What’s Hot on The Magnificent Mile

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  • Mother's Day

    Sunday, May 8

    Mother’s Day on The Magnificent Mile

    This Mother’s Day, shop the perfect gift for Mom along The Magnificent Mile. Treat her to a special meal with family and friends and make memories she will c cherish for years to come!

    Brunch, Buffets and More!

    676 Restaurant and Bar
    676 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 944-6664
    Sunday, May 8, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day Brunch

    Enjoy a breakfast & brunch favorites, including the braised Strauss Farm short rib with wild mushroom, pearl onion & smoked lardons.

    Bub City
    435 N. Clark Street
    (312) 610-4200
    Sunday, May 8, 10:00 AM

    Mother's Day

    Celebrate Mother’s Day the Bub City way! Treat that sweet momma in your life (or mommas, treat yourself!) with plenty of decadent options on our classic Southern brunch menu like Fried Chicken & Waffles and Beef Brisket Benedict, or tackle the ultimate Hog Heaven Breakfast. The build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar will be open, and as always, enjoy the best selection around of live country music with Whistling Dixie performing. So sit back, relax and indulge yourselves this Mother’s Day.

    For reservations, call (312) 610-4200 or book online >>

    Café des Architectes
    20 E. Chestnut Street
    (312) 324-4063
    Sunday, May 8, 12:30 – 3:30 PM

    Mother's Day

    Complimentary Family Photos

    Give Mom a priceless gift to cherish this Mother’s Day. Pose for a complimentary professional family photo taken by photographer to the stars, Cory Dewald. This year, Chef Biggers is featuring a prix fixe menu highlighting traditional favorites with a French twist.

    *Hotel guests qualify by staying the evening of May 7, 2016. One photo certificate per reserved brunch table. Limited availability.

    Carnivale 
    702 W. Fulton Market
    (312) 850-5005
    Sunday, May 8, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

    Mother's Day

    “Thank you, Mom”

    Brunch will include all the Carnival favorites like their Red Velvet French Toast, Chicken ‘N Waffles, build‐it‐yourself Bloody Mary Bar, tableside Mimosa Kits and live music from Carpacho y Su Super Combo—plus two special entrees from Executive Chef Rodolfo Cuadros.

    Eddie V’s
    521 N. Rush Street
    (312) 595-1114
    Sunday, May 8

    Mother's Day

    Eddie says your mother raised you to have impeccable taste. Show her what a good job you did. Here’s to living it up! Mother’s Day brunch highlights include lobster quiche Florentine, shrimp & grits, Alaskan king crab omelet, and more.

    Fig & Olive
    104 E. Oak Street
    (312) 445-0060
    Sunday, May 8

    Fig + Olive

    French Riviera-inspired Oak Street hotspot presents brunch and inner menus of coastal Mediterranean flavors perfect for a Mother’s Day meal. Additionally, a special Mother’s Day cocktail will be available for $10 during brunch. Dubbed the “Yellow Lilly,” this refreshing libation features passion fruit vodka, passion fruit, and sparkling wine, perfectly evoking the light and sunny feeling of spring.

    Reservations may be made by calling the restaurant or on OpenTable.

    Giordano’s
    730 N. Rush Street
    (312) 951-0747

    MOTHERS DAY Giordanos

    What do you get the mom who has everything? Pizza packs start at $65, or a Mitt & Apron Combo is $29. Heart-shaped pizzas are available in restaurants on Mother’s Day!

    HUB51
    51 W. Hubbard Street
    (312) 828-0051
    Sunday, May 8, 9:00 AM

    Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day Buffet

    Why not show your love for Mom this year with an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet at Hub 51? There will be brunch classics (think Brioche French Toast), more modern takes like Chilaquiles, as well as carving and sushi & seafood stations to please everyone’s palates. For those looking to liven things up a bit, opt for a trip to the Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar for $10.

    Please call HUB 51 at (312) 828-0051 to make your Mother’s Day reservations today. Brunch is $45 per person and $18 for children 12 and under (plus tax; gratuity not included).

    Mystic Blue Cruises
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (888) 957-2634
    Sunday, May 8

    Mystic Blue

    Treat Mom to a special day aboard Mystic Blue. This will be a Mother’s Day memory she will always cherish.

    Chicago Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise
    Board 11:30 AM, Cruise 12:00 – 2:00 PM

    This cruise includes a beautiful spring flower for each mother and a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne for adults 21 and older. Enjoy a Brunch Buffet Menu onboard.

    *Price: from $54.90 per adult | $32.95 per child age 3-12

    For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or book online >>

    Odyssey Cruises
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (866) 305-2469
    Sunday, May 8

    Mother's Day

    Bring the entire family aboard and treat Mom to an experience she’ll always remember.

    Mother’s Day Early Brunch at Navy Pier
    Boarding 9:30 AM, Cruise 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    This cruise includes a rose for every mother and a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa during boarding for adults age 21 or older. Enjoy the Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet Menu onboard.

    *Price: from $64.90 per adult | $38.95 per child age 3-12

    Mother’s Day Afternoon Brunch at Navy Pier
    Board 1:30 PM, Cruise 2:00 – 4:00 PM

    This cruise includes a rose for every mother and a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa during boarding for adults age 21 or older. Enjoy the Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet Menu onboard.

