OLD TOWN GEARS UP FOR CHICAGO MARATHON WITH WEEK-LONG LIVE WELL HEALTH/WELLNESS SHOWCASE, OCTOBER 5th-11th, 2015
Chicago’s historic Old Town neighborhood welcomes in the fall with the return of its Live Well health and wellness showcase Monday, October 5th through Sunday, October 11th.
To highlight the diverse and abundant wellness establishments in Old Town, the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association (OTMRA) has coordinated special discounts, free classes, complimentary exams, unique programming and more with its participating member businesses.
This year’s participants (listed below) represent all your wellness needs — nutritional education, internal medicine, physical exercise, vision, dental, and stress reduction. And since laughter, it’s said, is the best medicine, our local comedy theaters will be offering ticket specials as well (details TBA)! We encourage everyone to use this great event as a jumping off point for a healthier, more active lifestyle.
“Old Town has a long tradition of offering the local community and visitors from near and far an array of options to live a healthy, active and dynamic lifestyle,” said OTMRA Board President Jennifer Tremblay. “With offers including free classes, consultations and exclusive discounts, the Old Town Live Well showcase has something for everyone. We are proud to highlight these special businesses and the exciting things they offer.”
The event culminates in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, which passes right through the hear of Old Town — from Sedgwick, east on North Avenue, then south on Wells Street. A full list of Live Well promotions, specials and events (as of 09/15/15) includes:
1st Family Dental (206 W Division)
$79 new patient special includes Exam, X-Rays, Cleaning ; $159 in-office Zoom Whitening ($400 value, consultation required)
Centered on North (435 W North)
$10 off your first class: purchase one group equipment class with promo code LWCLASS ; 10-pack of group equipment classes for ONLY $250 with promo code LWPACK ; Must purchase Oct. 5-9, 2015; package expires after 3 months.
Chiropractic Chicago (407 W North)
$29 Bodywork package (chiro exam/evaluation, assessment and 30-minute massage
ImmediateMD (121 W North)
Free diabetes screening 10/5 through 10/9; Free flu shots 10/10, 9am-6pm (while supplies last)
Integrative Therapeutic Massage of Old Town (413 W North)
$20 off all massage and Reiki indiv. services and packages; use code LIVEWELL for $20 off Instant Online Gift Certificates ; Free 15-min tune-up table massage 10/5, 9am-12pm (by appointment)
IVMe Hydration Clinic (1347 N Wells)
20% off Athletic Performance and Wellness & Vitality IVs ; 10% off the hCG Diet
JuiceRX (1414 N Wells)
Your choice of 1 package of homemade Kale chips, salad or chia pudding with purchase of any 1+ day cleanse; Complimentary juice samples all week!
Massage Envy (1222 N Wells)
New Client Special: schedule your first 1-hour massage for $49.99 to receive free Enhanced Therapy upgrade, options include Sugar Foot Scrub AromaTherapy or Deep Muscle ($12 value)
Spex Optical (1212 N Wells)
$50 off SpexWellness Exam
State Street Barber (1545 N Wells)
Free neck shave and clean-up ; 20% off retail products with mention of LIVE WELL
Vision Boutique (1224 N Wells)
Free polarization with purchase of sunglasses ($99.00 value)
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE! ENJOY THESE GREAT LIVE WELL PROMOTIONS FROM THE SECOND CITY AND UP COMEDY CLUB:
The Second City (1616 N Wells)
20% off tickets to The Second City’s 104th Mainstage Revue or Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? on Tuesday (10/6), Wednesday (10/7) or Sunday (10/11). Use code LIVE WELL when ordering online or over the [phone. Limit two tickets per order.
UP Comedy Club (230 W North)
25% off tickets to The Second City’s Fully Loaded, October 10th and 11th, 4:00pm. Use code WELL when redeeming at Box Office (312.662.4562). Limit two tickets per order, subject to availability.
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OLD TOWN RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS WITH OFFERS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S NOTABLE AND NEW HOTSPOTS, OCTOBER 26-31
Chicagoans will get a new taste of Old Town during the 2015 Old Town Restaurant Week Monday, October 26 to Saturday, October 31. This week-long foodie celebration, presented by the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association, will include more than a dozen restaurants offering special menu options, cooking demonstrations and week-long dining deals across Chicago’s historic Old Town neighborhood allowing residents and visitors a chance to get a true taste of Old Town’s booming restaurant scene.
Old Town Restaurant Week participants can indulge in French cuisine, traditional Italian, American classics, pub favorites and more. Restaurants will feature special programming and deals from long-time neighborhood favorites such as O’Briens Restaurant, Kamehachi and Orso’s Restaurant, as well as new hotspots like Buzz Bait, Pomp & Circumstance and The VIG.
“With all of the dining options Old Town has to offer, it’s possible to have a completely different and fun experience each and every day,” said Giulia Sindler, owner of Kamehachi and Buzz Bait. ” We welcome all of Chicago to come and find their new favorite spot in Old Town. Our neighborhood has always been known as an exciting, inspiring and welcoming place and that will be on full display during this year’s Old Town Restaurant Week.”
Old Town Restaurant Week will also feature tastings and cooking demonstrations that highlight the diversity of the local dining scene. Some of the scheduled events include a pizza making class on Thursday, October 29th at Dinotto Pizza e Vino, a Burgundy Tasting at Bistrot Margot on October 28th and a sake tasting/discussion on October 27th and 29th.
A full list of Old Town Restaurant Week participants (as of 09/15/15) includes:
Benchmark (1510 N. Wells St.)
Half-price pizza specials from 5pm to 10pm
Bistrot Margot (1437 N. Wells St.)
Paired item and glass of Burgundy all week. Burgundy tasting on Wednesday, October 28 ; 6-8pm
Corcoran’s Grill & Pub (1615 N. Wells St.)
Free appetizer with purchase of $15 or more.
Delightful Pastries (1710 N. Wells St.)
$15 lunch with dessert special
Dinotto Pizza e Vino (1551 N. Wells St.)
$15 specialty pizza and beer special. Pizza making class on Thursday, October 29th, 5-7pm
The Fireplace Inn (1448 N. Wells St.)
20% off entire food and drink menu (excludes tax/gratuity)
Kamehachi (1531 N. Wells St.)
Amuse Bouche menu specials Oct. 24-30. Sake tastings and discussion on Tuesday, October 27th, and Thursday, October 29th, 6-6:30pm
O’Briens Restaurant (1528 N. Wells St.)
$14 burger and New Belgium Seasonal Craft Beer special; Beer Tasting on Tuesday, October 27th, 5-7pm with Seasonal Craft Beers from New Belgium Brewing
Old Town Pub (1339 N. Wells St.)
$5 small one-topping pizza special
Orso’s Restaurant (1401 N. Wells St.)
Pre-fixe menu for lunch ($22) and dinner ($33)
Pomp & Circumstance (1400 N. Wells St.)
Bourbon Tasting and $1 oysters on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 5-8pm\
Salpicon (1252 N. Wells St.)
Prix-fixe dinner special
Tavern on Wells (1208 N. Wells St.)
$19 special that includes any dish on the menu (excludes tax & gratuity).
The VIG (1527 N. Wells St.)
$13 VIG Burger or Moroccan Turkey Burger and draft beer special
Woodies Flat (1535 N. Wells St.)
Special that includes three course meal featuring a specialty burger.