Chicago Restaurant Week Participants and Menus 1.30-2.12

RIVA #crw

RIVA #crw

CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK 2015 PARTICIPANTS AND MENUS

(listed in alphabetical order; photos upon request or click to download)

This January and February, diners are invited to enjoy the eighth annual Chicago Restaurant Week, with over 250 participating restaurants throughout the city. Restaurants will offer special prix-fixe meals including lunch, dinner or both, depending on the restaurant’s preference.  For details, visit http://www.choosechicago.com/things-to-do/dining/chicago-restaurant-week/

During Restaurant Week, some of the city’s most notable chefs will offer their menus at a discount, and guests will have an opportunity to taste dishes created by Executive Chef Brian Jupiter of Frontier, Executive Chef Christian Fantoni of Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush, Chef Luigi Garcia of Riva Crab House and Chef Victorio Padilla of Tuscany Restaurant on Taylor Street, among others.

 

WHEN:  Friday, January 30 – Thursday, February 12

 

COST:Prix-Fixe Meals

$22 Lunch

$33/$44 Dinner
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS:

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Complimentary “BOOklava” at Falafill on Halloween 10.31

Falafill

Falafill

Halloween-goers this year can add Falafill to their trick or treat route and open their candy bags for complimentary ‘BOOklava’*! Also known as baklava, Falafill’s famously delicious pastry made with layers of filo dough and sweetened nuts and honey will be offered all day to Chicagoans of all ages looking for a freshly baked Halloween treat.

Falafill’s full menu and mezza bar will also be available on Halloween for ghosts and goblins looking for a healthy Mediterranean lunch or dinner on-the-go or dine-in.

*‘BOOklava’ is complimentary with any Falafill purchase for adults, and complimentary for children 12-years-old and under and will be available on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Falafill
Eatfalafill.com
3202 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
773-525-0052
(Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.)

Celebrate National Breakfast Month with Free Cereal Giveaways at Participating CTA Stations

Central Lakeview Merchants Association to giveaway 600 cereal boxes containing 36 gift certificates for specialty breakfast throughout the city on September 22 and September 29 

WHAT: September is National Breakfast Month, and Central Lakeview Merchants Association (CLMA) has teamed up with local restaurants to celebrate. On the last two Monday mornings in September, the 22 and 29, at 8 a.m. CLMA will give away 600 free, fun-sized cereal boxes at 6 CTA stations (100 per station) throughout the city. Six lucky winners at each station will win a certificate for a free breakfast at one of the many participating restaurants (listed below).

Participating Restaurants- 

  • Kanela Breakfast Club – 3231 N Clark
  • Ann Sather Restaurant – 909 W Belmont
  • Original Pancake House – 2020 N Lincoln Park W
  • Golden Apple Grill & Breakfast House – 2971 N Lincoln
  • Mather’s Restaurant – 33 E. 83rd Street
  • Original Soul Vegetarian – 205 E 75th St
  • Dats Enterprises Inc – 8249 S Cottage Grove
  • 5 Loaves Eatery – 405 E 75th St
  • St. Restaurant Country Kitchen – 727 E 87th St.
  • Luversia’s Soul Food Restaurant – 522 E 79th St.
  • Over Easy Café – 4943 N Damen
  • Eden’s the Original – 6045 N Cicero
  • Mellow Yellow – 1508 E 53rd St
  • Valois Restaurant – 1518 E 53rd St.
  • Clarke’s Diner – 1447 E 53rd St.
  • Ms. Biscuit – 5431 S Wabash
  • Daley’s Restaurant – 809 E 63rd St.
  • Norman’s Bistro – 1001 E 43rd St.
  • John’s Place – 2132 W Roscoe

WHEN: Monday, September 22 at 8:00 a.m.

Monday, September 29 at 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: Participating CTA locations- 

  • 79th Street Station (Metra)
  • Belmont Red Line
  • Damen Brown Line
  • 55th/Garfield Green Line
  • Peterson and Cicero Bus Stop
  • Belmont & Hoyne Bus Stop

 

 

Bears Home Game Shuttle Bus

Timothy O' Toole's Chicago

Timothy O’ Toole’s Chicago

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Takes You to Soldier Field

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Chicago
622 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-0700
TimothyOTooles.com

All Bears Home Game Days
$10 fee

Attention Chicago Bears ticket holders! Skip the expensive stadium parking and hop on Timothy O’Toole’s Bears Bus for convenient and fun, round trip transportation to Soldier Field. For all regular season home games, The Monster’s of the Midway shuttle bus leaves Timothy O’Toole’s Pub in Streeterville one hour and fifteen minutes before kick-off. A $10 fee includes beverages on the bus.

