Get Ready to Eat Out, Chicago Gourmet’s Dine Around Begins Monday

You could get in here by eating out more.
You could get in here by eating out more. Photo: Galdones Photography

You know Chicago Gourmet is just around the corner when the food festival’s Dine Around program starts up. Beginning on Monday, August 29, if you visit five participating restaurants and remember to save all the receipts, you’re eligible for a free one-day ticket to Chicago Gourmet. Just like last year, there are well over 50 great restaurants to chose from, including many that are offering special prix fixe menus. We’re particularly excited to see that Ryan Poli’s still unopened Tavernita is on the list. Take a peek at the menus here, and then check out the official rules and the complete list of participating restaurants below.

The Bon Appétit and Chicago Gourmet Dine Around

From August 29th through September 25th, dine in five participating restaurants, save your receipts, and redeem them for a complimentary one-day Chicago Gourmet ticket at registration. Enjoy the special prix-fixe meal, or dine from the regular menu; either receipt is valid toward the free ticket if the meal total is a minimum of $35. To receive your complimentary ticket, simply present the Dine Around receipt holder—with the five original, qualifying receipts attached—at registration the day of the event.

2011 Participating Dine Around Restaurants:

Aja at the DanaHotel
Bittersweet Pastry Shop
Blue 13 Restaurant & Bar
Café des Architectes at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
C-House Restaurant
Courtright’s Restaurant
Custom House Tavern
deca RESTAURANT + BAR at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago
Elate Restaurant
Filini Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Firefly Grill
Green Zebra
Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse
Hubbard Inn
Japonais Restaurant
Keefer’s Restaurant
Lao Sze Chuan
Lockwood at the Palmer House Hilton
May St. Café & Catering
Mercat a la Planxa
Mirai Sushi
NoMI Kitchen
Oceanique Restaurant
Old Town Social
Park Grill Chicago
Perennial Virant
Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
Piccolo Sogno
RIVA at Navy Pier
RL Restaurant
Rockit Bar & Grill
Seasons, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
SugarToad Restaurant at the Hotel Arista
Sunda New Asian
Tavern on Rush
Texas de Brazil
The Bristol
The Gage
The Grill on the Alley
The Paramount Room
The Peninsula Chicago
Uncommon Ground (Clark Street)
Uncommon Ground (Devon Avenue)
Vie Restaurant
ZEALOUS Restaurant
Get Ready to Eat Out, Chicago Gourmet’s Dine Around Begins Monday