    *Price: from $69.90 per adult | $41.95 per child age 3-12

    Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise at Navy Pier | Sunday | 5/8/16
    Board 6:00 PM, Cruise 6:30 – 9:00 PM

    This cruise includes a complimentary glass of champagne during boarding for adults age 21 or older. Enjoy the plated Dinner Menu onboard.

    *Price: from $94.90 per adult | $56.95 per child age 3-12

    For reservations, call (866) 305-2469 or book online >>

    Rosebud Prime
    1 S. Dearborn Street
    (312) 384-1900
    Sunday, May 8

    Mother's Day

    Champagne Jazz Brunch Buffet

    Enjoy omelet and carving stations alongside Rosebud classics. Unlimited Bloody Mary’s crafted by Rosebud Mixologists are just $10/person. The price of brunch is $49.95 for adults and $14.85 for children (12 and under).

    Rosebud on Rush
    720 N. Rush Street
    (312) 266-6444
    Sunday, May 8

    A la Carte Brunch

    Treat mom to eggs benedict, omelets, pancakes and more!

    Rosebud Steakhouse
    192 E. Walton Street
    (312) 397-1000
    Sunday, May 8

    In addition to the a la carte menu, enjoy a prix fixe brunch & dinner. 3-course brunch is $35/person; and 4-course dinner is $45/person.

    RPM Italian
    52 W. Illinois Street
    (312) 222-1888
    Sunday, May 8, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

    RPM Italian

    Special Holiday Hours

    This year, celebrate Mother’s Day at RPM Italian with special holiday hours from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM. The full dinner menu will be available to enjoy throughout the day, so why not opt for decadent house specialties to pamper the special gal(s) in your life? Perfect to share, opt for plates like Lobster Caprese with Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil and seasonal Sweet Pea Agnolotti. Top off the meal with the perfect wine pairing and finish with the Hazelnut Tartufo or Vanilla Panna Cotta with Wild Italian Strawberries.

    Call RPM Italian at (312) 222-1888 to book your reservation today.

    RPM Steak
    66 W. Kinzie Street
    (312) 284-4990
    Sunday, May 8, 12:00 PM

    Mother’s Day Buffet

    Show Mom the ultimate Mother’s Day experience this year with RPM Steak’s Grand Buffet. Make your way through the elegant stations with the springtime salad and vegetable table, the classic carving station complete with prime rib, whole roasted fish and RPM’s signature Duke, and then end up at the extravagant seafood table boasting King crab, oysters, lobster and more. Of course Mother’s Day calls for dessert, so opt for the ever-popular 14K Gold Chocolate Cake or the show-stopping Baked Alaska to top off the meal. The Grand Buffet is $85 per person (plus tax; gratuity not included).

    To make a reservation, please call (312) 284-4990 or book online >>

    The Signature Room at the 95th
    875 N. Michigan Avenue, 95th Floor
    (312) 280-0472
    Sunday, May 8, 10:00 AM- 6:30 PM
     

    Signature Room

    Treat Mom to a gourmet celebration this Mother’s Day. Our expansive buffet of starters will include fresh seafood, seasonal salads, and a prime rib carving station. After 3:00 PM the chef station will feature made-to-order risotto. Live music and city views will make this a special occasion not to be missed.

    Call (312) 787-9596 for reservations.

    Spiaggia
    980 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 280-2750
    Sunday, May 8, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM 

    Spiaggia Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day Brunch

    To honor all of the special women in our lives, chefs Tony Mantuano and Joe Flamm will host a Roman-inspired Mother’s Day Brunch. The menu is priced at $85 per person, with optional wine pairings from Sommelier and Beverage Director Rachael Lowe.

    Book online >>

    Spirit of Chicago
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (888) 957-2634
    Sunday, May 8

    Mother's Day facebook

    Get out on the water this Mother’s Day! Give Mom the day off and treat her to a special event full of festivities and fun.

    Early Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise
    Board 10:30 AM, Cruise 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    This cruise includes a beautiful spring flower for each mother and a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne for adults age 21 or older. Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet Menu onboard.

    *Price: from $49.90 per adult | $29.95 per child age 3-12

    Afternoon Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise
    Board 2:30 PM, Cruise 3:00 – 5:00 PM

    This cruise includes a beautiful spring flower for each mother and a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne for adults age 21 or older. Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet Menu onboard.

    *Price: from $54.90 per adult | $32.95 per child age 3-12

    Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise
    Board 6:00 PM, Cruise 6:30 – 9:00 PM

    This cruise includes a beautiful spring flower for each mother. Enjoy a Dinner Buffet Menu onboard.

    *Price: from $76.90 per adult | $45.95 per child age 3-12

    For reservations, call (888) 957-2634 or book online>> 

    Sullivan’s Steakhouse
    415 N. Dearborn Street
    (312) 527-3510
    Sunday, May 8, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

    Mother's Day

    Make Mom’s Day

    Celebrate Mother’s Day at Sullivan’s Steakhouse. The $39 Mother’s Day Brunch includes a complimentary $25 dining gift card for Mom. Contact the restaurant for details.

