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RIVA CRAB HOUSE DOLLAR OYSTERS

RIVA Crab House at Navy Pier announces a summer Dollar Oyster Special available Friday, July 19 through Sunday, August 4 in the upstairs bar and dining room from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily*. Photos available upon request.

While dining on oysters, guests can enjoy new daily drink specials at Riva including Moretti Mondays, Wine Down Wednesdays, Margarita Thursdays and more. The complete list of specials is available below. Additionally, guests can enjoy fireworks every Wednesday beginning at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:15 p.m.

WHEN:
Dollar Oysters: Friday, July 19 through Sunday, August 4

COST:
$1 per oyster
*Six piece minimum. Minimum purchase required. Available in upper level bar and dining room only.

DAILY DRINK SPECIALS:
MONDAY
Mai Tai Monday: $7 Mai Tai Cocktails

TUESDAY
Moretti Tuesday: $4 Moretti Beer

WEDNESDAY
Wine Down Wednesdays: $6 Glass ‘Featured Wine of the Day’

THURDAY
Margarita Thursdays: $6 Sauza Margaritas

FRIDAY
Finlandia Fridays: $6 Finlandia cocktails

RIVA Crab House on Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
312.644.7482
www.rivanavypier.com

Hours of Operation:
Riva Crab House Main Dining
Sunday – Saturday
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

About RIVA Crab House
Chosen as one of the Open Table 2010 Diners Choice list of the Top 50 US restaurants nationwide that have “The Best Scenic View”, RIVA Crab House features breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan at their exclusive location on Navy Pier. Menu items include premium seafood, prime steaks and daily specials, as well as seasonal specials and extensive wine, beer and martini menu. RIVA Crab House prides itself as being Chicago’s only seafood restaurant on the waterfront making it the perfect spot for any celebration.

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Fourth of July Fun in Chicago

The Fourth of July is coming up! The weather’s finally getting warmer, and we have some great ideas for patriotic fun in the city.

 

BAD DOG TAVERN

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

Fourth of July Weekend at Bad Dog Tavern

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

Guests who visit Bag Dog Tavern over Fourth of July 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 a new lineup of budget friendly daily specials over the weekend including:

THURSDAY

$15 Domestic buckets

$7 Martinis and signature cocktails

$6 Chicken sandwiches

FRIDAY

All Chicago area brews $4

Half- price appetizers from 9 p.m. to midnight

SATURDAY

$5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas

Half-price appetizers from 9 p.m. to midnight

SUNDAY

$5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas

EVERYDAY

$15 Pitchers of Absolut and any Absolut flavor with lemonade

$4 Jameson shots

CARNIVALE

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

Thursday, July 4

Chicago’s most notable Latin restaurant, Carnivale, will celebrate Independence Day with the Firecracker Margarita, a red, white and blue frozen cocktail ($9.25). Guests can enjoy the Firecracker Margarita on the patio with all new menu items created by recently appointed Executive Chef Rodolfo Cuadros.

Carnivale will be closed for lunch on Thursday, July 4 but will reopen during dinner hours (5 p.m. – 10 p.m.).

CASTAWAYS BAR & GRILL

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

Fourth of July Weekend at Castaways

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

Castaways Bar & Grill on North Avenue Beach, the only venue of its kind in the city, 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).

 

CITYSCAPE BAR

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

Independence Day Cocktails at Cityscape Bar

Wednesday, July 3 – Sunday, July 7

$8 Specialty Cocktails

Cityscape Bar invites guests to celebrate the Fourth of July with signature cocktails and unmatched views of the Chicago skyline, as Cityscape Bar is located off the 15th floor lobby of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza. Featured cocktails include the following:

Red, White and Blue, $8

Bacardi Razz, Sierra Mist and layers of Grenadine and Blue Curacao served over ice

Sweet Independence Martini, $8

Absolut Vodka, strawberry mix and prosecco

 

DROP

1909 N Lincoln  | Chicago, IL 60614 | www.DropChicago.com

Fourth of July Weekend Events at Drop

Wednesday, July 3 – Sunday, July 7

This Independence Day, Drop will host events on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening and offer Freedom Shots–a red, white and blue layered vodka shot topped with whipped Cream, for $2.

