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Happy July 4th!

New Lunch Items 



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summermenuNew Dinner Summer Menu Preview

foodtravelistFood Travelist Featuring Saigon Sisters



Today we’re talking with restaurateur Mary Aregoni, co-owner of Saigon Sisters with 3 locations in Chicago. Saigon Sisters has developed a large and loyal following among food lovers who appreciate its superior achievement of the delicate balance between classic dishes and innovative cuisine. We’re delighted to have this opportunity to share some of Mary’s passion with you.

FT: Thanks for talking with us, Mary. This is a second career for you… . . Read more at: http://www.foodtravelist.com 

musicfestivalMusic Festivals




Pack your picnic basket with our delicious selections and get ready for a spectacular
summer season.


View the full season schedule >




We are excited to be part of this year’s festival as caterer for the hundreds of volunteers again and looking forward to 3 days of great music at Union park.


Visit Pitchforkmusicfestival.com



chownow Download our App and Save 10%
on your first order at our Northwestern Location

Pick up at: 251 E Huron St.
Delivery to: Streeterville, Gold Coast, River North 

yelpYelp Check In  |  Loop Lunch Catering

Step 1: Download the Yelp App on your mobile device
Step 2: Visit our Restaurant Location at 567 W. Lake St.
Step 3: open your Yelp app on your mobile device and Check-In with us on Yelp
Step 4: Redeem your Yelp Check-In special offer 

Right now we are featuring:
15% off your order
Dine in or carry out, excludes drinks and alcohol. Not Valid with any other offers. 
Loop Lunch Catering - Try our new catering order online form. Simple and Fast
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Exclusive Deal
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Shrimp Banh mi

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mothersdayHappy Mother’s Day
Mama Suu celebrating her birthday
at the French Market

May 11th is Mother’s Day! We celebrated Mama Suu’s birthday last month at the Chicago French Market with delicious Vanille Patisserie cake and flowers from Les Fleurs. We are so grateful to have Mama Suu be the “Queen” at the market and she has taught us everything we know about food and running a business. We dedicate this newsletter to her for showing passion for her work and love for her customers.  

 
comfortmePho as Comfort Food in New City article
Mary Nguyen Aregoni
Pho Soup
What is your definition of comfort food? Saigon Sisters owner Mary Nguyen Aregoni explains why Pho is her ideal comfort food with David Hammond, reporter for New City.  "First thing that comes to my mind with comfort food," she says, "is pho. Just broth and noodles, add some meat and bean sprouts and you have a meal. I can eat it for lunch or dinner in any weather, cold or hot. It’s all in one bowl and easy to assemble. Comfort food, for me, is food I can eat every day, that’s fulfilling and tasty…." Read more at: www.resto.newcity.com 
cincodemayoCinco de Mayo
Elevates Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo with our Hot Awesome T-racha sauce. It’s great on tacos and chilaquilles! Available for sale at all locations.
 

beerfestWest Loop Craft Beer Festival on May 24th



 

West Loop Craft Beer Fest 2014
Join us for the best block party in Chicago as we make banh mis and shrimp chips
 that pair so well with the great beers!

Get your tickets here and learn more 

springmenuNew Spring Menu
Pork Laab
Thai Egg Plant Banh Mi
Spring means fresh produce and lighter eating for the months ahead. Our new Thai eggplant banh mi is now on our daily lunch menu besides our staple Teriyaki Tofu Banh mi, so more choices for our Vegetarian eater. For dinner, we are serving Pork Laab which was noted as the “lightest” dish at this year’s Baconfest and was so popular that we are adding it to our dinner menu. Chef Matt Riordan and his team are cooking up inventive dishes such as oxtail curry and bbq ribs with miso potato salads.  
 
arogyaArogya World Annual Fundraiser
Arogya World
F.I.T. City Initiative - Building a better Chicago
As part of the F.I.T City restaurants initiative promoting fresh, innovative and tasty food in Chicago, we are proud to be a food sponsor with Kendall College at this year’s Arogya World fundraiser at the Golden Triangle. Arogya World is a global health organization that works to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases, also known as chronic disease, one community at a time through the promotion of health education and lifestyle change.
www.healthierchicago.org
yelpYelp Check In  |  Loop Lunch Catering

