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Memorial Day Events In Chicago

BAD DOG TAVERN

Memorial Day Weekend at Bad Dog Tavern

Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

Guests who visit Bag Dog Tavern over Memorial Day weekend can enjoy weekend brunch specials from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on one of the largest patio spaces in the city that seats nearly 125 people and is dog friendly. Additionally, patrons can enjoy lunch on Memorial Day beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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

 

BRASSERIE by LM

Memorial Day Brunch at Brasserie by LM

Monday, May 27

Guests can dine and sip cocktails al fresco while enjoying breathtaking skyline views on Brasserie’s spacious 70-seat Michigan Avenue patio over Memorial Day weekend.

On Monday, May 27, the restaurant will serve brunch featuring entrées, pastries and classic brunch items like French Toast ($10), LM Benedict ($10), Crepes ($10), Savory Tart ($7), Brasserie Burger ($12) and more. Guests can also enjoy Brasserie’s Croque menu which includes Croque Monsieur ($9), Croque Vegetable ($9) and Croque Salmon ($11). For an additional $2, guests can add an egg on top to any Croque to create a Croque Madame.

Brasserie Bloody Marys and Mimosas are $7 each, and a $25 mimosa and entrée special will be available.

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

 

CASTAWAYS BAR & GRILL

Memorial Day Weekend at Castaways on North Avenue Beach

Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

Located on North Avenue Beach, Castaways serves lunch and dinner every day from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and drinks from noon to 11 p.m. Menu items include fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches, and quesadillas accompanied by frozen cocktails and even Corona in a can (No bottles on the beach). Castaways has live music from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and drink specials during the week.

Private party space is available which can accommodate up to 400 people–perfect for corporate outings and special events. Castaways now offers Cabanas available for rent daily through Labor Day. The two cabanas are located on the North end of the Castaways upper deck with a capacity of 10 – 12 people (max) each. The cabanas are available for rent from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ($750 F&B minimum), 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. ($750 F&B minimum) or All Day ($1,250 F&B minimum). Photos available upon request.

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

 

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE 

Memorial Day Dining at Chicago Cut Steakhouse

Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27

Chicago Cut Steakhouse is the perfect setting to enjoy Memorial Day weekend, as it will be open for business as usual on Saturday and Sunday and from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Monday, May 27. With its exceptional patio, situated along the historic Chicago River with a spectacular view of the city, guests will enjoy varied creations including the raw bar, salads, seafood and 100 percent Prime USDA Beef. The patio seats 120 and features a cocktail lounge with an unrivaled wine list available via iPad. Chicago Cut Steakhouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Photos available upon request.

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

 

CHICAGO q

Chicago q Celebrates Memorial Day

Monday, May 27

In celebration of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, Chicago q invites Chicagoans to enjoy the day off with classic barbecue dishes created by the talented hands of award-winning Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen. Chicago q catering makes it easy to enjoy delicious barbecue at home with friends and family.

Items available for catering and delivery include House Bacon Cheddar Hush Puppies, BBq Lemon Shrimp with Grilled Polenta, and BBq Cobb Salad for starters. Lee Ann Whippen’s award-winning barbecue options include a Whole Pork Shoulder (catering), Kobe Brisket and Baby Back Ribs. Not to be served solo, available sides include Kobe Brisket Baked Beans, Bruléed Mac n Cheese and Braised Greens. Catering menu and pricing are available at www.diningin.com.

In addition, the restaurant will be open with regular hours all weekend. Guests can sample the delicious barbecue outdoors on Chicago’s most talked-about patio of the season. Featuring a custom-built white picket fence with lush flowers surrounding plush seating for 40 guests, Chicago q brings their clean, country aesthetic to their outdoor dining area right off the bustling action of Division Street. The patio seating is first come, first served and a food purchase is required.

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

PATIO HOURS: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.  – 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The patio will be open, weather permitting.

 

CITYSCAPE BAR

Memorial Day Mojitos at Cityscape Bar

Monday, May 27

$6 Mojitos

Cityscape Bar, located on the 15th floor of the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, invites Chicagoans to celebrate Memorial Day with $6 Mojitos on Monday, May 27. Guests can enjoy these drinks, featuring Cruzan Rum in a variety of flavors like pineapple, mango, black cherry and traditional, while taking in the stunning panoramic views of downtown’s River North.

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

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

Mystic Blue, Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago and Seadog Celebrate Memorial Day

Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27

Chicagoans are invited to step aboard the contemporary Mystic Blue, festive Spirit of Chicago or elegant Odyssey cruise ships for a Memorial Day celebration. All three distinctive vessels will commemorate Memorial Day on Sunday May 26. The Spirit of Chicago will also have special lunch and dinner cruises on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Guests will enjoy creative cuisine, DJ entertainment and amazing skyline views. Additionally, military personnel are eligible for an exclusive discount of 15 percent off any Memorial weekend cruise when using promo code BLAST15 at checkout.

Seadog will be departing daily during Memorial Day weekend and offering 30-Minute Speedboat Tours, 75-Minute Lake & River Architectural Tours and 30-Minute Extreme Thrill Rides.

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

MYSTIC BLUE MEMORIAL DAY SUNDAY DINNER CRUISE

Sunday, May 26: Board: 6:30 p.m., Cruise: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Starting at $76.90

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 888.333.9150 or by visiting www.mysticbluecruises.com.

ODYSSEY MEMORIAL DAY SUNDAY DINNER CRUISE

Sunday, May 26: Board: 6 p.m., Cruise: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Starting at $99.90

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 888.957.2320 or by visiting www.odyssey.com.

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO MEMORIAL DAY CRUISES

Sunday Dinner Cruise: Sunday, May 26

Board: 6:30 p.m., Cruise: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m, Starting at $82.90

Monday Lunch Cruise: Monday, May 27

Board: 12 p.m., Cruise: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Starting at $47.90

Monday Dinner Cruise: Monday, May 27

Board: 6 p.m., Cruise: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Starting at $82.90

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 888.957.2324 or by visiting www.spiritofchicago.com.

 SEADOG MEMORIAL DAY CRUISES

30 Minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour: Adults $26.95, Children $18.95

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

30 Minute Extreme Thrill Ride: Adults $31.95, Children $21.95

All cruises listed above will depart daily. Times and prices may vary. Children 3 or under and dogs cruise free. Reservations are recommended for all Seadog cruises and can be made by calling 866.636.7737 or by visitingwww.seadogcruises.com.

 

FRONTIER

Frontier Memorial Day Brunch and Al Fresco Options

Monday, May 27

Frontier will open for brunch at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day. Patrons can enjoy Executive Chef Brian Jupiter’s brunch creations on Frontier’s 2,500 square-foot outdoor beer garden–a charming patio separated from the restaurant by floor-to-ceiling windows that is fully winterized and open year round. The patio features seating for 100 guests, a full service bar, and multiple TVs. Photos available upon request.

 1072 North Milwaukee | Chicago, IL 60642  773.772.4322 | www.thefrontierchicago.com

HARBORSIDE INTERNATIONAL GOLF COURSE and PIER 37 BAR & GRILL

Harborside Memorial Day Golfing

Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

Located just 16 minutes from the Chicago loop, Harborside brings championship style golf, open to the public, to Chicago’s doorstep. Combining a rugged links exterior, with sculpted fairways and manicured greens, Harborside is the perfect choice for locals and travelers looking to enjoy traditional links golf. The amenities at Harborside include a magnificent 24,000 square foot Prairie Style clubhouse, offering food by Chicago’s top restaurateur, Phil Stefani, in the Pier 37 Restaurant. The clubhouse can hold up to 300 people for outings, meetings and banquets.

