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A Gift Guide for the Food Lover in Your Life

A Gift Guide for the Food Lover in Your Life

Dec 5, 2018

Whether a birthday, graduation or any other of the countless holidays, we’re here to make selecting a gift a no-brainer. From everything to become a grill master and favorite steaks shipped right to their door to exclusive wine glasses for prized bottles, we’ve got just the gift that is sure to bring a smile to their face.

Bub City BBQ Sauces

bub city sauces

Bub City is Chicago’s favorite spot for BBQ, bourbon and live country music, so why not bring a little bit of that Southern goodness to a loved one? The restaurant sells its wildly popular BBQ sauces in 3 finger-lickin’ flavors: Hot Sticky Sweet, Memphis Spicy and K.C. Smoke.
Each 12-oz. bottle is $7 + shipping || Purchase Bub City BBQ sauce by calling 312-610-4200.

 

Wildfire Favorites, shipped to your door by Lou Malnati’s

wildfire deliverables

Feeling nostalgic for midwestern mainstays? Lou Malnati’s is making it easier than ever to get your hands on Wildfire favorites – order it a la carte or packaged a la carte with Lou Malnati’s iconic deep-dish pies!

Mushroom Crusted Pork Chops: All-natural thick center-cut chops with a portobello, cremini and porcini mushroom crust made, seasoned with garlic, shallots, fresh herbs and Japanese breadcrumbs || 4- 8oz. Chops for $99.99 || Purchase Wildfire’s Pork Chops

Filets: 8-oz filets with both horseradish and blue cheese crusts || $89.99 – $222.99 || Purchase Wildfire’s Filets

Seasonal Pie of the Month | May: Strawberry Rhubarb: Highlighting the freshest and most flavorful fruits of the season, this delicious pie is hand-made with the ripest strawberries and rhubarb and is filled in a flaky pie crust, topped with a crunchy sugar coating || Prices vary || Purchase Wildfire’s Seasonal Pies

 

Steak Salts from RPM

RPM Steak's finishing salt in a jar next to a glass filled with it

Composed of classic steakhouse spices – including sel gris, rosemary, thyme, garlic, onion powder, oregano, coriander and long pepper – RPM’s Steak Salt is the ideal gift for anyone who loves to cook. Season raw steaks with this salt before cooking, which will ensure optimal flavor, or use it to finish any type of meat (or fish, or chicken, or vegetables!) so they will look like a pro every time.

RPM’s Steak Salt comes wrapped in a sleek black box and tied with black & white RPM ribbon, which makes an elegant gift.
$7 + shipping || Purchase RPM Steak Salt by calling the restaurant directly at 312-284-4990.

 

Chef Joho’s Alsacian Wine Glass, by Steelite

image of a wine glass with a back background

These classic wine glasses are a collaboration between Chef Joho and John Miles, president of Steelite International. The glass, with Joho’s distinctive “JJ” logo etched on the bottom, makes an elegant and memorable holiday gift. “I’ve always wanted to create a specialized glass that would help wine lovers discover the distinctive characteristics of the wines from my native Alsace,” said Chef Joho. “The unique shape of the glass allows fruit and mineral components of Alsace wines to fully reveal themselves.”
$21.25 per glass || Purchase Joho’s Alsacian wine glass || Enter promo code JOHO for 25% off

 

Three Dots and a Dash

Calling all Tikiphiles! The latest wave of custom Three Dots and a Dash merchandise is here. Check out these new limited-edition items on the online store, then have ‘em shipped (nationwide) right to your front door.

Mugs

three mugs side by side from three dots

Three Dots and a Dash’s signature small-production, custom tiki glassware as well as their designed shirt and hats make perfect gifts! Choose from the all-new fourth-generation navy Sea Urchin ceramic mug or the pink-hued third-generation one, the Fijian Mermaid and more.
$75 each || Purchase Three Dots mugs online or head into Chicago’s premier tiki bar to purchase other styles of limited-release tiki mugs, sold in-store only.

