(Photo Credit: lottiespub.com)

(Photo Credit: lottiespub.com)

By Lauren Wulf LaRoche
 
Just in time for the Polar Vortex, January is National Soup Month. The specials below will run now through January 31st.

Lottie’s Pub
1925 W. Cortland
Chicago, IL
www.lottiespub.com

Lottie’s Pub in Bucktown will celebrate National Soup Month this January by highlighting a new soup each week. Featured soups will include Butternut Squash, Potato Leek, Spicy Tortilla and Potato Chowder for $7.

(Photo Credit: birchwoodkitchen.com)

(Photo Credit: birchwoodkitchen.com)

Birchwood Kitchen
2211 W. North Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
773.276.2100
birchwoodkitchen.com

Each week in January, Chef Jessie Williams will offer a different house made soup and sandwich combination, available Tuesday though Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Soup and sandwich pairings include an American classic (Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese), Italian favorite (Minestrone and Grilled Caprese), Indian flavors (Lentil Soup and Chicken Makhani Sandwich) and delicatessen dishes (Matzoh Ball Soup and Corned Beef on Rye). Birchwood Tap is also BYO.

MAK
1924 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60622
www.makrestaurant.com

Chicagoans can warm up this January at MAK and enjoy $1 off any of their soup selections, which include Miso Soup with Tofu (regularly $3) and Hot and Sour Soup (regularly $4). Patrons must mention National Soup Month to receive the discount.

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(Photo Credit: rivanavypier.com)

RIVA Crab House
700 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL
www.rivanavypier.com

In honor of National Soup Month, Riva will feature a selection of daily soups created by Executive Chef Luigi Garcia like Riva Clam Chowder (New England style, fresh clam meat; $7 lunch and $8 dinner) and Lobster Corn Bisque (sherry, brandy, Maine lobster; $9 lunch and $10 dinner).

437 Rush
437 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL
312.222.0101
www.philstefanis437rush.com

Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush celebrates National Soup Month with a Lobster Bisque soup available daily for $9 at lunch or $10 at dinner.

Tuscany
1014 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL
www.tuscanychicago.com

Guests can celebrate National Soup Month with traditional Minestrone ($5 lunch, $6 dinner) and Fagioli ($5 lunch, $6 dinner) at Tuscany Restaurant this January.

(Photo Credit: kanelabreakfastclub.com)

(Photo Credit: kanelabreakfastclub.com)

Kanela Breakfast Club
Lakeview, Old Town, Wicker Park
www.kanelabreakfastclub.com

Now through Saturday, January 31 in recognition of National Soup Month, any guest who donates a canned soup or non-perishable food item to any Kanela location will receive a complimentary order of Kanela’s signature Loukoumades (Greek doughnut, lemon honey syrup and toasted walnuts). Donations will be made to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Lauren Wulf LaRoche, CBS Chicago

Lauren Wulf LaRoche writes about living in Chicago on a budget on her website, A Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago.