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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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Crawfish Eating Contest for Charity at Cactus

Second Annual Fat Tuesday Event in the Financial District

Fat Tuesday, February 21
6 p.m.

Contestants: $25 entrance fee (will be donated to Habit for Humanity)

Cheer Them On: event is free to attend

Cactus Bar and Grill will hold their second annual crawfish eating contest for charity on Tuesday, February 21. This Fat Tuesday event, taking place in the Financial District, will encourage competitors to consume three pounds of crawfish in the fastest amount of time possible. All proceeds, including the $25 entrance fee, will benefit Habitat for Humanity of New Orleans.

Contestants will be divided into four heats, and the winner of each heat will compete in a final round. All competitors will receive a Cactus t-shirt. First place will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Cactus Bar and Grill, second place a table top grill, and third place a Corona metal beer cooler. Plenty of Mardi Gras accessories, such as beads and masks, will be delved out to the crowd.

Cactus will offer a variety of specials throughout Fat Tuesday week (February 20, 21 22, 23, 24):

$5 pints of Louisiana’s local beer, Abita Purple Haze – $1 from each Purple Haze sold will be donated to Habitat for Humanity NOLA;

$5 Hurricanes;

$5 SoCo Lime shots;

$4 cup, $6 bowl Shrimp and Crawfish Gumbo;

$10 Shrimp Po Boy with side;

$12 Crawfish Boil Platter.

To reserve a spot in the crawfish competition, please visit DontDrinkAndTrade.com. For more information, call Cactus’ event line at 312.922.8025.

Since its inception in 1983, NOAHH has been working in partnership with hard working, low-income families in New Orleans to build and finance new, safe, affordable homes. The program makes homeownership possible for families who are unable to qualify for traditional home loans but have a stable job, good or no credit, and the willingness to contribute 350 hours of sweat equity to the building of Habitat homes.New Orleans continues to rebuild housing that was destroyed by the devastating flooding of Hurricane Katrina. NOAHH has become a beacon of hope in this rebuilding process by recruiting and deploying tens of thousands of volunteers to construct new homes in damaged, blighted neighborhoods. With the support of our volunteers, donors, and partners across the country and even the world, NOAHH’s homebuilding capacity has increased annually since 2005. New Orleans is a city with historically low rates of homeownership and high levels of poverty, yet it is a place of resiliency, hope, and cultural vibrancy.With a spirit of renewal, NOAHH is rising to the challenges presented by a substandard housing stock and is helping many to realize their dream of homeownership. http://habitat-nola.org

Cactus Bar and Grill
404 S. Wells
Chicago, IL
312-922-3830
DontDrinkAndTrade.com

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Academy Awards Viewing Party

ZED451 Rolls Out the Red Carpet

Sunday, February 26
6 p.m.  Red Carpet Coverage
7 p.m. The 84th Academy Awards

Free to attend

Now that the nominations have been announced, the anticipation begins. Find out who will be awarded with an Oscar during ZED451’s Academy Awards viewing party on Sunday, February 26. Guests are invited to walk the red carpet into Zed451’s urban-chic lounge, where both the celebrity red carpet arrivals and awards ceremony will be shown on the 10-foot projection screen. A ballot contest will be held to predict the evening’s winners, and the party guest with the most correct guesses will win a $150 gift certificate to the restaurant.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the awards festivities and fashion statements while sipping one of the special, Oscar-themed cocktails (menu outlined below). Additional Sunday drink specials include $3 mimosas and $3 pints of craft beer (Goose Island Green Line, Goose Island Matilda, New Belgium Fat Tire, Victoria Vienna Lager, Metropolitan Krankshaft, Bell’s Best Brown, Dark Horse Amber Ale, Finch’s Threadless, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Left Hand Milk Stout and Stella Artois).

ZED451’s “Big Screen” Burger will be offered for $5 (8-ounce Angus burger on homemade pretzel bun with butter pickles and pickled shallots, or with maple Cajun bacon and choice of cheese) and the full “Cravings” lounge menu will also be available.

Table reservations are welcome, please call ZED451 at 312.266.6691 or visit ZED451.com.

