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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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Eat, Drink, Dance at Nacional 27

Heat Up Your Week with New Winter Happenings

Nacional 27 has a new, weekly line-up for the Fall-Winter season. Each evening, the River North restaurant brings a variety of hot happenings, cool cocktails and culinary delights to diners, dancers and lounge guests. The event schedule is outlined below, by day. Nacional 27 is open Monday-Wednesday 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Thursday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Monday – Friday
“5 to 7 at N27”
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. weekly
Half Priced Tapas and Ceviche Menus
Appetizers include papas bravas; boniato and sweet plantain croqueta; pumpkin and goat cheese croqueta; steak arepa quesadilla; crispy steak nacho; skewers; empanadas; tiny tacos; ceviche; combination platters and more priced at $2.50 to $5.50 (regularly $4.95 to $10.95)

Tuesdays
“Dinner and a Show”
Live Latin bands perform in the lounge every other Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Wednesdays
“Wino Wednesdays”
5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. weekly
Select wines for $5 per glass.

Thursdays
“Salsa Lessons”
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. weekly
Complimentary salsa lessons.

Fridays
“Miami Nights”
11 p.m. – 2 a.m. weekly
The sexiness of South Beach, right here in Chicago. Turn up the heat with energetic Latin beats by DJ Konsept.
Ladies: no cover charge; gentlemen: $10.

Saturdays
“Vida 27!”
11 p.m. – 3 a.m. weekly
Sultry salsa sounds and Latin beats by DJ X and guest deejays. Show off your sexiest salsa, meanest merengue and baddest bachata!
$10 cover charge for ladies and gentlemen.

N27 bottle service accommodations are available by request, simply call Nacional 27 to arrange. Dinner and table reservations are available by phone and through Open Table.

Nacional27
325 W. Huron
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-2727
N27Chicago.com

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Three Nights of Hauntings at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

Continuous Costume Contests and Hpnotiq Halloween Cocktails

Saturday, October 29 – Monday, October 31
5:30pm-2:00am
No fee to attend

Kit Kat’s “fangs” will be out this Halloween weekend, with three continuous nights of cocktail parties and costume contents from Saturday, October 29 to Monday, October 31. The staff has chosen to dress in a different theme each night (Diva Zombies, Superheros, Vampires). Kit Kat’s mixologists will be serving a bevy of creepy cocktails, including the Vampire’s Kiss, The Black Widow and The Mad Eye (listed below). All Halloween libations are $12.50 each on Saturday evening and half-price ($6.25) on Sunday and Monday.

Party guests are encouraged to go all out for the costume contests being held at midnight on all three evenings, with total cash and prizes exceeding $2,000! Each night, the grand prize winner for “best costume” will receive $500 cash and the second prize winner will be awarded a gift basket valued at $250. Kit Kat’s newest Diva, Kinley Preston, will entertain the crowd all three evenings, starting at 7:30 p.m.

“Diva Zombies”
Saturday, October 29
$500 cash grand prize for best costume
Hpnotiq Harmonie gift basket for 2nd place ($250 value)
Costume contest held at midnight

“Super Heroes”
Sunday, October 30
$500 cash grand prize for best costume
Three Olives vodka gift basket for 2nd place($250 value)
Costume contest held at midnight

“Vampire Nation”
Monday, October 31
$500 cash grand prize for best costume
Effen and St Germain for 2nd place ($250 value)
Costume contest held at midnight

Hpnotiq Halloween Cocktails
$12.50 each on Saturday, $6.25 each on Sunday and Monday

Vampire’s Kiss
Hpnotiq Harmonie liqueur, gin, lime juice and muddled cherries served over crushed ice

The Black Widow
Hpnotiq Harmonie liqueur, black cherry vodka, splash of cranberry juice, garnished with a spider ring

The Haunting
Hpnotiq liqueur, vodka, splash of pineapple garnished with peep ghost

The Mad Eye
Hpnotiq liqueur, vodka, splash of lychee juice, garnished with a lychee “eyeball”

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60613
773-525-1111
kitkatchicago.com

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“Rocky Horror Picture Show Brunch”

Campy Cult Classic at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

Sunday, October 30
11:00am-3:00pm

“Let’s do the time warp again” this Halloween season, as Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club holds their annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30. Diva Madame X will perform songs from the cult classic film, while it is shown on seven large screens. Come dressed as the best Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Magenta, Riff Raff or other campy costumed character for the chance to win a $100 cash prize.

