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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


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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

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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

739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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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

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“Salsa Sundays” at Cantina Laredo

Complimentary Dance Lessons and Live Music in the Lounge

Starts Sunday, January 22
Salsa Sundays takes place weekly
6-10 p.m. in the second floor lounge

Free to Attend

Shake and shimmy every Sunday night at Cantina Laredo. The stunning, River North hotspot for modern Mexican cuisine will start “Salsa Sundays” on Sunday, January 22. This free-to-attend, fun event will take place from 6-10 p.m. in the second floor lounge. Instructor Miguel Mendez from Chicago’s Dance Academy of Salsa will instruct participating guests on the sultry moves of salsa dance, while live music is provided by the Salsa Chicago Mambo All Stars.

Cantina Laredo offers unique specialty cocktails prepared with hand-squeezed ingredients, including Margaritas (Casa Rita, Cinco Rita, Cabo Margarita, Mango, Pomegranate, Herradura, Perfect Patron, Milagro Blackberry Smash) and Mojitos (classic, strawberry, mango, superfruit). An extensive tequila list, Mexican beers by the bottle and draft (Victoria, Modelo Especial, Dos Equis) and worldly wines pair well with Cantina Laredo’s lounge menu (listed below). Items include mini, crispy ahi tuna tacos, crab cakes with poblano buerre blanc, flatbreads, chicken empanadas and tropical ceviche. The “Taqueria” section includes five different taco trios and “Postres” may also be enjoyed upstairs.

Non-dancing guests are welcome to attend and enjoy the sexy sounds of salsa music.
Cantina Laredo
508 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.955.0014
Lounge Menu


TOP SHELF GUACAMOLE made fresh at your table, serves two to four 10
QUESADILLAS AL CARBON Chicken fajita or beef fajita 10
QUESO FUNDIDO Oaxaca cheese melted with roasted peppers and chorizo 9
CEVICHE VERACRUZANO Shrimp, scallops and fish marinated in lime juice 10
CEVICHE TROPICAL Ahi tuna with mango, jicama and watermelon 10
TACOS DE AHI TUNA Mini-crispy tacos with ahi tuna, chipotle aioli, jicama slaw and guacamole 9
CRAB CAKES Y POBLANO Three lump crab cakes with poblano buerre blanc sauce 11
SOPES DE CHORIZO Masa cakes topped with chorizo, queso fresco and black beans with tomatillo salsa 9
EMPANADAS DE POLLO Empanadas filled with chicken, roasted poblano peppers and Oaxaca cheese 10TOSTADITAS DE AGUACATE topped with black beans, avocado, queso fresco, tomatoes and lettuce 8
FLATBREAD DE CAMARONES CHIPOTLE Sautéed shrimp with goat cheese, pineapple, roasted peppers and chipotle sauce 11


BARBACOA Slow-roasted brisket with marinated onions, Monterey Jack cheese and cilantro 13
CARNITAS Slow-roasted pork with chipotle wine sauce 11
POLLO CASCABEL Spicy chicken with marinated onions and queso fresco 11
PESCADO Mahi Mahi with marinated vegetables, queso fresco and chipotle aioli 13
CAMARONES Shrimp with marinated vegetables, queso fresco and guajillo aioli 13

FLAN Mexican custard with caramel sauce and a hint of Cointreau 6
CHURROS with chocolate raspberry sauce and Grand Mariner cajeta to dip 7
MANGO TRES LECHES Creamy vanilla cake with mango cream sauce 7

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New Belgium “Mini Tap Takeover” at Franklin Tap

Colorado Craft Brews, Educated Sipping Session

Wednesday, January 18
5-7 p.m.

No cost to attend
$5 New Belgium beers

It’s dark and cold outside, just like a pint of New Belgium beer. On Wednesday, January 18, from 5-7 p.m., Franklin Tap will welcome New Belgium Brewing Company for a “Mini Tap Takeover.” Participating pint-seekers will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with New Belgium representative Harry Mihailidis, taste the brews and learn what’s “new” at New Belgium through some libation education. The beer-focused event will highlight fan favorites and select seasonals, including Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Snow Day and Prickly Pear Saison (from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series).  New Belgium pints will be priced at $5 for the entire day (11 a.m. to midnight).

New Belgium Brewing Company is a regional brewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado. It opened in 1991 after Jeff Lebesch, the brewery’s founder, took his home-brewing passion commercial. In 2009, it produced over 582,000 barrels of its various labels. As of 2010, it was the third-largest craft brewery and seventh-largest overall brewery in the United States. Fat Tire, an amber ale, is the company’s flagship beer.

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

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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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