Mother’s Day at Nana

Mother’s Day at Nana

3267 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Featuring a holiday brunch and Sunday Supper on Sunday, May 8

Executive chef Jeremy Kiens features a special brunch menu on May 8 including seasonal and holiday dishes, plus year-round bestsellers such as the Nanadict, the Bridgeport restaurant’s spin on eggs Benedict with chorizo, poached eggs and poblano cream over housemade pupusas ($13); and the Grilled Tofu Scramble with seasonal vegetables and choice of chorizo or soyrizo ($11).

The Mother’s Day lineup lists selections such as the Mom’s Benedict with griddled cornbread, beef brisket, poached egg and chipotle hollandaise ($14); Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes with rhubarb jam and fresh strawberries ($12); and Dulce de Leche Stuffed French Toast, coffee cake stuffed with dulce de leche and served with cinnamon syrup ($12). Treat Mom to brunch cocktails such as a Mimosa with fresh-squeezed orange juice or cranberry puree (both $10). The complete Mother’s Day menu is listed below.
Brunch is available from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and seating is first come, first served(reservations are not accepted).  The sidewalk café is slated to open prior to Mother’s Day and will be available for brunch seating (weather permitting). The weekend lunch menu will be offered from 2:30-5 p.m. and dinner service runs from 5-8:30 p.m. on May 8.
Chef Kiens augments the dinner menu with a multi-course Sunday Supper from 5-8:30 p.m. every Sunday, including Mother’s Day. The supper includes Slagel Family Farm fried chicken, seasonal vegetable, poblano-and-Cheddar cheese cornbread, arugula house salad, cabbage-lime slaw, creamy mac and cheese and featured dessert. $24 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations for all size parties accepted after 5 p.m. by calling 312-929-2486.  
Avocado Fries, cilantro, chipotle lime aioli, $8
Shellfish Bisque, $4 cup/$8 bowl
Empanadas, short rib, Chihuahua wild ramp relish, $10
Cauliflower Salad, crispy kale, fresh herbs, celery, black olive oil,
preserved lemon vinaigrette, $8.50
Lobster Deviled Eggs, chipotle, $10
Chickpea Frites, herb aioli, date agrodolce, chipotle honey, $8
Kale Salad, avocados, roasted peppers, tomatoes, lime vinaigrette,
Cotija cheese, $8.50
Blueberry & Lime Donuts, vanilla pudding, $4
Baked Chilaquiles, Chihuahua cheese, black beans, poblano cream,
two eggs any-style, $12
Nanadict, chorizo, pupusas, poached eggs, poblano cream, $13
Crispy Chicken Thigh, poblano cheddar grits, asparagus, bacon jus, $13
Garden Omelet, grilled zucchini, spring onions, roasted peppers, spinach,
goat Parmesan, $12
Chef’s Daily Omelet, smoked salmon, asparagus, capers, spinach, brie, $13
Mom’s Benedict, griddled cornbread, beef brisket, poached egg,
chipotle hollandaise, $14
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes, rhubarb jam, fresh strawberries, $12
Dulce de Leche Stuffed French Toast, coffee cake, cinnamon syrup, $12
Grilled Tofu Scramble, seasonal veggies, choice of soyrizo or chorizo, $11
Huevos Rancheros, crispy tortillas, two eggs any-style, onions, peppers,
refried pinto beans,poblano cream, guacamole, queso fresco,
choice of chorizo or soyrizo, $13


Mother’s Day Brunch at Cantina Laredo

Mother’s Day Brunch at Cantina Laredo 

Celebrate Mom with a Complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Maria
Sunday, May 8
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cantina Laredo in River North will offer a modern Mexican midday meal on Mother’s Day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Hector Rivera’s brunch dishes, outlined below, include Crab Cake Benedict; Chicken Fajita Omelet; Huevos Rancheros; French Toast served with Mexican brandy butter; Chilaquiles; Spinach & Artichoke Omelet; Asada y Huevos; and more. As an added bonus, all brunch entrees are served with a complimentary mimosa, bloody maria or non-alcoholic beverage. 

Cantina Laredo also offers an array of apertivos (top shelf guacamole; quesadillas; ceviche), ensaladas (fajita chicken; grilled shrimp), hand-rolled enchiladas (barbacoa; avocado), taqueria (pollo; pescado), especialidades (fajitas; chicken flautas; pescado del dia) and postres (Mexican Apple Pie; churros). To make Mother’s Day brunch reservations, call 312-955-0014 or visit

Photos may be viewed here and here.

