Monthly Archives: February 2010

Gibsons Rosemont Michael Mondavi Wine Dinner

WHAT:          Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Rosemont announces their first event in Gibsons’ monthly Wine Dinner Series with an Oberon Napa Valley Wine Dinner featuring renowned winemaker Michael Mondavi and courses prepared by Gibsons’ Group Executive Chef Randy Waidner and Gibsons Rosemont Executive Chef Marco DiBenedetto on Monday, March 15 at 6:30 PM. 

Michael Mondavi, the elder son of pioneering Napa winemaker Robert Mondavi, labored for almost four decades with his father, sister and brother to build the reputation and global reach of their family winery.  Mondavi’s son Rob is the winemaker for Folio’s American projects, which include Oberon.

The six-course event begins with Citrus Cured Scottish Salmon with Micro Vegetable Salad, Meyer Lemon and Crème Fraiche paired with Oberon Sauvignon Blanc 2007.  Four courses will follow, including Prime Beef Tenderloin Tartare with Micro Arugula, Quail Egg, Dijon Ice Cream and Pretzel Crostini paired with Hangtime Arroyo Secco, Ponto Noir 2006.  The meal will finish with a Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Crème Anglaise paired with Medusa Port.  Complete menu and wine pairings available below.

As a special treat for guests, Mondavi will sign bottles purchased at the dinner for patrons.

With the Oberon label – originally named for the eponymous king in Shakespeare’s winsome comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream – the Mondavi family has created high-quality Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc to be enjoyed every day.  The Oberon winemakers select Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards in Oakville, Rutherford, Stags Leap and other emerging sub-appellations.  The climate of these regions – warm days and cool evenings – yield grapes with the perfect balance of ripe fruit flavors and natural acidity.

WHEN:          Monday, March 15
6:30 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Dinner

COST: $100 per person, all-inclusive

RESERVE: Reservations required, space is limited.  Call Jessica at 847-928-9900

WHERE:       Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse – ROSEMONT
5464 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


Il Poggiolo Guest Bartending Nights

This March, Il Poggiolo in Hinsdale will launch their “Guest Bartender Monday Nights” sponsored by P.I.N.K. Vodka.  The event will feature a different guest every week who will be raising money for their favorite charity as they shake signature drinks and mingle with patrons.  A signature P.I.N.K. cocktail will be available (P.I.N.K. Pamatini with P.I.N.K. Vodka, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, Prosecco, Pineapple Juice; $6) in addition to regular priced wine, cocktails and beer.  Il Poggiolo will also provide complimentary small bites and partygoers will have the opportunity to win raffle prizes as they help contribute to a great cause.

WHEN: Every Monday beginning March 1
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

COST: No Cover.  Specialty Cocktails $6 (regularly $12)

RESERVE: If you are interested in guest bartending for a future date, please call 630.734.9400 and ask for Maria Kleiner.

8 East First Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Luxbar “Lux of the Irish” Celebration

WHAT: Luxbar announces a full day of celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

The festivities begin with an opportunity to watch the first-ever Luxbar float in the St. Patrick’s Day parade where Luxbar Leprechauns will be handing out prizes and gift certificates to lucky parade-goers.

At 1:00 PM, the main event will begin with a St. Patrick’s Day blowout to benefit Misericordia.  For $30 per person, guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat-and-drink “Lux of the Irish” St. Patrick’s Day buffet featuring Irish corned beef, corned beef hash and scrambled eggs, soda bread, and an array of sliders.  Price includes draft beers, Guinness Flights, Jameson whiskey samples from the Jameson girls, the Shannon Irish Rovers Pipe Band and live Irish music by father-and-son duo the Jimmy and Seamus Boyle Band.

Guests will also have a chance to win big in a raffle benefitting Misericordia.  For $3 per ticket or $10 for 5 tickets, entrants will have a chance to win four infield Cubs tickets and a $250 pre- or post-game cocktail party, over a $600 value in total restaurant gift certificates and more.

WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

COST: $30 per person, portion of proceeds benefits Misericordia

RESERVE: No reservations required

18 E Bellevue Place

Chicago, IL 60611


33Club St. Pat’s Irish Feast

33 Club’s location in the heart of Old Town makes it the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and guests can do it Kleiner-style with $5 Irish Martinis and more.  An updated Irish meal for just $16 will include a choice of: corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings, fish and chips or a vegetarian shepherd’s pie.  The green-colored Irish martini – available for just $5 – will feature Hypnotiq, vodka, and splash of OJ.

