We got this. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Garrett Popcorn Shops® a Molise PR client, is supporting all those dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.
Buy One. Get One… Give One. Through October, purchase a 1 Gallon Signature Pink Tin of Garrett Mix® in-Shop and receive a complimentary 1 Gallon Signature Pink Tin of Garrett Mix ($33 value) to gift in encouragement to a fighter or survivor of breast cancer; or to say thanks to oncologists, nurses, family caregivers or volunteers who support the fight against breast cancer.
The Garrett team will also serve up Garrett Popcorn at events around town throughout the month in support of local organizations and charities including Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit; Karen Wellington Foundation in Atlanta; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington D.C.; and A Silver Lining Foundation in Chicago.
For more information about Garrett Popcorn Shops including Shop locations, or to order via online shipping, please visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN.
* While supplies last. Limit one complimentary Tin per customer. Complimentary Tin must be filled with Garrett Mix only. May not be combined with any other offer or coupon.
Mercadito Chicago, River North’s upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant and Molise PR client, is celebrating Día de los Muertos with a special Día de los Muertos themed Mixology Academy course on Saturday, October 14 and Experiential Dinner on Monday, October 23.
Mixology Academy – Saturday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m.
Shake things up at La Mez Agave Lounge, downstairs at Mercadito, with a special Día de los Muertos Mixology Academy course Saturday, October 14 at 3 p.m. The course, led by Beverage Director Paul Tanguay, will feature Casamigos Tequila, and highlight Mercadito’s signature Pepino el Pyu, Little Market and Casa Manhattan cocktails. Appetizers will also be provided by Mercadito Chicago’s Chef Aldo Ayala.
The Día de los Muertos Mixology Academy costs $45 per guest. Reservations are required.
Experiential Dinner – Monday, Oct. 23 from 6-9 p.m.
Guests are invited to enjoy five courses accompanied by five Casamigos Tequila cocktails. The dinner is hosted by Monica Dim of Casamigos Tequila and Chef Aldo Ayala of Mercadito.
The festivities begin with Sopa de Calabaza, roasted pumpkin, mole spices, pomegranate and crispy sage.
Guests will then revel in Tamal de Camarón, banana leaf wrapped corn masa, shrimp, chayote, green beans, mole Amarillo, crema fresca and crispy shallots.
Next on the menu is Taco de Mixiote de Cordero, guajillo marinated braised lamb, maguey leaf, caramelized sweet potato, tomatillo salsa and crispy sweet potato.
For the fourth course, guests will be treated to Callo de Hacha, pan-seared diver scallops, butternut squash hash, roasted jalapeño, pumpkin seed vinaigrette and crispy brussels sprouts.
To end with a traditional treat, guests will enjoy Pan de Muerto, Mexican chocolate, mezcal whipped cream, cinnamon, vanilla and orange zest.
The Día de los Muertos Experiential Dinner is $85 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 312.329.9555 or visit www.mercaditorestaurants.com.
— Chicago Food Mag (@ChicagoFoodMag) October 10, 2017
In addition, Chef Aldo Ayala stopped by the FOX 32 Chicago studio to share some traditional dishes being offered at Mercadito Chicago to help commemorate the Dia de los Muertos. Check it out below:
Real Urban Barbecue’s “Vernon Hogs” location at 1260 South Milwaukee Ave is celebrating five years of smokin’ business THIS Thursday, July 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. by honoring loyal RUB fans with a special featured $5 birthday menu. All $5 meals include one side of your choice and a fountain drink. (Excludes mason jars and bottled soft drinks)
· 14-Hour Smoked & Sliced Brisket Sandwich
· Slow- Smoked Turkey Sandwich
· The Home ‘Recker Sandwich – Texas sausage topped with pulled pork.
· Mac Attack – RUB’s award-winning homemade mac & cheese topped with pulled pork.
· Urban Poutine – French fries topped with breaded cheese curds, pulled pork and brown gravy.
* Available for dine in or carry out orders at the Vernon Hills location only. $5 menu items available only while supplies last.
Plus, RUB Club members will receive five times the points on all purchases.
It’s not a birthday without cake! Guests will also receive a complimentary slice of pig cake with the purchase of a menu item while supplies last.
Sip, Sip, Olé! Celebrate National Tequila Day at Mercadito Chicago
Enjoy a special prix fixe menu including your choice of specialty tequila cocktail
Salud! Mercadito Chicago, Molise PR client, is raising a glass to National Tequila Day with a special prix fixe menu including a specialty Mercadito tequila cocktail of your choice, available on Monday, July 24 from 3 p.m. to Midnight.
