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.
Skokie is getting smoky… Real Urban Barbecue, with locations in Downtown Highland Park, Vernon Hills, and Oak Brook, is proud to announce the grand opening of their fourth location in Skokie on Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m.
Located at 5238 W. Touhy Avenue just west of I-94, the restaurant will open for lunch, dinner, and weekend breakfast; as well as offer carryout, delivery, and corporate and private catering.
Grand Opening Celebration
To celebrate the grand opening, the first 50 ‘cue fanatics in line will receive a complimentary sandwich of their choice, and the first guest in queue will win free barbecue for a year.
Plus, WLS-AM 890’s Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano will broadcast live from the restaurant all morning long! Guests will also have the opportunity to enter into the USO of Illinois’ BBQ for the Troops sweepstakes sponsored by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association for the chance to win the Ultimate Backyard Barbecue for 50 of their friends catered by Real Urban Barbecue, along with other great prizes like concert ticket giveaways from WLS AM.
Additional grand opening activities are also scheduled with Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen and the Skokie Chamber of Commerce.
A Menu That’s Smoked & Served to Perfection
Their bark is as great as their bite. Take a seat at RUB’s BBQ Bar and watch [or drool] as the magic happens in the “Smoking Room” equipped with two massive Cooshack smokers capable of producing more than 3,000 lbs. per day of “low and slow” smoked items- like baby back ribs ordered dry, wet or to “perfection”; pulled pork, Texas sausage, turkey, brisket and chicken.
Real Urban Barbecue is the first restaurant to bring the delicacy of perfectly charred, caramelized burnt ends to Chicago, and now Skokie. Top it all off with RUB’s homemade, signature sauces, and pair with comfort sides like mac & cheese, sweet potato soufflé and golden corn bake. Sandwiches, fresh salads, homemade desserts and a wide variety of gluten free options are also featured on RUB’s expansive menu.
Plus, for the first time ever, Real Urban Barbecue Skokie will offer breakfast every Saturday and Sunday morning featuring made-to-order breakfast tacos, fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits, fresh-brewed coffee, tea and more.
Also a first for RUB, an assortment of ice-cold draft beers will be available on tap.
“Since opening our first location in 2010, we have slow-smoked and served more than 156,000 slabs of ribs and over 391 tons of brisket,” says owner Jeff Shapiro. “The numbers don’t lie, and the demand is higher than ever. We’ve heard our fans pleas, and we are so excited to bring our newest and biggest Real Urban Barbecue location to-date to Skokie.”
Real Urban Barbecue’s Skokie location features high, loft-style exposed wood barrel ceilings above handcrafted rustic wood tables and booths that seat approximately 100 guests. Coming soon, RUB’s outdoor patio will provide additional seating for approximately 30 people.
Real Urban Barbecue’s Skokie location hours are as follows:
Monday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Except for the grand opening date, Friday, June 23 when the restaurant will open early at 10 a.m.)
Friday & Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
For more information, seasonal hours, the full menu and catering information visit www.RealUrbanBBQ.com or call the Skokie location at 847-947-6474 and select option #4.
Real Urban Barbecue stopped by WLS AM 890 to give Bob and Marianne a little preview of what’s to come!
Dean Eliacostas, Executive Chef of Real Urban Barbecue in Highland Park, Vernon Hills and Oak Brook recently stopped by FOX Good Day Chicago for Memorial Day to commemorate the unofficial kick off to summer and grilling season and shared some tips on smoking and grilling some essential BBQ dishes, perfect for your outdoor festivities.
Check out the segment below!
Plus, Summer Festival Season is in full force at Real Urban Barbecue!
Chef Dean stopped by WCIU You & Me This Morning to chat about their participation in Ribfest Chicago to kickoff the summer season! Chef Dean is a natural onscreen, see the proof below:
¡Hace calor aquí! Chicago Restaurant PR client Mercadito Chicago, is welcoming summer with their monthly Mixology Academy course on Saturday, June 17 and Dame CalorExperiential Dinner on Monday, June 19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Real Urban Barbecue Celebrates Passover
With a Special Chametz-Free Carryout Menu
Chicago Restaurant PR Firm Molise PR client Real Urban Barbecue, with three locations in Downtown Highland Park (610 Central Ave. #177), Vernon Hills (1260 S. Milwaukee Ave) and Oak Brook (2119 Clearwater Drive), invites you to join them in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover with their special carryout menu available for pick up on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11.
