City of Chicago Signs 70 Year Lease, Turning 873 Bus Shelters into Stuckey’s Locations.

The City of Chicago will receive a lump sum payment of 19 Million dollars in return for allowing Stuckey’s corporation to operate 873 of the city’s busiest bus shelters for the next 70 years.  “Now, in addition to being able to sit briefly for a modest fee, weary travelers will be able to purchase a wide variety of snacks, including the ever-popular Stuckey’s Pecan Log”, according to Lance Stuckey, great grandson of Ethyl Stuckey, founder and creator of the heavenly Pecan Log.   “We think this partnership will give our aging roadstop empire a shot-in-the-arm;  You’ll be able to use your Ventra card to load up on saltwater taffy!”  Complete financial details of the agreement weren’t available, but it is rumored that the city has already spent the $19 Million.  

Downtown Chicago Happy Hours

Living in downtown Chicago can be expensive.  But if you’re willing to dine a little early, you’ll find some of the best Chicago food and wine at great prices!  These are all a short walk from our place.  If there are any you think should be added to the list, let me know!

Staytion Bar – Renaissance Hotel
1 West Wacker Drive
Mon-Thurs 5-7
Friday 4-7
$6 Wine

Ruth’s Chris
Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30
The $8 fillet sandwich is great!  Limited wine selection.

McCormick & Schmick’s Wacker Drive
Mon-Fri 4-6:30
This chain claims the best happy hour in the country.  Here’s the menu.

McCormick & Schmick’s Chestnut
Mon-Fri 4-7PM
Sat & Sun 12-5
Sun-Thurs 9-10
This chain claims the best happy hour in the country.  Here’s the menu.

pzdqh4f4(Filet sandwiches at Morton’s)

65 East Wacker Place
Mon-Fri 4-7
$7.50 wine, $7-8 bar bites

110 W Illinois
Mon-Fri 5-7
$7 Wine and Sakes, Dim Sum Bites

Slurping Turtle
116 W Hubbard
Weekdays 3-6
Half-off Saki Flights, Bottle of Wine, Snacks

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
210 E Ohio
Mon-Fri 9:30-10:30 Late night specials

Blackfinn Ameripub
65 W Kinzie St
Mon-Fri 4-7  Drink and food specials
Wednesday all day Wine (glasses and bottles) half price

Cantina Laredo
Mon-Fri, 3:30-6:30pm Upstairs
Half-off casaritas, house wine, draft and bottled beer

Calimari at Fleming

Every Day 5-7, Then 8-9
$6-8 wine and cocktails, $8 appetizers, $7prime burger
Summer wine bottles half price Wine List

Hubbard Inn
110 W Hubbard
Tue-Fri 4-7
$2 shrimp cocktail, lobster cocktail
$8 specialty cocktails

River Roast
315 N LaSalle
Mon-Thurs 4:30-6:30 in the bar area
$5 Golden Gobbits, Rabbit Toast,  Onion Straws, Chicken Liver Mousse Profiteroles
$5 Draft Beers, $7 Cocktails

tucejnnjSullivan’s burger
415 N Dearborn
Thursdays 5-11
$7 Wine and food specials including:
Steak Flatbread, Sriracha Glazed Shrimp, Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Roasted Garlic Meatballs, Loaded Potato Tots, Blue Cheese Chips, Bar Burger.  Only Thursdays!

t3juvn1hSullivan’s blue cheese chips

108 W Kinzie
Tuesday 5-7 Tacos 2/$6.50
Wed and Thurs 6-10 50% off botanas

The Hampton Social
353 W Hubbard
Tues-Fri 3-6
Half-price wood fired pizzas, Half-price specialty cocktails

Eddie V’s
Every Day 4-7
$10 premium wines, $10 appetizers

Rock Bottom
Mon-Thurs 3-6
$4 Appetizers

Bull and Bear
431 N Wells
Mon-Fri 3-7
Appetizer Specials

Harry Carey’s
Mon-Fri 4-6
$5 Half order calamari or meatball

Weber Grill
Mon-Fri 3-6
Sliders, Wings, Pizzas

Grami Bar and Kitchen
160 E Grand
Tuesday $2 Tacos
Wednesday $7 Flatbread sandwiches
Thursday $7 Appetizers

Emerald Loop Weeknight Specials
Tuesday $11 Meatloaf, $8 burger
Wed $12 Rosemary Chicken, $12 Beef stew
Thurs $12 Chicken Tikka Masala, $13 corned beef
Fri $14 Blackened Salmon, $14 lobster mac and cheese

Mon-Thurs 4:30-6:30 LaPiazza $5 Specials, $7 wine
Mon-Thurs 4:30-6:30 LaBirreria $5 beer flights, $5 bites

Highline Lounge
169 W Kinzie
Wed 7-10 $20 bottle of wine and flatbread

Roka Akor
Mon-Fri 5-6 in the lounge
$5 and $6 appetizers , $5 wines and sake

Union Sushi + Barbeque
230 W Erie
Every Day 5-6:30
$1 Oysters, $2.50 beef filet skewers, $4 shrimp rolls, $5 Moscow mules

159 W Erie
Mon-Fri 3-6 and 9-10
$4-$7 food specials

Mercadito Kitchen
10 E Delaware in Talbot Hotel
Every Day 5-7 $4 wine, Half-price Guac
Tuesday 5-7 Tacos 2/$6.50
Wed Half price wine bottles

Oak and Char
217 W Huron
Every Day 4:30-6:30
Sunday during football season:  Noon-5
$2 and $4 beer, $6 Wings $8 burgers

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