Food & Drink in Back of the Yards

47% Off Italian Food at Franco's Ristorante

Franco's Ristorante

Armour Square

$30 $16

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In a dining room that resembles an Italian villa, guests feast on bruschetta, roasted pork chops, and Atlantic salmon with garlic polenta

47% Off Italian Fare at Gio's Cafe and Deli

Gio's Cafe and Deli

Bridgeport

$30 $16

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BYOB café & deli serves traditional Italian & Sicilian dishes, allowing diners to personalize their entrees by adding select ingredients

50% Off at Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles

Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles

Bronzeville

$15 $8

(289)

14 combinations of chicken and waffles and other soul-food selections, served in an elegantly styled dining room or at catered events

50% Off Contemporary American Cuisine at L26 Restaurant

L26 Restaurant

The South Loop

$40 $20

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Signature modern American entrées and small plates served in an elegant, upscale setting

50% Off Juice Cleanses from Lupito's Juice Bar

Lupito's Juice Bar

Pilsen

$179 $89

(6)

Combination of super green and super red juices help bolster immune systems and oust toxins

Up to 25% Off La Taberna Tapas

La Taberna Tapas

University Village - Little Italy

$20 $15

Spanish-inspired tapas in many signature dishes, paired with beer & more than 40 wines from around the world

50% Off Seafood and Drinks at Chicago Oyster House

Chicago Oyster House

South Loop

$40 $20

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Shrimp tempura, seared Hawaiian ahi tuna, and lamb chops round out the fresh seafood and meaty menu

Up to 64% Off a Wine Tasting at Beviamo

Beviamo

West Town

$50 $19

(95)

Two reds, two whites, and one bubbly from across the world recommended by a wine specialist; complimentary eats

Up to 45% Off at Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen

Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen

South Loop

$43.80 $25

Fourth-generation deli owners craft classic dishes such as corned beef reubens, baked whitefish, and brisket in a cafeteria setting

Up to 50% Off Catering or Deli Food at Bergstein's NY Deli

Bergstein's NY Deli

Hyde Park

$10 $5

(11)

Chef Rachel Davis dishes up deli favorites, including corned-beef and pastrami sandwiches, soups, and smoked fish straight from Brooklyn

Up to 48% Off at Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen

Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen

Hyde Park

$10 $5.20

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Mediterranean food including pitas roasted in a brick oven, broiled steak, and tomato couscous

Up to 47% Off Vegan Food at Original Soul Vegetarian

Original Soul Vegetarian

Chatham

$20 $11

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Barbecue classics, from "steak" to "burgers," made with 100% plant-based ingredients free of wheat, rice, and sugar

Up to 55% Off Dinner for Two at Waffles

Waffles

South Loop

$46.80 $21

Savory waffles cooked in French-style waffle iron and topped with inventive ingredients such as chicken mole or parmesan tilapia

Gioco – 67% Off Italian Cooking Demo & Lunch with Chef Gaetano

Gioco

South Loop

$300 $99

Hands-on Italian cooking demo with Chef Gaetano, followed by lunch with wine

50% Off Burgers and Bar Food at Polk Street Pub

Polk Street Pub

South Loop

$30 $15

Casual bar food includes famous burgers, wings, egg rolls, cheesy garlic sandwiches, and daily specials

The Parthenon – 51% Off Five-Course Greek Meal

The Parthenon

Greektown

$94.60 $46

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Celebrate The Parthenon's 46th birthday with classics such as flaming saganaki, house-roasted gyros, and vegetable moussaka

Half Off Italian Food at Tutto Italiano Ristorante

Tutto Italiano Ristorante

The Loop

$20 $10

Chefs dish out Italian staples such as chicken marsala and three-cheese ravioli within wood-accented dining room made of converted train car

45% Off Organic & Wild Harvest Herbs, Teas, Oils, and Spices

B'Gabs Goodies

Hyde Park

$20 $11

(27)

Stock up on organic and wildcrafted pantry essentials such as flavorful herbs, eclectic spices, teas, packs of incense, and essential oils

