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Taureaux Tavern

In partnership with Santa Teresa 1796 Venezuelan Rum, Taureaux Tavern is introducing their “Tropical Tango” cocktail. This specialty libation is part of the National “Mojitos para Mujeres” cocktail promotion that will be running during International Women's Month. For every cocktail purchased, Taureaux Tavern will donate $1 to the local charity Salt & Light Coalition, an organization that empowers female sexual trauma survivors and sex-trafficking survivors to develop and thrive in the community.


For March, Mordecai is dedicating its Cocktails for a Cause program to Deborah's Place in honor of Women's History Month. For every drink purchased, Mordecai will donate a portion of the proceeds back to the organization. Deborah's Place is an organization that opens doors of opportunity for women who are homeless in Chicago. Supportive housing and services offer women their key to healing, achieving their goals, and moving on from the experience of homelessness. The cocktails include:

  • Call Me Marah -- gin, vermouth, amaro, and black team
  • Fine Grain (spirit-free) -- sobacha, lemongrass cordial, tonic
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Photo courtesy of Mordecai

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago has announced a collaboration with Semicolon Books, Chicago's largest Black-woman owned bookstore, for a special event celebrating female authors. This evening of literature and community will take place on the LH Rooftop (LHon21) on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 4-7 p.m. 

Attendees will discover a selection of books covering self-help, finance, creativity, and light fiction, showcasing diverse voices and perspectives. Guests can also raise a toast to the women shaping the literary world, with speciality cocktails available for purchase, such as The Bookworm, made with Ketel One Citron and apple liqueur. This special event is free and open to all, with drinks and books available for purchase.

Bronzeville Winery

Bronzeville Winery cordially invites wine-lovers to an evening of vinicultural celebration and recognition of women's contributions to the wine industry. As part of their commitment to champion diversity and sustainability within the industry, Bronzeville Winery presents Celebration of Women in Wine on Monday, March 25th, at 6 PM, at Bronzeville Winery, 4420 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60653.

Guests can engage in a curated experience featuring an orchestrated wine tasting event that honors leading women in the field of enology. 

This is an opportunity to be part of a dialogue while partaking in an exclusive book signing and release with Sommelier, Chasity Cooper. Wines will be paired with small bites by Bronzeville Winery Chef Lamar Moore. 

The event will be hosted by Bronzeville Winery wine director, Derrick C. Westbrook. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased on Tock.

DineAmic Restaurant Group

DineAmic will be celebrating the achievements and contributions of female winemakers by offering guests specially priced pours from women in wine.

Corporate Lead Sommelier for Greek Brands, Marsha Wright, has curated a selection of wines from female winemakers, to showcase at both LYRA in Chicago Fulton Market and Taverna VIOLI in Oakbrook. Guests have the opportunity to explore specially priced by-the-glass and by-the-bottle pours from these trailblazing women, while also learning about their backgrounds and achievements thanks to short bios accompanying each wine description.

Marsha’s inspiration for this initiative came from a disappointing realization that only 18% of winemakers are female. She is “proud to highlight some of the fabulous women in wine, offering highly sought-after and delicious wines while supporting gender diversity in the industry.” 

At Lyra, imbibers will find selections from Laura Fontaine at Chandon and Maggie Kruse at Jordan Winery. Over at Taverna VIOLI, guests can enjoy a taste of Alice Tetienne’s work at Henriot, Tami Lotz from Mumm Napa and more.

Marsha believes that celebrating Women's History Month is not only about acknowledging the past but also about recognizing and supporting the women who are shaping the future. Through this month-long initiative, DineAmic aims to further the ongoing dialogue surrounding gender equality in the winemaking industry.

Kinzie Chophouse

Kinzie Chophouse is collaborating with a female Chef for an upcoming, ticketed dinner experience on Thursday, March 14th. Part of Kinzie Chophouse's monthly Guest Chef Series, March's dinner will highlight female Chef Taylor Luken. Formerly of Porto and currently of Itoko, the Michelin-starred chef will collaborate with the Kinzie Chophouse culinary team on the dinner experience. The "Liquid Gold" collaboration dinner will highlight Luken's love of Honey. 

Priced at $200 per person with option for a beverage pairing add-on ($60), seatings are available at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14th.. Menu items for the "Liquid Gold" tasting menu (seven courses) include:

  • First Course House Pita  black truffle, farmer's cheese, citrus honey glaze
  • Second Course Blue Cristal Prawn Crudo Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fresno & spicy greens puree, grilled Halloumi, golden honey vinegar, kaluga caviar
  • Third Course Grilled Eggplant fine herbes,  beet romesco,  citrus goat cheese, fried maitake, salt and pepper honey caramel, pickled garlic
  • Fourth Course Lamb Wellington  olive duxelles, smoked honey, charred vegetables, parsley root foam, jus
  • Palate Cleanse Maine lobster tail, Foie gras, yuzu honey gel
  • Fifth Course Wagyu NY Surf & Turf  local honey crust, crab, smoked feta foam, grilled asparagus and fennel, saffron pickled radish, beef jus, kaluga caviar
  • Sixth Course Mediterranean Flambé almond and brown butter shortbread, cardamom gelato, Bosc pear, local honey, cognac
  • Seventh Course Truffle Baklava Zeppole lemon glaze and smoked salt, alongside house made honey mead 
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Photo courtesy of Kinzie Chophouse

Amerikas Restaurant

On Friday, March 8th, Amerikas is offering a cocktail to all women, with the purchase of an entree. Specially created to celebrate all the important women in our lives, the My Day is comprised of dill infused vodka, rose tequila, passionfruit syrup, orgeat, orange blossom and rose water, and aquafaba.

Marina's Bistro

Marina’s Bistro, which opened in Uptown in August of 2023, is a taste of Puerto Rico. Eric’s story begins in Chicago, where he was born and raised until the unexpected passing of his mother, Marina. She had instilled in him a love for cooking. Seeking solace in the embrace of his grandparents, he moved to Puerto Rico where he continued to fall in love with his culture and cuisine. When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Eric moved back to Chicago and brought with him a desire to share a piece of Puerto Rico with his hometown. 

Cesar’s Killer Margaritas

Cesar’s Killer Margaritas has served the Lakeview community Mexican food and margaritas for 22 years. They have been a family affair for generations and wouldn’t exist without the Mother of Mole – Senora Lulu. Her story begins in Mexico City many generations ago. At just eight years old, Lulu worked alongside her grandmother Clarita Vasquez to create the recipe that would later bring Chicago Cesars’ El Mero Mole. Growing up, Senora Lulu loved working alongside her grandmother in the fonda, honing her culinary skills that she would later pass down to future generations, which would eventually inspire the creation of Cesar’s restaurant.

Photo courtesy of Cesar’s Killer Margaritas

Wake 'N Bacon

Wake ‘n Bacon will donate 100-percent of the proceeds from their Zen Bowl to the Chicago Foundation For Women. Available at dinner only from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (dine-in, takeout or delivery), the Zen Bowl features teriyaki tofu, roasted cabbage, caramelized onions, red peppers, and carrots sprinkled with white sesame seeds and served on a bed of garlic rice. 

Chicago Foundation for Women focuses on the issues that affect all women, girls, trans, and gender nonbinary people. CFW envisions a world in which all women, girls, trans, and gender nonbinary people have the opportunity to thrive in safe, just and healthy communities.

Sweet Mandy B's

Sweet Mandy B’s is hosting a fundraiser to benefit A Long Walk Home. On Friday, March 8, Sweet Mandy B’s will donate 10-percent of proceeds from all cupcake sales to ALWH.

A Long Walk Home (ALWH) is a Chicago-based national non-profit that cultivates the next generation of leaders committed to gender equity and racial justice. Founded in 2003 by sisters Salamishah and Scheherazade Tillet, A Long Walk Home works with artists, students, activists, therapists, and community organizations and cultural institutions to elevate marginalized voices, facilitate healing, and activate social change.  