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

 

KOI

Memorial Day at Koi

Monday, May 27

$5 Sangria

Koi invites guests to celebrate Memorial Day with their signature gluten free 4 Rebels Lychee Sangria cocktail for only $5. The sangria, available in both red and white varieties, features 4 Rebels Premium Vodka, wine, sweet and sour juice, orange juice, lychee juice and Sprite poured over ice, garnished with Fuji apples, oranges and a lychee on top. Guests can also enjoy $2.50 select appetizers in the bar from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Photos available upon request.

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

 

LM BISTRO

Memorial Day Brunch at LM Bistro

Monday, May 27

This Memorial Day, Chicagoans are invited to celebrate al fresco at LM Bistro’s new street side patio along Huron Street in River North. The patio features traditional French street cafe furniture to complement the Euro-style dining of the restaurant. With seating for 28 guests, Chicagoans will be able to enjoy brunch on Monday, May 27 and have the option to try a brunch entree and mimosa special for $25.

The brunch menu features both sweet and savory items including French Toast Brioche with almonds, orange marmalade and fromage blanc ($10), Buttermilk Pancakes with blueberry jam, maple syrup and butter ($9), an Egg White Omelette with spinach and goat cheese, cherry tomato salad and toast ($11), Baked Egg Cocotte with mushrooms, gruyere, brioche and shaved ham ($12), and Hanger Steak and Eggs with sauteed potatoes, grilled tomato and bearnaise ($14). Full menu available upon request.

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

 

LOTTIE’S PUB

Memorial Day Pig Roast

Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.

$12 per person

Lottie’s Pub in Bucktown will host its 3rd Annual Memorial Weekend Pig Roast on Sunday, May 26 beginning at 2 p.m. For $12 per person, guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat pig roast, complete with baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw. Guests can wash it down with $15 Miller and Coors buckets, $4 Craft Pints and $4 Vodka Lemonades while rocking out to music all day.

1925 W Cortland | Chicago, IL 60622 | 773.489.0738 | www.lottiespub.com

 

LUXBAR

Memorial Day Weekend Brunch at LUXBAR

Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

Chicagoans can enjoy Memorial Day weekend brunch on the Gold Coast’s hottest patio, weather permitting. LUXBAR’s brunch features house-made specialties like Pecan Sticky Buns ($4), House-cured Skuna Bay Salmon Benedict ($11.50), Cinnamon Bun Pancakes ($8.50), Gibsons Marinated USDA Prime Skirt Steak and Eggs ($14), in addition to brunch standards like House-made Granola Yogurt Parfait and LUXBAR’s Gold Coast Omelette seasoned with chives, parsley and tarragon with a wild mushroom-truffle cheese.

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

 

MERKLE’S BAR & GRILL

Memorial Day Weekend at Merkle’s

Saturday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

$4 – $15 specials

Guests who visit Merkle’s this Memorial Day Weekend will enjoy Saturday specials like $5 bombs, $4 Jameson shots and $5 Pinnacle Vodka drinks. Featured Sunday specials include $15 domestic buckets, $5 MYO mimosa bar, $4 22 ounce domestic drafts, $5 bombs, $4 Jameson shots and a $5 22 ounce MYO Bloody Mary bar.

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

 

THE PONY

Memorial Day Weekend Brunch at The Pony

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26

$8 – 12

The Pony invites Chicagoans to enjoy a Southern-style brunch for Memorial Day weekend. Brunch items include the following:

Steak Skillet, $12

seared skirt steak, hand-cut hash browns, sauteed mushrooms, peppers, onions, cheddar cheese, topped with two eggs over easy

Cin-A-Bun, $10

cinnamon challah bread, cream cheese glaze, rum-spiked berries, maple syrup

Egg Sandwich, $10

smoked bacon or ham, fried egg, white cheddar, serrano pepper jam

Biscuits and Gravy, $8

buttermilk biscuits and homemade sausage gravy

Chicken and Biscuits, $12

Southern fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, homemade sausage gravy

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

 

 

PORKCHOP

Memorial Day Patio Dining at Porkchop

Monday, May 27

$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). Guests can also enjoy Porkchop’s extensive list of over sixty types of whiskey.

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

 


prasino CHICAGO

prasino Memorial Day Weekend Al Fresco Dog-Friendly Dining

Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

Guests can enjoy the long weekend with their furry friends on prasino in Wicker Park’s dog-friendly spacious outdoor patio with capacity for 130 guests. Full food and beverage menus are available al fresco. Guests can also look forward to “Bubbles on the Patio” which will include international champagnes and sparkling wines by the glass that will debut this summer. Photos available upon request.

1846 West Division | Chicago, IL 60622 | 312.878.1212 | www.prasino.com

RIVA CRAB HOUSE on Navy Pier

RIVA Cafe Memorial Day Outdoor Dining

Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

This more casual version of Riva Crab House, Chicago’s premiere seafood restaurant, will please visitors and locals alike on lively Navy Pier. Riva Café accommodates guests with a superb seafood menu, gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads. The café’s outdoor seating area provides a beautiful view overlooking Lake Michigan as well as access to all of Navy Pier’s fun and excitement. (Patio Capacity: 150 – 175). Photos available upon request.

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

 

RIVERVIEW TAVERN

Memorial Day Weekend at Riverview Tavern

Saturday, May 24 – Sunday, May 27

$4 – $5 specials

Guests who visit Riverview Tavern over Memorial Day weekend can enjoy weekend brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Patrons can also enjoy brunch Memorial Day,  Monday May 27 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday specials include $3 Coors drafts, $4 craft beer of month, $4 well drinks and $5 bombs. Featured Sunday brunch specials include $3 Coors drafts, $4 craft beer of month, $4 well drinks, $5 bombs and $5 mimosas.

Additionally, on Friday, May 24 at 8 p.m, patrons are invited to meet the crew from Revolution Brewing as they tap a special firkin and some one-off beers from Revolution. On Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m there will be a FIRKIN FACE-OFF: SOLEMN OATH vs. LAGUNITAS in which Riverview will tap two Firkins including Solemn Oath’s Kidnapped by Vikings IPA (Dry Hopped with Cascade Hops) and Lagunitas Sucks Imperial IPA (Dry Hopped with HBC 366).

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

 

 


TAKITO KITCHEN

Memorial Day Weekend Sunday Funday at Takito

Sunday, May 26 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

$3 – $5 specials

Guests are invited to celebrate Memorial Day weekend and enjoy Takito’s Sunday Funday event from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring $3 tacos and $5 Modelo and tequila. Taco highlights include the Crispy Redfish, Beef Barbacoa, Lamb Chorizo and more. The complete menu and photos are available upon request.

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

 

 

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN

Memorial Day Outdoor Dining at the Navy Pier Beer Garden

Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

The Navy Pier Beer Garden, on the East End of Navy Pier, is a great place to unwind and enjoy Chicago’s lakefront while listening to the hottest local bands. Residents and visitors, alike, will enjoy the outdoor atmosphere, surrounded by the unique personality of Navy Pier and the Chicago Skyline. At the center of the action by day or night, The Navy Pier Beer Garden is the perfect backdrop for fun social gatherings and casual corporate events. Photos available upon request.

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

WEATHER MARK TAVERN

Memorial Day at Weather Mark Tavern

Monday, May 27

$20 Mount Gay Rum Pitchers

$7 Burger and a pint

Chicagoans are invited to enjoy Memorial Day specials at Weather Mark Tavern including $20 Mount Gay Rum Pitchers and a $7 burger and a pint. Specials can be enjoyed on Weather Mark’s outdoor patio or inside the large, nautically themed bar. Weather Mark Tavern boasts an extensive list of over 50 different rums and is known as one of the best rum bars in Chicago.

1503 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.588.0230

Koi Evanston Announces New Sushi Specials

KOI NEW SUSHI SPECIALS 

WHAT: This winter, Koi, Evanston’s premier location for authentic Chinese cuisine and fresh sushi, introduces a bill of new sushi specials.

