January 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

6:30 pm

Scorched Earth Brewing Magic Beer Dinner

Tokio Pub hosts its monthly tradition of a unique and casual beer dinner by partnering with the Illinois based, Scorched Earth Brewing company.  Chef Peter Balodimas will mix the Land of Lincoln with a "Tokio Style" flavor while guests will sit back, dine and enjoy the evenings guest magician.
$45 per person.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 847.278.5181.
Visit here for more information.
Schaumburg.

7:00 pm

Belly Taqueria Beer pairing

Belly Taqueria offers a specially chosen menu to be paired with Half Acre beer.
The menu include, Beef tendon Pozole Soup, Poached Shrimp Sopes with Papaya & Avocado, and Roasted Checjen with Green Thai Mole and more.
Tickets are $50 per person.
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Wicker Park.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

5:15 pm

Arami Welcomes Guest Chef Shin Thompson for Noodle Night

Chef Fred Despres welcomes Chef Shin Thompson of Furious Spoon, Bonsoiree, and Kabocha for a "Noodle Night" collaboration.  Chef Thompson prepares Beef Brisket Shoyu Ramen ($10) along with Cha-sui Miso Ramen ($10), while Chef Despres will feature Curry Spiced Stewed Clams and Vegetable Stir Fried Udon ($14). The full menu will also be available.
More info and reservations here.  Or Call 312.243.1535 for reservations.
West Town.

6:00 pm

Belgian Beers at The Bar on Buena with Barley's Angels Chicago

The Chicago Chapter of Barley's Angels is excited for its January event: Belgian Beers at the BOB.  At this event, Barley's Angels will explore the world of Belgian Brews.
Beer lovers can come together for a night complete with snacks and a guided tasting of lots of tasty beers.  To add to the experience, brewer Christine Canto from Penrose Brewing will be in attendance to chat about what makes Belgian Beers unique. 
Tickets are $20 per person.
Buena Park. 
 

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9:00 pm

Brewin' Grooves at Elbo Room

Cage and Aquarium, a premier DJ and live music company, presents Brewin Grooves at The Elbo Room, mixing local beer and music. This is a no cover event that takes place on the last Tuesday of every month.
Guests can pay $15 for the "Local Beer Package," to drink a featured beer from Rude Hippo Brewery.
Lake View.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

5:30 pm

Katherine Anne Confections Launches 16 New Valentine's Day Flavors

Owner Katherine Duncan, hosts a Preview Party featuring all of the upcoming holiday flavors for Valentine's Day.  Katherine is launching 16 new flavors for this sweet time of year.  Some of the pairings include strawberries, champagne and more!
The Preview Party is a chance for attendees to preview and indulge in the new limited edition, un-launched truffles, caramels and marshmallows to be released in February.
$25 per person.
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Palmer Square.

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6:00 pm

Tequila Tasting at Ay! Chiwowa

Guests are invited to learn about the Casamigos brand from one of their experts and will taste a range from Blanco Reposado and Anjeo. Guests also learn how to make Chef Kevin Hickey’s special Chingon Guacamole which includes a fun mix of Pepitas, Mango, Bacon, Chicharrónes, Cilantro, Garlic, Tomatoes, and Onions.
$25 per person.
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River North.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

7:00 am

1 Year Anniversary at Troquet River North

Troquet River North celebrates its 1 year anniversary. $1 Croque Monsieurs available all day. Dine in only.
More information here.

5:30 pm

First Bites Bash

Alpana Singh hosts the 2015 First Bites Bash featuring tastings from over 50 restaurants and chefs from Chicago. A portion of the proceeds from this year's event will go to Inspiration Corporation. 
$125/person.
More information here.

6:00 pm

Host Benefit for the Ronald McDonald House Charities

Fox & Hound in Schaumburg is teaming up with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indianato support families of children with complex medical needs.
Guests are invited to enjoy a buffet of new and signature menu items, two drinks and tons of fun until 9pm.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.  100% of proceeds from the tickets will be donated to Ronald McDonald House.
Visit here for more information.
Schaumburg.

