Even though the 4th of July is widely known as the grilling outside on the deck holiday, that isn’t always the easiest option for everyone. Every now and then you want to worry less about the cooking and more about the relaxing. And for those looking to take advantage of just that with a little twist this season, Avli, Chicago’s contemporary Greek dining destinations, will offer grilled meat and seafood platters to-go for prepaid pick-up via Tock or to enjoy in the restaurant this Independence Day. The festive platters will be available at restaurant locations in River North, Lincoln Park and Winnetka.
Platter options available include
Grilled Meat Platter ($85)
- Lamb chops
- Pork souvlaki
- Beef tenderloin
- Loukaniko (Greek sausage)
- Crispy Greek fries
- Tzatziki sauce
Grilled Seafood Platter ($85)
- Brussel sprouts
- Spicy aioli
Pick-up available— as well as in-restaurant reservations—via Tock at the following locations:
Avli Taverna (Lincoln Park), 1335 W Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Avli Winnetka, 566 Chestnut St., Winnetka, IL 60093
The grilled platters at Avli are currently available to order for prepaid pick-up on 4th of July and will be available for dine-in on the holiday.
In addition to the newest venue, Avli on The Park in Lakeshore East (now open), Chicagoland-based Avli Foods, LLC includes three additional properties: Inspired Greek dining destination Avli River North, the 2019 and 2021 Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient Avli Taverna in Lincoln Park and Greek family-dining institution Avli Estiatorio in Winnetka. Paying homage to Greek traditions and mythology, the restaurants evoke philoxenia, a welcoming of strangers and an eagerness to show hospitality; present meraki, putting the best of one’s self into cooking and work; and offer the experience of kefi, living life joyfully. Each location features creative and inspired dishes, a lively beverage program including a curated Greek wine list, craft cocktails and traditional spirits, and an ambiance and warm service that reflects life in the Mediterranean. The group’s founding partners are veteran Greek restaurateur Louie Alexakis, celebrated Chicago sportscaster Lou Canellis and seasoned investor William V. Glastris, Jr. For more information, visit their website.
Featured Image Credit: Avli