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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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“Meet the Winemakers” Tasting Event at ZED451

Enjoy Complimentary Wine, Paired Cheeses and Live Music

Wednesday, February 1
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Free to Attend

ZED451 will hold a complimentary “meet the winemakers” tasting event in the gorgeous glass wine room on Wednesday, February 1. From 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., winemakers Greg Gauthier, proprietor of Gauthier Select Vineyards, and Michael Richmond, general manager of Bouchaine Vineyards, will meet and mingle with guests. The featured wines for the evening will be Gauthier’s Sauvignon Blanc and Bouchaine’s Pinot Noir. Paired cheeses will also be presented with each pour. The sounds of acoustic songs by Chris Buehrle will fill the air in the adjacent Fireside Lounge from 7-9 p.m.

Reservations are not required. For more information, please call ZED451 at 312.266.6691 or visit ZED451.com.

739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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“Toast for Tuesdays” at ZED451

New Weekly Wine Night Features Half-Price Bottles

Tuesday Evenings
4:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m

ZED451 offers an enticing reason to toast on Tuesday nights. A newly launched wine night, “Toast for Tuesdays,” is now taking place every week at the River North restaurant and lounge. The select list features approximately 30 bottles, from Malbecs and Merlots to Cabs and Cava, at a fifty-percent discount. The wine list will change slightly from week to week; an example wine list is below.

ZED451 suggests pairing the chosen bottle with the full dinner experience, offered on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., or simply enjoy sipping and swirling in the cozy lounge, from 4:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The bar area offers an a la carte menu, with appetizers, sliders and other specialties. Table reservations and walk-ins are welcome, please call the restaurant or visit ZED451.com.

“Toast for Tuesdays” Wine Night at ZED451

Featured Wines, Half Price Bottles
Noval Black Port $54, regularly $108

Colores del Sol Malbec $23, regularly $46

Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant $43, regularly $86

Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Claret $28, regularly $56

Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon $30, regularly $60

Domaine Chandon Pinot Meunier $31, regularly $62

Brunello di Montalcino $60, regularly $120

Grayson Cellars Zinfandel $20, regularly $40

Trinchero Petite Verdot $55, regularly $110

Gran Fuedo Vinas Viejas $25, regularly $50

Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon $28, regularly $56

Sharecropper Cabernet Sauvignon $30, regularly $60

Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon $40, regularly $80

Wente Sauvignon Blanc $25, regularly $50

Ramey Chardonnay $35, regularly $70

Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon $92, regularly $184

Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon $25, regularly $50

Sterling Merlot “Three Palms Vineyard” $43, regularly $86

Su Yuen Syrah $30, regularly $60

Caro De Haro Cava $28, regularly $56

Sterling Riesling $20, regularly $40

Ostatu Blanco $28, regularly $56

Flowers Chardonnay $50, regularly $100

Hogue Riesling $23, regularly $46

Darioush Chardonnay $48, regularly $96

Shaya Verdejo $20, regularly $40

Pine Ridge Chardonnay $40, regularly $80

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc $22, regularly $44

Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc $24, regularly $48

Estancia Pinot Grigio $21, regularly $42

739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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ZED451 Adds Live Music Line-Up

Acoustic Sounds Every Wednesday in the Fireside Lounge

Starts Wednesday, January 11
Live music featured every Wednesday evening
7-9 p.m.

Free to Attend

Starting Wednesday, January 11, the sounds of acoustic songs will fill the Fireside Lounge at ZED451. Each week, on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m., the cozy, ski lodge-like setting will welcome a variety of live, local acts to the River North restaurant’s bar area. The performances (schedule below) are free to attend.

ZED451’s Fireside Lounge offers a large variety of creative, liquid market cocktails, craft brews and hand-selected wines, in addition to a full a la carte “Cravings” menu (pad Thai tacos, char-grilled sirloin salad, calamari fries, house-cured duck pastrami Reuben sliders, maple Cajun BLT, spiced chicken samosas, Aegean flatbread and more) from 4:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Fireside Lounge, Live Acoustic Line-Up
Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.

1/11 Scottie Long
1/18 Marlon Longid
1/25 Seth Bradley

2/1 Chris Buehrle
2/8 Scottie Long
2/15 Danny May
2/22 Marlon Longid
2/29 Seth Bradley

739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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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

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


111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654


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

kitkatchicago. com

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602


The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60642

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

739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Game On at ZED451

NFL Football in the Fireside Lounge

Sunday Game Days, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Monday Night Football, 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Gear up, Bear down and enjoy every play of the game in the Fireside Lounge at ZED451. On both Sundays and Mondays, the cozy, ski lodge-like setting is  the perfect “sports cave” for viewing football games. With an 80-foot big screen, gourmet bites, stellar beer list and sporty specials, ZED451 has football fans covered.

Beer selections include $3 pints of Goose Island Green Line, Goose Island Matilda, Fat Tire, Victoria, Metropolitan Krankshaft, Bells Best Brown, Bells Christmas, Darke Horse Amber Ale, Finch’s Threadless, Dogfish 90 and Stella Artois.

Pair the pints with $5 ZED Burgers (grilled 8-ounce Angus burger on homemade pretzel bun with butter pickles and pickled shallots, or with maple Cajun bacon and choice of cheese).

Pigskin season specials run on Sundays and Mondays (Sunday 10 am. to 1 a.m. and Monday 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.). Full dinner and weekend brunch service will be offered in the main dining room. ZED451’s “Cravings” a la carte menu will also be available to Fireside Lounge guests.

739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Christmas Eve Brunch at ZED451

Saturday, December 24
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$29 brunch
$35 with bottomless mimosas

ZED451 will hold a Christmas Eve brunch on Saturday December 24. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., an  unlimited bounty of brunch dishes will be offered for $29 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Bottomless mimosas may be added to brunch for $6 ($35 total).

The midday meal includes such dishes as warm cinnamon rolls, panettone French toast, seasonal fruit, smoked salmon, potato salad, salad with Fuji apples and bleu cheese, artisan cheese and charcuterie, quinoa salad, maple roasted butternut squash, sauteed mushrooms, poached eggs with corned beef hash, maple bourbon-glazed ham, maple Cajun bacon, chicken n’waffles, roasted turkey breast, crab cake benedict, tomato basil fritata, duck confit hash browns, buttermilk herb bottom sirloin, citrus-dusted Atlantic salmon and miniature desserts. Gourmet, house-made bloody marys will be available for $5.

Gather your group and call the restaurant for complimentary shuttle service (perfect for shopping bag-toting diners).

ZED451 is offering brunch only (no dinner service) on Christmas Eve. The restaurant and lounge will be closed on Christmas Day.
739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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