Cantina Laredo
508 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Cantina Laredo, Brunch Entrees
Mimosa, Bloody Maria or non-alcoholic beverage included

Poached eggs on crab cakes topped with chipotle-wine hollandaise sauce, crumbled bacon and queso fresco $14.49

French toast topped with blueberries and strawberries, served with maple syrup and Mexican brandy butter $10.29

Scrambled eggs with Mexican sausage $10.99

Scrambled eggs with jalapeños, bacon and sautéed tortillas $10.99

Corn pancake topped with two eggs, one with guajillo sauce and the other with tomatillo sauce $11.29HUEVOS RANCHEROS
Traditional egg dish topped with ranchera sauce $10.99

Fajita chicken, peppers, onions and cheese with chile de arbol sauce $12.29

Artichoke hearts, spinach, peppers, mushrooms and cheese with poblano sauce $11.29

Chicken with sautéed tortillas in tomatillo salsa, topped with two fried eggs $10.99

Grilled steak with marinated onions and chimichurri sauce. Served with two eggs with guajillo sauce $14.29

Britt Roehm

Edible Ink PR

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at The Happ Inn

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at The Happ Inn

The Happ Inn
305 Happ Road
Northfield, Illinois 60093

Treat Mom to a Midday Meal with $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys

Sunday, May 8
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

$37.95 adults; $14.95 children

Treat mom to a midday Mother’s Day meal fit for a queen. The Happ Inn, located in Northfield, will hold a Mother’s Day brunch buffet on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Chef Freddy Sanchez’s menu features an unlimited array of appetizers, salads and desserts, along with the choice of entree (menu outlined below). Brunch cocktails will be offered, including $5 mimosas and $5 bloody marys.

The fee is $37.95 for adults and $14.95 for children (12 and under). The Happ Inn’s regular dinner menu will be served that evening from 3:30-9 p.m. Mother’s Day reservations may be made by calling 847-784-9200 or visiting

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Appetizer Buffet

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Freddy’s Famous Guacamole

Potato and Mushroom Taquitos

Cheese Quesadillas

Shrimp Ceviche

Bagels and Lox

Mini Muffins

Southwest Chopped Salad

Caesar Salad

Fruit Salad

Caprese Salad

Greek Salad

Hummus with fresh veggies

Mini Spinach Quiche

Margarita Flatbread

Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Sun-dried Tomato Flatbread

select one per person

Corned Beef Hash

Happ Inn Prime Burger with Fries

Falafel Black Bean Veggie Burger with Fries

Eggs Benedict with Roasted Potatoes

Crab Cake Benedict with Roasted Potatoes

Short Ribs Benedict with Roasted Potatoes

Carlos’ Skirt Steak & Eggs with Roasted Potatoes

French Toast with Crème Anglaise & Raspberry Sauce

Easter Omelette with Roasted Potatoes

Eggs, Bacon, and Toast

Salmon or Tuna Nicoise Salad

Grilled Salmon and Garlic Spinach with Hollandaise

General Happ Fried Chicken with Fries



select one per child

Skirt Steak

French Toast

Chicken Fingers with Fries

Burger Sliders with Fries

Mac and Cheese

Eggs and Bacon
Dessert Buffet


Mini desserts (key lime, cheesecake, chocolate & H-apple Streusel Pie)


Assorted Cookies and Cupcakes


Green City Market Fulton Opens Saturday, 6.6

Green City Market Fulton, sister to the Green City Market in Lincoln Park, opens its second season this Saturday, June 6 at the southeast corner of Fulton and Halsted streets. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through October. Green City Market is Chicago’s premier sustainable outdoor farmer’s market.

Green City Market Fulton shoppers 300Having a market so central to Chicago’s burgeoning Fulton Market Innovation District is exciting,” says Melissa Flynn, Green City Market’s executive director.  “Green City Market is a perfect market partner for the district,” said Sarah Stegner and Vi Daley, co-chairs of the Green City Market board. “We have a 17-year proven history in Lincoln Park. We are excited for the farmers to have an opportunity to increase the flow of local food to the community and thrilled that we’ve been asked back for our second season here.”

Vendors will be selling organic and sustainable produce, vegetables and other goods 14104905445_9d3ca1f880_o at the market. The growing Fulton Market District/West Loop is one of Chicago’s most popular and fastest growing neighborhoods.