New specials include items, many of which were originally presented at Koi’s monthly sushi chef series held the first Tuesday of every month, such as the Uni Shooter, Koi Baked King Crab Leg, and Filet Mignon Daikon. Full sushi specials menu below. Photos available upon request.

Koi favorites such as the Dragon Fire Maki, a shrimp tempura roll topped with salmon, super white tuna, tobiko, green onion, spicy mayo and unagi sauce, baked and served warm, and Bruce’s Favorite Maki, with steamed lobster and red tobiko wrapped in soy paper, topped with avocado and finished in a Chef’s special sauce are still available.

WHEN: Available Now

MENU:
Koi Baked King Crab Leg, $18.99
Alaska King Crab Leg in a half shell, butter, chili powder, green onion, baked and served warm

Uni Shooter, $8.99
Uni, sake, ponzu, masago, green onions, cucumber and tobiko

Fusion Fresh Salmon Roll, $14.99
Fresh Salmon wrapped with lobster, salad, topped with tobiko served with Toro sauce (4 pieces)

Snow Mountain Maki, $16.99
Yellowtail, cilantro, green onion, super white tuna, jalapeno, black and red tobiko

Tuna Tataki, $14.99
Served tuna topped with shredded daikon and ponzu sauce

Dragon Fire Maki, Lunch $13.99, Dinner $15.99
Shrimp tempura topped with salmon, super white tuna, tobiko, green onion, spicy mayo and unagi sauce then baked and served warmed

Volcano Maki, $19.99
Alaska King Crab, spicy mayo, red tobiko and tempura crunch wrapped around tuna

Toro Maki, Lunch $13.99, Dinner $19.99
Toro fatty tuna, Super White tuna and cilantro topped with red and black tobiko, finished with a green onion and cilantro soy sauce

Filet Mignon Daikon, $14.99
Seared filet mignon wrapped with white Japanese radish, green onions and black pepper flavored ponzu sauce (4 pieces)

Lobster Maki, Lunch $13.99, Dinner $19.99
Tempura fried lobster, cucumber, avocado and lettuce topped with unagi sauce, spicy mayo and four different kids of tobiko

Seared Sesame Salmon, $13.99
Seared fresh salmon, green onion, lettuce, salmon roe and sesame mango mayo sauce

Tempura Oba with Uni, $15.99
Fresh oba leave tempura served with uni and ponzu sauce

Bruce Favorite Maki, Lunch $11.99, Dinner $15.99
Steamed lobster and red tobiko wrapped in soy paper, topped with avocado and finished in a chef’s special sauce

Dancing Eel Maki, $16.99
Unagi and cream cheese topped with avocado, unagi sauce and lightly fried

Fire Maki, Lunch $11, Dinner $15.99
Shrimp tempura, unagi, tamago and cream cheese wrapped in soy paper and lightly fried then topped with unagi sauce and spicy mayo sauce

Tiger Maki, $13.99
Tempura shrimp, cream cheese and jalapenos with salmon, unagi sauce and spicy mayo


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

HOURS:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 4:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

About Koi
Koi Restaurant in Evanston bring the bold flavors of authentic Chinese cuisine, spicy Thai dishes and fresh sushi to Chicagoland. Koi offers a modern, relaxing atmosphere for dining in, plus carryout and delivery to a wide range of North Shore addresses.  Plus, Koi features fantastic weekly deals like half price wine night, half price signature martinis, and $3 appetizers in the bar area.  Visit www.koievanston.com for details.

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HOLIDAY PARTY VENUES & INCENTIVES IN CHICAGOLAND

HOLIDAY PARTY VENUES & INCENTIVES IN CHICAGOLAND


CITY VENUES

BRASSERIE by LM
800 S. Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.431.1788 | www.BrasseriebyLM.com
BRASSERIE 54 BY LM
5420 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60640 | No Phone Yet |www.Brasserie54.com
LM BISTRO
4539 N Lincoln Ave. | Chicago, IL 60625 | 773.942.7585 | www.lmrestaurant.com

LM Restaurant Group Announces French Catering Program
LM Restaurant Group, owner and operator of Brasserie by LM, Troquet, LM Bistro and the forthcoming Brasserie 54 by LM, introduces their revamped catering program committed to deliver a distinctive dining experience both in the restaurants and at guests’ homes, offices or other off-site locations. LM Restaurant Group also offers the following private dining rooms:

Brasserie by LM
- 50 seated, 75 standing
- Essex Hotel offers several private party rooms

Brasserie 54 by LM
- The Normandy Room – seating for 50 guests
- The Versailles Room – seating for 10 guests with access to a private balcony.

LM Bistro
- Two community tables with a capacity for 8 – 12 guests
- Private dining room with space for 24 guests on rounds or large table

Catering is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, meetings, holidays, receptions, weddings and more. LM menu items available include Boeuf Bourguignon, Sautéed Amish Chicken and Coq au vin. For full menu and pricing, visit http://lmcateringchicago.com/home.html.

BRASSERIE BY LM HOURS: Sunday – Saturday: 6:00 AM – 10:30 PM
BRASSERIE 54 HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Saturday: 10:00 – 12:00 AM | Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
LM BISTRO HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM |

BURGER JOINT
675 N. Franklin | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.440.8600 | www.burgerjointchicago.com

Burger Joint Holiday Catering
Burger Joint, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, offers holiday catering for businesses, events, private parties and more. Menu items include Merks Cheddar Fries, the Crazy Greek Burger (topped with gyro meat and feta cheese spread), a signature Chili Dog, and Greek Salad. Guests may also rent out the restaurant space, with a capacity of 75. For more information on private events and catering, please call (312) 440-8600 or visit www.burgerjointchicago.com.

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 AM

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

Holiday Parties at Carnivale
With seven unique dining spaces that can accommodate 15 to 1000 guests, Carnivale can meet any holiday party planner’s needs. From ample creative space, custom catering and complimentary valet, Carnivale is well equipped to take care of the details and accommodate groups of all sizes. Please contact Michael Meuer at (312) 850.3879 or mmeuer@carnivalechicago.com to book now.

HOURS: Lunch: M-F 11:30 AM-2:30 PM | Dinner: M-Th, Su 5 PM-10 PM | F-S 5-11 PM | Bar/Lounge: M-T 11:30 AM- 11 PM | W-Th 11:30 AM -12 AM | F 11:30 AM- 1 AM | S 5 PM – 1 AM | Su 5-10 PM

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

Holiday Parties at Chicago Cut Steakhouse
With USDA-certified prime steaks, more than 700 wine choices presented to guests on iPad wine lists, acclaimed menu items for all tastes, high-def plasma televisions and more, Chicago Cut Steakhouse has the amenities to take events to the next level. The private dining area seats up to 80 people, and can be divided for more intimate events.  

The food is top-notch: Chicago Cut Steakhouse butchers and dry-ages its own steak on the premises. And the repertoire isn’t limited to traditional steakhouse fare. Hors d’oeuvres include lollipop lamb chops, shrimp cocktail, and seared foie gras, to start. Lunch and dinner menus include prime filet mignons, wild salmon, New York strip, along with appetizers, sides, and desserts.

Contact Events Manager Teri Dasse at (312) 929.3570 or Teri.Dasse@chicagocutsteakhouse.com for more details.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM

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

Chicago q Holiday Party Incentive
Book by Sunday, September 30 to receive special gift
Chicago q, the city’s hottest spot for upscale barbecue, is a great option for holiday parties this November and December. Those who book events before September 30 will receive a $100 gift certificate. Lunch parties booked before September 30 will receive a $150 gift certificate.

Chicago q offers two private dining spaces to accommodate groups up to 50 people. The Octagon Room seats 16 comfortably, and The Wine Room seats 30. Guests will enjoy the southern feel of the restaurant. Dinner packages start at just $35/guest and lunch at $25/guest. The menu features Lee Ann’s “Competition” Baby Back and St. Louis Ribs, Kobe Beef Ribs, Smoked Half Chicken, Kobe Chopped Brisket and more.

