Bites Asian Tapas (3313 N. Clark St.; telephone 773-270-5972), is the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend, March 14-17, this year. This new restaurant, which opened this past November in Lakeview, specializes in delicious Asian fusion small plates and creative cocktails. They also have a number of specialty and craft beers. The club-like atmosphere is warm and inviting and the large natural wood tabled seating areas are perfect for group dining. Let the St. Patrick’s party begin. Start the evening with one of Bites’ creative cocktails–their already green Wassup Wasabi or Ms Gardenia martinis ($7)--or partake in one of the specialty drinks created for St. Patrick’s Day, such as the Shamrock Shaker with Shochu, Kahlua, Amaretto, Milk and Grean Tea Powder ($7), a Lucky Buddha Beer, on special for $3 (normally $5), or a Lucky You’re Not Irish Bomb, shot of Scotch Whiskey with Lucky Buddha Beer ($5).
Bites has created three special tapas for St. Patrick’s revelers to enjoy. The Spinach Cheese Stick with cream cheese, cilantro, green chilies, and water chestnut wrapped in spring roll dough ($5); Avocado Tempura Bun ($3/each or two for $5) with pickled vegetables, cucumber, avocado tempura, scallion, honey wasabi & teriyaki sauce; or Green Gyoza ($5), edamame, carrot, green pea, potatoes, caramelized whiskey and wasabi cream. For dessert, you’ll enjoy Asian Churros ($5) served with green tea ice cream.Food and beverage photo credit: Cindy Kurman.
About Bites Asian Tapas
Bites Asian Tapas, 3313 N. Clark St., (telephone 773-270-5972), in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood opened in the fall of 2013. Co-owners chef Marita Tantivirasut and entrepreneur Asana Nakornchai combined their food knowledge and love of Asian cuisine, bringing to Chicago a "small-plates wonderland" in a cozy and fun setting. Bites Asian Tapas fuses the cuisines of their favorite regions including their homeland, Thailand, with foods of Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam and beyond. The result is a delicious assortment of tapas unique to Bites. The drink menu is equally intriguing, making Bites a perfect stop to enjoy with friends, family and colleagues. Bites is open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. The restaurant will open in April for brunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Bites Asian Tapas is available for parties and off-site catering. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Bites Asian Tapas at (773) 270-5972 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at www.bitestapas.com.
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