Beginning on Wednesday, July 3, the lounge will host wine night. The event will be from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and feature complimentary cheese plates from well-known Chicago chefs paired with tastings from the bar’s portfolio of wine. A charitable donation to PAWS Chicago is suggested for attendance.

In celebration of the holiday on Thursday, July 4, Chicagoans are invited to RetroPop night. DJ Dominic David will be spinning top 40’s hits from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. The lounge will also offer $6 Red Bull bomb shots all day. Friday night will be hosted by DJ XL starting at 10 p.m. and Saturday, Jeffrey Taylor will headline beginning at midnight.

On Sunday, July 5, Drop invites guests to a post-beach after party where they will enjoy beats from resident DJ Poison Jam Sam. All Sailor Jerry Cocktails will be $4. Additionally, members of the service industry are invited to enjoy 50 percent off on select beverages. The service industry will include those who work at restaurants, bars, hotels, salons, spas and gyms throughout Chicago. This industry discount does not apply to shots or bottle service.

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

Independence Day Fireworks Cruises Aboard Entertainment Cruises

Entertainment Cruises invites Chicagoans to celebrate this Independence Day aboard the Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue and Seadog for an unforgettable cruise. The glittering Chicago skyline will mirror the Navy Pier fireworks display for a stunning view and amazing setting. Three cruises offer delectable dinner menus and DJ entertainment. All prices below are per person and do not yet include taxes and other fees. Dates and times are subject to change.

ODYSSEY INDEPENDENCE CRUISES – July 3 & 4

To reserve: call 888.957.2320 or visitwww.odyssey.com

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO INDEPENDENCE CRUISES – July 3 & 4

To reserve: call 888.957.2324 or visit www.spiritofchicago.com

MYSTIC BLUE INDEPENDENCE CRUISES – July 3 & 4

To reserve: call 888.333.9150 or visit www.mysticbluecruises.com

SEADOG INDEPENDENCE DAY LAKEFRONT FIREWORKS CRUISES – July 3 & 4

To reserve: call 866.636.7737 or visit www.seadogcruises.com

GIBSONS BAR & STEAKHOUSE – CHICAGO

1028 North Rush Street | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.266.8999 | www.gibsonssteakhouse.com


Thursday, July 4 
Fourth of July at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

Gibsons will serve their signature dinner menu on Thursday, July 4 which offers USDA Gibsons Prime Angus steaks, chops, fresh fish, enormous lobster tails, massive desserts, extensive wine list and famously large martinis. Reservations recommended by calling 312.266.8999.

 

HARBORSIDE INTERNATIONAL GOLF COURSE and PIER 37 BAR & GRILL

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

Fourth of July Golfing at Harborside

Thursday, July 4

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.

 

LOTTIE’S PUB

1925 W Cortland | Chicago, IL 60622 | 773.489.0738

www.lottiespub.com

Lottie’s Pub Fourth of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4

Lottie’s Pub in Bucktown invites Chicagoans to join their two-day Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4. On both days, guests will enjoy $3 American Craft Cans including Avery, New Belgium, SKA, Breckenridge, Oscar Blues and more. Additional specials will include $4 Vodka and Lemonade Cocktails, and $9 Cheese Pizza.

 

LUXBAR

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

 

Fourth of July Weekend Brunch at LUXBAR

Friday, July 5 – Sunday, July 7

Chicagoans can enjoy Fourth of July weekend brunch on the Gold Coast’s hottest patio, weather permitting. LUXBAR’s brunch features standards like house-made Granola Yogurt Parfait and the Gold Coast Omelette seasoned with chives, parsley and tarragon with a wild mushroom-truffle cheese, in addition to house-made specialties like the following:

  • 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

 

THE PONY

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


Wednesday, July 3 
Pre-Independence Day Party at The Pony

In true Pony style, the Lakeview bar will celebrate Independence Day with a rocking pre-Fourth of July party on Wednesday, July 3. The bar will offer patriotic food and drink specials and feature an all American band and DJ playing American classic tunes. Guests will enjoy $5 16-inch American Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. These sandwiches are a signature dish at The Pony, consisting of wheat Pullman bread that is buttered, toasted, loaded with melted American and cheddar cheeses and served aside a savory tomato basil dip. Guests can dance the night away fueled by $6 Red, White & Blue Pony Punch served in 24-ounce hurricane glasses.

