Toast to madre at Mercadito Chicago, a Molise PR client and River North’s upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, with a special four-course brunch sharing menu including one complimentary cocktail per guest. Mother’s Day Brunch is from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and costs $30 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Guests may choose four entrees from the following options created by Chef Patricio Sandoval:
Huevos Rancheros, sunny-side up eggs, soft corn tortilla, black bean hash, salsa roja, salsa verde; Huevos Ahogados, poached eggs, crispy corn bread, chipotle-hollandaise sauce; Tacos de Huevo, scrambled egg, pico de gallo, black bean hash, chile de árbol salsa, avocado and queso fresco;
…Estrellados y Tampiqueña, sunny-side up eggs, rosemary-marinated skirt steak and potato-poblano rajas; Huevos al Gusto, eggs any style, Mexican bread, add Mexican cheese and your choice of chorizo or smoked bacon; Carnitas Hash con Huevo, crispy potato, braised pork, fried egg and onion.
Sweeter options include Mercadito’s Pancakes, manchego cheese, strawberries, cinnamon butter, maple syrup; or the Pan Mexicano, Mexican French toast, cajeta and apple.
Or choose from a selection of tacos including Espada, Estilo Baja, Camarón, Carne, Pollo, Carnitas de Puerco, Pastor and Hongos. Plus enjoy sides like Chilaquiles, corn tortilla chips, Mexican cheese, crema fresca, choice of creamy tomatillo sauce or roja sauce (add fried egg for $2); Enchiladas, shredded chicken, four chiles roasted tomato sauce and Mexican cheese.
A la Carte items off of the regular menu will also be available. For more information or to make your Mother’s Day reservations, call 312-329-9555 or visit https://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.
The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, the upscale events venue at 9421 W. Higgins Road, and Chicago PR client, will host Mother’s Day Brunch on May 14, with seatings beginning at 11 a.m., and available every half hour until 4 p.m.
Mother’s Day Brunch at The Estate includes:
- Complimentary mimosas (MOMosas!)
- Classic brunch fare including French toast, frittata, eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs and bacon
- A carving station featuring slow roasted prime rib, ham and turkey
- An antipasto station
- A ‘500 North Station’ featuring Gene & Georgetti classics including Chicken Alla Joe, Sausage Alla Joe, Meatballs and Garbage Salad
- Fire & Ice Seafood Display with whitefish escabeche, clams casino, ceviche and a shrimp cocktail
- Pasta bar featuring rotini with fresh tomato sauce, and penne primavera
- Kid’s Corner featuring mac & cheese, chicken fingers, mini hot dogs and waffle fries
- Sides including sweet potato wedges, mashed potatoes, green bean almondine, honey-glazed carrots and a refreshing romaine iceberg salad
- Dessert and coffee station
The Estate’s Mother’s Day Brunch costs $46 for adults, and $19 for children ages 11 and younger, plus tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet service is also available.
For reservations or more information, please contact a reservation specialist at 847.653.3302 or email RSVP@geneandgeorgetti.com. A credit card is required to hold reservations.
— Chicago Food Mag (@ChicagoFoodMag) April 24, 2017
Show mom how much she rocks this Mother’s Day at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, with a Mother’s Day brunch buffet and a live music show from Leaders of the Pack on Sunday, May 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Families are invited to indulge in a full spread of brunch favorites including: a Honey Baked Ham carving station, sausage and bacon, scrambled eggs, French toast, roasted red potatoes, hash browns, fruit and mini muffins. Guests will also enjoy assorted juice options, coffee and tea. Adults are invited to order beverages and cocktails from the regular menu for an additional cost.
Beginning at 11 a.m., enjoy a special performance from Leaders of the Pack, a trio of leading ladies that celebrate the greatest girl groups and female artists, spotlighting the 1940s big band era of the Andrews Sisters, to the Rock & Roll sounds of the 50s, and the 60s pop of the Shirelles, Ronettes, the Supremes and more.
Mother’s Day Brunch and Live Music Show at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
Sunday, May 14
Brunch buffet begins at 10:30 a.m.
