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Mother's Day

Munch on Brunch at Bucktown’s AMK Kitchen Bar Treat mom to one of the city’s best brunches at AMK Kitchen Bar, a classic American eatery with a Bucktown twist. The neighborhood establishment is serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Mother’s Day weekend. The restaurant re-opened after a brief shut down for interior enhancements and mechanical upgrades with a new menu reflecting a collaboration between Chef Barney Smith and AMK newcomer Chef Phil Rubino. Brunch options include a variety of AMK Original Cocktails and long-time favorites such as Biscuits & Gravy, Brussels Sprout Salad and Chilaquiles and Huevos. Regulars will notice that the fried chicken served with the Chicken & Waffles is even better than the amazingly delicious original! The updated Turducken Stuffed Meatballs are now a single large ball of deliciousness, and the AMK Classic Burger and epic Macaroni & Cheese will delight Moms and their kin.

AMK Kitchen Bar

1954 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago | 773.276.4400 |

Celebrate Mom at Carlucci Downers Grove Carlucci Restaurant celebrates Mother’s Day with a special brunch buffet featuring:

●     Omelet Station with Chicagoans favorites spinach, ham, bacon, mushroom, smoked salmon, rock shrimp, cheddar cheese and more

●     Carving Station with Glazed Ham, Prime Rib of Beef and Roasted Pork Loin

●     Hot Buffet featuring Ancient Roman Pancakes, Tuscan Toast, Italian Eggs Benedict, Scrambled Eggs, Tuscan Sausage Potato Hash, Chicken Piccata, Chicken Fingers, Assorted Thin Crust Pizza and much more

●     Cold Buffet featuring Caesar Salad, Caprese Salsa, Smoked Salmon and Italian Meats and Cheeses

●     Dessert Table with a Chef's assortment of Italian Desserts and fresh fruit

$44.95 for adults, children 6-12 are $14.95 and bambinos 5 and under are free. Seating will be at set times at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Reservations required by calling 630.512.0990.

Carlucci Restaurant

1801 Butterfield Rd | Downers Grove, Ill. | 630.512.0990 |

Treat Mom to a Casually Chic Brunch in the South Loop at Chop Steakhouse

Chop, the chic everyman’s steakhouse, is celebrating with a special Mother's Day with a special brunch where one mom per table eats free. Make a reservation by calling 312.461.9333.

Chop Steakhouse

Next to the ShowPlace ICON Theatre at Roosevelt Collection, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd. | #chopchicago | 312.461.9333 |

It’s MNO at STK! 

STK Chicago, River North’s “Vibe Dining” steakhouse, is the place for a Mom’s Night Out Mother’s Day Celebration – all weekend long. From Thursday May 11– Sunday May 14, mommy groups can nosh on items from the new Spring menu, or opt for a special Prix Fixe menu with a complimentary ICE STK (a mini ice cream cone sampler). Add in a “MOM’S MAI TAI” cocktail (Bacardi 8, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice and Splash Grenadine) and a DJ spinning Top 40 and 90s tunes, and you’ve got a party! Reserve a table for MNO at STK by calling 312.340.5636.

STK Chicago

9 W. Kinzie St. | Chicago | 312.340.5636 |

Share A Brunch or Dinner Experience with Mom at Frankfort’s Dancing Marlin

Dancing Marlin, the New American restaurant that’s transforming South Side dining, is the place to sample and share American cuisine with a twist on plates small and large. Mom’s Day Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and includes selections ranging from delectable Donuts to Biscuits & Gravy, Chicken & Waffles, Pork Roast Hash & Egg (braised Berkshire pork, wild mushrooms, cheddar potatoes, caramelized onions, fried egg), and Salmon Scramble (scrambled eggs, creme fraiche, breakfast potatoes) and more. Enjoy The Marlin Mary Bar (Tito’s Vodka and all of the fixin’s for only $6), or go for The Mother of Marys (house mix with tequila, brandy & vodka topped with smoked sausage, shrimp & whatever else we can get into the glass for $11).

Dinner selections include an equally eclectic variety of choices, including Mac Daddy (a creamy blend of Hook’s cheddar, Wisconsin parmesan, gruyere & béchamel sauce, penne pasta noodles), classic Chateaubriand (a USDA prime, 12 oz filet, served for the table to share wild mushrooms. and Seared Ahi Tuna (sesame seeds, bacon braised bok choy, avocado puree, pickled ginger, micro greens, wasabi vinaigrette). Reservations recommended: 815-464-6646

Dancing Marlin

20590 S. La Grange Rd. Frankfort | 815.464.6646 | http://www.dancingmarlinrestau...

Chocolate Sanctuary is the Place for Indulging the Moms of Lake County Lake County’s premier dining destination is serving cocoa-infused fare for brunch and dinner this Mother’s Day. Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and includes cocoa-inspired entrees and breakfast fare, along with classic brunch selections, and $5 craft cocktails and mimosas ($25 Adults, $8 children 6-10 and kids 5 and under are free). Dinner is served from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and includes selections such as Cocoa-spiced Ribs and Cocoa-infused Lollipop Chicken Wings, as well as Sakura Pork Chops with cocoa cranberry sauce and Citrus Nib Crusted Salmon. There is currently a waiting list for brunch reservations.

The Chocolate Sanctuary 5101 Washington St. | Gurnee, Ill. | 224.944.0808 |

The Post-Mother’s-Day-Brunch Party Is In The Division Street Entertainment District

Celebrate mom in Chicago’s party headquarters!  Shower her with food and flowers over brunch and dinner, then head over to the bars of the District (two of which are named in her honor): Original Mother’s, Mother’s Too, She-Nannigans (the “she” represents all independent women and moms), Lodge Tavern, and the legendary dance club, Hangge-Uppe (Mom might even come along for a dance down Memory Lane). All of the bars will be featuring drink specials, including $6 Absolut or Stoli Red Bull, $7 Grey Goose Red Bull and $5 16 oz. Bud or Bud Light.

Division Entertainment Street District Between State Street and Dearborn in Chicago’s Gold Coast |


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