 

PORKCHOP

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


Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6
Porkchop Fourth of July Pig Roast

Porkchop, the West Loop’s only 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 and live music starting at 8 p.m.. 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). Slider trios will be on special only $6 when guests purchase one of Porkchop’s signature whiskey flights like their American Classic Flight (Evan Williams Single Barrel, Bernhiem Wheat Whiskey, Elijah Craig 12 Year; $14).

Guests can continue to celebrate Independance Day weekend with a $5 Beer and a Shot special available Friday, July 5 and Saturday July 6.

 

RIVA CRAB HOUSE on Navy Pier

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

RIVA Cafe Outdoor Dining and Fireworks


This more casual version of Riva Crab House, Chicago’s premiere seafood restaurant, will please visitors and locals alike on lively Navy Pier during Fourth of July weekend. Guests can enjoy a prime fireworks viewing spot on both Wednesday, July 3 and Saturday, July 6. 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. 
Wednesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 6

 

RIVERVIEW BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA

1954 West Roscoe Street | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.248.7800 | www.riverviewbrickoven.com

Fourth of July Weekend Specials at Riverview Brick Oven Pizzeria

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

Guests who visit Riverview Brick Oven Pizzeria over Fourth of July weekend can enjoy daily specials including any sandwich or salad for only $5.99. Daily specials are as follows:

THURSDAY

$5.99 Any sandwich or salad (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

FRIDAY

$5.99 Any sandwich or salad (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

SUNDAY

$3 All draft beers

 

RIVERVIEW TAVERN

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

Fourth of July Weekend at Riverview Tavern

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

Guests who visit Riverview Tavern over Fourth of July weekend can enjoy weekend brunch specials from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as well as a new lineup of budget friendly daily specials over the weekend including:

THURSDAY

Half-Off Glasses of Wine

$6 Gourmet Grilled Cheese

$4 Chicago Beers

$3 Miller/Coors Bottles

Kids Eat Free 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

FRIDAY

$4 Cans of Beer

$4 Brewery of the Month Draft

$6 Martinis

SATURDAY

$4 Craft Beer of Month

$4 Well Drinks

$5 Bombs

Brunch 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

$3 Coors Drafts

$4 Craft Beer of Month

$4 Well Drinks

$5 Bombs

$5 Mimosas

Brunch 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

TAKITO KITCHEN

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

Takito Fourth of July Weekend Farm-to-Table Prix Fixe

Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 (closed Wednesday, July 4)

$35 per person

Chicagoans are invited to experience a “Best of the Midwest” Fourth of July weekend as Chef/Partner David Dworshak showcases seasonal ingredients from his favorite local farms. The $35 per person, three-course farm-to-table prix fixe menus will feature ingredients from Iron Creek Farm, Kilgus Farm and more.

Reservations required. Email info@takitokitchen.com.

MENU:

Iron Creek Farm Tomato Salad

Driftless ricotta cheese, Urban Till lemon basil, pea shoot vinaigrette, almonds

Grilled Mexican Shrimp

Marinated watermelon, jicama, Urban Till arugula, chile de arbol, Sichuan oil

Kilgus Farm Grilled Ribeye

Elote corn, confit potatoes, black garlic chimichurri

  

 

THE NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN

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


Wednesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 6
Fireworks Outdoor Dining at The Navy Pier Beer Garden

The LandShark 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. Guests can enjoy a prime firework viewing spot on both Wednesday, July 3 and Saturday, July 6. 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.

 

WEATHER MARK TAVERN

1503 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.588.0230

Weather Mark Tavern Celebrates Independence Day

Thursday, July 4

$8 Red, White and Blue Rum Cocktails


In honor of Independence Day, Weather Mark Tavern will feature $8 American themed cocktails. Chicagoans are invited to enjoy delicious red, white and blue rum cocktails on Weather Mark’s Michigan Avenue patio or inside the spacious, nautically themed restaurant. Weather Mark Tavern boasts an extensive list of over 50 types of rum making it Chicago’s go-to spot for rum.

