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Chicago Blackhawks Events at Michael Diversey’s Tavern

Blackhawks Season Opener and Blackhawks City Roadwatch Night

Hawks Season Opener Party
Friday, October 7
7:30 p.m.

Blackhawks City Roadwatch Night
Thursday, October 20
8 p.m.

Michael Diversey’s Tavern, an official “Chicago Blackhawks bar,” celebrates the beginning of Blackhawks season with two game viewing events, complete with raffle prizes, giveaways and drink specials.

First, on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m., the restaurant will kick off the Blackhawks season with an opening night celebration, featuring a complimentary champagne toast, raffle for prizes (including items signed by Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull), grand goal celebrations and more. Michael Diversey’s is officially bringing the United Center to the tavern’s fans with 23-ounce Big Bud Lights ($5, available on game days throughout the season).

Then, on Thursday, October 20, Michael Diversey’s will host the “Blackhawks City Roadwatch Night” at 8 p.m. Created to offer Hawks fans living in the city a central location to watch their favorite team on the road, this event will include all the fun of a Hawks home game, including the Bud Light Ice Crew Girls, Blackhawks merchandise giveaways, intermission contest and goal celebrations. 23-ounce, Big Bud Lights will be available for $5 (served on game days throughout the season).

Michael Diversey’s Tavern will air all Chicago Blackhawks games, with sound, all season long.

Michael Diversey’s Tavern
670 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60657

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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

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Elate’s Chicago Gourmet “Dine Around” Menu

Dinner Receipts Redeemed for One Day Pass

Dine Around Prix Fixe Promotion Runs through September 25
Dinner Hours at Elate: Sunday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 5-11 p.m.

Four Course Menu, $55
The Bon Appétit and Chicago Gourmet “Dine Around” is a fun way to earn a complimentary one-day general admission ticket to Chicago Gourmet ($150 value). To receive the free ticket, dine at five of the participating Dine Around restaurants, including Elate, now through September 25.

Participants will then bring all five receipts in the official Dine Around receipt holder (available at the participating restaurants) to the registration table at Chicago Gourmet. Guests will have their choice of admission on Saturday, September 25 or Sunday, September 26, and will have access to all tasting pavilions, cooking demos, seminars and book signings. Only one person will be admitted per ticket.

Executive Chef Mike Noll has created a four course menu, priced at $55 (outlined below).

Chicago Gourmet Dine Around Prix Fixe Menu

Course One
Spinach Skewer
sherry / molten egg / truffle cream / pork chicharron

Course Two
Octopus Confit
chorizo / eggplant / shiso / yuzu

Course Three
Amish Chicken
sweet pea / farro / artichoke / mint

Course Four
Almond Cake
almond / orange / apricot / maple

Fellow Dine Around participating restaurants may be found at http://bit.ly/148nO5

111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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Fourth Annual “Chefs on the Grill” Event To Benefit The Special Olympics

Local Chefs Participate in Cooking Competition for Charity

Wednesday, September 14
(rain date: September 28)
6-9 p.m.

$55 in advance; $60 at the door

The Plaza at Park Grill will host the fourth annual “Chefs on the Grill” event on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 6-9pm. Fifteen chefs from restaurants in and around the Millennium Valley neighborhood will come together in camaraderie while participating in a grilling competition for charity. This year’s event will raise money for The Special Olympics.

Each chef will create a dish of their choice and attendees will taste samples of each dish and vote for their favorite. The winning chef will receive a Chefs on the Grill trophy and, of course, bragging rights until next year’s event.

Participating restaurants include:

Park Grill – Chefs Alex Shalev and Josh Taylor
The Gage/Henri – Chef Dirk Flanigan
III Forks – Chef Tommy Nevill
Rhapsody – Chef Dean Zanella
The Chicago Firehouse – Chef Kendal Duque
Lockwood – Chef Val Benner
China Grill – Chef Brian Witak
Custom House Tavern – Chef Perry Hendrix
IPO – Chef Trevor Hoyte
Aria – Chef Beverly Kim Clark
McCormick & Schmick’s – Chef Po Wang
Atwood Cafe – Chef Derek Simcik
Rosebud Prime – Chef Steve Coppolillo
Tavern at the Park – Chef Mike Clark

The ticket price includes unlimited food samples from 6-9 p.m. A full cash bar will be available. There will be a silent auction set up in The Plaza with proceeds also benefiting The Special Olympics.

