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The “Scary Canary” Halloween Bash

Halloween Party at The Red Canary, Post-Party Brunch on Sunday

Saturday, October 29
9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

No fee to attend

The Red Canary will host the “Scary Canary” Halloween party on Saturday, October 29 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Be sure to don your spookiest, funniest, most creative or very hilarious costume for a chance to win the $1,000 cash first place prize. The “Scary Canary” costume contest will be held at 1 a.m., and the costumes will be judged by crowd applause. Prizes will also be awarded to the second and third place winners. Party guests may spend the evening dancing to Halloween hits, mash ups, old school and hip hop beats spun straight from the DJ.

Dinner service at the gastro-lounge will be available beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Brunch will be offered the following day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call The Red Canary or visit Open Table for reservations (walk-ins are welcome).

The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642

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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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New Year’s Day Brunch at The Red Canary

New Menu Kicks Off the New Year

Saturday, January 1 and Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Red Canary will kick off the new year with a new brunch menu by Chef de Comfort Neal Harper. The offerings include breakfast and lunch dishes, from Benedicts to Belgians and Burgers. The Red Canary’s real American comfort fare will pair well with all-you-care-to-enjoy bloody marys (and mimosas) in celebration of “National Bloody Mary Day”. The complete brunch menu is outlined below.

$20 Bottomless Bloody Marys
$18 Bottommless Mimosas


Below items are served with skillet potatoes
Portobello Benedict, poached eggs, portobello, English Muffin, hollandaise Sauce $11
Eggs Benedict, poached eggs, Canadian bacon, English muffin, hollandaise Sauce $10
Canary Benedict, poached eggs, flank steak, cheddar biscuit, béarnaise sauce $12
The Southern, two cheddar biscuits, housemade sausage fennel gravy $10
Breakfast Sandwich, warm croissant, fried egg, cheddar, choice of meat $9
3 Egg Omelette $10 (choose three: bacon, sausage, Canadian bacon, cheddar, chihuahua, parmesan, peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushroom, spinach, basil, potato)

Below items are served a la carte
Buttermilk Pancakes, choice of meat, choose your style $10 (blueberry, raspberry, banana, strawberry, blackberry, apple cinnamon; S’more chocolate chips, marshmallow, cinnamon)
Belgian Waffles with powdered sugar, choose your style $10 (blueberry, banana, blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, bacon, apple cinnamon)
French Toast blackberry compote, housemade bourbon vanilla syrup $9
Chorizo Chilaquiles green sauce, fried egg, chihuahua $10
Breakfast Tacos flank steak, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, habanero sauce $12
Fennel Pear Salad arugula, fennel, sunflower seeds, pear, apple shallot vinaigrette $9
Bacon Cheeseburger applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, pretzel bun, truffle fries $12
Canary Burger smoked gouda, pickled onions, whole grain ciabatta, truffle fries $11
Roasted Chili Burger poblano, serrano, jalapeno, garlic infusion, pepper jack, brioche, fries $11
Chicken and Waffles herb fried chicken, Belgian waffle, housemade bourbon vanilla syrup $13
Buttermilk Pancake Sandwich two pancakes, Canadian bacon, fried egg, bourbon syrup $11
Fried Banana corn tortilla, chocolate and caramel sauce $8
Mixed Berry Martini vanilla and whipped cream $7

Applewood Smoked Bacon $3
Canadian Bacon $3
English Muffin $2
Fennel Breakfast Sausage $3
Croissant $3
2 Eggs Any Style $3
Fresh Fruit $4
Skillet Potatoes $3
Biscuit with Amber Honey $4
Buttermilk Pancake $3

Reservations are welcomed but not required.

The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642

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Bootlegger’s Ball: Vegas Edition

New Year’s Eve at The Red Canary

Friday, December 31, 2010
9:00pm-2:00am, $75 per person or $125 per couple

Vegas, baby. This year, The Red Canary’s annual “Bootlegger’s Ball” New Year’s Eve bash will have a bordello-like, Las Vegas spin to the spirited soiree. There will be two floors of (play money) casino gaming: two craps tables, three blackjack tables and one roulette table, complete with dealers. Each guest will receive $5,000 in gambling “money” upon arrival and the individual that collects the most winnings will be awarded an 42″ HD flat screen television (many other prizes will be given out throughout the night).

Complimentary passed appetizers and DJ-spun music will kick-off the high-energy evening at 9:00pm, which is also the time the premium open bar begins (package ends at 1:30am). The top shelf bar service will include Red Bull, premium liquors and cocktails, beer, wine and shots. When it’s time to ring in 2011, champagne will be served, along with roarin’ 20s party favors. The fee per couple is $125.

Chef de Comfort Neal Harper has created a pre-party, New Year’s Eve dinner menu that is only available to those attending the “Bootlegger’s Ball: Vegas Edition” event. Reservations may be made between the hours of 7:00 and 8:00pm. The three course menu is priced at $25 per guest. (Hint: this is a great way to secure a booth or table for the night!)