The National Tequila Day prix fixe menu costs $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and includes a trio of guacamole, two dishes of ceviches or botanas, four tacos, one side dish, a dessert of your choice and specialty tequila cocktail.
First, pick your beverage of choice from Mercadito’s offering of specialty tequila cocktails including: Margarita Tradicional, Gato Amargo, La Vida Rosa, Pepino el Pyu, Hibis-Calyptus, Casagria, V-9, Little Market, Paloma Diabla, Misty’s Sleeve, One-Thumbed Mayan, Smokey Pablo, Big Nose Goes to Mexico and Tres Viejos.
Begin your meal with a trio of guacamole including Tradicional, Mango, and Toreado. Next, choose two from the following: Ceviches include Camarón, Mixto, and Dorado; and Botanas including Flautas, Queso Fundido, and Corn Masa Quesadillas.
Taco options include (must be four of the same): Espada, blackened swordfish, chile de árbol aioli, cabbage-jalapeño slaw; Estilo Baja, beer-battered mahi-mahi, chipotle aioli, Mexican coleslaw; Camarón, shrimp, roasted garlic, avocado, chipotle mojo; Carne, ancho-marinated skirt steak, onion, cilantro, asparagus, leek-poblano salsa, crispy shallots; Pollo, thyme–marinated chicken, corn, scallions, garlic mojo, crispy red onions; Carnitas de Puerco, braised pork, cabbage, onions, cilantro, peanut salsa, chicharrón; and Hongos, wild mushrooms, onion, cilantro, salsa verde, queso fresco, radish, crema fresca.
Featured side selections include: Brussels Sprouts, Mac & Cheese, Elote Mexicano, Green Rice Casserole, Plátanos Machos and Arroz y Frijoles.
Finish on a sweet note with dessert options including: Torrejas de Bolillo, Pastel de Chocolate, Tres Leches, and Flan de Cajeta.
For more information or to make your reservations, call 312-329-9555 or visit www.mercaditorestaurants.com.
Classic never goes out of style. It evolves. Chicago’s original steakhouse since 1941, Gene & Georgetti, a Chicago PR firm client located downtown and in Rosemont, is celebrating National Steakhouse Month by offering a special steak and wine pairing available all June.
Join the celebration with a special 16 oz. Dry-Aged Bone-In Ribeye Filet. With a generous amount of marbling, it pairs perfectly with a 2012 Foppiano Estate Petite Syrah, Russian River to cut through the ribeye’s fat and bring out its rich, beefy flavor. The steak special is $57 and the wine is $13, glass; or $50, bottle; plus tax and gratuity.
New in Rosemont
Al fresco season has begun, and Gene & Georgetti Rosemont welcomes guests to the newly opened outdoor patio. Choose lunch or dinner from the regular menu, or opt for a cocktail or bottle of wine and items from the bar lounge menu.
— Chicago Food Mag (@ChicagoFoodMag) June 5, 2017
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, is welcoming the summer fun with Culinary Fight Club and Yappy Hour. Culinary Fight Club will take place on June 19 and feature a showdown between four local chefs with proceeds benefiting local non-profit, Fight2Feed. Yappy Hour Tuesdays will kick off on June 20 and take place on the dog-friendly outside patio.
Culinary Fight Club Pitmaster Throw down Challenge – Monday, June 19
On Monday, June 19, Hard Rock Cafe will host a Culinary Fight Club Pitmaster Throw down Challenge from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., where four local Chicago chefs will battle it out in a seriously tasty cook-off. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit Fight2Feed, a non-profit with a mission end hunger in Chicago by partnering with local restaurants to reduce food waste and share food with people in need.
Participating chefs will have two hours to create their best dish that combines the art of BBQ, grilling and open fire cooking. Industry experts will judge contestants based on presentation and how well the chefs have mastered the pit by cooking up the perfect protein and two sides.
Competing chefs include: Dylan Lipe, The Budlong Hot Chicken; Hipolito Sanchez, Slow Motion For Meat; Kristina Gaardbo, Chicago Culinary Kitchen and Rockin Rodizio; and Corey Rice, a Chicago home cook.
Yappy Hour on the Patio – Tuesdays
Mix and mingle with pals and pups at Hard Rock Cafe’s new Yappy Hour, outside on the dog-friendly patio every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kicking off on June 20, guests can enjoy specials that include $4 Goose Island, Revolution, Metropolitan and Half Acre on draft, $5 select well cocktails, and half-priced appetizers*. Plus, your beloved pooch will receive a complimentary dog bowl with a $10 purchase. Yappy Hour specials are available on the patio only.
*Half-priced appetizers include Cauliflower Wings, Classic Nachos, Wings offered 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.
For more information visit www.hardrock.com/chicago or call 312-943-2252.
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.
¡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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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