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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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Crawfish Eating Contest for Charity at Cactus

Second Annual Fat Tuesday Event in the Financial District

Fat Tuesday, February 21
6 p.m.

Contestants: $25 entrance fee (will be donated to Habit for Humanity)

Cheer Them On: event is free to attend

Cactus Bar and Grill will hold their second annual crawfish eating contest for charity on Tuesday, February 21. This Fat Tuesday event, taking place in the Financial District, will encourage competitors to consume three pounds of crawfish in the fastest amount of time possible. All proceeds, including the $25 entrance fee, will benefit Habitat for Humanity of New Orleans.

Contestants will be divided into four heats, and the winner of each heat will compete in a final round. All competitors will receive a Cactus t-shirt. First place will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Cactus Bar and Grill, second place a table top grill, and third place a Corona metal beer cooler. Plenty of Mardi Gras accessories, such as beads and masks, will be delved out to the crowd.

Cactus will offer a variety of specials throughout Fat Tuesday week (February 20, 21 22, 23, 24):

$5 pints of Louisiana’s local beer, Abita Purple Haze – $1 from each Purple Haze sold will be donated to Habitat for Humanity NOLA;

$5 Hurricanes;

$5 SoCo Lime shots;

$4 cup, $6 bowl Shrimp and Crawfish Gumbo;

$10 Shrimp Po Boy with side;

$12 Crawfish Boil Platter.

To reserve a spot in the crawfish competition, please visit DontDrinkAndTrade.com. For more information, call Cactus’ event line at 312.922.8025.

Since its inception in 1983, NOAHH has been working in partnership with hard working, low-income families in New Orleans to build and finance new, safe, affordable homes. The program makes homeownership possible for families who are unable to qualify for traditional home loans but have a stable job, good or no credit, and the willingness to contribute 350 hours of sweat equity to the building of Habitat homes.New Orleans continues to rebuild housing that was destroyed by the devastating flooding of Hurricane Katrina. NOAHH has become a beacon of hope in this rebuilding process by recruiting and deploying tens of thousands of volunteers to construct new homes in damaged, blighted neighborhoods. With the support of our volunteers, donors, and partners across the country and even the world, NOAHH’s homebuilding capacity has increased annually since 2005. New Orleans is a city with historically low rates of homeownership and high levels of poverty, yet it is a place of resiliency, hope, and cultural vibrancy.With a spirit of renewal, NOAHH is rising to the challenges presented by a substandard housing stock and is helping many to realize their dream of homeownership. http://habitat-nola.org

Cactus Bar and Grill
404 S. Wells
Chicago, IL

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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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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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Blackhawks vs Red Wings Viewing Party at Michael Diversey’s

Detroit “Wing” Eating Contest, Memorabilia Raffle, United Center Excitement in a Neighborhood Tavern

Friday, December 30
7:30 p.m.

Michael Diversey’s Tavern, an official Chicago Blackhawks bar, is bringing you all the fun of a United Center home game right to the cozy Lakeview bar. On Friday, December 30, the Hawks-theme party starts when the exciting, introduction video plays and the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Watch Chicago take on Detroit while enjoying $3 Bud Light bottles, $15 buckets of brews, $5 23-ounce “stadium sized” Bud Lights and $5 Ketel One cocktails.

The game wouldn’t be complete without Michael Diversey’s goal celebrations that include the United Center horn, Chelsea Dagger, goal lights and rally videos. Adding more fun to the party and insult to the Red Wings, Michael Diversey’s will host a girls and guys “wing” eating contest at the first and second period breaks, with a final “wing” eat-off after the game. Prizes will include a Patrick Sharp signed puck, Ben Smith signed hat and other Blackhawks memorabilia (including hats, mirrors and more). The evening will also include a raffle for a signed Michael Frolik Blackhawks jersey.

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


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Michael Diversey’s 201st Birthday Party

Michael Diversey’s Tavern Celebrates Chicago Pioneer and Namesake

Friday, December 9
9 p.m.

Michael Diversey’s Tavern, located on Diversey Avenue in the heart of Lakeview, will celebrate the 201st birthday of their namesake and Chicago pioneer, Michael Diversey. Michael Diversey (born December 10, 1810) was a dairy man, brewer, philanthropist and alderman that started Lill & Diversey Brewery in 1841, widely known as The Chicago Brewery.

Michael Diversey’s Tavern, the only bar dedicated to him, will honor the Chicagoan with a party that starts on Friday, December 9 at 9 p.m. and will continue until 2 a.m. (while officially noting his actual birthday with a complimentary champagne toast at Midnight). The birthday bash will feature a bevy of products that stem from the local community, including Goose Island Matilda drafts for $6.50 and pints of rare-to-find Great Lakes Christmas Ale for $6. Complimentary, custom-made Goose Island Matilda-infused SWIRLZ mini cupcakes will be distributed at 9 p.m. (available while supplies last). Live music will be provided by popular, local musicians “Dave & Dave” beginning at 10 p.m (sets run through 1:30 a.m.). Those seeking non-beer libations  may enjoy Ketel One cocktails for only $5.

A true birthday party wouldn’t be complete without presents! Michael Diversey’s will also hold a raffle for autographed items from the Chicago Blackhawks, with all proceeds going to official Blackhawks Charities.

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


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Sip and Save: Weekdays at Elate

Magnificent Martinis and Chef’s Complimentary Bar Snacks

$8 Martini Menu: All Day

Chef’s Complimentary Bar Snacks: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sip and save on magnificent martinis, as Elate’s talented team shakes up ten cocktail specials. This new weekday drink deal offers $8 martinis, available all day, Monday through Thursday. The martini list features cool classics and flirty fun libations, such as the Sidecar (brandy, cointreau, fresh lemon juice), the Aviation (gin, cherry heering and fresh lemon juice), the Orange Blossom (gin, freshly squeezed orange juice), the Moscow Mule (vodka, fresh lime juice, ginger beer) and more. Martini menu below.

Executive Chef Mike Noll will present an array of complimentary edibles at the bar, Monday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Elate’s restaurant and bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Martini Menu
$8 each (regularly $12)

brandy/ cointreau/ fresh lemon juice

gin/ cherry heering/ fresh lemon juice

Orange Blossom
in/ fresh orange juice

gin/ dry vermouth/ cocktail onions

champagne/ brandy/ sugar/ bitters

rye whiskey/ sweet vermouth/ bitters

The Dirty
vodka or gin/ olive juice

The Dry
vodka or gin/ dry vermouth

vodka / fresh lime juice / simple syrup

Moscow Mule
vodka / fresh lime juice / ginger beer

111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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