M Burger’s September Secret Shake of The Month

Six Locations Feature Mocha Milkshake Made with Intelligentsia Black Cat
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Monday, September 1 – Tuesday, September 30

Get revved up! M Burger’s Secret Shake for September will be Mocha, made with local homemade ice cream, chocolate and Intelligentsia Black Cat ($3.99). All six locations, including the soon-to-open Aurora outpost, will feature the special shake from September 1 to September 30.

M Burger
161 E. Huron St., 312-254-8500
5 W. Ontario St., 312-428-3548
100 W. Randolph St., Atrium Mall, Thompson Center, 312-578-1478
835 N. Michigan Ave., Mezzanine, Water Tower Place, 312-867-1549
3654 W. Touhy Ave., Skokie, 847-972-6171
1650 Premium Outlet Blvd., Chicago Premium Outlets, Aurora
MBurgerChicago.com
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Christmas Eve Dining at Il Poggiolo

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Wednesday, December 24 
5-9 p.m.

Il Poggiolo Ristorante in downtown Hinsdale will welcome dining guests on Christmas Eve, December 24, from 5-9 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, Chef Saul Maya will offer a selection of specials, including an Italian seafood chowder, fritto misto, cold seafood salad and squid ink spaghetti. These seafood-centric dishes reflect the Italian tradition, Feast of the Seven Fishes. Each table will receive a complimentary panettone cake to enjoy after their meal. Reservations may be made by calling 630-734-9400 or by visiting IlPoggioloHinsdale.com.

Christmas Eve Specials

Zuppa
Italian Seafood Chowder – fresh Seafood mix, green kale $10

Appetizer
Fritto Misto – lightly breaded and fried calamari, smelts, shrimp and veggies served with lemon garlic aioli $14

Insalata di Mare
Cold Seafood Salad – baby scallops, shrimp, crab meat, celery $12

Pasta
Squid Ink Spaghetti – lobster tail and crab meat in a lobster cream sauce $32

Carne
14oz Bone In Ribeye – cream ricotta and spinach topped with Calabrian pepper butter $42

Dolci
Spicy Chocolate Mousse – almond cookie crust served with raspberry sauce $8

Il Poggiolo
8 East First Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
630-734-9400
IlPoggioloHinsdale.com

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Leap Day Local Distillery Dinner at Quince

Four Courses Paired with FEW Spirits 

Wednesday, February 29
6:30 p.m.

$75 per person

Quince will hold an extra special dinner on this year’s extra day, Leap Day. On Wednesday, February 29, the Evanston restaurant will welcome FEW Spirits, the neighboring, small-batch distillery for a four course dinner. Executive Chef Andy Motto’s cuisine will be paired with FEW’s hand-crafted whiskey, gin, rye and bourbon (menu outlined below).

Originally founded as a dry community, Evanston was home to many influential advocates for Prohibition who effectively kept the city free of alcohol for more than one hundred years. Though the city legalized drinking in the late Nineties, it took the perseverance of FEW’s Master Distiller, Paul Hletko, to reverse the antiquated liquor laws. With roots going back to some of Europe’s fabled brewing families, Paul and FEW Spirits have marked the end of Evanston’s Prohibition and given the city its very own craft distillery, the first licensed distillery in town.

The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. and the fee to attend the dinner is $75, tax and gratuity excluded. Please call Quince at 847-570-8400 for reservations.

FEW Spirits Distillery Dinner Menu

First Course
Grilled Baby Octopus – citrus, quinoa, frisee
Paired with FEW White Whiskey Sunrise

Second Course
Parsnip Tortellini – carrot, beet
Paired with FEW Parsnip Gin Fizz

Third Course
Pork Belly – rye, honey, onion, cabbage
Paired with FEW Rye on 2 Rocks

Fourth Course
Pecan – maple, bourbon
Paired with FEW Buttery Bourbon

Quince
1625 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.8400
QuinceRestaurant.net

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New Champagne Brunch at BLT American Brasserie

Bottomless Bubbly with Egg & Brunch Entrees

Saturdays and Sundays

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

$26 per person

BLT American Brasserie will now offer a new, free-flowing bubbly option to their weekend brunch service.  Every Saturday and Sunday, brunch guests may choose one of the “Eggs & Brunch” entrees (outlined below) paired with one hour of unlimited flutes of champagne for $26 per person.


For those who prefer a bloody mary to bubbles, the restaurant offers three a la carte options including the BBQ Bloody Mary, Balsamic Bloody Mary and BLT Bloody Mary ($9 each).  Mimosas and Bellini cocktails are also available for $8 each.

Brunch is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Chef Laurent Tourondel’s complete brunch menu can be viewed at bltamericanbrasserie.com. Reservations are welcome, but not required.

