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Treat Dad to a Delicious Brunch or Dinner this Father's Day at Osteria La Madia (Chicago,IL)

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Treat Dad to a Delicious Brunch or Dinner this Father's Day at Osteria La Madia

Celebrate Dad with a special brunch or dinner Sunday, June 19 at Osteria La Madia (59 W. Grand Ave, Chicago; 312-329-0400). 
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For brunch, relax and begin with a Bellini. Sip on Osteria La Madia's version with fresh peach puree blended with Nino Franco Prosecco ($12).  Start your meal with an appetizer like the Brioche Cinnamon Roll with red wine currents, toasted walnuts, and bourbon icing ($7). 

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Then, choose from entrées like the Smoked Pork Belly Hash with crispy potatoes, arrabbiata sauce, and farm eggs ($13); or the Grilled Brioche Panini with prosciutto cotto, provolone, and fried egg ($12). 

No trip to Osteria La Madia would be complete without one of its wood-fired pizzas. Try the special breakfast pizzas, such as the Fingerling Potato with Egg Yolk ($13); or the Prosciutto Di Parma with egg ($18). 

If you're treating dad to dinner, begin with a sampling of traditional cured meats ($8 each/$21 for 3), such as Prosciutto Di Parma and Sopressata, or cheeses ($7 each, $19 for three) such as Grana Padano Parmigiano, Burrata and Taleggio.  Chianti Braised Short Ribs closeup 300 pixels w border.jpg

Choose from fresh house-made pastas such as the Porcini Mezzaluna with taleggio crema, basil and parmegiano ($14/20) or the Farfalle Carbonara with pancetta, market peas, rapini, and a Slagel Farm Egg Yolk ($13/19). 

Looking for a traditional steak dinner? Try Osteria La Madia's Chianti Braised Short Ribs, served with roasted baby carrots and carnaroli risotto ($25). 
Osteria's elegant but relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect place to celebrate with the entire family this Sunday. For Father's Day brunch or dinner reservations, call 312-329-0400 or visit
About Osteria La Madia
Osteria La Madia 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. 

Enjoy these Exciting Osteria La Madia Deals

Mondays, Two for One Pizza: Every Monday, all day, guests can order any two pizzas on the menu and the lower priced pizza will be complimentary.
Monday-Friday, Happy Hour: Featuring a 5 for $5 menu, offered from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the bar/lounge area. This happy hour menu features five of Chef Fox's exclusive Neapolitan-style pizzetta creations and a delicious house selection of five wine and beer choices, each for $5. 
Every Day After 9, Half-Price Pasta: E very night for its late-night diners seated after 9 p.m. 
Every Day, Wine Special: $6 for the wine of the week.

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.

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 on line at: or by calling 312-329-0400.

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Treat Dad to Firecakes Donuts this Father's Day

Firecakes Fathers Day lowres 300Looking for something to sweeten Dad's morning coffee this Father's Day? Fuel the morning with Firecakes Donuts (2453 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657, (773) 666-5277 68 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 329-6500). June 18 and 19 Firecakes will offer a special Father's Day donut double stacked with Valhrona chocolate icing and peppered candied bacon ($15). 
This would pair perfectly with a cup of their artisan coffee from La Colombe Roasters. Or treat the whole family to a mouthwatering assortment of delicious donuts including Honey Glazed, Maple Glazed Pineapple & Bacon, Butterscotch Praline, Coconut Cream, as well as their seasonal specials such as Sicilian Pistachio Old Fashioned and Apple Cinnamon Fritter. "We strive to take something simple and make it special," said Chef Jonathan Fox. Share the simply wonderful experience with dear old dad.
About Firecakes Donuts
Firecakes Donuts, serving artisan donuts that are freshly made on-premises using the finest ingredients, are located at 68 W. Hubbard and 2453 N. Clark in Chicago. The Firecakes "Billy" Donut Truck can be found at various times throughout Chicago. Store hours are: Sunday through Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to midnight (or until sold out). Firecakes Donuts also operates a Donut Truck, which runs daily beginning at 7 a.m. and serves fresh donuts in neighborhoods throughout the city throughout the afternoon, weather permitting. The Donut Truck also can be booked from private events and catering; please call 312-329-6500 for more information.
Delivery, catering and pre-orders are available. Please place orders by 3 p.m. for next day pickup or Chicagoland delivery. Firecakes also serves a giant birthday cake donut and an ice cream donut sandwich. 

Firecakes Donuts serves coffee from La Colombe Roasters. Major cards are accepted. For more information, please call the stores at 312-329-6500 (W. Hubbard St.) and 773-666-5277 (N. Clark St.) or visit the website at Follow Firecakes on Facebook (, Twitter (, and Instagram (



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