$25, select one item from each course

Baked Chili Poppers, banana peppers, cream cheese stuffing
Deviled Eggs, candied bacon, smoked paprika
Mini Corn Dogs, Vienna beef, honey mustard

Cornish Hen, homemade stuffing, baby carrots, chicken jus
Honey Glazed Salmon, whole grain mustard, cauliflower puree, marinated golden beets
Tomato Beef Pasta, basil, parmesan cheese, grape tomatoes

Flourless Triple Chocolate Brownie, chocolate sauce, homemade chocolate ice cream
Berry Martini, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, sabayon sauce

Discounted group rates are available by contacting Jamie at The Red Canary. Tickets may be purchased at

The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642

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New and Notable Noshing Nights at The Red Canary

Experience “Real. American. Comfort” at a Very Comfortable Price

Monday through Friday
Menu offerings 5:00pm-Midnight
Libations 5:00pm-2:00am

The Red Canary restaurant and lounge in River West unveils their new themed noshing nights that are now available Monday through Friday evenings. In addition to the dinner menu, these delicious dining deals will be available from 5:00pm to Midnight, while the drinks are available until 2:00am.

From “Bourbon and Bubbles” Tuesdays, to “Shuck for a Buck” Fridays, each weeknight offers a fun way to sample the menu and socialize without breaking the budget.

The new line-up:

Monday “Oink, Moo and Brew”
Tuesday “Bourbon and Bubbles”
Wednesday “Red, White and Bleu”
Thursday “Bite Nite”
Friday “Shuck for a Buck”

Enjoy football fare as the Monday night games are shown on two, gold-framed flatscreens.

$10 Full Rack of Ribs
rack of house-smoked baby back ribs, sweet potato shoestrings
$3 Canary Burger
half-pound ground sirloin, smoked gouda, pickled onions on ciabatta with fries
$4 Bacon Cheese Burger
applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, pretzel bun with onion rings
$4 Roasted Chili Burger
poblano, serrano, jalepeno roasted garlic infusion, pepper jack with fries
$10 Buckets O’ Beers
domestic beer


$5 Bourbons, Whiskeys, Ryes
$5 Champagne

All appetizers half-price:
Slider Flight Canary burger, bacon cheeseburger, roasted chili burger $4 ($8)
Cucumber Beet Salad mixed greens, whole grain mustard vinaigrette $4 ($8)
Fennel Pear Salad arugula, fennel, sunflower seeds, apple shallot vinaigrette $4.50 ($9)
Buffalo Shrimp crispy rock shrimp, house buffalo sauce, bleu cheese fondue $4.50 ($9)
Mac & Cheese mozzarella, cheddar, chihuahua, applewood bacon $4.50 ($9)
Seared Scallops pureed winter squash, toasted pumpkin seeds, brown butter sauce $5.50 ($11)
Blackened Shrimp apple pomegranate butter sauce $6 ($12)
Crab Cakes seared lump crab, chipotle lime aioli $6 ($12)

All bottles of red and white wines half-price

$8 Cheese Flights
assorted artisan cheeses, blueberry compote, house crackers (reg. $13)

$1 Beers (domestic)

$2 Bites
PB&J spicy caramel sauce
Pigs in a Blanket Vienna beef
Corn Bread cream of corn
Veggie Skewer basil pesto
Stuffed Chilis Melrose peppers
Deviled Eggs candied bacon
Beer Battered Onion Rings
House-Cut Fries truffle oil
Shoestring Sweet Potato Fries
Loaded Baked Potato

$1 Oysters
Hurricane Habor Nova Scotia
Chef Creek Bayne Sound, NC
Fanny Bay British Columbia
Watch Hill New England
served RAW on ice, lemon, white wine vinaigrette
OR SPICY flash grilled, sriracha, cilantro habanero salsa

The Red Canary features “Real. American. Comfort” fare in Chicago’s River West neighborhood. The sexy lounge atmosphere exudes a 1920s Art Deco vibe, with a grand chandelier, metallic gold details, bold damask fabrics and vibrant red walls. Executive Chef Neal Harper dishes out familiar favorites including Grilled Cheese and Chunky Tomato Soup, Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Baby Back Ribs and Chicken Pot Pie. The bar program offers an extensive list of classic cocktails, wine and craft beer. The Red Canary offers dinner service nightly, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642

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Hollywood’s Dead: Halloween at The Red Canary

Saturday, October 30

No fee to attend

Deceased celebrities will come to life this Halloween eve at The Red Canary. On Saturday, October 30, the staff will be dressed as Hollywood’s elite from the bygone eras of the 1920s, 30s and 40s (think: Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart). Party guests are welcome to don similar attire or wear a creative costume of their liking. Party hits, pop music and old school hip hop will fill the venue and at 1:00am, a costume contest will be held. First place is a whopping $1,000 cash prize, second place receives a $250 gift certificate and the third place winner will be set up with bottle service (prizes awarded to the crowd’s favorites).

The featured cocktail of “Hollywood’s Dead” is the Helter Skelter martini. Bartenders will shake up black cherry vodka, blue curacao and creme de casis for $8.

Dinner service at the gastro-lounge will be available beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday and Brunch is offered the following day from 10:00am-3:00pm. Please call The Red Canary or visit Open Table for reservations (walk-ins are welcome).

The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642

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