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

CITYSCAPE BAR
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.836.5000 |  www.cityscapebar.com
HOLIDAY INN MART PLAZA
350 W. Mart Center Drive | 15th Floor | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.836.5000 | http://www.martplaza.com
ITALIASIA
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.529.1157 |www.italiasiarestaurant.com  

Event Planners Receive 10 percent of Purchase Back in Complimentary Gift Certificates
Now through Thursday, November 15
Guests can celebrate the holidays while enjoying spectacular views from The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Cityscape Bar and ItaliAsia Restaurant, as well as the Mart Plaza’s many private event spaces. Guests who book their holiday party before Tuesday, November 15 will receive 10 percent of their purchase back in complimentary gift certificates for ItaliAsia or Cityscape for future use (not including service charge and tax). Events must be planned between November 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013. Guests can receive up to $500 back; offer not valid with previously booked events. In addition, for every 20 room nights booked, guests will receive a complimentary night stay, and special overnight rates will be available for party planners based on availability and date for events.

- Mart Plaza Rooms: capacity for up to 1000 guests
- Cityscape: capacity for 2 – 75 guests seated and up to 150 guests in the entire bar
- ItaliAsia: capacity for 2 – 100 guests in the restaurant and up to 8 guests in the private Tasting Room

CITYSCAPE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Friday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 1:00AM
ITALIASIA HOURS: Open Daily | Lunch: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Dinner: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

CRU CAFE & WINE BAR
25 East Delaware | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.337.4001 | www.cruwinebar.com

Book Early and Receive a Gift Card at Cru
Book by Thursday, November 1
Guests who plan ahead and book their holiday party with Cru Cafe & Wine Bar before November 1 will receive a gift card for up to six guests that can be used for dinner on a future visit. Cru can host events from 2 – 200 guests or cater at guests’ homes or businesses. With three rooms linked by wide wooden doors, Cru can hold an intimate party for 12 in the Salon, a dinner party for 50 in the beautiful dining room, a sit and stand party for 30 in the front living/dining room, or guests may reserve the whole place for up to 200.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM; Kitchen closes at 11:00 PM | Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM; Kitchen closes at Midnight | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM; Kitchen closes at Midnight | Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM; Kitchen closes at 10:00 PM

FRONTIER
1072 North Milwaukee | Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.772.4322 | www.chicagoqrestaurant.com

Holiday Party Booking at Frontier
With capabilities large and small, Frontier is a perfect atmosphere for birthdays, charity, corporate events and more. Guests can enjoy a dinner party on the main dining level or book the upstairs private party room for an exciting, lounge experience. Frontier can accommodate small gatherings and private events for up to 300 guests. Photos available upon request.

CHEF’S TABLE
Diners looking for a true VIP experience can reserve the Chef’s Table in Frontier’s open kitchen. Guests, up to 12, will watch Executive Chef Brian Jupiter and his staff at work while enjoying a unique experience behind the scenes.

PRIVATE EVENT ROOM
The upstairs lounge, equipped with a full-service bar, state-of-the-art sound system and DJ booth, 11 flat-screen TVs, 2 HD projectors and private bathrooms can accommodate any type of event. It sets an intimate scene with leather-upholstered chairs, a fireplace and private entrance.

BEER GARDEN
Frontier’s patio is fully-furnished and enclosed for winter with a bar, fireplace, full menu and more.

HOURS: Monday: 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Tuesday through Friday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Saturday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM | Sunday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM

GIOCO
1312 S Wabash Ave | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.939.3870 | www.gioco-chicago.com

Holiday Party Booking at Gioco
Gioco features spaces for corporate events, holiday parties, family functions and special occasions. The restaurant is known for its Speakeasy private dining space used by famous Chicagoans such as early as in the 1900s. The Speakeasy seats up to 36 and is connected to The Ballroom private dining space with a capacity of 70. The Ballroom also retains this old time feel, with a full bar and intimate setting. Gioco’s menu offers rustic Italian dishes prepared by Chef Gaetano Ascione with the finest seasonal products. Call (312) 939.3870 to inquire or book an event.

HOURS: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30 AM-2 PM | Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5 PM-10 PM, Friday-Saturday 5 PM-11:30 PM

KANELA BREAKFAST CLUB
3231 N Clark Street | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.248.1622 | www.kanelacafe.com

Book Early and Receive $100 at Kanela
Book by Thursday, November 1
Guests who book their holiday party with Kanela before November 1 will receive $100 towards their event. Kanela can accommodate up to 100 guests and party planners can create a customizable menu.

HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

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

Holiday Parties at Koi
Book by Monday, October 15
Koi, Evanston’s premier dining destination for authentic Chinese cuisine and fresh sushi, presents a gift for holiday parties booked this November and December. Those who book events before October 15 will receive a $100 gift certificate.

For the past eight years, Koi has been Evanston’s premier location for authentic Chinese cuisine and the freshest sushi, all served in the modern and relaxing atmosphere Evanstonians have come to love. Guests can book Koi’s back dining rooms separated by sliding glass and espresso wood doors and can be opened to accommodate groups from 10 – 250 guests.

HOURS: Lunch: Mon. – Sat.11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Dinner: Sun. – Thurs. 4:30 – 10:00 PM | Fri. – Sat. 4:30 – 11:00 PM

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

Holiday Party Booking at Lottie’s
Tucked away on the corner of Cortland and Winchester in Bucktown, Lottie’s Pub offers a wide selection of beer, wine and liquor as well as a menu stacked with bar favorites like pizza, sandwiches, salads and burgers. Illuminated in twinkling lights with a classic, rustic pub feel, Lottie’s carries a rich history. Guests can plan their next party in the very room where some of Chicago’s gangsters and politicians held their own.

Space is available to reserve on Lottie’s main level or back area. For larger parties, Lottie’s has a fully renovated private party room, equipped with tables, booths, a full service bar and private bathrooms. Groups can socialize in a cozy, intimate atmosphere or hang out amidst all the action near the main bar. The back area of Lottie’s is also available for reservations. To book an event or ask a question, call 312.453.9397 or email lotties@pioneertaverngroup.com.

The private party room offers:
- A private, full-service bar
- A projection-screen television with surround-sound audio
- Private washrooms

HOURS: Sunday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM

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

Holiday Party Booking at 437 Rush
Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush features a variety of space options for hosting a holiday event. The Café and Newsroom are decorated with white linen, votive candles, mahogany wood, black and white tiled floors, stainless steel, mirrors and windows. Designed to echo the feel of a 1940’s art deco Italian Steakhouse, these private rooms blend the best of past traditions with trends of the future. 437 Rush can accommodate dinners and receptions over 25 people, along with weddings, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, political events, corporate events and friendly parties.

The third floor VIP private dining area consists of three newly decorated rooms with a capacity for up to 25 people. Furnished with highboys, artwork and windows looking out to Rush and Hubbard streets, the VIP lounge sets the tone for any special event. While dining on the third floor, guests have a choice of two private rooms, both adjacent to the VIP lounge. Perfect settings for dinners of up to 25 people, power lunches, off-premise meetings, baby showers and bachelor parties, these rooms have attracted guests such as Hillary Clinton as well as corporate professionals, families and friends. This VIP atmosphere provides a creative, efficient and productive edge for corporate professionals and a comfortable unique feel for friendly gatherings.

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Bar Bites: Monday – Friday, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Friday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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

Holiday Party Booking at Porkchop
Book by Thursday, November 15
Guests who book their holiday party by November 15 will receive 10 percent off their event. With a laid-back rock ‘n’ roll country house atmosphere and over forty choices of whiskey served only “neat”, the gourmet comfort food and BBQ only adds to its appeal. Guests who book before the November 15 deadline will be entered in a drawing to win next year’s holiday party for free. Room capacity of 120 people.