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

Blast Press Clippings Round-Up – Week of September 24th

Black Book

Square One- Square One Review

Chicago 312

Rustic House- First-Ever ‘Craft Spirits Week’ Debuts in October

Chicago Sun- Times

Gibsons- Kanye West sex tapes stolen from his computer, rapper’s lawyers say

Rosebud- Tastings Around Town

Chicago Tribune

Carlucci- 9/27/2012

Chicago Cut-  9/27/2012

Chicago Cut- Drink This!

Cru Cafe & Wine Bar- Pickup and delivery options for Yom Kippur dining

Frontier- Earn free tickets to Chicago Gourmet, starting Saturday

Gibsons- 9/27/2012

Gibsons- Sighting: Julius Peppers celebrates Bears win at Lux Bar and other sports sightings

Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare- Museum

Luxbar- Earn free tickets to Chicago Gourmet, starting Saturday

Luxbar- Sighting: Julius Peppers celebrates Bears win at Lux Bar and other sports sightings

Tuscany in Oak Brook- 9/27/2012

Tuscany Restaurant Wheeling- Pickup and delivery options for Yom Kippur dining

Chicagoland Food Blog

Carnivale- Carnivale Chicago – Latin American Fusion Food

Crains Chicago Business

Bar Umrbiago- Alimentari Osteria and Bar Umbriago: Italian small plates

CS Magazine

Carnivale- Carnivale’s Eat Global, Give Local Celebration

Examiner

Brasserie 54- French restaurant Brasserie 54 now open in Andersonville

Food Mafia

437 Rush- Experience

Bar Umrbiago- Experience

Brasserie- Experience

Carmines- Experience

Frontier- Experience

Gemini Bistro- Experience

Luxbar- Experience

Porkchop- Experience

Quartino- Experience

Quay- Experience

Riva- Experience

Rosebud- Experience

Rustic House- Experience

Tavern on Rush- Experience

The Pony- Experience

Troquet- Experience

Tuscany on Taylor- Experience

Gabors Block

Frontier- Eat Now, Go to Chicago Gourmet Later

Hugos- Eat Now, Go to Chicago Gourmet Later

Luxbar- Eat Now, Go to Chicago Gourmet Later

Quartino- Eat Now, Go to Chicago Gourmet Later

Quay- Eat Now, Go to Chicago Gourmet Later

Stefani- Eat Now, Go to Chicago Gourmet Later

Tavern on Rush- Eat Now, Go to Chicago Gourmet Later

I 4 U News

Luxbar- Peppers celebrates Bears win at Lux Bar

Local Wine Events

Hugos- Hugo’s Naperville September Wine Party

Mail Online

Quartino- Our kind of town: A towering trip to classy Chicago, the American city that has the lot

Tavern on Rush- Our kind of town: A towering trip to classy Chicago, the American city that has the lot

Metromix

Quartino- Monthly Wine Bash

My Daily Find

Frontier- Oktoberfest Chicago 2012: Where to Find the Best Beer, Brats and Bavarian Celebration

Gemini Bistro- Oktoberfest Chicago 2012: Where to Find the Best Beer, Brats and Bavarian Celebration

Lotties- Oktoberfest Chicago 2012: Where to Find the Best Beer, Brats and Bavarian Celebration

The Pony- Oktoberfest Chicago 2012: Where to Find the Best Beer, Brats and Bavarian Celebration

Urban Union- Oktoberfest Chicago 2012: Where to Find the Best Beer, Brats and Bavarian Celebration

My Suburban Life

Hugos- Get bowled over by new Oak Brook restaurant

Q-BBQ- Get bowled over by new Oak Brook restaurant

Nightclub & Bar

Bar Umrbiago- Promo Power

Brasserie- Promo Power

Chicago q- Promo Power

italiAsia- Promo Power

Koi- Promo Power

The Pony- Promo Power

pga.com

Chicago Cut- While visiting the Ryder Cup, take advantage of an incredible host city.

