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Summer is here and we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to celebrate the season at your favorite Lettuce Entertain You restaurants. From things to do and things to eat, here is your one-stop shop for everything summer!

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Summer Fridays

Fro-Yo Fridays at Rotisserie Ēma

Rotisserie Ema Frozen YogurtThe start of the weekend just got sweeter! Enjoy $1 Frozen Greek Yogurt with olive oil and sea salt from Rotisserie Ēma every Friday. Grab a cup with lunch, or stop by for an early afternoon treat! Available 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM every Friday (plus tax, offer valid while supplies last, limit one per person).

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Summer Fridays at Beatrix – River North & Fulton Market

Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Sandwich at BeatrixSummer Fridays are in full swing at Beatrix in River North, Fulton Market and Oak Brook. Kick off the weekend early with an extra day of brunch. Nosh on favorites including the Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Sandwich, Chilaquiles, Buttermilk Biscuits with Chicken Sausage Gravy and more, alongside Mimosas and Bloody Marys, every Friday until 3:00 PM.

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Looking for brunch options, check out the list of brunches near you.

Friday Lunch Hours at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Lil' Ba-Ba-Reeba! lunch itemsStart the weekend early with Summer Friday Lunch hours at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba! From 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM every Friday, slip into an afternoon of sangria and your favorite Spanish tapas.

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Find lunch options near you.

Summer Fun

From Patio Parties to Spritz Socials check out these events near you

Brunch event spread at The Oakville Grill & CellarParty all summer long! Whether it’s a patio party or a wine mixer on the terrace, we have you covered. 

Check out all the summer events happening near you.

Set Sail with the Boat Catering Menu at Pizzeria Portofino

Four women enjoying Pizzeria Portofino's boat menu on a yacht.One of the best parts of Summertime Chi is getting out on Lake Michigan. Let Pizzeria Portofino cater your boat day with their Boat Catering Menu, a collection of the restaurant’s signature dishes that guests can order for carryout directly to their boats. For those who wish to pull up their boat to Pizzeria Portofino and enjoy, dock space can be reserved in advance through our partners at Downtown Docks. Don’t forget to grab some of their riviera-vibe mech including beach towels and cooler bags to make your ride even better.

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Celebrate Festival Season with Lettuce

Windy City Smokeout stageGet ready for summer festivals and main events including the NASCAR Chicago Street Race and our very own Windy City Smokeout! Enjoy great food, music, and fun in the sun.

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People Watch along the Chicago River from RPM Seafood

RPM Seafood's PatioRiverside dining at its best! This prime spot is perfect for a relaxing summer evening and some of the best people-watching in the city. Stop by for dinner any evening or during the weekend for lunch.

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Get a Front Row Seat to the Chicago Fireworks at Miru

The Terrace at MiruEvery Wednesday and Saturday night throughout the summer, diners at Miru, which opened at the new St. Regis Chicago, can enjoy front row, unobstructed views of the Chicago fireworks at Navy Pier which begin at 9:00 PM on Wednesday and 10:00 PM on Saturday. Make a reservation at Miru

Eat al Fresco at Aba Miami – Bal Harbour

Aba Miami's patioSoak up the sun with a laid-back summer lunch or a breezy brunch with friends on Aba Miami – Bal Harbour’s patio.

Make a reservation at Aba Miami – Bal Harbour

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Try Something New at one of These Lettuce Restaurants

Tre dita dining oromWe have introduced a few new restaurants and bars to the Lettuce family this year, most recently Tre Dita, Sushi-san – Lincoln Park, Happy Camper – Las Vegas, Summer House – Las Vegas and Summer House on the Lake. This summer, why don’t you try something new? Whether it’s checking off a Lettuce restaurant you’ve always wanted to try or making a reservation at one of the new additions!

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Host a Backyard BBQ with L. Woods

L Woods picnic menu for cateringFrom ribs to mac and cheese, L. Woods Chopped Salad to Key Lime Pie, L. Woods’ catering menu is perfect for your next summer BBQ. Available for carryout or delivery, your L. Woods favorites are available for 8-10 of your nearest and dearest at the click of a button.