$10 for Sandwiches and Drinks at Close Up 2 Jazz

Close Up 2 Jazz

The Loop

$20 $10

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Bartenders shake up martinis and pour wine and beer as guests devour sandwiches in a sleek jazz lounge

Up to 54% Off Brazilian Food or Catering at Sinhá

Sinhá

Near West Side

$60 $34

Native Brazilian owner offers brunch, lunch, and catering

Up to 60% Off Appetizers and Drinks at Brando's Speakeasy

Brando's Speakeasy

The Loop

$36 $15

Ten varieties of martini match with classic cocktails, cheese plates, and karaoke all night long

47% from The Salsa Truck

The Salsa Truck

West Loop

$1,500 $799

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BYOB salsa-making class features hands-on cooking demos and a taco feast

Up to 53% Off Mrs. Fields Cookies and Brownies

Mrs. Fields

Chicago

$43.99 $22.99

Freshly baked cookie cakes come decorated with icing; cookies in a variety of flavors and brownies make parties sweet

51% Off at Rittergut Wine Bar Restaurant & Social Club

Rittergut Wine Bar Restaurant & Social Club

The Loop

$57 $28

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Flights of three sparkling, white, or red wines bring forth the nutty-sweet flavors of imported cheese and smoky hints in charcuterie noshes

50% Off at Nesh Mediterranean Grill

Nesh Mediterranean Grill

Nesh!

$12 $6

House-baked pita and flatbreads wrapped around marinated meats and served alongside hearty vegetarian food

Up to 45% Off at Burger Joint

Burger Joint

Chicago

$20 $12

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Half-pound burgers piled high with toppings such as gyro, bacon, chili, and avocado

27% Off Mediterranean Tapas at Nia Restaurant

Nia Mediterranean Restaurant

West Town

$66 $48

Hot and cold tapas such as citrus ceviche, housemade sausage, bacon-wrapped dates, and grilled calamari

Up to 47% Off Italian Cuisine at La Luce

La Luce

West Town

$151.40 $85

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Celebrating 22 years in Chicago's West Loop, La Luce serves farfalle with portobello mushrooms and chicken parmesan with imported cheese

Sandwich Combo at Roly Poly

Roly Poly

The Loop

$10.10 $5.75

Fresh veggies and other healthy ingredients fill large selection of sandwiches and can be enjoyed with a side of potato salad or chips

Up to 43% Off at Beef N' Brandy Restaurant and Lounge

Beef N' Brandy Restaurant and Lounge

The Loop

$20 $12

(94)

Classic breakfasts such as corned-beef hash and blueberry pancakes; dinner entrees include Angus burgers and liver and onions

42% Off Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and American Comfort Foods

America's Dog & Grill

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.65

Multifaceted menu of 12 city-themed hot dogs, Black Angus burgers, build-your-own dogs & veggie dogs satisfies multitude of palates

La Bamba – Up to 47% Off Mexican Combo Meals

La Bamba

Multiple Locations

$8.47 $5

(87)

Combo meals with drinks, sides, and your choice of a mini burrito, quesadilla, tacos, or taco salad topped with beef or barbecue chicken

Up to 50% Off Pub Cuisine and Drinks at Stocks & Blondes

Stocks & Blondes

The Loop

$20 $11

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24 micro drafts on tap plus homemade 1/2 lb steak and hot wings with several unique sauces.

45% Off Coffee and Italian Food at Ge Pa De Caffe

Ge Pa De Caffe

The Loop

$10 $5.50

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Espresso and lattes match with prosciutto-stuffed paninis, greek salads, pastries, and breakfast egg dishes

Up to 60% Off Healthy Delivered Meals

Jazzy Bonez

Redeem from Home

$1,049.79 $499

High-fiber meal plans delivered to your doorstep range from 1,300–1,500 calories daily and are low in sugar, sodium, and fat

Up to 52% Off Bewery Tour from Brews Cruise Chicago

Brews Cruise Chicago

On Location

$110 $55

A half-day tour takes you to working breweries where you'll sample beverages and learn what makes some of your favorite beers so good

60% Off 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

$72 $29

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

44% Off Catering Services

Meals In A Flash

Redeem from Home

$90 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

76% Off Wine Tasting from Wines for Humanity

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$250 $59

Professional wine adviser teaches guests to discern distinctive notes in seven exclusive vintages and pair them with appropriate dishes

