With more than 31 years of experience filling Chicagoland's frozen statuary needs, Nadeau's Ice Sculptures makes party luges that offer aesthetic and tactile pleasure to drinkers of chilled beverages. Liquors and mixers poured down the ice-formed spouts will chill and combine, emerging at the end of their frozen journey as new liquids. When ordering, Groupon holders can choose between two options: the Party luge or the Suck It Up luge. The Party luge combines simplicity and elegance, with two entrances and two exits, each connected by a long trough, giving all poured ingredients plenty of time to learn one another's middle names. Those who value complexity will appreciate the Suck It Up: three pour areas with chutes running through solid ice down to a trough on the bottom, from which mixed drinks may be sucked up through a straw. Whichever luge is chosen, Nadeau will bag and box the ice for convenient pickup and transport and will include a drainage tray for mess-free ice amusement.
Since 1988, Card and Party Warehouse's family-run, local operation has helped plan and produce weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthdays, and corporate parties. The extensive outlet stacks drinkware and catering supplies to the ceiling, and equips hosts with chairs and tables that double as fortifications during each event's requisite food fight. Invitations and wrapping paper are designed for specific events and seasonal celebrations, including Halloween, and a huge array of balloon arches, columns, and bouquets frame gatherings.
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Mirage Restaurant plates an extensive menu of meats, pasta, salads, and more for overnight guests and casual passersby. Lay lunchtime claim to George's burger, a midday meeting of broiled ground sirloin with raw onion and crispy bacon on grilled dark rye ($7.75), or take in fresh fare with the Mirage salad, made of baby greens coddled by gorgonzola cheese, sliced apples and radishes, toasted pine nuts, and sweet raspberry vinaigrette ($8.75), which can be bulked up by chicken ($2.20 extra) or salmon ($4.20 extra) for those in need of a protein punch before going dolphin-lifting. Dinner's array of fresh game and sea-game come in a pasta disguise in the seafood carbonara, splashed with sautéed Gulf shrimp and sea scallops ($12.95), or augmented by applesauce with the center-cut pork chops ($10.95).
As night falls on the corner of Lawrence and Central in Jefferson Park, Central Kitchen and Tap's towering sign blazes to life with a neon invitation to "stop in" and shining arrows helpfully pointing the way. The vintage-inspired fixture wouldn't look out of place beside a roadside eatery from the 1950s, and it perfectly conveys the restaurant's spirit before diners even step through the front doors. Central Kitchen and Tap manages to walk a fine line between two ambiances by combining the counter service and charming booths of a casual diner with the full bar and assorted televisions of a neighborhood pub.
The family-friendly tavern welcomes everyone and this is readily apparent in the menu of American classics, which also includes the occasional international treat. Roasted chicken, slow-cooked ribs, and grilled pork chops seem directly inspired by home-style recipes. However, the selection also features dishes such as saffron-tinged Spanish rice with grilled shrimp and a traditional pasta bolognese with braised beef marinara. In between bites of comfort food from home and abroad, diners can also enjoy a refreshing pint of beer or a glass of wine.
A large chalkboard hangs over the central bar and counter section, laying out the entire menu in neat handwriting. Small black-and-white photographs line the walls beside the slate-blue booths, although the televisions also keep guests' attention by playing various sports broadcasts. For the children or the young at heart, the diner features a couple of arcade games that allow patrons to pass the time in exchange for a few quarters.
Creamy frozen yogurt, fresh fruit mix-ins, and healthy toppings such as almonds, granola, and shredded coconut make Yogen Früz a source of unlimited fresh flavors. Yogurt artists mix customers’ custom creations—such as piña colada mix with smooth-blended pineapple yogurt, or apple pie sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs—before their very eyes. Along with such quasi-decadent options, the company’s 1,300 worldwide outposts also offer low-fat, non-fat probiotic yogurts, and fresh fruit sorbets. Every mix is low in fat, a good source of vitamins and fiber, and one of the only known sources of the essential nutrient frostiness.
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