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Thanksgiving Day Dining at Park Grill

Special Holiday Menu with Suggested Wine Pairings

Thursday, November 24
11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This year, celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the heart of Chicago’s beautiful Millennium Park while dining at Park Grill. Chef Alex Shalev’s special menu, featuring Park Grill favorites as well as traditional Thanksgiving fare, will certainly please your friends and family.

Highlights of the menu include seasonal dishes (Pumpkin Ravioli, BBQ Turkey Leg, Spiced Pumpkin Soup, Slow Roasted Amish Turkey and Sweet Potato Risotto), as well as a number of Park Grill specialties (American Kobe Burger, Grilled Salmon and Back Wrapped Pork Tenderloin). Traditional sides, such as roasted garlic mashed potatoes, house-made apple sauce, green beans, sausage stuffing and double-baked sweet potato may be added, to make this Thanksgiving feel just like home.

Park Grill has also taken the liberty of including suggested wine pairings (and one Bell’s brew for the burger). These varietals, like the Thanksgiving menu, are offered a la carte.

The complete menu is outlined below. Thanksgiving service will be offered Thursday, November 24 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please call for reservations (recommended, not required).

Thanksgiving Day Menu


Half Lobster butter poached, vanilla creamed fennel, purple potato, watercress 16

Pumpkin Ravioli hazelnuts, sage, pecorino, brown butter 14

Crisp East Coast Calamari spicy bloody mary sauce, lemon, pickled peppers 10

Soup & Salad

Spiced Pumpkin Soup brown sugar apples, pumpkin seed oil, chives 5/7

French Onion crouton, gruyere 8

Pear Salad pleasant ridge reserve, crispy mushrooms, shallots, arugula, truffle vinaigrette 10

Park Grill Caesar focaccia croutons, tomatoes, coddled egg dressing 9

Market House greens, balsamic onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, radishes, tomato vinaigrette 8

Park Grill Specialties

Slow Roasted Amish Turkey spiced sausage stuffing, cranberry compote, giblet gravy 25
Duck Horn “Decoy” Chardonnay, Sonoma County, California 2009 13 G / 19 Q / 59 B

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin green beans, pickled raisins, pork sauce 26
Ridge “Lytton Springs” Zinfandel, Healdsburg, California 2008 14 G / 20 Q / 75 B

Sweet Potato Risotto pumpkin, sage, pine nuts, leeks, manchego cheese 16
Alamos torrents, Slata, Argentina 2010 9 G / 13 Q / 33 B

American Kobe Burger balsamic onions, grain mustard, pretzel bun 17
gorgonzola cheese 2 / cured bacon 2
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Kalamazoo, MI 7

Grilled Center Cut Filet red wine, roasted fingerling potatoes, spinach 6oz 28 / 10oz 35
Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California 2006 14 G / 20 Q / 75 B

Seared Ocean Trout king crab, swiss chard, spiced pecans, lobster nage 27
Kings Ridge, Pinot Noir, Oregon 2008 13 G / 19 Q / 52 B

Grilled Salmon butternut squash, maetake mushrooms, pumpkin seed pesto 25
Cosentino “The Zin” Zinfandel, Lodi, California 2008 9 G / 13 Q / 50 B


BBQ Turkey Leg 6

Double Baked Sweet Potato maple syrup, walnuts, breadcrumbs 7

Baked Mac and Cheese
tasso ham 7

Sausage Stuffing 7

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes truffle oil 7

Green Beans shallots, raisins 7

House Made Apple Sauce 7


Pecan Pie vanilla ice cream 7

Pumpkin Cheesecake cranberry compote, aged balsamic 7

*Ask server for full dessert menu to view more delicious fall sweets like squash bread pudding, apple pie and doughnuts
Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602

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Thanksgiving at The Chicago Firehouse

Holiday Buffet and To-Go Turkey Feast

Thanksgiving Buffet
Thursday, November 24
11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
$45.99 Adults, $19.99 Children Ages 5-12

Thanksgiving To-Go
Orders Accepted through November 21
Pick-Up offered November 23 and 24

The Chicago Firehouse has two options for a warm and hearty Thanksgiving meal:

The first is a day-long holiday buffet that will run from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 24. Chef Kendal Duque’s menu includes a bevy of items, from breakfast dishes, salads and seafood to meats, side dishes and desserts. The buffet menu is outlined below. A kids’ table will be available for little pilgrims. The fee is $45.99 for adults and $19.99 for children 5-12. 18-percent gratuity will be added. Reservations can be made by calling 312.786.1401 or online at opentable.com.