6:00 pm

Host Benefit for the Wings Program

Fox & Hound in Arlington Heights is teaming up with the Wings Program to end domestic violence and homelessness in the community.
Guests are invited to enjoy a buffet of new and signature menu items, two drinks and tons of fun until 9pm.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.  All proceeds from the tickets will be donated to Wings, one of the largest domestic violence service and housing providers in the state of Illinois.

6:00 pm

Loaves of Fishes Benifit

Fox & Hound in Aurora is teaming up with Loaves & Fishes Community Services to support ending hunger in the community by hosting a benefit and party.
Guests can enjoy a buffet of new and signature menu items, two drinks and tons of fun until 9pm.
Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door.  All proceeds from the tickets will be donated to Loaves & Fishes, which is dedicated to providing healthy food options in a dignified and respectful manner.

6:00 pm

"Barleywine Blowout" Craft Beer Dinner

Howells & Hood partners with Sierra Nevada to present guests with an exclusive tasting of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine.  The event includes the latest brew launching to finish the event.
Guests can enjoy vintage barleywines paired with a gourmet menu.
Reservation are required and can be made by calling 312.232.5310. 
Tickets are $60 per person.
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Magnificent Mile.

7:00 pm

Ale Asylum Beer Night

Division Ale House hosts Ale Asylum Brewery for beer and food specials. beer options include Velveteen Habit, Big Slick, Unshadowed, and Bedlam. 
Food specials combine with beer options and include Unshadowed White Bean and Asian Chicken Chili, Velveteen Habit Chicken Satay Skewers, Bedlam-Braised Pork Belly, and more. 
Raffle at 10:00 pm features prizes from Division Ale House and logoed gear.
More info here.
West Town.

Friday, January 30, 2015

8:00 am

Blue Door Farm Stand Anniversary Celebration

Blue Door Farm Stand celebrates its one-year anniversary with complimentary miniature carrot cake cupcakes from Friday, January 30 through National Carrot Cake Day on Tuesday, February 3. The carrot cake is Ideology Entertainment Corporate Chef’s family recipe and includes shredded carrots, pineapple, coconut and walnut with a cream cheese frosting. Offer valid while supplies last. Offer only valid with purchase.
Visit here for more information.
Lincoln Park.

11:00 am

Chef Paul Fehribach says, “Laissez les bon temps rouler” during Chicago’s Restaurant Week

Chef Paul Fehribach offers his guests an extensive taste of Louisiana's Mardi Gras cuisine during Chicago's Restaurant Week January 30th to February 17th.
His dinner menu, which will be available every evening, features Big Easy favorites like Crawfish Etouffee, Alligator & Andouille Sauce Piquant, and of course the decadent Gateaux de Roix. Big Jones is extending restaurant week by an extra five days so patrons have lots of opportunities to savor the flavors of Mardi Gras.

3:00 pm

Carriage House features Lowcountry fare during Chicago’s Restaurant Week

Carriage House will pay homage to classic Southern cuisine with a special 3-course menu for Chicago’s 8th annual Restaurant Week beginning Friday, January 20th to Thursday, February 12th.
Executive chef Michael Galen has selected guest favorites from the Carriage House menu to feature during the 14-day event.
$33 per person.
Visit here for more information.
Noble Square. 

5:00 pm

Restaurant Week at Brasserie by LM

A 3-course prix fixe menu featuring herb risotto, short ribs, roasted organic salmon, and more.
Menu available Jan 30 - Feb 12.
$33/person.
For reservations, call 312-431-1788. More info here.
South Loop.

5:00 pm

Restaurant Week at The Brixton

A 3-course prix fixe menu featuring chicken liver pate, bar harbor mussels, roasted beets with smoked goat cheese, cassoulet with Confit chicken, and more.
Menu available Jan 30 - Feb 12.
$33/per person.
For reservations, call 773-961-7358. More info here.
Andersonville.