Step 1: Download the Yelp App on your mobile device
Step 2: Visit our Restaurant Location at 567 W. Lake St.
Step 3: open your Yelp app on your mobile device and Check-In with us on Yelp
Step 4: Redeem your Yelp Check-In special offer 

Right now we are featuring:
15% off your order
Dine in or carry out, excludes drinks and alcohol. Not Valid with any other offers. 
Loop Lunch Catering - Try our new catering order online form. Simple and Fast

We are getting ready for a busy season with many exciting events and new menu items.

Earth Day Special

We are celebrating Earth Day by introducing another Vegetarian Banh Mi made with Thai eggplants, tomato sauce, miso hummus, pickled daikon, carrots, jalapenos, cucumbers and cilantro. Try it at our 567 W. Lake St. location.

artisanfestival4th Annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival at Chicago French Market: April 12, 11AM-3PM
Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival
T-Racha

Join Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine and The Chicago French Marketfor a one of a kind free event.Saturday, April 12th from 11:00am - 3:00pm at The Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton).
Festival attendees will have the opportunity to meet nearly 100 artisan producers and sample some of the best cheese, wine, spirits, confections, charcuterie, beer and accompaniments being crafted in the artisan tradition.  Alongside an engaging stage show featuring chef demonstrations and discussion panels!

Saigon Sisters will be sampling and selling our Hot Awesome Sauce T-Racha, shimp chips, and our delicious new Miso Hummus dip. Join us for this fun and delicious event. 
    

ipwIPW (International Travel Conference)
Dine like a local Program April 7th & 8th



From its 25 Michelin-starred restaurants to its innovative chefs who constantly push culinary boundaries, Chicago is truly an unparalleled dining destination. As a special thank you to IPW attendees, we are partnering with Choose Chicago in the “Dine Like a Local Program” that provides exciting offers to diners on Monday, April 7 & Tuesday, April 8 during dinner hours. Simply show your IPW badge to receive 15% off food and beverage.  

Click here to learn more.

beerfestWest Loop Craft Beer Festival  |  Baconfest

West Loop Craft Beer Fest May 24, 2014 

SAVE THE DATE. The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, the Chicago French Market, and the Fulton River District Association have come together to host our inaugural celebration to close out Chicago Craft Beer Week 2013. On Saturday, May 25th, the city’s largest craft beer outdoor block party will commence with a VIP event beginning at 12:00pm, and General Admission running from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Baconfest April 25-26

Ok Bacon Nation, As you all know by now, Baconfest Chicago is on April 25-26 at the UIC Forum.  We will be there on Saturday, April 26th serving up Nueske bacon laab (our new twist on a lettuce wrap). Experience Baconfest All Month Long and support the Greater Chicago Food Depository as each participating
restaurants will feature their Bacon Special during Bacon Month and donate a portion of the proceeds to the Greater Chicago
Food Depository.    

 

culinaryfightclubCulinary Fight Club



Do you love spring rolls as much as we do? Here’s your chance to see chefs/cooks competing for the best spring rolls in Chicago on April 17 from 7pm to 9pm at Zella’s . Join in the fun and watch our owner Mary Nguyen Aregoni be the judge for this fun competition with food and drinks. Get your tickets at  www.culinaryfightclub.com/challenges.html

givingmattersNorthwestern Giving Matters





Your Support Makes a Difference!
 

Thank you everyone who came out to our Northwestern location to support the Lurie Children’s Cancer day in March where 10% of the proceeds went towards the cause. We are doing another special day on April 2nd to support the employee and family assistance fund of Northwestern Memorial Hospital with 10% of all sales.

Each spring, the employees and physicians of Northwestern Medicine® come together to help our patients, families and colleagues through the Giving Matters campaign. Through giving, volunteering and learning together, we celebrate Northwestern Medicine’s mission and strengthen our culture of philanthropy and have a lot of fun!

