After 25 years of business, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse is saying thanks to its customers in a big way. As the conclusion to its “25 Days of Gibsons,” a promotion that kicked off in late March to celebrate the steak franchise’s anniversary, the restaurant will be offering all steaks on its menu for $25 on Monday, April 21st. This includes cuts like the 14-oz. filet mignon, the 20-oz. T-bone and the 24-oz. bone-in sirloin, all of which typically cost around $50. Another choice for $25 will be the new Gibsons 42 Chop, a 32-oz. steak that will be introduced to the menu that day and from then on will cost $99.
The offer will be available at all three Gibsons locations (Chicago, Rosemont and Oak Brook) during lunch and dinner hours, and the dinner menu will be served all day.
We’ve got an interesting beer this week, all the way from Denmark. Mikkeller makes a ton of different beers – they never make the same one twice – and this week Roper is loving a lambic. But take note: it’s a seasonal, and it won’t be around all year long. Get one at The Hopleaf or your local fine beer establishment.
Hunting for Easter eggs is no longer just a tradition for kids. On Sunday, April 20th, Longman & Eagle will be partnering with the Land and Sea Dept. to put on its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt for adults. The hunt will start at Longman & Eagle (2657 N. Kedzie) at 11 am, but music and food — courtesy of the restaurant — will continue until 5 pm. For $5, teams of two can join the hunt, and in doing so benefit the Logan Square Boys & Girls Club. Winners will receive Easter egg gift baskets with prizes donated from businesses like Lula Cafe, Provenance and Saki. And after 5 pm, attendees can head to collaborating bars like The Whistler, East Room and Revolution Brewing for other Easter activities and specials.
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If you’ve followed any of my posts from Japan – or frankly, anything I’ve written about Japanese food over the past year – you’ll notice I have a few soft spots: perfect tamago, well-seasoned and properly cooked sushi rice and of course, kinmedai. If it’s in season, and the sushi master behind the counter has gone to the trouble to get it from Japan, I’m all over it, as I was this weekend at The Wynn Las Vegas. Read More
Chicago’s Kendall College is known for its success in churning out some of the best culinary talent in the country. On May 5th, with the help of alum chef Dan Fox, the nonprofit Kendall College Trust will work to keep that talent coming. Fox, who owns The Heritage Tavern in Madison, WI, will prepare a 5-course menu for up to 75 people in the school’s Dining Room, with all proceeds benefitting the school’s Scholarship Fund.
Chef Fox, a native of Dundee, Ill., moved back to Chicago and enrolled at Kendall after realizing his passion for culinary arts. At The Heritage Tavern, he offers a constantly changing menu with a variety of dishes ranging from beef to seafood to vegetarian fare.
This dinner marks the second installment in the Trust’s Blank Canvas Dining Series, an ongoing fundraiser featuring one-night-only dinners crafted by alumni and with the purpose of raising money for current Kendall College culinary arts and hospitality management students in need of aid. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the college’s dining room (900 N. North Branch), and free parking is available across the street. Cost per dinner ranges from $100 to $150 and includes five courses, complimentary beverages and sales tax. Reserve your table here.
Chicago’s Revolution Brewing just keeps cranking out the unique beer. With a massive brewpub, a strong lineup of seasonal beers as well as specialty ales, this week’s pick is no exception. It’s a rye IPA with 7.6 ABV, which has a roasty, toasty character, thanks to the rye, as well as Amarillo and Fuggle hops. If you can’t make it to their brewpub in Logan Square, or to The Hopleaf, you should be able to find it in better liquor stores throughout the region. Cheers.