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Jingle Bell Rock [and roll] your way to Hard Rock Cafe Chicago,  Molise PR client, this holiday season for a free, family-friendly holiday music show featuring Rosie and The Rivets, Chicago’s premiere retro rock and roll show.

Beginning Saturday, November 18, in conjunction with The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, The “Jingle Bell Rock” Holiday Music Show will delight the whole family. The event will feature holiday music favorites with a retro twist in addition to the best danceable music of the 1950’s and early 1960’s for a truly theatrical experience.

During the show, guests will have the opportunity to order food and beverages from Hard Rock Cafe’s legendary menu like the Chicago Pizza Local Legendary Burger, the new vegetarian friendly Cauliflower Burger, fresh salads and decadent desserts. Plus, little ones can enjoy kid-approved items off the Little Rocker menu. Seating for the “Jingle Bell Rock” Holiday Music Show is first come, first serve, and reservations are highly recommended.

What: Family-Friendly “Jingle Bell Rock” Holiday Music Show featuring Rosie
and The Rivets

When: Four Dates: Saturday, November 18 from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, December 1, 8 and 15 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
63 W Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60654
312-943-2252

Admission:    Free show. All ages are welcome. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at www.HardRock.com/Chicago or by calling 312-943-2252.

For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com/chicago. For more information on Rosie and The Rivets visit www.RosieAndTheRivets.com.

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Oct 012017
 

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Chicago PR client, is welcoming autumn with a pumpkin patch outside in the Hard Rock parking lot, along with a Bank of America Chicago Marathon post-race celebration at the cafe. Additionally, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago will host its Hard Rock After Dark series featuring live band karaoke on Thursday nights and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Pumpkin Patch, Halloween Shop, Carving Parties & More

c8c46d1e6f0b3ea5943bc9e7_560x270Beginning October 1 through November 3, Hard Rock Cafe is turning its parking lot into a one-stop Halloween shop courtesy of Pumpkins Chicago. Each day from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. guests can enjoy a pumpkin patch containing an array of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks and hay bales. In addition, a Halloween shop will be present featuring signature Halloween items like costumes, Halloween pails, carving kits and more

Private pumpkin carving parties on Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s patio are also available for booking for groups of 30 or less. Tickets are $35 per person and include a pumpkin, a carving kit, paint and stationed Hard Rock Cafe appetizers.

To make your pumpkin carving party reservations, please call 312-943-5572 or email Kristy Sullivan at Chicago_Sales@hardrock.com.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon – Goose Island Post-Race Celebration

On Sunday, October 8,e76af7fb880aa12649ffffd7_560x372 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will embark on 26.2 picturesque miles through downtown Chicago towards the finish line for the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Participants and spectators are then invited to join the Goose I
sland Post-Race Celebration outside in the Hard Rock parking lot from 3 p.m. 7 p.m., where guests can enjoy drink specials at the Goose Island Garden and live entertainment throughout the day.

Admission to the post-race celebration is free.

Hard Rock After Dark – Live Band Karaoke on Thursdays and Live Music Fridays and Saturdays

Rock star guests can take the Hard Rock stage for live band karaoke, Thursday’s at 9 p.m., and belt out the greatest hits from their favorite artists backed by a full band. During the show, guests can enjoy drink specials including $4 Goose Island, Revolution, Metropolitan and Half Acre on draft, $5 select well cocktails and house wine.

Guests are also invited every Friday and Saturday night from 9 – 11 p.m., to stop into the cafe for a night of free live music.

Hard Rock After Dark is open to all ages.

For more information visit www.hardrock.com/chicago or call 312-943-2252.

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Aug 152017
 

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, has been named one of Hard Rock International’s first Test Kitchen locations. The Chicago cafe is one of just 12 restaurants selected to showcase Hard Rock’s commitment to fresh ingredients, hand-crafted, regionally-inspired menu items and responsibly-sourced ingredients at each cafe. Hard Rock Cafe Chicago was selected out of 175 Hard Rock locations around the world, based on the regions’ unique culinary offerings, local flavors and flare.

Hard Rock’s Test Kitchen highlights a handpicked group of cafes acting as the front-line for Hard Rock Cafe’s menu evolution. The Test Kitchen program reinforces the brand’s commitment to featuring authentic American cuisine on Hard Rock Cafe menus around the world. In addition, Test Kitchen cafe menus will highlight local enhancements, focusing on new hand-crafted items inspired by each cafe’s geographical region.