WHEN: Friday, March 12 – Wednesday, March 17

COST: $16 for Irish Meal, $5 Irish Martinis and more

RESERVE: For Reservations call 312.664.1419


1419 N. Wells Street

Chicago, IL


33 Club Oscar Party


33 Club and Genuine Entertainment invite Chicagoans to enjoy the Academy Awards VIP style with an evening of cocktails and dining.  The celebration will feature a cash bar cocktail reception from 6 PM – 7 PM and a ballot card contest with a grand prize of a night for two at the coveted new Elysian Hotel.   33 Club will also offer an optional $50 prix fixe menu available all evening.

WHEN: Sunday, March 7

Doors open at 6:00 PM

COST: No Cover. $50 Prix Fixe menu below

RESERVE: Space is limited. For Reservations call 312.664.1419


1419 N. Wells Street

Chicago, IL


Durty Nellie’s March Music Schedule

Every weekend, Durty Nellie’s welcomes local favorites and nationally renowned bands to the stage (See complete March concert schedule below).  In addition, Durty Nellie’s presents their New Music Thursdays featuring Your Villain My Hero and great new drink specials.

Thursday drink specials include: $2.50 Bud and Bud Light 22 oz. Draughts, $4.50 Bomb Shots (Cherry, Bacardi O and Jager), $4 Svedka Vodka Drinks, $3 Goose Island 312 and Harvest Pints, along with $2.50 Michelob Ultra and Bud Select 55.

Durty Nellie’s is conveniently located next to the Palatine Metra station and only a short ride from Downtown Chicago, making it a hot spot for any urban suburban.

Unless otherwise stated, doors open at 8:00 PM for all shows with 10:00 PM show time.

3/4         Your Villain My Hero

3/5         Jackpot Donnie with How Far to Austin, Murley Shertz and Green Sugar
9:00 PM
$5.00 Cover – Free with VIP

3/6         Mojo Skillet
7:00 PM
$6.00 Cover

The Lifeline with Cavalry, Amrita and The Minor League
10:00 PM
$6.00 Cover – Free with VIP

3/11       Your Villain My Hero

3/12       Hairbanger’s Ball
$7.00 Cover

3/13       Character Fleadh, 6:00 PM
Red Rebel County, 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Rock Candy, Doors – 8:00 PM, Show – 10:00 PM, Cover $7.00

3/16       The Shamrock Showdown  – Live MMA Fights
Guests 21 and over are invited to watch amateur contenders fight their way into the pros.
Doors – 6:00 PM, Show – 7:00 PM
$25 advance ticket sales, $30 day of fight, $50 table seat, $50

3/17       St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Molly and Tinker, 11:30 PM – 3:00 PM, NO COVER charge until 8:00 PM
Irish Dancers (McNulty School), 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Merry Measure, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
iPop with Cu Roi and Muligan Stew, 8:00 PM – Close, Cover $7.00 (FREE with VIP)

3/18       Your Villain My Hero

3/19       Second Hand Smoke
$6.00 Cover – Free with VIP

3/20       Wedding Banned
$7.00 Cover

3/25       Your Villain My Hero

3/27       This Must Be the Band with Kid A
$6.00 Cover – Free with VIP

Durty Nellie’s
180 N. Smith Street
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 358-9150

Dawali Celebrates St. Pat’s and March Madness

Chicagoans can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness this March at Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen in Albany Park and enjoy festive specials Wednesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 28.  Specials will be available at both lunch and dinner. 

St. Patrick’s Day
Wednesday, March 17
Guests who wear green attire will receive a gift card to enjoy a free appetizer on their next visit.*

March Madness
Thursday, March 18 – Sunday, March 28
Guests who wear their favorite college team’s attire during the first four rounds of March Madness will receive a gift card for a free appetizer on their next visit.*

* Gift certificates will be given with purchase to guests, limit one per guest, per day.  Gift certificates may be redeemed on next visit only, limit one per table.

Voted “Best Falafel” in 2009 by Metromix Chicago, Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen provides an affordable and nutritional well-balanced menu featuring an array of items using choice meat and the finest, freshest ingredients available.  Open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the perfect place for a late night bite.

Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen
4911 N. Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625