Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Pony March Specials and Events

In celebration of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday this March, The Pony will feature an array of themed food and drink specials including Hurricanes, Bourbon “Street” Chicken Sizzler and more.  In addition, Chicagoans can catch all the March Madness tournament action at The Pony while enjoying food and drink specials like $5 Clydesdale Grilled Cheese and $5 22 oz. Miller Cups.  Tournament games will be broadcast on overhead plasma TVs and at tables that feature an individual flat-screen TV for viewing.  

Mardi Gras
Thursday, March 3 – Fat Tuesday, March 8, 2011
$5 Hurricanes
$7 Bourbon “Street” Chicken Sizzler (Grilled Chicken Breast & Thigh, Onions, Peppers, Mushrooms, tossed In Kentucky Bourbon Sauce and served with Rice and Beans on a warm Sizzler Plate)

March Madness
Thursday, March 17 – Monday, April 4, 2011
$5 22 oz. Miller Cups
$5 Clydesdale Grilled Cheese

1638 W Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657
Tel: 773.828.5055


Shokran Pasha Dinners

Beginning Friday, March 1, Shokran Moroccan Restaurant, located in Old Irving Park, will invite Chicagoans to become the Pasha* or guest host of the dinner table for an evening.  Guests who visit the restaurant can sign up to be invited back as a table host.  When a guest serves as the Pasha, they will receive a free dinner when accompanied by three or more people.  After signing up, patrons will then receive an exclusive email invitation from Shokran to set up their Pasha reservation.  With Shokran’s focus on authentic home cooking, Pasha dinners are a great way to introduce family and friends to the unique culinary flavors of Moroccan cuisine in a cozy BYOB setting.

*About Pasha
Pasha or pascha, formerly bashaw, (Turkish: paşa[1]) was a high rank in the Ottoman Empire political system, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries.  As an honorary title, Pasha, in one of its various ranks, is equivalent to the British title of Lord, and was also one of the highest titles in pre-republican Egypt.

4027 W Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 427-9130

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Lunch Cruises Aboard Odyssey

In honor of the Flower and Garden Show hosted by Navy Pier, Chicagoans are invited to step aboard the Odyssey for a unique and elegant dining experience with impeccable views and exquisite flower demonstrations by a professional florist.  Beginning March 5, guests can enjoy a DJ Music Medley and savor an array of delicious food station menu items including appetizers, sumptuous entrees, and mouthwatering desserts.

Save 15% on any Flower & Garden Lunch Cruise with promotion code FLOWER.

Tickets to the Flower and Garden Show must be pre-purchased. Prices below are per person and do not yet include taxes and other fees.  Complete menus, photos and further details are available upon request.  

WHEN:     Saturday, March 5 through Saturday, March 12, 2011
                        Board: 11:30 AM, Cruise: 12:30 – 2:30 PM

COST:       $51.90 – Weekend Flower & Garden Show Lunch Cruises
                        $46.90 – Weekday Flower & Garden Show Lunch Cruises

TICKETS:     Reservations are required and can be made by calling (866) 305-2469 or by visiting

General Information
In the event a cruise is unable to depart Navy Pier due to weather, the event will be held dockside. Ample parking with shuttle service to Navy Pier is available just off Illinois St. and Grand Ave.

Lottie’s Pub March Specials & Events

As a welcome foray into spring and in celebration of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday this March, Lottie’s will feature an array of themed food and drink specials including Hurricanes, Hand Grenades, Cajun Pizza, Po’ Boys and more.  And Lottie’s features 19 flat screens upstairs and 4 flat screens and 2 projectors downstairs in addition to their 23 beers on tap, making it a perfect spot for sports fans to view all the March Madness tournament action this March.  Also available are specials including $5 22 oz Miller Cups, $5 wing buckets and $15 party platters featuring one cheese pizza, a bucket of wings and a bucket of tots.