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Host Like A Pro: Catering Tips for Your Next Event

Picnic in the Park with Beatrix

Beatrix Market offeringsGet your weekday summer picnic sorted with Beatrix Market – DePaul. Stop by before heading to Millenium Park or the Lakefront and choose from sandwiches, wraps, build-your-own salad bar and hot bar, hummus bar, deep dish pizza, Beatrix Coffee Roasters coffee drinks, house-made pastries and grab & go items—the possibilities are endless. Beatrix Market – De Paul is open until 5:00 PM every Monday – Friday.

Heat Up the Grill with Wildfire

Pork Chop Grilling Meal Kit at WildfireGrilling season is made easy with Wildfire’s grilling meal kits. Available through Fresh Midwest, kit options include Wildfire’s Barbecued Baby Back Ribs, Al Pastor Marinated Chicken Thigh, Ultimate Cheddar Stuffed Burger, Grilled Coffee Rubbed Pork Chops, Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts, and Grilled Marinated Flat Iron Steaks.  Each kit serves 2-4 people and includes a signature side dish. Order Wildfire’s Grilling Meal Kits through Fresh Midwest.

Grill like a chef with these tips and check out these burger recipes.

School’s Out for Summer

The Best Menus for Kiddos

Kids enjoying mac n' cheese at Summer HouseFrom pizza making at Summer House to delicious kids menus at some of your other favorite Lettuce restaurants like Big Bowl, Joe’s Seafood, Beatrix, Summer House and more, here’s a list of the best spots to take your kids to dine this summer.

Head to Navy Pier and Grab a Bite at Frankie’s by the Slice

Frankies by the sliceTourists and locals alike flock to Navy Pier in downtown Chicago in the summer time. If you’re taking the kids, be sure to stop by Frankie’s by the Slice for a slice of Neapolitan-style pizza and Chicago Italian beef sandwiches.

Summer Sips

Rosé All Day at Summer House

Frozen cocktail Froze Como, Vas at Summer House Santa MonicaWhen summer is in the name, you know it’s the spot to drink rosé. Summer House Santa Monica has its own rosé label: Summer House Rosé 2021, created in collaboration with long-time Vintner Matt Bonanno and renowned Winemaker Jim Malone. Known for its refreshing notes of cherries, watermelon, and light berries, the wine is the perfect pairing to any Summer House dish. Take your rosé all day to the next level and enjoy the Summer House vintage in the Frozé cocktail

Make a reservation at the Summer House location nearest you.

Here’s your guide to all the ways you can get your rosé on this summer.

Sangria Mondays at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Sangria Pitchers at Lil' Ba-Ba-Reeba!There’s no such thing as a case of the Mondays at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba! in River North. Every Monday from 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM, enjoy any sangria pitcher for $22, plus tax (gratuity not included). Order up a Classic Red or try the rotating Sangria Del Día. Make a reservation at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!

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Group Cocktails at Bub City

Tropi-Cooler at Bub CityAfter a few sips, Bub City’s party-starting options like the Tropicooler, serving 2-4 people, or the Big ‘Ol BPT, a boozy back porch tea that serves 4-5 people, your group will be ready to hop on stage for Live Band Karaoke at this River North BBQ hotspot. Sip, sing, and soak up the summer vibes! Bub City hosts Live Band Karaoke every Wednesday night starting at 9:00 PM.

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For more of the best cocktails for sharing, click here. 

Looking to make a group reservation? These Lettuce spots are great for larger parties.

Cooldown with a Frozen Cocktail at The Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash

Frappe at The Bamboo RoomNamed one of the “Best Bars in America: by Esquire Magazine and the Campari One To Watch by The World’s 50 Best Bars, trust us when we say don’t sleep on making a reservation at The Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash helmed by Beverage Director Kevin Beary.  Order up the Frappe, a drink that offers the best possible version of a tropical frozen cocktail from the texture to mouthfeel. This cocktail blends sherry with Jamaican Rum and fresh raspberries and is finished with a twist on an old-school beach resort lava flow but instead of rum, the team uses a Pedro Ximenez Sherry.

Make a reservation at The Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash. 

For your list of frozen cocktails to try this summer, click here.

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