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Chicago Marathon 2016 restaurant specials

Grab a big bowl of pasta and carb up before the run or celebrate crossing the finish line with a post-race victory meal

Photograph: Courtesy Belly Up

If you're running the Chicago Marathon on October 9, you'll need to load up on carbs (maybe at a great Italian joint?) and grab any last-minute running attire you may have forgotten the night before. From pasta specials to post-race celebratory meals, head to these Chicago restaurants before or after the marathon.

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Chicago marathon specials

The Promontory

Gonna be ready for a drink after 26.2 miles? The Promontory has you set. For a post-marathon drink, head to the Promontory with your race medal or marathon bib to get a complimentary cocktail with the purchase of a meal. The cocktail comes with aged rum, crème de banane, pineapple and lime juice for a tiki-esque post-race drink.

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Hyde Park

St. Lou's Assembly

Would you rather enjoy a beer than a cocktail? St. Lou's Assembly will give you a $1 pint of Veltins Pilsner with the purchase of a brunch 'n three or a meat 'n three with a marathon bib or race medal.

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West Loop


From October 7–9, head to Bistronomic for pasta dishes for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike like the hand-made ravioli du jour with kohlrabi, mushrooms, parmesan and truffle oil or the squid ink linguine pasta with gulf shrimp, broccoli, cauliflower and saffron sauce.

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Rush & Division

Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon

Get your pre-carb on at Belly Up with a $15 penne pasta with smoked chicken, fresh peas, fresh basil and tomato sauce that will be available all weekend long.

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For the marathon runner who's looking for variety, head to Filini for pasta specials like tagliatelle with wild mushrooms, prosciutto di parma and ricotta or orzo with caramelized root vegetables, spinach and pecorino or orecchiette with rapini and pine nuts.

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