Friday, April 22, 2016

Macy's Chicago Calendar Listings - April & May 2016 (Illinois)

April – May 2016 

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 1 PM -3 PM
Macy’s Woodfield– 2nd Floor, Women’s Active
Whether you're running marathons or running errands, Macy’s is THE destination to find everything you need to inspire and maintain your healthy lifestyle. Join Macy’s for a fabulous health and wellness focused event with fun challenges, rewards and the newest looks in active from head to toe. Fitness experts from Crossfit Rise will lead you in a can’t miss crossfit class and give exclusive fitness tips and tricks. Plus, receive a free gift with any active purchase of $30 or more.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 1 PM
Macy’s State Street – 3rd Floor, INC Department
Get great getaway packing tips from Fashion bloggers Kelly Larkin of Kelly in the City & Soraya Pena of Chic Flavours. Enjoy a fashion presentation, live DJ and “pick a card, any card,” at our Wall of Chance.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 1 PM
Macy’s Oakbrook – 2nd Floor, Impulse
Join Macy’s and host Dana Weiss of for a fashion presentation celebrating spring fashion and everything you need this season! She will show you how to bring your wardrobe from drab to fab like your favorite TV stars! Enjoy our live DJ while you receive mini-manicures, fashion illustrations and more.
Stop by the Clinique counter for a mini makeover featuring Pick Your Pout, custom-fit lip looks that transform fuller lips, brighten teeth with bold looks or a trendy ombre. Plus, let our My Stylist help you find the perfect look and gift for every occasion. It’s fun, fast, and free!
Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 1 PM
Macy’s Oakbrook – 3rd floor, Crystal Dept
Join Macy’s for a Waterford signing event in celebration of Waterford craftsmanship with Vincent Rellis, Waterford Spokesperson and Artisan.  During the event, Vincent will showcase the House of Waterford Collection and explain the process of how the finest raw materials are transformed into the world’s premium luxury crystal.  Purchase a beautiful Waterford Crystal piece during the event and the artisan will be honored to sign it for you.  We are proud to offer The 2016 Artisan Piece, New Beginnings 10” Vase, designed by Matt Kehoe, Waterford Crystal Design Director. Receive a Waterford Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker and set of 4 coasters ($60 value) with any $200 Waterford purchase.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Saturday, May 7, 2016-1PM
Macy’s Water Tower Place, Mezzanine Level, Handbags Department
Find the perfect gift for mom at Macy’s Mother’s Day shopping party!  Enjoy mini makeovers from Estee Lauder, receive a free consultation with our intimate apparel experts to find the perfect bra, try on some shades with Sunglass Hut and enjoy sounds by our fabulous DJ! Plus, with any purchase of $35 or more, design a custom jewelry tray for mom with our friends from One Strange Bird!
Sunday, May 8, 2016-11AM
Macy’s State Street – 7th floor, Walnut Room
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Macy’s with a delicious brunch buffet at The Walnut Room.  Adults $24.95 Children under 12 $16.95 Under 4 eat for free. Brunch includes your choice of coffee, tea or soft drinks. Tax and gratuity not included. For reservations or more information visit
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 5:30 PM
Macy’s State Street – 7th Floor, Culinary Studio
Join Macy’s “In Conversation” with renowned chef, food blogger and author, Katie Chin for a live cooking demo and discussion!  Plus, with any home purchase of $50 or more, receive a copy of her newest book, Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook, which she’ll sign for you after the event! Host Dr. Karen Eng will be onsite to discuss Katie’s passion for Asian food and teaching the American public that the best cooking can be achieved in a real home kitchen by real people on real schedules. After the cooking demonstration, blogger Jenny Bullistron will show you how to capture the perfect food selfie. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. To RSVP, call: 1.800.329.8667. Check out our exclusive content at
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 12pm
Macy’s State Street – Lower Level
Join Macy’s as they salute the music that helped shape pop culture. We’re celebrating the joys of summer with fab events, family fun and so much more — all set to an all-American soundtrack of a generation! The festivities begin on the 7th Floor for live Americana performances by local pop vocalist Isaiah Grass and former America's Got Talent contestant Sharon Irving! Following, head to the Lower Level where Erica from Everything Erica will show you how to pack the perfect picnic for any summer concert. Plus, enter to win the ultimate picnic basket of goodies from Macy’s Wine Shop!
Saturday, May 14, 2016- 1pm
Macy’s Woodfield- 2nd Floor, Impulse
Join Macy’s to salute the music that helped shape pop culture. The American Icons launch celebrates the joys of summer with fab events, family fun and so much more — all set to an all-American soundtrack of a generation! Head straight to the 2nd Floor for an Impulse Shopping Party filled with music, refreshments, and the best looks of the season. Snap a pic in Macy’s photo booth, make your own music festival kit and hit up the hair feather bar for a new look. It’s an all-American event you won’t want to miss! For more information check out
Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 5:00pm
Macy’s State Street – Fountain Atrium & Lower Level
Join Macy’s for the launch of the Love Bravery Collection by Lady Gaga & Elton John!  Shop the clothing and accessories designed to increase awareness and support Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation while listening to DJ Avi Sic! Stop by our listening lounge, take home a personalized ‘album cover’, receive touch ups by MAC and much more!
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 – 12:00pm
Macy’s on State Street – Culinary Studio, 7th Floor
Help Macy’s celebrate National Brown Bag Day at a cooking demonstration with Farmer’s Fridge! The culinary extraordinaires will show you how to create quick and healthy lunches that are not only good for you, but good for the environment in re-usable containers!

