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As we enter into Spring (hopefully), March is quickly filling up with fun events! See below for dates to mark on your calendar as we approach Winter's finish line. 

Kinton Ramen March Specials

Kinton Ramen West Loop has just launched a special deal for March only. The Ramen shop located on restaurant row is offering diners this March to a special offer when they place an order for pickup or delivery online. Now through March 31, diners may order buy-one, get one free on their Takoyaki, deep fried octopus served with tonkatsu sauce, mayo, bonito flakes and aonori. The special is available exclusively online through Kinton Ramen's ordering platform on their website.

Ramen-lovers may order the following in the month of March - 

  • BOGO Takoyaki - order the Octopus appetizer online and get one for free! 
  • Flash Sales (Available for Dine-In, Take-Out and Delivery)
    • March 17 - 30% off Signature Ramen (excl. Karaage Ramen) 
    • March 24 - 25% off Original Ramen 
    • March 31 - 25% off Karaage Ramen 

New to Kinton Ramen, Meal Sets Include (Special Ramens, Additional Toppings, Alcohol, available for additional fee)

Meal for 1: features 1 Ramen, 1 Pop and 1 Gyoza (veg/pork)
Meal for 2: features 2 Ramen, 1 Gyoza (veg/pork) & 2 Pop
Meal for 4: features 4 Ramen, 1 karaage (hot/original), 1 takoyaki, 1 Gyoza (veg/pork) & 4 pops

Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar March Wine Tastings

Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar in Andersonville has unveiled their March wine tasting schedule with tastings every Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. from March 3 through March 31. The tastings will only be available to attend virtually at this time.

The tasting is $30 per person and features 4 four-ounce pours, interactive Zoom or in-person tasting led by Uvae Sommeliers and guest wine makers along with a PowerPoint presentation and tasting sheet. Small bite add-ons include a Cheese Plate ($15), Cheese & Charcuterie Plate ($20) and Duck Pâté ($12). 

Upcoming Schedule: 

Wednesday at 5 p.m.

3/24: Spain

3/31: “Soil” Tasting

Saturday at 3 p.m.

3/27: Women Winemakers

Pinstripes March Promotions

  • DAILY DELIGHTS DUOS: Throughout March, guests can pair the Pinstripes Bistro cuisine and their crafted daily drink specials.

Monday:        $12 Bottomless Spaghetti and Chop Salad & $10 bottle of wine
Tuesday:        $18 House-Cut Ribeye & $12 Bucket of Beers
Wednesday:  $10 Delectable Wings & $5/$6/$7 Whiskey Specials
Thursday:       Delicious Gourmet Burgers & $7 Handcrafted Cocktails
Friday:            Pizzas/Flatbreads & 50% off wine (*excluding Quintessa and Nickel & Nickel)
Weekend:      Brunch & $7 Bloody Marys / $18 Bottomless Mimosas

  • CURBSIDE ORDER: Get $10 off when you spend $40 or more on online curbside orders. The offer is valid through April 30, 2021. 
  • PICK A PERK! FOR PRIVATE EVENTS: From now until April 30, 2021, take advantage of a special Pick a Perk! offer by choosing from one of the following:

-Complimentary Gaming to accompany your event booking 
-Choice of a complimentary appetizer or dessert with your event meal package 
-Additional 30 minutes of complimentary bar/beverage service added to your bar package

  • GET $25 WHEN PURCHASE $100 GIFT CARD: Throughout March 31, 2021, buy $100 in Pinstripes gift cards and receive a $25 bonus to enjoy through June 30, 2021
  • WEEKDAYS ARE KIDS’ DAYS: Take advantage of Pinstripes’ new promotion designed for children aged 12 years old and under. From Monday to Thursday, kids can order $5 Kids Meals and/or $5 hour of Bowling or Bocce, including shoes with each adult meal purchase.
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Tsiknopempti is part of the traditional celebrations of Apókries, the Greek Carnival season that centers around large amounts of grilled and roasted meats. (Photo courtesy of Avli Taverna)

Lenten Dining Deals

Kinzie Chophouse

Options to consider for Lenten Friday seafood lunch or supper include: 

