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M Burger’s September Secret Shake of The Month

Six Locations Feature Mocha Milkshake Made with Intelligentsia Black Cat

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

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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

Christmas Eve Specials

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

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

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

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

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

Il Poggiolo
8 East First Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

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ZED451 Adds Live Music Line-Up

Acoustic Sounds Every Wednesday in the Fireside Lounge

Starts Wednesday, January 11
Live music featured every Wednesday evening
7-9 p.m.

Free to Attend

Starting Wednesday, January 11, the sounds of acoustic songs will fill the Fireside Lounge at ZED451. Each week, on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m., the cozy, ski lodge-like setting will welcome a variety of live, local acts to the River North restaurant’s bar area. The performances (schedule below) are free to attend.

ZED451’s Fireside Lounge offers a large variety of creative, liquid market cocktails, craft brews and hand-selected wines, in addition to a full a la carte “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) from 4:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Fireside Lounge, Live Acoustic Line-Up
Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.

1/11 Scottie Long
1/18 Marlon Longid
1/25 Seth Bradley

2/1 Chris Buehrle
2/8 Scottie Long
2/15 Danny May
2/22 Marlon Longid
2/29 Seth Bradley

739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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New Fall Menu at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

“Opening Act” Appetizers and “Show-Stopping” Entrees by Chef Mark Kasper

New menu, now available
Dinner service, seven nights a week starting at 5:30pm

The new dinner menu for the fall season has been set at the Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club. Executive Chef Mark Kasper introduces new “opening act” appetizers and “show stopping” entrees. The chef-driven fall menu paired with Kit Kat’s parade of extravagant live entertainment divas makes the Kit Kat a fabulous one-stop night on the town. Dinner and brunch is offered indoors in the sleek main dining room, or outdoors, on the stylish, South Beach-inspired, living room lounge patio. (Kit Kat’s patio, featuring outdoor heaters, will be open until December 1, weather permitting.)

Starters and first courses include the Kit Kat salad (Saturn peaches, spiced pecans, cream drizzle), jumbo Alaskan king crab cakes, Texas toast and brie grilled cheese, coconut-marinated Thai calamari, bacon truffle mac ‘n cheese, shrimp cocktail and pork spare ribs.

Entrees, named after Hollywood legends, include Marilyn Monroe (sriracha peanut-encrusted salmon with sweet potato mash and roasted brocolini); Doris Day (seared scallops with roasted sea beans, crisp pancetta, parsnip puree and wild mushrooms); Cary Grant (truffle wagyu burger with applewood smoked bacon, gruyere cheese, french mustard, with an egg over easy and parmesan truffle tries) among other exceptional dishes (sausage and brocolini ravioli, spiced chicken breast and maple brined, braised berkshire pork belly).

Four “grand finale” sweet treats are the perfect ending to Kasper’s dinner menu. The classic and comforting desserts include carrot cake, turtle lava cake, red velvet cake and key lime pie.

The complete menu is outlined below. Kit Kat is open Monday-Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Nightly “Diva” performances take place starting at 7:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. during Sunday Brunch).

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

New Menu: Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club



saturn peaches, spiced pecans and a cream drizzle 8

Alaskan king crab, sicilian pistachios, fine herb broth and a micro green salad 9

grilled Texas toast, french brie, roasted heirloom sauce 9

coconut marinated Thai squid with fresno peppers and a sweet chili sauce 9

coriander cardamom marinade, spicy coconut peanut sauce with a wasabi cream 9

applewood smoked bacon, swiss parmesan blend, truffle essence 10

shrimp cocktail with a sweet and spicy horseradish cream 10

pork spare rib tossed in an Oxacan mole sauce served with Mexican helote (Mexican style corn with mayonnaise chile lime and parmesan cheese) 10


8oz prime marinated skirt steak, with chimichurri accompanied with fajita style pomme frites 23

authentic southern style fried chicken, braised collard greens, banana horseradish puree, cayenne maple glazed waffle 19

steak frites, grilled 8oz. new york strip steak with bleu cheese butter and truffle fries 23

sriracha peanut encrusted salmon with sweet potato mash and roasted brocolini tops 23

seared sea scallops with roasted sea beans, crisp pancetta, parsnip puree and wild mushrooms 22

sausage and brocolini ravioli in a spicy bacon cream sauce with spinach and peppers 18

truffle waygu burger, with applewood smoked bacon, gruyere cheese, french mustard, with an egg over easy, and parmesan truffle fries 17

maple brined, braised berkshire pork belly with fresh ricotta sage gnudi, stuffed squash blossoms, a red pepper gastrique with belgium white asparagus 22

grilled vegetable rissotto with creamy goat cheese 17

vegetable lasagna, fresh ricotta, with grilled vegetables in a basil cream sauce 17

blackened, seared ahi tuna with cajun rice and cajun stir fry vegetables with a romesco sauce 19

spiced chicken breast with Moroccan infused vegetables, Israeli cous cous with golden raisins and fennel with a preserved lemon fennel salad 19


homemade carrot cake with spiced pecans and a cream cheese frosting with a salted caramel drizzle 9

molten lava cake with a caramel and dark chocolate, served with french vanilla ice cream 8

southern style red velvet cake with homemade cream cheese frosting 9

key lime curd with whipped chantilly cream and an almond crust 8

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Goose Island Beer Tasting at Franklin Tap

Meet the Brewers, Sample Suds and Chat about Chicago’s Craft Beer Scene

Wednesday, August 24
5-7 p.m.