Confirmed Vendors include:

Bushel and Peck’s

Co-op Sauce

Crumb Chicago

Green Acres Farm

Hillside Orchard

Hoosier Mama
Leaning Shed Farm

Mint Creek Farm

Nichols Farm and Orchard

Phoenix Bean


The Flower Garden

Tomato Mountain  


Simon Majumdaar Book Signing June 6Fed White and Blue 300
Simon Majumdar, a mainstay on The Food Network and known as one of its toughest  critics, will be signing his new book, Fed, White and Blue: Finding America with My Fork, beginning at 10 a.m. June 6 at the Green City Market Fulton. Simon has appeared on numerous episodes of Iron Chef America, Beat Bobby Flay, The Next Iron Chef, Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Extreme Chef. He is a recurring judge on Cutthroat Kitchen.


About Green City Market
The mission of Green City Market is to improve the availability of a diverse range of high quality foods, connecting local producers and farmers to chefs, restaurateurs, food organizations and the public, and supporting small family farms while promoting a healthier society through education and appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably raised produce and products.


Green City Market has been a destination for locals and visitors to Chicago since its inception in 1998. It has consistently been named in the top 10 of the nation’s best farmers markets by national publications such as USA Today, Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, Forbes, Shape, CNN, Huffington Post and US News, among others. 


For more information, visit Green City Market’s website at or call 773-880-1266.

2015 Chicago Festival Guide

<< JUNE >>

Pivot Arts Festival
Through June 7

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
Through September 5: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Millennium Park Music Series
June 1 – August 27

Taste of Little Village: Flavors of Mexico
June 5 – 7

Lincoln Park Greek Fest
June 5 – 7

River North Beer Fest
June 6

57th Street Art Fair
June 6 – 7

Pilsen Food Truck Social
June 6 – 7

Printers Row Lit Fest
June 6 – 7

Remix Chicago: Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair 
June 6 – 7

Wingout Chicago
June 6 – 7

Andersonville Midsommarfest
June 12 – 14

Ribfest Chicago
June 12 – 14

Chicago Blues Festival
June 12 – 14

Spring Awakening Music Festival
June 12 – 14

Brew to Be Wild
June 13

Wells Street Art Festival
June 13 – 14

Grant Park Music Festival
June 17 – August 22

Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival
June 17 – 21

Fiestas Puertorriqueñas & Puerto Rican People’s Parade
June 18 – 21

Chicago Ale Fest
June 19 – 20

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino
June 19 – 21

Taste of Randolph
June 19 – 21

Windy City Lake Shake
June 19 – 21

Six Corners BBQ Fest
June 19 – 21

Chicago Pride Fest
June 20 – 21

Gold Coast Art Fair
June 20 – 21

Green Music Fest
June 20 – 21

Dew Tour at Grant Park Skate Park
June 20-21

Make Music Chicago
June 21

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
June 23 – August 25: Tuesdays

Back Lot Bash
June 25 – 28

Logan Square Arts Festival
June 26 – 28

Chicago SummerDance
June 26 – September 13

Chinatown Dragon Boat Race
June 27

Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party
June 27

Randolph Street Market Festival
June 27 – 28

Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest
June 27 – 28

The Dog Dayz of Summer
June 27-28

Chicago Pride Parade
June 28

Design Harvest - Photo Cred REP3 Photog

<< JULY >>

Millennium Park Music Series
Through August 27

Grant Park Music Festival
Through August 22

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Through August 25: Tuesdays

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
Through September 5: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Chicago SummerDance
Through September 13