    Texas de Brazil
    210 E. Illinois Street
    (312) 595-0913
    Sunday, May 8

    Celebrate Mothers Texas de Brazil

    All mothers receive a certificate for one complimentary lunch or dinner with the purchase of one regular priced-dinner or lunch to use on their next visit!

    *Certificate is valid Monday-Thursday, until 6/9/16. Cannot combine or use with any other offers.

    Travelle
    330 N. Wabash Avenue
    (312) 923-7705
    Sunday, May 8, 11:00 AM – 3:00PM

    Travelle_Mother's Day

    In addition to indulging in a decadent Mother’s Day Buffet, guests can sit back and enjoy the relaxing music of a live jazz band, the fanciful illusions of a magician, and all mothers will receive a flower upon arrival.

    Call (312) 923-7705 or find more information online >>

    Zed451
    739 N. Clark Street
    (312) 266-6691
    Saturday, May 7, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Sunday, May 8, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Zed541

    Mother’s Day brunch is served all weekend long! Enjoy Housemade Cinnamon Rolls, Maple Cajun Bacon, Buffalo Chicken ‘n’ Waffles and more for unlimited sampling. The price is $34 per person.

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    David Yurman
    40 E. Oak Street
    (312) 787-7779

    David Yurman

    Solari Collection

    Discover the new Solari Collection from David Yurman and find the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

    Mario Tricoci Hair Salo & Day Spa
    900 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 475-7001
    Through May 8, 2016

    Mario Tricoci

    More Mario for Mom!

    Get up to $45 in Bonus Coupons when you spend $100 or more on a Gift Card for Mom.

    Soma
    520 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 585-3654
    Through May 8, 2016

    Get $20 for You

    Mother's Day

    Get $20 for you when you purchase $100 in Soma Gift Cards.

    *$20 money card for use 5/9/16 – 5/31/16

    Our Gift to You

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    Receive a free hand cream with any Eau de Parfum purchase. New Enticing Hand Cream: the fine fragrance exclusively from Soma, now in a nourishing hand cream with notes of wild black currant, gardenia, rose, freesia and white musk.

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  • My Day on The Magnificent Mile

    My Day on The Magnificent Mile

    My name is Abbie and I am currently one of the marketing interns at The Magnificent Mile Association for the spring. I am originally from a small town in Michigan on the other side of Lake Michigan. As a girl who never likes to slow down, the city has given me a taste of a fast paced lifestyle and wow have I fallen in love with it! Everyday there is something new to explore, and I’m delighted to share one of my activity packed days with you. Check out My Day on The Magnificent Mile below!

    I began my day walking down to Lake Shore Drive where I was able to get a refreshing view of Lake Michigan as I hopped onto a bus to Michigan Ave. I spent most of my morning in and out of different stores. The day was full of sunshine, making my stroll on Michigan Avenue a picture perfect way to begin my eventful day.

    One of my favorite activities is window shopping. For my first stop I ventured into Tiffany & Co. because what girl doesn’t love diamonds? The workers were so kind; they answered all of my questions and even let me try on a few pieces of jewelry. My favorite part of the store was the main floor, where all of the classic diamonds sparkled brightly.

    tiffany&co

    Next I headed to Lincoln Park Zoo for my very first visit to a zoo ever! Ironically, today was the first warm day of spring, which made the experience even more enjoyable. My favorite part was seeing the baboons, giraffes and monkeys. The monkeys had so much energy; they were literally bouncing off the walls. The zoo is such a fun place to spend the day; and it is one of the many prime spots to catch a stunning view of the skyline, making a great photo opportunity.

    spider monkey

    After exploring every inch of the zoo, I needed to recharge so I headed over to Corner Bakery Cafe to grab lunch. My friend recommended I order the chicken pesto sandwich and it was tasty. I cannot wait to come back for lunch again soon.

    Next, I ventured back to Michigan Avenue and up to the 94th floor of the John Hancock building. Here I got to view the city from the 360 CHICAGO Observatory. I also wanted to experience the thrilling Tilt attraction and see how brave I actually was by tilting 30 degrees over the edge of the building in a glass casing. I would recommend coming right before sunset so you can get a view of the city both by day and by night. The view was absolutely amazing. Looking out you could see both the shore line of Lake Michigan and west of the city for miles.

    360 tilt 2

    360 sky line

    Walking into the last store of the day, I felt like a kid in a candy shop. Located on the other end of the avenue by the river, I ventured to Dylan’s Candy Bar to feed my sweet tooth. Entering the candy shop my eyes were immediately drawn to the gigantic lollipop sculpture in the middle of the store. I had to take a Snapchat picture to show my friends how cool this store was. Surrounding the sculpture was every type of candy you could ever dream of. They even offered me a sample of the very popular, Dark Chocolate-covered almonds OMG’s; but my personal favorites are sour patch cherries, and sour blue raspberry cola bottles. Before I left I bought a bag of assorted candies to snack on for the rest of the evening.

    lolly pop structure

    To end the day I met up with a few of my friends to attend a concert at the House of Blues. Walking into the performance area my eyes were drawn to the unique art displayed on the walls. The building itself has a lot of character. We watched three different bands play: each band was very talented and we had so much fun dancing the night away!

    house of blues

    Every day on The Magnificent Mile is a new adventure and today has yet again proven to amaze me. With so much to see on The Magnificent Mile, I’d recommend making a plan of the different activities you want to accomplish before starting your day. During the warmer months The Mag Mile is a totally walkable district, so you’ll have no trouble doing everything you want to do!

