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Holiday Fun at Kit Kat Lounge

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Viewing Party at Kit Kat Lounge

Entertainment, Dinner and Drinks During the Live Broadcast
 
Tuesday, December 8       9 p.m.
 
Bust out your bustiers, fluff up your feathered wings and catwalk over to Kit Kat Lounge for the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Tuesday, December 8. Catch all of the racy, runway action on Kit Kat’s seven jumbo projection screens starting at 9 p.m. During the commercial breaks, Kit Kat’s glittered and glamorous Divas will perform live as pop stars and Hollywood icons, while guests sip half-priced martinis, including the VS Angel made with Pinnacle Citrus Vodka, Domain de Canton Ginger and agave nectar ($7).

Guests may enjoy Chef JoAnn Witherell’s full dinner menu, featuring “Opening Act” small plates, “Show Stoppers” (entrees) and “Grand Finale” desserts. To make table reservations, call 773-525-1111.

DECEMBER  BRUNCH

Jingle Bell Brunch Series at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate with a Midday Meal and Martinis

 

Sunday, December 13, 20 and 27           11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kit Kat’s over-the-top,“Divalicious” brunch will have a holiday twist for three consecutive Sundays in December. On December 13, 20 and 27, Diva Madam X will welcome guests for a midday meal complete with seasonal martinis, festive tunes and holiday films from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests may enjoy Chef JoAnn Witherell’s brunch menu, featuring chicken and waffles, rice krispie french toast, crab cake benedict, chilaquiles and more, while imbibing with mimosas, bloody marys, bellinis, sangria and specialty martinis ($14.95 drink package available).

The holiday series will kick off with a “Sexy Santa” brunch on Sunday, December 13. Guests will receive a keepsake photo with a scantily clad Claus, while sipping Santa’s Sleigh martinis made with Viniq, New Amsterdam Peach, passion fruit juice, grapefruit juice and champagne.

On Sunday, December 20, an “Ugly Sweater” contest will take place with a $100 cash prize being awarded to the person with the most hideous holiday attire. In addition to the list of bottomless brunch beverages, Kit Kat will offer Madras martinis made with Effen vodka, cranberry and orange juice.

The holiday season at Kit Kat will commence with the “I Survived Xmas” brunch on Sunday, December 27. Christmas comedies will play on Kit Kat’s seven jumbo screens, while guests indulge with Sticky Bun martinis made with Pinnacle Cinnabon vodka, RumChata, coconut creme and maple syrup.
Throughout the month of December, Kit Kat’s talented team of mixologists will shake up special holiday martinis, including: Frosty’s Going Down; Eggnog; Fire Apple Cider; Pumpkin Pie; Banana Nut Bread; and Candy Cane. The complete martini menu is outlined below. For brunch reservations, please call Kit Kat at 773-525-1111.

OUT IN THE PARK Official Parties

3 Days of fun with more Chicago events happening!

FRIDAY  September 13th

    3169 N Halsted St  Chicago

*OUT IN THE PARK  party at Lucky Horseshoe.  
Join us for some cool giveaways. Show your Six Flags ticket  and get a little something special! 9pm – ?

    3320 N Halsted St  Chicago

     SCARLET will  also host a pre-Out in the Park party  10pm-?



SATURDAY   September 14th 
750 W Cornelia Ave  Chicago

*Pre-Out in the Park Brunch at TAVERNA 750!
* OUT IN THE PARK  8pm – 1am

followed by GLOW the OFFICIAL after Party at CHARLIES till 5am! Free admission with your Six Flags ticket!

(CHARLIES WILL OFFER 2 BUSES GOING TO SIX FLAGS  @  6:30pm – coming back at 1:30am.  $25 round trip gets you round trip ride, drinks on the bus PLUS a special SURPRISE!!!  Tickets go on sale SEPT 1st for the bus seats!)