“A big congratulations to Hard Rock Cafe Chicago on their selection into the Test Kitchen program. With this initiative, the Chicago cafe will certainly expand the quality Hard Rock dining experience,” said Darryl Mickler, Senior Director Culinary Research & Development at Hard Rock International. “The new program rollout is designed to incubate new menu innovations for our cafes worldwide and further enables us to explore new locally-inspired and responsibly-sourced offerings.”

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s Test Kitchen menu features locally-inspired dishes, including:

  • CHICAGO ITALIAN BEEF FLATBREAD– Crispy flatbread topped with Italian beef, Romano cheese, giardiniera and roasted red peppers
  • CHICAGO PIZZA LOCAL LEGENDARY® BURGER – Certified Angus Beef® burger topped with house-made pizza sauce, freshly grated mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and Italian sausage, served with a side of giardiniera
  • LOCAL FRESH CATCH –fresh fish, grilled with herb garlic butter, served with rosemary roasted red potatoes and farm fresh seasonal vegetables
  • BAKER’S CHOICE DESSERT – Yellow sponge cake, fresh pineapple, sliced strawberries, Ghirardelli caramel sauce, Ben & Jerry’s vanilla ice cream rolled in Oreo crumbles topped with fresh bananas, chocolate syrup and homemade whipped cream

Guests will also enjoy a new craft beer list featuring local breweries: Goose Island, Revolution Brewing, Half Acre, and Metropolitan Brewing. New Test Kitchen cocktails include The Sausage King, made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Finest Call Loaded Bloody Mary Mix and spices, garnished with a pepperoncini, summer sausage, green olives, cocktail wiener and a pair of black Hard Rock Logo Sunglasses; and the Local Legendary Cocktail – The Chicagoan, a drink that dates back to Prohibition but with a Hard Rock twist using Templeton Rye Whiskey, Grand Marnier and a dash of bitters topped with prosecco.

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Through the Test Kitchen program, Hard Rock has identified vendors that source in a responsible and sustainable way and ensure that environmental and social impacts are taken into consideration during the sourcing process. Hard Rock Cafe supports local vendors in each market, including freshly baked buns purchased direct from Turano Baking Company and used for our Legendary Burger lineup. Other local businesses, including Get Fresh Produce and Fortune Fish & Gourmet, have partnered with Hard Rock Cafe Chicago to supply responsibly-sourced ingredients for the new menu innovation.

“We’re proud to work with Hard Rock Cafe Chicago on their new menu innovation process and provide the restaurant with seasonal, locally grown produce,” said Gino Alimondi, President of Get Fresh Produce, one of Hard Rock’s local Chicago vendors. “In keeping with our own “Fresh Thinking” philosophy, it’s inspiring to see Hard Rock’s local mindset when it comes to sourcing key ingredients for its classic menu known around the world.”

For more information on Hard Rock International and its Test Kitchen rollout, please visit www.HardRock.com.

To chat more about the new Test Kitchen initiative, Hard Rock Cafe stopped by the WLS AM studio. Click below to listen:

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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 102017
 

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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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Apr 192017
 

 

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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Feb 032017
 

HARD ROCK CAFE CHICAGO GETS SHAMROCKED FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION | CHICAGO PR

Weekend Event with Live Music Performances, Family-Friendly Entertainment,
Food Specials & Green Beer!

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As the city dies the river green in annual tradition, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago invites revelers to ring in the luck of the Irish on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, for the ninth annual Get ShamROCKED bash. The free St. Patrick’s Day celebration features live music, bagpipe performances, activities for the whole family, Irish fare, green beer and more.

The event will raise funds and awareness for Misericordia, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that provides a continuum of care for 600 children and adults with developmental disabilities, many of whom are physically challenged.

On Friday, March 10 from 8-10 p.m., kick off the weekend with Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s Get ShamROCKED preview party hosted in the cafe parking lot. Guests will sip on libations under Hard Rock’s heated tent as they dance to live music from The Hat Guys.

