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Carb Up, Shamrock Shufflers: Half-Price Pasta at Frasca

Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9
(Race is Sunday, April 10)

The annual Shamrock Shuffle 8K is upon us once again. With a later start date this year, it’s possible participating runners won’t be shuffling through slushy snow and blustery temperatures as they have in the past.

What will be needed no matter the weather: endurance and energy that comes from carbs. Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar will prepare runners with half-price pasta on the two days prior to the race (April 8 and 9). Simply let your server know you’re participating in the race to receive the 50-percent discount.

Frasca’s Pasta Menu

Spaghetti Pomodoro $6.50, reg. $13
fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and mozzarella tossed in a light pomodoro sauce

Pappardelle $7.50, reg. $15
fresh egg noodles sauteed in a braised veal ragu finished with herbed goat cheese

Linguine with Shrimp $7.50, reg. $15

Rigatoni $7, reg. $14
rigatoni sauteed with fennel sausage, spring peas and a light tomato cream sauce

Gnocci $7, reg. $14
tossed with prosciutto and butternut squash in a brown butter-sage sauce

The dining hours are Friday 4:30pm-11:00pm and Saturday 3:00pm-11:00pm.

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar
3358 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773.248.5222
http://www.frascapizzeria. com

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Pizza Cooking Class at Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar

image courtesy of chicagopizzatours.com

Create the “Capone” or “Quattro Formaggi” While Sipping Vino

Thursday October 21, 2010
6:30pm

$25 per person (includes instruction, pizza and two glasses of wine)
Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, the inviting Lakeview restaurant that is inspired by the charming gathering places for food and wine found throughout Italy, will host an informal, hands-on pizza cooking class led by Frasca owner Doug Dunlay at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 21.

Each “pizza pupil” will get to select the type of pizza they would like to make: the Capone or the Quattro Formaggi (ingredients below). Dunlay will share his secrets to Frasca’s famous crispy thin crusts and perfectly prepared toppings. Students will then, of course, get to sample their work, accompanied by two glasses of wine per person.

Capone
tomato sauce, wood roasted onions, fennel sausage and fresh mozzerella

Quattro Formaggi
fresh mozzerella, gorgonzola, ricotta and provolone

Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar’s pizza cooking class is priced at $25 per person. Please call the restaurant at 773.248.5222 to reserve your spot in this edible and educational event.

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar
3358 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773.248.5222
http://www.frascapizzeria.com

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Dishes and Drinks to Share on Sweetest Day

A Variety of Venues Offer Cozy Cocktails and Amorous Appetizers

Saturday, October 16, 2010
Times/Prices Vary

Sweetest Day will be celebrated throughout the city and suburbs with just-for-two, tempting drinks and dishes. From rockin’ River North eateries to casual neighborhood gems and a stylish suburban establishment, there are a variety of romance-inducing selections to choose from:

Nacional 27

Adam Seger has created 27 ounce, custom cocktails perfect for sharing over dinner or sipping in the lounge.

“27 Ounces of Fun” served in a 27 ounce cocktails glass with two straws

27 Ounces of Passion $22
a twist on a traditional daiquiri: cardamom- and hibiscus-infused rum, lime juice and passion fruit syrup

Latin Long Island $27
gin, vodka, cachaca, rum, tequila, lime, passion, coca cola

Tiki Punch $21
exotic juices, spices, rum, Spanish gin, little umbrellas

Sangria $17
White / Red / Sparkling / Passion Ginger / Mango Lime

Nacional 27 offers a variety of perfect-for-sharing dishes, such as the N27 Combination Platter, Taco Flight, Caliente Shrimp and Scallop Nachos, Ceviche Sampler, Gaucho BBQ 30″ skewers and Latin Paellas. Plan to double date? The party menu is also a fun option for dinner. Complete the evening with Saturday night salsa dancing!

Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar

“Lovers’ Libations”

Citrus Cazuelas for Two, $14
Cuervo citrus tequilas, aguardiente and white wine with citrus juices and a splash of squirt citrus soda, served in a traditional terra cotta bowl.

“The Date Plate”

Appetizer Sampling Platter, $12
Three signature appetizers: Empanadas (black beans and plantains, tomatillo salsa, fresco cheese); Flautas (Mexico City style taquitos with chicken tinga, tomatillo salsa, red cabbage, fresco cheese, guacamole) and Salpicon de Res (shredded beef tostadas, sherry-chipotle vinaigrette, romaine lettuce, red onion, fresco cheese).

Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar

“Fondue for Two”

Fondue Trio, $9
Blue cheese, goat cheese and Italian cheese blend (reggiano and fontina) served with crostini, apples and sopressata for dipping. A hand-selected wine pairing is available for an additional $9.

The Smoke Daddy

“Sweet Treat”

The Famous Skillet Cookie $6.50
Huge chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and our homemade caramel sauce.

D.O.C. Wine Bar Chicago

“Luscious in Lincoln Park”

Dessert Wine Flight, $16.50
Moscado, sherry and port wines paired with chocolates

D.O.C. Wine Bar West

“Fondue for Two”

Fondue Trio, $9
Blue cheese, goat cheese and Italian cheese blend (reggiano and fontina) served with crostini, apples and sopressata for dipping. A hand-selected wine pairing is available for an additional $9.

Location Information

Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron Street, Chicago. 312.664.2727 http://www.n27chicago.com

Zocalo, 358 W. Ontario, Chicago. 312.302.9977 http://www.zocalochicago.com

Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, 3358 N. Paulina Street, Chicago. 773.248.5222 http://www.frascapizzeria.com

Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division Street, Chicago. 773.772.6656 http://www.thesmokedaddy.com

D.O.C. Wine Bar, 2602 N. Clark Street, Chicago. 773.883.5101 http://www.docwinebarchicago.com

D.O.C. Wine Bar, The Shops on Butterfield, 326 Yorktown Center, Lombard. 630.627.6666 http://www.docwinebarchicago.com

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Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar Hosts Pizza Cooking Class

Thursday, August 26 6:30 p.m.

$20 per person (includes instruction, pizza samples and two glasses of wine)

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar, the inviting Lakeview restaurant that is inspired by the charming gathering places for food and wine found throughout Italy, will host an informal, hands-on pizza cooking class led by Frasca owner Doug Dunlay at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 26.

Each “student” will get to select the type of pizza they would like to make (a classic Margherita with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes and basil; or the zesty Pepperoni version with tomato sauce, oregano, provolone and mozzarella). Dunlay will share his secrets to Frasca’s famous crispy thin crusts and perfectly prepared toppings. Pupils will then, of course, get to sample their work, accompanied by two glasses of wine per person.

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar’s pizza cooking class is priced at $20 per person. Please call the restaurant at 773.248.5222 to reserve your spot in this edible and educational event.

Frasca’s Pizza Class will also be in session in September and October (pizza recipes will vary): Thursday, September 23 at 6:30pm and Thursday, October 21 at 6:30pm

Frasca’s Margherita Pizza was recently named one of Chicago Magazine’s 25 Best Pizzas in Chicago!

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar
3358 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773.248.5222
www.frascapizzeria.com

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