Performance by Leaders of the Pack begins at 11 a.m.
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
63 W. Ontario, Chicago IL
$35 for ages 10 and up, $25 for children 9 years of age and under
— Chicago Food Mag (@ChicagoFoodMag) April 20, 2017
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo, amigos! Celebrate at Mercadito Chicago
Five-course experiential dinner, a special prix fixe menu
and “The Hottest Drink on Earth!”
Make Cinco de Mayo a weeklong celebration at Mercadito Chicago, a Chicago PR agency client, with a Cinco de Mayo Experiential Dinner on Monday, May 1 and a special five-course prix fixe menu available Friday, May 5. Plus, guests are invited to attempt Mercadito’s Vato Loco cocktail, known as the “Hottest Drink on Earth.”
Cinco de Mayo Experiential Dinner, May 1 from 6-9 p.m.
Start the festivities early with a special Cinco de Mayo Experiential Dinner. Guests are invited to enjoy five courses, each expertly paired with Mezcales de Leyenda pours.
Begin the celebration with a selection of Botanas Mexicanas that includes Tostaditas de Tinga de Res, Guacamole con Chicharron, Tacos Dorados, Sopes de Chorizo and Tacos de Chicharron en Salsa.
Guests will then enjoy Tamales de Mole Poblano, revel in Chile Relleno de Quesillo and indulge in Pozole Rojo. For dessert, guests will be treated to Flan Napolitano.
The Cinco de Mayo Experiential Dinner costs $85 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.
Cinco de Mayo Five-Course Prix Fixe Menu, May 5 from 4 pm – Close
On Cinco de Mayo, guests can enjoy a special five-course prix fixe menu, $45 plus tax and gratuity. The five-course menu includes a choice of two guacamoles, two botanas or ceviches, four tacos including Chicken Mole, two side dishes and one dessert.
Plus, guests are invited with caution to try the Vato Loco cocktail, known as “The Hottest Drink on Earth” at Mercadito. The Vato Loco is perfectly mixed with ancho- infused blanco tequila, arbol chile syrup, pineapple-habanero puree, whole milk, fresh lime juice, a flaming jalapeno with over-proofed rum and four dashes of Tabasco, $15. Guests are required to sign a waiver form before attempting the Vato Loco cocktail.
Fore more information on Cinco de Mayo or to make a reservation, please call 312.329.9555 or visit https://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.
Ana Belaval and the WGN TV Around Town team stopped by Mercadito for a second year to celebrate Cinco de Mayo all morning long! Check out the festivities they had in store below:
ABC 7 Chicago visited Mercadito where Beverage Director, Paul Tanguey gave viewers an inside look at “The Hottest Drink on Earth.” Click on the clip below for the full segment:
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PRESS START TO ROCK – UNOFFICIAL C2E2 AFTER PARTY AT HARD ROCK CAFE CHICAGO
BENEFITTING READING WITH PICTURES
Featuring a cosplay contest, 80’s themed live music, drink specials from Revolution Brewing, raffle prizes and more!
Press Start to Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Chicago PR client, the unofficial C2E2 after party on Friday, April 21 from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. featuring live music, drink specials, a cosplay contest and more!
The event will benefit Reading With Pictures, a Chicago 501(c)3 nonprofit that works with educators, governments and comic book artists to create educational comics that are used to get children engaged in learning about everything from algebra to sustainability.
Press Start to Rock will be hosted by comic con personalities Erica Fett, Nicole Salera and The Chicago Bombshells, and emceed by Groovie Louie. Guests will get down to 80’s themed tunes with live musical acts Insane Ian, Boy Meets Robot and Freaks Who Geek. Guests will enjoy beverages courtesy of Revolution Brewing, tabletop games organized by Geeky Gatherings and exciting raffle prizes. Video game consoles will be made available by I Play Games.
Dress to impress! Enter the cosplay best-dressed competition for your chance to win great prizes. Cosplay is highly encouraged, but not required.
