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Looking for a place to celebrate National Oyster Day August 5th? Look no further than these Chicago spots!

El Che Bar is inspired by Chef John Manion’s time spent, eating, drinking, and traveling, in Argentina. These East Coast oysters are wood-fire grilled, served with garlic aioli, Anaheim mignonette, and crispy potato on burning-hot shells that you’ll want to lick clean when they finally cool off! (Enjoy these crazy bivalves with a fork.) Four are included for $16.

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Delaware Oysters at El Che Bar

The Mad Men-esque lobby bar brings sophistication with a playful wink during their oyster and martini special for National Oyster Day. Vol. 39 is offering a taste of the finer life with six oysters paired with their True Martini for $25. Served alongside a house made Black Pepper Honey Mignonette, the briny notes of the oysters pairs with the herbaceous undertones of a classic gin martini.

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Vol. 39 Lobby

At beer-centric restaurant Dusek’s Board & Beer, located inside historic Thalia Hall in Pilsen, the restaurant is offering a special wood-roasted oyster dish and beer pairing for National Oyster Day on Saturday, August 5th. For brunch and dinner, guests will be able to dine on Wood-Roasted Katama Oysters Rockefeller made with bacon, Parmesan cheese and a coriander persillade that perfectly balances the salty brine of the oyster. The bar staff has expertly paired the dish with Allagash White, a refreshing Belgian-style wheat beer spiced with coriander and Curaçao orange peel to complement the wood-roasted oysters. The pairing will cost $15, while supplies last.

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Wood-Roasted Katama Oysters Rockefeller at Dusek's

Take a trip to Spain in the heart of the West Loop at Spanish inspired restaurant, Salero, for National Oyster Day on Saturday, August 5th. Chef Ashlee Aubin brings back an guest favorite to the restaurant’s rotating menu of pintxos, a Basque region style of tapas, for one night only. Dine on fresh West Coast oysters that are drizzled with a spicy pepper mignonette and topped trout roe that adds an exciting texture to the dish. The oysters will be available throughout the night for $2 each while supplies last.

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West Coast Oysters at Salero

Head over to Hyde Park on Saturday, August 5th and dine on hearth oven cooked oyster creations at The Promontory. From 9 am to 3 pm for brunch, enjoy a special one-day-only oyster benedict that includes fried oysters served over a fluffy English muffin with rich, creamy hollandaise sauce made with Crystal Louisiana-style hot sauce for an added kick for $16. For dinner, from 4pm-1am, guests can enjoy the restaurant’s much lauded Hearth Grilled Oysters for $1 each. The oysters are served in the half shell with parmesan, garlic and butter, perfect for ordering alongside a crisp glass of bubbles from the bar. Because really, what is an oyster with out a little champagne?

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Hearth Grilled Oysters at The Promontory

On Saturday, August 5th, RM Champagne Salon honors the coveted oyster with a special that’s sure to please the whole table. Come grab a seat on the patio while you enjoy a dozen fresh oysters, traditionally prepared, and a bottle of JCB No. 21 Cremant de Bourgogne for $75, a perfect compliment to these briny delicacies. Unfortunately, National Oyster Day only comes once a year, but you can live up the celebration in style with this classic pairing while supplies last. 

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Patio at RM Champagne Salon

Where will you be August 5th? 


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