Mother’s Day Brunch at Cantina Laredo

Celebrate Mom with a Complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Maria
Sunday, May 14
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

 Laredo in River North will offer a modern Mexican midday meal on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14) from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Cruz Almanza’s brunch dishes, outlined below, include Crab Cake Benedict; Chicken Fajita Omelet; Huevos Rancheros; French Toast served with Mexican brandy butter; Chilaquiles; Spinach & Artichoke Omelet; Asada y Huevos; and more. As an added bonus, all brunch entrees are served with a complimentary mimosa, bloody maria or non-alcoholic beverage. 

Cantina Laredo also offers an array of apertivos (top shelf guacamole; quesadillas; ceviche), ensaladas (fajita chicken; grilled shrimp), hand-rolled enchiladas (barbacoa; avocado), taqueria (pollo; pescado), especialidades (fajitas; chicken flautas; pescado del dia) and postres (Mexican Apple Pie; churros).

To make Mother‘s Day brunch reservations, call 312-955-0014 or visit

Cantina Laredo
508 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Cantina LaredoBrunch Entrees
Mimosa, Bloody Maria or non-alcoholic beverage included

Poached eggs on crab cakes topped with chipotle-wine hollandaise sauce, crumbled bacon and queso fresco $15.79

French toast topped with blueberries and strawberries, served with maple syrup and Mexican brandy butter $10.29

Scrambled eggs with Mexican sausage $11.99

Scrambled eggs with jalapeños, bacon and sautéed tortillas $11.99

Corn pancake topped with two eggs, one with guajillo sauce and the other with tomatillo sauce $12.29

Traditional egg dish topped with ranchera sauce $11.99

Fajita chicken, peppers, onions and cheese with chile de arbol sauce $12.29

Artichoke hearts, spinach, peppers, mushrooms and cheese with poblano sauce $11.49

Chicken with sautéed tortillas in tomatillo salsa, topped with two fried eggs $11.99

Grilled steak with marinated onions and chimichurri sauce. Served with two eggs with guajillo sauce $15.29


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“Jockeys and Juleps” at The Blanchard

Derby Day Fete Set in Lincoln Park

Saturday, May 6
3 p.m.-midnight

The Blanchard, which loosely translates to “white horse” in French, will hold a fun “Jockey and Juleps” fete for Derby Day. On Saturday, May 6, party guests are encouraged to don their finest southern attire and chapeaus as the Kentucky Derby airs at 5:34 p.m. in the lounge. Two of the best dressed race enthusiasts will receive a $100 dining certificate, one awarded for clothing and one for best hat.

A Derby Day soiree would not be complete without bourbon cocktails. Beverage consultant Michael Simon (Acadia; the Wit; Celeste) has created a Sweet Tea Julep made with Old Forester signature bourbon, sweet tea reduction, peach and mint ($14). Executive Chef Ryan Burns will offer items from the new bar menu including Hudson Valley Foie Gras (roasted; black truffle crusted; marbled torchon; rase), shareable snacks (toast and marrow; chick pea fries; escargot; duck rillettes) and entrees (Blanchard burger; steak frites; dover sole).  

The Blanchard will open early at 3 p.m. for the Kentucky Derby party.

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

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Annual Derby Day Soiree at III Forks Prime Steakhouse

Rooftop Grand Opening Event with High “Steaks” and Hats

Saturday, May 6
4 p.m.-midnight

…and they’re off (to the rooftop)! On Saturday, May 6III Forks will host their annual Derby Day soiree, which also kicks off patio season on the steakhouse’s spacious rooftop lounge. The event starts at 4 p.m. and party goers are encouraged to don their best seersucker suit, buff up the white bucks and choose a most fabulous chapeau for the occasion. A “Win, Place, Show” raffle will be held for dining gift certificates and other prizes.