5:00 pm

The Bedford celebrates 8th annual Restaurant Week

The Bedford is taking part in Chicago's annual Restaurant Week beginning Friday, January 30th to Thursday, February 12th.
Executive chef Michael Galen's 3-course prix fixe menu features several choices, including favorites like pork arancini, lamb ragu and sweet potato gnocchi. 
$33 per person. 
Visit here for more information. 
Wicker Park.

9:00 pm

Grand Chefs Gala Nightcap

The Grand Chefs Gala hosts Nightcap, a late night party at the Fairmont Chicago.
Features desserts and custom cocktails. Pre-party includes small bites, cocktails, and a DJ. Main event includes an open bar, silent auction, raffles, and live music.
9:00-10:00pm - Pre-Party: Rouge Room
10:00pm-12:00am- Main Event: Imperial Ballroom
Tickets: $100 per person ($73 per ticket is tax-deductible)
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Saturday, January 31, 2015

6:00 pm

Peterson Garden Project Kitchen Warming and Benefit

Peterson Garden Project commemorates the grand opening of the new community cooking school- Fearless Food Kitchen.  All proceeds benefit their mission to teach everyone in Chicago how to grow and cook their own food.
The evening's festivities include, 9 well-known local chefs, 1 home-comfort meal shared at long farm tables, music, entertainment and an open bar.  There also is a live auction and donation opportunities to support the 1000 Scholarships Campaign an the Fearless food Kitchen 2015 ingredient list.
Tickets are $125 per person.

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February 2015

Sunday, February 01, 2015

10:00 am

Super Bowl Sunday at Commonwealth Tavern

Food and drink specials include Bloody Marys, mimosas, stadium cups, Lagunitas drafts, themed food specials, and more.
For reservations, call 773-697-7956. More info here.
Roscoe Village.

11:00 am

Super Bowl Sunday at The Pony

Half-time competition features food and drink specials. Tables feature an individual flat-screen TV for viewing, as well as overhead plasma TVs. 
Guests can kick a field goal to win a $250 prize.
More info here.
Lakeview.

11:00 am

Super Bowl Sunday at Compass Bar

Features a specialty Super Bowl Chili Frito Pizza for $10. Guests can watch the game on eight TVs. Features 20 different beers on tap.
Free line cards and prize giveaways each quarter.
More info here.
Lincoln Park.

12:00 pm

O’Donovan’s Super, Super Bowl Bash

Guests enjoy Super Bowl comfort food, created by Executive Chef Victor DeLeon and drink specials are served all day.  Twenty 54-inch Plasma TVs will assure unobstructed viewing in the bar, restaurant, party room, and beer garden. 
North Center.

12:00 pm

Vintage Tea Party at Kama Bistro

Kama Bistro, located in the heart of downtown La Grange, holds a ladies' vintage tea party.  Serving as as an antitheses to the evenings "big game," participating guests will experience a premium selection of tea served on gorgeous china, paired with savory Indian snacks and sweet treats.  
Bottle and Bottega provides painting supplies for guests to create a custom keepsake canvas and Megan LaBahn of Salon de LaBahn is providing specialty pin curl hairdos.

12:00 pm

Super Bowl Sunday at the Lobby Lounge

Football themed cocktails including the Tequila My Touchdown (Sauza Silver, Black Rasberry Schnapps, pineapple) and the Field Goal (Malibu, ginger ale, pineapple, blue curacao). 
Attendees can watch the game on five 50-inch TVs throughout the lounge.
More info here.
South Loop.

3:00 pm

Super Chili Bowl II

Executive Chef Brett Neubauer and the team at Howells & Hood announces the Second Annual "Super Chili Bowl," chef competition on Super Bowl Sunday.  On this day, the restaurant invites five top Chicago chefs to create a flight of chili offered as a special menu item.
Guests will judge the 6-serving chili flight and vote for their top pick during the game.
Participating restaurants include: DMK, Oak + Char, The Radler, Tanta, and TETE Charcuterie.
Flights are $16 per person.

3:00 pm

Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cook-off at Tavern on Little Fort

Contestants can bring a crock-pot with their best chili. Prizes include $200 cash, grill set, and Coleman picnic chairs.
For $10, patrons can be a judge and sample chili, wings, sausage, dips, chips, and veggies.
Drink specials include domestic bottles and Fireball shots.
North Center.
 

