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Win a $100 Gift Certificate to Bull & Bear and Public House!

November 15, 2012 · Posted in: High Five Giveaways

Bull and Bear Public House Giveaway

Congratulations to Kelsey Ingram on winning our sixteenth High Five Giveaway and thank you to all who entered.

Our next giveaway is for a $100 gift certificate to Bull & Bear and Public House. The gift certificate can be used at either restaurant!

About Bull & Bear

The name gives a nod to the city’s two major sports teams, plus a hint at the subtle stock market theme throughout (note the stock ticker stretching across the main bar and the menu, called “The Wells Street Journal.”) Bull & Bear’s kitchen will be slinging eats all day long, from entree salads and gruyere-topped Kobe burgers at lunch to honey-miso salmon and pork chop with apple fennel salad for dinner. Happy hour appetizers are sports bar classics amped up a notch, from pigs in a blanket with citrus slaw to truffle fries with garlic-lemon aioli.

Bull & Bear is located at 431 N. Wells St. For more information, call them at 312-527-5973 or visit


About Public House

A dozen booths — including a fireplace nook — will be tricked out a with self-serve beer taps built right into the tables. They’re just like the table taps you know and love at B&B, only will a few more bells and whistles, like chilled liquor on tap to replace bottle service and holographic keyboards that beam down onto the table and allow partiers to send messages to other booths, update their Facebook status or log on to Twitter.On the food front, B&B chef Dave Blonsky also handles the menu here; expect a mainstream American menu for lunch and dinner serving burgers, sandwiches and chops.

Public House is located at 400 N. State St. For more information, call them at 312-265-1240 or visit

Contest Question

We have had holiday benefits every year since opening. This year’s holiday benefit on December 6 at the Hard Rock Cafe will be how many in a row?

Now, just add a comment to this post with the right answer to be eligible to win! The winner will be announced on Monday, November 26. Entries must be received by midnight on Saturday, November 24. Good luck!

All individuals 21 and older are eligible, whether you are a client of XEX or not. Must be able to pick up the gift certificate at XEX, 35 West Wacker Drive, Chicago. Leaving a comment opts you in for the XEX email list, which is sent out 1-2 times per month. You may unsubscribe at any time.

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83 Responses to “Win a $100 Gift Certificate to Bull & Bear and Public House!”

  1. Kathy O'Neill says:

    8th annual

  2. Melissa Eberhardt says:

    Lucky number 8!!!!!

  3. Char says:

    Number 8!

  4. Kate says:

    NO. 8!

  5. Cori Linnell says:

    8th Annual Holiday Benefit!

  6. Melissa Kats says:


  7. Christi Stagno says:


  8. Brandy Brixy says:

    8 years

  9. Andrew Schinkai says:

    It’s the 8th time you guys have put on this event for an amazing cause. I’m looking forward to going to this years at the HR Cafe!!!

  10. Michelle says:

    8th annual. I commend the owners of XEX for their
    generosity to Feeding America.

  11. Clayton says:

    Is this a trick question? Didn’t you skip the shindig at the Hard Rock last year. So technically, depending on how you read the question, this year is the beginning of a new streak. But I have a feeling that’s not what you’re looking for (but if it is I win!), just in case…. 8 years

  12. Erik Schnitger says:

    this will be the 8th Annual

  13. Emily Percy says:


  14. Nate S says:

    Eighth annual benefit!

  15. Jennifer Montecinos says:

    No. 8!

  16. Billie says:

    8th year

  17. Elaine C. says:

    8th annual holiday benefit

  18. Amanda says:


  19. Carole Long says:

    This year at the Hard Rock you will be celebrating your 8th year in a row of holiday benefits. Congratulations on this tremendous contribution to feeding the hungry and making their holiday happy!

  20. Kelli Walker says:

    8th annual!

  21. Phyllis says:

    8 years of doing good!

  22. Susannah Gore says:


  23. Linda Voss says:

    This will be the 8th in a row.

  24. Brynn Freeman says:

    8th year

  25. Zach Freeman says:

    8th annual event

  26. Dean Briscoe says:

    This party will be the 8th annual. Good work XEX.

  27. Chelsea Goolsby-Eberhart says:


  28. Alana says:

    this year marks 8 years!

  29. Claire says:

    number 8!

  30. HannahJ says:

    It’s the 8th!