On Saturday, March 11, celebrate with live music from The Hat Guys, bagpipe performances from the Chicago Pipe Band and The Shannon Rivers; plus participate in family-friendly entertainment like face painting, balloon artists and more! Enjoy Irish fare and Hard Rock Cafe classics like Corned Beef Sandwiches, Brats with Sauerkraut, Chili, Hard Rock’s Legendary Cheeseburger and Hamburger, Walking Tacos and Lucky Charm Marshmallow Squares.

Adults can also celebrate with libations including Green Beer, Irish coffee, Bloody Mary’s, festive Jell-O Shots and Irish Car Bombs. Guests are also welcome to dine in Hard Rock’s cafe to enjoy regular menu items.

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Nov 212016
 

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HARD ROCK CAFE CHICAGO INTRODUCES BITES, BREWS & BEATS
WITH LIMITED TIME BAR BITES, BEER FLIGHTS & BEATS CURATED BY CHICAGO BAND FORT FRANCES!

Get hungry and get thirsty! Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Chicago PR client located at 63 W Ontario St introduces their Bites, Brews & Beats menu, complete with a limited time offering of bar bites, beer flights and a digital playlist of beats from local band Fort Frances, available at the bar November 28.

The limited-time bar offerings feature:

  • Soft Pretzel – freshly baked, lightly salted soft pretzel served with Budweiser Beer Cheese Sauce
  • Potato Chips – mound of crispy house-fried potato chips served with Thai ketchup
  • Blue Cheese Potato Chips – signature potato chips with blue cheese dressing and crumbles, topped with bacon, green onions, Buffalo sauce and balsamic glaze
  • Homemade Tater Tots – crunchy Shock Top Belgian style wheat ale infused tater tots with Thai ketchup

To perfectly pair with the bar bites menu, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago is now offering 4 oz. Beer Flights with rotating collectable cityscape glassware from cities including San Diego, Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Boston and Miami. The 4 oz. Beer Flights include:

  • Bud Light
  • Stella Artois
  • Shock Top
  • Goose Island

In addition, Hard Rock is teaming up with local Chicago band Fort Frances to procure an exclusive Spotify playlist for guests to enjoy when they make a purchase from the Bites, Brews & Beats menu.

For more information on Bites, Brews & Beats, please visit www.hardrock.com/chicago or call (312) 943-2252.

About Fort Frances

No One Needs to Know Our Name seems like an unlikely statement for an independent band in 2015, but its sentiment is neither ironic nor defeatist. It’s more of a personal manifesto for Chicago-based Fort Frances. In an age of hyper-connectivity and public oversharing, frontman and chief lyricist, David McMillin, says, “This is a reminder that we are all allowed to shut out the noise.”

There was no shortage of that noise over the stretch of time that passed since the band first started crafting these songs in early 2014. Marked by an engagement, a marriage and a divorce, the members of Fort Frances were each hearing the disruptive alarm clocks of adulthood.

“You definitely want to keep your eyes on this band,” Bruce Warren at WXPN wrote in 2013 when the band released Harbour, a self-recorded EP that landed the band on stage with a who’s who list of emerging indie rock names including The Lone Bellow, Bahamas, PHOX and We Are Augustines.

Now, as the band prepares to release No One Needs to Know Our Name, that prediction appears to be true. While no one may need to know Fort Frances, it’s safe to say they’ll want to.

PRESS:

Hard Rock Cafe’s Jax Laverde paid a visit to WLS AM Radio for #FoodieFriday with Steve Dahl. She brought a variety of Hard Rock Cafe’s legendary menu items, including bites off of the limited time Bites, Brews, Beats bar menu, and swapped stories with the on-air crew about some great memories they all had at the cafe since it opened over 30 years ago in Chicago. Listen here!

Nov 152016
 

CHITOWNEVENTS.COM PRESENTS…
THE NEW YEAR’S EVE ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK AT HARD ROCK CAFE CHICAGO

Dance Your Way Into the New Year with Chicago’s Premier Late Night Event

Featuring beats by DJ Ruen of S.K.A.M, DJ Metro & more!

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, invites guests to rock in 2017 with the hottest New Year’s Eve party in town on Saturday, December 31 from 8 p.m. through 4 a.m. ChiTownEvents.com presents the Rock Around The Clock New Year’s Eve featuring live performances by DJ Ruen and DJ Metro, food and drinks, party favors and more!