5:30 pm

Big Game Watch Party at the Division Ale House

The Division Ale House screens The Big Game with sound and offers an optional VIP package in addition to the regular daily deals.
The VIP package is $35 per person includes dinner, four drink tickets and guaranteed seating. 
Visit here for tickets and more information. 
Wicker Park.

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5:30 pm

Super Bowl Sunday at Taco Joint

Taco Joint's River North location hosts a bottomless viewing party on Super Bowl Sunday. Starts at the 5:30 pm kickoff and runs through the entirety of the game. guests may enjoy unlimited tacos, margaritas, and Mexican brews.
Taco options include Barbacoa (braised beef), Cochinita (pulled pork), Al Pastor (grilled chicken), Baja (beer battered Tilapia), and Rajas (poblano peppers and black bean salsa).
Traditional and fruit margaritas available. Beer options include Modelo Especial can, Pacifico, and Negra Modelo.
$39/person.

Monday, February 02, 2015

6:00 pm

Pig vs. Cow vs. Chicken: Last Meat Standing!

Whole Foods Market Chicago prepares three delicious meat dishes one pork, one beef, one chicken. Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom hosts and pairs each dish with one of their artisanal ales. You eat, you drink, you decide … who is the last meat standing!
Tickets are $45, and 100% of that money goes to Sit Stay Read, a non-profit that brings dogs into Chicago classrooms to help struggling young readers develop critical early literacy skills.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

4:00 pm

Bell's Hopslam Release Party and Tap Takeover at Mac's

Bell's beer release party features Hopslam Ale, Smitten Golden Rye Ale, Oatmeal Stout, and more.
Free raffles and giveaways include logoed Bell's gear and other wearables.
Wicker Park.
 

7:00 pm

Hubbard Inn's Sparkling Cocktails + Cuisine Dinner

Four course dinner at Hubbard Inn. Dinner menu includes oysters, baked Brie, grilled shrimp, and citrus sorbet. Wine and Champagne pairings from Southern Wine & Spirits.
$42.50/person, includes tax. Additional fee for gratuity.
Advanced reservations are required by Monday, February 2nd. For reservations, call 312-560-9211.
Near North Side.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

5:30 pm

Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Cactus Bar and Grill

Lagunitas Brewing Company takes over half of the taps. Melissa Debartolo, Lagunitas "Ambeersador" discusses the brews and samples a few beers with guests.
A Lagunitas keepsake mason jar will be given with the purchase of a draft ($6). Options include Night Time Black Imperial IPA; IPA; Little Sumpin' Sumpin; and a special release beer. 
Franklin Tap will also offer a Lagunitas flight: one, five-ouncer pour of each featured beer, $8.
More info here.
The Loop.

6:00 pm

Lynfred Winery Winemaker Dinner at Allgauer's

Every year Illinois' own, Lynfred Winery, pairs up with Chef Nick Landeweer and Allgauer’s at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville for a superb winemaker dinner. Passed appetizers will begin at 6 pm followed by a 5-course meal.
$78 per person, call 630.245.7600. for reservations.
Visit here for more information.
Naperville.

6:00 pm

Woodford Reserve Personal Selection Launch

Highline Bar + Lounge hosts the Woodford Personal Barrel Selection Launch Party. Guests can enjoy whiskey tasting and passed apps throughout the event. A variety of featured cocktails made from blend will be offered.  Attendees will be entered into a raffle with an assortment of Four Corners and Woodford Reserve branded prizes.
Tickets are $10 per person.
River North.

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7:00 pm

South Indian Cooking Class at Fearless Food Kitchen

Chef Susan Pachikara hosts an Indian cooking class. Guests learn to cook four vegetarian dishes. BYOB. 
$55/person.
More info here
Edgewater.

