The Chicago Firehouse
1401 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Meet The Easter Bunny During Your Midday Meal
Sunday, April 20
9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Adults: $49 per person
Kids ages 5-12: $17 per child
Children under 5 are free
The Chicago Firehouse will hold an all-day affair this Easter Sunday. On April 20, an elaborate brunch buffet will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a dinner buffet from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu, outlined below, includes an omelet station, breakfast dishes, pasta station, carving table, salads, entrees, seafood platters, sides, sweets and more. The Easter Bunny himself will be making an appearance, handing out treat-filled eggs to little diners between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Chicago Firehouse’s unlimited Easter menu is priced at $49 for adults and $17 for children ages 5-12 (kids under 5 are free). Tax and gratuity is not included. Reservations may be made by calling 312.786.1401 or online at ChicagoFirehouse.com.
Maxwell’s at the Club, located in the East Bank Club at 500 N. Kingsbury St. (telephone: 312-527-5800, ext. 301), will present its elegant annual Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The extensive buffet, which is open to the public, will feature prime rib and roast turkey carving stations, an omelet bar, a waffle bar, assorted pastries and seasonal berries, as well as a variety of appetizers, salads and entrées. The entire family will enjoy the festivities, which includes a special appearance by the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Because Maxwell’s Easter Brunch is very popular, reservations are necessary. Continue reading
Vanille Patisserie offers an array of custom-made specialty treats perfect for Easter baskets, including chocolate bunnies filled with jelly beans, decorated sugar cookies, nougat bars, pate de fruit, and buttery caramels. Vanille also features larger items for holiday group gatherings, such as Easter celebration cakes, tartes, entremets and pastries. The complete menu is outlined below.
Limited quantities will be available in-store, and pre-orders are welcome by Tuesday, April 15 for guaranteed pickup at Vanille. Vanille Pastisserie’s Lincoln Park locations (Clark Street and Clybourn Avenue) will be open regular hours on Easter Sunday
Saturday, April 12
Vanille Patisserie, located at 2108 N. Clark Street, will hold a “Bunny Toy Drive” for charity on Saturday, April 12. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped stuffed animal or toy for children of all ages, from babies to teens. All donations will benefit Rosie’s Toy Box, an affiliated organization of Lurie Children’s Hospital. The Easter Bunny will meet and mingle from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those who donate a new toy will receive either a 15% discount on any purchase at Vanille (including Easter pre-orders) or two complimentary macarons. The “Wish List” for Rosie’s Toy Box toy drive is outlined below.
Wish List for Rosie’s Toy Box
All items must be new due to infectious disease control standards for the safety and well being of all hospitalized children
Items for Kids
- New stuffed animals for Easter (tags must be on it)
- Glitter Glue Sticks
- Play-Doh Brand play dough and Play-Doh kits
- Books for all ages about arts & crafts–fun things to make and do
- Duct tape (fun colors or patterns) for making crafts/sculptures
- Arts & crafts kits (smaller–for individuals)
- Mega-blocks for creative building
- Crayola crayons (8-12 pack boxes)
- Small craft kits for individuals to do
- Craft items (must be a new, un-opened package): googly eyes, feathers, buttons, pom-poms
- Lego kits for all ages–for creative building and using imagination
- Holiday coloring books
- Bead sets (younger and older)
Items for Teens
- Lego sets for up to 16 years
- Journals for creative writing
- Crafts sets for ages 15-21
- Sketch books with drawing pencils
- Photography magazines
- Disposable cameras
- i-Tunes gift cards
- Popular magazines: Seventeen, Self, Sports Illustrated, People
2 Gallon Zip Lock bags to make bedside kits
2108 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
The Smoke Daddy
1804 W. Division
Smoked Easter Hams to Go at The Smoke Daddy, Week of April 14: Following the overwhelming success of the Smoked Christmas Hams to Go promotion, Smoke Daddy, true to form, will be offering slow smoked Easter Hams to Go – perfect for holiday entertaining. Available for carry-out, the 8 lb, partial bone-in smoked hams are glazed with Smoke Daddy Mojo Rub and serve 10 to 16 people. Each ham is $49 and will be available for pickup the week of April 14. Orders must be placed in advance by calling 773.772.6656.