 

yelpYelp Check In  |  Loop Lunch Catering

Step 1: Download the Yelp App on your mobile device
Step 2: Visit our Restaurant Location at 567 W. Lake St.
Step 3: open your Yelp app on your mobile device and Check-In with us on Yelp
Step 4: Redeem your Yelp Check-In special offer 

Right now we are featuring:
Dine-in only complimentary traditional or vegetarian spring rolls OR dessert of your choice with a total bill of $25 or more.
Not valid with any other offers, available only at our restaurant location
567 W. Lake St.  


Loop Lunch Catering - Try our new catering order online form. Simple and Fast

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New Menu Items 
Stir Fry Noodles Shrimp Banh mi Pho Banhmi
Try our new delicious items!  If you love our Hen House then you will love the Shrimp Banh Mi with similar flavor profile but with juicy and delicious shrimps.  We love Pho so much that we turn it into a Banh Mi! Our Pho Banh Mi is made with braised brisket in rich Pho broth, charred onions, and tangy slaw.  Since we get asked about stir fry noodles so often, we came up with a stir fry noodles as a side dish or with one of our favorite meats or tofu. Give these new items a try and let us know what you think! 

wcr

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs
21st Annual Conference




Three reasons to join us in Chicago at the Intercontinental Hotel on March 9-11, 2014:

 

1.The Master Classes and Expert Panels are sure to inspire…
2.  There are endless networking opportunities and time to showcase your talent in front of celebrity judges at the Culinary Challenge. Come watch Saigon Sisters compete in this year’s Culinary Challenge hosted by the one and only Elizabeth Falkner
3.  The Women Who Inspire Awards Ceremony and Gala will be held March 10, 2014 at The Art Institute of Chicago


for detailed conference programming, visit 

 http://womenchefs.org/conference  

youngadultAdolescent and Young Adult Cancer Programming



Come out and support the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Programming on March 19th at Saigon Sisters Northwestern location.  We will donate 10% of all sales proceeds that day to this program. Also join in the fun at Second City on April 9th as the Lurie Cancer Center celebrates a “Night of Humor and Healing” for a fun night to support the cause.
 
 

spring

Spring Into Action



This year we will be one of the participating restaurants at the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network annual event on March 20, 2014. This organization is dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by domestic violence through education, public policy and advocacy, and the connection of community members to direct service providers. Join us for the cause! springintoactionchicago.org

artisan

4th Annual Pastoral Artisan Fair



Save the Date for the 4th Annual Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

This a FREE tasting and meet-the-maker event featuring producers of artisan cheese, bread, beer, wine, charcuterie, confections, and other food stuffs.  Each year we are blown away by the support and enthusiasm of not just the producers that we and the other Chicago French Market vendors are proud to represent, but by the tremendous turn out by you, our loyal and wonderful customers.
 

yelpad 

New Yelp Check-In Deal!



Step 1: Download the Yelp App on your mobile device
Step 2: Visit our Restaurant Location at 567 W. Lake St.
Step 3: open your Yelp app on your mobile device and Check-In with us on Yelp
Step 4: Redeem your Yelp Check-In special offer 


Right now we are featuring:
Dine-in only complimentary traditional or vegetarian spring rolls
OR dessert of your choice
with a total bill of $25 or more.
Not valid with any other offers, available only at our restaurant location
567 W. Lake St.  

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Try our new catering order online form.
Simple and Fast
Loop Lunch Catering

new year

Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Horse with us at Saigon Sisters this January 31st 2014. The Wood Horse year is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction.

Make your reservation now for
Restaurant Week!

Restaurant Week

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Saigon Sisters In The News

Hospitals elevate foodservice with improved restaurants.
Click here to read more…

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Saigon Sisters Grand Opening
at Northwestern Memorial

Mary at Northwestern

Welcome to our Grand Opening at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (2nd floor Galter Pavilion) on Monday, Sept. 9th. We will open at 7am starting with our new delicious breakfast menu with La Colombe and Vietnamese coffee (hot or iced).  We will feature Op La Banh Mi and Banh Bao along with Congee to start your day. You will be delighted to find the same lunch menu as our other locations here with specialty drinks and snacks. Click here to view full menu.  

