Jun 162017
 

¡Hace calor aquí! Chicago Restaurant PR client Mercadito Chicago, is welcoming summer with their monthly Mixology Academy course on Saturday, June 17 and Dame Calor Experiential Dinner on Monday, June 19.

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June Mixology Academy with Bulleit Bourbon – Saturday, June 17 at 3 p.m.

Just in time for summer, La Mez Agave Lounge, located downstairs at Mercadito, hosts its monthly Mixology Academy course, led by Beverage Director Paul Tanguay. The course will feature cocktails crafted with Bulleit Bourbon.

Guests are invited to learn insider tips and techniques to craft perfectly balanced cocktails at home, all while absorbing a bit of useful alcohol history about Bulleit Bourbon and getting saucy with friends and classmates. Appetizers will be provided, courtesy of Mercadito Chicago’s Executive Chef Patricio Sandoval. Guests are also welcome to purchase items off of the regular menu.

Mercadito’s Mixology Academy course costs $45 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

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Dame Calor Experiential Dinner – Monday, June 19 from 6-9 p.m.

Celebrate warmer weather with a special Dame Calor Experiential Dinner. Hosted by Mercadito’s Executive Chef Patricio Sandoval and special guest Paul Sauter of Diageo, guests are invited to enjoy four courses expertly paired
with Don Julio Tequila pours.

Guests will begin the night with a Guacamole Trio that includes Sandia, Durazno and Pepino. Guests will then indulge in a Ceviche Trio that includes Camaron, Dorado and Mixto and delight in a selection of tacos, including Carne, Pollo, Langosta and Pescado. The night ends on a sweet note with Tres Leches.

The Dame Calor Experiential Dinner costs $75 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

Fore more information or to make a reservation, please call 312.329.9555 or visit https://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

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Jun 162017
 

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The Imerman Angels Brunch Run 5K & Walk returns to picturesque Montrose Harbor on Saturday, June 17. Over 2,000 runners and walkers will come together along the beachside course to raise funds to support Imerman Angels and its mission of providing one-on-one support for cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

In addition to on-course gourmet surprises, runners and walkers alike will be treated to a signature brunch buffet from award-winning Blue Plate Catering – honored with the 2016 Leading Caterers of America Award. Each participant (21 and older) also receives a trip to the Mimosa Bar, Cold-Brewed Coffee Station featuring High Brew Coffee and an ice-cold beer.

Ready…Set…Brunch!

Created by the 2014 Catering Chef of the Year Paul Larson, the brunch menu features a full spread of brunch items including a variety of savory and vegetarian breakfast sandwiches; apple wood smoked bacon; baked cinnamon-raisin French toast casserole; house made breakfast bread assortment, a seasonal fruit display; Blue Plate pastries; roasted breakfast potatoes; Kiddo “pancake” dogs; and mini yogurt parfaits.

Participants have the option to walk or run the chip-timed 5K course, or opt for the single mile course, in honor of a loved one who has battled cancer. Form a team or walk as an individual; this is a family event and all are welcome. Registration for the 5K course costs $50 for adults and $20 for children ages 5-12. The one-mile course is $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 5-12. Children under five are free.

Those who cannot make it on June 17 may register as a virtual runner for $30 and still help raise funds supporting the Imerman Angels mission.

Brunch Run 5k Supporters

Imerman Angels, a Molise PR client, is proud to partner with generous sponsors and partners including: Deloitte US, Magnus Charitable Trust, Blue Plate Catering and Fleet Feet Sports Chicago.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Dave Louthan at dave@imermanangels.org or call 312-273-1312. To register for the Imerman Angels Brunch Run 5k & Walk, visit brunchrun5k.com or call 866-IMERMAN (463-7626).

Imerman Angels CEO, Executive Director and 3-time cancer survivor Ben Bornstein stopped by WGN AM 720 Steve Cochran Show to chat about the annual Brunch Run, as well as Imerman Angels’ mission:  Click the photo below for the full clip:

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Next, Ben and and Chef Randall with Blue Plate Catering stopped by FOX Good Day Chicago to chat about the upcoming Brunch Run:

Ben, along with the Imerman Angels cheering squad, also stopped by ABC 7 Chicago to chat about what the Brunch Run has in store for participants:

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Jun 132017
 

HRC Legendary Burger

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Chicago PR client, is ready to celebrate like it’s 1971! On June 14, 1971, two-music loving Americans, Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton opened the first-ever Hard Rock Cafe in London and an iconic brand was born. After Eric Clapton asked to hang his guitar in that location, Tigrett and Morton had a vision to combine music, memorabilia and food for a one-of-a-kind guest experience. To honor the brand’s founders and celebrate its birthday on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago will offer civil servants who visit the cafe any Legendary Burger™ for only 71 cents.*

Hard Rock Cafe’s Original Legendary® Burger features a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, a golden fried onion ring, crisp lettuce and vine ripened tomato, served on a toasted brioche bun with Hard Rock’s seasoned fries. Just like the artists whose memorabilia lines the walls at Hard Rocks worldwide, the burgers that Hard Rock Cafe serves are nothing short of “Legendary.” All burgers are made with the highest quality meats, fresh toppings, savory sauces and rich, melted cheeses.

* Civil servants include policemen, firefighters and EMT personnel only. To receive any Legendary Burger™ for 71 cents on June 14, civil servants must present proper identification including badge stating their eligible status. Offer does not include World Burger Tour burgers. The offer is valid only for dining-in at participating Hard Rock Cafe locations, limited to one item per person and restrictions apply.

For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com/chicago.

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May 152017
 

Molise PR client Garrett Popcorn Shops was recently featured on WCIU You & Me This Morning as wedding inspiration from Martha Stewart Wedding Party! Check out the full clip below:

 

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Give a gift that gives back this Mother’s Day. Garrett Popcorn Shops®, Making Moms Happy Since 1949, announces the keepsake Spring Tin design and the Garrett® Spring Collection, with 10 percent of sales* going to Infant Welfare Society, an organization that ensures barrier-free access to services and provides a multi-service healthcare home to some of Chicago’s neediest children and their families.

The Garrett Spring Collection features hot air-popped, lightly glazed Garrett Popcorn fully enrobed in four new, premium Belgian White Chocolate recipes: Strawberry, Orange, Lime and traditional White Chocolate. These indulgent and naturally flavored recipes are available in Shops and online:

  • Keepsake Spring Tin –1 Gallon Spring Tin filled 50/50 with CaramelCrisp® and any one Belgian White Chocolate recipe for $34.95, plus shipping for online orders.
  • The Spring Collection Gift Box –Four clear Half Quart Tins in a decorative Gift Box, each filled with one of the four Spring Collection recipes for $34.95, plus shipping for online orders.

“Given the success of The Garrett Spring Collection Gift Box which we launched in time for Easter, we are excited to expand our Belgian White Chocolate options both for Mother’s Day and this worthy cause through our Garrett Cares initiative,” says Chef David Funaro, Vice President, Lead Chef for Garrett Popcorn Shops.

“Garrett Popcorn Shops is an incredible partner to Angel Family Health, our wonderful Auxiliary and to our patients,” says Michelle Di Benedetto, Vice President of Institutional Advancement of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. “Angel Family Health depends on the generous support of corporation, foundation and individual partners to help us ensure that hundreds of patients who would ordinarily go without healthcare services are able to access vital services.”

In Chicago, Shops are located at: 625 North Michigan Ave., 151 North Michigan Ave. (Millennium Park), Navy Pier (food court), 26 West Randolph St., 4 East Madison St., 27 West Jackson Blvd., 737 East 87th St., O’Hare International Airport, in Terminals 1 and 3, Citigroup Center at 500 West Madison St. (2nd floor), Water Tower Place at 835 North Michigan Ave. (Level 7), and in Schaumburg, at Woodfield Mall’s Grand Court.

For more information or to place an online order, visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN.

For more information on Infant Welfare Society visit www.infantwelfaresociety.org.

*Infant Welfare Society promotion period April 28 – May 21, 2017. U.S. sales only, up to $20,000.

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May 112017
 

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Chicago PR firm clientis gearing up for warmer days with a U2 Pre-Party and VIP Reception featuring live music from UZoo – The Unforgettable U2 Tribute Band on for Saturday, June 3, plus a new Summer Patio Acoustic Series on Fridays and the Hard Rock After Dark series featuring live band karaoke on Thursday nights, and live music on Saturday nights.

U2 Concert Pre-Party & VIP Reception – Saturday, June 3 from 3-6 p.m.

Come in the name of love! Before legendary Irish rock band U2 packs Soldier Field on Saturday, June 3, Hard Rock Cafe invites guests to join in on the U2 Concert Pre-Party featuring a free, live performance from UZoo – The Unforgettable U2 Tribute Band beginning at 3 p.m.

