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MAK Brings Fresh, Fast, Asian Fusion To Wicker Park

22 Aug General MAK Shrimp  {Poor Girl's Guide Chicago}

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1924 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60622

Local gem alert! MAK owner, Tommy Wang is bringing his passion for food, family recipes and innovation to his Division Street restaurant. With family recipes in tow, MAK aims to elevate and modernize traditional Chinese and asian fusion to new levels. With naturally raised meats, fresh produce and locally grown ingredients you’ll be happily surprised at the affordable prices. Not skimping on poor quality ingredients is a motto here and you can taste in every item on the menu.

MAK offers a pretty extensive list of proteins, grains/starches and vegetables to choose from. Everything here is fresh and made to order. Their signature bowls and wraps allow for a choice of rice or quinoa, vegetables and protein. For vegetarians you can also substitute tofu or falafel. Vegetarian or not I would highly recommend the falafel! (The sauce is amazing!) Another delicious item you don’t normally see on a Chinese menu is chicken wings. Using a family recipe for the ‘Wang Sauce’ found on both the falafel and chicken wings, you won’t be disappointed.

As a Wicker Park resident and as you know, lover of a good deal – I’d defintely recommend putting MAK on your must try list. Healthy Chinese is usually pretty hard to find and to find it in a quick service restaurant with nothing on the menu over $11, well that’s pretty impossible to find anywhere else.

Also make sure to check out their specials including, Ten Buck Tuesday with your choice of any bowl and a beer for only $10 and Wing Wednesday with half off a combo of beer and chicken wings or falafel in their signature Wang Sauce. Check their website and Poor Girl for new monthly specials as well.

Now go eat! Lauren LaRoche, Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago

Craft Beer Boat Ticket Raffle On Fountainhead’s Roof Top 8.13

11 Aug Fountainhead Chicago
Fountainhead Chicago

Fountainhead Chicago


Fountainhead is excited to host the Craft Beer Boat Ticket Raffle on the roof deck! Guests can join as the Fountainhead team welcomes Artisanal ImportsAllagash Brewing and Surly Brewing to mix, mingle & enjoy delicious craft beer! Buy a draft beer from one of these spectacular breweries and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win two tickets to the August 27th Craft Beer Boat!


The Craft Beer Boat is single handedly one of the most fun beer events of the year…on a boat…on Lake Michigan!


Among an amazing draft line-up is De Proef/Surly Long of Tooth, a rare and unique collaboration between two exceptional breweries. An English-style old ale that has been aged in toasted oak and cacao, this beer is the latest addition to De Proef’s extensive Brewmaster’s Collaboration series. This collaboration is the perfect balance between the styles of the two breweries while still showcasing some new and unique characteristics.


Draft prices range from $6-$10. The regular rooftop menu will also be available for purchase and Chef Cleetus Friedman will have some delicious specials on hand for the event.


For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


The Draft List:

De Proef /Surly Long of Tooth
Aspall Dry Cider
Iron Maiden Trooper
St Feuillien Saison
Surly Furious
Surly Pentagram
Surly Coffee Bender
Surly Bitter Brewer 
Allagash White 
Allagash Interlude
Allagash Odessey
Allagash James Bean



Wednesday, August 13, 2014
6-9 p.m.



Fountainhead Chicago

1970 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL



Free cover, food and beverages available for purchase


Celebrity Cruises Ravinia Ticket Giveaway

30 Jul Ravinia

win free lawn tickets to a few upcoming concerts at Ravinia, courtesy of Celebrity Cruises!

Anyone who follows “@Celebrity_CHI” on twitter will be able to view the rules to the concert ticket giveaway. Currently, Celebrity Cruises Chicago wants to know what Chicagoans believe to be modern luxury. Anyone who tags “@Celebrity_CHI” in their description of modern luxury will be automatically entered to win 2 lawn tickets to the Heart concert on August 3rd at Ravinia.

The 2 best answers (tweets) will be selected this week and tickets will be given to the wining individuals.

Celebrity Cruises will also be giving away tickets to upcoming concerts in the coming weeks and details on the other giveaways will be announced closer to the concert dates via Twitter. Celebrity Cruises Chicago Twitter followers will have the chance to win lawn tickets to the following concerts:

  • Abba (8/17)
  • Train (8/22)
  • Carrie Underwood (9/7)

Wicker Park Bucktown TAP Beer Fest – Tickets Still Available

5 Jun

224Limited tickets are still available for TAP beer fest on June 22, when many of Wicker Park and Bucktown’s best beer haunts will congregate to promote the art of brewing and all its delicious spoils. TAP is in essence, a salute to Wicker Park and Bucktown’s thriving beer scene that takes place under one roof – The Chop Shop (2033 W. North Ave) – from 1 pm to 5 pm. The second-year event provides the opportunity for beer lovers to sample suds from 18 of the best breweries, brew pubs, and beer-focused bars in the hood, all for one ticket price.

Produced by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Map Room, a TAP ticket costs $40. Admission gets you: a commemorative beer tasting glass, 10 six-ounce servings of the participating venue’s beers of your choice, music, and four hours of fun. There will also be a variety of noshes from local restaurants available for purchase. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit

The Participants:
From bars that brew their own beer to others who carry truly impressive selections, TAP offers a diverse collection. Participants include:

  • bar bar black sheep
  • Bucktown Pub
  • Dimo’s
  • Division Ale House
  • Double Door
  • Emporium
  • Fatpour Tap Works
  • Feast Restaurant + Bar
  • Floyd’s Pub
  • High Noon Saloon
  • Links Taproom
  • Map Room
  • Piece
  • Pipeworks Brewing co.
  • Provenance
  • The Bluebird
  • The Boundary
  • WeeGee’s

**Proceeds from the event support the Chamber’s economic development initiatives to sustain local, independent businesses.

Deal Alert! New Adamus In Silversmith Hotel

3 Jun Adamus - Silver Smith Hotel Chicago
Adamus - Silver Smith Hotel Chicago

Adamus – Silver Smith Hotel Chicago

Adamus, the vibrant new lounge and restaurant at the recently renovated Silversmith Hotel, is excited to roll out their new weekly promotions just in time for summer. Located in the Loop in the heart of downtown, Adamus is the ideal destination for friends, coworkers Chicago foodies and travelers seeking delicious bites and handcrafted cocktails.

  • Tuesday’s “Buck-A-Shuck” freshly shucked oysters for $1.00/6 min.
    • Available 4-8 pm
  • Wine & Dine Wednesday receive 50% off your favorite bottle of wine
  • Thursday’s “3-4-3” 3 Homemade Croquettes or Sliders for $3.00
    • Available 4-8 pm
With a buzzing atmosphere, Adamus presents a cosmopolitan lounge that works for an after-work watering hole or perfect for a late-night liaison. Enhanced by high-def TVs, intriguing lighting and music, guests can enjoy one of many spaces throughout the large bar and restaurant: sexy lounge booths, community table, a large circular bar and multiple smaller tables. The all-day menu offers delicious and creative cuisine that will satisfy every palate with an extensive cocktail list combining fresh ingredients and house-infused liquors.

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