50% Off Catering for Up to 10 or 20

Shugapleez Catering Boutique & Gourmet Truffles

On Location

$250 $125

Easily feed a crowd with delectable bites of balsamic-tomato skewers, spicy-turkey meatballs, and decadent gourmet truffles

Up to 51% Off Online Grocery Delivery

Artizone

Online Deal

$50 $25

(11)

Online grocers work with local artisans to deliver fresh meats, produce, cheeses, and baked goods right to your door

Up to 56% Off from Gobble Doggs, LLC

Gobble Doggs, LLC

On Location

$100 $49

Kids' birthday parties include juicy turkey hot dogs plus chips, juice boxes, and birthday cupcakes

Up to 50% Off at A Taste of Chicago Food Truck

A Taste of Chicago

On Location

$14 $7

Food truck serves up classic Chicago foods such as cuban sandwiches, chicken and waffles, and Southside soul food platters

Half Off Pub Grub and Drinks at Cardozo’s Pub

Cardozo’s Pub

The Loop

$20 $10

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Full bar located in Financial District also dishes up BLTs, paninis, steak, and pasta

Half Off Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches and Coffee

Wâfel

Chicago

$10 $5

(25)

Waffle sandwiches crafted with breakfast and lunch ingredients such as eggs, Nutella, or fried chicken to create utensil-free treats

Up to 49% Off Jefferson Tap & Grille

Jefferson Tap & Grille

West Loop

$43.48 $22

Taps flow with beers from across the pond, as the kitchen stays open late night to fill bellies with thin-crust pizzas and burgers

48% Off Ramen and Japanese Cuisine at Ajida

Ajida

The Loop

$25 $13

(22)

Fresh noodles made in house daily by head chef; skewered, grilled meats such as chicken with wasabi mayo and thinly sliced beef

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Mart Anthony's

Mart Anthony's Italian Restaurant

Near West Side, West Loop

$70 $35

Neighborhood Italian eatery has a menu based on four generations of family recipes

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food and Tequila at Blue Agave

Blue Agave

Multiple Locations

$40 $23

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Traditional Mexican fare including burritos and jalapeño chicken skewers, along with 200 varieties of tequila

Half Off Beer Flights and Bar Snacks at Paramount Room

Paramount Room

Central Chicago

$32 $16

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Rotating list of craft beers and Belgian ales pairs with gourmet nosh like tempura green beans or pork belly sticks with maple mustard sauce

Up to 50% Off Healthy Café Food at Seedays

Seedays

Chicago

$9 $5

Organic omelets, grilled-veggie kebabs, salmon burgers, crepes stuffed with chocolate and Nutella and other healthy, yet tasty, foods

$4 for Mexican-American Cuisine at Ramirez Fast Cuisine

Ramirez Fast Food

West Humboldt Park

$8 $4

(10)

Chicago-style hot dogs, high-stacked triple burgers, amply stuffed chicken burritos, and juicy skirt-steak sandwiches

36% Off Chef's Tasting Menu for Two with Wine at Two

Two

West Town

$138 $89

(249)

Restaurant's ever-changing menu of midwestern cuisine includes butcher-themed dishes alongside fresh seafood and house-made pasta

50% Off at EJ Sushi

EJ Sushi

Chicago

$50 $25

Sushi rolls include the Green Turtle, made with salmon and mango, and the Fire Cracker, made with homemade spicy crunch mix and spicy tuna

$10 for Bar Food and Drinks at The Shamrock Club

The Shamrock Club

Near North Side

$20 $10

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Neighborhood bar provides chicken strips, steak sandwiches, and onion rings while patrons watch sports and shoot pool

Up to 50% Off Brunch at John Barleycorn

John Barleycorn

River North

$44 $25

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On a patio, mimosas and bloody marys wash down eggs benedict, pancakes, and the other foods that you legally must eat every weekend

WXRT and Supreme Lobster's Rockin' Lobster Bash

WXRT and Supreme Lobster's Rockin' Lobster Bash

Columbia Yacht Club

$85 $85

WXRT and Supreme Lobster host party with a seafood tasting menu from Chicago’s top culinary artists at the Columbia Yacht Club