Real Urban Barbecue Offers Special Easter Holiday Carryout Menu
Featuring items like slow-smoked ham and prime rib, traditional sides dishes and homemade desserts from the Real Urban Bakery
Chicago PR Agency Molise PR client Real Urban Barbecue, located in Downtown Highland Park (610 Central Ave. #177), Vernon Hills (1260 S. Milwaukee Ave) and Oak Brook (2119 Clearwater Drive), is offering a special Easter carryout menu perfect to fit any family gathering. RUB’s holiday menu is available for pick up Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 16.
Build your full Easter spread with Real Urban Barbecue favorites including:
- Slow-Smoked Prime Rib
- Sliced Smoked Michigan Turkey Breast
- Whole Smoked Bone-In Berkshire Pork
- Sliced Smoked Ham
- Traditional side dishes like: Homemade Au Gratin Potatoes, Sweet Potato Soufflé and Golden Corn Bake
- Homemade desserts including Chicky Cupcakes, Rainbow Cake Balls and Three Layer Carrot Cake
For more information call 847-947-6474 to reach all three locations, or visit www.RealUrbanBBQ.com.
In the press:
EXHIBITIONISM – THE ROLLING STONES
Celebrate the New Exhibition at Navy Pier,
Grand Opening Party to be Held at Hard Rock Cafe with Hot Rocks Band
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Chicago PR client, is celebrating the grand opening of Navy Pier’s newest exhibition with a grand opening party for Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones, on Saturday, April 15 featuring The Rolling Stones tribute band Hot Rocks Band.
Guests of all ages are invited with complimentary admission to Hard Rock Cafe to join in on the celebration with a night of live entertainment from Hot Rocks Band, a tribute band that presents a theater-like Rolling Stones experience with the music, the look, the costumes and energy of the famous English rock band. Guests will also have the opportunity to win tickets to the exhibition, opening April 15 at Navy Pier.
Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones blockbuster exhibit, delivered by DHL, is the largest touring exhibition of its kind at nearly 15,000 square feet. A highly immersive and interactive music experience featuring over 500 rare Rolling Stones items spanning the bands influence on fashion, recording, film and art, culminating in a mind-blowing 3D concert finale.
Hard Rock International is the world’s largest curator of music memorabilia, and Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Chicago PR client, is proud to partner with Exhibitionism to offer guests an even more expansive music and history experience. Guests who visit the exhibit between Saturday, April 15 and Saturday, July 30 will receive a complimentary ice cream cookie sandwich when they show their exhibition ticket at the cafe.
Marcia Frost recently mentioned Hard Rock Cafe’s partnership with Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones on her CI Living segment for WCIA 3, a CBS-affiliated television station for Central Illinois. Click the photo below to check out the full clip:
Hop on over to Hard Rock Cafe, Molise PR Chicago PR Firm client, for a special Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 with seatings at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Bring a camera, grab somebunny special and pose for a photo with the Easter Bunny who will be hopping around the cafe all morning long.
Enjoy a full spread of brunch favorites including: a Honey Baked Ham carving station, sausage and bacon, scrambled eggs, French toast, roasted red potatoes, hash browns, fruit, assorted breakfast cereals, and mini muffins. Guests will also enjoy assorted juice options, coffee and tea. Adults are invited to order beverages and cocktails from the regular menu for an additional cost.
Each brunch reservation includes an exciting Easter egg hunt for the kids. Eggs will be filled with candy and hidden throughout the cafe’s mezzanine and outdoor patio for the little eggs-plorers. Find the golden egg and win a special Hard Rock Cafe Easter basket to take home.
For more information, visit www.HardRock.com/Chicago.
In the press:
Mercadito Hosts Hola Primavera Experiential Dinner, April 17
An exclusive five-course menu perfectly paired with Código 1530 Tequila pours!
This spring, take your taste buds on a journey down Central and South Pacific Mexico at Mercadito Chicago, a Chicago PR client, with a special Hola Primavera Experiential Dinner on Monday, April 17 from 6-9 p.m.
Guests are invited to enjoy five courses expertly paired with Código 1530 Tequila pours. The evening is hosted by special guest Jackson Miranda of Código 1530 Tequila and Chef Patricio Sandoval of Mercadito.