SUNDAY  September 15th!
750 W Cornelia Ave  Chicago
 OUT IN THE PARK does Brunch at Taverna 750
                     MAKE A RESERVATION – THIS WILL SELL OUT! (773) 904-7466

  3320 N Halsted St  Chicago

followed by Liquid Brunch at Scarlet- The official Closing Party! Photos from OUT IN THE PARK will be shown on the screens.

Cinco de Mayo at the BEST MEXICAN Restaurant

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Best Gay Brunch at La Grand Vie Sunday, February 24th

 Join us for a special GAY BRUNCH AT La Grand Vie, Sunday. Feb 24th. 1-3pm. 


This
new chic hotspot at 215 E. Chestnut is offering up delicious brunch
choices $10-$12.
 Add on bottomless bloodymarys or bottomless mimosas for
$15 more
and we’ll hold ya a spot!

Big Gay Brunch Club Chicago Does EL MARIACHI for a Holiday Brunch Special

ANOTHER AMAZING 

     SPECIAL BRUNCH from our friends
 @ El Mariachi Tequila Bar
3906 N. Broadway! 
Big Gay Brunch Club Buffet
12-16-12
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fresh Assorted Fruit
Mariachi Salad with Guajillo-Agave Vinaigrette

Green Apple Pancakes with Home Made Piloncillo Syrup

Chilaquiles con Huevo a la Mexicana y Queso
Scrambled eggs
Taquitos de Papa con Chorizo
Pollo a la Mexicana
Garlic-Epazote Rustic Potatoes
Primavera Rice
Salsa de 4 Chiles & Guaca Salsa
Kahlua 3 Leches Cake

Unlimited mimosas,
Mexican Coffee and soft drinks
Homemade Chocolate Abuelita (Hot Chocolate)

El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill 3906 N Broadway

$30 Per Person includes tax, gratuity and cash only.

RSVP on FACEBOOK so we can get an approximate head count!


Big Gay Brunch Club at Adriactic Cafe Restaurant Feb 19

Sunday  Feb 19th  1pm-3pm, BIG GAY BRUNCH CLUB CHICAGO takes over Adriatic Restaurant in Andersonville!

Though the family that owns this Edgewater spot is Serbian, much of the
menu isn’t. Many of the meals do feature ingredients used in traditional
Serbian cuisine, but the owners have worked to Americanize the entrees.
The result: comfort food with a Mediterranean twist. Specialties
include the Adriatic plate, a carnivore’s dream of mixed meats such as
pork chops, chicken and liver; a daily fish special; and housemade
cevapcici.

Bottomless Sangria and mimosa’s. And an amazing buffet for $25 inclusive of tax and gratuity.

For appetizers:
Hummus
Kaymak ( homemade type of cream cheese)
Creamy rolls (made with ham, smoked meat, cheese, sour cream)
Meze ( smoked meats chicken, beef and pork, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, olives)
Spicy feta spread , Capraise sandwich, Cornbread

Salads:
Green salad, Tomato, Cucumber, Pickled vegetables, Potato salad

Soup of the day

Main course:
Sarma (stuffed cabbage), Pork schnitzel , Breaded fish, Veal with veggie, Chicken in mushroom sauce
Beans , Grilled mixed meat , Rice, Mashed potato, Grilled vegetables, Baked potato

RSVP  on Facebook.  $25  cash at the door.

5553 N. Clark St.

Taverna 750 Big Gay Brunch Club Party Jan 15th

BGBC takes over
Taverna750  JAN  15th!

750 W. Cornelia, Chicago, IL



Taverna750 is Boystown’s newest chic hipster hotspot — that IS NOT overpriced, as one might expect for a cool spot with awesome food and drinks. Taverna 750 is the best of old school Italian with a contemporary flair.

Jan. 15th – Join BGBC  from 11-1
$25 (CASH ONLY) 
 inclusive of tax and gratuity or pizza or entree –
plus soda, tea and coffee in addition to the unlimited mimosas and adult chocolate milk.

LOTS  of food choices to pick from!

