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Get Festive with Carlucci on Christmas Eve 

Carlucci is getting into the Christmas spirit for Christmas Eve. Their full menu will be available along with Holiday specials from Executive Chef Jonathan Harootunian, along with classic cocktails and more.
Call for Reservations from 3pm-7pm: (630) 512.0990

Carlucci | 1801 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515 |

The Chocolate Sanctuary Celebrates Christmas Eve with an Extended Sunday Brunch 

This Christmas Eve join The Chocolate Sanctuary for its elevated Christmas Eve brunch featuring cocoa-infused specialties and classic breakfast selections.
The restaurant’s brunch menu features a Carving Station and a variety of selections including Chocolate Sourdough French Toast, Assorted Waffle Pops (available with a bacon center), Classic Eggs Benedict or Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Fritters, Five-Spice Cocoa Ribs, and Scratch-made Pastries.

Brunch is $25 per guest; $8 for kids 5-10; kids under five eat free.
Reservations Required: (224) 944-0808.
Extended hours! Brunch will be served from 9:30am-2:30pm
The Chocolate Sanctuary | 5101 Washington St, Gurnee IL |

Celebrate Chicago-Italian Style at Victory Tap

Victory Tap is doing a Chi-town version of the Italian-American tradition known as the “Feast of the Seven Fishes”. Chef-Owner Joe Farina is creating a seafood-centric menu. Selections include Zuppa Di Mare, Seafood Salad, Classic Baked Clams and Chilean Sea Bass Puttanesca (anchovy fillets, white wine, tomatoes, olives, capers,basil, garlic chili pepper).The a la carte menu also features parmesans, Farina’s signature Brick Chicken, classic pastas, prime steaks and chops, and fresh seafood.

Reservations Recommended: (312) 496-3862
Victory Tap | 1416 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 |

Take it low and slow at Pork Chop
Stop by any of the Chicagoland Porkchop restaurants for “low & slow” barbecue and Southern comfort food this Christmas Eve. One of Randolph Restaurant Row’s original restaurants has spread its wings to bring its brand of Q to the South Loop and into the ‘burbs.

Porkchop will open its doors on Christmas Eve at all locations, and on Christmas Day to revelers who spend their Christmas afternoon returning gifts, and to all who don’t celebrate the day. All of Porkchop’s mall locations – Roosevelt CollectionThe Promenade in Bolingbrook, Oakbrook Center, and Merrillville’s Southlake Mall

For a complete list of Porkchop locations visit


Start The New Year With an Italian Feast

Raise a Day-After toast to the “Nuovo Anno” at Chicago’s Italian-American neighborhood spot. Mangia on acclaimed Chef Joe Farina’s homemade meatballs (made fresh daily), parmesans, classic brick chicken and smaller versions of Chicago’s beloved Armand’s pizza. The menu also features classic pastas, prime steaks and chops, and fresh seafood.

Reservations: (312) 496-3862
Victory Tap | 1416 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 |

Come as You Are to Porkchop for New Year’s Day Brunch – Pajamas and All. You’ll be Rewarded with a 20% Discount and a Free Drink.

The restaurant will reward all pajama-wearing patrons with 20% off their brunch tab – which makes indulging in selections like Southern Benedict (two buttermilk biscuits topped with country ham or bacon, and poached eggs, smothered in Andouille gravy and served with roasted potatoes, red onions and green peppers) and The Fat Elvis Brunch (Bacon waffle, bananas, peanut butter, maple syrup, and whipped butter), that much more fun. All diners will be treated to one free Bloody or Mimosa, and kids eat free. New Year's Day brunch is available in the South Loop at Roosevelt Collection, Hyde Park and Bolingbrook.

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There’s Nothing Like Meat & Seafood to Declare Victory Over Your Hangover

Victory Meat & Seafood, a steakhouse and seafood house serving a selection of prime meats and seasonal fish, will be open on New Years Day. Diners are invited to cure what ails them with prime meats, fresh oysters and seafood, and perhaps a cocktail or two.
Reservations: (630) 359-5599

Victory Meat & Seafood | 116 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126 |


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