1st Annual “Rack N’ Roll Spring Smoke Show” at Rack House, May 19

April 9, 2018

Get ready for THE suburb’s biggest outdoor BBQ event of the season, the Rack N’ Roll Spring Smoke Show. Rack House in Arlington Heights will open its massive parking lot and beer garden to house an afternoon of $5 smoky eats and drinks, live music, family activities, prizes and more!

And if the event couldn’t get any better, Rack House will donate a portion of the festival proceeds to the 100 Club of Chicago which provides support for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Rack N’ Roll Smoke Show Details:
$5 Eats & Drink
Guests can enjoy finger-lickin’ good BBQ right from Rack House’s outdoor smoker including Chef Bryant Anderson’s Hickory Smoked Brisket and Carolina Pulled Pork and BBQ Ribs, plus Corn on the Cob and Homemade Pretzels. BBQ fanatics can also feast their eyes on a whole Pig Roast, rubbed down with Rack House’s signature seasonings and slow smoked for over 24-hours.

AND in honor of National BBQ and Hamburger Months, Chef Bryant has created The Chubby Checker, three-1/4 lb. griddled patties, melted brick cheese, peanut butter, bacon, fried plantains, pickles, and arugula all piled high on a toasted pretzel bun. The special burger ($14) will be available all month long at Rack House and in a “single patty slider” version ($4) at the Rack N’ Roll Spring Smoke Show.

Event goers can also wash down their favorite BBQ eats with  $5 Sam Adams brews and, in honor of the 100 Club, 4204 Main Street Brewing’s “Off Duty Lager.”

Live Music
What better way to relish the start of the warm weather and festival season than with live music from the Moonshine Bros From 2-5 p.m., guests can dance and sing to a mix of blues, country, Motown and rock hits.

Family Activities
Kids of all ages can take part in face painting, a bounce house, balloon artist, bags and other games all afternoon.

Raffle and Prizes
Festival attendees will have the opportunity to receive raffle tickets to win an assortment of prizes including an Apple Watch! Raffle prizewinners will be announced at 4 p.m. and must be present at the event.

The Rack N’ Roll Spring Smoke Show will be on Sunday, May 19 from 12-5pm. Admission is free.

Rack House Kitchen & Tavern
222 E. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @rackhousebbq

1st Annual Garlic Fest at SLYCE Coal Fired Pizza In Honor of National Garlic Day, April 17-22

April 2, 2018

Garlic fans from all over the Chicagoland area can follow their noses to SLYCE Coal Fired Pizza as the restaurants will pay homage to the ever-favorite ingredient, Garlic, in honor of National Garlic Day.

Chef Mike McElwee has created four dishes packed with garlic-y flavor perfect for a four-course dinner or to enjoy ala carte. SLYCE diners don’t have to worry about packing mints as each table will receive complimentary signature chocolate mint sticks to dissolve their stinky garlic breath!

Garlic Fest Specials include:
Roasted Garlic and Leek Soup $4.99
Pan-fried croutons- red pepper- crème fraiche

Garlic Confit Flatbread $8.99
Roasted tomato- freshly grated Romano- herbs

Fettuccine Aglio e Olio $10.99
Red pepper flake-aged parmesan-garlic chips

Cacio e Pepe Pizza $14.99
Roasted garlic cream-mozzarella-freshly grated Romano-black pepper-basil

In addition to the Garlic Fest specials, SLYCE’s regular dining menu will be available as well as the restaurants’ weekly Wednesday special- ½ off bottles of wine!

SLYCE Coal Fired Pizza
127 North Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084

254 Green Bay Road
Highwood, Illinois 60040

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Slycecoalfired
To avoid the wait, diners are encouraged to use the No Wait free app.

Get FIT for Summer with ultiFIT’s 6-week “Push for Progress” Training Program This April

March 12, 2018

ultiFIT, Chicago’s newest “move at your own pace” HIIT style fitness facility, is encouraging workout fanatics of all levels to achieve their pre-summer resolutions with assistance from pro ninja and TV star Brian Redard. Over a six-week period, Redard, ultiFIT’s creator and competitor on NETFLIX’s hit show Ultimate Beastmaster, will train directly with clients and monitor their successes during his spring “Push for Progress” program.

The results are in after ultiFIT’s first “Push for Progress”, which began in February, and more than 50 individuals participated. Over 60 lbs of total body weight was lost and the amount of strength gained was over 8,000% higher!

1. “Push for Progress” begins with a scheduled Fitness Assessment that will track clients’ body weight, measurements, body fat analysis and maximal strength tests in all major muscle groups, mobility, and recovery heart rate.

2. Clients will have UNLIMITED access to all ultiFIT training sessions, obstacle course fusion classes and open gym:

I. Group Personal Training- designed for the everyday adult looking to build muscle, burn calories and get in overall better shape. Each workout will target every muscle through various weight training, calisthenics and functional training methods.

II. OC Fusion (Obstacle Course Fusion)- a blend of functional fitness and obstacle training. These sessions are ideal for anyone training for an OCR event or for an individual who has never experienced an obstacle course.

III. Open Gym- adults can play on any and all of the obstacles in the facility.

3. The program will wrap up with a Final Progress Test, similar to the initial assessment, to show clients that improvement is more than just the number on the scale.

Sign-up begins April 2, 3 and 4 and continues for 6 weeks. The price is $139. For new clients only.

ultiFIT Naperville
2012 Corporate Lane
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 381-4040

ultiFIT Chicago
2915 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 877-3524

@ultifit on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

St. Patrick’s Day “Bangers and Mash Pizza” & Pi Day “Pizza Happy Hour” This March at SLYCE Coal Fired Pizza

February 26, 2018

SLYCE is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (March 13-18) and Pi Day (March 14) for a week’s worth of pizza festivities:

St. Patrick’s Day Bangers and Mash Pizza
Available March 13-18; $17
Chef Brandon Stang has created the perfect holiday-inspired pizza with cream, garlic, dry mozzarella, boiled potatoes, housemade bangers, yellow onion, and Irish cheddar.

Pi Day Pizza Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 14 from 4-6 p.m., Dine in only
What better way to celebrate your favorite “pie” than with a pizza pie! On March 14, also known as Pi Day, SLYCE will be offering $3.14 {get it, March 14?) cheese pizzas with the purchase of a pizza from 4-6 p.m.

SLYCE’s regular dining menu will also be available. To avoid the wait, diners are encouraged to use the No Wait free app.

SLYCE Coal Fired Pizza
127 North Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084

254 Green Bay Road
Highwood, Illinois 60040

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Slycecoalfired