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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:

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

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 

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

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Game On at ZED451

NFL Football in the Fireside Lounge

Sunday Game Days, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Monday Night Football, 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Gear up, Bear down and enjoy every play of the game in the Fireside Lounge at ZED451. On both Sundays and Mondays, the cozy, ski lodge-like setting is  the perfect “sports cave” for viewing football games. With an 80-foot big screen, gourmet bites, stellar beer list and sporty specials, ZED451 has football fans covered.

Beer selections include $3 pints of Goose Island Green Line, Goose Island Matilda, Fat Tire, Victoria, Metropolitan Krankshaft, Bells Best Brown, Bells Christmas, Darke Horse Amber Ale, Finch’s Threadless, Dogfish 90 and Stella Artois.

Pair the pints with $5 ZED Burgers (grilled 8-ounce Angus burger on homemade pretzel bun with butter pickles and pickled shallots, or with maple Cajun bacon and choice of cheese).

Pigskin season specials run on Sundays and Mondays (Sunday 10 am. to 1 a.m. and Monday 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.). Full dinner and weekend brunch service will be offered in the main dining room. ZED451’s “Cravings” a la carte menu will also be available to Fireside Lounge guests.

739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at ZED451

This New Year’s Eve weekend, ZED451 will celebrants an elaborate, multi-course dinner in the main dining room, along with a premium party package in the Fireside Lounge, followed by a bountiful brunch on New Year’s Day.

On Saturday, December 31, ZED451’s New Year’s Eve dinner experience will be offered for $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity).  The menu will include unlimited selections from the seasonal Harvest Tables, a lavish raw bar, an abundance of chef’s entrees served tableside and mini pastries for dessert.  In addition, each guest will receive a complimentary flute of champagne to toast to 2012.  Table reservations will be accepted between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. and may be made through Open Table or by calling (312) 266-6691.

ZED451’s New Year’s Eve party package will be offered in the cozy, Fireside Lounge from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Revelers ringing in the new year will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, a deluxe open bar (blueberry gin mojito, spiced apple sangria, premium spirits, wine, imported and domestic bottled beer), party favors, DJ and midnight champagne toast. Tickets for the bar package are $95 per guest (includes tax and gratuity) and may be purchased by calling the restaurant at (312) 266-6691 or by visiting

The following day, ZED451 will start off the new year with an unforgettable brunch experience. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sunday, January 1, dining guests may partake in a mid-day meal that includes a bounty of breakfast and lunch selections. Brunch is $29 per person (plus tax and gratuity), mimosas will be offered for $3 and house-made bloody marys, complete with gourmet garnish, will be $5 each. Returning guests that purchased the New Year’s Eve dinner or party package will receive bottomless bloody marys at brunch.

New Year’s Day is all about football, and ZED451’s 80-foot screen will show every play of the games (including our own Chicago Bears taking on the Minnesota Vikings at noon). From 10 a.m. to midnight, the Fireside Lounge will feature $5 ZED burgers and $3 pints of beer, in addition to the full “Cravings” menu (pad Thai tacos, char-grilled sirloin salad, calamari fries, house-cured duck pastrami Reuben sliders, maple Cajun BLT, spiced chicken samosas, Aegean flatbread and more).
739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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“Sunday ’til Sundown” at Elate

A Sophisticated Way to Watch the Bears Play

Sunday, November 20
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Stop in for brunch and stay for the game, as Elate restaurant in River North launches their “Sunday ’til Sundown” brunch party. On Sunday, November 20, Elate will offer Bears fans a sophisticated setting in which to watch the Monsters of the Midway play the San Diego Chargers (kick-off is at 3:15 p.m.).

Chef Michael Noll’s brunch menu will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring savory items, from Breakfast Pizzas to Braised Pork and Egg Tostadas, as well as sweet dishes, such as Crème Brulee Pancakes and Crispy French Toast. Bloody Marys (made with housemade mix and garnished with smoked onions, smoked pickles, blue cheese stuffed olives), Blueberry and Orange Mimosas (made with fresh squeezed juices) and Mango Mojitos will be available for $7 each. Bottomless mimosas will be offered for $20 with purchase of an entree. The complete weekend brunch menu is outlined below.

Starting at 2 p.m., DJ Lash will spin cutting-edge sounds as guests gear up to watch the Bears home game against the Chargers. Elate’s swanky “Skybox” room features a big screen HD TV with state-of-the-art speakers and seating for 20, while the spacious lounge area offers two HD TVs and a large projection screen. Watch all the action while enjoying high-end bar food (select menu after 4 p.m. will offer the Elate Burger, Mussels, Flatbreads and more), along with craft cocktails and premium, organic bottle service. Following the game, DJ Lash will spin until 8 p.m.