HOURS: Monday: 11:30 AM – Midnight | Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – Midnight

QUAY RESTAURANT AND BAR
465 E. Illinois | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.981.8400 | www.quaychicago.com

Holiday Events at Quay
Quay offers a beautiful bar featuring an extensive wine list, handcrafted mixologist cocktails and an assortment of local microbrew beers. Guests can enjoy a drink in Quay’s sports lounge, equipped with 45 plasma TVs, settle into the dining room or the Atrium on the water to for dinner and drinks. Quay’s inviting atmosphere incorporates elements of water, including floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the river.  

HOURS: Monday – Wednesday: 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Thursday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM

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

Holiday Events at RIVA Crab House
Whether the party is casual, or calls for a truly extravagant meal, Riva Restaurant on Navy Pier offers menu options that cater to a variety of special event needs. Riva’s menu items are prepared to order using only fresh, high-quality ingredients. Riva can accommodate groups from 15 – 100 people and is a popular choice for both social and business events like private corporate events, benefits, convention dinners, showers, birthdays, anniversaries, or fundraisers.

HOURS: Riva Crab House Main Dining Lunch: Sunday- Saturday, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM |  Dinner: Sunday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM; (lunch menu available from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the bar only) Riva Cafe: Sunday- Saturday, 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM

RUSTIC HOUSE
1967 N. Halsted St. | Chicago, IL 60614 | 312.929.3227 | www.rustichousechicago.com

Rustic House Private Dining Options
Rustic House, Lincoln Park’s hottest spot for farm-to-table, classic American cuisine, invites Chicagoans to its private dining space in the Wine Cellar and an intimate, private fireplace room. Located in the secluded lower level of the restaurant, the Wine Cellar accommodates parties of up to 20 guests and features rich wine cabinets lining the walls. The private fireplace room entertains up to 34 guests featuring a fireplace framed by a reclaimed oak mantle.

Chef Jason Paskewitz has more than a decade of experience creating notable dishes in some of Chicago’s finest kitchens, and his celebrated menu at Rustic House showcases his talent in executing straightforward, flavorful classics. He has carefully crafted several private event menus, perfect for any occasion, and will also create tailor-made menus for special events as well. Menus available upon request.

Rustic House provides all of the service and amenities guests desire when planning a special event including customized menus, fireplace, AV/Sound capabilities and more. Room minimums apply.

HOURS: Monday: Closed | Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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

Holiday Events and Gift Card Incentives at Tavern on Rush
Tavern on Rush features a private dining room located on the second floor overlooking the corner of Rush and Bellevue. The private dining space comfortably seats up to 25 guests and features floor to ceiling glass French doors, a flat panel HD TV, wireless Internet connectivity and top-notch professional service. To book a holiday party, call (312) 664-9600.

Tavern on Rush offers Chicagoans a holiday gift card incentive. Guests will receive $25 in bounceback gift cards for every $100 spent on gift cards.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM

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

Holiday Party Booking at The Pony
With capabilities to host events large and small, The Pony’s rustic interior and relaxed ambiance is perfect for any holiday event. The Pony is also proud to introduce its second floor this year. Guests can rent out the top floor of The Pony, complete with HD flat screen TVs, separate sound system, custom booths and private bathrooms.

Located in the charming West Lakeview neighborhood just off the Belmont/Ashland/Lincoln intersection, The Pony is the ultimate destination spot for parties and events. The Pony offers a wide selection of beer, wine and liquor as well as a delicious menu featuring house signatures like the 16-inch Clydesdale grilled cheese, salads, burgers, sliders and more. To book, call Brad Tice at (312) 453.9397 or e-mail tice@pioneertaverngroup.com.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

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

Holiday Events at Tuscany on Taylor
Tuscany is a comfortable trattoria featuring mouthwatering Northern Italian specialties. Located in Little Italy, Tuscany offers an extensive selection of entrees, one-of-a-kind pasta dishes, the finest steaks and freshest seafood, as well as daily chef specials. Tuscany on Taylor offers one private dining room or offers a rent-out of the entire restaurant on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. The capacity is 50 guests in the private dining room and up to 200 guests for entire dining room.

Contact: Alex Prekurat, Private Dining Manager (312) 829.1990 or email aprekurat@stefanigroup.com

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 3:30 PM – 10:00 PM; Friday, 3:30 PM – 11:00 PM; Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM and Sunday, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

URBAN UNION
1421 W. Taylor St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.929.4302 | www.urbanunionchicago.com

Holiday Events at Urban Union
Guests are invited to book their holiday parties at Little Italy’s favorite spot for seafood and artisanal, contemporary American cuisine, Urban Union. Chef/owner Michael Shrader’s goal for events is simple: to provide Chicagoans with a uniquely European approach to dining, centered on rustic global flavors. Everything is made fresh, in-house daily and many dishes are prepared in a specialty wood oven. Urban Union offers an extensive international wine list and a state-of-the-art wine tap system.

Guests can choose from Urban Union’s Chef’s Table located adjacent to the open kitchen or the back room. At the Chef’s Table, up to 12 guests can enjoy communal seating and a custom tailored menu from Chef Shrader offered as four, six and eight course menus paired with wine. The back room caters up to 45 guests and custom menus are also available. Contact (312) 929.4302 for private party reservations.                 
                    
HOURS:Monday – Thursday: 5:00 – 10 PM | Friday & Saturday: 5:00 PM – 12 AM | Sunday: Closed


SUBURBAN VENUES

AGIO ITALIAN BISTRO
64 South Northwest Hwy. | Palatine, IL 60074 | 847.991.2150 | www.agiobistro.com

Private Dining at Agio
Available Now
Agio Italian Bistro in Palatine invites guests to book their private parties in the new and improved outdoor patio. The recently enhanced patio features French doors that separate it from the restaurant, retractable walls, heat lamps, a fireplace, orchard stone floors, overhead lighting, candlelit walls, plenty of greenery and soft curtains. A beautiful wine mural displayed on the wall was created by local artist, Kurt Luhrsen. The covered patio can accommodate parties from 20 – 36 guests, with a minimum of 30 guests Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Because of the intimate setting, the patio is ideal for showers, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, graduations, and more. Agio also offers the private room for breakfast meetings, with a minimum of 20 guests.

The private dining menu at Agio is customizable for both lunch and dinner. Menu highlights include multiple appetizer, salad and pasta dishes to choose from, as well as veal, chicken and fish options. The dining experience features a three course meal served family style encompassing many favorites at the restaurant such as Cavatelli Agio, Gnocchi alla Boscaiola, Pork Tenderloin and Veal Parmesan. Full menu and pricing available upon request.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

FRESCO 21: A MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN
5300 N. River Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.447.4275 | www.fresco21.com

Holiday Parties at Fresco 21  
Fresco 21 invites guests to their beautiful private dining spaces including the Prado 1 & 2, Field & TJ rooms. Located in the rear section of the restaurant, the private dining areas accommodate parties up to 175 guests and feature customizable food and drink packages.

The Prado Room is 1,600 square feet and can be split into two accommodating 90 seated and 175 standing. The space is perfect for corporate functions and other large group events. The spacious Field Room holds up to 70 guets seated and 100 standing. The cozy TJ Room is perfect for smaller, seated dinners of up to 20 people where guests will enjoy a more intimate experience while tasting specialties from Executive Chef Cameron Grant.

