruise - Guests can enjoy live entertainment, a newly revamped all-you-can-eat-buffet and good fellowship. This two-hour cruise along Chicago’s magnificent lakefront is perfect for an afternoon getaway. Inspired live gospel music will be performed by Tecora Rogers and the Chicago Spirituals.

 

Gospel Lunch Cruise: Board 11:00am, Cruise 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Afternoon Gospel Lunch Cruise: Board 3:00pm, Cruise 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Pricing: from $49.90 per person

 

 

Full Moon Dinner Cruise - Step aboard one of Entertainment Cruises’ three dining boats – Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago, or Mystic Blue –  for an unforgettable evening under a star-studded, moonlit sky. Guests can enjoy delicious appetizers and entrées prepared fresh onboard daily. Local mixologists will be serving signature cocktails to accompany dessert. After dinner, guests can stroll to the outside decks and take in the spectacular sights of Chicago when the moon’s at its fullest, illuminating the city skyline.

 

Cabaret Lunch Cruise - This two-hour cruise along Chicago’s magnificent lakefront is perfect for an afternoon getaway, birthday, church group, entertaining out-of-town guests – you name it. Seniors will enjoy this truly interactive entertainment experience with the Spirit of Chicago Cabaret Show. Guests can expect a broad repertoire – everything from sing-along show tunes to jazz standards while incorporating fascinating facts about the iconic Chicago skyline. The Society of American Travel Writers voted the Chicago skyline, as seen from a boat, one of the top ten most spectacular panoramic views in all of America.

 

Board: Noon | Cruise: 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Price: From $36.90 per adult

 

Chicago History Cruise - This two-hour cruise along Chicago’s magnificent lakefront features exciting views of Chicago’s most famous architecture and landmarks. Guests can cruise and delight in Spirit of Chicago’s new menus by Chopped champion Chef Eric B LeVine, sit back and learn about Chicago’s history and iconic buildings with narration provided by Chicago History Museum’s expert curatorial staff, including Jill Austin, Joy Bivins, Libby Mahoney, John Russick and Petra Slinkard.

 

Board: Noon

Cruise: 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Price: from $36.90 per adult

 

Seadog & Chicago Children’s Museum Package -Seadog Cruises and Chicago Children’s Museum have come together to offer a special Lakefront Speedboat Tour and Museum Admission Package. Guests can enjoy a 30-minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour jam-packed with music, entertainment and fun. Pair the speedboat ride with a visit to Chicago Children’s Museum, located at Navy Pier, where exhibits and playful programs invite kids and their families to splash, climb, build, create, explore and discover.

 

Price: $29.90 per person

 

To book tickets for any of the above cruises, please call 866.305.2469 for Odyssey, 866.273.2469 for Sprit of Chicago, 877.299.7783 for Mystic Blue, 888.636.7737 for Seadog or Book your Cruise Online

 

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PATIO SPECIALS

CITY EVENTS

 

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE

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

 

Spectacular Patio Views and Fine Dining at Chicago Cut Steakhouse

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

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

 

THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY 

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

 

Enjoy your holiday weekend at The Grill on the Alley

 

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

 

REVOLUCION MEXICAN STEAKHOUSE

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

 

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

Monday, May 26, 2014   

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

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

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

 

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

 

EL MARIACHI TEQUILA BAR

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

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

Saturday, May 24- Monday, May 26, 2014

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

 

CLARK STREET DOG AND BAR

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

 

Enjoy a Burger and a Beer on the Patio

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

 

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

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

 

MYSTIC BLUE CRUISES

Reservations required | 888.333.9150 |  www.odyssey.com

 

Memorial Day Sunday Dinner Cruise

5/25

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

$76.90

 

ODYSSEY CRUISES

Reservations required | 866.305.2469 |  www.odyssey.com

 

Memorial Day Weekend Cruises

5/25, 5/26

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

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

$101.90

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

 

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO CRUISES

Reservations required | 866.273.2469 | www.spiritofchicago.com

 

Memorial Day Weekend Cruises

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

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

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

$84.90- dinner

$49.90- lunch

 

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

 

SEADOG CRUISES

Reservations recommended | 888.636.7737 | www.seadogcruises.com

 

Seadog Memorial Day Cruises

5/26

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

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

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

 

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

 

FIORENTINO’S CUCINA ITALIANA

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

 

Dine al fresco on Fiorentino’s Patio

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GO ROMA

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

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

 

Patio Now Opening

5/26

 

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

 

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

 

THE LOCAL CHICAGO

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

 

TLC Patio is a Welcome Oasis in the Gold Coast

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

 

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

 

 

PORKCHOP

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

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

 

Memorial Day Patio Dining at Porkchop

Monday, May 26

$10 Burger and a Beer

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

 

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

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

 

TACOS TEQUILAS

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

 

