Black Wednesday Re-Union at Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar with Platinum Events

 

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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar and Platinum Events cordially invites you to the 2nd Annual Black Wednesday Re-Union on November 21, 2012 starting at 9:30pm-1:30am!

Complimentary passed Black Rice Sushi All Evening + Music by DJ Flaco!  Specialty Cocktails, 3 Floyds Zombie Dust Beer and Wine Available at Cash Bar! RSVP Events@EatAtUnion.com 

 

 

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Pumpkin Mochi is Back on the Menu!

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Pumpkin Mochi is Back on the Menu Tonight
…and Even Better than Before! 
There are only a handful of good things that come with the cooling of the weather. Accessorizing with jackets, roaring fires, and Pumpkin Mochi Cake at Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar.

Last year’s hit went into hibernation for the warmer months, and now has come back even more delicious. Chef Chao has outdone himself…and the results are crave-able. Think hollowed out Pumpkin Cake, filled with rich, cream cheese ice cream, smothered in caramel sauce and garnished with pumpkin seed brittle. The result is sweet, rich, savory, crunchy, cinnamon-y…and just plain good. Make a Reservation

#NameThatCocktail Contest @EatatUnion

CONGRATULATIONS to our #NameThatCocktail Finalists!  The finalists are invited for an exclusive Fall Cocktail Tasting on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5pm! The winner of our #NameThatCocktail contest will be announced at our tasting on Friday, and they will receive a $50 Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar Gift Certificate, and they will enjoy their Cocktail complimentary all Fall.

Finalists:

Voodoo Harvest:  Josh Kowalczyk

Aki Crisp: Renae Godish

Golden Lantern: Peter Kuehnel

Harvest Moon: Catherine Brickell

**We had two entries with same Cocktail Name**

The Headless Horseman: Calogero (Dj Swank) Oliveri

The Headless Horseman: Jan Zasowski

 

If you’ve been keeping up with us online, then you probably have a pretty good idea that we’ve been hard at work and having a ton of fun working on our Fall cocktail program. Now, we want you to join in on all the fun. That’s right, for the entire Fall season, we’re offering an exclusive opportunity to win a spot on Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar’s Fall cocktail menu. But, we didn’t think that was enough, so we threw in a $50 Gift Card and your ability to enjoy your drink FOR FREE during the entire FALL SEASON at Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar.

We’ve posted a picture and recipe of one of our new Fall cocktails that still remains nameless.  Help us #NameThatCocktail and you can win a seat at an exclusive preview of our new Fall cocktail program at Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar.  We will be selecting the 5 best names and then announcing the winner at the preview.

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El Dorado 5yr Rum
Spiced pumpkin syrup
Lime
Kronan Swedish Punsch
Egg White
Cherry Bark Bitters

 

 

 

 

The best part is: it’s ridiculously simple to enter. Tell us about your name, a little story behind it, and a way for us to contact you, and you’re entered. ALL ENTRIES DUE BY September 21. ONLY ONE NAME SUBMISSION PER PERSON. 

We’ll also be showcasing different photos and cocktail recipes for our Union Crowd on Twitter using the hashtag #NameThatCocktail.

Cocktail Name*:
Story or inspiration behind your name*:
Your Name*:
Phone Number*:
Email Address*:
Twitter Handle:

*required

Contest Rules
In order to qualify for the Grand Prize in our #NameThatCocktailcontest, the top 5 applicants must be available to attend the sneak peak tasting at Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar.  Submissions will be judged on originality and name creativity. We will be taking submissions from September 17, 2012 until September 21, 2012. Please note: We will only be accepeting One Name per applicant.

 

By entering into the “#NameThatCocktail” Contest (the “Contest”), any and all ideas a participant provides in any way as part of the Contest, including but not limited to inventions, discoveries, developments, names, artwork, recipes, techniques, sources of information, ideas or innovations are hereby and irrevocably the property of Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar and may be used in its operations for an infinite duration in any way Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar deems appropriate.

A Sake Tasting for Insiders…Meet Japan’s Mr. Sho Nagai, President of Mizbasho Sake Brewery

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And you thought you knew sake…

Meet Mr. Sho Nagai, President of Japan’s Mizbasho Sake Brewery, for an Exclusive Tasting Event on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 7 p.m. 

It doesn’t get much cooler than this in sake circles…the “insider” street cred involved with drinking sake with Mr. Nagai is comparable to shooting some hoops with Michael Jordan, or trying on shoes as Mr. Choo himself helps you…

In other words…it’s going to be fun. So don’t miss it!

We’re going to be gathering at UpBar on Monday night at 7 p.m.   Join us as we taste a variety of sakes from the Mizbasho Sake Brewery, including a 3-year aged sake and a series of sparkling sake.  

chaoChef Chao will be passing a variety of hors d’oeuvres, each perfectly paired to compliment the starring sakes. 

This special evening will be $40 per person, (not inclusive of tax and tip,) and your space can be reserved by calling  312-662-4888 or email us  info@eatatunion.com.

We’ll see you on Monday, Sake Cheers! 

 

 

 

Check, Please! Visits Us on Wednesday 8.15.12

 

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We are super psyched to have learned that one of our dedicated guests have recommended Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar for a turn on Chicago’s favorite food show: Check, Please!  

Every guest endorsement makes us proud…this one, especially so!

Want to apart of the filming magic?  Make your reservation for Wednesday between 6pm – 8:30pm and you’ll be “on location” at one of our biggest shoots of the year!

 

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Win Four Free Tickets to New Year’s in Tokyo at Union

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Everyone’s starting to talk New Year’s Resolutions. What kind of better person are you planning on being in the new year? What are you going to quit… or start? We’re tired just thinking about it.

Sure, we’re all for self improvement… In fact, starting in January, we’re launching a low-carb/low-cal Black Rice program (read more about the benefits of black rice here) and introducing a number of skinny cocktails that have fewer than 100 calories each. It’s going to be a New Year/New You at Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar! But, that’s an entire three weeks away, and that means that we have nearly 21 days to go out with a bang.

So, we ask you: What are you doing to live it up before
the clock strikes 2012? Are you indulging in a
nightly cheese ball buffet? Are you
conditioning your hair with champagne
to achieve an authentic head full of
holiday highlights? Perhaps you’re test
driving Lamborghinis all month long?We want you to tell us about it—impress
us with your flair for hedonism and we’ll
reward you with 4 tickets to our New Year’s
Eve in Tokyo
bash on December 31, 2011!

Cocktail Profile:Yamato Sling

 

cocktailprofileyamatosling1The perfect place to try the subject of our latest cocktail profile? UpBar, of course! Our newly launched lounge, set in the upstairs mezzanine, is home to hand-crafted cocktails, 26 sakes, and (of course) some Asian-inspired
finger food and bar snacks.

But, as usual, we’re getting carried away from the topic at
hand: our next cocktail profile. No matter where you’re sipping the Yamato Sling, it’s tasty as hell. It’s sultry
& spicy enough for UpBar, yet delectable as a pre-dinner cocktail downstairs. As a matter of fact, it’s one of Revae’s favoritecocktails on the menu…

Cocktail Profile: Surprise and Delight

cocktailprofilesurpriseanddelightFor the next installment of our cocktail profiles (call it UpBar’s liquored-up version of Facebook), we’re very excited to present to you all Surprise & Delight.In short, think prevalent (but not overpowering) cucumber flavors plus the sweetness of a lemongrass and strawberry muddle. Combine that with a waft of mint and a hint of bubble, and sip away.

While it’s definitely a ‘summery’ drink, we’re pretty sure it would taste just as delicious without the 80º+ weather—but that’s just us.