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 6:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday-Sunday: 6:30 AM – 2:00 AM

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

Holiday Party Booking at Tuscany Oak Brook
Tuscany is a comfortable trattoria featuring mouthwatering Northern Italian specialties. Located in Oak Brook, Tuscany offers an extensive selection of entrees, one-of-a-kind pasta dishes, the finest steaks and freshest seafood, as well as daily chef specials. Tuscany in Oak Brook offers three private dining room; each can accommodate up to 38 people or two rooms can be combined to fit groups up to 80. Contact Private Dining Manager Fred Lagon at (630) 990-1993 or email flagon@stefanigroup.com

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM | Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday: Closed

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

Holiday Events at Tuscany Wheeling
Located in Wheeling, Tuscany offers Northern Italian entrees, one-of-a-kind pasta dishes, the finest steaks and freshest seafood, as well as daily chef specials prepared by Executive Chef Bolla Loza.

Tuscany in Wheeling offers three private dining rooms:
The Montecatini Room can accommodate up to 25 guests.
The Siena Lucca Room can accommodate up to 35 guests.
The Florence Room can accommodate up to 80 guests.
Contact Private Dining Manager Karen Taylor (847) 465-9988 or email ktaylor@stefanigroup.com

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM; Friday & Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM; and Sunday, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Blast Press Clippings Round-Up – Week of September 9th

Cheeky Chicago

437 Rush- Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

CityScape-Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

ItaliAsia- Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

Kanela Breakfast Club-Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

Koi- Koi September Sushi Chef”s Table

Koi- September 10 – 16, 2012

Riva Crab House-Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

Rosebud- Rosebud September Culinary Class

Rosebud- September 10 – 16, 2012

Tuscany Restaurants- Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

Chicago 312

LM Restaurants- Chicago 312 Dining Diva

Chicago Food Whores

Frontier- Chicago Gourmet Dine Around Program & Menus Released!

Gibsons- Chicago Gourmet Dine Around Program & Menus Released!

LM Restaurants- Chicago Gourmet Dine Around Program & Menus Released!

Quay-Chicago Gourmet Dine Around Program & Menus Released!

Rosebud- Chicago Gourmet Dine Around Program & Menus Released!

Stefani- Chicago Gourmet Dine Around Program & Menus Released!

Chicago Reader

Montrose Room- Early Warning

Chicago Sun-Times

Brasserie- The Big Deals 09.07.12

Kanela Breakfast Club- The Big Deals 09.07.12

Bar Umbriago- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Frontier- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Gibsons- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

ItaliAsia- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Quay- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Rosebud- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Tavern On Rush- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Chicago’s Best

Quay Restaurant & Bar- Quay Stella Artois Segment

Dining Chicago

Bar Umbriago- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Frontier- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Gibsons- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

ItaliAsia- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Quay- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Rosebud- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Tavern On Rush- Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Cru Cafe & Wine Bar- Happy New Year! 14 eateries for the Jewish High Holidays

Tuscany- Happy New Year! 14 eateries for the Jewish High Holidays

Examiner

Clutch- Clutch Unveils New Menu

Fox News 

Chicago q- Chicago q Bears Tailgate Segment

Huffington Post

Square One- Fashion’s Night Out Chicago (PHOTOS)

NBC 5

Bar Umbriago- Bite Me: Food That Looks Good Enough to Eat

Nightclub & Bar

ItaliAsia- Cooking Up Success at ItaliAsia

Now You Know

Tuscany- Tuscany The Skies of Chicago

RedEye

Clutch- Eat Drink Do

refinery29

 

Chicago Cut- Chicago Cut 14 Sommelier-Approved Wines

Maxine- Maxine Salon Fall Trends

Serious Eats

Quartino- The Vegetarian Option: Quartino

Showbiz Chicago

Montrose Room- Montrose Room and Smoothchicago.com Launch Jazz Series

The Local Tourist

Lotties- Lottie’s Fall Euchre League Tournament

The Residences

Luxbar- Neighborhood Guide: Dining Al Fresco

Tavern On Rush- Neighborhood Guide: Dining Al Fresco

Windy City Times

Luxbar- LUXBAR Farm-to-Table Menu

Wine Enthusiast

Waterleaf- Glen Ellyn, IL: Waterleaf Food & Wine Festival

Yumbly

Luxbar- LUXBAR Farm- to -Table Menu

Blast Press Clippings Round-Up – Week of August 19th

Cheeky Chicago

Carnivale- “Some Like It Hot” at Carnivale

ItaliAsia- Italiasia Celebrates Chinese Valentine’s Day

Waterleaf- Waterleaf Restaurant’s Cakebread Wine Dinner

Chicago Eater

LM Bistro- LM Bistro Opens; Ceres’ Table Prix Fixe Tonight; More

Chicago Journal

Square One- Square One offers great ambiance attentive customer service in Chicago’s south loop

Chicago Shopping

Chicago Cut- Tableside preparations that make dining out a wow-worthy event 

Frontier- Tableside preparations that make dining out a wow-worthy event 

Troquet- Troquet Dishes Up Daily Deals and Much More

Chicago Sun-Times

Carnivale- In Las Vegas, Prince Harry wary of female attention

InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel- The Mix — Cool Things to Do 08.24.12 

ItaliAsia-  Italiasia Chinese Valentine’s Day Menu 

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Cut- Phil Vettel recommends

Chicago Cut- Chicago Cut Riverfront Dining

Chicago q- Vine dining

Gibsons- Derek Jeter Return to Roots Pizza and Other Yankees Sightings in Chicago 

Quay Restaurant & Bar- Vine dining

Chicagoist 

LM Bistro- Restaurant News: Schwa Chef Arrested, LM Restaurant Opens In River North

Square One- 14th And Michigan Is Suddenly A Restaurant Hotspot

Chicago 312

Frontier- Chicago 312 Dining Diva 

Grub Street 

LM Bistro- What to Eat at LM Bistro, Now Open

Lincolnwood Review

InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel- Arts and entertainment calendar for Aug. 9

Local Wine Events

Waterleaf- Waterleaf Restaurant August Chef’s Table

Metromix

Municipal Bar and Dining Company- Municipal Bar and Dining Company Soon to Open

Quartino- Monthly Wine Bash

My Daily Find

Chicago q- Chicago q Celebrates Second Anniversary By Giving Back to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Troquet- Troquet Evokes Casual French Bistro Vibe in Ravenswood

My Suburban Life

Inn at Waters Edge- Boutique inns lavish creature comforts — from historical mansion in Geneva to new Glen Ellyn attraction

redeye

LM Bistro- LM Bistro Moves to River North

Sky Line

Square One-  Square One offers great ambiance, attentive customer service in Chicago’s South Loop

Sloopin 

Square One- Square One (1400 S. Michigan) Had Its Grand Opening Yesterday

Time Out Chicago

Square One- The bar chart | Aug. 16–29, 2012

The Huffington Post

Castaways- 6 Stellar Summer Patios In The U.S. (PHOTOS)

Urban Daddy

LM Bistro- A New Place for Foie Gras Burgers

US 995

Waterleaf- Waterleaf Cooking Class

WDCB

Waterleaf- Waterleaf Cakebread Wine Dinner

Windy City Media

Bar Umbriago- Bar Umbriago Now Open for Lunch

Square One- Square One Now Open 

Yumbly

Chicago Cut- Chicago Cut Labor Day Menu

Italiasia- Italiasia Homemade Mozzarella Cooking Demo

 

Kanela- Kanela Labor Day Specials 

Koi- Koi Introduce Yue Cuisine

Quartino- Quartino Wine Bash

Waterleaf- Waterleaf August Chef’s Table

Zagat

LM Bistro- Elate in Hotel Felix Transforms into LM Bistro

 

 

FOOTBALL SEASON SPECIALS AND EVENTS

FOOTBALL SEASON SPECIALS AND EVENTS


CITY EVENTS

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

Brasserie by LM Bears Burger & a Beer Combo
Home Game Days and Monday Nights during football season
$14 Beer & Burger Combo
Guests can cheer on the Monsters of the Midway at Brasserie by LM, the traditional French brasserie in Chicago’s Essex Inn located just down the street from Soldier Field. During home games and Monday night football, guests are invited to Bear Down with Brasserie’s $14 Burger & a Beer combo which includes a Miller Light and Brasserie Burger (with aged cheddar, tomato and fries).