Free to attend

Franklin Tap, the urban neighborhood tavern located in the loop, will host a “Meet the Brewers” event on Wednesday, August 24 from 5-7 p.m. Brewers from Chicago’s own Goose Island will be on hand to meet and greet with guests. A selection of Goose Island’s classic, seasonal and premium beers will be specially priced at $3-$5 per pint. Participants will have a chance to win raffle prizes and giveaways, including brewers jerseys, glassware, t-shirts and more. Local craft beer enthusiasts will be able to chat with the brewers about what it’s like to be at the forefront of Chicago’s craft beer scene.

Franklin Tap is located in the loop, just seconds away from Willis Tower, Union Station and The Board of Trade. The diverse menu offers premium sandwiches, homemade soups and comfort food favorites along with an extensive selection of craft beer, including 12 brews on draft. Franklin Tap is a great spot to grab lunch on the patio or an after work beer with friends.

Franklin Tap
325 South Franklin
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 212-3262

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The Red Canary Celebrates Two Year Anniversary with Week-Long Celebration

Chicago “Gastro-lounge” Offers $2 Deals Each Day

Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27

Monday through Wednesday: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
Thursday and Friday: 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 a.m.

The Red Canary will fete two great years in Chicago with a different $2 offering each day. The celebratory week will culminate with a two-hour hosted bar and appetizer reception on Saturday, August 27 ($20 per person).

Monday, 8/22 $2 Burgers
Canary Burger on Brioche, Horseradish Cream, Watercress, Roma Tomatoes & Fries
Bacon Cheeseburger on Pretzel Bun Canadian Bacon, Grilled Pineapple, Jalapenos, Chihuahua & Onion Rings

Tuesday, 8/23 $2 Fish Tacos
Seared Ahi Tuna, Watermelon Relish, Avocado Spread, Flour Tortillas

Wednesday, 8/24 $2 House Wine; $2 Cheese Plate

Thursday, 8/25 $2 Domestic Beer, $2 Bites
Deviled Eggs; PB&J Medallions; Chi-Talian Bruschetta; Corn Dogs; Corn Bread; Onion Rings;House Cut Fries; Corn on the Cob

Friday, 8/26 $2 Flutes of Champagne; $2 Oyster Trio (Raw, BBQ, Baked)

Saturday, 8/27 $2 Red Velvet Cupcakes
$20 two-hour hosted bar with appetizers, 10 p.m.-12 a.m.

*Note: Dine-in only

The Red Canary, named after legendary female jazz vocalists from the Harlem Jazz Movement of the ’20s and ’30s, offers “Real. American. Comfort.” fare in Chicago’s River West neighborhood. Stop in for dinner or enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch while sipping bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. The lush, 2,000 square foot enclosed garden patio offers the best outdoor dining in the city, complete with ivy-clad walls, imported olive trees, lounge furniture and table seating for up to 130 guests. Relax and dine alfresco while sipping custom-made cocktails, local craft beer or a chilled glass of summer white from the approachable American wine list.

The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642

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Free Bears Shuttle Bus to Soldier Field

Cactus Offers Free Parking and Free Transportation

Bears Home Game Days
No fee

Cactus opens at 11 a.m. everyday

Bears season is almost here! Cactus Bar & Grill offers game day ticket holders (or anyone that wants to get closer to the action) complimentary transportation to and from Soldier Field on the Cactus Shuttle. Continuous, round-trip bus service will be available 90 minutes before the game starts until 60 minutes after the game ends.

Free Parking will be offered to all football fans (with any $25 purchase). This offer is valid at the Traders Park Garage, 326 South Wells.

Don’t have tickets to the game? Cactus Bar and Grill features the NFL Ticket and all games will be shown on ten 42″ screens and three 10 foot projection screens. There is not a bad seat in the house. In addition to Cactus’ full menu offering, Saturday and Sunday’s football food special is $5 half-pound burgers and fries. Bar specials include a $5 Bloody Mary Bar and $16 Miller Lite buckets.

Aug 13: Bills at Bears, 7 p.m.
Sept. 1: Browns at Bears, 7 p.m.
Sept. 11: Falcons at Bears, 12 noon
Sept. 25: Packers at Bears, 3:15 p.m.
Oct. 2: Panthers at Bears, 12 noon
Oct. 16: Vikings at Bears, 7:20
Nov. 13: Lions at Bears, 12 noon
Nov. 20: Chargers at Bears, 3:15 p.m.
Dec. 4: Chiefs at Bears, 12 noon
Dec. 18: Seahawks at Bears, 12 noon

Metra Riders:Cactus is two blocks from the LaSalle Station, three blocks from Union Station and six blocks from Ogilvie.
“El” Riders: LaSalle (Blue, Orange, Red, Purple and Brown lines).

Cactus Bar and Grill
404 South Wells
Chicago, Illinois 60607

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