Monday, May 5, 2008

Look out . . .

. . . for the next round of openings:

Chocolate Grape (2113 W. Division St., 773-772-3990), a chocolate, wine and pastry cafe, opens in Wicker Park on Friday.

Epic Burger (517 S. State St.), an all natural, fast casual burger concept, debuts its flagship store next week in the South Loop.

Raise a margarita to Cinco de Mayo

Adobo Grill celebrated Cinco de Mayo all weekend long with specials. (Photo: Adobo Grill)

Likely, you launched into Cinco de Mayo festivities over the weekend, and if you're not maxed-out on margaritas yet, here are some events to check into:

Adobo Grill’s grande Cinco de Mayo celebration concludes tonight with specials on food and margaritas. You'll also get to nod your head to mariachi bands at both locations: 1610 N. Wells St. or 2005 W. Division St.

The weekly BBR Monday Night Social happens tonight at Debonair Social Club (1575 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-227-7990). Hosted by Music 101, the party includes drink specials, live art installations and festive house and Latin soul music by Mazi and Brian Gardner. 9pm-2am. Free.

Cityscape Bar (Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 W. Mart Center Dr., 312-836-5000) is changing up its usual after-work buffet for a Spanish spin tonight. The complimentary buffet will include homestyle chicken tamales, tortilla chips, chorizo and potato flautas and more. Also, they're serving up several drink specials, including Patron Melon Bull (Patron Silver, Patron Citronge, Midori Melon, Red Bull and topped with Champagne) for $6. Buffet: 5-7pm; party continues until 1am.

Flock to Park 52's (5201 S. Harper Ave., 773-241-5200) fiesta tonight. They're doing a Chipotle roasted rack of lamb served with mashed yucca as well as spicy crispy rock shrimp. Specialty sippers include an organic Partida margarita (created with organic agave nectar, fresh lime juice) for only $5.50.

And the colorful Sangria Restaurant and Tapas Bar (901 W. Weed St., 312-266-1200) will offer $5 glasses of red and white sangria and $3 bottles of Bud Light Lime.