Hats & Shirts

side by side of three dots shirt and hat

Featuring custom-designed apparel, Three Dots and a Dash’s shirts and hats are produced using high-quality fabrics with hand-drawn prints. The Aloha Shirt, created exclusively for Three Dots by Stock Mfg. is cut in the classic “camp” style and crafted from silky 100% rayon with coconut buttons. A flat-brim Tiki Hat made by San Francisco’s Sprotique features a wool blend material, snap back and one-of-a-kind floral bill.
Aloha Shirt retails for $68 || Purchase Aloha Shirt online
Tiki Hat retails for $25 || Purchase Tiki Hat online

 

Summer House Cookies from the Market

summer house cookies on a rack

Summer House is known for their signature “oversized” cookies and unique flavors. With rotating options including Malted Chocolate Chip, Apple Oatmeal, Rice Krispy Chocolate Chip, Gingersnap and more, giving a sweet treat to a loved one has never been easier. Stop by our Chicago (1954 N. Halsted) or North Bethesda (Pike & Rose at 11825 Grand Park Ave) market to pick up a few of his or her faves.

 

Lettuce Entertain You Gift Cards

woman holding a LEYE gift card

Can’t make up your mind on what to give your friends and family? Treat them to something you know they’ll love: a Lettuce Entertain You Gift Card. Whether a sushi-lover or steak fanatic, we’ve got you covered. Redeemable at 100+ Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants nationwide. Plus, they never expire! The best part is – you’ll get rewarded, too. Now through June 30th, Frequent Diners earn 2X points on gift card purchases. What are you waiting for?
Purchase LEYE gift cards.

 

Joe’s Whole Pies

Four of Joe's pies

From Key Lime to Banana Cream, Peanut Butter to Havana Dream, no meal at Joe’s is complete without a slice of our infamous pie. Enjoying Joe’s pie doesn’t have to be reserved for dining at the restaurant though, as all of our whole pies are available for carryout. Varieties include: Key Lime, Peanut Butter, Havana Dream, Banana Cream, Boston Cream, Old Fashioned Apple, Coconut Cream, and Chocolate Fudge, as well as our seasonal pie of the month. Prices vary by pie, ranging from $29.95-$34.95. Please allow 24-hour advanced notice.
Purchase a pie from Joe’s Chicago by calling 312-379-5637
Purchase a pie from Joe’s DC by calling 202-489-0140
Purchase a pie from Joe’s Las Vegas by calling 702-792-9222

 

Foodease Gift Basket

gift basket from foodease with an asortment of goodies, in a wooden basket tied with a piece of hay

Make someone’s day by giving them something you know they’ll love. Stop by Foodease and make a gift basket full of treats including their favorite bottle of wine, candies, chocolate & more. Gift Baskets are available for pick-up at Foodease in Chicago’s Water Tower Place.

 

Giuliana Prosecco

Giuliana Prosecco on a marble board with 2 champagne glasses

Make a loved one’s day much sweeter with a bottle of Giuliana Prosecco from RPM partner Giuliana Rancic. The sparkling wine, which is produced in the heart of Italy’s Veneto region, boasts well-balanced structure and a dry nature. Its brut style – combined with notes of soft peach and white petal – instantly brightens and elevates any libation, making it a favorite among even the most discerning palates.
$15.99 || Purchase Giuliana Prosecco

 

Four Letter Hot Sauce from Oyster Bah

bottles of hot sauce lined up

Four Letter Hot Sauce
Some like it hot. Chef Donny Farrell of Oyster Bah housemade hot sauce is a fun way to spice up your gift giving.  Mix and match between six hot sauce flavors to create a personalized gift. Choose between Habanero, Smoked Fresno, Fresno, Banana, and Manzano.
All hot sauces are $5 per bottle || Purchase at Oyster Bah or by calling 773-248-3000.


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