Monday, January 5, 2009

January Deals & Steals from Chicago-area Restaurants

Venus Greek-Cypriot Cuisine
820 W. Jackson Blvd.Chicago, Ill. 60607
Media Contact: Gina Karatasios

50% Off Signature Entrees at Venus Greek-Cypriot Cuisine during the month of January

Venus signature dishes include over a dozen delicious varieties of Greek and Cypriot-inspired dishes. Entrée prices range from regularly priced $10.95 to $18.95, (1/2 off price range of $5.48 to $9.48). Venus’s eclectic Signature entrees include Cypriot specialties like Kleftiko – lamb wrapped in foil and slow baked to perfections, and Afelia – pork marinated in red wine and served with pourgouri (cracked wheat pilaf). Or how about traditional Greek dishes like Pastitsio – individually baked layers of pasta and ground beef topped with béchamel sauce, also selected by Chicago Magazine as one of the best dishes in Chicago, and Mousakas Tsoukas, individually baked layers of eggplant, zucchini, potatoes and ground beef, topped with homemade béchamel sauce. Venus Signature dishes include Gluten-Free and Vegetarian options. That’s just the start. It’s the start of the Venus Signature menu, and the beginning of your next grand adventure. Venus is located in Chicago’s very own Greek Town at 820 West Jackson Blvd. Visit for more information or call (312) 714-1001.

Birch River Grill - An American Kitchen
75 W. Algonquin Rd.Arlington Heights, Ill. 60005
(847) 427-4242
Media Contact: Kurman Communications
(312) 651-9000

Warm Up to Weekly Specials at Birch River Grill

Relax and unwind by the fireplace at Birch River Grill - An American Kitchen during the month of January with these weekly specials. Monday, enjoy Bud Bottles, Bud Light Bottles and Bud Light Draft for only $2.50; Tuesday, Cuervo Margaritas for $5; Wednesday, You Call It Martinis for $7.50; Thursday, Imported Drafts are $3.50; Friday, Coffee Drinks are $6; Saturday, enjoy Half Price Bottles of Wine with the purchase of an entrée; and Sunday, You Call It Bloody Marys are $6.95.

Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The lounge stays open one hour later daily. All major credit cards are accepted. Complimentary parking is available. For reservations or more information, please contact Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen at (847) 427-4242 or visit them on the web at

733 W. Madison St., Chicago, Ill. 60661
(312) 602-2100

Enjoy Dine's Daily Drink Specials

Head to Dine, the chic, retro eatery in Chicago’s West Loop for their weekly specials. Enjoy Half off a Bottle of Wine with the purchase of an entrée on Monday; Tuesday, Dine offers Half off all Draft Beer; Wednesday, enjoy $4 Mixed Well Drinks; Thursday, Half off Glasses of Wine with purchase of one appetizer; Friday, indulge in $6 House Martinis; Saturday, Burger and a Beer for $9 in the lounge only; and Sunday, Bloody Marys are $2 and Mimosas are $5.

Dine is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Breakfast is served from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch and dinner are served from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Martini Bar and Lounge is open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight Friday and Saturday. Dining is available at the bar. Valet parking is complimentary. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Dine at (312) 602-2100 or visit

Karma - Asian Food & Wine
510 E. Route 83Mundelein, Ill. 60060
(847) 970-6900
Media Contact: Kurman Communications
(312) 651-9000

Karma Offers Themed Daily Drinks Specials

Pan-Asian restaurant Karma – Asian Food & Wine has daily themed specials. On Good Karma Monday, enjoy Grey Goose la Poire Cosmo Martini for $7; Funky Buddha Tuesday offers Draft Beer for $4; on Warrior Rum Wednesday, try Bacardi Rum Cocktails for $5; Zen Thursday offers Domestic Bottles for $3; and start the weekend off on Feng Shui Friday with Absolut Martinis for $6.

Karma is open seven days a week 6:30 a.m.-10 a.m. for breakfast; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for lunch; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for dinner, and 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday for dinner. The lounge is open 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; and 5 p.m. - midnight Friday and Saturday. Karma is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Chicago North Shore at 510 East Route 83, Mundelein, IL 60060. For reservations or more information, call Karma at (847) 970-6900 or visit

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Karma Asian Food & Wine

Chinese New Year begins on January 26, 2009, and Karma Asian Food and Wine is offering their special Chinese New Year menu in addition to their standard menus from January 26 through January 31, during both lunch and dinner service. Enjoy "Prosperity" Crispy Fried Golden Pork Won Ton, a flavorful combination of ground pork, Napa cabbage and ginger served with a Spicy Yuzu dip ($9); "Long Life" Szechwan Shrimp with Chili Sauce, wok tossed shrimp and asparagus flavored with Thai chilies and roasted peanuts in a rich glaze ($11); "Having Many Children" Chinese Greens and Noodles, stir fried mustard greens atop Chinese noodles seasoned with soy, sesame and black sesame seeds. "Happiness" Lobster in a Sweet and Spicy Sauce, wok fried and served with garlic chive jasmine rice, ($40); and "Long Life" Firecracker Beef, thinly sliced beef tenderloin, lightly dredged in seasonings then quickly sautéed with baby vegetables and sugar snap peas, served with black forbidden rice, ($27). Finish off the Chinese New Year meal with the tangy and tart "Luck" Tangerine Crème Brule ($8).

Karma is located at 510 East Route 83, Mundelein, IL 60060. For reservations or more information, call Karma at (847) 970-6900 or visit

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