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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
312.846.1475
TheRedCanaryChicago.com

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Valentine’s Day at The Red Canary

Aphrodisiac Menu for Two

February 10, 11, 13, 14

$90 per couple

The Red Canary, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is a perfectly sexy spot for Valentine’s Day dining. The decadent parlor room features a vaulted ceiling, stunning chandeliers, exposed brick and damask fabrics. Named after legendary female jazz vocalists from the Harlem Jazz Movement, the restaurant and lounge offers “Real. American. Comfort.” fare, along with an impressive selection of classic cocktails, wine and craft beer.

Chef Daniel Tolentino has crafted a special menu for two that incorporates appropriately themed, aphrodisiac-inspired dishes. The menu, offered during dinner service February 10, 11, 13 and 14, is priced at $90 per couple and includes a champagne toast, starter course, shared bite, soup or salad, entree and dessert. The selections are outlined below.

Reservations are encouraged (tip: request one of the red velvet booths). Tax and gratuity is not included in the dinner. The Valentine’s weekend menu for two will be offered Friday 2/10 and Saturday 2/11 from  5-11 p.m. and Monday 2/13 and Tuesday 2/14 from 5-10 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Menu

Shared Starter

Artisan Cheese Platter – assorted cheeses – fruits – compotes – house crackers

Shared Bite

Oysters Canary – broiled oysters – fresh spicy crab mayo

Valentine’s Toast

Champagne – fresh raspberries

Intro (select one)

Asparagus Salad – prosciutto wrapped asparagus – fennel – toasted almonds – shaved asiago – vanilla vinaigrette

Soup – wild mushrooms – white asparagus dumpling consommé

Main (select one)    

Sauteed Grouper – peach arugula salad – plantain puree – fried shallots

Grilled Lamp Chops – roasted fingerling potatoes – cran-cherry coulis

Steak Gnocchi – flat iron steak – housemade gnocchi – roasted tomato and basil sauce

Shared Sweet

Chef’s Chocolate Sampler Platter

The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642
312.846.1475
TheRedCanaryChicago.com

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New Year’s Day Brunches Around Town

Contemporary Classics, Comfort Fare and Ethnic Eats in Chicago

Sunday, January 1, 2012

What better way to start new year’s day than with a beautiful brunch. The list below outlines a bevy of downtown options, from classic breakfast and lunch fare to ethnic eats and treats. The details for each service are included by restaurant.

BLT American Brasserie will offer their new Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Chef Laurent Tourondel’s exquisite, wide-ranging menu, guests may enjoy salads and starters, egg dishes and breakfast entrees, lunch items from the grill, sushi rolls, pizzettas and more. Each patron will receive a warm, from-the-oven popover to start the meal. Incredible bloody Marys (barbeque, balsamic and the BLT) and brunch cocktails will also be available.

Say ole! to new year’s day at Cantina Laredo. Cantina Laredo will offer their complete brunch menu featuring favorite Mexican dishes, housemade margaritasand bloody Marias from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (entrees include a mimosa, Bloody Maria or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice). Some of the dishes will include crab cake benedict, chicken fajita omelet, migas con huevos, steak and eggs with chimichurri and huevos rancheros.

The New Year’s Day Hangover Buffet at Park Grill will cure all that ails you from the night before.  Special hangover-happy foods (ham and cheese French toast, banana and nutella pancakes, mushroom and spinach benedict, flat iron steak with chimichurri, biscuits and spicy gravy), brunch cocktails and a Bloody Mary Bar will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $30 (adults) and $12 kids (ages 12 and under).

The Chicago Firehouse will feature Chef Kendal Duque’s new, winter a la carte brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Duque’s dishes include a variety of eggs benedict, omelettes, scrambles and sweets, in addition to entree salads, soup, sandwiches and butcher offerings. Brunch cocktails may be perfect for the post-party day, from the BLT Bloody Mary and Hard Arnold Palmer to the 5-Alarm Coffee Cocktail and Spiked Sweet Tea.

Elate’s market-driven brunch from Chef Michael Noll will be available starting at 10:30 a.m. and will run until 2:30 p.m. Guests may enjoy bottomless mimosas (blueberry, mango, traditional) for $20 with the purchase of an entree. Noll’s menu ranges from sweets and savories to salads and sandwiches.