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  • patio

    Al Fresco and Patio Dining

    Warm weather is on the way! Be sure to explore the many al fresco dining options around The Magnificent Mile, from patios to rooftops.

    Bar Toma
    110 E. Pearson Street
    (312) 266-3110

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    This Italian pizzeria and bar provides beautiful views of the historic Water Tower Park and the buzzing energy of Michigan Avenue.

    Beatrix
    671 North St. Clair
    (312) 642-0001

    519 N. Clark Street
    (312) 284-1377

    beatrix

    Take a seat at either the sidewalk café or at the open window wine bar for a summer’s night signature cocktail.

    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
    700 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 276-0047

    Bubba Gump

    Surrounded by fun activities at Navy Pier, the beautiful views at Bubba Gump are second to none.

    Café des Architectes
    20 E. Chestnut Street
    (312) 324-4063

    Cafe des Architects

    Dine like a Parisian! Plush seating allows for patrons to spend hours savoring the best French cuisine, good company and the best French wine.

    Chicago Burger Company
    301 E. North Water Street
    (312) 464-1000

    Chicago Burger Company

    Located along the Chicago River, outdoor patio seating offers unparalleled views. CBC is also dog friendly and is the perfect vantage point for Navy Pier fireworks!

    Cindy’s Rooftop
    12 S. Michigan Ave
    (312) 792-3502

    Cindy's

    Cindy’s is a rooftop restaurant atop the historic Chicago Athletic Association Hotel with views you don’t want to miss of Millennium Park, the Art Institute, Lake Michigan and more.

    Fig + Olive
    104 E. Oak Street
    (312) 445-0060

    Fig + Olive

    Fig + Olive unveils its outdoor terrace for spring and summer, boasting 36 seats, rosemary shrubs, and skyline views. A twinkling, LED-lit “living wall” adds a splash of green to the terrace and creates the ideal ambiance for brunch, afternoon cocktails, or dinner alfresco.

    Fremont
    15 W. Illinois Street
    (312) 874-7270

    Fremont

    From dining to nightlife, Fremont’s roof might just be your new favorite summer spot.

    Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
    400 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 337-9330

    Ghirardelli

    What’s better than eating ice cream in the summer? A riverside view on Ghirardelli’s patio!

    Gibson’s Bar and Steak House
    1028 N. Rush Street
    (312) 266-8999

    Gibson's Steakhouse

    Because who wouldn’t enjoy a classic USDA Prime Steak while sitting outside?

    Giordano’s
    740 N. Rush Street
    (312) 641-6500

    Giordano's

    The convenient Rush Street location will have you relaxing and enjoying classic deep dish pizza on the patio in no time.

    GreenRiver Chicago
    259 E. Erie Street
    (312) 472-6974

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    The terrace at GreenRiver not only boasts a great view, but also exceptional brunch service.

    Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse
    33 W. Kinzie Street
    (312) 828-0966

    Harry Caray's

    Enjoy watching the bustling city life from the outside seating at Harry Caray’s.

    Howells and Hood
    435 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 212-8878

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    Enjoy patio seating and incredible views of downtown Chicago while sipping on your choice of 114 unique craft beers.

    Labriola Café & Ristorante
    535 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 955-3100

    labriola

    Enjoy house made gelato on the patio just steps away from Michigan Avenue along the Grand Avenue pedestrian walkway.

    Maple & Ash
    8 W. Maple Street
    (312) 940-8888

    maple & Ash

    Enjoy steak house dining and signature drinks at this posh sidewalk patio, equipped to hold 50 guests.

    Pinstripes
    435 E. Illinois Street
    (312) 527-3140

    pinstripes

    Relax on the waterfront patio after a fun game of bowling with heated umbrellas and lighting to warm things up after sunset.

    The Purple Pig
    500 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 464-1744

    The Purple Pig

    With patio seating just steps off Michigan Ave, you won’t miss a thing while eating exquisite cuisine.

    Quartino
    626 N. State Street
    (312) 698-5000

    Quartino

    Get ready for a fun experience outside of Quartino with good times and good food that is meant to be shared with friends.

    Tavern on Rush
    1031 N. Rush Street
    (312) 664-9600

    tavern on rush

    Dine outdoors and experience the sights and sounds of the lively Rush Street on a patio that provides shade under an awning or plentiful sunshine, depending on your preference.

    Terrace Restaurant and Rooftop
    521 N. Rush Street
    (312) 377-0979

    Terrace Resturant and Rooftop

    Located five stories above The Magnificent Mile at The Gwen, this rooftop bar and restaurant serves up beautiful views and hand-crafted cocktails.

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  • Hanig Made in Chicago Sandals

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    Hanig Made in Chicago Sandals

    Hanig Made in Chicago sandals came from a desire to create a shoe that is crafted in Chicago, using leathers from Chicago, with an original style based on this city’s heritage of design.

