Tavern on Rush Summer Cocktails

Tavern on Rush has unveiled a new menu of creative martinis and cocktails perfect for cooling down this summer at the hottest patio in the Gold Coast.  Guests can sip on an array of specialty cocktails for $9 – $15 each including the Bubbles of Trouble, Crystal Lime, Tavern’s Limoncello, Dragon Berry and more.  A sample of the drink menu is below and the full menu is available upon request.

While sipping on signature drinks from Tavern’s extensive new cocktail list, Chicagoans are invited to enjoy a spectacular 2011 DJ lineup seven nights a week at Tavern on Rush late night in the bar and lounge area.  The DJ lineup features an array of entertainment including DJ Phiction, DJ Bobby Lite, DJ Miss Meg and more.

SAMPLE OF SUMMER DRINK MENU:
Top Shelf Long Island – $15.00
Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio Blanco tequila, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Bombay Sapphire, Cointreau, along with secret ingredients.

Bubbles of Trouble – $11.75
Don Julio Blanco, champagne with a touch of simple syrup. Served on the rocks with fresh strawberries.

“You Say Martini” I say “Peartini”- $11.75
Grey Goose “La Poire” Vodka, Anaretto Disaronno liqueur, simple syrup and lemon juice shaken to perfection and served straight up.

Tavern’s Limoncello- $11.75
Grey Goose Vodka along with Carvella Limoncello and ginger ale. Served straight up in a sugar rimmed glass.

Dragon Berry- $11.75
Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, fresh lemonade, lemon-lime soda served straight up

TAVERN ON RUSH
1031 N. Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 664-9600
www.tavernonrush.com

LUXBAR Celebrates Mango Month

LUXBAR celebrates National Mango Month with a refreshing Tuna Tartare appetizer topped with fresh mango available during the month of June and throughout the year.  LUXBAR’s Tuna Tartare brings the feeling of a Caribbean getaway to Chicago and can be enjoyed while people-watching on their spectacular Gold Coast patio.

LUXBAR’s Tuna Tartare features fresh raw tuna, diced fresh mango, soy gel, yuzu gel and is garnished with wonton chips.  It is available for $12.50. 

WHEN: Available during the month of June

COST: $12.50, excludes tax and gratuity

WHERE:  LUXBAR
18 E Bellevue Place
Chicago, IL 60611
312.642.3400
www.luxbar.com

Tuscany Oak Brook Live Music

Guests are invited to enjoy the sounds of the Eustachia Band featuring Cindi Cronin at Tuscany Restaurant in Oak Brook for the monthly music series “Tune into Tuscany: Fourth Fridays Live” on Friday, June 24.  Patrons can also indulge in Tuscany’s revamped $3 Bar Bites Happy Hour, available Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, featuring items like Mini Burgers, Fried Shrimp Tempura, Mini Filet Sandwiches and Baked Caprese Crostini.  Daily drink specials at Tuscany Oak Brook include half-off martinis on Tuesdays, half-off wine on Wednesdays and half-off all beer on Thursdays.  Specials are available in the bar and lounge only.

WHEN: 
Friday, June 24
8:00 PM to Midnight

COST:  No Cover

WHERE:  TUSCANY RESTAURANT
1415 W. 22nd St.
Oak Brook, IL 60521
630.990.1993
www.tuscanychicago.com/tuscany-oak-brook

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: Closed 

About Eustachia Band
Four incredible musicians combined to form the band, Eustachia, that creates dynamic and energetic sounds through the decade for listening and dancing pleasure.  The lovely and talented Cindi Cronin is on vocals and accompanied by Terry Allen (Keyboard & Bass), Mark Shraub (Guitar), Keith Pabach (Drums & Percussion) and Mingas Matkus (Saxophone & Percussion).

Riva Crab House Seafood Month & National Lobster Day Specials

In celebration of National Seafood Month this June, Riva Crab House on Navy Pier will highlight several specialty dishes including the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Haddock Fish & Chips (lunch only), Colossal White Gulf Shrimp and Alaskan Halibut.

In addition, in recognition of National Lobster Day on Wednesday, June 15 they will feature a 1-¼ lb Whole Maine Lobster with Linguine entrée for $35 per person.

SEAFOOD MONTH SPECIALS
June 1 – 30
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Louis sauce, capers, Asian style salad
$14 lunch
$16 dinner

Haddock Fish & Chips
Fresh Boston Haddock, fries, coleslaw
$17 (lunch only)

Colossal White Gulf Shrimp
Heirloom tomatoes, andouille, cucumber, basil, oven-dried tomato
$28

Alaskan Halibut
Fennel pollen, hom shimenji mushrooms, edamame, broccolini, yuzu essence
$32 

NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY
Wednesday, June 15
Riva Lobster Diavolo
1-1/4lb. whole Maine lobster with linguine in spicy tomato sauce
$35

RIVA Crab House on Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
312.644.7482
www.rivanavypier.com

