August Specials, Music and More at the Chicago French Market

The Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St., Chicago IL, 60661; 312-575-0306) is extending the summer late into August with countless specials and events.

Online PR News – 02-August-2013 – Chicago, IL – This month enjoy Raw’s new vegan option, complete with seasonal berries; Abbey Brown’s 2 for $16 special featuring Shea Balm and WISMA introduces new sorbet and ice cream for a cool summer treat.
August 2013 Features and Specials

Abbey Brown Soap Artisan August Specials

Busy event schedule this summer? Abbey Brown’s owner Deborah Kraemer reminds; “never go empty handed to a summer get together.” Take a Small Custom Gift Box, made-to-order, now $5 OFF.

Gifts are not just for the host, do something nice for you this summer; Treat yourself to a Large Silk Milk Bath. This mix of Dead Sea Salts and Milk is the perfect way to sooth achy muscles and leave you with healthy moisturized skin normally $12 is now $2 OFF. Is your skin itchy, cracked or sunburned? Abbey Brown Soap Artisan’s Shea Balm Special, 2 for $16, is for you.

Klay Oven Kitchen

Klay Oven has added a health conscious take on Beef Rogan Josh ($8.50) to its menu. While this Northern Indian curry dish is traditionally made with lamb, Klay Oven’s healthy version is made with lean-beef, which reduces fat while boosting flavor. Beef Rogan Josh is available throughout August with a rice bowl or in a wrap.

Lavazza Espression

Lavazza Espression is introducing the Signature Blendissimo®. The Blendissimo®, an extraordinary blend of fresh ingredients made with passion, is available in 3 flavors. $4.85-$5.45.

Salty Caramel Blendissimo®
The natural peanut flavor complemented by the decadence of caramel blended with vanilla gelato, espresso, and ice.
Strawberry & Marshmallow Blendissimo®
The natural flavor of fresh strawberry combined with the playfulness of marshmallow blended with vanilla gelato, espresso, and ice.
Banana & Chocolate Blendissimo®
The natural flavor of fresh banana and the pleasure of chocolate are blended with vanilla gelato, espresso, and ice.


Picnics shouldn't be work. They should be, well, a picnic!
Pastoral has taken all the work out of picnic planning with its portable, themed picnic boxes. Pastoral Picnics are perfect for a concert at Ravinia, a date in the park, or a relaxing evening in your back yard. They’ve paired cheese, charcuterie and other accoutrements so delicious you'll be looking for reasons to picnic all year long.
Picnic basket selections include: the vegetarian Sweet & Savory; the Locavore; The French Countryside; Tapas for Two; or The Continental Picnic. Orders are available in store or by phone with up to six hours notice, or online the day before pick up. Pastoral will have the picnic, a full baguette, and even a wine pairing ready for you to go!
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Presto Café & Grill

Presto Café & Grill is offering its delicious home-made Mediterranean Falafel plate loaded with chickpeas and spices, on special throughout August. For each Falafel plate purchased (rice, salad, hummus and 5 falafels) $6.99, the second plate is half-off. The special is available between 11a.m. and 3p.m. stop by and bring a friend.


Raw’s Coconut Yogurt with fresh blueberries ($9) is the perfect treat this August. This delightful grab and go snack is free of a dairy, lactose, soy and gluten, perfect for vegans or customers with food allergies, and is made from young coconut meat.

Sam’s Gourmet Lasagna and Pasta

Having trouble deciding which lasagna, mac n' cheese or pasta you’d like for lunch? Sam's Gourmet Lasagna & Pasta has the solution. This August, Sam's is providing customers with the opportunity to test-taste each of its delicious selections. Samples are available every day from 7am-9am; 11am-1pm and 5pm - 6pm.
Also this month, the purchase of any hot item will be accompanied by Lasagna of your choice from their GRAB N GO! section ($5).


Wisma now offers a greater selection of made and prepared frozen pizzas, ice cream and sorbets. Take home a white pizza ($10), chicken & pesto pizza ($12), veggie pizza ($12) or a 3 meat pizza ($14) for dining made easy. Dinner isn’t complete without dessert. Homemade ice creams are available daily with selections like: Vanilla, Chocolate Hazelnut, Amarena Cherry, and Mint Strawberry ($3-4) and homemade sorbets: Lemon Basil and Pink Lemonade ($3).

Chicago French Market August Events and Entertainment

Thursday, August 8th Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine - Wine Tasting
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine will be hosting its monthly wine tasting. Taste wines from different vineyards and find new favorites.

Thursday, August 8 Rush Hour Music - Coventry Jones
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Complimentary

Coventry Jones, a Dylan-Esque singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, WI, combines critically acclaimed vocals with many different styles of music. His song list, which expands across a large variety of genres, is best known for its Delta Blues, Folk, and Celtic influences. Catch this talented artist from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 8 at the Chicago French Market.

Wednesday, August 14 Lunch Hour Music - Maverick and T
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary

Don’t miss well known Chicago-native singing duo, Maverick & T this month. This duo, who both sing and play the guitar, offers a diverse array of songs. Enjoy classic rock and soul favorites in addition to some new, original compositions. Come enjoy their lunch hour concert, it’s the perfect musical escape for any hectic workday.

Thursday, August 22 Rush Hour Music - Steve Justman
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Complimentary

Folk musician Steve Justman will once again entertain lunchtime crowds this August. Justman, a Chicago area musician who specializes in Americana music, has performed in many venues across the Chicago. Don’t miss his return August 22 at the Chicago French Market from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28 Lunch Hour Music - Chris Goranson
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary

Noted Chicago jazz guitarist and Chicago French Market favorite, Chris Goranson returns 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 28 for the market’s lunch time entertainment. Goranson is a guitar teacher with a degree in Jazz Performance from Northern Illinois University. Currently, he plays in a rock band called OurGlass, who recently performed for JBTV.