Friday, February 06, 2015

6:00 pm

Catholic Charities Hosts First Annual Charity Boxing Match

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago hosts the first of its kind charity-boxing match, called the Patrick J. Ryan Main Event, to support the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program.
Drury Lane in Oakbrook is transformed into a boxing hub and features an exciting night of 8 to 10  talented, Golden Glove-style amateur boxing fights. Guests can purchase tickets for standing room to watch the matches and enjoy cocktails and appetizers, or have the option to purchase a seat at a ringside table and enjoy cocktails, appetizers and a plated dinner.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

11:00 am

Books Over Brunch at Ethiopian Diamond

Book reading and signing with the authors of "Brush Strokes for Little Folks." Features brunch buffet with salads, soups, entrees, and a sundae bar. 
$15/adult
$7.50 ages 5-12; free under age 5
Book signing: 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. Reservation includes free book.
For reservations, call 773-338-6100. More info here.
Edgewater.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

10:00 am

Be My Valentine Family Event

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Hosts the 8th Annual brunch buffet with Valentine's activities for children. Activities include musical performances, sweet treat decorating tips from Sweet Mandy B's and much more.
All proceeds benefit the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation.
Tickets are $85 for adults and $65 for children purchased in advance.
Call 312.926.4274 to purchase or order online.
Streeterville.

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3:00 pm

The (He)art of Gnocchi Making Class

Via Veneto hosts a gnocchi making class where couples sip on a glass of wine while their expert chef explains the process of gnocchi dough making.
$40 per couple.  Space is limited.  RSVP by calling 773.267.0888 or emailing viavenetoatchicago@gmail.com.
Lincolnwood.
 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

7:00 pm

Joe Fish hosts Guest Chef Maurizio Albarello

Joe Fish executive chef Joe Farina will share the kitchen of his River North restaurant with Maurizio Albarello.  
Farina has organized two evenings of seafood-focused, 5-course dinners.  The two chefs will feature East & West Coast oysters, swordfish carpaccio, red snapper and Albarello's homemade pasta.
Only 30 seats available each evening.
$125 per person, reservations are required, call 312.832.770.
Visit here for more information.
River North.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

5:00 pm

Valentine's Day Dining at Cantina Laredo

A 3-course prix fixe menu featuring mango salad, creamy chicken vegetable soup, sauteed shrimp, ancho chile-rubbed chicken, filet mignon, strawberry bunuelos, and churros.  
Menu available Feb 12-14.
$35/person.  Cocktail pairings an additional $15/person.
For reservations, call 312.955.0014.  More info here.
Near North Side.

8:00 pm

Fifty Shades of Grey PAMA Tasting

In conjunction with the release of "Fifty Shades of Grey," Lobby Lounge in the ShowPlace ICON Theatre will feature a PAMA sampling.  
$12 Valentines Day PAMA cocktails will be available including, Crimson Lingerie with PAMA, Veev, pineapple juice, and prosecco, Dark and Mysterious with PAMA, Jim Beam, triple sec, and cranberry juice, Pink Rose with PAMA, club soda, and cherries and many more.
Visit here for more information.
Near South Side.

Friday, February 13, 2015

11:00 am

Valentine's Day at Devon Seafood + Steak

Valentine's Day weekend special features a 1 lb. Lobster Tail or 14 oz Bone-in Filet with two sides. 
$58/person.
For reservations, call 630-516-0180. More info here.

5:00 pm

Valentine's Day at White Oak

Valentine's Day weekend food and drink specials.
Entree options: shrimp crudo, smoked sturgeon, toasted flour gnocchi, and Slagel Family Farm short ribs.
Dessert options: hickory nut pound cake and preserved berries in meringue.
Cocktail options: Sazerac (high west double rye, Leopold Bros Michigan tart cherry liqueur, Letherbee absinthe) and The Beek (Sloe gin, Creme de Framboise, Cava)
Reservations required. Call 773-248-0200.
More info here.

5:00 pm

Italian Romance Week at Tesori

Throughout Valentine's Day week, Tesori restaurant and lounge will hold an "Italian Romance" event. From Friday, February 13 to Friday, February 20, dining couples that say the password "amore" to their server will receive a complimentary flute of prosecco as well as a sorbetti trio with the purchase of a meal. This offer is also valid on Venetian Carnival celebration day.
Visit here for more information.
The Loop.