General admission tickets include an all-inclusive food and drink package from 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. with a premium cocktail reception and a lavish appetizer buffet. After 12:30 a.m., guests may order beverages from the cash bar. VIP couples and group packages including options for bottle service are also available for purchase.

Throughout the night, guests will enjoy music from DJ Ruen of S.K.A.M., a leading talent/DJ booking agency that represents many high profile and talented celebrities. DJ Ruen has worked with artists such as Flo-Rida, Diplo, Alesso and many other great artists. He also hosts weekly residencies at LIV Nightclub in Miami and other residencies throughout the states.
Guests will also dance the night away to the beats of DJ Metro, a local Chicago performer who has been DJing since he was eight years old. DJ Metro has worked with many well-known artists including Ariana Grande, Pitbull, Justin Bieber and Rick Ross. But that’s not all; these two well-known DJs are just the beginning of a great lineup of DJs spinning guests into the New Year.

What: 

ChiTownEvents.com presents the Rock Around The Clock New Year’s Eve Soiree

When:

Beginning Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Ending Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 4 a.m.

Where:

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

63 W Ontario Street

Chicago, IL

(312) 943-2252

Admission:

General Admission tickets start at $89

Couples and VIP Packages Available

Tickets can be purchased online at www.ChiTownEvents.com

Must be 21+ to enter

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

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Oct 272016
 

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago Celebrates Thanksgiving With Traditional Prix Fixe Menu

Plus A Special Free Meet N’ Greet With Santa And Mrs. Claus

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Chicago Public Relations client, is kicking off the holiday season with a traditional Thanksgiving Day prix fixe menu available from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 24. Plus, don’t forget to bring your camera! Children of all ages are invited to pose for photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the free Meet n’ Greet between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s Thanksgiving prix fixe menu costs $27 (plus tax and gratuity) and features a generous serving of Roasted Farm Raised Turkey, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Harvest Stuffing, Assorted Fall Vegetables, and New England Cranberry Jam and your choice of coffee, tea or soft drink. What’s Thanksgiving without pie? Complete your meal with a slice of Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie topped with a Root Beer Caramel Sugar Crisp. Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s regular menu will also be available.

For the adults, enjoy select wines by the bottle including:

  • Chloe Pinot Grigio, $34 per bottle
  • Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, $38 per bottle
  • Clos de Bois Merlot, $34 per bottle
  • Soul Sister Pinot Noir, $30 per bottle
  • Plus, Red and White Sparkling Wine, $3 per glass

What: Hard Rock Cafe Chicago Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu

And Free Santa and Mrs. Claus Meet N’ Greet

When: Thursday, November 24, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus Meet N’ Greet, 1 – 3 p.m.

Where: Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

63 W Ontario

Chicago, IL 60654

312-943-2252

Cost: Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu is $27, plus tax and gratuity

Santa and Mrs. Claus Meet N’ Greet is FREE for all ages. Bring your own camera!

Reservations are recommended.

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

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Hard Rock is going green with its new, limited-time vegetarian menu just in time for Vegetarian Awareness Month. Going on now through Sunday, November 13, 2016, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, will expand its legendary menu offerings and serve up fresh and unique vegetarian-friendly dishes and plant-based beverages, including Cauliflower “Wings” served Buffalo-style, a Grilled Ratatouille Wrap featuring grilled vegetables and Sriracha mayo, and a Very Veggie ‘Tini featuring a mix of fresh vegetable juice, Greek Yogurt and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago has added several new vegetarian menu items to provide guests looking to expand their palate with flavorful and satisfying options in various categories of classic, all-American cuisine. Additionally, many of the items featured on Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s meatless menu can be prepared to accommodate vegan requirements. A full list of offerings includes:

  • Cauliflower “Wings” – crispy Buffalo-style cauliflower served with bleu cheese, celery and carrot sticks
  • Ratatouille Flatbread – a crispy flatbread topped with garlic oil, grilled ratatouille vegetables, shredded Romano and mozzarella cheeses and a drizzle of garlic aioli
  • Grilled Ratatouille Wrap – grilled ratatouille vegetables topped with Sriracha mayonnaise, olive oil and baby arugula, served in a seasoned grilled flour tortilla with a side salad
  • Fennel, Beet & Orange Salad – roasted beets, crisp fennel, fresh orange, mint, cilantro and spring greens tossed in a garlic, lime and cumin vinaigrette
  • Pico de Gallo Quinoa Arugula Salad – a fresh mix of pico de gallo, quinoa, lime juice and chopped cilantro mixed with arugula and topped with shredded Brussels sprouts, spicy pecans, feta cheese and craisins, tossed in a citrus vinaigrette
  • Cauliflower Burger – a house-made patty of cauliflower, garlic, egg, goat cheese, oregano and breadcrumbs, topped with zucchini, squash, Monterey Jack cheese, arugula, tomato and garlic aioli, served on a toasted brioche bun