HOURS: Sunday – Saturday: 6:00 AM – 10:30 PM

BAR UMBRIAGO
6 W. Hubbard St | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.494.1200

Saturday and Sunday Football Brunch at Bar Umbriago
Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM during football season
$15 Bottomless Mimosas and $6 Bloody Mary Bar
Chicagoans are invited to enjoy brunch, now available at Bar Umbriago every Saturday and Sunday from from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Bears fans can gear up for the game with $15 Bottomless Mimosas and a $6 Bloody Mary Bar. Select games will be shown on the TVs in the bar area. The menu includes items like classic Steak and Eggs, Omelets, Waffles, French Toast, Pancakes and more, ranging in cost from $6.50 to $16. The full menu is available upon request. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

For Monday Night football games, Bar Umbriago will offer a hospitality industry discount where guests who show their industry business card will receive 15% off on food and alcohol.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM -Midnight | Bar until 2:00 AM | Saturday: 3:00 PM- Midnight | Bar until 3:00 AM | Sunday: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM|  Brunch: Sat-Sun: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

CARMINE’S
1043 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.988.7676 |http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest2.php

Carmine’s $15 Bottomless Mimosa Brunch
Friday through Sunday from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM during football season
$15 Bottomless Mimosas
Chicagoans can enjoy the upcoming football season with brunch at Carmine’s and a $15 bottomless mimosa special every Friday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Select games will be shown on the TVs located in the bar area. The menu includes items like Peppercorn Smoked Salmon, Omelets, Eggs Benedict, French Toast and more, ranging in cost from $5 to $14. The full menu is available upon request. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM

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

Chicago q Tailgate Catering
Catering menu and pricing are available at www.diningin.com and www.seamlessweb.com.
This football season, Chicago q, the city’s hottest spot for upscale barbecue, invites Chicagoans to enjoy barbecue tailgate with classic dishes from the talented hands of award-winning Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen. For guests visiting the restaurant, Chicago q features both a bar and upstairs lounge with televisions that are perfect for cheering on favorite teams.

Items available for catering and delivery include House Bacon Cheddar Hush Puppies, Shrimp and Grits, Smoked Dry Rub Wings, Pig Powder Pork Wings and Bbq Cobb Salad for starters. Barbecue options include Pulled Pork, Kobe Brisket, and Baby Back Ribs. Not to be served solo; available sides include Kobe Brisket Baked Beans, Bruléed Mac n Cheese, and Braised Greens.

HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

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

Football Flights at Cityscape Bar
$8 Football Flights
Game Days, Saturday through Monday
This football season, Cityscape Bar invites fans to enjoy the game with “Football Flights” of beer. The flights feature a choice of three 3-ounce beers for $8. Beer options include Guinness Stout, Leinenkugel Seasonal, Chi Town Windy City Wheat, Samuel Adams Seasonal, Blue Moon Pale Ale or Fat Tire Amber Ale. Flights are available on Game Days, Saturday through Monday.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Friday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 1:00AM

FRONTIER
1072 North Milwaukee | Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.772.4322 | www.chicagoqrestaurant.com

Frontier NFL and Iowa College Football Specials
Begins Thursday, September 6
$10 Bison Burgers & $10 Housemade Sausage on Weekend Game Days
Bears and Iowa fans can cheer on their teams with Frontier’s football specials. Every Saturday and Sunday game day, Executive Chef Brian Jupiter will grill $10 Bison Burgers served with hand-cut fries (add $2 for thick cut bacon and $1 for Cheddar, Swiss or Monterey Jack cheese) as well as $10 Housemade Sausage served with hand-cut fries (sausage selections will rotate weekly).

Frontier will broadcast all Iowa college games and offer fans $4 Coors Light Tallboys on Saturdays.Bears fans can enjoy $15 Miller Lite buckets on Sunday and $4 Craft Beer Drafts, $3 select Whisky/Bourbon shots, and half-off 22-ounce bomber bottles to share on Monday. Patrons can watch the game downstairs or in the upstairs lounge on eleven 42-inch HD TVs and two 6-foot projectors.  

HOURS: Monday: 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Tuesday through Friday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Saturday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM | Sunday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
                                         

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

Koi Northwestern Game Day Special
Guests can cheer on the Northwestern Wildcats this football season at Koi, a student-favorite and Evanston’s premier dining destination for authentic Chinese cuisine and fresh sushi. On both home and away game days, Koi will broadcast the game in the bar and offer a $3 Sapporo Draft Beer special. Koi can also cater tailgating parties with party trays and boxed lunches (prices available upon request).

HOURS: Lunch: Mon. – Sat.11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Dinner: Sun. – Thurs. 4:30 – 10:00 PM | Fri. – Sat. 4:30 – 11:00 PM

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

Lottie’s Pub NFL and College GameDay Specials
Begins Thursday, September 6
Lottie’s in Bucktown invites Chicagoans to cheer on their favorite NFL or college teams this fall with food and drink specials during all games. NFL gameday specials are available every Sunday and Monday and include $15 Miller Buckets, $5 Bloody Marys, $5 Mimosas, $2 Sliders and more. The complete list of NFL specials is available below.  

KU and Wisconsin football fans can take refuge at Lottie’s all season long with game day specials (complete list available below). The bar features 19 flat screens upstairs and 4 flat screens and 2 projectors downstairs in addition to 23 beers on tap and a menu full of bar bites.

NFL SPECIALS:
Sunday
$15 Miller Buckets
$5 Bloody Marys
$4 Mimosas
$2 Sliders
$6 Chicken Tender Buckets

Monday
$4 Bears Aluminum Pints
$3 Dos Equis
$4 Dobel Tequila
$1.50 Tacos

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SPECIALS:
Kansas Gameday Specials
$6 Miller/Coors Schooners
$8 Boulevard Schooners
$4 KU Stadium Cups
$5 Rock Chalk Punch
$8 Tater Tot Pizza

Wisconsin Gameday Specials
$4 Wisconsin Miller/Coors Badger Cups
$5 Bucky Bombs
$8 Wisconsin Cheese Curd Pizza

HOURS: Sunday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM

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

Football Viewing and Burgers at LUXBAR
$10 – $18.75 Burgers
Football fans who visit LUXBAR can catch all college and NFL gameday action while enjoying signature snacks like sliders, burgers, chili, pretzel sticks, charcuterie and a variety of craft beers. Tempting game day burgers include the Surf & Turf Burger (lobster patty, arugula, heirloom tomato, chive-lemon mayo, on a sesame bun), the Portobello Mushroom & Gruyere Burger (grilled sliced Portobello mushrooms, gruyere cheese, on a sesame seed bun), and the Blue Cheese Burger (stuffed with Black River Farms blue cheese, heirloom tomato, on a pretzel roll). All burgers are served with hand-cut fries. Complete menu available upon request.

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM, Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 AM-12:00 AM |
Bar: Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-2:00 AM, Saturday: 8:00 AM-3:00 AM, Sunday: 8:00 AM-2:00 AM

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

NFL Game Day Specials at 437 Rush
Available Now
$6
Guests can enjoy game day specials at Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush, including $6 Mystery Martini Mondays during Monday Night Football and Encore Presentation Thursdays with select martinis offered for $6 each.

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Bar Bites: Monday – Friday, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Friday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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

NFL Kickoff Party
Sunday, September 9 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
$15 per person
Porkchop will host a Football Season Kickoff Party on Sunday, September 9 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. A $15 dollar wristband includes a pig roast, family style buffet, $3 PBRs, $3 Jim Beam drinks, $15 Miller Lite buckets and 50-cent wings. Games will be broadcast on all flat-screen TVs with sound. Guests can cheer on their team in the bar or enjoy the 36-seat patio.

