No matter who you cast your vote for, there is one thing that is for certain — election night is going to be a nail-biter. While you are glued to your TV, and your Twitter feed, why not support a local restaurant by ordering cocktails-to-go or special Election Night meals?
Here are just a few menus you can choose from on Tuesday, November 3 (and don’t forget to VOTE!):
RPM Steak will offer a special family meal for four that includes Parker House Rolls with Rosemary Nordic Butter, Little Gem Salad with Herb Vinaigrette, 24 oz. Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream and Au Jus, Whipped Potatoes, Spicy Broccolini and RPM Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote. $125
RPM Seafood will offer a special family meal for four available on Election Night. The package includes RPM Chopped Salad, 4 Crab Cakes, Tuna Au Poivre, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Boursin Whipped Potatoes and Pecan Pie. $115
il Porcellino will offer a special family meal for four that includes Italian Salad, Tuscan Cheese Bread, Chicken Parmesan, Rigatoni alla Vodka and Tiramisu. $90
Ben Pao will offer a special family meal for four that includes Ben Pao Egg Rolls, Cool Peanut Noodles, choice of 3 signature entrees, Szechuan Green Beans, Ben Pao Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice and Coconut Cake. $88
As part of Lettuce Delivered, Hub 51 will offer a special family meal for four that includes Pulled Chicken Nachos, Filet Mignon Steak Tacos, Chicken Tinga Tacos, White Rice, Black Beans and Martha’s Special Occasion Carrot Cake. $85
Available for delivery to the Northern Chicago suburbs and the Western Chicago Suburbs and for pick-up at il Porcellino. Delivery orders will arrive between 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM and pick-up is available at 5:00 PM. Orders must be placed by 4:30 PM on Monday, November 2.
Order: Order The Best of Lettuce Delivered to the Northern Suburbs | Order The Best of Lettuce Delivered to the Western Suburbs | Order The Best of Lettuce Delivered for pick-up
Fulton Market: 834 W. Fulton Market, Chicago; River North: 519 N. Clark St., Chicago; Streeterville: 671 N. St. Clair St., Chicago; Oak Brook: 272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook
Beatrix is offering new three-course menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Choose from your favorite starters, entree and dessert for every meal of the day – available for pick-up and delivery! The meals are $20 for breakfast, $25 for lunch and $35 for dinner per person, plus tax. Orders must be placed at least one hour prior to pick-up.
Order: Fulton Market: 312-733-0370 or order Beatrix -Fulton Market online | River North: 312-284-1377 or order Beatrix – River North online | Streeterville: 312-642-0001 or order Beatrix – Streeterville online | Oak Brook: 630-491-1415 or order Beatrix – Oak Brook online
41 E Superior St, Chicago
Grab “The All American” carryout special ($44.95) on Tuesday! The package comes with four Cheeseburger sliders, a dozen Wings, BBQ Chips, two slices of Apple Pie, and a 6-pack of High Life. Those who want to dine on the heated patio, get the Big Jake ($11.03) special featuring 2 all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, onions, and pickles on a sesame seed bun.
7110 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood
Order up the 12-Hour Smoked Smoked Prime Brisket- bbq baked beans, cornbread, house-made coleslaw for $19.95, plus tax. This Tuesday night special is available for dine-in on the heated patio and carryout.
109 W Hubbard St., Chicago
Those having a viewing party of their own can cater the event with Miki’s Park’s Bang Bang Basket ($30), Buddha Basket ($40), and festive Red, White and Blue Cocktail kit ($30) — a trio of signature cocktails, one in each color, with each bottle serving two. Each basket feeds five people and allows guests a myriad of options:
Bang Bang Basket ($50)
Choice of 5 Sliders OR 5 Korean Red Hots
Banchans: House-Pickled Cucumbers and Kimchi Cucumbers
Buddha Basket ($40) – Vegetarian
Omma’s Dumplings (10 dumplings)
Banchans: House-Pickled Cucumbers and Kimchi Cucumbers
Order: Orders can be placed in advance for pre-order by calling (312) 526-3511, or guests can swing by and place their order in person, 24 hours advance is requested but not required.
620 N. State St., Chicago
Osteria Via Stato is offering an Italian-inspired election night family meal which includes your favorite Italian dishes like Chicken Parmesan and Slow Braised Short Rib, plus a pizza, pasta and gelato party. Order your meal for carryout or delivery, starting at $15.95 person, plus tax.
315 N LaSalle St, Chicago
Finish this brutal election season off with the “Red, White & Booze” special at River Roast, offering 50% off beverage specials. Choose a $10 bottle of wine or a half-price Moscow Mule or Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit when you order a Whole Roast Chicken or Braised Short Rib dinner.
Order: Place a carryout order here.
730 West Grand Avenue, Chicago
Bring The Dawson bar home with you with its 8oz (serves 2) cocktails to-go. Choose from tried and true favorites like the G.T.O. with gin, vermouth, grapefruit, lime, thyme, and hopped bitters or the Some Like It Hot with tequila, lime, orange, agave, and habanero.
Order: Available for pick-up and can be made through Tock.
159 W. Erie St., Chicago, IL; Glenview: 1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL; Lincolnshire: 235 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire, IL; Oak Brook: 232 Oakbrook Center Oak Brook, IL; Schaumburg: 1250 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL
All-American Spit-Roasted Turkey Dinner served with mushroom-herb stuffing, cranberry relish, gravy, redskin mashed potatoes for $23.95, plus tax.
Order: Chicago: 312-787-9000 | Make a reservation at Wildfire – Chicago | Order carryout and delivery from Wildfire – Chicago; Glenview: 847-657-6363 | Make a reservation at Wildfire – Glenview | Order carryout and delivery from Wildfire – Glenview; Lincolnshire: 847-279-7900 | Make a reservation at Wildfire – Lincolnshire | Order carryout and delivery from Wildfire -Lincolnshire; Oak Brook: 630-586-9000 | Make a reservation at Wildfire – Oak Brook | Order carryout and delivery from Wildfire – Oak Brook; Schaumburg: 847-995-0100| Make a reservation at Wildfire – Schaumburg | Order carryout and delivery from Wildfire – Schaumburg
Gold Coast: 1 W. Division St., Chicago; Lakeview: 2806 N. Clark St., Chicago; Theater District: 1 W. Wacker St., Chicago; Michigan Ave: 200 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago; Water Tower Place: 835 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Order up Wow Bao’s O.G. Bun-dle complete with 3 Teriyaki Chicken Bao, 3 BBQ Berkshire Pork Bao, and 12 Ginger Chicken Potstickers.
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Macaire Douglas lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and two sons. She proudly supports Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to prevent the illegal abandonment of newborns nationwide. Since its inception in 2000, more than 3,600 newborns have been safely surrendered and adopted into loving homes.