Chef Mark Kasper has created a special “Meatloaf” entree, which will be available in addition to the full brunch menu, listed below. Enjoy bottomless mimosas or bloody martinis for $10 with the purchase of any brunch entree. A special half-priced martini list ($5 each) will be available during the Rocky Horror Picture Show Brunch.

Reservations are recommended, not required.

Martini Menu $5

ROCKY MARTINI Effen vodka, splash of pineapple juice, envelope of pop rocks poured in table-side

SWEET TRANSEXUAL Effen vodka, strawberry-kiwi juice, topped with champagne

RIFF-RAFF Hpnotiq liqueur, Effen vodka, splash of pineapple juice, garnished with glow stick and rock candy

Brunch Special

MEATLOAF
Hoisen ketchup glazed meatloaf – ground Berkshire pork and ground Korean short rib with roasted maitake mushrooms, baby heirloom carrots, white truffle potato puree, $14

Sunday Brunch Menu
$10 free-flowing mimosas and bloody martinis with the purchase of any brunch entree

BIG LOVE
Trio of Pancakes: Oatmeal, farmer’s market blueberry and buttermilk served with berry compote, $10

BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
Kit Kat Omelet with crumbled feta cheese, sauteed spinach and grilled chicken, $12

BIG DADDY
Eggs Florentine Poached eggs, smoked ham and sauteed spinach with spicy Bearnaise sauce over whole wheat toast, $12

BIG BAD TURKEY
Turkey Burger with sriracha mayo, baby mescaline greens and soy marinated tomato with cajun fries, $14

BIG FRENCH
French Toast dusted with Chinese 5 spice and served with whipped cinnamon butter and warm maple syrup, $11

MACHO MAN
Two eggs, two slices of bacon, two grilled sausages, two pancakes, two biscuits and gravy and roasted potatoes, $14

BIG BLUE
Waffles with trio of syrups: Nutella cream, blueberry and cayenne maple, $10

BIG FAT LIAR
Cheddar Biscuits and Gravy House made cheddar buttermilk biscuits served with sage-sausage gravy, $10

BIG
Steak and Eggs Grilled 8-ounce skirt steak with salsa verde served with eggs any style, Mexican chorizo and purple potato hash, $17

BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE
Chicken and Waffles Fried chicken breast with house made waffle served with cayenne maple syrup and purple potato hash, $16

SIDES ($4 each)
Stone-Ground Grits; Bacon; Toast; Cajun Fries; Purple Potato Hash; Farmer’s Market Fruit

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60613
773-525-1111
kitkatchicago.com

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Wednesday Wine Flights at Due Lire

Three Themed Varietals Offered Each Week in October

Wednesday, October 5, 12, 19 and 26
5-10 p.m.

Flights $12

Due Lire Vino & Cucina, the charming neighborhood Italian restaurant located in Lincoln Square, will continue its month-long, wine flight fete into October. Every Wednesday, starting October 5, Due Lire will offer one specialty flight of wine for $12 (three pours of 2.5 ounces of wine). The schedule is outlined below.

All of the wines have been carefully hand-selected by boisterous proprietor Massimo Di Vuolo to perfectly pair with Chef Kevin Abshire’s authentic and creative Italian cuisine. For each themed day, Massimo has selected a trio of wines that are typically not available by the glass pour. Chef Abshire’s full dinner menu will be available to pair with the wines.

