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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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III Forks Continues Complimentary Monthly Wine Tastings

February’s Sip and Swirl Event Features Terlato

Monday, February 6
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Free to Attend

III Forks Prime Steakhouse will hold their next monthly wine tasting event on Monday, February 6. From 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., guests are invited to sip, swirl and sample three of Terlato Wines International’s varietals. The tasting, led by Proprietor Danny Payne and Wine Director Lance Gresak, will feature Terlato Family Vineyards’ Pinot Grigio, Chimney Rock’s Elevage and Flor de Campo’s Pinot Noir. Executive Chef Tommy Nevill will pair the pours with hand-passed hors d’oeuvres.

Following the event, participating guests are then welcome to enjoy a glass or bottle of wine at half-price.

The tastings will continue to take place the first Monday of every month (March 5, April 2) from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse
333 East Benton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60601

312.938.4303
www.3Forks.com

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Academy Awards Viewing Party at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

Purple Carpet, Live Oscar Statues, Celebrity Photo Shoot and Swag Bags

Sunday, February 26
5:30 p.m. red carpet arrivals
7:00 p.m. the 84th Academy Awards

No fee to attend

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club will hold their annual, over-the-top Academy Awards viewing party on Sunday, February 26. Upon arrival, party guests will walk Hpnotiq Harmonie’s “purple carpet” and will be escorted into the lounge by purple and gold painted, Oscar statue models.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., seven large screens will air the E! network’s red carpet arrivals, while a feel-like-a-star celebrity photo shoot takes place at Kit Kat’s “step and repeat” wall featuring Madonna, Cher, Meryl Streep and more. Guests will be encouraged to take complimentary photos as a fun Oscar party souvenir. The 84th Academy Awards will be shown live, with sound, at 7:00 p.m.

While admiring the gorgeous gowns and “oh no she didn’t” dresses, enjoy complimentary cocktail samplings from Hpnotiq Harmonie, along with half-price martinis and champagne cocktails. Diva Sunny DeeLite will fly in from New York City for the event, and she will perform as various Hollywood hotties in red carpet-worthy attire. At the end of the evening, Kit Kat will hand out complimentary Hpnotiq swag bags (feathered boa, t-shirt, glow sticks, mints, glow pens, glow rings and more).

Table reservations are available by calling Kit Kat.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657
773.525.1111
www.kitkatchicago.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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“Open That Bottle Night”

Five Restaurants Participate in Annual Uncork-It Celebration

Saturday, February 25

Stop saving that bottle for a special occasion! Since the year 2000, on the last Saturday night in February, friends, couples and groups get together to enjoy particular bottles of wine and champagne. The bottle selected is traditionally one that you have been saving for a special event that, so far, hasn’t happened.

“Open That Bottle Night” was created by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher of the Wall Street Journal as a great way to feel entitled to uncork that cherished bottle. It doesn’t matter if the wine is expensive or reasonable, red, white or bubbly – what matters are the memories.

Five local restaurants are inviting guests to bring in their special bottle without being charged a corkage fee. If you don’t have a bottle on hand, two of the participating restaurants will offer nice discount on select bottles of wines from their house list.

Participating Restaurants

Quince
no corkage fee, one bottle per table

BLT American Brasserie

no corkage fee, one bottle per table

Elate

no corkage fee, one bottle per table

Due Lire

no corkage fee, one bottle per table
20-percent discount on select bottles of wine

Park Grill

no corkage fee, one bottle per table
50-percent discount on select bottles of wine
Quince at The Homestead, 1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, 847.570.8400, QuinceRestaurant.net

BLT American Brasserie, 599 West Superior, Chicago, IL 60654, 312.948.8744, BLTAmericanBrasserie.com

Elate, 111 West Huron, Chicago, IL 60654, 312.202.9900, ElateChicago.com

Due Lire Vino & Cucina, 4520 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625, 773.275-7878, Due-Lire.com 

Park Grill, 11 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60602, 312.521.7275, ParkGrillChicago.com

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“Meet the Winemakers” Tasting Event at ZED451

Enjoy Complimentary Wine, Paired Cheeses and Live Music

Wednesday, February 1
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Free to Attend

ZED451 will hold a complimentary “meet the winemakers” tasting event in the gorgeous glass wine room on Wednesday, February 1. From 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., winemakers Greg Gauthier, proprietor of Gauthier Select Vineyards, and Michael Richmond, general manager of Bouchaine Vineyards, will meet and mingle with guests. The featured wines for the evening will be Gauthier’s Sauvignon Blanc and Bouchaine’s Pinot Noir. Paired cheeses will also be presented with each pour. The sounds of acoustic songs by Chris Buehrle will fill the air in the adjacent Fireside Lounge from 7-9 p.m.

Reservations are not required. For more information, please call ZED451 at 312.266.6691 or visit ZED451.com.

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

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Weekend Wines at Elate

Select Glass Pours for $5 on Friday and $6 on Saturday

Starting this Friday, January 27, and running through the winter months, Elate will feature selected wines by the glass on weekends. Every Friday, a list of white wines will be offered for $5, and every Saturday, a choice of red wines will be available for $6. The hand-picked list will change weekly; examples are listed below.

Elate serves breakfast (Monday-Friday: 6:30-11:00am, Saturday-Sunday: 7:30am-2:30pm), brunch (Saturday-Sunday: 10:30am-2:30pm), lunch (everyday 11:00am-2:30pm), dinner (Monday-Thursday: 5-10pm, Friday-Saturday: 5-11pm, Sunday: 5-9pm) and drinks in the bar/lounge.

White Wines
Featured on Fridays for $5
Torrontes, Trivento 2009 Mendoza, Argentina
Pinot Grigio, Sartori 2010, Italy
Chardonnay, Alamos 2010 Mendoza, Argentina

Red Wines
Saturday Selections $6
Cabernet, Yulupa, Kenwood 2009 California
Pinot Noir, Canyon Road 2010 California
Red Rock Blend 2010 California

ELATE
111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654
312.202.9900
ElateChicago.com

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