Lolla Got You Hungover? Let us help…
De Cero: Work off your Lollapalooza hangover with tasty Mexican fare & take 20% off your bill.
Lockwood: $8 curried lamb sandwich with fries. Also bottle of Estancia Cab or Chard for $28 & Titos Bloody Mary $8!
Mercadito: Lolla Hangover Cure Family style Mexican brunch $15 per person, one drink for $3 additional.
Perennial: Before heading to Lollapalooza, fill up on one of Chicago’s best brunches and receive 20% off. And get a mimosa…
Cafe Spiaggia: Show your Lolla wristband/ticket and get 1 complimentary small plate item from the new Cafe menu.
C-House: Enjoy a complimentary specialty cocktail or beer with the purchase of any brunch entree.
Wave: Get a free beverage (we recommend a Bloody Mary!) with every large plate/entree ($12 value).
Sunda: Purchase any brunch entree and receive $10 off your bill (before tax & tip). (1 per table).
Custom House Tavern: Enjoy the yummy Custom House Burger for $5. Only in the Tavern.
The Gage: Grilled duck sausage sandwich w/ pickles & fried giardiniera with a cold Austrian Stiegl Pils beer (hair of the dog, baby!)
Hectic weekend running between Lollapalooza, Market Days and more? Take a break to eat.
Mercadito: Order 3 tacos of same type for $10.50 & get free rice and beans.
Bin Wine Cafe: $5 pizzas anytime this weekend with proof of Lollapalooza ticket.
Browntrout: Beat the heat with a free summer cocktail with the purchase of any entree.
De Cero: Got a group? Enjoy various gourmet tacos to share with a $25 taco platter. Tip: make sure you get the duck! (reg. $30.50)
Cibo Matto: Choose your own three-course meal (app, entree & dessert) off Chef Todd Stein’s acclaimed menu.
David Burke’s Primehouse: Come to the James Hotel lobby bar and enjoy a beer and a Greshburger with shaved prime rib and mozzarella for only $15.
Sable Kitchen & Bar: Enjoy 20% off late-night dining. Eclectic New American menu & a killer cocktail program minutes from Grant Park.
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Have you been to Cafe Spiaggia lately? The restaurant, helmed by James Beard winner and Top Chef Master contestant Tony Mantuano, has undergone a makeover of Italian proportions. After 12 years since the last refresher, the cafe was due for a breath of new life and, with inspiration from the cafes lining the Piazza San Marco in Venice, will allow guests to experience a more relaxed atmosphere.
New table tops, shades, lighting, banquettes and more got the treatment with beautiful chenille, leather, woods, etched glass and more. But more exciting, really, is executive chef Sarah Grueneberg’s new menu. It features a number of small plates under four new categories: Cicchetti (snacks and sides, like tapas), Crostini (sandwiches), Zuppa (soup) e Formaggi (cheese). But there’s also fantastic thin-crust pizzas; beautifully fresh salads; gorgeous housemade pastas; grilled meats; and, of course, vino.
And this weekend through Foodie, anyone with a Lollapalooza wristband or ticket stub can book a lunch at Cafe Spiaggia, show their Lolla pass and get a complimentary small plate item from the new menu. Change really is good.
Is Lollapalooza really next weekend? That blows our minds that August is already here. What will we have to look forward to after Lolla? I’m sure we’ll figure it out, but we’re so psyched for the annual music—and now food—fest, that it’ll be hard to come down from that high. Who else will have a tough time? Matthew H. and James F, who both won a pair of 3-day passes this past week. We have FOUR sets of passes left and if you want your shot, be sure to either sign up for Foodie or refer your friends. It’s that easy to enter the giveaway and if your name is selected in a couple of days, you’ll be stoked come Friday. Don’t wait. Get moving … and you may just win.
On Monday night, the veil was drawn back a bit to reveal just some of the fine eats we’ll feast on at Lollapalooza. Chef Graham Elliot Bowles hosted a party at his River North eatery and welcomed chefs and owners from a handful of restaurants and shops, including Sunda, Big Star, the Southern, Metropolis Coffee, More Cupcakes and Kuma’s Corner, who doled out bite-sized previews of what they’ll be serving at the festival. A who’s who of Chicago’s food and music worlds gathered to feast, drink and mingle among Lollapalooza producers, including founder Perry Farrell, and Spiaggia chef/partner and Top Chef Masters contestant Tony Mantuano.
Lollapalooza is coming up faster than we could imagine—is it really just a little more than two weeks away? Well, for anyone waiting to get their tickets, Foodie just made four more people really happy. Congrats to Tobey G. and Jon B who are the latest lucky people to get free 3-day passes to Lolla. Don’t worry: Foodie still has six pairs of passes left. Don’t miss out on your chance to go to the festival. See how you may win now.
There’s something to be said for going into something—a movie, a concert, dinner—and not having any expectations because you know absolutely nothing about the flick, show or menu at any of the places. There’s an element of surprise that, when you’re generally in the dark about something, leaves the level of expectation low so that when you find yourself loving whatever it is you’re watching, hearing or eating, you like it that much more.
Well, we’re not letting that happen with Chow Town—because this year, the food is going to blow our minds and we want you to get excited for the food as much as the music. Foodie did a little scoping and we’ve obtained the menus for all the restaurants that Graham Elliot Bowles rounded up for Lollapalooza weekend.
With only a few weeks before Lollapalooza, anticipation for the music and food festival is high. Foodie awarded the first two pairs of 3-day passes to two lucky winners this week and would like to congratulate Sarah K. and Gina B. who are going to rock out with Foodie Aug 6-8. Bummed it wasn’t you? You still have plenty of chances as we have a bunch of tickets left. Increase your chances now.