BIN 36 – Up to 44% Off Prix Fixe Dinner

BIN 36

Near North Side

$106.50 $60

(518)

Start your meal with a summer prosecco cooler before moving on to a cheese flight, an upscale American entree, and an indulgent dessert

Up to 46% Off Regional American Cuisine at Epic

Epic

River North

$40 $22

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Regional American cuisine, such as handmade almond orecchiette with goat cheeese and hanger steak with bacon hash and chili chimichurri

Hubbard Inn – Up to 44% Off Brunch

Hubbard Inn

River North

$44 $27

(345)

Restaurant serves upscale takes on brunch favorites, such as peaches 'n' cream french toast, pork belly benedict, and lobster omelets

Cyrano's – Up to 44% Off Prix Fixe Dinner for 2 or 4 People

Cyrano's Farm Kitchen

Near North Side

$142 $79

(45)

Designed by an acclaimed French chef, five-course meal includes feuillette, roasted-celery vichyssoise, choice of duck or tuna, and dessert

Up to 50% Off at American Junkie

American Junkie

River North

$81 $45

American cuisine with a twist, such as new york strip steak with coffee-and-ancho crust, plus domestic microbrews and craft cocktails

Up to 29% Off at Carson’s Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue

Carson’s Prime Steaks & Famous BBQ

Carson's River North

$106 $75

(234)

Steakhouse serves up black Angus NY strip steaks or center-cut filet mignons with legendary salads, cocktails, and potatoes or vegetables

Up to 53% Off Standup Comedy

The Comedy Bar

Near North Side

$30 $15

Upscale club partnered by Jim Belushi features local and nationally renowned comics

44% Brazilian Steak-House Food at Brazzaz

Brazzaz

River North

$50 $28

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18 fire-roasted meats, gourmet salad-and-sides bar with more than 60 items, and freshly made desserts at an authentic Brazilian steak house

30% Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Thalia Spice

Thalia Spice

River West

$50 $35

Funky bistro takes diners on a tour of Asia with dishes originating in India, Malaysia, Laos, Singapore, Japan, and Thailand

Ultimate Brewery Tour (39% Off)

Ultimate Milwaukee Brewery Tour

Chicago

$129 $79

Visit 4 Milwaukee breweries, micro & macro, & taste some of their best beers; hearty lunch at Milwaukee Ale House; transportation included

The Melting Pot – Up to 46% Off Fondue Meal

The Melting Pot

Near North Side

$69.96 $39.95

(289)

Creamy cheese fondue and meats to be cooked fondue-style at the table, including filet mignon, herb-crusted chicken, and lobster tail

Michael Blackson – Up to 50% Off Standup

The African King of Comedy Michael Blackson

Castle

$50 $25

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With his own unique lingo and style of dress, "The African King of Comedy" nabs laughs with skills he honed on Chappelle's Show and HBO

Up to 57% Off Tea Tastings at Adagio Teas

Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

$46 $21

(17)

Groups sample a variety of flavorful teas and take home ceramic teapots

Up to 58% Off at Underground Wonder Bar

Underground Wonder Bar

Near North Side

$54 $25

(125)

Guests sip mixed drinks while watching sets by local rock, jazz, blues, and reggae groups

45% Off Breakfast or Lunch Cuisine at E.leaven

E.leaven

Near North Side

$20 $11

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All-day breakfast and lunch choices include artisan breads and bagels, housemade soups, farm-fresh salads, and gourmet sandwiches

Take in 33rd-Floor City Views During an Intimate Jazz Soiree

Intimate Jazz Mixer

Chicago

$70 $70

Jazz vocalist Erin McDougald and her ensemble serenade guests as they mingle, sip cocktails, and watch the sun set over the Chicago skyline

Up to 58% Off at Waffles Cafe and On the Bun

Waffles Cafe and On the Bun

Chicago

$20 $11

Tuck into sweet and savory waffles, or order up bison burgers, Kobe-style patties, steak burgers, and veggie options