RSVP  on FACEBOOK

1:00 the party will move over to Scarlett, 3320 North Halsted Street
with some  champagne, music, dancing and more!



PLUS,  we’ll be giving everyone  free passes to see
the new Glenn Close Film, ALBERT  NOBBS!

PLUS, we’ll be giving everyone  $10 gift cards
for UBER BLACK CAR SERVICE!


BestGayChicago.com  is a proud sponsor  of  BGBC!

Big Gay Brunch Club Chicago at Taverna750 Jan 15

BGBC dives into the New Year
@ Taverna750  JAN  15th!

750 W. Cornelia, Chicago, IL



Taverna750 is Boystown’s newest chic hipster hotspot — that IS NOT overpriced, as one might expect for a cool spot with awesome food and drinks.

Taverna 750 is the best of old school Italian with a contemporary flair.
Proprietor Paul D. Cannella is bringing back his Grandfather Paul J.
Loverde’s and Uncle Chuckie Abruzzini’s classic Italian recipes from his
restaurant on Grand Avenue in the 50’s.

Jan. 15th – Join BGBC  from 11-1
$25 (CASH ONLY) 
 inclusive of tax and gratuity or pizza or entree –
plus soda, tea and coffee in addition to the unlimited mimosas and adult chocolate milk.

LOTS  of food choices to pick from!

BANANA CRESPELLE (crepe)
Caramelized banana, chocolate, sweet ricotta and maple balsamic anglaise

BERRY CRESPELLE (crepe)
Balsamic soaked mixed berries, sweet ricotta and grapefruit anglaise

PINWHEEL
Egg rolled with, Italian sausage, spinach, balsamic red peppers, asiago cheese and basil cream sauce

STUFFED TOMATOES
Warm lump seafood salad, wilted spinach and poached egg

SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE FRITATA
Asiago cheese, seared basil and parmesan polenta cake and red pepper coulis, candied bacon

Pizzas, Pannins and More to choose from!

1:00 the party will move over to Scarlett, 3320 North Halsted Street
with some  champagne, music, dancing and more!

RSVP  on FACEBOOK

Taverna 750, the latest ZAGAT rated hotspot in Chicago’s East Lakeview / Boystown!

BestGayChicago.com  is a proud sponsor  of  BGBC!

Big Gay Brunch Club Chicago does Anna Maria Dec. 11

BIG GAY BRUNCH CLUB (BGBC) 
is off to Italy in Chicago for December!  

    Sunday, December 11, 2011    
         12:00pm until 2:00pm
4400 N. Clark Street @ Montrose

$35 cash at the door includes –

3 courses – plus unlimited mimosas, bloody marys, soft drinks, coffee, tea.

Course 1 – choice of small Caesar salad – or Orange Salad, with cranberries & walnuts

Course 2 – choice of

Italian Frittata w/ mushroom and asparagus
Cheese Tortellini Carbonara – w/ prosciutto, peas, eggs, cream sauce
Egg Plant Parmigiana w/ marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella
Traditional sausage & peppers & potatoes

Course 3 – a sampling of their famous Tiramisu!

(They are famous for their Tiramisu!)

Just a few blocks from Boystown and Andersonville, is Anna Marie Pasteria
a little hidden gem with great Italian food and consistently voted best
tiramisu in the city of Chicago! Service is always great and  the food
is always great in this quaint little spot ran by 2 sisters. 
No fancy avante garde food here – just traditional old world recipes.

RSVP  on Facebook!

Big Gay Brunch Club Chicago does Cocktail Nov. 13

Sunday, November 13 · 1:00pm 3:00pm

BIG GAY BRUNCH CLUB Chicago
takes over Cocktail and the Gardens

Our
favorite after brunch place is hosting us for November’s Brunch!

If
you didn’t know, Cocktail is one of the most
inviting playful bars & restaurants in Lakeview, appealing to a
broad-based clientele that is short on attitude and long on fun.

And
we all know that BGBC is LONG ON FUN!

So, it’s a perfect match. Of
course, you are invited to hang out afterwards for $1 Well-Drinks, $2
Mimosas, $2 PBR 16oz cans or $12 Cocktail Infused Vodka Carafes. The
following buffet style menu will be served with the usual bottomless
mimosas and bloody Mary’s, for just $30, including tax & tip.

Scrambled Eggs
Sausage
Bacon
Waffle Station (w/ assorted toppings)
Home style Potatoes
Eggs Benedict
Mixed Fruit

Make sure that you bring cash and your dancing shoes for another guaranteed fun time with BGBC.

RSVP  on Facebook

Cocktail

3359 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL

Big Gay Brunch Club Chicago Goes to ROY’S Sept. 18th




BIG GAY BRUNCH CLUB Chicago goes Hawaiian this month  @  Roy’s, Sunday September 18th.

Nowhere else will you find a culinary experience quite like the flavors, textures and colors found in Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. Combining the freshest local ingredients with European sauces and bold Asian spices, each creation leaves you with the feeling that you’ve just found paradise.

Roy’s restaurants feature the finest seafood, with a focus on delicacies from the oceans surrounding Hawaii. Tonight you may find Ono, Opakapaka and Onaga in addition to an array of hand-cut meats, sushi and fresh shellfish—not to mention an award-winning wine list that was designed to perfectly enhance every meal.

BRUNCH is a special treat at Roy’s!  The Brunch season is technically over at Roy’s but they are hosting this special  BGBC Brunch just for us!  Normally, BGBC says, THE MORE THE MERRIER! But for this special brunch, it is being capped at 60 people.

$36 includes food, beverages,  tax and gratuity.


 1st Course  is a Variety of Mini Muffins  With a Passion Fruit Whipped Butter



Main Course, you can choose from ….
Hawaiian Sweetbread French Toast w/  Candied Pecans, Blackberry Coulis
Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes w/ Maple Syrup
Maui Wowie Salad  w/ Avocado, Lemongrass Poached Shrimp, Caper Lime Vinaigrette
Hawaiian Omelet  w/ Portuguese Sausage, Scallions, Tomatoes, Peppers, American cheese
Egg White Omelet w/  Scallions, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sprouts, Peppers, Bok Choy


Unlimited P.O.G. mimosas, O.J. mimosas or Bloody Marys
Offerings also include coffee, ice tea and soda


Sunday, September 18 · 11:00am1:00pm

ROY’S RESTAURANT   @   720 NORTH STATE STREET

RSVP on Facebook
–  will be confirming reservations the week of the event.


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Big Gay Brunch Club at El Mariachi July 17



Established in 1996,
a father and his 2 sons opened a small 10-table restaurant in the Boystown/East Lakeview community.

El Mariachi has gradually grown over the years by following a strict policy of only serving top quality, authentic dishes and margaritas. The restaurant steadily grew in popularity with the support of loyal patrons who loved the families recipes of authentic food.

JOIN  BIG GAY BRUNCH CLUB on Sunday July 17th for a special brunch with El Mariachi. The owners are creating a special menu just for BGBC!  Already, over 100 people have RSVP’d – this could turn out to the BIGGEST BGBC yet!


El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill ,  3906 N Broadway 
Sunday, July 17 · 12:00pm2:00pm     $30 cash, at the door, includes everything,  with tax and gratuity. You get  a wonderful burnch buffet plus  unlimited  mimosas, bloody marys, coffee, juice and soda!  And  there will be raffle!


Food will  include:
 Fresh Fruit Salad
Mariachi Salad with Morita Vinaigrette
Pancakes with Home Made Piloncillo Syrup
Chilaquiles con Huevo a la Mexicana y Queso
Quesadillas
Fajitas De Pollo
Garlic-Epazote Rustic Potatoes
Arroz Mexicano
Salsa de Tomatillo -Serrano & Salsa de Molcajete
Flan de Chocolate Abuelita
   

Big Gay Brunch Club Chicago at T’s June 12 Andersonville


The Big Gay Brunch Club
(BGBC) takes over T’s
 in Andersonville this
Sunday June 12th, 11am-1pm. 

followed by
Andersonville Midsommarfest!


