• New Sports-Themed Venue Comes to Rosemont

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    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

Rosemont’s MB Financial Park is booming with entertainment, dining and even a new baseball team coming in May. Now you can get your sports fix with The Draft Room, a new spot in the Kings Dining & Entertainment complex. The evolved sports-bar concept has 40 beers on draft and 14-foot, arenastyle LED HD TV, which is “the ultimate way to catch a game,” says Kings Chief Operating Officer Josh Rossmeisl.

Here guests can also find grub prepared by a from-scratch kitchen with specialties like Baja street tacos and Nashville hot chicken. There’s also a beer garden patio, plus the MVP Room that seats 40 and can be rented for private dining and events. The entire restaurant is also available for buyouts for up to 350 guests. 

Gain insight from a professional who increased room block bookings by 30 percent over three years. 

 

Scott Castillo-Milburn, owner of mobile bartending service Classic Cocktails by Scott, developed this recipe last summer for a client who was looking for a bourbon-based drink that would feel seasonal and light for an evening party. The night ended with everyone who’d tried it asking for the recipe, and Castillo-Milburn has since replicated it at 10 events. He’s kept the drink a secret—until now. You can hire his company to create this drink for an event, create a new signature cocktail, or even obtain general liability or liquor liability insurance for your venue.  

 

Centrally located in Illinois, about a two and half hour drive from Chicago, the city of Peoria has many exciting developments happening this year. Here are three to put on your radar.

1. The rustic-themed Bearded Owl Brewing opened in January with a variety of unfiltered beers ranging from stouts to India pale ales to sours, using locally grown ingredients wherever possible. While it doesn’t have designated event space, the brewery makes for a good post-meeting gathering spot for a round of beers and various homemade soft pretzels.