Gibsons- While visiting the Ryder Cup, take advantage of an incredible host city.

Hugos- While visiting the Ryder Cup, take advantage of an incredible host city.

redeye

Brasserie 54- Eat Drink DO

Carnivale- Eat Drink DO

Cru Cafe & Wine Bar- Eat Drink DO

Tuscany- Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

refinery29

Municipal Bar + Dining Company- 5 Chef-Approved Tips For Elevated Tailgating (You Read That Right)!

Quartino- 9 Awesome First-Date Spots — Chicago’s Experts Dish

Style Goes Strong

Maxine- Born Blonde or Bottle: Avoid This Pitfall

Shelterholic

Municipal Bar + Dining Company- Coming Attractions: Municipal Bar + Dining Company Opening Early October

Time Out

Square One- Square One Review

LM Bistro- Where to drink during Oktoberfest

Frontier- Where to drink during Oktoberfest

The Pony- Where to drink during Oktoberfest

Urban Daddy

Frontier- The Weekender

Yumbly 

Agio- Chicago Area QuickNews for September 25th, 2012

Carlucci- Chicago Area QuickNews for September 25th, 2012

Chicago q- Chicago Area QuickNews for September 25th, 2012

Frontier- Chicago Area QuickNews for September 25th, 2012

ItaliAsia- Chicago Area QuickNews for September 25th, 2012

Porkchop- Chicago Area QuickNews for September 25th, 2012

Quay- Chicago Area QuickNews for September 25th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blast Press Clippings Round-up – Week of June 10th

312 Dining Diva

Riva-National Lobster Day

Tavern on Rush-National Lobster Day

Cheeky Chicago

Chicago Cut-Paul Hobbs Wine Dinner

Chicago Sun-Times

Carmine’s-Chris Chelios at Carmine’s

Chicago Cut-Biden Making Another Chicago Stop

Chicago Tribune

Gibsons-Ben Harper at Gibsons

Cru Cafe & Wine Bar-Conan O’Brien at Cru

Chicagoist

Whole Foods Market-Popsicle Pop-Ups

Conde Nast Travel 

The Boarding House-Secrets from a Master Sommelier

CS

The Boarding House-Wine Bar Revisited

Tavern on Rush-D.C. Crenshaw’s Hangover Fix

Eater

 

Chicago Q-The Women of BBQ

Cru Cafe & Wine Bar-Eater Heatmap: Where to eat right now

Castaways-A Summer Guide to Chicago’s Lakefront Restaurants

Riva-A Summer Guide to Chicago’s Lakefront Restaurants

Esquire 

Chicago Q-BBQ Like a Man, According to Women

Food Mafia

Frontier-Odd Bit Mondays

Gioco-Domodimonti Wine Tasting

Riva-Menu and Drink Specials

Grub Street

437 Rush-Wine Dinners Are the Happening Thing; Here’s Where This Month

Chicago Cut-Wine Dinners Are the Happening Thing; Here’s Where This Month

Gibsons-Wine Dinners Are the Happening Thing; Here’s Where This Month

Frontier-Our Mega Super Massive Father’s Day Round Up

Rustic House-Our Mega Super Massive Father’s Day Round Up

Chicago Q-Our Mega Super Massive Father’s Day Round Up

Kanela-Our Mega Super Massive Father’s Day Round Up

Brasserie-Our Mega Super Massive Father’s Day Round Up

Carnivale–Our Mega Super Massive Father’s Day Round Up

Lotties–Our Mega Super Massive Father’s Day Round Up

NBC Chicago

Bar Umbriago-First Look

PureWow

The Dailey Method-New Calorie Buster

Chicago Cut-Father’s Day Lobster Boil

RedEye

Frontier-Odd Bit Mondays

Gibsons-Drake at Gibsons

Gioco-South Loop Sips

Refinery 29 

Gemini Bistro-2 Places to Find Boozy Summer Sips in Chicago

Rustic House-2 Places to Find Boozy Summer Sips in Chicago

Urban Daddy 

Bar Umbriago-A Warm Umbrian Estate on Hubbard

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