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“Bao for a Buck” at KorFusion

$1 Bao Tacos on National Bao Day

Tuesday, August 22
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
 
Get more bao for your buck at KorFusion! On National Bao Day (August 22), the quick service, Korean-fusion restaurant in Lincoln Park will serve Bao Tacos for $1 each, all day (limit two per person; with any purchase). KorFusion’s Bao Tacos offer an Asian twist on a traditional taco, featuring a steamed bao bun filled with the choice of protein and three veggies (regularly $5.99 for two). 
 
KorFusion’s make-it-your-own menu features an array of snacks (bao tacos; mandu), entrees (burritos; tacos; rice bowls; bibimbap) and sides (kimchi fried rice; japchae). Dining guests may enjoy a unique taste of Seoul by customizing their meal through the selection of proteins, carbs, cold and hot vegetables and sauces. An interesting selection of non-alcoholic beverages include aloe vera water, Ramune, Milkis (Korean cream soda) and more. The complete menu may be viewed here.
 
KorFusion
1234 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60642
KorFusion.com
@KorFusion

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III Forks Welcomes Hans Aeschbacher

Seasoned Chef Now Leads Lakeshore East Steakhouse

III Forks Prime Steakhouse is proud to announce the appointment of Executive Chef Hans Aeschbacher. The kitchen team at the Lakeshore East-located restaurant and rooftop lounge will be led by a veteran chef with a twenty year, storied career.

Hans Aeschbacher’s father, also a restaurant professional, led him to where he is today. At the age of 11, Hans was mentored by his father, then Executive Chef of Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Chicago. He was introduced to knife skills, creating sauces and managing industrial kitchens. He then apprenticed in Switzerland at the Hotel Barren, finding inspiration from London chef, Anton Mosimann. Hans’ ACF apprenticeship was with Chef and James Beard winner, John Coletta. His career continued by gaining experience from other outstanding Chefs, such as David Burke, Scott Ubert and Jason Handelman. Aeschbacher opened the Sheraton Hotel, worked at the Double Tree’s Park Avenue Cafe and Mrs. Park’s tavern, reopened Trader Vic’s and opened Chicago Cut. There, his steakhouse cuisine was received with high praise. He assisted in the opening of The Local and worked to save The Chicago Tower Club, the oldest private club in Chicago.

Executive Chef Hans Aeschbacher is eager to continue offering guests a superb dining experience utilizing the finest ingredients. III Forks Prime Steakhouse offers Certified Angus Beef Prime 42 Day Age cuts, USDA prime steaks, Durham Ranch Wagyu by the Strube Family, incredibly fresh seafood and local favorites. A walk-in, glass wine cellar stores global wines while cocktails are crafted with care. The simply stunning dining room and rooftop lounge sit among serene park views and an urban skyline.

III Forks is open Sunday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5-11 p.m. For table reservations, call 312-938-4303 or visit 3forks.com.

III Forks
180 N. Field Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60601
312.938.4303
IIIForks.com

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National Filet Mignon Day at III Forks

Enjoy Premium Bone-In Filets for Three Days
 
Friday, August 11 – Sunday, August 13

III Forks Prime Steakhouse will raise a fork to National Filet Mignon Day (August 13) with a three day steak celebration. A special 12 ounce, premium bone-in filet mignon ($50) will be available from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13 at the Lakeshore East-located restaurant and rooftop lounge. This tender cut of lean meat boasts full flavor derived from bone, providing the best of both worlds.

III Forks offers traditional filet mignon in 6, 8 and 12 ounce portions ($36, $42, $46). Steaks may be topped with a bevy of butters and crowns, including Oscar style (jumbo lump crab, asparagus, hollandaise), Blue cheese (roasted garlic, bordelaise), King’s butter (black truffles, garlic, honey, foie gras) and Parmesan crust. An array of accompanying starting courses (lobster bisque; III Forks salad; burrata; PEI mussels) and side dishes (off-the-cob creamed corn; six cheese potatoes; lobster mac and cheese; fried brussels sprouts) complete the meal. The full dinner menu may be viewed here.