Start the new year with a show! The brunch at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free-flowing bloody Marys, sangria and mimosas will be $10 with any brunch entrée purchase from Chef Mark Kasper’s menu of contemporary classics and comfort fare. Lively performances from Kit Kat’s one-and-only Madam X will take place throughout the day. Kit Kat is featuring half-price martinis from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The Hangover Brunch at The Red Canary will highlight a fan-favorite: “The Hangover” entree. The dish consists of skillet potatoes with melted cheddar, braised short ribs and a sunny-side egg on top for $14. Guests that partake in the bottomless mimosas ($18) or bottomless bloody Marys ($20) will receive a complimentary entrée from the weekend brunch menu. Brunch service is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The perfect place for a post-party hangover brunch is in Timothy O’Toole’s Pub’s subterranean setting. In addition to the brunch menu (scrambles, benedicts, burritos, burgers, sandwiches, waffles and more), the Pub will also offer a bottomless mimosa bar ($16) and bottomless bloody mary bar ($20) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the football fans, sip $16 Miller/Coors family buckets, $5 Jack Daniels and Jack Honey cocktails while tuning in to over 75 screens (open until 3 a.m.).

ZED451 will start off the new year with an unforgettable brunch experience. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., dining guests may partake in a mid-day meal that includes a bounty of breakfast and lunch selections. Brunch is $29 per person, mimosas will be offered for $3 and house-made bloody marys, complete with gourmet garnish, will be $5 each. (Returning guests that purchased the New Year’s Eve dinner or party package will receive bottomless bloody marys at brunch.) In the Fireside Lounge, New Year’s Day is all about football. ZED451′s 80-foot screen will show every play of the games, and from 10 a.m. to midnight, $5 ZED burgers and $3 pints of craft beer will be offered in addition to the full “Cravings” menu.


BLT American Brasserie

500 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312-948-8744
BLTAmericanBrasserie.com

The Chicago Firehouse
1401 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
312.786.1401

ChicagoFirehouse.com

ELATE
111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654
312.202.9900

ElateChicago.com

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613
773-525-1111

kitkatchicago. com

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312.521.7275

www.parkgrillchicago.com


The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60642
312.846.1475
TheRedCanaryChicago.com

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Chicago
622 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-0700
http://www.timothyotooles. com

ZED451
739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.266.6691
ZED451.com

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Bootlegger’s Ball III: Vegas Edition

New Year’s Eve at The Red Canary

Saturday, December 31, 2011
9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

“Stardust” tickets $80 per person, $150 per couple
“Golden Nugget” four course dinner tickets, $30 per person

This New Year’s Eve marks the third annual “Bootlegger’s Ball” at The Red Canary. Following in past tradition, the evening will embody a Vegas-like feel complete with two floors of (play money) casino gaming: three blackjack tables, two craps tables and one roulette table, complete with dealers.

Upon arriving, guests wishing to “strike-it-rich” will receive $5,000 in gambling money. The individual that collects the most winnings by the end of the night will be awarded a 42-inch plasma HD flat screen television! Other gamblers don’t dismay, 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 p.m., which is also the time the premium open bar begins (package ends at 3 a.m.). The top shelf bar service will include Red Bull, premium liquors, cocktails, beer, wine and shots. As 2012 approaches, a complimentary champagne toast will be served, along with roarin’ 20s party favors. The fee per couple is $150, individual guests are $80.

For revelers looking to dine before getting lucky in the casino, Chef Daniel Tolentino has created a pre-party, “Golden Nugget” dinner menu that is only available to those attending the 2011 “Bootlegger’s Ball: Vegas Edition” bash. Table reservations may be made between 7 and 8 p.m. The four course menu is priced at $30 per guest. (Hint: this is a great way to secure a booth or table for the entire night!)

“Golden Nugget” New Year’s Eve Menu
$30 with purchase of admission
select one item from each course

Intro
Grilled Oysters, spicy crab mayo, lemon
Braised Beef Ravioli, cream of mushroom, chives

Salad & Soup
Beet & Goat Cheese Salad, frisee, pinenuts
Roasted Sweet Potato Soup, fried sage

Entree
Braised Short Rib, red wine demi glaze, parmesan scallop potatoes
Pan Seared Scallops, housemade fried mac & cheese, bacon foam
Grilled Whole Quail, yucca fries, chimichurri sauce

Sweets
Banana Crepes, chocolate sauce, vanilla whipped cream
Chocolate Lava Cake, vanilla ice-cream

Discounted group rates are available by contacting Jamie at The Red Canary. Call (312) 846-1475 or email events@redcanarychicago.com. Tickets may be purchased at theredcanarychicago.eventbrite.com.