The Derby Day soiree is free to attend. Guests that RSVP in advance will receive one themed cocktail, complimentary Maker’s Mark ice cream cone and passed appetizers from 4 p.m. to post time (5:34 p.m.). Drink specials include: $5 Maker’s Mark frozen mint juleps; $5 “Run for the Roses” Maker’s Mark frozen bourbon cocktail; $5 on-tap cocktails; and $3 Pacifico and Stella draft beer.

The Kentucky Derby race will be shown on multiple outdoor television screens. III Forks’ rooftop lounge offers plentiful seating, cabanas with built-in heaters, stone and glass fireplaces and stunning views of the city and park.

To RSVP, please call III Forks at 312-938-4303.

III Forks
180 N. Field Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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“Sommelier for a Day” Wine Tasting at III Forks

Sip and Swirl Six Selections from California

Wednesday, May 3
5-7 p.m.
$20 per person

III Forks Prime Steakhouse, located in Lakeshore East, will hold a “Sommelier for a Day” wine tasting on Wednesday, May 3. Starting at 5 p.m., sommelier Anton Licko will lead participants through a sampling of six different wines from California (outlined below) paired with an array of hors d’oeuvres crafted by executive chef Cedric Harden. Guests may sip, swirl and savor each selection and then vote on their favorite to be featured for the month. The fee to attend the tasting is $20 per person. To RSVP, call III Forks at 312-938-4303.

“Sommelier for a Day” Wine Selections

Chloe, Pinot Noir, Monterey County 2015
Alexander Valley Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma 2014
Le P’Tit Paysan, Red Blend, San Benito County 2012
Turley ‘Juvenile’, Zinfandel, Napa 2015
Sanford, Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills, 2012
Duckhorn, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa 2015

III Forks
180 N. Field Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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Cinco de Mayo at Tallboy Taco

Five Day Fiesta to Eat, Drink and Dance

Friday, May 5 11 a.m.-midnight

Hooray for the fifth of May! On Friday, May 5, Tallboy Taco will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an array of festive food and drink specials. From 5-7 p.m., the River North taqueria will feature classic Margaritas, spicy Palomas and “Mi Casa Su Casa” cocktails for $8 each (regularly $11; detailed below). For tequila purists, an Avion tequila flight will be offered for $15 and Avion Blanco and Casamigo Blanco shots will be $10, all day. Cinco de Mayo celebrants may enjoy live Latin beats by resident DJ X from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Leading up to Cinco de Mayo, Tallboy Taco will feature the following “Road to Cinco” specials:
Monday, May 1
Chips, salsa and one taco, $5.

Tuesday, May 2
Two tacos and a Dos XX, $8 all day long. $2 tacos, 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3
Complimentary chips and salsa with any purchase. Complimentary salsa dance lessons at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 4
Two Tacos and a Dos XX Tallboy, $8. Dos XX will be on site with a Mariachi band.
Friday, May 5
5-7 p.m. $8 each (regularly $11):
Classic Margarita – Exotico Reposado, cointreau, lime, Brugal anejo
Spicy Paloma – Avion Blanco, serrano peppers, grapefruit, lime, squirt
Mi Casa Su Casa – Casamigos Blanco, triple sec, agave, pineapple, mango, serrano peppers, lime
All Day:
Avion tequila flight $15
Avion Blanco and Casamigo Blanco shots $10
Tallboy Taco
325 W. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654

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Mother’s Day Dining at III Forks Prime Steakhouse

Treat Mom to a Three Course Feast in Lakeshore East

Sunday, May 14
11 a.m.-8 p.m.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse will offer a Mother’s Day feast in Lakeshore East on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Chef Cedric Harden’s special three course prix fixe menu, outlined below, features the choice of salad (III Forks Salad; Steakhouse Wedge), entree (Pan-Seared Red Snapper; Coffee and Coriander Rubbed Tenderloin; Fire Roasted Red Pepper Chicken) and dessert (Texas Pecan Cake; Chocolate Mousse). The fee is $48 per guest. A three course children’s prix fixe will be offered to kids 12 and under for $18 (soup or salad; entree; dessert). III Forks’ regular dinner menu will also be available.

