CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!
Stretch Bar & Grill has brought back its ‘Elf’d Up’ pop-up bar for a second year, with all new surprises. That’s right, your favorite Christmas movie-inspired pop-up returns to Wrigleyville.
The pop-up features floor-to-ceiling Christmas décor, including 1,000 elves of all shapes and sizes, a 10-foot Christmas tree, an upside down Christmas tree, wreath chandeliers, strands of festive-colored lights, specific tributes to the movie, like figurines, wall quotes, snowflakes, Schylling Jester Jack in the Boxes, cut outs of Buddy the Elf and Miles Finch, and more.
But one of the best things about Elf’d Up is that you can actually eat the iconic syrup spaghetti from the movie! So yes, if you ever wanted to try Buddy’s breakfast spaghetti with maple syrup, chocolate fudge, chocolate syrup, marshmallows, and strawberry pop tarts, then Elf’d Up is the place!
“Pretty much anything with sugar you can think of is in it,” Tindall said. “I’ll admit it’s not quite my palette, but apparently it is a lot of people’s up here in Wrigley, because I have seen plenty of these go out and actually get eaten…this is probably our main dish that is the biggest tribute to Buddy and of course the movie.”
Buddy's Breakfast Pasta - you'll never wanna eat regular, yucky, boring pasta ever again! On the apps menu, this is Buddy's favorite way to eat pasta and it's made with spaghetti, maple syrup, chocolate fudge, chocolate syrup and mini marshmallows. Also, pop tarts! --
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But that’s not the only thing on the “nice list” (Elf’d Up’s specialty food menu).
The menu also includes a variety of appetizers, main dishes, salads and sandwiches, including Papa Elf’s Homemade Mac & Cheese, Swirly Twirly Boneless Wings, You Smell Like Beef & Cheese Burger, Angry Elf Spicy Shrimp, Buddy Burger, The ‘Francisco’ Grilled Cheese & Soup, and more!
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And we know no pop-up is ever complete without a specialty drink menu, otherwise known as the naughty list at Elf’d Up. The menu includes seven Christmas and Elf-inspired cocktails including Sleigh All Day, Ninny Muggins, Son of Nutcracker, and Mr. Narwhal. Each specialty drink is $12.
In addition to the specialty drink menu, there is also a list of specialty shots, like the Buddy Bomb, Candy Cane Forest, Basic Buddy, Arctic Puffin, and Gumdrops (Jell-O shots); as well as a selection of Christmas beer.
And for the little ones, there are two specialty mock-tails, Elf on the Shelf and Mench on the Bench.
Hop on over THIS WEDNESDAY for Elf Movie Trivia! Groups of 4 play at 7pm for the next 3 Wednesdays only - winner gets #elfdup swag and gift card! #elfdup #elf #buddytheelf Music: Back home Site: https://icons8.com/music/ #chicago
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New this year, Elf’d Up is offering a weekend brunch, called Buddy’s Brunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Festive dishes ranging from $8 to $12 include green Papa Elf Pancakes, Buddy Burrito, Toymaker Omelette, and more. To complement brunch, guests can sip on specialty drinks like the Sleigh All Day (Wheatley Vodka, St. Germain, Mionetto Prosecco, splash of cranberry) or the World's Best Cup of Naughty Coffee (Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream, Paddy's Irish Whiskey, maple syrup and caramel coffee).
Also new this year, Buddy the Elf will make a guest appearance every Thursday through Saturday sometime between 9 p.m. and midnight; and on Wednesdays, movie buffs can join in on "Elf" Movie Trivia at 7 p.m. Plus, guests who visit the Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville from now through Tuesday, Dec. 24 can bring in their boot mug for half-off their first beer or a glass of wine.
But you can call to make reservations and reserve a table. You never know who may answer the phone.
Elf’d Up will be open Tuesday-Friday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, noon-3 a.m.; and Sunday, noon-2 a.m. Buddy Brunch is offered Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Elf’d Up will also be open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.