  • Fruit de Mer Platter – A selection of crab legs, oysters, salmon carpaccio and steamed jumbo shrimp, the platter is served with housemade mignonette, lemon-herb olive oil, soy sauce, and horseradish on the side.
  • House-smoked Salmon – Smoked in-house, it’s served with a spicy guacamole and sour cream. 
  • Crab Cakes – A classic steakhouse prep, Kinzie does their CC’s a little different. 4 mini crab cakes are served with a spicy wasabi mayo and pickled red onions.
  • Seafood Bisque – This soup can be ordered on its own or with the addition of a Crab Timbale served on top.
  • Oysters on the half shell and classic jumbo shrimp cocktail are always available.
  • Seafood entrees include Lobster Tail Risotto, House-Smoked Salmon Fettucine, Seafood Linguine, Pacific Halibut, Seared Salmon, and more!

All of these fresh fish and seafood dishes are available for dine-in and carryout. 

The Graystone Tavern

  • Available every Friday through Friday, April 2
  • $10 to $14 Lent specials 

Throughout the Lenten season, The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will offer Fish Fridays featuring weekly Friday specials like Fish Tacos (beer battered cod filet, slaw, remoulade, flour tortilla; two for $10 or three for $14), a Fish Sandwich (beer battered cod filets, slaw, remoulade, brioche bun, served with fries; $12), and Fish and Chips (beer battered cod fillets, slaw, tartar sauce, served with fries; $14). 

Guests can order Fish Fridays for take out, delivery or in Graystone’s new winterized, heated beer garden. The space features string lights overhead, seven TVs, and customers can also play games like bags, giant Jenga and giant Connect 4.

Scratchboard Kitchen

  • Friday, February 19 through Friday, April 2
  • Starting at $45 for two people and $85 for four people 

Every Friday during Lent, Executive Chef Grace Goudie at Scratchboard Kitchen in Arlington Heights will offer a Friday Fish Fry featuring buttermilk fried cod. Each meal will be served with two seasonal sides and a dessert that will rotate weekly based on seasonality. Highlights include Farro Salad with dried cherries, butternut squash, arugula and balsamic vinaigrette, a Cacio e Pepe Creamy Barley, Roasted Beets with pistachio and herb pistou, Saffron Couscous with a mint and pomegranate relish, French Silk Tart, Earl Grey Creme Brulee, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Hummingbird Cake and more. 

The Rambler

  • Wednesday, February 17 through Saturday, April 3
  • $3 to $14 Lent specials 

The Rambler Kitchen + Tap in North Center offers throughout the Lenten season fish specialties available at lunch or dinner. Highlights include Fish and Chips with three pieces of North Atlantic Cod lightly battered and fried ($14), Blackened and Grilled Fish Tacos with white fish, mango habanero salsa and avocado cream ($4 each), and Fried Fish Tacos with fried cod, Southern-style slaw and sriracha ranch ($4 each). Kids options include Fish Sticks and Fries ($3) and Mac and Cheese ($3).

Wixter Seafood

  • Lent Seasonal Specials, In-Store: 10% off all Wixter Seafood products in-store at Wixter Market, every Thursday and Friday throughout March
  • Lent Seasonal Specials, Online: 15% off all Wixter Seafood products online throughout the month of March.
  • Order online at or visit Wixter Market in Wicker Park for in-store shopping.


  • Lent-Friendly, Meatless Friday Offerings
    • Orecchiette: Squid Ink, Rock Shrimp Cured Tomatoes, Hot Chilies, Mint
    • Scallops: Cauliflower Purée, Farro, Winter Squash, Pickled Radish, Espelette
    • Ora king Salmon: Grilled Beets, Almond Yogurt, Fennel, Arugula
    • Whole Grilled Branzino: Pea Tips, Chilies 
  • Daily, beginning at 5pm

The Bristol

  • Lent-Friendly, Meatless Friday Offerings
    • Agnolotti: Chèvre, Butternut Squash Pepita Vierge
    • Gnudi: Maitake Conserva, Trumpet Mushroom, Gruyere
    • Tempura Trout: Chow Chow, Fermented Cabbage
    • Branzino: Gigante Bean, Little Neck Clam, Fennel
    • Wednesday-Sunday, beginning at 5pm


  • Lent-Friendly, Meatless Friday Offerings
    • Butternut Squash Steak: charred endive, pickled, cherries, harissa-yogurt vinaigrette
    • Pappardelle: mushroom ragu, basil, parmesan
    • Root Vegetable Lasagna: fontina fonduta, pickled onion, beet gremolata
    • Sweet Potato Gnocchi: burnt cabbage, pickled cherry, pistachio, fontina
  • Wednesday-Sunday, beginning at 5pm
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The Graystone Tavern's Fish Tacos (Photo courtesy of Rob Austin)

March Madness Specials, March 14-April 5

Bartoli's Pizzeria 

Bartoli’s March Madness Game Day Deal

  • Sunday, March 14 through Monday, April 5 (game days only)
  • $40.99 game day package

For NCAA fans watching the March Madness games at home, Bartoli’s Pizzeria in Roscoe Village and West Town will feature a “Game Day Deal” throughout the tournament. Available for pickup or delivery on game days only, the $40.99 package deal features an 18-inch pizza with a choice of one topping, 16 piece wings (buffalo or vesuvio) and two one-liter bottles of soda.

The Graystone Tavern

March Madness First Round Watch Parties and Specials at Graystone Tavern

  • Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20
  • Open early at 10 a.m.
  • $30 to $40 food & drink packages

While watching the first round of the tournament at The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville, patrons can order food and drink package special for two, four or six guests. Three time slots will be available to reserve for seating including 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Packages will include drinks and one appetizer per two guests. Appetizer highlights include Philly Egg Rolls, Wings, Cheese Curds, Nachos, Loaded Fries and Avocado Dippers. The complete package details are available below. $5 Miller Lite Stadium Cups will also be available on all game days.

Broadcasting the games with sound on 9 TVs throughout the bar, Graystone Tavern also offers a private winterized beer garden with TVs. Tables are limited. For reservations, email 

March Madness First Round Food and Drink Packages: 

  • Package 1- $30 per person, includes domestics, well cocktails, house wine and one appetizer per two people
  • Package 2- $40 per person, includes premium bar, 20 draft options, house wine and one appetizer per two people

The Rambler Kitchen + Tap

March Madness Specials and Team Affiliation at The Rambler

  • Thursday, March 18 through Monday, April 5
  • Open early for all games
  • $4 to $6 specials

The Rambler Kitchen + Tap in North Center will cheer on the Loyola Ramblers during March Madness and open early for all games. Loyola fans will enjoy game day specials like $4 Swinney Shots and $6 Dabo Bombs. Additional specials throughout the tournament will include $5 Miller Lite Stadium Cups, $5 Pizza Puffs, and $5 Stadium Style Nachos. 

Guests can catch the games on 20 60-inch TVs throughout the bar with the sound on. Guests can also opt to watch the game in The Rambler’s newly enclosed beer garden complete with a bar and several TVs. Limited space available, email to reserve. 

Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar

March Madness Special at Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar

  • Thursday, March 18 through Monday, April 5
  • $4 to $22

Basketball fans can stay caffeinated for all the NCAA action this spring with a March Madness special at Rewired Pizza Cafe and Bar in Edgewater. From the coffee bar, guests can order the “Matcha Madness” with white rose tea, orange syrup with matcha, milk, and orange zest (small: $4; medium: $4.50; large: $5).

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For NCAA fans watching the March Madness games at home, Bartoli’s Pizzeria in Roscoe Village and West Town will feature a “Game Day Deal” throughout the tournament. (Photo courtesy of Bartoli's)

Scratchboard Kitchen Hosts "A Recipe For Empowerment: Women in Culinary Driving Change", March 27

Kicking off this March in recognition of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Executive Chef Grace Goudie of Scratchboard Kitchen in Arlington Heights is launching a new collaboration series “A Recipe for Empowerment: Women in Culinary Driving Change.” Chef Grace will partner with other local female hospitality industry workers to host monthly pop-up dinners at Scratchboard Kitchen, and a portion of proceeds will benefit a different charity each month selected by and important to the featured guest.

The monthly restaurant collaboration will put a spotlight on some of Chicago’s hard working female chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists, sommeliers and more as they come together over a shared passion for the food business. In addition to curating a special menu with Chef Grace, the featured guest will have the opportunity to host patrons at Scratchboard Kitchen, bringing a taste of the city to the suburbs. 

With more and more women working towards leadership roles in the kitchen, Chef Grace wanted to connect and collaborate with other females in Chicago’s culinary scene and highlight their talents while creating a memorable dining experience. The goal is to provide a platform for female figures in the Chicagoland hospitality industry to come together and learn from each other while also helping the community.

For the first dinner on Saturday, March 27, Chef Grace has partnered with Lindsey Anderson Perez, Owner and Sommelier of Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. Lindsey will expertly pair wines featuring all women wine makers with a four-course dinner created by Chef Grace. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit Uvae’s charity of choice, The Night Ministry

The dinner is $75 per person and wine pairings are an additional $35. The menu is strongly influenced by Chef Grace’s experience in California learning to cook from the bounties of the land mixed with her central European heritage. After losing both of her grandparents this past fall, to whom she was very close with, she realized the cuisine they taught her growing up was why she truly loves to cook (and eat). This menu is a love letter from Chef Grace to her grandparents and upbringing.

Highlights will include Oyster Schnitzel with mustard emulsion paired with Une Femme ‘The Juliette’, Beet Salad with smoked trout paired with Capo Creek Winery Rosé, Steak Tartare paired with Sorelle Bronca Le Fraghe Bardolino, "Blueberry Cheesecake" with sweet cheese pierogi paired with Delaforce White Port and more. 

WHEN: Saturday, March 27 
Seatings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

COST: $75 per person dinner menu; $35 wine pairings
A portion of proceeds will benefit The Night Ministry 

RESERVE: For tickets, visit


Oyster schnitzel with mustard emulsion
Paired with: Une Femme The Juliette (grower-producer Champagne)

Beet Salad with smoked trout, dill, blood orange
Paired with: Capo Creek Rosé (Sonoma Valley blend)

Steak tartare with caramelized rye, egg yolk jam, horseradish, pickled mustard seed, shallots
Paired with: Sorelle Bronca Le Fraghe Bardolino

Pork belly with puffed barley, mushroom bordelaise sauce
Grilled Cabbage featuring large format family style vegetable with sauerkraut flavors
Paired with: Luca Malbec

"Blueberry Cheesecake" with sweet cheese pierogi; blueberry consommé, lemon balm
Paired with: Delaforce White Port 

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Kicking off this March in recognition of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Executive Chef Grace Goudie of Scratchboard Kitchen in Arlington Heights is launching a new collaboration series “A Recipe for Empowerment: Women in Culinary Driving Change.” (Photo courtesy of Michael Schumann)

Fry the Coop Offers Special Chicken Plate One Day Only for Hot Chicken Day, March 30

Fry the Coop is celebrating National Hot Chicken Day on March 30th with a special offer. Available for one day only, the Leg Quarter Plate is $9.99 and comes with fries and coleslaw. Order in your favorite heat level from Country (No Heat) to Insanity (RIP). The special Leg Quarter Plate will be available at all Fry the Coop locations. Why the leg quarter? This is how Nashville Hot Chicken is served up in its hometown and the south.

Aside from the Leg Quarter Plate, Fry the Coop fans can order any of their menu items to celebrate the foodie day. The Nashville Fried Chicken Sandwich comes dripping with coleslaw and coop sauce. 

Fry the Coop has four open locations - Oak Lawn, Elmhurst, Chicago-West Town, and Prospect Heights (drive-thru!). Online ordering is available for pick-up and delivery through Uber Eats.

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Available for one day only, the Leg Quarter Plate is $9.99 and comes with fries and coleslaw. (Photo courtesy of Fry the Coop)


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