Guests will begin the journey at the “hidden port” Puerto Escondido with a Ceviche Blanco, lime marinated Red Snapper, shrimp, pico de gallo, Serrano chile, avocado and lime-orange broth.
Next, guests will explore the flavors of Puerto Vallarta with a Smoked White Fish Burrito, smoked white fish, blackened shrimp, toasted flour tortilla, lettuce, tomato and habanero-avocado crema.
Guests will then travel to the Guerrero region with Pollo a las Brasas, Adobo marinated whole chicken, coleslaw and chipotle vinaigrette.
The journey continues at Nayarit with a Pescado Zarandeado, lime, spices and soy sauce marinated butterflied Red Snapper, grilled cilantro rice, caramelized onions and picked vegetables.
The trip concludes with Oaxaca-inspired Buñuelos, crispy fritters, piloncillo syrup, cinnamon, sugar, chocolate and orange zest.
The Hola Primavera Experiential Dinner costs $75 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312.329.9555. For more information, visit https://www.mercaditorestaurants.com/experiential-dinners-april-2017/.
— Chicago Food Mag (@ChicagoFoodMag) April 3, 2017
Jon Cotay Presents Harajuku Tokyo | April 7
On Friday, April 7, Jon Cotay and Bryant Keil presented Harajuku Tokyo, a private, invitation-only event highlighting top Asian American influencers in the world of fashion, art, music and photography, ahead of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.
Models wore Harajuku inspired fashion and mingled with partygoers as they enjoyed Coors Light, White Girl Rosé, Código 1530 tequila, Red Bull, cocktails featuring Faragello Gold cocktail juice, Toast Vodka and more. Small bites were provided by 14 Parish, Chef Dan Collado, and Chef Gabriel Miranda. Other sponsors included Gage Diamonds, MK Lighting and Y.S. Organic Honey.
Co-hosts included Tek Chung, Eric Demadara, Peter Au, Jerry Zhang, Marisa Buchheit and Ac Mangubat; with event support and showcases including Video Art Installation by Yoyu; Artwork by Forrest Gregory; Fashion Photography by Jon Wong; Celebrity Stylist and Photographer Kevin Roldan; Talent Agent Mark Mendez; Makeup by AGA; Hair Styling by Cosmetologist Chicago and Next Generation; assistant event coordination by Kevin Brodzinski; and music from Orion Roswell, Eliana, Beata, Kidd, Granite and Jason Wu.
THURSDAY, APRIL 6 IS NATIONAL CARAMEL POPCORN DAY
SO GARRETT POPCORN SHOPS® IS CELEBRATING
NATIONAL CARAMELCRISP@ DAY BY THANKING LOYAL FANS!
Garrett Popcorn Shops@, A Chicago Tradition and Molise PR client, celebrates National CaramelCrisp Day by honoring generations of its loyal fans on Thursday, April 6 (National Caramel Popcorn Day, aka National CaramelCrisp Day!)
In Shops – Mention “National CaramelCrisp Day” and receive a complimentary Small Bag of CaramelCrisp with any Garrett Popcorn purchase*.
Online-only at GarrettPopcorn.com – Receive complimentary shipping on any 1 Gallon Tin design of CaramelCrisp when you use the code Caramel at check out.
*Complimentary Small Bag with purchase is limited to one per customer.
FOX 5 Las Vegas celebrated the day with some Garrett Popcorn on air! Check out the clip below:
In the press:
— WLS-AM 890 (@wlsam890) April 6, 2017
— Tanja Babich (@BabichABC7) April 6, 2017
— Adam Longo (@adamlongoTV) April 4, 2017
— Dori Olmos (@ProducerDori) April 5, 2017
— Tim Barber (@ABC7TimBarber) April 5, 2017
— Beth Fisher (@BethFisherTV) April 5, 2017
— Jeff Maher (@JeffMaherVegas) April 5, 2017
— Yasmeen Hassan (@YasmeenTV) April 6, 2017