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“The demand for vegetarian dining options has grown as guests look for more variety, so we’ve developed a new meatless menu that goes beyond the typical,” said Alex Merchan, Senior Director of Marketing for Hard Rock International. “Whether it’s one of our new vegetarian-friendly salads or my personal favorite the Cauliflower Burger, we have something to satisfy our guests’ ever-changing cravings.”

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s new vegetarian menu also features a cocktail that pairs perfectly with vegetarian options, as well as an alcohol free offering, including:

  • Very Veggie ‘Tini – fresh cucumber, red onion, mint and lime juice shaken with Greek yogurt and Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Wascally Wabbit (alcohol free) – a mix of carrot juice, apple juice, orange juice, ginger and Orgeat and garnished with a large mint sprig

Vegetarian Awareness Month

The new menu items celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month, which was designed to spread awareness of vegetarianism and the benefits of a meat-free diet. The International Vegetarian Union encourages individuals worldwide to spread the word and experience the vegetarian lifestyle. What began as World Vegetarian Day has blossomed into a month-long celebration of vegetarianism that involves educational events and festivities.

Guests can stop by Hard Rock Cafe Chicago to try out the latest items or for more information call (312) 943-2252 or visit www.hardrock.com/Chicago.

Chef Michael Utz recently stopped by WGN Midday Lunchbreak to demonstrate how to recreate the buffalo cauliflower “wings”. Click the photo below to check out the full segment:

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Sep 142016
 

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The season might be cooling down, but Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, is heating things up and going global with a new menu inspired by the hottest ethnic flavors. Now through Sunday, October 2, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago will offer a limited-time Smoke, Fire & Spice menu, which draws inspiration from the seasonings and sauces of popular street food found around the world including Asia, Africa and more.

Smoke, Fire & Spice menu items include:

  • Harissa Chicken – grilled chicken seasoned with a mix of dried chilies, coriander, ground caraway seeds and garlic, inspired by flavors from Morocco
  • Kalbi Shrimp – grilled shrimp marinated in soy sauce, fresh garlic, fresh ginger and sesame seeds, this spice packs a sweet heat inspired by the flavors of Korea
  • Satay Beef – beef seasoned in a fresh peanut, garlic, chili, mirin and soy sauce mix, inspired by flavors from Malaysia and Thailand
  • Jamaican Jerk Pork – slow-cooked pulled pork marinated in a fiery mix of habanero peppers, ginger, thyme, green and yellow onions, black pepper, allspice and garlic, inspired by flavors from Jamaica

Each entrée will be served on a sizzling skillet accompanied by fresh flatbread, marinated salad mix, grilled vegetables, mixed cheeses and complementary dipping sauces. Additionally, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago will offer jumbo wings tossed with your choice of available Smoke, Fire & Spice flavors.

Hard Rock Cafe has also crafted fresh new cocktails that highlight the bold flavors of fall. Served in Hard Rock’s iconic mason jars, the Bold Sips cocktails will be available through Sunday, November 13. The featured cocktails include:

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  • Mango Tequila Sunrise– perfect for morning, noon or night, dive into this mix of Cuervo Gold Tequila, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, orange juice, Finest Call Mango Purée and grenadine
  • Peachy Keen Punch – The flavors of Patrón Silver Tequila, Pyrat XO Rum, Peach Real, Monin Orgeat and pineapple juice really pack this punch
  • Spiced Cinnamon Mule – ABSOLUT Vodka, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Monin Spiced Brown Sugar, fresh lime and ginger beer come together to kick up this mule
  • Blackberry Peach Bramble – a twist on the classic cocktail combines The Botanist Gin, fresh blackberries, Peach Real and made from scratch lemonade, finished with Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
  • Rush On The Rocks – Crown Royal Maple Whisky, apple juice made from scratch, sweet & sour and Monin Spiced Brown Sugar served with a Cajun sugar ‘n spice rim

For more information on the limited-time Smoke, Fire & Spice menu and Bold Sips fall cocktails, please visit www.hardrock.com/chicago or call 312-943-2252.

