Open That Bottle Tonight

Stop saving that bottle for a special occassion! Every year since 2000, on a very special Saturday night in February, friends, couples and groups get together to enjoy particular bottles of wine and champagne. The bottle selected to enjoy is traditionally one that you have been saving for a special event that - so far - has never quite happened. "Open That Bottle Night" was created by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher of the Wall Street Journal as a great way to feel entitled to uncork that cherished bottle and enjoy the contents. It doesn't matter if the wine is expensive or reasonable, red, white or bubbly -what matters are the memories. Everyone has a special bottle of wine or champagne hidden away, and the date of the next "Open That Bottle Night" is Saturday, February 28: open those bottles and enjoy the contents as they were meant to be enjoyed. A dozen Chicago restaurants and lounges invite you to bring in a bottle with no corkage fee. Don't have a special bottle? Most participants will offer discounts on wines by the bottle so you may purchase your own special bottle, see below Celebrate twenty years of Italian cuisine with half-price bottles of wine.

Neighborhood night. Guests with 60657 zip codes (and their friends from all neighborhoods) will receive 20% discount on the entire tab in honor of two decades of dining.

Angelina Ristorante, located on North Broadway at Addison in Chicago, and seasoned Executive Chef, Fred Ramos highlight traditional Italian dishes trattoria style. Angelina Ristorante welcomes dining guests for approachable, flavorful Italian meals, showcasing a variety of regions in Italy. Angelina, a family-owned neighborhood locale now in their 20th year, was named after co-creator Nunzio Fresta's grandmother, born from a dining concept modeled after the quintessential Italian grandmother. The experience evokes a feeling like you're in your grandmother's dining room.

Rich colors and textures, paired with a hand crafted interior, make Angelina a timeless restaurant in both design and fare. After two decades, Angelina is still relevant in a city known for great restaurants, Angelina Ristorante's owners, Callin Fortis (Crobar, Watusi, Vinyl, Oo-La-La, Neo, Bigtime Design) and Lee Forres offer a "hip with heart" dining experience. Participants Include: Angelina Ristorante: No corkage fee PARK 52: No corkage fee (this event kicks off no corkage fees on Sundays, starting March 1) Red Kiva Lounge: No corkage and 50% off the entire wine and champagne bottle list ZOCALO: No corkage fee and 30% off entire bottle wine list Nacional 27: No corkage fee and 30% of reserve wine list D.O.C. Wine Bar, Chicago: No corkage fee and 50% off select wine bottles D.O.C. Wine Bar, Lombard: No corkage fee and 50% off select wine bottles Dunlays on the Square: No corkage fee and 50% off select wine bottles Dunlays on Clark: No corkage fee and 50% off select wine bottles Smoke Daddy: No corkage fee and 50% off select wine bottles Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar: No corkage fee and 50% off select wine bottles Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club: No corkage fee on your first bottle and 20% off the entire bottle wine list Angelina Ristorante offers a varied reasonably priced wine list (listed below) and welcomes private wines with a low corkage fee of $10. Numerous signed and dated wine bottles line the dining rooms, marking the memorable dining experiences of celebrity guests and neighborhood regulars.

Hours of Operation:

Sunday: Brunch 10am-2:30pm; Dinner 5pm-10pm Monday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm Friday & Saturday: 5pm-11pm Location Information Angelina Ristorante, 3561 North Broadway, 773-935-5933 Park 52, 5201 S. Harper Avenue, Hyde Park, 773.241.5200, Red Kiva, 1108 W Randolph Street, Chicago, 312.226.5577, ZOCALO, 358 W. Ontario Street, Chicago, 312-302-9977, Nacional 27, 325 West Huron, Chicago, 312.664.2727, D.O.C. Wine Bar, 2602 North Clark Street, Chicago 773.883.5101, D.O.C. Wine Bar, The Shops on Butterfield 326 Yorktown Center, Lombard, 630.627.6666 Dunlays on the Square, 3137 West Logan Blvd Chicago, 773.227.2400, Dunlays on Clark, 2600 North Clark Street, Chicago 773.883.6000, Smoke Daddy, 1804 West Division, Chicago, 773-772-6656, Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, 3358 North Paulina Street, Chicago, 773-248-5222, Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 North Halsted, Chicago, 773.525.1111,