We’re thankful for our strong team of talented public relations, marketing and social media experts at Heron Agency. We don’t call them family for nothing. What else are we thankful for? That our clients are offering awesome specials during this season of giving, of course! Read up on the top Thanksgiving promotions, events and deals available in Chicago and around the country this November.
Thanksgiving Feasts and Food
Trot Your Turkey Out of the City
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is offering their popular Thanksgiving at Home Dinner. They do the cooking and you serve and enjoy! A full dinner for eight starts at $275 (plus tax) and includes all the traditional favorites like American Bronze Turkey, Chef’s Signature Sausage and Apricot Stuffing, Parmesan and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Maple Bourbon Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Cinnamon, Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Chili Vinaigrette, Green Beans and Charred Mushrooms, Orange-Scented Cranberry Preserves, Brioche Dinner Rolls, and guest’s choice of Old Fashioned Apple Pie, Traditional Pumpkin Pie or Southern Pecan Pie. Additional items are available for another charge, including Roasted Turkey, Pre-Carved Turkey, Sides and more pie. Orders must be placed by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17 at www.chicagothanksgiving.com.
A Very Pilsen Thanksgiving
Featuring locally made tortilla’s from the Pilsen Neighborhood, Staytion at Renaissance Chicago Downtown is creating Thanksgiving inspired tacos with turkey and cranberry foam, on Tuesday November 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. These delicious, locally-made El Milagro Tortilla shells are stuffed with cider-brined turkey breast, cilantro-lime mascarpone spread, pickled vegetables and garnished with a cranberry foam and pair perfectly with a specialty Pilsen Mescal cocktail. Gobble, gobble, indeed!
For the Beer-loving Family
Don’t be the guest who shows up to Thanksgiving with nothing in arms. It’s better to show up with beer! Starting at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, Nevin’s Brewing Company, 12337 South Route 59, Plainfield, suburban brewery and eatery, offers guests a special deal for half off growler fills, $3 Nevin’s Drafts, half off select appetizers and live entertainment in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. The perfect place to catch up with family or relax for the long weekend, Nevin’s Brewing Company brings guests together with a lively and modern environment to socialize over a pint and delicious American-style food options.
Live Music and Great Bites for The Thankful Irish
In celebration of Black Wednesday before closing on Thanksgiving Day, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, 133 W. Front Street, Wheaton, is offering live music for all to unwind! House band Devonport Ed will perform to bring spirits up for the long weekend. The bar will serve $10 Nevin’s Hook and Hatchet Pitchers, $4 Guinness, $3 Guinness Blonde and $5 Sangria. Whether Irish by birth or inclination, family and friends can gather in the perfectly festive spot to relax and socialize together.
Just a short drive away in Willowbrook, The Kerry Piper is offering fun Wednesday specials including $3 Revel Stoke flavored whiskey shots and $4 Black&Blanks in addition to $4 Lagunitas and Revolution drafts. The blues rock group Stevie Craig Band will perform starting at 8:00 p.m. Their 2nd Annual Darien Bar Crawl benefitting the Cristopher Lyons Memorial Fund is also making a stop by the pub. Interested guests can purchase tickets and give back while kicking back for Thanksgiving.
Sweet, Sweet Fall
The famed All Chocolate Kitchen, is excited to bring back its delicious fall treats for the season. Guinness World Record-holding chocolate artist Chef Alain Roby, owner of All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva, is known for creating stunning desserts, and with the fall season in full swing, he is making a variety of treats such as: delicious chocolate covered apples and blown sugar pumpkins. These beautiful, artistic creations are the perfect center piece treats for family Thanksgiving.
Entertain the In-Laws
Give Your Family A Laugh
To celebrate groups getting together for the holidays, the large cast of Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, an 80’s themed Italian Wedding interactive comedy, comically portraying two families coming together, is offering Buy One Get One half off ticket sales to a special performance 4 p.m. Saturday, November 25. Guests can purchase tickets online using the code BOGO50. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is a hilariously interactive production that is guaranteed to make guests feel like they are truly friends and family of the bride and groom. From the wedding ceremony to the high-energy reception, guests have the opportunity to celebrate alongside this larger-than-life couple and the large cast of 23 of Tony n’ Tina’s closest family and friends. Guests begin with the ceremony at Resurrection Church, 3309 North Seminary Ave., with a full meal and reception immediately following just one block away at Vinnie Black’s Coliseum (Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W Belmont), right in the heart of the Belmont Theatre District.
Out of Town Excursions
Sweet Southern Takeaways
Traveling out of town for the long weekend? That’s not the only reason we are green with envy. Estelle Wine Bar and Bistro at The Westin Jackson in Mississippi, will be offering take home desserts to finish off the holiday meal. Dessert options for take out include Pecan Pie ($25), Sweet Potato Pie ($25), Red Velvet Cake with Black Walnut Icing ($45), Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing ($45) and Prebaked Pans of Cinnamon Rolls ($30). These delicacies must be ordered 48 hours in advance and will be available for pick up on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23. Place your order by calling 769-235-8400.
Minnesota Nice Family Dinner
The Midwest offers a cozy retreat for travelers returning to their childhood homes. Looking to take the stress out of the short holiday weekend? Stop in to Cedar + Stone, Urban Table at JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America for worry-free dinner from 3:00-10:00 p.m. Thursday, November 23. The special Thanksgiving menu, curated by Executive Chef Everton Clarke, features refined dishes artistically presented and inspired around Minnesota’s natural roots and local culture, with appropriate wine pairings available. The dishes include: St. Croix Valley Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, Cedar + Stone Fall Salad, Roasted Turkey Roulade with Apple Valley Bread Pudding for dessert. To make a reservation, call 612-615-0124.