EGGS & BRUNCH ENTREES

EGGS ANY STYLE 14
sunny side up, poached, boiled, over easy or scrambled

OMELETTE 15
choice of three: tomato, onion, bell pepper, mushroom, ham, cheddar, fresh herbs

CLASSIC POACHED EGGS “BENEDICT” 16
choice of: salmon or canadian bacon, on english muffin, spinach fondue, cayenne hollandaise

BAKED EGGS, SPINACH & MUSHROOM GRATIN 14
mushroom duxelle & wilted spinach, fontina cheese, grilled bacon

HUEVOS RANCHEROS STYLE 14
scrambled eggs, jalapeno, avocado, sour cream, queso fresco, tortilla, tomato salsa picante

EGG FRITTATA, TURKEY MAPLE SAUSAGE & SMOKED GOUDA 15
jalapeno, asparagus, fine herbs, scallion, arugula

EGGS PIPERADE WITH CHORIZO 15
tomato, onion, bell pepper, espelette pimento, pecorino, garlic, basil

BLT SANDWICH “DELUXE” 16
applewood bacon, heirloom tomato, jalapeno, escarole, taleggio, truffle paste, sunny side up egg & fries

BUTCHER BURGER 18
7 peppercorn, blue cheese or cheddar, caramelized onions, bacon & mushrooms

BURGER 15
certified angus beef, blue cheese or cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato

COUNTRY STYLE BUTTERMILK PANCAKES 14
plain or chocolate chip, vermont maple syrup

CHALLAH FRENCH TOAST WITH GINGERBREAD SPICES 15
rum caramelized banana, roasted pecans, vermont maple syrup

BLT American Brasserie
500 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312-948-8744
BLTAmericanBrasserie.com 

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Carnival 2012 at Nacional 27

Rio-style Celebration with Brazilian Beats and Cachaca Drinks   

Tuesday, February 21
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Free to Attend

Can’t make it to Rio de Janeiro this year?  Nacional 27 in River North will offer the next best thing at their “Carnival 2012” cocktail party on Fat Tuesday, February 21. The Nuevo Latino restaurant and lounge, inspired by the flavors and ingredients from the 27 countries comprising Central and South America, will feature live Brazilian music by the Bossa Tres Trio from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and custom cocktails made with Brazilian-based ingredients.

In-house mixologist and general manager Liz Samples will offer three different types of Caipirinhas, a classic Brazilian drink made with cachaca (a Brazilian liquor made from distilled and fermented sugarcane juice).  Guests may select the Classic Caipirinha, the Smooth & Spicy Caipirinha made with coconut, mango, ginger and lime or the Lux Caipirinha, made with yuzu sour juice ($8 each).  The restaurant will also feature a Veev Acai Berry-blended Mojito for $10.  Acai is a “superfood” berry found in the Brazilian Amazon.

Executive Chef Francisco Vilchez’s full tapas and dinner menus will be available.

Nacional 27
325 West Huron
Chicago, IL 60610
312.664.2727
n27chicago.com


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Mardi Gras at The Red Canary

An All Day Affair Featuring Hurricanes and Cajun Fare

Saturday, February 18
10 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Free Hosted Bar 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
$25 Party Package 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Tune up the tuba and break out the beads – Mardi Gras is coming to The Red Canary. On Saturday, February 18, the River West restaurant and lounge will offer a number of ways to celebrate the raucous and gluttonous holiday.

The day will begin with brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and continue through with dinner (3 p.m. to Midnight) and lounge service until 3 a.m. Chef Tolentino’s featured fare will be Cajun Gumbo ($8) and Cajun Chicken Pasta ($10) and drink specials include $4 “big ass” beers, $8 hurricanes and $8 hand grenades.  To kick off the late-night fete, The Red Canary will offer a complimentary hosted bar from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., followed by a three hour drink package option from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ($25 per person).

The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642
312.846.1475
TheRedCanaryChicago.com

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StyleChicago’s “South Beach Style” at Nacional 27

Fourth Annual Ultimate Girls Night Out Event

Thursday, March 1
6-9 p.m.VIP Tickets $45 (includes goodie bag) General Admission $35

Nacional 27 will hold the fourth annual StyleChicago “South Beach Style” girls night out event on Thursday, March 1 from 6-9 p.m. This fun, very girly party with a Latin twist includes: creative cocktails; Hey Mambo wine; Peroni beer; a variety of passed tapas, ceviche and small plates; Salsa dancing instruction; Zumba lessons; fabulous fashions; and spa and beauty services. All ticket holders will have a chance to win designer prizes and giveaways.

VIP tickets are $45 and include early admission (5:30 p.m.) and the highly sought-after, signature StyleChicago goodie bag with over 30 fabulous items (general admission tickets are $35). This event is for those 21 and over. Tickets may be purchased at StyleChicago.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Nacional 27
325 West Huron

Chicago, IL 60610
312.664.2727
n27chicago.com

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