Mercadito already makes some kick ass tacos, but throughout the next year, they’re taking things up a notch with their Guest Chef Taco Series called Tacos for Strength.
The restaurants, located in New York, Chicago and Miami, have tapped the likes of Stephanie Izard (Girl & The Goat), Ryan Poli (Perennial), Jimmy Bannos, Jr. (Purple Pig) and Michael Fiorello (Mercat a la Planxa) from Chicago; Wylie Dufresne (wd-50), Peter Hoffman (Savoy) and Rodelio Aglibot (BLT) from New York; and Michael Schwartz (Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink), Clay Conley (Azul) and Thomas Buckley (Nobu) from Miami to create special tacos for Mercadito to raise funds and awareness for Share Our Strength, a nationwide organization that works to stamp our childhood hunger.
Ok, well, maybe our pal the Hungry Hound didn’t discover Victoria beer, Mexico’s oldest brew, but he’s helping spread the word that it has finally arrived in Chicago. The Windy City is the first place in the United States to import this Vienna-style lager and it’s currently being served at about 15 bars, including one of our faves Tiny Lounge.
Dolinsky points out that Mercadito uses Victoria in its michelada, an iced drink that combines beer, lime juice, a bit of Worcestershire sauce and a dash of hot sauce. Why not pop over for lunch any day this month through Foodie, where $10.50 gets you three tacos and free rice and beans, and try a michelada, or even just a Victoria on its own?
[photo courtesy of Vocalo]
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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