    Irv Hanig started the business, Hanig’s Footwear, in 1944 at the corner of Clark and Diversey. His son Peter Hanig has worked in the store since 1971; and now his son, Daniel Hanig, is his partner.

    Peter started work on the sandal concept in February 2015. Shoemaker Sara McIntosh agreed to help with development after meeting with Hanig at her shoemaking school in Ravenswood. Hanig’s next met with Skip Horween of Horween Leather on Elston, who provided the hides for the sandals. From design to material and productions, the Hanig Made in Chicago sandals are completely a product of the city.

    The new collection is available now, in stores and online!

    Shop the shoe >>

     

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  • Top 5 Things to Do in Chicago This Month

    April 2016

    Top 5 Things to Do in Chicago

    Check out our recommendations below for the Top 5 Things to Do in Chicago on The Magnificent Mile this month!

    1) Chicago’s First Lady Opening Season (Starting April 2)
    2) Museum of Science and Industry National Robotics Week (April 2 – 10)
    3) 900 North Michigan Shops “More Than ‘Tax-Free'” Event
    (April 16- 17)
    4) Brookfield Zoo Party for the Planet (Sunday, April 24)
    5) 360 CHICAGO Sunset Series (Weeknights, Year-Round)

    1) Chicago’s First Lady Opening Season (Starting April 2)
    Riverwalk at Michigan Avenue & Wacker Drive|
    (847) 358-1330

    Chicago's First Lady Opening Season
    Chicago’s First Lady Cruises and Chicago Architecture Foundation open their 24th season, sailing with an elite fleet of five luxurious cruise vessels showcasing world-famous architecture in the birthplace of the American skyscraper. Named one of the Top 10 Tours in the United States” by TripAdvisor in 2015, all cruises feature panoramic city views while CAF-trained volunteer-docents highlight more than 40 historic and architecturally significant buildings.

    2) Museum of Science and Industry National Robotics Week (April 2 – 10)
    5700 S. Lakeshore Drive
    (773) 684-1414

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    Guests can see impressive robotic demos and enjoy activities including make-your-own robot antenna, design a robot, and more! All activities are included in museum entry.

    3) 900 North Michigan Shops “More Than ‘Tax-Free'” Event (April 16- 17)
    900 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 915-3916

    Top 5 Things to Do in Chicago This Month

    Hold on to your wallets and get ready for the Eighth Annual “Tax-Free” Event at 900 North Michigan Shops. For the first time in eight years, select shops will cover the cost of sales tax, plus give shoppers an added percentage off for being loyal customers.

    4) Brookfield Zoo Party for the Planet (Sunday, April 24)
    8400 W. 31st Street
    (708) 688-8000

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    Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo, but this annual celebration will highlight how guests can take small steps to make a big impact for animals across the world! The day-long extravaganza, presented by energySMART, a Nicor Gas Program, will feature engaging and fun activities for the entire family, including a tree planting, recycling, crafts, live entertainment, and an Eco Expo.

    5) 360 CHICAGO Sunset Series (Weeknights, Year-Round)
    875 N. Michigan Avenue, 94th Floor
    (888) 875-8439
    360 Chicago_Sunset Series2

    The 360 CHICAGO observatory deck is now offering free weekly activities for the new Sunset Series geared towards photographers and architecture buffs, accompanied by music and sunsets. Activities are open to all visitors!

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  • Spring Break Getaway

    Spring 2016

    Spring Break Getaway

    Celebrate Spring Break and make your next getaway even more memorable with these special packages!

    ACME Hotel Company
    15 E. Ohio Street
    (312) 894-0800

    Get With The Time(s)
    Techies, rejoice! Guests can reserve an Apple Watch at ACME Hotel’s front desk to experience the hi-tech accessory while staying at the hotel.

    Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
    505 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 944-4100

    InterCon Cupcakes

    This Spring Break, enjoy packages curated especially for families!

    Family Fun Package
    Kids won’t be able to resist!

    -A complimentary in-room movie rental
    -A special tin of Garrett’s popcorn
    -A deck of Playing Cards
    -Two Michael Jordan’s Steak House Baseball Hats
    -Use of a Wii console in the room.

    American Girl Package
    Roll out the red carpet for any American girl:

    -A specialty breakfast for two girls
    -A fun American Girl trivia game
    -An American Girl doll-sized travel bed
    -Turn down service with milk and a cupcake
    -A special purse and Chicago t-shirt made just for the doll.

    The James Chicago – Magnificent Mile
    55 E. Ontario Street
    (312) 337-1000

    The James

    Celebrate Spring at The James
    Emerge from winter and celebrate the arrival of spring at The James Chicago. Book by April 30th (for stays through May 30th) and enjoy up to 20% off and cocktails for two at the Primehouse Bar. Book now!

    Stay + Valet
    Enjoy the ride to The James Chicago and step into warmer weather along the Magnificent Mile with our Stay + Valet package. Park your car with us and discover all that the city has to offer, plus enjoy carefully curated hotel amenities and services throughout your stay.