Four Entertainment Group

On Friday, March 8, Four Entertainment Group (4EG) locations in Chicago will band together to host a fundraiser for International Women’s Day. Six bars will participate in the initiative including aliveOne in Lincoln Park, Central Park Bar in Avondale, Easy Bar and Estelle’s in Wicker Park, Remedy in Bucktown, and The Owl in Logan Square. Proceeds from every location will benefit the Chicago Foundation For Women. 

The Chicago Foundation for Women focuses on the issues that affect all women, girls, trans, and gender nonbinary people. CFW envisions a world in which all women, girls, trans, and gender nonbinary people have the opportunity to thrive in safe, just and healthy communities.

  • aliveOne

A portion of proceeds from each $6 "The Becky" cocktail sold will benefit the Chicago Foundation For Women. The cocktail features Tito's, Pamplemousse La Croix, fresh lime juice, and demerara syrup.

  • Central Park Bar

Central Park Bar in Avondale will donate $1 from every Seasonal Depression cocktail sold to the Chicago Foundation For Women. The $12 cocktail features Maplewood Brewer's Gin, Koval Cranberry Gin, Kleiner Feigling Fig Liqueur, Fee Brother's Plum Bitters, lemon, simple syrup.

  • Easy Bar

$1 from every Espresso Martini (Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, Kahlua, Sneaky Fox Vodka; $13) sold on Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8 will benefit the Chicago Foundation for Women.

  • Estelle’s

Estelle’s will donate $1 from every house cocktail sold on Friday, March 8 to the Chicago Foundation For Women. 

  • Remedy

Remedy will donate $1 from every Little Prick cocktail sold to the Chicago Foundation For Women. The cocktail is $12 each and features Ketel One, Maraska Maraschino Liqueur, lemon, rose hip tea syrup, and topped with soda.

  • The Owl

The Owl in Logan Square will donate $1 from every Seattle Dry Cider ($8) sold to the Chicago Foundation For Women. 

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Photo courtesy of Sweet Mandy B's

Cindy’s Rooftop 

Cindy's will offer McBride Sisters flight specials. Over time, McBride Sisters has grown into what is not only the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States, but one of the most inclusive, accessible, socially aware and sustainable. These values show up not only in the wines they make but in all facets of their company.

The cost is $25 per flight, 2oz pours: 

  • SPARKLING BRUT ROSE, HAWKE'S BAY, NEW ZEALAND - This bubbly from Hawke's Bay glows with gentle aromas of rose petals, crushed red berries, and strawberries and cream. 

  • SAUVIGNON BLANC, MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND - Aromas of tropical fruits, white flowers and zesty citrus, passionfruit, mango, fuji apple and key lime. 

  • RED BLEND, CENTRAL COAST, CALIFORNIA - Bold plum and cherry are in charge with this round red blend, soft, fine-grained tannins and toasty mocha.

The Goddess and Grocer

Women's Month Cupcakes will be available in Chocolate and Vanilla with purple frosting and pearl sprinkles, $4 each. $1 from each cupcake will go back to She Votes Illinois. She Votes Illinois is a statewide political action committee that focuses on making sure the political system and legislation in Illinois reflect the voices of all women, femmes, and girls in the state. The cupcakes will be available in all locations throughout March. 

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Photo courtesy of Kristen Mendiola for The Goddess and Grocer

Girl & the Goat

Stephanie Izard is hosting a brunch at Girl & the Goat on March 24, alongside Chefs Karen Akunowicz (Fox & the Knife), Beverly Kim (Parachute, Anelya), Christine Cikowski (Honey Butter Fried Chicken), and Jessie Oloroso (Black Dog Gelato) in honor of women’s history month. Guests will be offered a dish from each chef served family-style, while supporting The Abundance Setting, a non-profit that promotes the advancement of women in the culinary & hospitality industry. 

Each attendee will also receive a copy of Chef Karen Akunowicz's new cookbook, Crave. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased on OpenTable.


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