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Crawfish Eating Contest for Charity

Third Annual Fat Tuesday Event in the Financial District

Fat Tuesday, February 12
6:30 p.m.

Contestants: $25 entrance fee
(a portion will be donated to New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity)
Cheer Them On: the event is free to attend

Cactus Bar and Grill will hold their third annual Crawfish Eating Contest for charity on Tuesday, February 12. This Fat Tuesday event, taking place in the Financial District, will encourage competitors to consume three pounds of crawfish in the fastest amount of time possible. Contestants will be divided into heats, and the winner of each heat will compete in a final round. There is a $25 fee to participate and all competitors will receive a Cactus t-shirt. A portion of the entrance fee will be donated to New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

The first place competitive eater will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to Cactus Bar and Grill; the second place winner a $50 gift certificate to Cactus Bar; and the third place participant will receive a $25 gift certificate to Cactus Bar.  Plenty of Mardi Gras accessories, such as beads and masks, will be passed out to the crowd.

Cactus will offer a variety of specials throughout Fat Tuesday week (February 11-15) including $5 Abita Restoration Pale Ale, $5 Hurricanes, $12 Crawfish Boil, and Seafood gumbo ($5 cup/$7 bowl). $1 from every special sold will be donated to New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

To reserve a spot in the crawfish competition, please visit DontDrinkAndTrade.com. For more information, call Cactus’ event line at 312.922.8025.

Since its inception in 1983, NOAHH has been working in partnership with hard working, low-income families in New Orleans to build and finance new, safe, affordable homes. The program makes home ownership possible for families who are unable to qualify for traditional home loans but have a stable job, good or no credit, and the willingness to contribute 350 hours of sweat equity to the building of Habitat homes.New Orleans continues to rebuild housing that was destroyed by the devastating flooding of Hurricane Katrina. NOAHH has become a beacon of hope in this rebuilding process by recruiting and deploying tens of thousands of volunteers to construct new homes in damaged, blighted neighborhoods. With the support of our volunteers, donors, and partners across the country and even the world, NOAHH’s home building capacity has increased annually since 2005. New Orleans is a city with historically low rates of home ownership and high levels of poverty, yet it is a place of resiliency, hope, and cultural vibrancy.With a spirit of renewal, NOAHH is rising to the challenges presented by a substandard housing stock and is helping many to realize their dream of home ownership. http://habitat-nola.org

Cactus Bar and Grill
404 S. Wells
Chicago, IL

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Franklin Tap’s Five Year Anniversary Event

Entire Menu and All Draft Brews Featured for $5

Wednesday, July 11
11 a.m. – midnight

Franklin Tap will celebrate five successful years in business on Wednesday, July 11. The Loop-located, urban tavern will offer their entire menu, as well as all 12 of their draught beers, for only $5 each from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Chef Glen Pistorio’s summer menu includes: bar snacks (buffalo rolls, tomato bruschetta, hummus); salads (sirloin steak, sweet Thai chili grilled salmon, cobb, chop); sandwiches (bruschetta portabello, steak, grilled grouper, gouda chicken, shrimp po’ boy); wraps (California chicken club, buffalo chicken, Caribbean BBQ chicken); burgers (Santa Fe turkey burger, black bean burger, the big Tex, diablo,); and tavern specialties (fish and chips, macaroni and cheese).  All menu items will be $5 on July 11. The complete menu, regularly priced between $4-$14, is listed below.

Franklin Tap’s 12 draught beer selections include: Carlsberg; Stella Artois; Curious Traveler by The House Of Shandy; Pale Frank custom brew by Two Brothers Brewing; Milk Stout Nitro by Left Hand Brewery; Harbinger Saison by Six Point Brewery; Batch 19; Holy Moses White Ale by Great Lakes Brewing; Resin by Six Point Brewery; The Doppelrock by Great Lakes Brewing; Hirter Morchl; and Blackheart by Three Floyds Brewing. All 12 featured brews will be $5.

The sidewalk patio will be open, weather permitting.

Franklin Tap
325 South Franklin
Chicago, Illinois 60606
(312) 212-3262

Franklin Tap’s Menu

Bar Snacks

Spinach Artichoke Dip tortilla chips 8
Hummus roasted red pepper hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, crispy pita 9
Cheeseburger Sliders American cheese, lettuce, tomato 8
Ballpark Pretzels two pretzels, cheese sauce 7
Hand Battered Chicken Tenders Batch 19 beer batter, honey mustard dressing 8
Fried Calamari roasted garlic lemon aioli 10; tossed in buffalo sauce with blue cheese dressing 11.5
Buffalo Rolls diced chicken, buffalo sauce, blue cheese, ranch dressing, rolled in a crispy wonton 7.5
Tomato Bruschetta tomatoes, red onion, fresh basil, balsamic reduction 8
Steak Nachos sirloin steak, pico de gallo, black bean corn salsa, monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, sour cream 12
Baked Potato Tots tater tots, cheese sauce, bacon, tomatoes, scallions, sour cream 8 