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Mother's Day Roundup - Ixcateco Grill, Osteria La Madia & Prairie Grass Cafe (Chicago,IL)


Ixcateco Grill   |   3402 W. Montrose Ave.
(773) 539-5887   |

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Celebrate Mother's Day at Ixcateco Grill May 8
Keep the tradition of Mother's Day brunch alive by spicing it up May 8 with the highly praised Mexican cuisine at Ixcateco Grill (3402 W. Montrose, Albany Park, 773-539-5887), named one of Chicago's best new restaurants for 2016 by Chicago Magazine.
Ixcateco Grill's creative, seasonal menu and warm and inviting atmosphere make it the perfect place to celebrate this special day. Chef/owner Anselmo Ramirez will serve Mother's Day specials for brunch 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as well as dinner, 5:30 to 10 p.m., on Sunday, May 8.
Huevos Divorciados 300For Mother's Day Brunch, enjoy items from Ixcateco Grill's popular brunch menu including starters such as the Ensalada de Betabel ($7) a salad made with roasted beets, jicama, watercress, goat cheese, and candy pecans tossed in a Pasilla Orange dressing; or the housemade Yogurt ($6), served with fresh fruit, honey agave and garnished with granola, for a lighter beginning.
Choose from brunch entrées such the Enchiladas ($11), rolled corn tortillas stuffed with poultry carnitas, scrambled eggs, and serrano pepper covered in salsa loca and finished with melted Chihuahua cheese, onions and cilantro; or the signature Huevos Divorciados ($12) comprised, on one side of Enchiladas 300the plate, with a fried egg served on a crispy tortilla with black beans, covered in Molcajete sauce and garnished with chorizo and queso ranchero and, on the other side, a poached egg served on top of a masa boat with mashed potatoes covered in salsa loca garnished with crispy ham, sour cream and queso ranchero.
For dinner, enjoy dishes from Ixcateco Grill's newly unveiled spring menu, featuring new entrées including the vegetarian Chiles Rellenos, roasted poblano peppers stuffed with sautéed vegetables, Oaxacan cheese, and served in tesmole ($14.50); Camaron Tequilero, wood grilled shrimp served in a tomato Chiles rellenos 300Oaxacan pasilla tequila sauce, accompanied with parsnip purée, garnished with Three Sisters Garden micro greens ($17.50). Chef Anselmo's signature Pollo En Mole Negro, half a boneless roasted chicken served in black mole, accompanied with chunky garlic mashed potatoes and garnished with Three Sisters Garden micro greens ($16), and Carne Asada, adobo marinated wood grilled skirt steak, served with tomato molcajete sauce, black beans and guacamole ($18) are also excellent choices.
For an unforgettable Mother's Day celebration, call 773-539-5887 to make reservations for brunch or dinner.
About Ixcateco Grill
Tres LechesIxcateco Grill is an intimate casual Mexican restaurant featuring authentically prepared dishes from the central and southwestern regions of Mexico, by chef/owner Anselmo Ramirez. BYO is encouraged. The restaurant is located at 3402 W. Montrose in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant is closed on Mondays. Ample street parking is available. All major cards are accepted. For reservations, please call the restaurant at 773-539-5887. The website is Follow Ixcateco Grill's news at , Facebook page at, Twitter at http://www.twitter.corm/ixcatecogrill and Instagram at
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59 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654
312-329-0400 |

