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Free Happy Hour Buffet – Kitsch’n – Thursday, April 2


Some free eats deserve double posting. Looking for a happy hour with real food? Delicious food? Enjoy your Thursday by making it down to Kitsch’n in River North for their free Thursday (and Friday) evening buffet.  It’s a very very good thing.

“Kitsch’n River North is considerably larger than the original Roscoe Village location, complete with a couch-filled lobby and a large outdoor patio, but the decor is similar, with kitschy furniture, shag carpet, and quirky ’70s accents. The menu features comfort food such as fried chicken and waffles, puff pastry pot pies, green eggs and ham, and a weekend “hangover brunch” menu. Signature cocktails include the Tang martini and the electric green huggie bear cocktail. There is also a gourmet coffee bar area with grab-and-go pastries for commuters on the run. The cocktail lounge features a large projection screen TV and additional seating.”

Free Happy Hour Hors D’Ouevres Buffet – Thursday & Friday Afternoon Customers can enjoy free appetizers with friends in our cocktail lounge every Thursday and Friday night after work from 4:30-6:30pm. Enjoy daily drink specials.

Cost:  Frugal Free!
When: Thursday,  April 2, 2009 (and Friday, April 3rd)
Where: Kitsch’n River North,  600 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Neighborhood: River North
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Contact: 312-644-1500
Website: Kitsch’n River North
Duration: Until 6:30 p.m.


Free Eats Sunday – Buffet – Big Chicks – Sunday March 29


Uhm…whenever someone says buffet I’m there. Whenever someone says free buffet, I’m two steps ahead. Music, free buffet on a snowy Chicago day. You better believe I’m going. Are you?

*Cost:  Frugal Free! (with the purchase of one drink)*

When: Sunday, March 29, 4 p.m.
Where: BIG CHICKS, 5024 N Sheridan Rd (on the west side of Sheridan. Look for a beautiful Art Deco terracotta building, Chicago
Neighborhood: Uptown/Edgewater – Argyle Chinatown
Time: 4 p.m.
Contact: 773-728-5511
Website: Big Chicks
Duration: Until the eats are gone.
Getting There:Take the RED LINE train to the ARGYLE STATION, (5000 N), walk east 2-1/2 blocks, go north on Sheridan Rd for 1/4 block .. BIG CHICKS, 5024 N Sheridan Rd (on the west side of Sheridan. Look for a beautiful Art Deco terracotta building. Or, take the SHERIDAN 151 BUS, to the ARGYLE stop. Walk 1/4 block north to BIG CHICKS on the west side of Sheridan.  Or, (less frugal option), if you drive there is usually street parking south of Argyle on Sheridan Road and on Argyle Street. Sunday day you can park in the Chinatown parking lot for under $5.00 until 7pm.


Free Food Wednesday- Cityscape Bar, Wednesday March 25


Enjoy this Wednesday night complimentary appetizer buffet before heading out to  downtown Chicago frugal events. It’s a good thing.

Cost:  Frugal Free!

When: Wednesday,  Mar 25 (5 – 7p.m.)
Where: Cityscape Bar (Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza), 350 W. Mart Center Drive,  Chicago
Neighborhood: River North
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Contact: 312-836-5000
Website: Holiday Inn, Chicago City Mart Plaza
Duration: 2 hours.
Getting There:


Friday Happy Hour Buffet – Free Eats Today, Kincade’s Bar March 6


It’s Friday, so that means frugal free eats day. It’s amazing how much free food you can find if you know where to look. Not just free, but delicious. If you don’t mind the Chicago neighborhood bar scene you can enjoy a variety of excellent  happy hour foods. Uh, I don’t think you can bring your tupperware.

Friday, March 6 Happy Kincades, Free Buffet, 5 – 7 p.m.

Cost:  Frugal Free! (keep it free and frugal by drinking water or a small non-alcoholic drink).

When: Friday, March 6.
Where: Kincade’s Bar and Grill, 950 West Armitage, Chicago.
Neighborhood: Lakeview/Wrigleyville
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Contact: 773-348-0010
Website: Kincade’s
Duration: 5 – 7 p.m., Friday evening happy hour.

Hiding Out for a Free and Tasty Dinner


Get over your midweek hump with a delicious meal of soup and artisan bread, courtesy of the Hideout.

”Here’s how it works: Every Wednesday this winter the Hideout presents a free weekly dinner featuring soup created by Hideout staff, regulars, local chefs, and maybe even a few “celebrities.” We’re aiming for three soups per week – but some days there might be more, or less. What goes in the pot is up to our guest soup chefs. Because they are volunteering their time and energy, we’re not going to be bossy and tell them what to make (vegetarians, we’re doing our best to ensure that there’ll be at least one meatless option each week-but no guarantees!).

All soup is free – but we will pass the hat each week. Donations will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which can do a better job of feeding the truly hungry than a few well-meaning barflies can.”

For more information and updates visit soupnbread.wordpress.com/

Cost: Frugal Free!

When: Wednesdays 5 – 8 p.m., February 4 – April 1

Where: The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Avenue, Chicago

Contact Information: 773-227-4433

Website: http://www.hideoutchicago.com

Neighborhood Location: Wicker Park/Bucktown

Duration: Ongoing event, every Wednesday through April 1st, 2009