Tacos Tequilas Patio Open for Memorial Day

 

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

 

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

 

SUBURBAN EVENTS

 

BARBAKOA

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

 

Patio and Margaritas for Memorial Day

May 25 – May 26

$39 Margarita Puro Pitchers

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

 

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

 

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

 

STONEWOOD ALE HOUSE

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

 

BBQ Ribs for Memorial Day

Monday, May 26

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

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

 

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

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MYSTIC BLUE JOINS CRAFT BEER WEEK LINEUP

In honor of Chicago Craft Beer Week, Mystic Blue will host a craft brews cruise in partnership with Lakeshore Beverage on Thursday, May 22 Guests will sip a variety of craft beer, including some rare selections, from America’s top craft breweries, including: Goose Island, Brooklyn Brewery, Against the Grain, Jolly Pumpkin, Ommegang, Uinta and many more. Craft Beer Cruise guests will receive 4 (4oz) beer samples, poured by the brewmasters and founders themselves, as well as food to complement the different brews. Additional drink tickets can be purchased on board for $2 each. While taking in the Chicago skyline and enjoying craft brews, guests will also have the opportunity to win a variety of impressive prizes by participating in a #CraftBeerCruise social media contest.

WHERE:      Mystic Blue, off Navy Pier

 

WHEN:         

Thursday, May 22

Board: 5:00pm

Cruise: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

 

RSVP:           

$29.41 per adult ($2 each additional drink ticket)

Call 877.299.7783 or Book your Cruise Online

        

COMPLETE LIST OF BEERS:

12%

3 Sheeps

Against the Grain

Ale Syndicate

Atomium

Brooklyn Brewery

Central Waters

Duvel/Ommegang

Flossmoor

Gambrinus

Goose Island

Jolly Pumpkin

Local Option

MKE Brewing

Small Town

Summit Brewery

Tallgrass

Uinta

Upland

Virtue

All guests must be 21 or older with ID*

 

General Information

Odyssey Cruises, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue Cruises

and Seadog Cruises are part of Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises

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The Spirit of Chicago and The Odyssey received a 2014 Editor’s Choice for Best in Boats from Chicago Traveler.

 

Entertainment Cruises’ fleet was voted as a “Best of Knot Weddings” for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

 

The Spirit of Chicago received Chicago Parent’s Best Places to Flirt in the Best Places for Chicago Parents in 2013.

 

Seadog Cruises received top ratings and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2012 and 2013.

 

Odyssey was named the “Best Cruise Line in Chicago” by Destination Guide in 2012.

 

Seadog Extreme was awarded the “Best Kid-Friendly Thrill” by Time Out Chicago KIDS in 2012.

 

Entertainment Cruises received the Silver Award from NTA’s Courier Magazine in the “Favorite Sightseeing Cruise Line” category in 2012.

 

Odyssey was named a 2012 Top Rated Restaurant & received a certificate of recognition from Restaurant.com.

 

Odyssey was recognized for having a 4 out of 5 stars from Yelp & received the “People Love Us” award in 2012.

 

The Odyssey was named the Best of Boats/Charters/Cruises by the Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine in 2011 and 2012.

 

Odyssey was named a “Concierge Favorite” by Concierge Preferred in 2011.

 

About The Odyssey

The Odyssey’s 749-passenger ship, the largest cruise vessel to ply the waters of Lake Michigan, is unrivaled in luxury and recipient of Concierge Favorite and Best of The Knot awards in 2012.  The Odyssey, at 200-ft. long and 55-ft. high, is equipped with three climate controlled decks, an outdoor observation deck, three indoor bars, dance floors, and exceptional skyline views from bow to stern.  Odyssey’s distinguished service and experiences cater to all tastes and senses. For more information, visit www.odysseycruises.com.

 

About Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago’s festive, four-story ship has been creating high-energy fun from beginning to end as it cruises along Chicago’s lakefront. The 192-ft. ship sails year-round and features a vibrant interior of three climate-controlled dining decks with new bars and dance floors and panoramic windows.  For more information, visit www.spiritofchicago.com. 

 

About Mystic Blue

Featuring a contemporary décor with sleek, silvery-blue interiors, Mystic Blue boasts an outdoor lounge with modern furniture, and three enclosed decks with the largest picture windows of any dinner boat on Lake Michigan. From parties of two to 600, Mystic Blue is the place for cool music, delicious food and drinks, top-notch service and unbeatable views from every table. For more information, visit

 

About Seadog

One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Seadog offers three turbo-charged excursions from a 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour, a 75-minute Lake and River Architectural Tour, and the most horse-powered vessel on the water, a 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride. Dogs cruise free (based on availability). Seadog operates April – October, weather permitting. For more information, visit

 

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SEADOG SPEEDBOAT CRUISES AVAILABLE APRIL 1

This April, Seadog, Chicago’s premier speedboat, offers three unique adventures on Lake Michigan. Passengers are invited to take a tour of the Chicago skyline on the 30-Minute Lakefront Speedboat tour, fully equipped with a brief narration and music. Those looking for a little Chicago history can sit back and enjoy the Lakefront view of the city skyline, as well as the up-close views from the Chicago River on the fully narrated and humorous 75-Minute River and Lake Architectural Tour. Guests can also choose to take a ride on the thrilling water rollercoaster, Seadog Extreme.