Osteria La Madia Celebrates Mother's Day May 8 with its Unique Rustic Italian Brunch and Special Gifts for Mom
 Regular Sunday Brunch expands to both Saturday and Sunday
Brunch Bellini at Osteria La Madia.jpgIt's almost a given that Mother's Day is brunch day, and taking Mom to Osteria La Madia on Sunday, May 8 is one sure way to make this a delicious, colorful and memorable day. Mother's Day Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a special menu from Chef Jonathan Fox, plus wonderful gifts for Mom, including a $25 gift certificate for a return visit and a box of housemade truffles. Guests can order a la carte from the menu or choose the prix fixe-one antipasti and one entrée or pizza with a glass of prosecco or a bellini-for $22 per person.
Osteria La Madia is a stylish casual Italian eatery located at 59 W. Grand in Chicago's River North district (312-329-0400; The brunch menu features Chef Fox's innovative Italian take on classic brunch fare.
Giant Brioche Cinnamon Roll at Osteria La Madia.jpgStart your Mother's Day brunch with a Bellini toast to Mom. Osteria La Madia's version is made with fresh peach puree blended with Nino Franco Prosecco ($12). Then, start your meal with anti-pasti including a Giant Brioche Cinnamon Roll with bourbon cheese frosting ($6); Seasonal Fruit and Housemade Yogurt with wildflower honey, granola, pistachio and orange ($7); Prosciutto and Asparagus with breakfast radish and preserved Meyer lemon ($11); Potato Fritters with mortadella, scallions, yogurt and frisee ($8); and a Ceci Bean Salad with quinoa, cucumber, tomato, pea tendrils, endive, almonds, and fine herb dressing ($10).
Grilled Brioche Panini with Prosciutto Cotto at Osteria La Madia.jpgChoose from entrées like the Crispy Pork Belly with soft scrambled mozzarella eggs, and crispy potatoes ($13); Fried Egg Bruschetta, ciabatta with spinach, Nueskies bacon and fontina ($12); French Toast with almond praline, strawberries and Chantilly cream ($13); Grilled Brioche Panini with Prosciutto Cotto, provolone and arugula salad ($12); Chicken Rillette Hash with crispy potatoes, Arrabiata sauce and farm eggs ($13); and the Tuna Niçoise Salad, rare seared tuna, frisee, Lola Rosa, fingerlings potatoes, tomato and olives ($15).
Fingerling Potato and Egg Yolk Pizza at Osteria La Madia .jpgAny visit to Osteria La Madia would not be complete without one of its creative and flavorful wood-fired pizzas, and brunch is no exception. Special breakfast pizzas include fingerling Potato and Egg Yolk ($13); Prosciutto Di Parma and farm egg ($18); Carbonara with Guanciale and organic egg ($18); or the Fennel Sausage and Egg ($14). Signature pizzas also are on the brunch menu, including the Pork Belly with Tuscan Kale ($16); Margherita with Bufala Mozzarella ($18); the Triple Pepperoni with white truffle oil ($17); and the 3 Hour Roasted Grape with Taleggio ($13).
If you would prefer to celebrate Mother's Day later in the day, Osteria La Madia's equally delicious dinner menu is served from 5 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on May 8.
Remember that beginning Saturday, May 14, regular brunch service will be served on both Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 pm. For reservations at Osteria La Madia or for more information, call 312-329-0400 or visit
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About Osteria La Madia
Osteria La Madia, located at 59 W. Grand in Chicago's River North district, is where two pleasures-great food and distinctive, delicious wines-come together. It is an urban Italian osteria that pays homage to traditional Italian cuisine, featuring house made pastas, anti pasti, salumi and prosciutto, formaggio, salads, and a full entrée selection. The robust wine list features more than 75 wines by the glass, a handsome bottled wine collection and some very crafty cocktails. 
Food specialties include Carnaroli Risotto with Black Alba Truffles and Pecorino; Wood Roasted Who Branzino with Fennel, Grapefruit and Pine Nuts; Pan Roasted Chicken with Braised Winter Vegetables, Capolini Onions, Apple, Jus; Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb with Acorn Squash and Fingerling Potatoes, and Chianti Braised Short Ribs with Roasted Baby Carrots, Carnaroli Risotto, and Grana Padana Parmigiano.
Fans of Osteria La Madia's pizza are never disappointed. The award-winning fired-roasted selections were developed as a result of chef/owner Jonathan Fox tasting dozens of styles of pizza in the U.S. and Europe. Chef Fox put his own spin on this most elemental of dishes and the results are outstanding.
Osteria La Madia's menu is designed for sharing, with flavor-packed, wood-fired pizzas that change seasonally, inventive salads, and savory pasta dishes. Desserts are all made on premises, in keeping with what is seasonally available.
In addition to wine, Osteria La Madia offers innovative cocktails, many of which are made from spirits infused in-house. Service is attentive, giving guests ample time to savor their food and drink in a relaxed yet up-tempo atmosphere.
Osteria La Madia is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; on Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight; Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A special Happy Hour 5 for $5 menu, featuring five artisan wood-fired pizzettas and a selection of wines, beer and cocktails, all for $5 each.
Osteria La Madia also has introduced two-for-one pizzas on Mondays and beginning May 8, half-priced pasta dishes every day after 9 p.m.
When friends ask you to suggest a sleek yet comfortable place for a relaxed meal, Osteria La Madia will be your first choice. Delivery orders may be made online at or by calling 312-329-0400.
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 Celebrate Mother's Day with Brunch and Dinner
 at Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook

Treat Mom to something special this Mother's Day, and celebrate with the delicious and popular brunch Brunch buffet 300 pixels w border buffet at Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. The buffet is $48 per adult and $18 per child age 10 and under (tax, gratuity, and beverage not included). Dinner specials will be offered in addition to Prairie Grass Cafe's regular dinner menu. 

Every guest will begin the feast with the Signature "PGC Benedict," a poached egg with spinach and roasted tomato hollandaise. Then it's on to the bountiful brunch buffet, filled with delectable spring-time favorites such as Grilled Asparagus with a lemon cream sauce and sliced radishes, an Albacore Tuna Nicoise Salad, and Crispy Lamb Rolls with a Greek yogurt sauce. 
Brunch classics will also be featured at the waffle, crepe, and omelet stations. The dessert buffet is the sweet finale and includes Chef Sarah Stegner's "Mom's Fruit Cream Pie."
Mother's day evening specials include: "Cedar River" Prime Filet (8oz) with Sautéed Potatoes and Green-Garlic Chives $45 and Wild Striped Bass with Warm Pesto Asparagus & "Mighty Vine" Tomato Salad $36.
For Mother's Day Brunch and dinner reservations, call 847-205-4433.
About Prairie Grass Cafe
Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) supports Chicago's Green City Market and local sustainable farms, selecting the freshest ingredients to reflect the season. Prairie Grass Cafe currently serves lunch Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner Monday through Sunday. Dinner is served Tuesday - Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Monday and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prairie Grass Cafe also serves breakfast Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light fare is available in the bar Monday through Friday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (847) 205-4433 or visit Follow Prairie Grass Cafe news at and on Facebook at 

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Mother's Day Brunch Menu 
May 8th, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$48 Adult/$18 Children age 10 and under
Dinner Hours on Mother's Day
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
(tax, gratuity and beverage not included)

Every guests starts with our Signature "PGC Benedict" Poached Egg with Spinach, and Roasted Tomato Hollandaise
Platter of  Grilled Asparagus; Lemon Cream Sauce and Sliced Radishes
Pasta Salad with Watercress Pesto, Peas, Ham
Albacore Tuna Nicoise Salad - Boiled Potatoes, Eggs, Olives, "Mighty Vine" Tomatoes, Green Beans
Caesar Salad - Romaine, Our Homemade Dressing, Croutons and Shaved Parmesan 
Fresh Housemade Farmer's Cheese Black Mission Fig Jam with Balsamic Reduction and Nuts
Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits  
Sauteed Arctic Char with Caper Sauce
Braised BBQ Brisket with Mirepoix of Vegetables 
Mashed Potatoes / Broccolini
Crispy Lamb Rolls with Greek Yogurt Sauce
Smoked Salmon Spread with Pumpernickel Baguette
Crusty Multi Grain Artisan Breads, Mini Chocolate Croissants, Cheese Danish, Raspberry Jam Danish, Sticky Pecan Rolls
Applewood Smoked "Maple Creek Farm" Bacon 
Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage
Roasted All-Natural New York Loin with Mushroom Sauce - Carved to Order
Hot Fresh Waffle Station with Maple Syrup
"Made to order" Omelet Station: "River Valley Ranch" mushrooms, onions, peppers, ham, spinach, cheddar, tomatoes

Dessert Buffet
Crepe Station with Apple Butter, Chocolate, Raspberry Jam and Whipped Cream
Fresh Sliced Ripe Fruit 
Platter of Berries
Double Chocolate Cup Cakes with Butter Cream Icing
Mom's Fruit Cream Pie
Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble 
Mini Cream Filled Eclairs

Mother's Day Dinner Specials 
"Cedar River" Prime Filet (8oz) with Sautéed Potatoes and Green-Garlic Chives $45
Wild Striped Bass with Warm Pesto Asparagus & "Mighty Vine" Tomato Salad $36

The regular dinner menu also will be available.