5:00 pm

Valentine's Day at Il Poggiolo

Enjoy a Valentine's Day dinner date with your special someone at Il Poggiolo in downtown Hinsdale. Available throughout the holiday weekend, February 13th to 15th, the restaurant will feature a trio of dinner dishes​: heart shaped ravioli; surf and turf; and red velvet tiramisu (detailed below). These items will be available in addition to the regular menu.
Visit here for more information.
Hinsdale.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

10:00 am

Sharing is Caring Brunch

Perennial Virant hosts a breakfast of shareable plates both Saturday, February 14th and Sunday, February 15th.
Chef Paul Virant's creative twists on local flavors that honor the season are featured as well as sweet and savory dishes that are sure to give guests warm feelings to start off their weekend of love.
Visit here for more information. 
Lincoln Park.

10:00 am

Valentines Soup Workshop

Guests will learn how to make homemade soup and the history, science, and benefits of making bone broth.  The newly released book, Nourishing Broth by Sally Fallon and Kayla Daniels will be available for retail.
Lincoln Square.

10:30 am

Valentine's Day Brunch at Pizza Rustica

Valentine's Day brunch at Pizza Rustica features soups, salads, fruit, and chocolates with choice of prime rib carving station or oyster bar. $30.
Build-your-own bottomless Bloody Mary or bottomless Prosecco mimosas- $15.
Free North Shore Distillery spirits tasting: 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Also features theater ticket giveaways.
Reservations can be made at 773-404-8955. More info here.
Buena Park.
 

5:00 pm

Valentine's Day at Sage Kitchen + Bar

Sage Kitchen + Bar invites guests to celebrate Valentine's Day with a special 3-course prix fixe menu.  
Featuring Petit Filet served with black bean puree, roasted mushrooms and grilled asparagus, Shrimp and Scallops served with Andouille, bell pepper medley and cheese grits or Cheese Ravioli with seasonal vegetables tossed in sage brown butter and drizzled with balsamic reduction. 
$40 per person, Reservations can be made by calling 630.914.5870.
Visit here for more information.
Bolingbrook.

5:00 pm

Valentine's Day at Brasserie by LM

A $35 prix fixe menu featuring Salmon Rillette with toasted brioche; Pan Roasted Sea Trout with artichokes à la grecque, hearts of palm and sauce vierge; Beef Short Ribs with orange glazed turnips, ham, collard greens and Vanilla Crème Brûlée.
Visit here for more information.
South Loop.

5:00 pm

Valentine's Day Prix Fixe at Riva

Enjoy a 3-course prix fixe menu at Riva Crab House.  Executive Chef Luigi Garcia created the menu featuring your choice of East Coast Oysters, Bone-in Filet Mignon, Colossal White Shrimp, Riva Lobster Diavolo, Chocolate cake and more.
Visit here for more information.
Navy Pier.

5:00 pm

Valentine's Day at Pheasant Run Resort and Spa

3-course prix fixe menu. Entree options: bourbon glazed ribeye steak, pan seared salmon filet, or roasted half chicken with a maple glaze. Includes soup or salad and dessert.
$60/person.
4-course prix fixe menu options include filet mignon and lobster, herb cheese stuffed roasted chicken, salmon filet, or wild mushroom ravioli. Includes specialty appetizer and two desserts.
$90/person. 
20% of proceeds will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness organization.

5:00 pm

An Evening of Romance At Eduardo’s Enoteca

Grab your "Baby" and head to Eduardo's Enoteca this Valentine's Day. Guests are invited to view the 1987 romantic film, Dirty Dancing. 
While viewing the film, guests will be served a variety of drinks, an entreé and dessert.  Upon arrival each patron will receive a Cola Inspired Cocktail and Truffle Parmigiano Popcorn to snack on.  Once the movie comes to an end guests are gifted a bottle of Prosecco to-go.
Reservations are required and availability is limited.
Tickets are $55 per person and can be purchased in-restaurant or by calling 312.337.4490.