Please visit TimothyOTooles.com and click “Store” (direct link BearsBusTickets) or call 312-642-0700 for shuttle seat reservations. Tickets are will call only and must be picked up 30 minutes prior to departure. This is a 21+ bus.

No game ticket? No worries! O’Toole’s has over 70 large screen televisions that will show every play with sound. Weekend brunch starts at 9:30 a.m. on home game days, and a bloody mary/mimosa bar is available.

Regular Season

  • September 7 vs. Buffalo at Noon
  • September 28 vs. Green Bay at Noon
  • October 19 vs. Miami at Noon
  • November 16 vs. Minnesota at Noon
  • November 23 vs. Tampa Bay at Noon
  • December 4 vs. Dallas at 7:25 p.m.
  • December 15 vs. New Orleans at 7:30 p.m.
  • December 21 vs. Detroit at Noon

 

Bears Game Shuttle Bus at Cactus Bar and Grill

Cactus Bar and Grill
404 South Wells
Chicago, Illinois 60607
312-922-3830
CactusChicago.com

Football Fans Receive Free Parking and Free Transportation

Bears Home Game Days: August 8 – December 21​
Cactus Opens at 10 a.m.

Bears season is upon us! Cactus Bar and Grill, located in the Loop, offers game day ticket holders (or anyone that wants to get closer to the action) complimentary transportation to and from Soldier Field on the Cactus shuttle bus. Continuous, round-trip bus service will be available 90 minutes before the game starts until 60 minutes after the game ends. As an added game day deal, free parking will be offered to all football fans (with any $25 purchase) at the Traders Park Garage, 326 South Wells.

Don’t have tickets to the game? Cactus Bar and Grill features NFL Ticket and all games will be shown on ten, 42-inch screens and two, 10-foot projection screens. There is not a bad seat in the house to view home and away game action. In addition to Chef Glenn Pistario’s full menu, Cactus’ Sunday football specials include

​$18 Miller Lite Buckets (5 bottles), $7 Half-pound Burger with side, and $5 Bloody Marys. ​

Public transportation ​​riders can easily arrive at Cactus via ​Metra (​Cactus is two blocks from the LaSalle Station, three blocks from Union Station and six blocks from Ogilvie ​) or the El’s LaSalle station (Blue, Orange, Red, Purple and Brown lines).

BEARS HOME GAME SCHEDULE

Pre-​Season

  • August ​8​ vs. ​Philadelphia​, ​7 ​p.m.
  • August ​15​ vs. ​Jacksonville​, ​7 ​p.m.

Regular Season

  • September 7​ vs. ​ ​​Buffalo​, 12 p.m.
  • September ​28​ vs. ​Green Bay​ , 12​ ​p.m.
  • October ​19​ vs. ​Miami​, 12 p.m.
  • November 1 ​6​, vs. ​Minnesota, 12 p.m.
  • November ​23​ vs. ​Tampa Bay​ , 12 p.m.
  • December ​4​ vs. ​Dallas​, 7:​25​ p.m.
  • December ​15 ​vs.​ New Orleans​​, 7:30 p.m.​
  • December 21 vs. Detroit, 12 p.m.​

Craft Beer Boat Ticket Raffle On Fountainhead’s Roof Top 8.13

Fountainhead Chicago

Fountainhead Chicago

WHAT:

Fountainhead is excited to host the Craft Beer Boat Ticket Raffle on the roof deck! Guests can join as the Fountainhead team welcomes Artisanal ImportsAllagash Brewing and Surly Brewing to mix, mingle & enjoy delicious craft beer! Buy a draft beer from one of these spectacular breweries and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win two tickets to the August 27th Craft Beer Boat!

 

The Craft Beer Boat is single handedly one of the most fun beer events of the year…on a boat…on Lake Michigan!