Wednesday, October 5
Piemonte… more than Barolo or Barbaresco

Wednesday, October 12
Veneto… just beautiful wines

Wednesday, October 19
Southern Italy… such sunny days

Wednesday, October 26
California… the usual suspects

Week One: Wednesday, October 5
Piemonte… more than Barolo or Barbaresco $12
Highlighting how a great region can produce amazing wines beside the well-known stars
(1) Sandrone Dolcetto d’Alba 2009
(2) Vietti Barbera d’Asti 2009
(3) Marchesi dei Gresy Nebbiolo Langhe 2010

Week Two: Wednesday, October 12
Veneto… just beautiful wines $12
Featured wines will focus on different varietals and the traditional winemaking of this region
(1) Buglioni L’Intruso Bianco Veneto 2010
(2) Salvalai Pinot Nero 2010
(3) Tenuta S’Antonio Valpolicella Ripasso 2008

Week Three: Wednesday, October 19
Southern Italy… such sunny days $12
Exploring wines from the south of Italy and discovering how much the sunnier climate makes these almost unknown varietals so unique.
(1) Case Ibidini Insolia Sicilia 2009
(2) Lamuri Nero D’Avola Sicilia 2009
(3) Polliano Primitivo Puglia 2008

Week Four: Wednesday, October 26
California… the usual suspects $12
This week we feature a selection of wines from Californian producer showing how we can find little gems in world of very well know grapes.
(1) De Lyeth Chardonnay Sonoma County 2009
(2) De Lyeth Merlot Sonoma County 2008
(3) Raymond Sommelier Selection Napa and Sonoma County 2008

Due Lire Vino & Cucina
4520 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
(773) 275-7878
Due-Lire.com

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Join the “Glee” Club at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

Viewing Parties and Themed Cocktails Every Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, September 20
Season premiere airs at 7 p.m.
(Lounge open 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m.)

No cost to attend

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club is the meeting place for self-professed “gleeks” to catch the wildly popular TV series “Glee.” The show will make its hotly anticipated return on Tuesday, September 20, with new episodes airing each Tuesday. Themed martinis and performances by the world-famous Kit Kat Divas will set the stage for the show’s dazzling performances and snarky one-liners.

The “Glee” season premiere is set for tomorrow at 7 p.m., with regular season episodes airing from 7-8 p.m. each week thereafter. The addictive show will be broadcast on Kit Kat’s seven state-of-the-art projection screens and sound system.

Kit Kat’s mix masters behind the bar will be working their magic to create several “Glee” themed martinis, including “The Gleek” and “The Cheerio.” The full “Glee” martini menu is below (martinis are half-price on Tuesdays). Find out if stardom is in your future with tarot card readings by Therese Murphy for only $10. Visit the calendar at http://www.kitkatchicago.com for each week’s Diva performers.

“Glee” Martini Menu ($5 each)

Sectionals

Effen Vodka, fresh lemonade, fresh orange and a red sugar rim

The Gleek

Effen Vodka, Hpnotiq liqueur and a splash of champagne garnished with rock candy and a glow stick

The Cheerio

Effen Vodka, splash of pineapple and splash of cream, garnished with Cheerios

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773.525.1111
http://www.kitkatchicago.com

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“Festa Della Porchetta” at Due Lire

Italian-Style Pig Roast in the Garden

Sunday, October 9
3-7 p.m.

$25 per person

Due Lire in Lincoln Square will host “Festa Della Porchetta,” an Italian-style, fall pig roast, on Sunday, October 9 from 3-7 p.m. Executive Chef Kevin Abshire will prepare a whole pig, first stuffed with fennel, sage, garlic, salt and pepper, then slow-roasted for hours in Due Lire’s beautiful, backyard garden patio. The porchetta will be served with an apricot and truffle demi-glace, along with several savory side dishes (listed below) for $25 per person. Three beers from Andersonville’s Metropolitan Brewing Company will be available to pair with the pork, either as a flight ($10) or by the bottle ($4).

Festa Della Porchetta Menu

Pork Entree

seasoned and slow-roasted with fennel, sage, garlic, salt and pepper

Sauce and Sides

Apricot and truffle demi
Caramelized brussels sprouts, pecorino, mint
Butternut squash and root vegetable lasagna
Herb roasted potatoes
Grilled garlic bread

Metropolitan Beer
$4 bottles; $10 flight

Flywheel Bright Lager
Dynamo Copper Lager
Iron Works Alt

Due Lire Vino & Cucina
4520 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
(773) 275-7878
http://www.Due-Lire.com

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