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Win two passes to THE OVERNIGHT at AMC River East 6.18

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Enter to win a pass for 2 to THE OVERNIGHT on Thursday, June 18, at 7pm at AMC River East. THE OVERNIGHT is an indie sex comedy fresh from Sundance, starring Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman and Taylor Schilling!

The film opens in Chicago on June 26 but you can see it early on June 18th!

When: Thursday, June 18, at 7pm
Where: AMC River East

Enter your information below to win now through June 11th. Winners will be notified by June 12th.

More about the film:

Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’ Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at the home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up. Writer/director Patrick Brice’s second feature is a painfully funny take on thirty^ something sexual frustration and parenthood. Featuring memorable lead performances by Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godrèche, each actor nimbly balances the script’s sudden emotional turns from surprising honesty to complete embarrassment. Produced by Gettin’ Rad and the Duplass Brothers, THE OVERNIGHT tells a complex story of universal inadequacies.

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One Dollar Bar Bites, Rose Selections and Bottled Beverages At La Madia

1 Jun La Madia
La Madia

La Madia

Osteria La Madia
59 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 329-0400

The summer season at Osteria La Madia is a great time to enjoy Chef Jonathan Fox’s new “happy hour” dining deal. From 2-7 p.m. daily, his delicious bruschetta offerings are just $1 each in the bar area. Seasonal selections include: talleggio and prosciutto; marsala glazed wild mushrooms; ceci bean and lemon oil; sweet English pea and ricotta; buratta and blistered grape tomatoes; and tuna crudo. The complete bruschetta bar menu is outlined below.

Pair your bruschetta with a refreshing glass of rose, hand selected by beverage manager Brooke Walton, or gather a group to share one of the house made bottled cocktails (outlined below).

Osteria La Madia is open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight.

Bruschetta at the Bar Menu
$1 each from 2-7 p.m. in the bar; dine-in only

Marsala Glazed Wild Mushroom​s​
Ceci Bean​ with lemon ​o​il
Sweet English Pea & Ricotta
Buratta with blistered ​grape tomatoes​
Tuna Crudo​ with arugula and lemon aioli​
Talleggio & Prosciutto
Rosé By the Glass

Di Giovanna 2014, Nerello Mascalese, Sicily, IT$10
Argiolas, Serra Lori 2014, IGT, Sardenga, IT $10
Mas de Gourgonnier 2014, Les Baux de Provence, FR $14
Taltarni, Brut Rose “Tache”, NV, Victoria, AU $14

Rosé By the Bottle
Lucien Albrecht Brut Rose NV, Alsace, FR $57

​Bottled Cocktails
250ml serves 1-2; 500ml​ serves 4-5

59 West Breckenridge bourbon, Koval Rosehip liqueur, Morello Amarena cherry $34, serves four

Tuscan Thai lemongrass and Ear Grey-infused Tito’s vodka, fresh lemon sour, Gomme syrup, lemon bitters $24/$48

Apple Slice Buffalo Trace bourbon, Torres orange liqueur, fresh lemon sour, apple cider bitters, apple slice $24/$48

Green City Market Fulton Opens Saturday, 6.6

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Green City Market Fulton, sister to the Green City Market in Lincoln Park, opens its second season this Saturday, June 6 at the southeast corner of Fulton and Halsted streets. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through October. Green City Market is Chicago’s premier sustainable outdoor farmer’s market.

Green City Market Fulton shoppers 300Having a market so central to Chicago’s burgeoning Fulton Market Innovation District is exciting,” says Melissa Flynn, Green City Market’s executive director.  “Green City Market is a perfect market partner for the district,” said Sarah Stegner and Vi Daley, co-chairs of the Green City Market board. “We have a 17-year proven history in Lincoln Park. We are excited for the farmers to have an opportunity to increase the flow of local food to the community and thrilled that we’ve been asked back for our second season here.”

Vendors will be selling organic and sustainable produce, vegetables and other goods 14104905445_9d3ca1f880_o at the market. The growing Fulton Market District/West Loop is one of Chicago’s most popular and fastest growing neighborhoods.


Confirmed Vendors include:

Bushel and Peck’s

Co-op Sauce

Crumb Chicago

Green Acres Farm

Hillside Orchard

Hoosier Mama
Leaning Shed Farm

Mint Creek Farm

Nichols Farm and Orchard

Phoenix Bean


The Flower Garden

Tomato Mountain  


Simon Majumdaar Book Signing June 6Fed White and Blue 300
Simon Majumdar, a mainstay on The Food Network and known as one of its toughest  critics, will be signing his new book, Fed, White and Blue: Finding America with My Fork, beginning at 10 a.m. June 6 at the Green City Market Fulton. Simon has appeared on numerous episodes of Iron Chef America, Beat Bobby Flay, The Next Iron Chef, Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Extreme Chef. He is a recurring judge on Cutthroat Kitchen.


About Green City Market
The mission of Green City Market is to improve the availability of a diverse range of high quality foods, connecting local producers and farmers to chefs, restaurateurs, food organizations and the public, and supporting small family farms while promoting a healthier society through education and appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably raised produce and products.


Green City Market has been a destination for locals and visitors to Chicago since its inception in 1998. It has consistently been named in the top 10 of the nation’s best farmers markets by national publications such as USA Today, Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, Forbes, Shape, CNN, Huffington Post and US News, among others. 


For more information, visit Green City Market’s website at or call 773-880-1266.

Chicago Restaurant Week Participants and Menus 1.30-2.12

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RIVA #crw


(listed in alphabetical order; photos upon request or click to download)

This January and February, diners are invited to enjoy the eighth annual Chicago Restaurant Week, with over 250 participating restaurants throughout the city. Restaurants will offer special prix-fixe meals including lunch, dinner or both, depending on the restaurant’s preference.  For details, visit

During Restaurant Week, some of the city’s most notable chefs will offer their menus at a discount, and guests will have an opportunity to taste dishes created by Executive Chef Brian Jupiter of Frontier, Executive Chef Christian Fantoni of Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush, Chef Luigi Garcia of Riva Crab House and Chef Victorio Padilla of Tuscany Restaurant on Taylor Street, among others.


WHEN:  Friday, January 30 – Thursday, February 12


COST:Prix-Fixe Meals

$22 Lunch

$33/$44 Dinner

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