III Forks is open Sunday-Thursday5-10 p.m.Friday and Saturday5-11 p.m. To make dining reservations, please call III Forks at (312) 938-4303 or visit 3Forks.com.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse
180 N. Field Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312.938.4303

3Forks.com

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Celebrate Ice Cream Sandwich Day at Jerry’s

Enjoy Cookies Filled with Scooter’s Frozen Custard

Wednesday, August 2

Jerry’s, located in Lincoln Square and Andersonville, is the perfect place to celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. On Wednesday, August 2, dining guests may choose from eight flavors featuring house baked cookies (sugar, chocolate chip, toffee crunch, coffee, white chocolate chip) filled with Scooter’s frozen custard (Nutella, vanilla, black raspberry). The ice cream sandwiches are $4.50 each. 

 
Jerry‘s is open SundayWednesday11 a.m.-1 a.m.ThursdaySaturday11 a.m.-2 a.m. The kitchen closes at 10 p.m. SundayThursday and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Ice Cream Sandwiches at Jerry’s
featuring Scooter’s frozen custard $4.50


Sugar cookie with Nutella custard

Chocolate Chip cookie with Nutella custard
Toffee Crunch cookie with Nutella custard
Chocolate Chip cookie with vanilla custard
Coffee cookie with vanilla custard
Sugar cookie with black raspberry custard 
Chocolate Chip cookie with black raspberry custard
White Chocolate Chip cookie with black raspberry custard

Jerry‘s, Lincoln Square
4739 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
872.208.6264

Jerry‘s, Andersonville
5419 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
773.796.3777

JerrysSandwiches.com
@WithHotSauce

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Cantina Laredo Unveils New Summer Cocktails

“Fiesta Flips” Feature Flipped and Filled Limes

Cantina Laredo, located in the heart of River North, has unveiled a new line of summer cocktails. The fun “Fiesta Flips” feature a lime half flipped inside out and filled with a shot of liquor. The libations (French Flip; Cabo Flip; Wild Flip) are $12.75 each and detailed below.

Guests may enjoy the trio of new drinks at the bar, in the second floor lounge or main dining room. Chef Cruz Almanza offers lunch, weekend brunch, dinner and a lounge menu (table-side guacamole, ceviche, tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and more). For table reservations, call 312-955-0014 or visit cantinalaredo.com.

“FIESTA FLIPS”

FRENCH FLIP 
Espolón Reposado Tequila, Grand Marnier,  Monin lavender syrup,  fresh lime and margarita mix, topped with a Grand Marnier, lemon zest and basil leaf lime boat $12.75

CABO FLIP
A Cantina Laredo favorite, made with Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila, Grand Marnier and fresh lime, topped with a Cabo Wabo Blanco lime boat $12.75

WILD FLIP

Wild Turkey bourbon, Monin blood orange syrup, fresh lemon and simple syrup, topped with a Wild Turkey, orange zest, mint leaf and Luxardo cherry lime boat $12.75

Cantina Laredo
508 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
312.955.0014
CantinaLaredo.com

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Chicago Craft Beer Week Events at Jerry’s

Half Acre Brews Benefit ACLU, Garden Party with Avery and Forbidden Root

Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24
6 p.m.

During Chicago Craft Beer Week, Jerry’s in Lincoln Square and Andersonville will partner with Half Acre Beer Company, Avery and Forbidden Root for two brew-centric events.

“Garden Party” in Andersonville
No need to pack away your Derby hats just yet! Jerry’s in Andersonville will hold a garden party on Tuesday, May 23. Starting at 6 p.m., guests may enjoy craft brews from Forbidden Root and Avery Brewing Company on the backyard patio. A bevy of botanical beers will be featured, including Forbidden Root’s Sublime Ginger ($8/12 oz), Tropical Toy Boat ($7.50/12oz), Fernetic ($8.50/8 oz), a TBD East Coast-style Pale Ale ($8/12 oz) and Avery’s Tangerine Quad, Raspberry Sour, Apricot Sour, Vanilla Bean Stout and Coconut Porter (all $10/8oz). Laura Von Brock from Avery Brewing Company and Kevin Fitchuk from Forbidden Root will be on hand to discuss their beer. The full dining menu will be available until 11 p.m.

