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National Margarita Day at Tuco & Blondie

Margarita Day @ Tuco & Blondie

Margarita Day @ Tuco & Blondie

Now here’s a food holiday we can get on board with. National Margarita Day takes place February 22, and in honor of the sacred occasion, Tuco & Blondie is celebrating with a special margarita flight. The flight contains three 4-oz. margaritas including the smoky Mezcal Margarita, the Black Cherry Margarita, and the Classic Margarita. Available during lunch and dinner, the flight costs $10.

February Specials at Mr. Brown’s Lounge

In case you haven’t yet paid a visit to West Town’s wonderful Jamaican oasis, Mr. Brown’s Lounge, February is an apt time to get hooked. All month long, the restaurant and bar is running a slew of specials for Black History Month, through the eyes of Jamaicans. This includes $4 Red Stripe all day, all month long, plus weekday happy hour from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with $3.50 Red Stripe and $6 Island Rum Punch. Food-wise, the Wing ’n Ting special features two grilled jerk wings with a scoop if island mac & cheese and Ting, a Jamaican grapefruit soda.

Omakase at Arami

Omakase at Arami

Omakase at Arami

One of the best sushi restaurants in Chicago just got even better, with the addition of two new omakase experiences at Arami. The menus, which are tastings that change on a daily basis based on what’s freshest and what the chefs deem best, provide a unique, dynamic approach to the “chef’s choice” template. The first option is a nine-course meal for walk-in diners comprised of dishes from sushi chef Nelson Vinansaca and chef Joseph Fontelera from the hot kitchen

A margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass. The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice , or without ice (straight up). Although it has become acceptable to serve a margarita in a wide variety of glass types, ranging from cocktail and wine glasses to pint glasses and even large schooners, the drink is traditionally served in the eponymous margarita glass, a stepped-diameter variant of a cocktail glass or champagne coupe.

 1937 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book contains a recipe for a Picador using the same concentrations of tequila, triple sec and lime juice as a Margarita.[1] One of the earliest stories is of the Margarita being invented in 1938 by Carlos “Danny” Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria, halfway between Tijuana and RosaritoMexico, created for customer and former Ziegfeld dancer Marjorie King, who was allergic to many spirits, but not to tequila.[2][3] This story was related by Herrera and also by bartender Albert Hernandez, acknowledged for popularizing a Margarita in San Diego after 1947, at the La Plaza restaurant in La Jolla.[4] Hernandez claimed the owner of La Plaza, Morris Locke, knew Herrera and visited Mexico often.
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