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PORKCHOP’S EXPRESS LOCATION ON DEARBORN

Porkchop, famous for its urban interpretation of gourmet Southern comfort food and BBQ, has opened its third location, but first express concept, on Dearborn Street. Featuring items unique from its Randolph Street and Hyde Park sit-down locations, like three different types of waffle sandwiches, Porkchop on Dearborn brings a taste of the backwoods experience to the Printer’s Row area. See menu highlights below. Although it’s missing the 75+ whiskeys that the other two Porkchop locations have, the Dearborn fixture offers lunch and dinner to-go for business professionals and Grant Park tourists alike. Catering and delivery are available from the Porkchop on Dearborn.
PORKCHOP EXPRESS LOCATION MENU HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Pork Waffle Sandwich

Pulled pork & topped with pickled cabbage and sliced pickles

 

Chicken Waffle Sandwich

Pulled chicken & topped with roasted sweet peppers

 

BBQ Beef Waffle Sandwich

BBQ beef brisket & topped with caramelized onions

 

Rib Tips

Served with Texas toast & coleslaw

 

The Wings

Slow smoked in secret spices & flash fried to order

 

For a full list of menu items, please visit www.chicagoporkchop.com


PORKCHOP EXPRESS LOCATION
555 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL, 60605
http://chicagoporkchop.com
(312) 583-9333

 

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 
About Porkchop
Porkchop is a restaurant and bar that dishes out an urban interpretation of a Southern backwoods experience. It is an unapologetically unpretentious neighborhood party spot serving gourmet Southern comfort food and BBQ, and featuring an innovative ‘lowbrow’ bar program with some of the world’s top whiskeys. Porkchop serves brunch, lunch, dinner and latenight on Randolph Street, and will provide service for all three meal periods and late into the evening at its Hyde Park location. The music is edgy and eclectic; live music will be a steady feature in Hyde Park. Porkchop offers daily drink and food specials and features a sidewalk patio in the summer.


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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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PACKING HOUSE OPENS IN WEST LOOP

Randolph Street’s latest dining destination, Packing House, is now open and has been drawing in West Loop crowds since its soft opening last week. Chicagoans can enjoy three different dining and drinking atmospheres: Packing House’s main dining room, an indoor/outdoor bar featuring alfresco dining, as well as My House on the second floor and My Roof.

 

Dishes have been styled by Executive Chef AmandaBarnes formerly of Purple Pig and Publican. The modern American cuisine with Mediterranean influence can be seen in dishes such as Bone Marrow with a Salad of Parsley and Cilantro Dressed in Lemon with Shallots and Capers in addition to the Milk Braised Lamb Shoulder with Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Spring Pea Salsa Verde. “Growing up in the South, I loved pulling fresh Mediterranean ingredients into my dishes,” said Barnes. “This menu is a reflection of my flavor exploration and travels through Europe with a little homage to my Southern roots.”

 

 

The main room features a unique and private dining experience for parties of all sizes. Guests can dine in private booths with bookcases embedded in the walls or at the row of dark wood tables lit by the 3-way fireplace. The dining room also includes frames that display elaborate rotating images from local and national artists including Chicago’s own Hebru Brantley. A custom marble room divider allows guests to experience the dining space or the bar area which occasionally displays sports games.Cocktails at Packing House include the Rum Punch made with Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, Strawberry, Blueberry, Fresh Mint, Lemon Essence and Limoata Pelligrino as well as the Packing House Sour that includes Bulleit Bourbon, House Made Apricot Marmalade, Fresh Lemon Juice, Demerara Simple Syrup and Peychaud Bitters.

 

The second-floor lounge is called My House and operates as a late-night lounge on weekends as well as a private event space that mixes the lavish comforts of an urban penthouse with a splash of vivacity and glamour. The rooftop lounge, My Roof, offers the city’s best rooftop refuge, with its own cocktail and food menu focused on easy-to-eat passed foods. My Roof will officially open on May 16th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACKING HOUSE 

1113 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

312.929.4787.phone

312.265.0862.fax

www.packinghousechicago.com

 

 

Hours of Operation:

Bar & Restaurant:
11a.m.-11p.m. Sunday-Wednesday

11a.m.- 1a.m. Thursday

11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday

11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday

 

MY HOUSE:

Friday 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Saturday 9 p.m.-3 a.m.

 

MY ROOF:

Monday-Saturday 5p.m. – 12 a.m.

Sunday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

 

About Packing House

Packing House conveys an eclectic luxe vibe that combines the best of New-York-Packing-District-coolwith South Beach style, and pours it into a unique Chicago experience. Its gritty, vibrant-yet-down-to-earth energy is punctuated by exceptional American bistro-styled dishes by Amanda Barnes. Additionally, Packing House includes the city’s best rooftop refuge and a private event space that mixes the lavish comforts of an urban penthouse with a splash of vivacity and glamour. 

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Agio Italian Bistro Unveils Remodeled Patio

AGIO ITALIAN BISTRO UNVEILS REMODELED PATIO

Agio Italian Bistro in Palatine invites guests to come dine alfresco and experience its charming new and improved patio. The outdoor area is now open for lunch and dinner service, seats 50 and is separated from the restaurant with beautiful French doors. The patio is available rain or shine, as it boasts retractable walls and heat lamps. On chilly nights, guests can cozy up by the fireplace and indulge in Agio’s extensive wine list. 

Other features of the patio include orchard stone floors, overhead lighting, candlelit walls, plenty of greenery and soft curtains. Guests will also enjoy a beautiful wine mural on the wall, created by local artist, Kurt Luhrsen.

The space is perfect for private parties and other events from 20 to 40 guests. Agio will cater to each party with customizable menus and packages.

The complete food and drink menus are available outside. Photos available upon request.

WHERE:             Agio Italian Bistro
64 S Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60074
www.agiobistro.com
@AgioItalian
(847) 991-2150
Hours of Operation:
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

About Agio Italian Bistro
Agio prepares authentic Italian cuisine featuring sauces and dressings made in-house from the freshest and finest ingredients. The full service bar is complete with martini list and more than 80 selections of wine stored in a 2,000 capacity, temperature controlled room for best quality.  Agio is open for lunch or dinner with al fresco dining as weather permits on the 40-person patio.  Additionally, Agio provides outstanding catering services for any of your catering needs, both private and business.  Specialties include fresh seafood, pasta, chicken, veal steaks and pork chops. 

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