HOURS: Monday: 11:30 AM – Midnight | Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 10:00 AM – Midnight

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

NFL Game Day Specials at RIVA
Available Now
Guests can enjoy game day specials at RIVA Crab House during the NFL season this fall including $4 Moretti Mondays and $6 Sauza Margaritas on Thursdays. Select games will be shown on the TVs located in the bar area. Menus are available upon request.

HOURS: Riva Crab House Main Dining Lunch: Sunday- Saturday, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM |  Dinner: Sunday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM; (lunch menu available from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the bar only) Riva Cafe: Sunday- Saturday, 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM

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

NFL and College Game Day Specials at The Pony
Begins Thursday, September 6
This football season, fans can enjoy game day specials including $4 Bears Aluminum Pints, $5 24-ounce Pony Punch, $15 Domestic Buckets, $6 grilled cheese and more. A complete list of college and NFL specials are listed below.  

UK and UCF football fans can cheer on their teams while enjoying $8 pizzas, and beer and cocktail specials. The games will be broadcast on overhead plasma TVs and at tables that feature an individual flat-screen TV for viewing.

NFL SPECIALS:
Sunday
$4 Bears Aluminum Pints
$5 24-ounce Pony Punch
$8 14-inch Pizzas

Monday
$5 24-ounce Pony Punch
$15 Miller/Coors Buckets
$6 Clydesdales (16-inch Grilled Cheese)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SPECIALS:
UK Game Day Specials:
$10 Miller or Coors Pitchers
$4 Stadium Cups
$5 UK Pony Punch Cocktails
$5 Buffalo Trace
$8 Pizzas

UCF GameDay Specials:
$10 Miller or Coors Pitchers
$5 Sweet Tea Lemonade Cocktails
$4 Black and Gold Shots
$8 Pizzas

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

SUBURBAN EVENTS

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

Game Day Specials at Carlucci
Available Now
Guests who visit Carlucci Restaurant in Downers Grove can enjoy craft beers on football game days. Beer selections include Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat ($6), Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale ($7), Goose Island Matilda ($9) and Delirium Tremens ($10). On Sundays, patrons can enjoy Carlucci’s all-you-can-eat “Sicilian Fish Fry” for $15.95 per person.

HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 AM-9:30 PM | Fri.: 11:30 AM-10:30 PM | Sat.: 4:30 PM-10:30 PM | Sun. 4:30 PM-10:30 PM

PORTER’S PUB
1250 Bowes Creek Boulevard | Elgin, IL 60124 | 847.214.5877 | www.porterspubelgin.com

Porter’s Pub Game Day Specials
Available Now
Throughout the NFL season, Porter’s Pub in Elgin will offer complimentary chicken wings during halftime of all Bears games, as well as $2 Miller Light drafts. Families can watch Sunday Night Football together at Porter’s and enjoy a Kids Eat Free special (with purchase of an adult entrée). Miller Lite drafts are $2 for fans cheering on their favorite team during Monday Night Football.  

HOURS: Monday – Tuesday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Wednesday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM, kitchen closes at 10:00 PM; Friday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM, kitchen closes at 10:00 PM; Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, kitchen closes at 8:00 PM. Hours subject to change.

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

Tuscany Oak Brook GameDay Specials
Available Now
Guests who visit Tuscany Oak Brook this fall can enjoy football season specials including the $3 Bar Menu (Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM) which features Mini Burgers (2), Fried Shrimp Tempura, Smoked Salmon Crostini, Meatballs Arrabiata (4), Mini Filet Sandwiches (2), Pizza Margherita or Sausage, Baked Oysters, and Mini Antipasto (Cheese and Meats). There is a minimum drink purchase of $3, and this special is not valid for take out. Game day drink specials include half-off martinis on Thursday in the bar and lounge only.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM | Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday: Closed

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

Tuscany Wheeling Football Game Day Specials
Available Now
Guests can indulge game day football specials this fall at Tuscany Wheeling including Sunday Family Night and half-price bottles of wine during Monday Night Football. The complete list of specials is available below.

Sunday:
Free Pasta (buy one entrée and guests receive a complimentary pasta entrée TO GO)
Entrée Special: Pollo Alla Parmigiana (Dinner, $12)

Monday:
Half Price Bottles of Wine (reserved list excluded)
Entrée Special: Bistecchina (Skirt Steak: Lunch, $12; Dinner, $17)

Thursday:
$20 Three-Course Prix Fixe with purchase of beverage
Entrée Special: Lasagna (Lunch, $9; Dinner, $13)

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM; Friday & Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM; and Sunday, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Blast Press Clippings Round-Up – Week of August 5th

Cheeky Chicago

Frontier- Industrial Social at Frontier

Frontier- Your Cheeky Week

Riva Crab House- Don’t Be Scared of Navy Pier

Whole Foods-Train Wine Bottle Signing at Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park

Whole Foods- Your Cheeky Week

Chicago Eater

Brasserie- Rock Out With Food and Drink Specials for Lollapalooza

Frontier- Chicago Chefs to Participate in Oyster Shucking Contest

Chicago Now

Castaways- Chicago Air and Water Show 2012: Insiders Guide to Best Views and Information

Entertainment Cruises- Chicago Air and Water Show 2012: Insiders Guide to Best Views and Information

Chicago Real Estate Daily

Municipal Bar and Dining Company- Longman & Eagle executive buys Logan Square building

Chicago Sun-Times

Rosebud- The Big Deals 08.10.12 

Chicagoist

Frontier- Frontier to Hold Weeklong Oyster Fest

Kanela Breakfast Club- Not Just Breakfast, Anymore

Concierge Preferred

Square One- It’s Time to Get Started – at Square One!

Crains Chicago Business

Cru Café & Wine Bar- Dining Guide: Cru Café & Wine Bar

Dining Chicago

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse- A Day of Filet

Dining Diva

Chicago q- Get Ready For First-Ever ‘Windy City Rib Classic’ 

Frontier- Deals & Steals You Don’t Want To Miss

Examiner

Square One- Neighborhood-driven bar Square One now open in South Loop

Food Mafia

Brasserie- Air and Water Show Specials

Castaways- Air and Water Show Packages

Cru Café & Wine Bar- Air and Water Show Specials

Cru Café & Wine Bar- So Happy Cru Cafe & Wine Bar is Back

Frontier- Oyster Shucking Contest

Landshark Beer Garden- Air Show Viewing

Quay Restaurant and Bar- Air Show Viewing

Riva Crab House- Air and Water Show Specials

Huffington Post

Frontier- Chicago Chefs Shuck Oysters For Gulf Oil Spill Charity 

Metromix

Koi- Chef’s Table

Municipal Bar and Dining Company- Municipal Bar and Dining Company

Michigan Avenue Magazine

Quay Restaurant and Bar- Dinner Plans: Quay’s Unique Outdoor Dining

My Daily Find

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse- Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Celebrates National Filet Mignon Day

Navy Pier Chicago Blog

Landshark Beer Garden- Landshark Beer Garden – August | Navy Pier

redeye

Square One- The Savoy and Square One preach absinthe and self-service wine pours

Square One- Mini-review: Square One

refinery29

Chicago Cut Steakhouse- Our 16 Favorite Places to Start Happy Hour Early

Tasting Table

Frontier- Recommended Events

Square One- Square One

The Every Girl

Whole Foods- 10 Foods To Try

TimeOut Chicago

Rosebud- Eat Outings | August 9–15, 2012

Today’s Chicago Woman

Carnivale- iMUY DELICIOSO

Entertainment Cruises- AUGUST To Do

Urban Daddy

Chicago q- The Weekender

Frontier- The Weekender

WCIU

Chicago q- It’s Tomato Time!

Witty Sparks

Rosebud- Rosebud on Rush Opens for Brunch

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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