Mardi Gras
Thursday, March 3 – Fat Tuesday, March 8, 2011
$5 Hurricanes
$5 Hand Grenades
$7 Po-Boys with a side of Jambalaya
$10 Cajun Pizza with Andouille Sausage, Blackened Shrimp and Poblano Peppers

March Madness
Thursday, March 17 – Monday, April 4, 2011
$5 22 oz Miller Cups
$5 Wing Buckets
$15 Party Platter with Cheese Pizza, Bucket of Wings and Bucket of Tots

1925 W Cortland
Chicago IL 60622
Tel: 773.489.0738

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

About Lottie’s Pub
Located on the corner of Cortland and Winchester in the heart of Bucktown, Lottie’s Pub is a classic Chicago establishment offering a wide selection of beer and liquor as well as a menu stacked with bar favorites including sandwiches, salads and burgers.  An inviting corner bar deeply rooted into Chicago’s deep political past, Lottie’s remains a historic spot with neighborhood magnetism. 

Lakeview Baseball Club Rooftop Reservations Available

Tickets are now on sale for the fast-approaching Cubs baseball season at LVBC. Lakeview Baseball Club is the ideal way to enjoy seeing the Cubs live without long lines for food, beer, soft drinks and restroom breaks.  All games are on sale including the coveted Cubs versus Yankees, White Sox, Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds.  A complete schedule can be located at   

The one-price ticket includes access to Lakeview Baseball Club’s three levels.  Guests are invited to relax in the air-conditioned third-floor Club Room, or enjoy rooftop bleacher seating for 100 with outdoor seating on two levels.  There are two bars to available to satiate the palate, both of which include beer, wine, soft drinks and complement the sumptuous game-day buffets; price includes ALL taxes, royalties and service fees.

Game day menus include baseball classics such as Vienna all-beef jumbo hotdogs, juicy Italian beef sandwiches and boneless barbecue rib sandwiches, among others; plus a fresh bruschetta bar, veggie burgers, seasonal fruit and salads, and assorted gourmet cookies and brownies.

Lakeview Baseball Club is Chicago’s first and most famous rooftop venue across from Wrigley Field, best known for having the finest and friendliest staff and for its sign reading “Eamus Catuli!” (roughly Latin for “Let’s Go Cubs!”) on its façade. 

COST:  Reservation prices vary by game.  Prices are per person, reservations are subject to availability, times and prices are subject to change.  Tickets are not for sale on game day.  Specially priced tickets may not be available at the time of ticket purchase.  All sales are final and non-refundable.

RESERVE:   Requests can be emailed to to or called in at 773-935-1880.

Lakeview Baseball Club
3633 N Sheffield
Chicago, IL 60613

Chicago Cut Steakhouse Appoints Jackie Shen as New Executive Chef

Chicago Cut Steakhouse  announced the appointment of veteran Chicago chef Jackie Shen as its new Executive Chef. Shen hails from Chicago’s Lawry’s The Prime Rib among other Chicago restaurant institutions.

Says Managing Partner David Flom, “My father used to bring me to Lawry’s The Prime Rib once a week to enjoy Jackie’s cuisine. I’ve been chasing her for about a year and it is truly an honor to announce her appointment. I wanted someone who was going to be awesome and, in Jackie, we are lucky enough to have gotten exactly that.”

No stranger to red meat, veteran Chicago Chef Shen brings seven years of experience at Lawry’s The Prime Rib to the Chicago Cut Steakhouse kitchen. Says Shen, “People think that when a chef goes to a place that the chef is going to fix something, create something, or change something. I am going there to learn something. And hopefully I will be able to enrich others.”

Shen plans to bring the full breadth of her culinary expertise to the Chicago Cut Steakhouse menu, drawing from her Asian roots, her French culinary training and global travels. 

WHERE: Chicago Cut Steakhouse
300 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 329-1800

Gibsons Rosemont Daily Complimentary Appetizers

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Rosemont extends their daily offering of complimentary signature appetizers throughout the rest of the cold winter months.  Chicagoans are invited to relax after work with the complimentary appetizers every Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the bar area. 

Chef Marco DiBenedetto has created a rotating menu of Gibsons favorites for the complimentary passed appetizer selection which includes Gibsons Filet Sliders, Barbequed Shrimp, House-Made Pigs in a Blanket and more.  DiBenedetto also goes back to his Italian roots and has added his Signature Pizza to the spread.  Photos available upon request.  

WHEN: Monday – Friday, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM 


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