African/Caribbean International Festival of Life
July 3 – 5

Windy City RibFest in Uptown
July 3 – 5

Fourth of July Fireworks at Navy Pier
July 4

Chosen Few Picnic: House Music Festival *25th annual*
July 4

Taste of Chicago *35th annual*
July 8 – 12

artfest Michigan Avenue
July 10 -12

Irish American Heritage Festival
July 10 – 12

Windy City Smokeout
July 10 – 12

Ruido Fest
July 10 – 12

Square Roots Festival
July 10 – 12

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
July 11

Mamby on the Beach
July 11 -12

Roscoe Village Burger Fest
July 11 – 12

Taste of Lakeview
July 11 – 12

West Fest
July 11 – 12

July 17 – 19

Pitchfork Music Festival
July 17 – 19

Taste of River North
July 17 – 19

SausageFest Chicago
July 18 – 19

Southport Art & Music Fest
July 18 – 19

Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk
July 18 – 19

Chicago Craft Beer Festival
July 18 – 19

Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival 
July 18 – 19

Chinatown Summer Fair
July 19

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival
July 24 – 26

Chicago Margarita Festival
July 25

Chicago Hot Sauce Fest
July 25 – 26

Taste of Lincoln Avenue
July 25 – 26

Randolph Street Market Festival
July 25 – 26

Wicker Park Fest
July 25 – 26

Fiesta del Sol
July 30 – August 2

July 31 – August 2


<< AUGUST >>

Through August 2

Fiesta del Sol
Through August 2

Grant Park Music Festival
Through August 22

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Through August 25: Tuesdays

Millennium Park Music Series
Through August 27

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
Through September 5: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Chicago SummerDance
Through September 13

Taste of Latin America
August 1 – 2

Edge Fest
August 1 – 2

Chicago Hot Dog Fest
August 7 – 9

Ginza Festival Chicago
August 7 – 9

Retro on Roscoe
August 7 – 9

Bud Billiken Parade & Picnic
August 8

Wrigleyville SummerFest
August 8 – 9

Northalsted Market Days
August 8 – 9

Festa Italiana
August 13 – 16

Edison Park Fest
August 14 – 16

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
August 14 – 16

Chicago Air & Water Show
August 15 – 16

Great American Lobster Fest
August 15 – 16

Reggae Fest Chicago
August 15 – 16

Clark After Dark
August 20

Albany Park World Fest
August 22 – 23

Chicago Food Social
August 22 – 23

Taste of Greektown
August 22 – 23

West Loop Art Fair
August 22 – 23

Chicago Dancing Festival
August 25 – 29

Chicago Food + Wine Festival
August 28 – 30

Bucktown Arts Festival *30th annual*
August 29 – 30

Chicago Fashion Fest
August 29 – 30

Randolph Street Market Festival
August 29 – 30

Transamerica Chicago Triathlon
August 30



Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
Through September 5: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Chicago SummerDance
Through September 13

Chicago Jazz Festival
September 3 – 6

The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival
September 3 – 7

Chicago Fringe Festival
September 3 – 13

North Coast Music Festival
September 4 – 6

African Festival of Arts
September 4 – 7

Taste of Polonia
September 4 – 7

Shock Top Oyster Fest
September 11 – 12

Windy City Wine Festival
September 11 – 12

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
September 11 – 13

Riot Fest & Carnival
September 11 – 13

German Day Festival & Von Steuben Parade
September 11 – 13

World Music Festival Chicago
September 11 – 22

Venetian Night at Navy Pier
September 12

Andersonville City Made Fest
September 12 – 13

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final *new event*
September 15 – 20

Fifth Star Awards
September 16

EXPO Chicago
September 17 – 20

Renegade Craft Fair
September 19 – 20

Sam Adams’ Lakeview Taco Fest 
September 19 – 20

Ravenswood ArtWalk
September 19 – 20

Chicago Gourmet
September 25 – 27

Oktoberfest Chicago
September 25 – 27

Design Harvest
September 26 – 27

Edgewater Fall Art Festival
September 26 – 27

Hyde Park Jazz Festival
September 26 – 27

Randolph Street Market Festival
September 26 – 27

Do Division Street

photo: Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale events courtesy of REP3


Chicago Artists Month *20th annual*
October 1 – 31

Chicago Architecture Biennial *new event*
October 1 – January 3, 2016

West Town Art Walk
October 2 – 3

Chicago Marathon
October 11

Columbus Day Parade
October 12

Chicago International Film Festival
October 15 – 29

Randolph Street Market Festival
October 17 – 19

Open House Chicago presented by Chicago Architecture Foundation
October 17 – 18

Randolph Street Market kicks off summer in Chicago 5.23-5.24!




This recurring monthly Market runs it’s Summer Season through September offering an indoor/outdoor RETRO-SPECTACLE like no other!


CHICAGO, IL (May 23+24, 2015)- Chicago’s Randolph Street Market, the country’s largest and liveliest urban antiques market, is celebrating 12 years as the premier vintage extravaganza with the can’t miss season opener kicking off summer, Memorial Day Weekend May 23 + 24. Doors open at 10 am, with early buy beginning at 8am. Over 250 fabulous sellers take up over 8 acres of space, boasting around the clock entertainment, body painting, a disco dance party, a beer and wine garden, hot international crowd and design stars, vintage beach bunnies, cooling stations and cabanas, fashion shows, artisan food vendors, and more- the indoor/outdoor season opener is the place to be and be seen to kick off your Chicago summer! Come for the amazing one-of-a-kind finds, and stay for the entire experience.