“Grab a Cold Cat for a Cool Cause” in Lincoln Square
Jerry’s in Lincoln Square is partnering with Half Acre Beer Company to raise funds for the Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. On Wednesday, May 24 starting at 6 p.m., event guests are invited to enjoy “Tiger and Alice” ($8, 12oz) or “Barrel-Aged Big Hugs” ($11/8oz) brews while supporting freedom, liberty, equality and justice for all within the United States. Jerry’s will also be pouring “Galactic Double Daisy Cutter” ($8.50/12oz) and the always quaffable Pony Pils ($6, pint). Eric Kapraun from Half Acre will be on hand to discuss the craft brew scene in Chicago. The evening will feature a raffle for Half Acre and Jerry’s swag (koozies, patches, pins, stickers, beer, a growler with a free fill, hat, shirt and Jerry’s gift certificates). 10% of all sales for the evening and 100% of raffle proceeds will be donated to the ACLU of Illinois. The full dining menu will be available until 11 p.m.

Jerry‘s, Lincoln Square
4739 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
872.208.6264

Jerry‘s, Andersonville
5419 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
773.796.3777

JerrysSandwiches.com
@WithHotSauce

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Mother’s Day Brunch at The Blanchard

Celebrate with Friends, Family and French Cuisine 

Sunday, May 14
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The Blanchard, located in Lincoln Park, will welcome Mother’s Day celebrants with a special brunch menu on Sunday, May 14. Executive Chef Ryan Burns has crafted a menu with sweet and savory French brasserie-inspired favorites, from Outhier (creamy scrambled egg, chive, vodka spiked creme fraiche, royal ossetra caviar) and Stone Fruits Salade (marcona almond, coriander, basil and chive, vindaloo compressed cucumber) to Croque Madame (smoked Nueske’s ham, fromage gruyere, fried egg, sauce morney brulee) and Steak Frites (8-oz. hanger steak, oyster mayonnaise, charred chicory). All moms will receive a complimentary flute of champagne. The complete Mother’s Day brunch menu is detailed below.

The Blanchard offers an extensive French wine list and signature craft cocktails. The charming front patio will be open, weather permitting.

Mother’s Day reservations may be made by calling The Blanchard at 872.829.3971 or by visiting BlanchardChicago.com.

The Blanchard
1935 N. Lincoln Park West
Chicago, Illinois 60614
872.829.3971
BlanchardChicago.com

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Oeufs Servi En Coquille (in shell)

Outhier
creamy scrambled egg, chive, vodka spiked creme fraiche, royal ossetra caviar $14

Crabe Royal
onion creme, smoked salmon roe,pea tendrils, pea curd $16

Cauliflower
cauliflower souffle, raclette, brazil nut, botarga, cured egg yolk $12

Arpege Farm Egg
aged sherry cream, bourbon maple syrup $14

Warm and Cool

Grilled Spanish Octpous
charred cumquats, fire roasted salsify, pepitas veloute $14

En Cocottes “Coddled Eggs”
slow roasted tomatoes, brown butter jambon crumble, petite lettuces, brioche $13

Oeufs a la Yvettes “Egg Tart”
Spanish shrimp, asparagus, black truffle eggs, shrimp butter, sauce Nantua $14

Stone Fruits Salade
marcona almond, coriander, basil and chive, vindaloo compressed cucumber $13

Grand Plats

Berry Clafoutis
farmed berries, goat milk, oat streusel, milk curd, honeycomb, lavender $11

Pain Grille aux Peches
slow-poached peaches, baking spices, chamomile cream, raisin rum syrup $13

Buckwheat Crêpes (Choice of Preparation)
Gray Lox $16; Wild Mushroom $12; Strawberry $14

Omelette
white miso roasted eggplant, herbs and lettuces, hot mustard vinaigrette $13

Mangalista Pork Belly Benedict
grilled pork belly, farm eggs, toasted brioche, dashi hollandaise, shiso and parsley $16