5:30 pm

Valentine's Day with Publican

Celebrate Valentines day with a special 4-course menu, featuring fig stuffed arugula, duck rillette toast and berry jam, truffled porchetta crispy potato and more.
$65 per person, reservation can be made by calling 312.377.2002.
Visit here for more information.
West Town.

7:30 pm

Little Goat's Valentine's Day Party

Grab your Valentine(s) and head to Little Goat’s Valentine’s Day party! A fun alternative to a candle lit dinner for two, the night will be filled with dancing, drinks and plenty of delicious bites prepared by Chef Stephanie Izard. Singles, couples, groups, all are welcome!
Tickets are $65 per person and include 3 drink tickets and unlimited food.
West Town. 

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

10:00 am

Walk of Shame Brunch

Mercat a la Planxa hosts brunch for anyone too tired (or still a little drunk) to care about changing their outfit from the night before will receive a 20% discount on their meal.
Guests can look forward to a Catalan inspired tasting menu paired with an over-the-top Bloody Mary.
$35 per person.
Visit here for more information.
South Loop.

11:00 am

Brunch Social

Joe Fish keeps it casual with a brunch social to mix and mingle with other singles.  Guests on dates or with other singles can spark their romantic side with freshly shucked oysters and other dishes including Bang Bang Biscuits; Joe Fish's popular pecan Sea Salt Caramel French Toast and Bacon and Egg Sandwiches
$20 per person.
Visit here for more information.
Near North. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

6:30 pm

"The Dinner Party" at City Winery

Elysabeth Alfano hosts "The Dinner Party" at City Winery. Chef Guillermo Tellez of Tippling Hall cooks Slagel Farm lamb meatballs and Slagel Farm free-range chicken pot pie for some celebs like Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child and guests. Also features tastings of Lagunitas Beer, bread from Nellcote, cheese from Emmi Roth, Voss Artesian water from Norway, Lifeway Kefir frozen dessert, and cupcakes from Chicago cupcakes.
$45/person.  Tickets here.
Near West Side.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

6:00 pm

Fat Tuesday Shrimp Boil

Frontier celebrates Fat Tuesday with an authentic Louisiana shrimp boil. Guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat shrimp boil complete with potatoes and corn prepared by Pioneer Tavern Group, Corporate Chef Brian Jupiter as well as complimentary King Cake.
Frontier features additional food and drink specials including Red Beans and Rice, Shrimp Po'boys, Hurricanes, and Sazeracs. 
$33 per person, seating is first come first serve.
Noble Square.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

7:00 pm

Winter Black Out at Beermiscuous with Barley's

The Chicago Chapter of Barley’s Angels is excited for its February event: Winter Black Out at Beermiscuous.  Barley's Angels will explore the world of Stouts, Porters, Black IPAs, Black Saisona and more.  
Join them at the new Lakeview beer café, Beermiscuous, for a night complete with snacks and a guided tasting.  Certified Cicerone Austin Harvey from Beermiscuous will be walking guests through the brews and answering questions throughout the event.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

2:00 pm

Mardi Gras Crawl

The World's Largest Indoor Bar Crawl features 7 Navy Pier bars, 2 gift cards to participating bars, drink specials, complimentary Ferris Wheel ride, live music, entertainment, games & prizes, and much more.
$25 per person
Visit here for more information.
Navy Pier.

7:00 pm

Sardegna Wine Dinner at Publican Quality Meats

Publican is using the seasonal love fest to celebrate food, wine and good company. Join them for a pre-Valentine's day 5-course wine dinner, featuring a traditional Sardinian menu with, white, red, and dessert wines from Cantina Nuovi Poderi and Cantina Oliena. 
Visit here for more information.
West Town.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

1:00 pm

Chicago's Best WingFest

The Chicago Best WingFest is back for its 16th year. Guests can enjoy tailgating, a nearly endless supply of wings from 25 different Chicago restaurants, competitive wing eating, and six categories of wing competition.
Tickets are sold in two blocks. The first release date will be Tuesday, December 16th at 12 p.m. and the next will be Tuesday, January 20th at 12 p.m.
$40/person.
More information here.
Fulton Market.
 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

7:00 pm

For the Love of Chocolate Gala 2015

Union League Club of Chicago hosts fundraiser featuring 100 of Chicago's entertainers, chefs, and innovators.  Guests can enjoy decadent desserts, ice creams, chocolates, and more.  Multiple live bands and DJ's are set to perform. This event provides scholarships for qualified students in the specialized training of the pastry arts.
This year's theme is Peace, Love and Chocolate. All are encouraged to dress up. 