Information on Specialty Cruises such as Beer and Wine Flight Cruises, Sunset Cruises and Firework Cruises for the 2014 season will be forthcoming. As always, Chicagoans are invited to bring their dogs on their lakefront joyride – dogs cruise free on the Seadog. Seating is subject to availability.

In addition, Entertainment Cruises and Seadog are pleased to announce its capabilities for docking at alternate locations including McCormick Place and, new this year, Marina City, located near The House of Blues, The Kinzie Hotel, Hotel Chicago, The Trump, Westin and the Langham. This completely customizable service is ideal for groups of 20 or more seeking a unique transportation option to and from Navy Pier. Perfect for large parties, happy hours, dinners, corporate functions and more, patrons can enjoy a number of signature tours and drop anchor at the new docking spots. Food and Drink can be arranged through Harry Caray’s. Groups of 20 or more are required to charter the boat for alternate docking locations. Charters start at $1500.

SPECIAL OFFER

This spring, Entertainment Cruises offers guests 15% off their Seadog Lakefront Speedboat Tour orders, March 31 through April 30. Guests can use promo code BLAST15.

Restrictions: Valid Sunday through Friday only.  Not to be combined with other offers. Certain restrictions apply.  Subject to availability. Limit one discount per order.

WHEN:          Seadog begins Cruising Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cruises may be available sooner, weather permitting.

 

COST:            Starting at $22.95.

Children three and under cruise for free.

Prices are subject to change.

Prices are per person and exclude taxes and other fees.

 

RESERVE:     Reservations must be made in advance online at www.seadogcruises.com or by calling 888.636.7737.

 

General Information

Odyssey Cruises, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue Cruises and Seadog Cruises are part of Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises.

 

The Spirit of Chicago and The Odyssey received a 2014 Editor’s Choice for Best in Boats from Chicago Traveler.

 

Entertainment Cruises’ fleet was voted as a “Best of Knot Weddings” for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

 

Odyssey was named a “Concierge Favorite” by Concierge Preferred in 2011 and 2014.

 

The Spirit of Chicago received Chicago Parent’s Best Places to Flirt in the Best Places for Chicago Parents in 2013.

 

Seadog Cruises received top ratings and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2012 and 2013.

 

Odyssey was named the “Best Cruise Line in Chicago” by Destination Guide in 2012.

 

Seadog Extreme was awarded the “Best Kid-Friendly Thrill” by Time Out Chicago KIDS in 2012.

 

Entertainment Cruises received the Silver Award from NTA’s Courier Magazine in the “Favorite Sightseeing Cruise Line” category in 2012.

 

Odyssey was named a 2012 Top Rated Restaurant & received a certificate of recognition from Restaurant.com.

 

Odyssey was recognized for having a 4 out of 5 stars from Yelp & received the “People Love Us” award in 2012.

 

The Odyssey was named the Best of Boats/Charters/Cruises by the Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine in 2011 and 2012.

 

About The Odyssey

The Odyssey’s 749-passenger ship, the largest cruise vessel to ply the waters of Lake Michigan, is unrivaled in luxury and recipient of Concierge Favorite and Best of The Knot awards in 2012.  The Odyssey, at 200-ft. long and 55-ft. high, is equipped with three climate controlled decks, an outdoor observation deck, three indoor bars, dance floors, and exceptional skyline views from bow to stern.  Odyssey’s distinguished service and experiences cater to all tastes and senses. For more information, visit www.odysseycruises.com.

 

About Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago’s festive, four-story ship has been creating high-energy fun from beginning to end as it cruises along Chicago’s lakefront. The 192-ft. ship sails year-round and features a vibrant interior of three climate-controlled dining decks with new bars and dance floors and panoramic windows.  For more information, visit www.spiritofchicago.com.

 

 

About Mystic Blue

Featuring a contemporary décor with sleek, silvery-blue interiors, Mystic Blue boasts an outdoor lounge with modern furniture, and three enclosed decks with the largest picture windows of any dinner boat on Lake Michigan. From parties of two to 600, Mystic Blue is the place for cool music, delicious food and drinks, top-notch service and unbeatable views from every table. For more information, visit www.mysticbluecruises.com.

 

About Seadog

One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Seadog offers three turbo-charged excursions from a 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour, a 75-minute Lake and River Architectural Tour, and the most horse-powered vessel on the water, a 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride. Dogs cruise free (based on availability). Seadog operates April – October, weather permitting. For more information, visit www.seadogcruises.com.