Put down the cooking utensils and Real Urban Barbecue favorites including:
14-Hour Smoked & Sliced Brisket with au Jus
Sliced Smoked Michigan Turkey Breast
Smoked Side of Atlantic Salmon
Homemade Matzo Balls
Traditional side dishes like Glazed Baby Carrots with Raisins, Roasted Marinated Vegetables and Rosemary New Potatoes
Homemade desserts including Flourless Chocolate Cake with Ganache, Chocolate Toffee Matzo and Macaroons
For more information call 847-947-6474 to reach all three locations, or visit www.RealUrbanBBQ.com.
La Mez Agave Lounge’s Mixology Academy Returns at Mercadito Chicago
Upcoming class filled with tips and tricks to create fresh cocktails for the new season!
Shake things up at La Mez Agave Lounge, a Chicago PR client located downstairs at Mercadito Chicago Their Mixology Academy returns with a spring course on Saturday, April 15 from 3-5 p.m. The course, led by Paul Tanguey, Beverage Director, will feature Dustin Miller with Maestro Dobel Tequila and cost $45 per guest.
At the La Mez Mixology Academy, guests will learn tips and techniques to craft perfectly balanced cocktails at home, all while absorbing a bit of useful alcohol history and getting a little saucy with friends and classmates. In additional to the libations, appetizers will be provided by Mercadito Chicago’s Executive Chef Patricio Sandoval.
Gene & Georgetti Rosemont, a Molise PR client, announces early Spring specials, including meatless Fridays during Lenten Season (available Thursday through Saturday through April 15); and meat-filled madness for College Hoops Playoffs!
Lent specials are:
Fish & Chips, beer battered Alaskan Cod, served with house made chips, malt vinegar and chipotle mayonnaise, $15.75.
Pepper & Egg Sandwich, sautéed peppers, scrambled eggs, served on rustic Italian bread, $9.
College Hoops Playoffs at Gene & Georgetti Rosemont include a drawing for amazing prizes like concert tickets, a 50’ TV, and Blackhawk tickets. The drawing is held at 8 p.m. during games (restrictions apply.) Bar Lounge specials are:
Meatball Sliders, a trio of G&G’s Classic Meatballs, served on Mini Sesame Buns with Mozzarella and Marinara, Served with Seasoned Fries, $12.75.
Prime Sliders, House Blend of Prime Trimming’s, served on Mini Sesame Buns, topped with Lettuce, Tomato and Onion, served with Seasoned Fries, 25
Skirt Steak & Onion Rings, Grilled 12 oz Prime Skirt Steak, accompanied with G&G’s Famous House Made Onion Rings, 25
For more details or to make a reservation, please call Gene & Georgetti Rosemont at (847) 653-3300 or visit www.GeneandGeorgetti.com.
Garrett Popcorn Shops visits CBS 46 Atlanta Plugged In for National Popcorn Lover’s Day. Jaclyn brought a full spread featuring secret family recipes, handcrafted in old-fashioned copper kettles for more than six decades!
Visit their location at Atlanta’s Lenox Square Mall or online at GarrettPopcorn.com
Celebrate National Margarita Day at Mercadito Chicago
Mercadito Chicago, River North’s upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant which is home to one of Chicago’s best margaritas, is celebrating National Margarita Day on Wednesday, February 22 by offering guests buy one, get one free on any of their signature margaritas. Plus, guests have the option to sample their signature flavors with a special margarita flight for $18.50 featuring Mercadito’s Tradicional, Little Market and Los Hermanos margaritas. Chicago Restaurant PR. For more information on Molise PR Chicago Restaurant PR client Mercadito, visit www.mercaditorestaurants.com or call 312-329-9555.
To help celebrate, Paul and Amanda from Mercadito stopped by the FOX Good Day Chicago studio to shake up some margaritas! Click below to watch the full clip:
Chicago PR Firm 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), has unveiled a new menu featuring ten all-new mouthwatering options courtesy of Executive Chef Dean Eliacostas.
Real Urban Barbecue’s new menu features fresh items including:
Appetizers: Cheddar & Corn Hush Puppies; Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls; and Caps & Curds, breaded white cheddar curds and jalapeño caps
Southern Salad, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, candied pecans, sweet corn, black beans, sliced avocado and friend onion strings
Grilled Chicken Sandwich, herb marinated with lettuce, tomato and avocado
Smokin’ Portobello Sandwich, grilled and glazed with balsamic, topped with red onion, bleu cheese, tomato, roasted red peppers and lettuce
Mac Attack, RUB’s award-winning homemade mac & cheese topped with pulled pork or burnt ends
Shaved Pork Loin Sandwich, tossed in RUB’s original BBQ sauce and topped with fried onions strings
Urban Poutine, french fries topped with breaded cheese curds, pulled pork and brown gravy