One of the last, original family owned Tiki bar and restaurants still operating in the Chicago area turns thirty this summer. Chef Shangri-La has called North Riverside home since it was opened by Paul and Susan Fong in 1976. Paul had previously been the chef at downtown Chicago's Shangri-La restaurant, hence the name. "The Chef," as regulars call it, has long been known for tasty eats and even tastier tropical cocktails. With Trader Vic's on temporary hiatus as they try to find a new home, the Mai-Tai baton has been handed over to the Chef Shangri-La. Their version of the classic Tiki drink has long been a signature for them, but there are other wonderful concoctions on the menu along with the tempting assortment of classic Chinese fare.
The Chef is celebrating the birthday all weekend long in proper style. There will be live entertainment on both nights, with sets of Hawaiian music by the Haole Cats who traveled all the way from Florida for the event. They will be performing at 6 and 8pm on Saturday, August 5th and 4 and 7pm on Sunday, August 6th.
Get out your best aloha attire and come on out for scrumptuous food, delicious tropical drinks, and live Hawaiian music.
Susan will be giving out a commemorative mai tai glass with your first tropical drink, screen printed with the Chef logo on two sides.
For reservations and more information, please call 708-442-7080
Chef Shangri-La: 7930 W. 26th St., North Riverside, IL