Soups & Salads
dressings: balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese, citrus vinaigrette, honey mustard, ranch

Soup of the Day ask your server today’s selection cup 4; bowl 6
BBQ Chicken Salad mixed greens, corn and black bean salsa, cherry tomatoes, grilled chicken, tortilla strips, house made BBQ sauce, ranch 12
Cobb Salad mixed greens, grilled chicken, chopped bacon, avocado, red onions, egg, blue cheese, ranch 12
Steak Salad sirloin steak, blue cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, diced red onion, blue cheese dressing 13
Salmon Salad sweet Thai chili grilled salmon, mango salsa, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, citrus vinaigrette 13
Chopped Salad romaine, diced chicken, diced red onion, tomatoes, black bean corn salsa, cucumbers, bacon, blue cheese, olives, ranch 12
Side Salad & Cup of Soup 7.5

All our sandwiches are served with a side of your choice.

Grilled Grouper grilled pineapple salsa, shredded lettuce, tomato, avocado mayonnaise, ciabatta 13
BBQ Pulled Pork roasted pork, house made BBQ sauce, napa slaw 10
Buffalo Chicken buffalo sauce, ranch dressing 10
Gouda Chicken gouda, avocado, shredded lettuce, tomato, honey mustard, herb focaccia 11
Bruschetta Portabello grilled portabello mushroom, tomato bruschetta, fresh mozzarella, shredded
lettuce, pesto aioli, tomato focaccia 11
B.L.T.A. bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, sliced avocado, mayonnaise, multi-grain bread 9
Steak Sandwich sirloin steak, shredded lettuce, caramelized onions, blue cheese, mayonnaise, ciabatta 14
Shrimp Po’ Boy battered shrimp, shredded lettuce, tomato, creole aioli 12

All our wraps are served with a side of your choice.

Buffalo Chicken grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, tomato, shredded lettuce, ranch, flour tortilla 10
Caribbean BBQ Chicken grilled chicken, mango salsa, house made BBQ sauce, shredded lettuce,
monterey jack and cheddar cheese, tomato tortilla 11
California Chicken Club grilled chicken, shredded lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon, ranch, flour tortilla 11

All burgers are hand formed and served with lettuce, tomato, onion and a side of your choice.

Bacon Cheddar Merkt’s cheddar, bacon 11
The Big Tex house made BBQ sauce, bacon, caramelized onions, American cheese 12
Diablo buffalo sauce, pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, grilled onions 12
Santa Fe Turkey Burger monterey jack cheese, pico de gallo, chipotle mayonnaise 11
Black Bean Burger house made, chipotle mayonnaise 10
Build your own Hamburger half pound burger cooked to order 10

Cheese and Toppings $1 each
American, Blue, Fresh Mozzarella, Gouda, Merkt’s Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, Swiss
Grilled Onions, Bacon, Sautéed Mushrooms, Jalapeno Peppers, BBQ Sauce, Buffalo Sauce

Tavern Favorites

Fish and Chips batch 19 beer batter, tartar sauce, french fries 12
Macaroni and Cheese elbow macaroni, bacon, three cheese sauce 9

Sides $4

Cup of Soup, French Fries, Cheese Fries, Pasta Salad, Sweet Potato Fries, Tater Tots,
Napa Cabbage Slaw, Side Salad, Macaroni & Cheese

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“Steak Week” at Park Grill

Chef Calls All Carnivores to Millennium Park Restaurant

Tuesday, October 25 through Monday, October 31

America’s favorite meat is getting its own week at Park Grill. Chef Alex Shalev will feature a special steak menu during “Steak Week,” which takes place October 25 through October 31. These a la carte offerings will be available nightly during dinner service.

The “Steak Week” dishes include starters, entrees and sides not normally found on the menu, such as Wagyu Beef Sliders, Braised Oxtail, Roasted Wagyu Sirloin, Flat Iron Steak, NY Strip, roasted mushrooms and caramelized cipollini onions.

Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.



Wagyu Beef Sliders, foie grass, truffle pesto, brioche 15

Braised Oxtail, sweet potato dumplings, leeks, scallions, swiss chard, rosemary 12


Roasted Wagyu Sirloin, 8oz, parsnip puree, grilled asparagus, squash, aged balsamic 30

Broiled Flat Iron Steak, 8oz, broccolini, charred onions, sun-dried tomato chimichurri 29

Grilled Top Sirloin, 12oz, buttermilk mashed potatoes, roasted mushrooms, crispy shallots 30

Grilled NY Strip Steak, 12oz, roasted fingerlings, cipollini onions, arugula, garlic aioli 38


creamed spinach 7
roasted mushrooms 8
caramelized cipollini onions 7

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602

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