    Stay + Valet includes:

    • Complimentary valet parking
    • Daily breakfast for two at David Burke’s Primehouse
    • Up to 20% off Loft and Apartment Suites

    Book by May 30 >>

    The Langham Chicago
    330 N. Wabash Avenue
    (312) 923-9988

    Langham_Stay and Valet

    Spring Away and Valet
    Say goodbye to the winter blues and take a break this spring with Chicago’s newest Five-Star hotel. Enjoy luxury accommodations including overnight valet parking and more. Offer is valid until May 31, 2016.

    Reserve now >>

    Trump Hotel Chicago
    401 N. Wabash Avenue
    (312) 588-8000

    Trump kids

    Kid Around at Trump Hotel Chicago
    Group travel is easiest when the whole family is happy. Trump Hotel Chicago presents the robust Trump® Kids program, featuring kid-approved services and amenities including kid-friendly menus and “mocktails” at the property’s signature restaurants, special treatments and pricing at The Spa at Trump, in-suite children’s movie channels, coloring books, board games and more. Packages include:
    • Kids in the City
    Fun for kids of all ages, the Kids in the City packages offers a one-night stay in a Deluxe King Guestroom, complimentary valet parking for one vehicle and a special Trump Kids gift upon arrival. To specialize kids’ dining experience, Trump Hotel Chicago offers free in-room dining for children ages 12 and under when accompanied with an adult entrée. Turn a night into a family fun evening with a movie of guests’ choosing and popcorn. Guests will also be treated to a cookies and milk turndown service on the day of arrival. The Kids in the City package starts at $499.

    • City Breaks
    Find the perfect city getaway with the City Breaks package – turning your vacation into a true experience. The City Breaks vacation package offers guests a one-night stay in a Deluxe King Guestroom, $50 food and beverage credit to one of Trump Hotel Chicago’s dining establishment and valet parking for one vehicle. The City Breaks package starts at $499.

    • Stay Longer, Save More
    Explore the best of Chicago and experience luxury accommodations with the Stay Longer, Save More offer. The multi-night stay offer is great for families visiting this summer providing a myriad of activities and festivals to choose from. Stay two nights and receive up to 10% off or receive up to 20% when you stay three or more nights. See why Chicago is second to none and discover Trump Chicago.

    • Book Early and Save
    Take advantage of your travel plans this summer and book in advance to enjoy great savings. Save up to 25% when you book at least 21 days in advance.
    All packages must be booked prior to arrival. All package rates are exclusive of tax and gratuity, and based on availability. To make a reservation or inquire about package details, please call or visit the website.

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  • Savor the Season

    Spring 2016

    Savor the Season

    Savor the season this Spring with new menus, fresh experiences and al fresco dining options at your favorite restaurants along The Magnificent Mile!

    52EIGHTY
    166 E. Superior Street
    (312) 787-6000
    Monday – Friday, 5 – 7PM

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    Come On, Get Happy Hour!
    Enjoy $2 apps, including delicious tacos, along with nightly drink specials.

    Bar Toma
    110 E. Pearson Street
    (312) 266-3110
    Through May 31 

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    Celebrate Spring
    Enjoy a special discount on signature pizza class. Book and host a class for 20 or more guests between now and May 31st and we will waive the $5 per guest class fee! Bar Toma also has the flexibility to host a variety of events.

    Burrito Beach
    200 E. Ohio Street
    (312) 335-0668

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    Welcome Spring with Seasonal Eats
    Chicago’s original fast, casual, and fresh “BYO” Mexican grill announces beach-body friendly menu items with vibrant ingredients. In addition to items on the regular menu, a series of seasonal, limited time only south-of-the-border options kick off Monday, April 11, including Coctel de Camarones y Avocado.

    Carnivale
    702 West Fulton Market
    (312) 850-5005
    Wednesday, April 20

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    Classic Cocktails with a Modern Twist
    Reserve your spot for a Carnivale University class. Learn to craft the perfect updated cocktail from the head bartender while noshing on some of the restaurant’s signature items.

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    Fremont
    15 W. Illinois Street
    (312) 874-7270
    Thursday, April 28, 6 – 8 PM

    Fremont Burger

    National Burger Month Kickoff Party
    For just $20, enjoy Mini Wagyu Burgers paired with New Belgium Beer Tastings. Executive Chef Ryan Devitt won a National Award for the Wagyu Burger featured at this event and on special for the entire month of May.

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    McCormick & Schmick’s
    41 E. Chestnut Street
    (312) 397-9500
    Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 AM – 3:00PM

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    Brunch Just Got Better
    Introducing brunch at McCormick & Schmick’s, including Live Lobster Benedict!

    River Roast

    315 N. LaSalle Street
    (312) 822-0100

    Savor the Season

    Blues and Brew Brunch
    Every Saturday and Sunday, River Roast hosts a special Blues performance with delicious pairings of your favorite food and drinks. Enjoy a weekend with a beautiful waterfront view at River Roast!

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    RPM Steak
    66 W. Kinzie Street
    (312) 284-4990
    Thursday, May 5, 7:00 PM

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    Butcher Demo & Dinner with Dario Cecchini
    Back for the second year in a row, join RPM Steak and Chef Doug Psaltis as they host world-renowned, eighth-generation Italian butcher Dario Cecchini for an evening of chef demonstrations, Tuscan wine and fine dining. Bringing along his cooks and own arsenal of ingredients, Cecchini will demonstrate the techniques of properly breaking down beef and pork and present guests with a multi-course dinner including his famous classic Florentine steaks, Bistecche stile Cecchini, accompanied by wines from two of Italy’s most iconic wineries, Gaja and Il Poggione. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event as Cecchini—dubbed the “first rock star butcher” by The New York Times— makes his Chicago return.