To make Mother’s Day dining reservations, please call III Forks at (312) 938-4303 or visit

Mother’s Day Prix Fixe Menu
$49, includes tea and coffee 

choice of:

III Forks Salad
signature salad with crispy green apple slices, Wisconsin blue cheese, toasted pecans and field greens with house made maple-walnut vinaigrette

Steakhouse Wedge Salad
baby iceberg lettuce, ripe tomatoes, Raisin River bacon and Wisconsin blue cheese

choice of:

Pan-Seared Red Snapper
almond basil couscous with fire roasted pineapple salsa

Coffee & Coriander Rubbed Tenderloin
smoked tomato demi-glace, truffled mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus

Fire Roasted Red Pepper Chicken
herb-roasted potatoes and roasted mushrooms

choice of:

Texas Pecan Cake
crushed pecans and shredded coconut in a white cake, layered with whipped cream frosting and candied pecans

Chocolate Mousse
miniature milk chocolate chips folded into silky smooth chocolate mousse and topped with fresh whipped cream

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

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Mother’s Day Dining at Jerry’s

Mimosas for Moms and Crafts for Kids

Sunday, May 14
11 a.m.-10 p.m., Lincoln Square

11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Andersonville

Jerry’s will celebrate Mother’s Day with a cocktail for mom and crafts for the kids. The Lincoln Square and Andersonville restaurants will treat mothers to a complimentary mimosa as well as a “red envelope” gift (envelope contains surprise prizes). Children dining at Jerry’s will enjoy table crafts and a kids’ menu, detailed below.

The large menu, perfect for pleasing all palates, includes more than
 100 varieties of sandwiches. Their kitschy creations include burgers (chuck, chicken, veggie), Louisiana-style fried chicken sandwiches, chicken sandwiches (blackened, zesty chicken salad), house roast turkey sandwiches, beef sandwiches (New Orleans-style hot beef, grilled skirt steak), pork sandwiches (house root beer roast ham, roast pork belly, applewood bacon), meatloaf sandwiches, seafood sandwiches (fried shrimp, albacore tuna salad, house hickory smoked Norwegian salmon), veggie sandwiches and grilled cheese. In addition, Jerry‘s features soup, starters, salads, sides and monthly menu specials. The current menu may be viewed here. The bar program boasts North American craft brews, American whiskeys and creative cocktails.

For Mother’s Day reservations, please contact each Jerry’s location directly.

Kids’ Menu

strawberry or grape jam on challah mac and cheese, fruit salad and beverage $8.50

Super Chicken
grilled chicken, Swiss, lettuce on multigrain with mac and cheese, fruit, beverage $9.50

Thomas Turkey

house roast turkey, cheddar, lettuce on multigrain with mac and cheese, fruit salad and beverage $9.50

Ham Not Spam

root ber ham, American cheese, lettuce on challah, fries, fruit salad and beverage $9

Big Tuna
house tuna salad, lettuce on challah, fries, fruit salad and beverage $9

Grilled Cheezy
American and cheddar cheese on challah, fries, fruit salad and beverage $8.50

Boffo Burger

beef burger, American cheese, lettuce on potato bun, fries, fruit salad and beverage $9.50

Mac Attack
Jerry’s should-be-famous mac and cheese, 
fries, fruit salad and beverage $9.50

Puff The Magic Popper
chicken poppers with BBQ sauce, mac and cheese, fruit salad and beverage $9 

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

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

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Mother’s Day Dining at Macello

Moms Receive Sparkling “Rose All Day”

Sunday, May 14
1-8 p.m.

