Monday, April 14, 2014

Benefit at Bites Asian Tapas Easter Sunday

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every 19 minutes a child in Illinois is abused or neglected. Every 6 hours, a child dies before his or her first birthday because of the abuse. What a better way to celebrate Easter than helping protecting children who are victims of child abuse?

Bites Asian Tapas is hosting an Easter Brunch to benefit Go Blue Campaign created by One Hope United - an organization that operates in IL, WI, Mo & FL to ensure children's safety.

Join Bites at 3313 N. Clark St. for its $13 Easter Brunch special including an entree and a dessert. Half of all the beverages bought on Easter Sunday, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, will be donated to One Hope United. Call 773-270-5972 for reservations.

More about Bites Easter  A La Carte Brunch

Start your brunch with one of Bites' creative specialty cocktails such as the Bloody Rooster ($7), Bites' take on the traditional Bloody Mary, or Mimosas with choice of orange, lychee or mango variations. Other cocktail favorites are the Tom YUMtini ($8), made with vodka, Tom Yum syrup and lime; the Ms. Gardenia ($7), created with gin, simple syrup, Rambutan juice, Midori and lemon; or the Hot Geisha ($8) made with Shochu, ginger syrup, lemon, lemongrass, mint, and Thai chili powder.
_DSC9705 300 pixels with borderBites' food menu offers a wide variety of unique brunch selections-items you will not experience anywhere else.

Start with Small Bites such as the Lemon Ricotta Fritters ($6) and the Watermelon & Lychee Salad ($7). Move on to Brunch Bites - main selections featuring the Green Tea Pancake ($8) with matcha, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, almond and green tea ice cream; the Pulled Pork Waffle ($9), Asian styled pulled pork with BBQ sauce, scallion, and cheddar cheese; Shrimp Tonkatsu ($10), shrimp cake, white bread, Japanese coleslaw and Tonkatsu sauce; the Grilled Rib Eye Bahn Mi ($10), grilled medium-rare rib eye, lettuce, pickled jalapeno, cilantro, and spicy mayo; and the Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich ($8), crispy boneless chicken, lettuce, radish, sesame seed, scallion, and teriyaki sauce.
If you love burgers, Bite's Korean Burger ($12) with Korean marinated spicy pork, lettuce and fried egg with Bi Bim Bap Sauce and served with taro fries, is a dream come true.
Bites also features its two favorite dinner time Ramen dishes at brunch, both large enough to share. The Spicy Miso Ramen ($14) is a hearty bowl with pork belly or tofu, egg noodles, bamboo shoot, mushroom, boiled egg, sesame and chili oil; and the Tonkotsu Ramen ($14) includes pork belly or tofu in a rich and creamy broth with egg noodles, bamboo shoot, ginger, mushroom, seaweed poached egg, garlic oil, and sesame seed.
Mac & Cheese fans will adopt A-Macaroni ($8) as their new favorite preparation. Bites prepares this indulgent dish with stir-fried macaroni, tofu, egg, mozzarella cheese and onion with an Asian tomato sauce.
_DSC9684 300 pixels with borderFor those looking for more traditional brunch items, you'll enjoy Marita's creative take on a classic: Egg Benedicts ($9), with English muffin, Vietnamese ham, poached egg, and hollandaise sauce; the Omelet Crepe ($8), prepared with chopped chicken, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and spicy ketchup; and the classic "BLT" ($9), with crusted bread, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, two sunny side up eggs.
End your brunch feast with Last Bites (desserts): Coconut Crème Brûlée, Asian Churros or Mango Chili Sorbet (Organic, Gluten free)-all are $5.

Bites serves Asian brunch every weekend 10am - 3pm www.bitestapas.

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