Ivar's Throws Birthday Bash for Late Founder

Ivar’s Seafood Bars and full-service restaurants are once again paying tribute to founder Ivar Haglund and his would-be 109th birthday with a deep-sea deal. On March 18, all Ivar’s fans who purchase one regularly priced entrée and wish Ivar “Happy Birthday” will receive a second entrée of their choice for $1.09 off a special birthday menu. From Ivar’s Fish N’ Chips to Asiago-Crusted Alaskan Halibut, and Halibut ‘N Chips to Grilled Coho Salmon, patrons will have their pick of menu favorites.

Local Legends

Stop a local in the Chicago area, inquire about the closest Portillo’s restaurant, and you’re almost certain to get directions to the Chicago-based chain’s nearest location (alongside some ordering suggestions). With its signature Vienna beef hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, Portillo’s is a Windy City icon, a beloved local favorite that many current and ex-Chicagoans speak about with reverence for its quality food, efficient service, and lively atmosphere.