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    Sixteen
    401 N. Wabash Avenue
    (312) 588-8030

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    Sixteen: A Study in Ingredients
    With a focus on the foundation of fine dining, Executive Chef Thomas Lents and the culinary team are taking an in depth approach to ingredients with a new menu. This overarching theme – spotlighting the diverse nature and versatility of individual ingredients – will guide the menu evolution in 2016 at the Michelin Two-Star, Forbes’ Five-Star restaurant.

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    739 N. Clark Street
    (312) 266-6691
    Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 7:00 PM

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    Happy Hour Specials
    Enjoy $4.51 drink specials every weekday!. Available in the bar and rooftop:

    • Mondays: $4.51 Manhattans
    • Tuesdays: $4.51 Margaritas
    • Wednesdays: $4.51 Select Wines by the Glass
    • Thursdays: ½ price Select Bottles of Wine
    • Fridays: $4.51 Grey Goose Cocktails
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    Spring 2016

    Spring Shopping Deals and Events

    Spring ahead with new collections, great offers and unique events happening this season throughout The Magnificent Mile district!

    alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet
    919 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 273-1254
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    Shop New Arrivals!
    Stacey Bendet’s Spring 2016 collection for alice + olivia is set in the scene of an urban inspired desert.  The collection reflects the mindset of a bold and independent woman bursting with confidence, sophistication, and natural beauty.

    Candyality
    520 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 3
    (312) 527-1010

    835 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 7
    (312) 867-5500
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    Made in Chicago Candy Suitcase
    We’re known as the Windy City, but a true candy lover knows that Chicago has its sweet attributes too! Loaded with treats that are – you guessed it – all made in Chicago! Gift includes a postcard with a brief history on how Chicago became the candy capital. It’s the perfect gift to show your Chicago pride. A large size box is also available. (Small: $12.00; Large: $19.00)

    Cole Haan
    637 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 642-8995
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    Friends and Family Sale
    April 7-13
    Enjoy 30% off your entire purchase. Some exclusions may apply.

    Holiday Heroes Friends & Family at Cole Haan
    Saturday, April 9, 12 PM – 6 PM
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    Join Holiday Heroes Foundation and learn how you can help a child in long term critical care directly. Shop Cole Haan during this event and receive 30% off all products and receive an automatic raffle entry for Holiday Heroes annual event in June on The Magnificent Mile along with free Holiday Heroes giveaways. Learn more about Holiday Heroes Foundation.

    The Goldsmith Ltd.
    900 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 4
    (312) 751-1986
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    Timeless Coins
    The origin of coins is a mystery, but it is believed that coins were first developed as currency between the 7 – 5th century BCE in Lydia (Southwestern Turkey), India and China—all independently. These small objects of art illustrate a glimpse of history and it’s up to each to unravel the story. Rather than locking them away, The Goldsmith Ltd. prefer to use them in jewelry as a way to allow them to continue telling their story!

    Kendra Scott
    900 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 3
    (312) 281-6760
    Wednesday, April 13, 6 – 8 PM

    Spring Shopping

    Summer Launch Event
    Join Kendra Scott for sips & sweets and be the first to shop the summer collection! 20% of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Texas Exes – Chicago Chapter.

    LOFT
    670 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 915-0410
    April 13-18

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    Friends and Family Sale
    Clean up your wardrobe — and go easy on your wallet — with this exclusive 40 percent-off sale. You can’t go wrong with cute pieces like the lace yoke top ($34.99, originally $59.50) or high waist skinny utility pants ($19.99, originally $29.99).

    Soma
    520 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 585-3654
    835 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 943-4880

    Get $20 for you when you purchase $100 in Soma Gift Cards
    Wednesday, April 6-Sunday, May 8
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    Purchase $100 in Soma Gift Cards or E-Gift Cards and receive a $20 money card for use May 9-May 31 in Soma boutiques (including outlets), at soma.com or by phone at (866) 768-7662. No cash value.

     

    Free Hand Cream with any Eau de Parfum purchase
    Wednesday, April 6-Sunday, May 8
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    Enjoy free Hand Cream with any Eau de Parfum purchase.

    *Enticing Eau de Parfum $59. Oh My Gorgeous Eau de Parfum $49. Enticing Hand Cream $10 value. While supplies last.

    Join us as we support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
    Wednesday, April 6-Tuesday April 31

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    For every Embraceable Pajama purchased thru May 31st, Soma will donate $1 to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, up to $20,000.

    Tumi
    645 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 787-3096
    April 1- April 10
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    Upgrade Your Travel!
    Enjoy 25% off select collections at Tumi.

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  • 360 Chicago Observatory Sunset Series

    Weekdays

    360 CHICAGO Observatory Sunset Series

    The 360 CHICAGO Observatory Sunset Series offers free weekly activities geared towards photographers and architecture buffs, accompanied by music and sunsets.

