CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK 2015 PARTICIPANTS AND MENUS
(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 http://www.choosechicago.com/things-to-do/dining/chicago-restaurant-week/.
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
Halloween-goers this year can add Falafill to their trick or treat route and open their candy bags for complimentary ‘BOOklava’*! Also known as baklava, Falafill’s famously delicious pastry made with layers of filo dough and sweetened nuts and honey will be offered all day to Chicagoans of all ages looking for a freshly baked Halloween treat.
Falafill’s full menu and mezza bar will also be available on Halloween for ghosts and goblins looking for a healthy Mediterranean lunch or dinner on-the-go or dine-in.
*‘BOOklava’ is complimentary with any Falafill purchase for adults, and complimentary for children 12-years-old and under and will be available on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
3202 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
(Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.)
Central Lakeview Merchants Association to giveaway 600 cereal boxes containing 36 gift certificates for specialty breakfast throughout the city on September 22 and September 29
WHAT: September is National Breakfast Month, and Central Lakeview Merchants Association (CLMA) has teamed up with local restaurants to celebrate. On the last two Monday mornings in September, the 22 and 29, at 8 a.m. CLMA will give away 600 free, fun-sized cereal boxes at 6 CTA stations (100 per station) throughout the city. Six lucky winners at each station will win a certificate for a free breakfast at one of the many participating restaurants (listed below).
- Kanela Breakfast Club – 3231 N Clark
- Ann Sather Restaurant – 909 W Belmont
- Original Pancake House – 2020 N Lincoln Park W
- Golden Apple Grill & Breakfast House – 2971 N Lincoln
- Mather’s Restaurant – 33 E. 83rd Street
- Original Soul Vegetarian – 205 E 75th St
- Dats Enterprises Inc – 8249 S Cottage Grove
- 5 Loaves Eatery – 405 E 75th St
- St. Restaurant Country Kitchen – 727 E 87th St.
- Luversia’s Soul Food Restaurant – 522 E 79th St.
- Over Easy Café – 4943 N Damen
- Eden’s the Original – 6045 N Cicero
- Mellow Yellow – 1508 E 53rd St
- Valois Restaurant – 1518 E 53rd St.
- Clarke’s Diner – 1447 E 53rd St.
- Ms. Biscuit – 5431 S Wabash
- Daley’s Restaurant – 809 E 63rd St.
- Norman’s Bistro – 1001 E 43rd St.
- John’s Place – 2132 W Roscoe
WHEN: Monday, September 22 at 8:00 a.m.
Monday, September 29 at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Participating CTA locations-
- 79th Street Station (Metra)
- Belmont Red Line
- Damen Brown Line
- 55th/Garfield Green Line
- Peterson and Cicero Bus Stop
- Belmont & Hoyne Bus Stop
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