11/06/2012 12:21:00 PM

Where to Eat and Drink for the Election in Chicago

Magnolia Bakery
Did you vote today? Have a cupcake, or 12, with the Patriot Pack for $24. One dozen delicious mini treats include vanilla cupcakes topped with red, white and blue sprinkles for Election Day (312-346-7777).

Pizza Persona
Get bipartisan with some pizza. Each candidate has been honored with a unique pie. The Obama is a Hawaiian pizza made with traditional sauce, shredded mozzarella, ham and pineapple with roasted red peppers, while the Romney pizza includes Spicy Thai sauce, no cheese, broccoli, tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms and chicken. Each personal pizza is available for $8, or get both and a dessert pizza for $20 (773-327-8500).

“Ultratraditionalist” wine-maker Luis Pato has collaborated on a meal with chef Erling Bower. Anyone who rocks an "I Voted" sticker will receive a complimentary glass of Luis Pato Brut. The five-course meal costs $55 per person with an optional wine pairing for $25 per person. Reservations are required, beginning at 3:30 PM and continuing until 10:30 PM (312-377-2002).

The most romantic fondue spot in town is offering guests 20.12% off their tonight after flashing their voting receipts  Sorry, no TVs in this sexy spot, but the servers will be more than happy to update guests dining on melty cheese (773-281-9101).

Sip on “Barack on the Rocks” (coconut rum, Mezcal tequila, grapefruit liqueur, blue Curacao and grapefruit juice) or the red “Romney-tini” (citrus vodka, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit liqueur, pomegranate juice and grapefruit juice) for $7 each (312-850-5005).

Chicago q
Did you still vote today? Here’s a free cookie! Pick from chocolate chip, oatmeal with candied bacon or spiced pumpkin with brûlée marshmallow after showing off proof that you voted. Chicago q will also broadcast all election in the bar or in the upstairs lounge (312-642-1160).


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