The second option is to enjoy Chef Duque’s delights in your own home. The Chicago Firehouse offers “Thanksgiving To-Go,” a fully-cooked dinner that serves six to eight people. The menu includes Whole Slow-Roasted Turkey (12 to 14 lbs.) with Giblet Gravy; Field Greens with Sherry Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese and Spicy Candied Pecans; Fresh Sage Bread Stuffing; Whipped Garlic Potatoes and Maple Sweet Potatoes; Fresh Fall Vegetable Medley; Cranberry Relish and Whole Pumpkin Pie. The price is $175, plus tax. Place orders by Noon on Monday, November 21 (312.786.1401). Pick-up orders on Wednesday, November 23 or Thursday, November 24 (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.).

Thanksgiving Day Buffet Menu
by Chef Kendal Duque

Omelette Station (open 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Eggs Benedict, Sausage, Bacon and French Toast

Imported and Domestic Artisan Cheeses

Cured Meats and Terrines

Classic Caesar Salad

Fall Vegetable Salad

Mixed Greens and Spiced Pecans, Blue Cheese and Fried Fruit

Grilled Vegetables with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Dressing

Citrus Seafood Salad

Smoked Salmon and Rye Bread with Traditional Garnishes

Chilled Seafood Platters

Carving Station of Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream and AuJus

Roasted Turkey with Traditional Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Relish

Broiled Atlantic Salmon with Farro and Tomato-Olive Sauce

Green Beans Almondine

Sweet Potatoes and Maple Syrup

Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms, Sage and Parmigiano

Roasted Apple and Dried Fruit Stuffing

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sweets Table

Pumpkin Pie, Mini Cakes, Mini Tarts, Fresh Fruits

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

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Elate Offers Thanksgiving Dinner Service

Chef Noll Prepares a Festive Prix Fixe Menu

Thursday, November 24
5-9 p.m.

$40 Adults, $20 Children (12 and under)

This Thanksgiving holiday, Elate will welcome dining guests for a three course, prix fixe dinner menu. Chef Mike Noll’s menu includes comforting fall favorites, such as roasted squash, herb-infused turkey, chestnut stuffing and pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving dinner service will be available on Thursday, November 24 from 5-9 p.m.

Reservations are welcomed, but not required. Full bar/lounge service will also be offered from 5-9 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day Dining at Elate
$40 adults, $20 children (12 and under)

Course One
Soup or Salad

Roasted Fall Squash
crispy sage / pumpernickel / cinnamon


Mixed Greens
roasted sunchokes / rosemary vinaigrette / sun flower seeds / orange

Course Two

Herb Roasted Turkey
chestnut stuffing / cranberry jele / crispy potato / glazed brussel sprouts

Course Three

Pumpkin Pie


Pecan Strudel

111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort

Gather and Give Thanks in the Grand Ballroom

Thursday, November 24
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$36.95 for adults
$15.95 for children ages 5-12
Free for children 4 and under

Gather your group of friends and family this Thanksgiving Day for an elaborate buffet. The Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort will hold a lavish, seasonal spread that incorporates hearty Fall fare and familiar holiday favorites. A separate children’s height buffet table will offer little ones exactly what they’re looking for – macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders and curly fries.

Highlights of Executive Chef Carol Buckantz’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet include the harvest salad, roasted butternut squash bisque, Jonah crab claws, turkey carving station, pesto-crusted salmon and bananas foster/cherries jubilee dessert station (complete menu outlined below). The holiday buffet will be served on Thursday, November 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $36.95 for adults, $15.95 for children 5-12 and children 4 or under dine for free. Paired wines by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase to compliment the mid-day meal.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Salads, Soups and Starters

Harvest Salad
mixed greens, dried cranberries, julienne granny smith apples, candied walnuts, bleu cheese, blueberry pomegranate vinaigrette

Roasted Beet Salad
red and golden beets, sliced oranges, candied pecans, served on a bed of arugula, sprinkled with goat cheese, orange basil vinaigrette, balsamic glaze

Caesar Salad
crisp romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, creamy caesar

Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque
creamy butternut squash is seasoned lightly with curry, and served with a roasted apple brunoise

Shrimp Cocktail and Jonah Crab Claws
chilled shrimp and Jonah crab claws are served over ice, cocktail sauce and lemon tarragon aioli

Imported and Domestic Cheese Display
garnished with crackers, French bread, olives and dried fruits

Seasonal Sliced Fruit Display

Bread Display
hearth baked rolls, corn bread, garlic breadsticks

Entrees & Side Dishes

Carving Stations
Slow Roasted Turkey, caramelized shallot and sage gravy and orange cranberry relish
Honey Baked Ham with a pineapple rum raisin sauce
Herb Roasted Steamship Round of Beef, rosemary demi, horseradish-chive sauce

Pesto-Crusted Salmon, lemon and basil buerre blanc and bruschetta relish

Caramelized Onion and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

Mom’s Traditional Stuffing

Wild Mushroom and Green Bean Casserole, fried onions

Fall Vegetable Medley

Sweet Potato Casserole with candied pecans and maple

Butternut Squash Ravioli with a sage brown butter cream sauce


Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Apple Pie, Pecan Pie Squares, Assorted Cheesecakes, Torts, Miniature Pastries, Chocolate Fountain