Served Saturdays and Sundays

salsa verde / black beans /avocado / 13

braised short rib / potato cake / béarnaise / 14

Bacon, turkey bacon or sausage / toast / house potato / 10

Choose from bacon, cheddar, tomato, scallions, mushroom / house potato / toast / 13

maple syrup / fresh berries / orange zest / 12

turkey chorizo / pickled jalapeno salad / jicama / aji amarillo potatoes / 13

vanilla bean brulee / fresh berries / 13

creamed leeks / applewood bacon / fries / 14

smoked ham / truffle potatoes / gouda / caramelized onions /sunny egg / 13

homemade tartar slaw / fries / 12

dried fig & cranberry / macadamia nut / goat cheese yogurt / 10

celery root and apple slaw / crispy shallots / cheddar / 12

whipped avocado / piquillo peppers / fries / 11

cheesy crouton / cherry tomato / 12

hand-sliced applewood bacon / 4
turkey bacon / 4
homemade sausage patties / 4
multi-grain or sour dough toast / 4
toasted bagel and cream cheese / 5
bowl of citrus segments / 6
bowl of mixed berries / 8
house potatoes / 3
egg whites substitute / 2

fresh squeezed orange juice, grapefruit juice and lemonade /sm 3 / lg 4

Elate proudly serves crop to cup coffee and espresso / 3

homemade bloody marys, blueberry mimosas and mango mojitos / 7
bottomless mimosas with purchase of an entrée / 20
crop to cup coffee cocktails / 8

111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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“Da Super Fan Challenge” at Timothy O’Toole’s

Plus: Celebrate Da Coach’s Birthday on “Ditka Day”

Da Super Fan Challenge
Available on Da Bears game days
11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Ditka Day
Tuesday, October 18
11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Timothy O’Toole’s presents “Da Super Fan Challenge,” a meat-centric spread that would certainly satisfy the likes of Bill and Bob Swerski. Available on Bears game days, the Pub challenges Super Fans to an eating competition consisting of a half slab of baby back ribs, ten extra spicy chicken wings, a Polish sausage sandwich, an Italian beef sandwich, two pounds of French fries and a “jumbo” Miller Lite served in a 23-ounce Chicago Bears glass (to wash it all down, of course). At only $29.99 per platter, the challenge is a deal for any hungry Super Fan, so don your best Bears attire, grab your defibrillator, strap on your bib and head to Timothy O’Toole’s during Da Bears game for “Da Super Fan Challenge.” BONUS: finish it all and keep the souvenir beer glass!

As any good Super Fan knows, Ditka’s Birthday is a day worth celebrating. Tuesday, October 18 will be “Ditka Day” at Timothy O’Toole’s, as the pub celebrates Da Coach’s 72nd birthday from open to close (11 a.m.-3 a.m.). Guests who wear Bears gear will receive a free Ditka ‘stache (but don’t forget your aviators!). Specials include $1 off all domestic bottles and drafts, and Da Super Fan Challenge will be available on this very special day ($29.99, menu outlined below).

Da Super Fan Trivia Question:

Q: “Who would win in a fight, Ditka or God?”
A: “Trick question, Ditka is God.”

Da Super Fan Challenge
$29.99 per Super Fan (or free if you can finish it in 30 minutes)

Half-Slab of Baby Back Ribs
10 Extra Spicy Chicken Wings
Polish Sausage Sandwich
Italian Beef Sandwich
Two pounds of fries
Jumbo Miller Lite (23 ounces)

Timothy O’Toole’s
622 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611

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Two-Day Charity Auction to Benefit St. Jude’s Research Hospital

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Hopes to Raise Over $13,000

Friday, October 14 and Friday, October 28
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free to attend

Dine, drink and donate at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub where it is “St. Jude’s month.” Through a variety of donating opportunities and two special events, having lunch, dinner or after-work drinks is an enjoyable time to easily give to those in need.

O’Toole’s two major donation days are Friday, October 14 and Friday, October 28. On both of those dates, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., dining and bar guests may place auction bids on a range of Chicago sports items. The silent auction will offer tickets to Chicago Bears, Bulls and Blackhawk games; autographed footballs and jerseys; grills and patio items; beer for one year; foozball tables; apparel; among other items.

Throughout the month, $1 St. Jude donations will be collected, in addition to “blank” forms. In addition, Timothy O’Toole’s will donate $1 from every Coors light pint ($3 each) and Blue Moon pint ($5 each) sold during the month of October.

Last year, the restaurant and sports bar raised over $15,000 and was awarded for being one of the top fundraising accounts in the nation. This year, they have decided their goal is to surpass a $13,000 donation.

To get involved, come by anytime during the silent auctions to place a bid, or stop by and donate just a dollar – every dollar helps.

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

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

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Tapping Party at Rock Bottom Brewery Chicago

Brewmaster Chris Rafferty Releases Harvest Moon Rye Lager

Thursday, October 20
6-7 p.m.

No cost to attend

Brewmaster Chris Rafferty invites craft beer fans to taste the newest brew, Harvest Moon Rye Lager, at Rock Bottom Brewery Chicago. Rock Bottom will host a complimentary tapping party from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, October 20. The Harvest Moon Rye Lager is a medium-to-full bodied copper lager with unique spicy malt flavors instigated by the use of malted rye. The lager is balanced with a brilliantly perfect amount of hops and pairs well with aged white cheddar, blackened chicken, beef sliders and beer poached pears.

Rafferty has been making beer since 1994, when he got his start at Tennessee’s first microbrewery in Nashville. Since then, he has worked at various microbreweries and joined the Rock Bottom team in 2006. His beers have been awarded several gold medals at the Real Ale Festival, Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions.

Rock Bottom’s monthly tapping parties are open to all, simply become a member of the “Mug Club” (anyone 21 and over will quickly be signed up in the brewpub prior to the tapping party). Following the tapping event, Harvest Moon Rye Lager will be available by the pint for $5.25.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
1 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654

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