Ticket prices are $55 in advance and $60 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance visit http://www.ParkGrillChicago.com/events or call 312-521-7275. RAIN DATE September 28.

The Plaza at Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 521-7275

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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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Michael Diversey’s Introduces New Daily Deals

Newly Opened Tavern Offers Seven Days of Specials

Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday 11a.m. to 3 a.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Michael Diversey’s, a newly opened tavern in the former Firkin and Pheasant building, is located on Diversey Parkway. The tavern (and street) are named in honor of Michael Diversey, the dairy man, brewer, philanthropist and alderman that started Lill & Diversey Brewery in 1841, widely known as The Chicago Brewery. St. Michael’s Church sits upon land that Diversey once donated to fellow German immigrants.

The classic Chicago tavern has unveiled a bevy of beverage and dining deals for each day of the week. In addition to the craft brew night, one local/regional small batch beer is featured everyday.

Each special is outlined below:

Pint Day
Local and regional craft beer pints $4, 23-ounce pours $6, pitchers $16. Examples brews include Daisy Cutter, Bells Oberon, Goose 312, Original Sin Cider, Metropolitan Krank Shaft and Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin.

Bucket O’Beer domestic bottles, $15
Featured craft beer pints $4, 23-ounce pours $6, pitchers $16
PBR pints $2.50, 23-ounce $4, pitchers $10

House Wines by the glass $4, by the bottle $16
Special Guest Wines by the glass $5, by the bottle $20
Featured craft beer pints $4, 23-ounce pours $6, pitchers $16

Crappy Beer Night (some not so crappy!)
Seven cans with classic slogans to choose from, $2.50-$3
Colt 45, Hamms, Little Kings, Schlitz, PBR, Busch Light and Old Milwaukee
Featured craft beer pints $4, 23-ounce pours $6, pitchers $16

Kettle Cocktails $5
Ketel, Ketel Orange, Ketel Citrus
Featured craft beer pints $4, 23-ounce pours $6, pitchers $16

Must-see Signature Tall Mimosas $4
Stoli Bloody Marys $5
Featured craft beer pints $4, 23-ounce pours $6, pitchers $16

Hungry for Happy Hour 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Flash Fried Pickles with dill dip $1.95
Mac ‘n Cheese Bites with ranch $1.95
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with cucumbers, tomatoes and grilled pita $2.95
Popcorn Shrimp (hot, cajun or plain) with dill dip $2.95
Shrimp Ceviche in citrus marinade with blue tortilla chips $3.95
Half-pound Peel ‘n Eat Shrimp with fresh horseradish cocktail sauce and crackers $4.95


Game Time: Team Trivia
Tuesdays and Sunday at 8 p.m.
The city’s best trivia night with hundreds of dollars in prizes

Game Time: College Football
Michael Diversey’s is a Michigan State Bar
The Tavern offers HDTV with NFL Sunday Ticket, Big Ten Network, MLB Ex-tra Innings, Versus, College ESPN GamePlan, Comcast SportsNet and Mega March Madness

Michael Diversey’s
670 West Diversey Parkway
Chicago, Illinois

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Fine Vines Wine Dinner at Quince Restaurant

Thursday, July 28

6:30 p.m.

$65 per guest

Fine Vines representative, Frederick Brown, along with in-house wine director, Scott Quint, will lead a three-course wine dinner on July 28. Fine Vines is a local company that imports and distributes artisanal wines.

Starting at 6:30 p.m, wine dinner guests will enjoy a welcome reception, followed by dinner and a discussion of wine. The menu, created by Chef Andy Motto, is below.

Please call Brenna at Quince restaurant to reserve a place at this event. Tax and gratuity is not included in the $65 fee.

Fine Vines Wine Dinner Menu

Bugey Cerdon
Crispy Duck Spring Roll

Course One
2008 Erzetic Rebula
Langoustine Roe, Oyster, Stone Fruit

Course Two
2007 Piaugier Sablet “Les Briguieres”
Lamb Sweetbreads, Tomato, Zucchini Blossom

Course Three
2007 Bernard Fouquet Vouvray Girardieres Demi-Sec
Stone Fruit Dessert

Quince Restaurant
1625 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 570-8419

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