 

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ODYSSEY AND SPIRIT OF CHICAGO CELEBRATE EASTER

The newly renovated Odyssey and vibrant Spirit of Chicago will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 20 with two brunch cruises and one dinner cruise.

Guests will have two opportunities to board the Odyssey with a delicious brunch featuring eggs, breakfast meats, hash browns and waffles, Orange Glazed-Chicken Breast, Atlantic Tilapia, Pasta Primavera, Curried Vegetables and a Black Pepper Crusted Sirloin, carved to order or for dinner featuring a Hearts of Palm Salad, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Oven Roasted Salmon Filet, Seafood Linguine with Shrimp, Scallops and Mussels, or a Vegetable Tower. There will also be interactive emcee entertainment, treats for children and a guest appearance from the Easter bunny, these Easter cruises will guarantee an exciting and memorable day for the whole family.

The Spirit of Chicago will host a brunch cruise with a plentiful buffet featuring a harvest cheddar, omelets, applewood smoked bacon, hash browns, house-griddled waffles, BBQ sirloin, Caribbean roasted chicken, penne and more. There will an interactive MC and dancing as well as treats for children and a guest appearance from the Easter bunny.

All prices below are per person and exclude taxes and other fees.

Complete menus, photos and further details are available upon request.  

EASTER BRUNCH CRUISES

ODYSSEY

WHEN:           Sunday, April 20, 2014

Board: 12:15 p.m., Cruise: 1 – 3 p.m.

 

COST:           Starting at $64.90

 

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

 

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO

WHEN:           Sunday, April 20, 2014

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

 

COST:           Starting at $54.90

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

 

EASTER DINNER CRUISE

ODYSSEY

WHEN:           Sunday, April 20, 2014

Board: 5 p.m., Cruise: 6 – 8 p.m.

 

COST:           Starting at $89.90

 

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

 

General Information

Odyssey Cruises, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue Cruises

and Seadog Cruises are part of Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises.

 

 

The Spirit of Chicago and The Odyssey received a 2014 Editor’s Choice for Best in Boats from Chicago Traveler.

 

Entertainment Cruises’ fleet was voted as a “Best of Knot Weddings” for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

 

Odyssey was named a “Concierge Favorite” by Concierge Preferred in 2011 and 2014.

 

The Spirit of Chicago received Chicago Parent’s Best Places to Flirt in the Best Places for Chicago Parents in 2013.

 

Seadog Cruises received top ratings and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2012 and 2013.

 

Odyssey was named the “Best Cruise Line in Chicago” by Destination Guide in 2012.

 

Seadog Extreme was awarded the “Best Kid-Friendly Thrill” by Time Out Chicago KIDS in 2012.

 

Entertainment Cruises received the Silver Award from NTA’s Courier Magazine in the “Favorite Sightseeing Cruise Line” category in 2012.

 

Odyssey was named a 2012 Top Rated Restaurant & received a certificate of recognition from Restaurant.com

 

Odyssey was recognized for having a 4 out of 5 stars from Yelp & received the “People Love Us” award in 2012.

 

The Odyssey was named the Best of Boats/Charters/Cruises by the Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine in 2011 and 2012.

 

About The Odyssey

The Odyssey’s 749-passenger ship, the largest cruise vessel to ply the waters of Lake Michigan, is unrivaled in luxury and recipient of Concierge Favorite and Best of The Knot awards in 2012.  The Odyssey, at 200-ft. long and 55-ft. high, is equipped with three climate controlled decks, an outdoor observation deck, three indoor bars, dance floors, and exceptional skyline views from bow to stern.  Odyssey’s distinguished service and experiences cater to all tastes and senses. For more information, visit www.odysseycruises.com 

 

About Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago’s festive, four-story ship has been creating high-energy fun from beginning to end as it cruises along Chicago’s lakefront. The 192-ft. ship sails year-round and features a vibrant interior of three climate-controlled dining decks with new bars and dance floors and panoramic windows.  For more information, visit

www.spiritofchicago.com

.

About Mystic Blue

Featuring a contemporary décor with sleek, silvery-blue interiors, Mystic Blue boasts an outdoor lounge with modern furniture, and three enclosed decks with the largest picture windows of any dinner boat on Lake Michigan. From parties of two to 600, Mystic Blue is the place for cool music, delicious food and drinks, top-notch service and unbeatable views from every table. For more information, visit

www.mysticbluecruises.com

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About Seadog

One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Seadog offers three turbo-charged excursions from a 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour, a 75-minute Lake and River Architectural Tour, and the most horse-powered vessel on the water, a 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride. Dogs cruise free (based on availability). Seadog operates April – October, weather permitting. For more information, visit

www.seadogcruises.com

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