Olympics food and drink specials
My obsession with the Olympics is predetermined—I was literally born as the Olympics were playing in the hospital waiting room. But serendipity aside, how can anybody hate the saccharine patriotism and benevolence that the games inspire? And have you seen those P&G videos about raising Olympians? Killer.
Luckily, many Chicago restaurants and bars agree that this joyous occasion that comes every two years is reason to celebrate, and you don't have to wait to start your celebrations. The Anthem is hosting Olympic trivia on Tuesdays through August 14th with specials on domestic beers.
The Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club is hosting an Opening Ceremony viewing party on July 27 complete with an America-themed martini and drag show. Mahoney’s is also having a viewing party during the ceremony, but on Saturday July 28; the Summer Bar Olympic Games will be played. Pong, flippy cup, bags and more will determine who takes home the gold.
If you don’t make it out to these, Moonshine Brewing Company will hold the Beerlympics from the July 27 to August 12. Each day, a different beer region from around the world will be on highlighted, and the favorite will be crowned victorious during the Closing Ceremonies and remain on special. Also offering daily food-and-drink specials is Division Ale House. Because nothing is more patriotic than cheap-ish burgers booze.
If food is your libation of choice, Sidebar Grille has an Olympic Burger Menu during the games. Some highlights are the Japan (grilled tuna burger with soy-ginger mayo and cucumber salad) and the Sweden burgers (veal sirloin burger with apricot jam and pickled cucumbers.) And if you don't feel like leaving the house, West Town Tavern is offering 20 percent off carry-out orders during the games.
But perhaps you're more of a marathoner. In that case, make it to all seven of Four-Star Restaurant Group's restaurants during the month of August to be entered to win round-trip airfare to London.
If you aren’t on the balance beam, in the pool or at the starting line, represent America in the next best way: eating and drinking.