 

Among an amazing draft line-up is De Proef/Surly Long of Tooth, a rare and unique collaboration between two exceptional breweries. An English-style old ale that has been aged in toasted oak and cacao, this beer is the latest addition to De Proef’s extensive Brewmaster’s Collaboration series. This collaboration is the perfect balance between the styles of the two breweries while still showcasing some new and unique characteristics.

 

Draft prices range from $6-$10. The regular rooftop menu will also be available for purchase and Chef Cleetus Friedman will have some delicious specials on hand for the event.

 

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

 

The Draft List:

De Proef /Surly Long of Tooth
Aspall Dry Cider
Iron Maiden Trooper
St Feuillien Saison
Surly Furious
Surly Pentagram
Surly Coffee Bender
Surly Bitter Brewer 
Allagash White 
Allagash Interlude
Allagash Odessey
Allagash James Bean

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
6-9 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Fountainhead Chicago

1970 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL

 

ADMISSION:

Free cover, food and beverages available for purchase

 

Hotel Monaco Chicago

National Relaxation Day Chicago Hotel Specials 8.15

Hotel Monaco Chicago

Hotel Monaco Chicago

National Relaxation Day coming up August 15th! Check out these really great packages at Hotel Monaco Chicago and other Kimpton hotels across the country for a quick getaway. The best part is, National Relaxation day is on a Friday this year!  Hello, mini-getaway!

Hotel Monaco (Chicago, IL):  Black Out Digital Detox Package

Let’s face it, technology isn’t going anywhere. But even the most avid Instagrammers, Tweeters and texters need to disconnect, rejuvenate and relax from time to time. Take a break at the Monaco in style while ditching your gadgets and devices at the front desk for this unique detox package:

  • Overnight accommodations in our Tranquility Suite
  • Surrender your electronic devices at check-in where they’ll be kept under lock and key until your departure
  • Complimentary tech-free amenities based on your favorite ways to relax. Prior to your arrival, we’ll ask you to complete a quick five-question form so we can have a few of your favorite goodies waiting for you.
  • $30 in-room spa credit
  • Late check-out, if available
  • Rates starting at $349/night

Book online or call 1.866.610.0081 and mention rate code BLKOUT. 5-day advance booking window. You will be able to access your devices at anytime in case of emergencies.

http://www.monaco-chicago.com/chicago-hotel-promotions/weekend-getaway-packages.html#special_2917

 

Hotel Palomar (Philadelphia, PA):  Rejuvenation Vacation

With serenity-inducing accommodations, you’ll be greeted with:

  • In-room yoga mat roll-out service
  • Three-course prix fixe clean and healthy meal curated by Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo at Square 1682
  • Total body workout at Pure Barre followed by a fresh-squeezed and simply satisfying juice from Square 1682.
  • Pamper yourself at the hotel’s neighbor Adolf Biecker Salon & Spa and enjoy 15% off all services.
  • Guaranteed late check-out at 2 p.m. so you can rest up and relax!
  • Rates starting at $299

Book here:  http://www.hotelpalomar-philadelphia.com/exclusive-offer?p=3157

 

RiverPlace Hotel (Portland, OR):  Romantic Revival

Check in and check out with this offer of romance revisited. We’ll help you disconnect so you can connect with your loved one.  We’ll keep all your personal electronics in our private office safe while you spend a special night with that special someone. This package includes:

  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Local chocolate truffles
  • Luxurious and local Rose City bath amenities
  • A private bath butler (upon request) to draw you a personal bath in one of our luxurious tubs
  • 2:00 pm late checkout

Book online at www.riverplacehotel.com using the rate code: PROM

 

Topaz Hotel (Washington, DC):  Serenity Suite

Topaz Hotel’s premier guestroom, the Serenity Suite, is spread over 475-square feet in which to reenergize, featuring a king bed and separate seating area with a 37-inch flat screen TV, pullout sofa bed and a full wet bar stocked with organic products. True to the suite’s name, guests can enjoy relaxing amenities when booking the suite including a serenity waterfall, soothing noise machine, complimentary sleep mask, and an aromatherapy diffuser stocked with calming scents.

  • If guests of the Serenity Suite want total relaxation, they can surrender their electronics at the front desk in exchange for a complimentary $30 in-room spa credit.
  • Rates starting at $439/night

Book online:  http://www.topazhotel.com/