Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Get ready for next FREEBIE FRIDAY

Dan Marunowski and Chris Curren of Blue 13 (Photo: Blue 13)

This "twisted" American brunch comes to you from Blue 13—known for rock 'n' roll dinners and offbeat d├ęcor—and it can be yours for free . . . if you play your cards right.

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Then you and a guest will indulge in a number of delightfully delicious items like Kahlua Pecan Belgian Waffles (honey pecans, coffee sauce, Kahlua whipped cream), Green Eggs and Ham Benedict (basil hollandaise, oven-dried tomato, poached eggs, country ham, potato hash), Pauly’s Hangover Burger (Jalapeno Jack cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, chipotle mayo, fried egg), fruit sushi or a grilled blueberry muffin.

Brunch at Blue 13 is 11am-2pm; entree prices range $9-$11.

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. . . a good deal like the brand-new happy hour sushi special at HUB 51. Offered daily 3-6pm, Super Happy Sushi Fun Time means all sushi is half off, including signature bites like Miso-Glazed Salmon Roll and the yummy Sweet Potato Roll with Japanese barbecue sauce. $4.50-$7.50 per roll.

Get your buddies together for the debut of Bravo's Miami Social, a new reality series on the city's sexy young professionals. Chaise Lounge hosts a viewing party every Tuesday on the rooftop deck, so get there early before the show starts at 9pm. It also happens to be Taco Tuesdays, with gourmet corn tortillas stuffed with fish or pulled pork. Two tacos for $6; carafes of margaritas or Mojitos $18.

Juicy Wine Co. brings back the popular ObamaBurger (made with char-grilled Kobe beef, Benton's hickory-smoked country bacon, gooey Wisconsin Cheddar, spicy caramelized onions and a dollop of Juicy's Secret South Side Sauce). You can pair it with $5 glasses of Barboursville Vineyards wines—which were served at the President's inauguration. 6pm-2am.

Monday through Wednesday Sola offers a three-course, prix-fixe menu for $30. And if you throw in an extra 15 bucks, they'll pair each dish with vino.

Oh, and here's what's up on Wednesday . . .

If you've got a little extra bread for a benefit, spend it on Chicago Gateway Green's fourth-annual Texas Hold 'Em charity tournament at Galleria Marchetti. 312DD will attempt to play poker with other local glitterati like the Sun-Times' Richard Roeper, NBC's Marcus Riley, 190 North's Michelle Alegria and CelebTV's Kelli Zink. Starts at 5:30pm. $150 (if you're playing poker); $25 for spectators. Includes open bar, appetizers and a lush beer garden.

Irish pub Dugan’s celebrates its 25th anniversary with a gang of events, including an Irish cheese tasting paired with Jameson whiskey. 6-8pm. Free.

And $35 gets you into the Beer School’s Founders Beer Dinner at Sheffield’s. The backyard cookout includes a four-course menu paired with Founders beer (like Founders Barrel Aged Reds Rye accompanied by a smoked chicken leg and pork belly braised in Founders Cerise). 7-10pm.