Breakfast and Coffee

251 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL
2nd floor Galter Pavilion
(312) 944-0211
Mon to Fri: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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New Location Opening!

Northwestern Lcocation
Construction is completed at our third location at Northwestern Memorial Hospital! Unique to this location will be our breakfast offerings which will be breakfast baos and banh mi stuffed with our famous Op La dish that we created for dinner at the restaurant. Op La in Vietnamese means eggs on a plate. Our version will have Chinese sausage, pork, ham, pate and eggs not too different from this video we found in Hoi An.

banh mi opla for breakfast video coffee

Another popular choice for breakfast in Asia is congee made with jasmine rice porridge, savory meats, eggs, scallions, and ginger. There will be vegetarian options as well.

Besides Vietnamese coffee (hot or iced), we will offer drip coffee by La Colombe, a world-renowned roasting company that we know you’ll love. We can’t wait to serve you breakfast, lunch and dinner at Northwestern Memorial Hospital location.
251 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL | 312-944-0211

Street Eats Around the World with Deschutes Beers

Join us and other 3 great chefs serving up delicious street foods paired with Deschutes Brewery on Aug. 29th from 7 to 10pm.  Chef John McLean will host this special event with live bands at the Burger Bar outdoor patio and will serve his special American fare street food. Our Executive Chef Matt Riordan will serve shrimp and chicken on a sugarcane with a tangy and spicy sauce that will take you back to the streets of Vietnam. Chef Monica Sharma of Red Butter will serve her special samosas with delicious chutneys and Chef Cory Morris will take you to the streets of Barcelona with his creations from Mercat a la Planxa. Giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, will be pouring brews like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, Twilight Summer Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA and The Abyss (2012). Dessert? Beer floats, of course. This is one you don’t want to miss – tickets are $50 per person. Please call to reserve your seat 312-255-0055 or visit www.burgerbarchicago.com

StreetEats

Chicago Gourmet Dine Around

The Bon Appétit and Chicago Gourmet Dine Around extends the event beyond Millennium Park into some of the city’s best restaurants.
From August 20th through September 20th, dine in five participating restaurants, save your receipts, and redeem them for a complimentary one-day Chicago Gourmet ticket at registration. Enjoy the special prix-fixe meal, or dine from the regular menu; either receipt is valid toward the free ticket if the meal total is a minimum of $35.
Click here for full details and complete rules
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summer

artisan's market

Our T-racha Hot Awesome Sauce will be featured at Williams-Sonoma Artisans Market on 7/6 in Lincoln Park 1550 N Fremont St.
(312) 255-0643. Come, taste, and take some home along
with other great products there. Check out some great press on Tasting Table and Chicago Tribune as the “ hot sauce” to take home. 

Picnic Time!

Music in the Park Season is upon us and our favorite two places to go are Millennium Park and Ravinia.

picnic

Don’t forget to pack your favorite banh mi, drinks, and spring rolls. Try our new Chicken Curry Banh Mi!

Chicken curry banh mi

Summer Seasonal Menu

Our Executive Chef Matt Riordan has been going to the weekly Farmer’s market to put fresh produce on new dishes such as Chao Tom (shrimp and pork on sugarcane), 12 spice grilled Amish chicken, and crab cake with yuzu pudding. Try these delicous dishes with our new cocktails concoction made with fresh fruit and herbs.

Fruits and Vegetables

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The Star of Ghana restaurant concept in collaboration with Saigon Sisters was the creation of owner Mary Aregoni and 8th grade student Pearl at Discovery Night. Together they shared their cultures through food as they served chicken rice jollof with kimchi and Chocolate Saigon Cinnamon ice cream. To learn more about this program visit http://www.sparkprogram.org.