Don’t miss the following new and exciting elements at this month’s Market:


  • Master Makeup Artist and Body Painter, Orlando Barsallo, and Flower Artist to the stars, Roberto Gonzalez, will be creating a Garden of Eden. Orlando will be live painting on the bodies of Adam & Eve while floral artist Roberto makes floral crowns and build a tree of life. Visitors will get to buy a flower to put on the tree with money going to Bernie’s Book Bank, a Chicago literacy charity. And receive a complimentary drink ticket if you donate a book.


  • Stop by Sunday, May 24, 11am-2pm to meet Sports Memorabilia Expert, Michael Osacky and bring in your best collectibles to be appraised. Michael will also show off his vast collection of Cubs and White Sox baseball cards. His expertise is all sports (baseball, football, basketball, hockey, boxing, golf, etc) and all sports collectibles (cards, autographs, programs, ticket stubs, advertising).


  • Onsite appraisals on Sundays all season long from 11am-2pm with acclaimed appraiser John Leonard of Leonard Auction. Gather your treasures to find out what they’re really worth!


  • Saturday’s from 1-4pm May-September in the new MillerCoors Beer Pub in lower hall, enjoy a Beer & Sausage Flight, pairing different beers with different sausages. And for the winos, enjoy the Wine & Cheese Flight. Don’t forget to stop by the outdoor Beer Garden presented by MillerCoors featuring Blue Moon and other standard and microbrews each month.  


  • Meet Dianne Crosell of Crosell & Co as she showcases and demonstrates a new collection by Amy Howard of AMY HOWARD HOME, called Rescue, Restore, Redecorate. The line includes DIY’ers magical arsenal of paints and re­finishing products – that empower you to re-create furniture speci­ally to your space and home design aesthetic without the tedious chores of sanding, stripping and prepping. Come see Dianne at work Saturday and Sunday 10:30am-5pm.


  • Have custom poems typed by a panel of poets, Poems While You Wait. Provide your name, the topic and a $5 donation and you’ll receive an insta-poem 20 minutes later.


  • Get easy access to the Market with the Market Trolley, sponsored by Mariano’s and departing round trip from the Water Tower on the hour.


  • Cool down in the Shade Shack all weekend and go back in time with a market-wide Disco dance party at noon Saturday with Market DJ & M/C DJ Jones! Additionally, visit the Vinyl Swap Meet our hub for vinyl record sellers.


  • Sally Schwartz, Market founder, award winning party planner, and queen of vintage, will host VIP guests in her Cabana.


  • A rotating list of live bands in all genres will be playing around the clock including fan favorites. Dixieland Jazz, Rockabilly, Blues, Salsa, your feet will be bopping while the beat keeps you shopping!! Visit to see the full list of entertainment!


  • Bring your kids for a day of Treasure Hunting! Pick up a Treasure Map and activity sheet at the front gate and enjoy a day of exploration at RSM. Hand in the completed sheet to the Washington St gate and let your child pick a prize from the treasure chest, as well as take home a goody bag filled with bubbles, crayons and more.


The  Market, aptly dubbed “the Barneys of vintage” is a huge celebration of fashion, home design, antiques, artwork, music, food and great people watching! Having welcomed more than 100,000 shoppers in 2014, the event has even bigger things in store for 2015! Thanks to Sally Schwartz, The Randolph Street Market put Chicago and the Midwest on the map for well-curated antiques and vintage offerings as the first market of its kind in the Chicago area.

Broadway Antique Market’s Atomic Summer Sale, 5.22-5.31

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It happens only once a year: Broadway Antique Market’s Atomic Summer Sale* – Friday, May 22nd thru Sunday, May 31st. Chicago’s Antique Department Store, Featuring 75 Top Dealers on 2 Giant Levels— Art Deco through Mid Century Modern, 60’s 70’s. Thousands of Items, Discounted 15% to 50% Off Storewide. 6130 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL. 773-743-5444. Open Daily, 11 to 7.

*Note: Special extended evening shopping hours till 9pm, Friday, May 22nd Only!