We’ve created a consortium of 52 Chicago restaurants–and not just any restaurants, but the best in the city. The restaurants span 25 different neighborhoods, various cuisines and price points, but they have a couple things in common–killer food and great passion that oozes from the chef/owners of these non-corporate gems. At one end of the spectrum you’ll find “dog/sausage-haven” Hot Doug’s and the other you’ll find James Beard Award Winning Chef Carrie Nahabedian’s Naha… Lula Cafe, Mexique, The Bristol, Arami, Smoque, Longman & Eagle, and BOKA to name just a few.
Our vehicle to promote these restaurants is a deck of cards–just like playing cards–each card contains a detailed description of the restaurant and is also a $10 gift certificate to that restaurant. The decks retail for $30, making it almost ridiculous to not own one–who doesn’t eat out at least three times a year…Additionally, $1 per deck sold is donated to Common Threads.