Steak Frites
8-oz. hanger steak, oyster mayonnaise, charred chicory $24

Croque Monsieur
smoked Nueske’s ham, fromage gruyere, sauce bechemel $13

Croque Madame
smoked Nueske’s ham, fromage gruyere, fried egg, sauce morney brulee $16

Blanchard Burger
prime beef, slab bacon, butterkase cheese, shallot confit, garlic aioli, frites $18

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Bar Roma

Complimentary Sparkling Rosé and Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sunday, May 14
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bar Roma will welcome Mother’s Day celebrants for a festive midday meal in Andersonville on Sunday, May 14. In addition to the restaurant’s regular brunch menu, executive chef Fred Ramos will offer an array of specials including: asparagus and prosciutto salad; colossal shrimp cocktail; wild mushroom omelette; house made ricotta gnocchi; and dark chocolate cake (detailed below). All moms will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling rosé to toast to the occasion and chocolate covered strawberries to finish their meal.

Bar Roma is open for brunch on Mother’s Day from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., followed by dinner service from 5-10 p.m. The complete menu may be viewed here. For table reservations, please call 773-942-7572 or visit BarRomaChicago.com.

Mother’s Day Brunch Specials

Salad
Asparagus, prosciutto, arugula, poached egg, aged balsamic $11

Appetizer
Colossal shell-on shrimp cocktail, spicy avocado and tomato bruschetta $14

Frittata of the Day
Wild mushroom, caramelized onions and fontina cheese omelette, breakfast potatoes, choice of toast $13

Pasta
House made ricotta cheese gnocchi, fresh heirloom tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella cheese $15

Dessert
Bittersweet bakery dark chocolate layer cake, raspberry filling, chocolate ganache glaze, vanilla bean ice cream $8

Bar Roma
5101 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
773-942-7572
BarRomaChicago.com

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Cinco de Derby Weekend at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub

Back-to-Back Celebrations in Streeterville
 
Friday, May 5 & Saturday, May 6
11 a.m.-4 a.m.
 
Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, located in Streeterville, will offer two days of celebratory specials for Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. 

Starting on Friday, May 5, say “ole!” to the fifth of May with $5 Modelo drafts, O’Toole’s Signature Margarita made with Casa Noble Crystal $7, Perfect Patron Margarita featuring Patron Citronge and Reposado $8, Perfect Patron Margarita created with Patron Citronge and Roca Silver $9, Patron Flight (Anejo, Reposado and Roca Silver, $18) and Prickly Pear Margarita with Casamigos Blanco, $7. Chef Corey Grupe’s menu features such festive fare as pulled pork nachos, ancho chili grilled fish tacos, chicken torta, southwest salad and a Mexican rice bowl.

The following day (Saturday, May 6), the subterranean sports bar will get into the Derby Day spirit with $5.50 12 oz. drafts of Stella served in keepsake etched glassware and $6.50 Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps, also served in keepsake etched glassware (while supplies last). The 143rd Kentucky Derby will be shown on over 70 screens, including a massive 110″ HD TV, at 5:34 p.m.

Timothy O’Tooles Pub
622 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-0700
TimothyOTooles.com

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Kentucky Derby Specials at Jerry’s Sandwiches

Hot Browns and Bourbon by a Certified Kentucky Colonel 
Saturday, May 6
Jerry’s is off to the races! In celebration of Derby Day (May 6), the Lincoln Square and Andersonville locations will serve Kentucky Hot Brown sandwiches (turkey, Mornay cheese sauce, bacon, tomato on challah) for $13.50. In addition, the restaurants will feature Mint Julep cocktails ($10 each) and offer $1 off all Kentucky bourbons, all day. The bourbon menu, curated by certified Kentucky Colonel Trey Elder, may be viewed here.
The Kentucky Derby will be shown on multiple screens in the bar area. Jerry‘s in Lincoln Square is open on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Jerry‘s in Andersonville is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. (kitchens close at 11 p.m.).

Jerry‘s, Lincoln Square
4739 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
872.208.6264

Jerry‘s, Andersonville
5419 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
773.796.3777

JerrysSandwiches.com
@WithHotSauce

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