    360 CHICAGO
    875 N. Michigan Avenue, 94th Floor
    (888) 875-8439

    The Sunset Series on the 94th floor is open to all visitors from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free programming presented over 1,000 feet high above the city includes:

    Mondays: Photography Night – Visitors can bring in tripods to capture the incredible images of the skyline, lights and views. Nick Ulivieri, a professional photographer lauded for his Chicago imagery, serves as the 360 CHICAGO photography ambassador. He will help develop photography workshops and contests over the year. Tag your picture #360TripodMondays.

    Tuesdays: Chicago Architecture Foundation docents serve as “guides in the sky.”

    Thursdays: DJs from Mode Events offer entertainment while visitors toast sunsets.

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  • Kentucky Derby

    May 7, 2016

    Kentucky Derby 2016 Venues

    The Kentucky Derby is the perfect occasion to break out your big hats and pastel-colored suits while enjoying your day on The Mag Mile.

     

    Fremont
    15 W. Illinois St.
    (312) 874-7270

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    Off to the Races 2016

    Dust off your best searsucker suits and over-sized hats to watch the “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby 2016 at the Freemont from 2pm-6pm. Sip on Derby-themed cocktails such as, Fresh Mint Juleps and custom Moscow Mules while snacking on a variety of delicious snacks ranging from: a Flat bread bar, Fried Green Tomato Sliders, Kentucky Fried Bacon and Mini Po Boy sandwiches. Capture memorable photos in the Step-and-Repeat photo station, raffle prizes include a $100 cash prize and compete for a prize for best dressed!  Come join the fun while also benefiting the deserving students of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep. See you at the starting gates!

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    I|O Godfrey
    127 W Huron Street
    (312) 374-1830

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    Third annual Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Viewing Event

    Doors open at noon for a day of racing, cheering and more! Reserve a spot and sample Woodford Reserve with a carving station and Derby Day Menu. Remember to wear your best derby attire to receive prizes for best dressed, best hat and best couple.

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    Tavern on Rush
    1031 N. Rush Street
    (312) 664-9600

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    5th annual Kentucky Derby Party

    Tavern on Rush will be having their 5th Annual Kentucky Derby Party all day long. Dress in your finest derby attire and top it off with a hat for a chance to compete in the best hat contest. There will also be $5 Mint Juleps.

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    13 Must-Try Bloody Marys

    The search is over! We have found the 13 Must-Try Bloody Marys on The Magnificent Mile. Whether you need the ultimate hangover cure or just want to spice up your brunch, you should definitely try one (or all) of these specialty cocktails soon.

    Bar Toma
    110 E. Pearson St.

    To complement Bar Toma’s award-winning wood-fired pizza, try the Blood Mary Tower that features a slice of pepperoni pizza soaking inside the drink for added flavor and a kick of spiciness.

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    Beatrix
    519 N Clark St.
    671 N. St. Clair

    Considered one of the best brunch places in Chicago, you can’t pass up the Spicy Bloody Mary at this casual River North restaurant.

    Bub City
    435 N. Clark St.

    Directions for this Bloody Mary Bar are as follow:
    1. Choose your liquor
    2. Rim your glass
    3. Pick your fixins’
    $10 each trip

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    Carnivale
    702 W. Fulton St.

    Wake up your soul on Sunday’s from 10:30 – 3:00 with live music and try Carnivale’s brand new Bloody Mary bar.

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    Fig & Olive
    104 E. Oak St.

    FIG & OLIVE’s signature dishes embody the passion for the best olive oils and cuisine from the Mediterranean region.Try their signature Fig & Olive Bloody Mary that features a medley of spices & vodka.

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    Highline Bar + Lounge
    169 W. Kinzie St.

    The #1 reason to leave your house on a weekend morning is house made mignonette Bloody Mary mix, Blue Point Oyster and Hendricks Gin at the Highline Bloody Mary Bar.

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    Howells & Hood
    435 N. Michigan Ave.

    Known for one of the best brunches on Michigan Avenue, start with a Ghost Bloody or Bloody Maria then explore their many food stations all for only $29.00 per person.

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    Hub 51
    51 W. Hubbard St.

    Brunch – the only occasion on which it’s socially acceptable to drink before noon, so go ahead and order that Bloody Mary. Hub 51 offers 10% off if you’re in your pajamas and $20 if your “pajamas” are last night’s outfit.

    IO Godfrey
    127 W. Huron St.

    The House Made Bloody Mary Mix goes well with friends in communal booths under the retractable roof or warm up in winter months with I|O’s comfort classic dishes next to the two-level fire pit.

    Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap
    41 E. Superior St.

    Cure your weekend hangover at Jake’s Bloody Mary bar loaded with house smoked bacon, cocktail shrimp, XXX pickles and more!

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    Mity Nice Bar & Grill
    835 N. Michigan Avenue

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    New to their menu is the irresistible parmesan and bacon crisp Bloody Mary. Jaw Drop.

    Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
    622 N. Fairbanks Ct.

    You certainly won’t be bored at Timothy O’Tooles famous build your own Bloody Mary bar with over 30 items to choose from.

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    The Windsor
    160 E. Huron St.

    This comfortable and inviting American bar & grill and 4 Star Restaurant Group is sure to create you a delicious Bloody Sunday.

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