5025 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-784-6000

$25 Includes bottomless Mimosas,
Bloody Mary’s, Coffee, Tea and Soda.

And one menu item from the list below

Mac & Cheese, Cobb Salad, Fish n Chips or Veggie Burger


RSVP on FACEBOOK


Next month –  Sunday July 17th @ El Mariachi tequila bar & grill….3906 N. Broadway! 




Big Gay Brunch Club Chicago Takes Over Dana Hotel Rooftop May 15th

Chicago’s BIG GAY BRUNCH CLUB
takes over the Dana Hotel Rooftop
this weekend! 
Sunday  May 15th 12pm-2pm.
  

This could be their BIGGEST BRUNCH to date!  Over the last 2 years, Troy Karnoff has grown  BGBC into quite a monthly event!  The club was even profiled in PASSPORT Magazine this month!

Troy and a  small group of friends were looking to get together over brunch at somewhere new and different. So this monthly roving brunch club was launched, and this weekend, over 120 people have RSVPd! –  You don’t have to RSVP  –  just show up at noon.  The cost is $30 –  cash –  but it helps if you  RSVP for head counts, obviously.  But I know there are still one or two of you out there, who refuse to join Facebook!

 Vertigo Sky Lounge at the Dana Hotel & Spa.
2 W. ERIE STREET

Come see some spectacular views of the city at one of the most elite spot downtown. The usual $30 inclusive price tag covering the tax, gratuity and of course, unlimited mimosas and bloody mary’s.

“We will be served sliced riped market fruits, cinnamon rolls, croissants, pancakes with hot maple syrup, freshly prepared scrambled eggs, nueske’s smoked apple bacon, crispy potatoes and country breakfast sausage. Come check out the view and network with some new friends for the May BGBC!”









Rooftop lounge is perched above the 26 floors of the ultra chic Dana Hotel & Spa… fire pits, champagne, food, and fun people!  With  an unbeatable view of Chicago’s skyline. Rest amongst the highest of Chicago’s skyscrapers while relaxing with the rest of Chicago’s most fabulous!

Big Gay Brunch Club



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Gay Chicago Fun with Big Gay Brunch Club and Venga Bus Chicago




Last month we told you about a couple of Alternative and off-the-beaten-path things to do, this month we have 2 new ones for those looking for something new and different!

BIG GAY BRUNCH CLUB was formed 1 year ago by a small group of friends looking to get together over brunch at somewhere new and different. The next month, more friends joined, and the next month their friends joined in the roving brunch gathering!

The group now has over 300 friends on their FaceBook page and about 50-70 people show up at their monthly traveling brunch.

BGBC is a GLBT networking group to meet new people in the GLBT Chicago community. Keep an eye out for events and updates like brunch, wine tasting, BBQ etc.

April 25th at 1:30pm   is the groups 1 year anniversary which will be at  Broadway Cellars, 5900 N. Broadway, the spot  where the group had their first brunch gathering! 

Expect  fun people, food  and  of  course,  mimosas and bloody marys!





VENGA BUS CHICAGO is another group that started by accident. 
Vengabus takes Chicago’s 21 and over fun seekers on adventures!

 Doug Collins who manages a local bus tour company decided to get a group of friends together, a bunch of liquor, and shuttle everyone up to LA CAGE  in Milwaukee for an evening of fun!   

Usually  $10-$20  covers the gas and the driver and bus fee.  It’s a  BYOB  party that plans to do possible getaways to places like  Six Flags, Saugatuck and maybe even somewhere over in Indy.

Doug says to join his FaceBook page  and “check out the links to our past events and watch and join our upcoming events!”


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