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7:00 pm

Kit Kat's Grammy Awards Viewing Party with Taylor Swift

Kit Kat Diva Kinley Preston hosts this year's Grammy Awards Celebration as pop princess Taylor Swift. Their talented team of mixologists will "Shake it Off" and serve up half-priced martinis all night. Along with $5 "Cast Your Vote" shot menu inspired by the 5 best albums of the year.
Guests will watch the live awards and performances on the state-of-the-art projection screens and sound system.
For table reservations call 773.525.1111.
Visit here for more information.
Wrigleyville.

March 2015

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

8:00 pm

The Taste of the Gold Coast

Enjoy the opportunity to taste the cuisines from the Gold Coast's top restaurants.  Gourmet menu items will be presented by each restaurant's head chef.
Participating restaurants include: Cape Cod, Connie's Pizza, Davanti Enoteca, Francesca's on Chestnut, FREDS at Barneys New York, Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine, Glazed and Infused, mEAT, Morton's the Steakhouse, Pranzi, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, Roy's Restaurant, The Signature Room at the 95th and more!

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Thursday, March 05, 2015

11:00 am

New Gino’s Brewing Company at Gino's East River North Now Open

Beginning March 5th, Gino's East River North hosts its inaugural monthly beer dinner.  Led by Brewmaster Kevin McHahon, guests experience a 4-course prix fixe menu highlighting Gino's East's new in-house beers paired with complementary menu items.
$35 per person, seating is limited and reservations are required.
Visit here for reservations and more information.
River North.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

8:00 am

St Pats Trolley Bar Crawl Chicago

Dawn your green or orange as you wet your beaks and break through this winter cold. The crawl begins at 8am with trolley service going from 9am-1230pm & includes over 15 bars, a gift cards, specials, Photo Hunt for prizes, St Pats medallion & more!
Visit here for more information.

Friday, March 20, 2015

7:30 pm

Localicious Tasting Event at UIC Forum

Meet chefs and sample dishes from area restaurants and craft beverage makers.
More information here.
University Village.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

10:00 am

Good Food Festival at UIC Forum

The Good Food Festival & Conference celebrates the local food community. The event features food and drink from local farmers and artisans. 
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Additional workshop and trade days range from $45-$220 in advance.
More info here.
University Village.

12:00 pm

Pinot Days Chicago

Enjoy samplings from 65 wineries as they paint the town pinot with Winemaker Dinners, "Meet the Winemaker" food pairings at local wine bars and finally the Grand Festival at Navy Pier.
Tickets are $75 per person for the Grand Festival.  $125 per person for the VIP Tasting and Seminar.

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May 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

6:00 pm

A Taste for the Arts Gala

The Chicago Academy for the Arts hosts its annual benefit performance and Taste for the Arts Gala. Featured chefs include Curtis Duffy (Grace), Matthew Kerney (Longman & Eagle), and Tony Priolo (Piccolo Sogno/Piccolo Sogno Due).
Performances by artists of the The Academy begin at 6:00 pm. Silent and live auctions, tastings from 10 chefs, signature cocktails, and music follow at 7:30 pm.
$350/person. $5,000/reserved tables.
Gala Performance-only tickets: $30-$75 each.
Tickets and more information here.
The Loop.

September 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

10:00 am

sangria

Festival of the Vine

Festival of the Vine features restaurants of Geneva and The Fall Harvest Market, which includes food and floral demos, an arts and crafts show, flower market, horse-drawn carriage rides and several wine tasting and dinner events.
Cost for food & wine tickets range between $1 - $5 each.
More information here.