The Pony Hosts Chicago Canine Rescue Fundraiser

Pioneer Tavern Group invites Chicagoans to help support the Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation and attend the second monthly happy hour BARKS FOR BEERS event on Wednesday, June 22 at The Pony located in Lakeview.  Chicago Canine Rescue Barks for Beers will be held every fourth Wednesday of the month at different Pioneer Tavern Group locations including Lottie’s Pub and Frontier.  For a $30 cash donation at the door, guests will enjoy a 3-hour open bar featuring liquor, house wine, domestic draft beer and appetizers as well a complimentary Malibu Black sampling from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM and $4 Malibu Black cocktails all evening.  There will also be a raffle for great prizes at 8:00 PM and guests can purchase tickets for $2.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 22 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

COST:  $30 cash donation at the door per person includes 3-hour open bar and appetizers.
               $2 raffle tickets

RESERVE:   RSVP to mgeosano@gmail.com by June 17 and receive a FREE raffle ticket

UPCOMING: July 27:  Lottie’s Pub
                        August 24:  Frontier

THE PONY
1638 W Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657
Tel: 773.828.5055
www.theponychicago.com

Hours of Operation 
Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM 
*Brunch available Saturday and Sunday

About Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation
CCRF was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in our city.  CCRF has saved the lives of over 2,500 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies.  CCRF assists the animals that are the MOST vulnerable in our city – the dogs and cats that are slated for euthanasia because they are too old, too young, too injured, have disabilities, or have simply been overlooked for too long by potential adopters at other shelters.  For more information visit www.chicagocaninerescue.org

Castaways Summer Music Schedule

Castaways Bar & Grill, the only venue of its kind in the city, announces a full schedule of live summer music every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Located on North Avenue Beach, guests can enjoy ice cold drinks and beachside burgers while listening to free live music under the sun.  

Featured musicians include Chicago’s own DJ Jem, who will spin remixes of contemporary pop, hip-hop and electro every Saturday throughout the summer months.  Guests can enjoy a rotating schedule of Chicago’s most renowned cover bands including Libido Funk Circus, Cover Gurl, Elevation and more.  Full summer schedule available below.

Open now through Labor Day, Castaways is a popular beach hangout with an ice cream café and casual quick-service walk-up stands on the first level, and a rooftop bar and restaurant that offers appetizers, sandwiches, fresh salads and desserts.  Guests can also cool off with beach bar drinks like pina coladas, margaritas, daiquiris and cold draft beer.  Castaways serves lunch and dinner every day from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM and drinks from Noon to 11:00 PM.

SUMMER MUSIC SCHEDULE:
No Cover

Every Saturday from May 28 – September 3: DJ Jem
Sunday, June 5:                       Final Say
Sunday, June 12:                     Spoken Four
Sunday, June 19:                     Lisa Renee Band
Sunday, June 26:                     Backyard Cohort
Sunday, July 3:                       DJ Jem
Monday, July 4:                      Sunfallen
Sunday, July 10:                     Libido Funk Circus
Sunday, July 17:                     Cover Gurl
Sunday, July 24:                     Rico Band
Sunday, July 31:                     Elevation
Sunday, August 7:                  Rendition
Sunday, August 14:                Lisa Renee Band
Sunday, August 28:                Elevation
Sunday, September 4: DJ Jem
Monday, September 5:            Radiolive

Castaways Bar & Grill
1603 N. Lake Shore Drive
North Avenue Beach
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 281-1200
www.castawayschicago.com 

Hours of Operation
Open Daily: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

About Castaways Bar & Grill
Castaways is the only venue of its kind in the city.  Located on North Avenue Beach, Castaways serves lunch and dinner every day from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM and drinks from Noon to 11:00 PM.  Menu items include fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches, and quesadillas accompanied by frozen cocktails and even Corona in a can (no bottles on the beach).  Castaways offers live music from Noon to 6:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and drink specials during the week.  Private party space is available which can accommodate up to 400 people–perfect for corporate outings and special events.

Showplace Icon Pride Fest Weekend

Chicagoans are invited to celebrate Pride Fest weekend at ShowPlace Icon Theatre and Lobby Lounge located in the South Loop.  Food and drink specials will be featured in addition to bites regularly available from the menu including Signature Pizzas, Panini’s, Desserts and Meat and Cheese Plates.  The complete menu of drink specials is available below.

WHEN: Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26

COST: Drink and food specials are $8 – $13 each.

COCKTAIL SPECIAL:
Pride Punch
Veev Acai Spirit, Mango Nectar & Topped with Sprite
$8

FOOD SPECIALS:
Bruschetta
Tomato, Garlic, basil on toasted crostini
$8 

Gobblers
House ground turkey, mustard aioli, white cheddar and spinach
$11 

Pollo Romano Pizza
Balsamella sauce, Provolone & Fontina Cheeses, Grilled Chicken, Pepperoncici, sun-dried tomato, basil and garlic 
$13 

Lobby Lounge at ShowPlace Icon Theatre
150 W. Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60605
Located just west of the intersection of Clark and Roosevelt Rd
Phone: 312.564.2104