Made-to-order Bananas Foster and Cherries Jubilee Station, vanilla bean ice cream

Kid’s Knee High Buffet

Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Tenders, Curly Fries

For reservations, please call 630-529-0200 extension 6460 (seatings will be on the hour and half hour starting at 11 a.m., with the last seating at 3 p.m.). Tax and gratuity are not included in the buffet fee; 18% gratuity will be added to parties of eight or more. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort
250 W. Schick Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
630-529-0200 extension 6460

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Black Wednesday, Black Friday at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub

Black List Black Wednesday: Pre-Thanksgiving Party in the Pub
Wednesday, November 24

Black Friday: Post-Shopping Dining Discount
Friday, November 26

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub will kick-off the Thanksgiving weekend with a pre-Thanksgiving party on “Black Wednesday.” The Pub will offer half-price Guinness Black List drafts, $4 Jameson shots and $2 Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts in addition to free pool tables, numerous board games and appetizer specials (such as chili topped nachos for $6.49).

Guinness “Black List” Menu
Snakebite (Guinness & Cider)
Black & Black (Guinness & dash of Blackberry)
Black Goose (Guinness & Honkers)
Black & Blue (Guinness & Blue Moon)
Midnight (Guinness & a dash of Port)
Black Magic (Guinness & Magic Hat)
Black & Sam (Guinness & Sam Adams Boston Lager)

On “Black Friday,” the very popular day for starting holiday shopping, Timothy O’Toole’s Pub will reward hungry and thirsty receipt-holding guests with a discount of their own: 20% off the entire bill.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Chicago
622 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-0700

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Give and Get This Thanksgiving at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

Half-Price Dinner and Drinks Tab with Canned Good Donation

Thursday, November 25

This Thanksgiving, Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club will extend a fifty-percent discount to dining and lounge guests that donate one or more canned goods. The proprietors of Kit Kat have recently provided 588 turkeys to area families in need and are looking to provide more donations as the holidays approach us.

Executive Chef Mark Kasper has crafted a Thanksgiving dinner special ($10 with donation) to coincide with traditional holiday American dinner fare: Roasted Turkey Breast with whipped Yukon Gold potatoes, green been casserole, cornbread stuffing and sage gravy. The turkey plate will be offered from 5:30pm-Midnight.

Dinner and drink tab totals will be reduced in half once guests have made a canned donation (tip: Whole Foods is located next door). For complete menus, please visit KitKatChicago. com. For reservations (not required), please call Kit Kat.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60613

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Thanksgiving Eve at The Red Canary

Pre-Thanksgiving Prix Fixe and Pilgrim Party Package Perfect for “Black Wednesday”

Wednesday, November 24

Prix Fixe Dinner 5pm-10pm
Three Courses $20

Pilgrim Party Package 10pm-Midnight
Open Bar $20

The Red Canary will kick off the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with two special restaurant and lounge events. From 5pm to 10pm, Chef Neal Harper will present a three-course “Pre-Thanksgiving Prix Fixe” menu for $20. This menu includes seasonal, real American comfort fare (menu below) with selections from soups to salads, entrees and desserts. The regular dinner menu will also be available.

After dinner service, The Red Canary will offer a “Pilgrim Party Package” suitable for lounge patrons celebrating “Black Wednesday” (which is notorious for being a popular night for pre-Thanksgiving parties). A two hour open bar ($20) will take place from 10pm-Midnight. Bar and lounge guests will be able to choose from domestic beer offerings, house wines by the glass or cocktails (‘call’ brands include Tanqueray, Stoli, Effen, Captain Morgan and more). The Red Canary will also offer cash bar service from 5pm-2am.

To reserve a comfortable booth or table for the prix fixe, please call The Red Canary. Reservations not required. The Pilgrim Party Package will be available to those interested upon arrival.

Pre-Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu

Soup / Salad Course, Choose One

Chicken Noodle

Chunky Tomato

Cheddar Beer with Stone IPA, jalapenos and bacon

Cucumber Beet Salad mixed greens, whole grain mustard vinaigrette

Fennel Pear Salad arugula, fennel, sunflower seeds, apple shallot vinaigrette

Entree Course, Choose One

Chicken Pot Pie carrots, celery, potatoes, peas, puffed pastry

Roasted Butternut Squash Flatbread arugula, aged asiago, olive oil

Canary Burger half-pound ground sirloin, smoked gouda, pickled onions on ciabatta with fries

Bacon Cheese Burger applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, pretzel bun with onion rings

Roasted Chili Burger poblano, serrano, jalepeno roasted garlic infusion, pepper jack with fries

Dessert Course, Choose One

Baked Apple Pie homemade caramel ice cream

Warm Flourless Chocolate Brownie chocolate sauce and ice cream

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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