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SAVOR Restaurants mark Pride with various offerings
by Andrew Davis

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In honor of Pride Month, all Yardbird locations will be donating 50% of proceeds to the Human Rights Campaign from their specialty Pride menu items for the entire month of June.

The James Beard Award-nominated Yardbird is famous for featuring locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients in its acclaimed American menu that pairs well with signature bourbon cocktails—and there's one in Chicago at 530 N. Wabash Ave.

Items include Berry Prideful (Silver Tequila, Cointreau, lime, strawberry and agave) and the Pride Key Lime Pie (with toasted meringue, raspberry sauce and seasonal fruit).

Flight Club Chicago is welcoming guests to sip, play and celebrate PRIDE throughout the month of June with an offering benefiting the South Side trans-led Brave Space Alliance.

The interactive social darts destination has revamped its signature mango pisco cocktail, better known as The Vicuña, and transformed it into a specialty Pride Cocktail for the occasion. It's made with pisco, mango, clove, lime and egg whites, and adorned with a PRIDE cocktail topper.

And Pilot Project Brewing, 2140 N. Milwaukee Ave., will also pass on a portion of sales of a kombucha to Brave Space Alliance. Pilot Project will serve a limited-edition ROVM Hard Kombucha called BeBraveBooch (passionfruit, tangerine, mango, vanilla, and white peony tea) in the tasting room during Chicago Pride weekend (June 16-18).

Throughout June, Alamo Drafthouse will be donating to The Trevor Project, a national nonprofit organization that focuses on suicide prevention efforts among the LGBTQ+ community. Alamo will be matching donations of up to $5,000.

All online/mobile ticket purchases during June will include an optional donation add-on for guests to add a $1, $3 or $5 Trevor Project donation to their ticket purchases. Also, the spot, at 3519 N. Clark St., will host a movie series that includes Hedwig and the Angry Inch (June 9), The Birdcage (June 16 brunch), The Mitchells vs the Machines (June 16) and Rocketman (June 23 brunch).

Also donating to The Trevor Project is Michael Jordan's Steak House. The spot is launching a Pride Margarita available at the Bar at MJ's. Featuring butterfly pea flower tea, the margarita is a festive shade of purple with a rainbow straw and rim.

Also, on June 10, the hotel in which the steakhouse is located, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, will hold a 21-and-older Dive Into Pride Pool Party—a poolside drag performance and Pride celebration.

The restaurant Gaijin, known for its savory Japanese pancakes and other items, is offering a Sour Candy cocktail. The $16 drink contains haku vodka, yuzu, lemon, egg white and sprinkles, and $1 from each cocktail will benefit Howard Brown Health.

Rooftop deck Aire, 100 W. Monroe St., will offer a drag BBQ brunch on Sunday, June 11, 1-3 p.m.

You can choose from one of three packages: The Basic Hunties experience includes basic seating for one or two people, BBQ brunch and bottomless mimosas for $55. The Spilling the Tea experience includes table seating for four to 10 people, BBQ brunch, bottomless mimosas, beer and RTDs for $75. Lastly, the Ultimate Ki Ki experience includes firepit and couch seating for six to eight people, BBQ brunch, bottomless mimosas, beer, RTDs and well drinks for $95.

The summertime BBQ spread features delicious grilled sliders and build-your-own Chicago-style hot dogs as well as a variety of summer salads, fresh fruit and chips. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.

You must be at least 21 to attend. See .

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