45% Off at Rakki Kyu Sushi

Rakki Kyu Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $22

(220)

This intimate BYOB eatery features more than 40 signature maki creations, along with sashimi, teriyaki meats, and sides like pork buns

Sky Terrace at The Ivy Hotel – Up to 44% Off Nights Out

Ivy Sky Terrace

Ivy Hotel

$86 $59

Ascend to the top of the Ivy Hotel to sip Grey Goose cocktails, snack on flatbreads and short-rib sliders, or share a bottle of Effen vodka

$6 for Thai Food at Silver Spoon Thai Restaurant & Bar

Silver Spoon Thai Restaurant

Near North Side

$12 $6

Chefs serve up southeast Asian cuisine such as steamed dumplings, noodle dishes, ginger chicken, and thai pepper steak

20% Off Japanese and Thai Cuisine at Kin Sushi

Kin Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $32

Inventive sushi rolls, classic Thai dishes, stylish decor, and BYOB at the edge of Wicker Park

The Bedford – Up to 39% Off Dinner for Two

The Bedford

The Bedford

$97 $59

(414)

Shareable twists on classic American cuisine served in the glittering interior of a repurposed 1920s bank vault

Select Local Merchants

Morgan Street Bistro benefits from the experience of three generations of the James Calvetti family, which has been a big name in Chicago's meatpacking scene since the mid-1970s. Morgan Street Bistro's home delivery service caters to busy, working adults, giving them the tools to create quick but healthy meals. Dedicated to upholding a long-time dedication to freshness and quality, Morgan Street Bistro prepares its meals by carefully selecting meat and seafood, and not adding any extra preservatives or additives, even if they are guaranteed to give their customers super powers.

4240 S Morgan St
Chicago,
IL
US

The fruits of the sea are truly diverse, but to the cooks at Mama Nena's Shrimp House, one saltwater treat stands above all others. That would the humble shrimp, which they serve grilled, boiled, or deep-fried by the pound. Like the weather in Chicago, a new shrimp harvest is brought in each day. The chefs then add sauces and spices to each made-to-order masterpiece to produce Nena's signature bold flavors. They even stuff some of their jumbo shrimp or toss shrimp morsels into soups or Shrimp Mac. The team serves these dishes, along with ocean perch, lake perch, or chicken gizzards, with all-American fried sides such as onion rings, french fries, and jalapeno poppers.

1623 W 43rd St
Chicago,
IL
US

Recipes from South-Central Mexico inspire the chefs at Amelia's Mestizo Grill, but the menu also incorporates familiar Old-World flavors. The spirit of innovation undergirds their commitment to traditional Latin-American staples, with dishes such as the grilled pork tenderloin with roasted quince that the Chicago Reader claimed, "could have come out of a far more pretentious kitchen." Stuffed poblano peppers arrive with a sherry-pecan sauce, and smoky chipotle peppers add a distinctive kick to the Mediterranean-tinged flavors of the grilled rack of lamb and potato gratin.

Coming back to its roots once again, the restaurant's dining room embodies a down-to-earth ambiance, complete with exposed brickwork and simple wooden chairs. A red accent wall adds a splash of color to the space, as do vibrant paintings of flowers, children, and Mexico's first rainbow.

4559 S Halsted St
Chicago,
IL
US

Build-your-own and specialty pizzas abound at Humberto's Pizzeria, but the pizzeria also packs its menu with calzones, pasta, and other tasty eats. Hot dogs, burgers, and baked meatball sandwiches round out the food options, and milk shakes and fruit smoothies satisfy sweet cravings.

1858 West Pershing Road
Chicago,
IL
US

One of the oldest surviving businesses in Chicago, Schaller's Pump has been, well, pumping draft beers since 1881. The speakeasy enjoyed a heyday as a gathering place for the rich and powerful during Prohibition, and today it survives as a home away from Comiskey for White Sox fans.

3714 South Halsted Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Housed in a tavern that dates back to the 1880s, Shinnick’s Pub is the product of three generations of family history. There are no beers on tap, but plenty of bottled domestics. Located in the shadow of U.S. Cellular Field, this Irish mainstay is liveliest in the hours following a White Sox win.

3758 South Union Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

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