Academy Award Winning Cocktails

Hollywood Stars Sangria 10 glass, 38 pitcher
Red apple sangria

The Artist 12
Rock Sake, Canton ginger liqueur, rosemary-infused simple syrup, lemon juice

Moneyball Muddle 10
Muddled cucumber and sage, grapefruit juice, Hendrick’s gin, Chartreuse liqueur

…And The Envelope, Please 10
Rosemary, El Tesoro tequila, agave nectar, splash of soda, rosemary sprig garnish

Midnight in Paris 11
St. Germaine liqueur, Vita coconut water, floating orchid                                                 

The Red Carpet 12
Muddled strawberries, blackberries and lime, Pyrat rum, splash of Sprite

War Horse Woodford Reserve 11
Woodford Reserve Distiller Select infused with green apple syrup, caramel, green apple garnish

Hugo 11
Muddled blueberries and mint, house made simple syrup, Hendrick’s gin, lime juice, splash of soda

The Tree of Life 12
Pear-infused Svedka vodka, pumpkin puree, cointreau, nutmeg, cinnamon

ZED451
739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.266.6691
ZED451.com

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Super Bowl Sunday at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub

Sunday, February 5
Kickoff 5:30 p.m.

Free to attend

Are you ready for some football? On Sunday, February 5, both Timothy O’Toole’s Pubs (City/Streeterville and Suburbs/Gurnee) will hold an action-packed, Super Bowl 46 viewing party. While the New York Giants battle the New England Patriots, guests may partake in either of the following events:

Chicago/Streeterville
9 a.m. – 3 a.m.

60 televisions will show the game (and commercials) with sound
$10 Miller Lite pitchers
$5 Absolut cocktails
Raffle prize: HD flatscreen TV awarded at the end of fourth quarter ($5 raffle tickets benefit Chicago Polar Plunge)
Reservations: “front row” seats are available, call (312) 642-0700
Brunch and Dinner menus will be available

Suburbs/Gurnee
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

30 televisions will show the game (and commercials) with sound
$16 Miller/Coors Buckets (5 bottles)
$15 bottomless bloody mary bar
$20 bottomless mimosa bar
Reservations: “front row” seats are available, call (847) 249-0800
Full menu will be available in addition to:

New England Patriots Menu
New England Clam Chowder (fried clam strips served with fries and coleslaw $8.99)
Boston Burger (topped with Sam Adams beer cheese, bacon and onion rings served with fries and Boston baked beans $8.99)

New York Giants Menu:
NY Deli (warm pastrami with coleslaw, Swiss cheese and mustard $8.99)
NY Patty Melt Burger (two patties loaded high with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and 1000 Island dressing on grilled rye bread served with garlic fries $8.99)

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

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Gurnee
5572 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 249-0800
www.timothyotooles.com


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“Beer Is My Valentine” at Franklin Tap

Chocolate Stout, Strawberry Lambic and the “Champagne” of Beers

Tuesday, February 14
11 a.m. to midnight

No Valentine this year? No problem! Spend this February 14 at Franklin Tap, where beer is everyone’s true love.  In honor of all things traditionally enjoyed on Cupid’s day (champagne, chocolate and strawberries), Franklin Tap will offer four Valentine’s Day beer specials sure to get your heart pumping.

The “Beer Is My Valentine” specials include $3 Miller Highlife (the “champagne” of beers), $4 Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and $5 Timmermans Strawberry Lambic.  For something truly unique, try Lisa Selman’s “Chocolate Covered Strawberries” drink – a pint of Timmermans Strawberry Lambic floated with Young’s Double Chocolate Stout for $5.

Executive Chef Tim Dowling’s full menu will be available from 11 a.m. to midnight. Franklin Tap offers an array of appetizers, soups, sandwiches, wraps, paninis and entrees.

Franklin Tap
325 South Franklin
Chicago, Illinois 60606
(312) 212-3262
FranklinTap.co

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National Beer Can Appreciation Day at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub

Cheers! to $2 Canned Brews 

Tuesday, January 24
11 – 3 a.m. Chicago
11 – 1 a.m. Gurnee

Free to attend

If you think the best beers are in bottles, think again. Tuesday, January 24 marks the 77th birthday of canned beer and is now noted as “National Beer Can Appreciation Day.” Brews sold and served in aluminum cans first debuted on January 24, 1935.

At Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, guests “can” enjoy Miller High Life, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller Lite and Hamm’s in the can for $2, as well as Budweiser (Chicago) and Pabst Blue Ribbon (Gurnee). Don’t struggle with trading your pint glass for a can – just think of it as a mini keg and tap up!

National Beer Can Appreciation Day will be celebrated from 11 – 3 a.m. at the downtown Chicago location and 11 – 1 a.m. at the Gurnee location.

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

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Gurnee
5572 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 249-0800
www.timothyotooles.com

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