And just like that, July is here in the Chi. If you have agreed to plan this year’s festivities but don’t even know where to begin, leave it to us. From bottomless mimosas to kick start your 4th celebrations to grilling kits for the ultimate cookout, we have rounded up the best places to help you prepare for this weekend’s celebration.
Cheers with Bottomless Mimosas at Offshore, the World’s Largest Rooftop Bar
Offshore, the world’s largest rooftop deck and one of Chicago’s most exciting hotspots located at Navy Pier has re-opened their doors to the public, and is ready to cheers to the 4th with the return of their bottomless mimosas, available Saturday and Sunday for $29 per person, for two hours. Start your weekend celebration with friends alongside unprecedented views of the Chicago skyline, still just as epic without fireworks. Reservations are highly recommended, and are available via OpenTable for tables of 8 or less. For more information, please visit www.drinkoffshore.com.
Enjoy a Ready-For-The-Grill Meal Kit from Carnivale
Carnivale, Chicago’s one-of-a-kind restaurant serving Latin inspired cuisine from Central America, South America and Mexico, located at 702 W. Fulton Market St., is offering special July 4th Ready-For-The-Grill Meal Kit available for curbside pick-up on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. These meal kits include the guests’ choice of Guacamole and Chips or Ropa Vieja for an appetizer, Skirt Steak, Peruvian Chicken and Baby Back Ribs for entrees, and includes Caesar Salad, Corn Bread, Potato Salad, Dulce de Leche Cookie and Rainbow Cookie for salad, sides and dessert. The kit comes ready for guests to grill themselves, but upon request, Carnivale’s chefs will grill the main entrees in advance. The July 4th Ready-For-The-Grill meal kit is available to serve four for $135 (includes choice of four total entrees) or six-to-eight (includes choice of six total entrees) for $245 and guests may call Carnivale directly at 312.850.5005 to place their order for curbside pickup.
Decorate Your Outdoor BBQ with Balloon Arrangements from Luft Balloons
For those looking for big, bold and beautiful decorations for 4th of July BBQs and get togethers, Luft Balloons offers a variety of impressive balloon bouquets and installations ready to decorate the backyard for any type of celebration! Balloons are available for pick up from Luft Balloons’ studio,345 W. Armitage, or for delivery in the Chicago area. For more information or to place an order, visit www.luftballoonstore.com.
Host the Perfect Cookout with Geja’s Café Ultimate 4th of July Grilling Kit
Celebrate your 4th festivities this year with Geja’s Café’s exclusive 4th of July Grill Kit. The kit, each $75 and serving 4, includes 8 kabobs, with your choice of beef, chicken, shrimp, or vegetable, plus 4 corn on the cob, 4 strawberry shortcakes, 3 Geja‘s dipping sauces of your choice, a 2lb pan of fingerling potatoes, 1 quart of fruit salad, and grill seasoning to top it all off. Sauce options include Fresh Dill, Horseradish Chive, Thai Chili Garlic, Chimichurri, Teriyaki, Sriracha Aioli, Curry and their salad dressing Dijon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing.
Orders must be placed by June 30th and can be picked up beginning July 2nd between 12:30 – 6 p.m. Please reserve your ultimate grilling kit by calling (773) 281-9101 or visiting www.gejascafe.com for more details.