Plus, guests have the option to purchase tickets for the U2 VIP Reception for $75, which includes a three-hour open bar package, hors d’oeuvres, and round trip transportation to the concert at Soldier Field.

Lisa Allen from 101.9 FM THE MIX Chicago will be onsite with THE MIX Road Crew from 3-5 p.m. doing a U2 concert ticket giveaway.

Tickets for the U2 VIP Reception are limited and can be purchased by clicking here.

Summer Patio Acoustic Series – Fridays from 5-7 p.m.

Chicago’s al fresco season begins when Hard Rock Cafe introduces its Summer Patio Acoustic Series, on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. Kicking off on May 5 guests are invited to the outdoor patio for live music and Happy Hour specials extended to 7 p.m.* Check the Hard Rock Cafe website weekly for updates on performers.

Hard Rock Cafe’s Happy Hour features half-priced appetizers* including Spinach Artichoke Dip, Classic Nachos, Wings in your choice of Buffalo Style or grilled with dry seasoning or tossed in Hard Rock’s Classic Rock, Tangy or Heavy Metal sauces, Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta, Tupelo Chicken Tenders and Potato Skins.23a290412fd4b577467e6075_560x366

Happy Hour drink specials include $5 Drafts, $5 pours of house red and white wine from Inspiration Vineyards and $6 shots of Jameson, Fireball and Jack Daniel’s.

*Happy Hour is available at the cafe Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. Half-priced appetizer Happy Hour special excludes Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s Jumbo Combo.

Hard Rock After Dark – Live Band Karaoke on Thursdays and Live Music Saturdays at 9 p.m.

Rock star guests can take to the Hard Rock stage for live band karaoke, Thursdays at 9 p.m., and belt out the greatest hits from their favorite artists backed by a full band. Guests will also enjoy drink specials including $4 Chicago draft beers and $5 well drinks.

Every Saturday night at 9 p.m., guests are invited to stop in and jam out with house band The Local Group, playing music ranging from Chicago traditional blues, rock and R&B to jazz, pop and country.

Hard Rock After Dark is open to all ages.

To learn more about Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, call 312-943-2252 or visit www.HardRock.com/chicago.

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May 102017
 

Mercadito Chicago, a Molise PR client, is set to participate in Timeout Chicago‘s first ever Taco Thursday event at Joe’s on Weed Street Thursday, May 11 beginning at 6 p.m. Guests to the event will sample a taco from each of the participating restaurants from around the city, and also sip on two complimentary drinks.

The Taco Thursday event will also feature a live DJ set and games throughout the night. Taco bout a good time!

To help spread the word, Chef Aldo stopped by ABC 7 Chicago to teach Terrell Brown ABC7 how to recreate their signature camarón tacos. Check out the full clip below:

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, in partnership with ReverbNation, hosts a regional battle of the bands, Hard Rock Rising, on Saturday, May 13 beginning at 9 pm. Four local bands will take the stage to compete for their chance to advance on and perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Local music industry leaders will unite in support of Chicago musicians at this high energy competition. Lauren O’Neil from 101WKQX will emcee the evening, and the panel of judges includes Tom Barnas, WGN TV Around Town and Music Lounge Producer; Michael Heidemann, WGN AM Radio Executive Producer and Host of Sound Sessions podcast; and Jim Kopeny, Chicagoist Senior Editor, Arts & Entertainment.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s local finalist will receive $1,000, a Fender instruments prize pack, and a 1,000 CD/DVD pack of the artist’s latest recording or video from Bison Disc. They will also advance on to be judged by a panel of international music industry professionals who will select the global grand prize winner. The grand prize recipient will perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium and will have the opportunity to create a professionally produced music video, which will be added to Hard Rock’s world-wide video system.

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PRESS UPDATE:

Local Chicago band Arbor Creek took home the winning glory at this year’s Hard Rock Rising, and stopped by WGN AM Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez to celebrate by performing some of their hits, as well as chat what’s next for them. Click the photo below for the full segment:

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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;

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, 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.

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Apr 212017
 

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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.

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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.

What:
Mother’s Day Brunch and Live Music Show at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

When:
Sunday, May 14
Brunch buffet begins at 10:30 a.m.
Performance by Leaders of the Pack begins at 11 a.m.

Where:
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
63 W. Ontario, Chicago IL
312-943-2252

Admission:
$35 for ages 10 and up, $25 for children 9 years of age and under

Reservations are required: To purchase tickets, click here or visit www.HardRock.com/Chicago.

 

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