The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642
312.846.1475
TheRedCanaryChicago.com

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New Winter Menu at The Red Canary

Creative and Classic Comfort Food Fit for the Season

New Winter Menu Now Available
Dinner Service Offered Monday-Saturday at 5 p.m.

The Red Canary has recently launched a new menu for the Winter season. Chef Daniel Tolentino has incorporated creative and classic American comfort food, fit for the chilly season. New to the menu are chicken and dumpling soup, a flight of sliders, braised short ribs with parmesan scalloped potatoes, apple cider-poached salmon, Cajun chicken pasta, mushroom ravioli and buttermilk fried chicken with house cheddar biscuits, brown gravy and warm amber honey.  The new dinner menu is outlined below.

Table reservations are available and walk-in diners are more than welcome. Dinner is offered Monday through Saturday at 5 p.m. (until 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday).
The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642
312.846.1475
TheRedCanaryChicago.com

Winter Menu, The Red Canary
Chef Daniel Tolentino

Bites

The Wedge Salad – house ranch 5

Deviled Eggs – candied bacon 4

PB&J – caramel sauce 5

Chi-Talian Bruschetta – delizioso 5

Veggie Skewer – Cajun pesto 6

Corn Bread – jalapeno corn sauce 3

Onion Rings – beer battered 5

House-Cut Fries – truffle oil 6

Oysters

Oysters of the Day, served three different ways:

Raw – on ice – mignonette sauce 9

BBQ – flash grilled – habanero & lemon sriracha 9

Shooter – milagro silver tequila – lime juice – cilantro habanero salsa 7

Intros

Soup of the Day – ask your server for details 6

Chicken & Dumpling Soup – buttermilk chive dumplings-creamy chicken broth 6

Beet & Goat Cheese Salad – frisee – roasted beets – fried goat cheese – pinenuts 9

BLT Skewers – fresh mozzarella & tomato wrapped in bacon – lettuce fennel salad 8

Artisan Cheese Flight – 3 cheese & spreads – bread chips & crackers – grapes 14

Mac & Cheese – cheddar Chihuahua cheese sauce – bacon bits – bread crumbs 8

Shrimp & Capers – cherry tomatoes – caper butter sauce 12

Seared Dayboat Scallops – Cajun pesto – crispy potato ribbons – rosemary 13

Salmon Cakes – fresh salmon – chipotle mayo – frisee salad 11

Slider Flight – canary burger – bacon cheeseburger – black & bleu burger 10

Spicy Honey & Chili Glazed Chicken Wings – celery – carrots – housemade ranch 8

Flatbreads

Pork Tenderloin – apple chutney – mozzarella – chive sticks 12

Butternut Squash – arugula – mozzarella – shaved asiago 11

Steak – roasted peppers – grilled onion – mozzarella – garlic chips 13

Main

The Vegetarian – grilled portobello – asparagus – veggie cous cous – dried chili sauce 12

Mushroom Ravioli – mushrooms – goat cheese – leaks – tomatoes – asparagus – mushroom sauce 13

Fish Tacos – seared ahi tuna – cucumbers – red onion – cilantro – queso fresco 15

Apple Cider Poached Salmon – celery root puree – caramelized apple – fennel salad 16

Cajun Chicken Pasta – peas – bell peppers – mushrooms – white wine garlic sauce 13

Buttermilk Fried Chicken – house cheddar biscuits – brown gravy – warm amber honey 15

Pulled Pork Sandwich – bbq – apple coleslaw – cinnamon apple chips 12

BBQ Baby Back Ribs – brined – spice-rubbed – smoked – grilled – housemade corn bread 17

Braised Short Ribs – red wine demi glace – parmesan scallop potatoes 22

Canary Burger on Brioche & Fries – half pound ground sirloin – horseradish cream – watercress – roma tomatoes

Bacon Cheeseburger on Pretzel Bun & Onion Rings – half pound ground sirloin – applewood smoked bacon – cheddar – Chihuahua 12

Black & Bleu Burger on Brioche & Fries – half pound ground sirloin – blackened – bleu cheese – sautéed mushrooms 13

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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
312.846.1475
TheRedCanaryChicago.com

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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
312.846.1475
http://www.theredcanarychicago.com

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