Macello Ristorante, located in the West Loop on Lake Street, will welcome Mother’s Day celebrants with sparkling “rosé all day” on Sunday, May 14. From 1-8 p.m., all moms will receive a complimentary flute of

rosé prosecco to toast to their special day. Macello‘s full menu will be offered, in addition to chef’s specials. For Mother’s Day dining reservations, please call Macello at 312-850-9870 or visit​

Macello offers Old World-inspired dishes that highlight specialties of Italy’s Adriatic coastal region. The menu boasts Assaggini (stuffed mussels; grilled octopus; barese sausage; stuffed artichoke; oregano shrimp), soup (Italian wedding; cheese tortellini; zuppa del casale), Insalata (Pugliese; Macello; Spinaci; Della Casa), La Pizza (Barese; Panzerotto; Molese; Bianca), seafood, steaks and chops cooked in the wood burning oven (jumbo 
prawns; catch of the day; filet tenderloin; lamb chop casserole; roasted chicken; pork chop), meat and cheese offerings, pasta and risotto (orecchiette with rolled braciole beef sirloin; cavatelli with mussels, cannellini beans and spicy white wine cherry tomato sauce; spaghettini with octopus; risotto with barese sausage and fava bean).​

1235 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60​607

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National Shrimp Day at Tallboy Taco

$2 Tacos and $8 Tacos ‘n Cerveza Combo

Wednesday, May 10
11 a.m-10 p.m.

Tallboy Taco will recognize National Shrimp Day with $2 grilled shrimp tacos on Wednesday, May 10. Chef Tim Hockett’s taco features grilled shrimp, kale, pickled onion and lime vinaigrette (regularly $4). Guests may choose to make a meal out of it and enjoy two grilled shrimp tacos and a “shorty” cerveza for $8. The taco specials will be available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tallboy Taco’s menu includes shareable appetizers (beer queso; corn fundido; guacamole), big boy salads (kale caesar; fancy; spinach and avocado), tacos (pulled chicken tinga; crispy veggie avocado; cowboy 12 hour smoked brisket; Gunthrop Farms carnitas), dinner time platters (grilled salmon; chicken enchiladas; Latin skirt steak), sides (papas bravas; rice and beans) and sweets (churro; ice cream taco; popsicles, tres leches). The bar offers tallboys, shorties and bottled brews, aguas frescas and cocktails.

Tallboy Taco
325 W. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Cantina Laredo

Margaritas, Music and Modern Mexican Cuisine 

Friday, May 5
11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Cantina Laredo, located in the heart of River North, will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 5. The annual fiesta will feature modern Mexican cuisine, music by DJ Todd Rocheford (12-8 p.m.) and mucho margaritas. In addition to Cantina Laredo’s extensive margarita menu, three special ‘ritas will be offered for the occasion: Tajin Watermelon ‘Rita ($5 each on 5/5); La Favorita ($12); and Blood Orange ‘Rita ($12). The drink descriptions are below.

Prefer to celebrate with a cerveza? Guests may enjoy a bevy of Mexican brews for $3 each (Corona Extra; Corona Light; Dos XX Amber; Dos XX Lager; Modelo Especial; Negra Modelo; Pacifico; Tecate).

Chef Cruz Almanza’s lunch, dinner and lounge menus (featuring table-side guacamole, ceviche, tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and more) will be offered all day. For table reservations, call 312-955-0014 or visit

Cinco de Mayo Margaritas
available for a limited time

Tajin Watermelon ‘Rita Sauza Cucumber Chili Tequila, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Monin Agave Syrup, triple sec, fresh lemon and lime, served with a Tajin-Himalayan sea salt rim and watermelon cubes $12 ($5 each on 5/5)

La Favorita Espolón Reposado Tequila, fresh orange juice and margarita mix, topped with a Grand Marnier lime boat float $12

Blood Orange ‘Rita 1800 Silver Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, Monin Blood Orange Syrup, margarita mix and cranberry juice, topped with a dehydrated blood orange slice $12

Cantina Laredo
508 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654

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