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Jul 282016
 

In case you missed the secret Wale show at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, on Wednesday night, here’s what went down:

Photo courtesy of Johnny Fan

Photo courtesy of Johnny Fan

Wale played for more than 45 minutes at the Hard Rock Cafe and Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh joined him onstage for part of the show. 

More than 550 people attended the show and social media was abuzz with Uber riders requesting the experience.  

This was Wale’s first show since having his first child, Zyla, which inspired the name of his upcoming album, “SHiNE”.

Photo courtesy of Marcus Garcia

Photo courtesy of Marcus Garcia

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Photo Courtesy of Marcus Garcia

Jul 272016
 

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Summer and festival season is in full swing in the city, and Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Chicago Public Relations client, (63 West Ontario) is heating up the music scene with a great lineup of live performances at the cafe through the end of September. Join Hard Rock Cafe Chicago in rocking out to the sounds of Rhythm Method, Local Jokes, Man Called Noon and The My Tys. Plus, catch former Million Dollar Quartet member Lance Lipinsky and his band the Lovers in the final run of their live interactive dinner show Rock Baby Rock before it hits the road.

Rhythm Method and Local Jokes

On Saturday, August 13 beginning at 10:30 p.m., guests are invited to rock out with Rhythm Method, an energetic rock band performing hit classic covers and deep tracks from the ‘60s, ’70s, ’80s and ‘90s including hits from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, AC/DC, Sublime, and Weezer. There are no gimmicks, just timeless music played by great musicians.

Then, at 11:45 p.m., Local Jokes, a Blues and Rock cover band, will hit the stage to play songs by renowned artists ranging from Amy Winehouse to Bill Withers.

Tickets are $10 for advance purchase and $15 at the door. The show is all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.HardRockCafe.com/chicago.

Man Called Noon and The My Tys

On Saturday, August 20 beginning at 10:30 p.m., guests are invited to jam out with Man Called Noon, a Chicago based indie/alternative rock band, with a melodic mixture of classic Americana and post-grunge rock, pop, and soul. The band incorporates boisterous guitars and booming bass riffs that erupt over impassioned soulful lyrics, resulting in a distinct and in your-face-sound that can only be harnessed by Man Called Noon.  

Beginning at 11:45 p.m., The My Tys hit the stage. The My Tys, a 2 tone ska and reggae group, pay homage to classic 2 tone bands such as Madness, The Specials and Bad Manners while also carving out their own sound, bringing something new to the Chicago ska and reggae scene.

Tickets are $8 for advance purchase and $12 at the door. The show is all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.HardRockCafe.com/chicago.

Rock Baby Rock- A Live Interactive Dinner Show

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Boogie ‘til you can’t boogie no more! Due to an overwhelming response, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago and Foxhole Chicago have extended final performances of their live, interactive dinner show Rock Baby Rock on select Tuesdays through September including August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and September 6, 20 and 27. Shake, Rattle and Roll once more before they take their final bow and pack up the show to take it on the road.

Rock Baby Rock is a family-friendly and fun-for-all-ages show starring Lance Lipinsky, an original cast member in the hit Chicago musical Million Dollar Quartet where he played the role of Jerry Lee Lewis, and his band the Lovers. Guests of Rock Baby Rock can dance and sing along as the show celebrates the birth and history of the Rock & Roll era of the late 1940s to mid 1960s, featuring major hits from some of the biggest artists of the era including “Great Balls of Fire,” by Jerry Lee Lewis, “Shake Rattle & Roll,” by Bill Haley & the Comets, “Don’t’ Be Cruel” by Elvis Presley, “The Twist” by Chubby Checker and Buddy Holly’s “Peggy Sue”.

Advance Purchase tickets are $50 and include a $20 food and beverage voucher*. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for advanced purchase at www.RockBabyRockLive.com. All ages are welcome.

*Food and beverage vouchers must be redeemed on the same night of the show and are only valid at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago.

For more information on these events and more, please visit www.hardrock.com/chicago or call 312.943.2252.