Just two days after his number is retired by the Bears, Mike Ditka launches his new career in wine with an exclusive bottle signing at Binny’s in Highland Park.
Meet Da Coach
Binny’s Highland Park
Wednesday, December 11th, 6 – 8 pm
Da Coach will be on hand signing bottles of his wines free of charge. For other autographs and posed pictures, there is a $25 per item donation to charity. Due to the popularity of these events, we reserve the right to limit attendance and memorabilia and wine signed.
Looking to give something better than just a pre fab liquor gift set, try one of our top ten gift accessories. Skip the lines at the mall and let your local Binny’s be your one stop shop.
1. Craft Your Own 6-Pack – $9.99
If you’ve been to any of the Grand Opening week events at Binny’s Evergreen Park, hopefully you’ve noticed the high level of excitement like we have. We feel honored to have all stars like Dan Hampton, Ben Smith, Mike Ditka and Mayor James Sexton helping us celebrate.
Another group of all-stars that have inspired all of us is Christmas Without Cancer. This organization’s mission is far beyond inspiring. With their drive, energy and goal in mind, these volunteers are able to provide holiday gifts, as well as basic necessities to local families such as gift cards for gasoline and groceries. Don’t be fooled by the name, though. They work all year round to help as many families as possible. They know that cancer doesn’t only affect the patient, but the entire family. We showed our support for this community organization with the charitable gift of $10,000.
Dec 5th, 1933 was a great day in American History. It marked the passage of the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution, repealing prohibition. Thirteen long years of alcohol prohibition were plagued by an upswing in violence and organized crime. Illicit alcohol still made its way to the streets, often of dubious and sometimes downright dangerous quality. So this repeal day, pick up a couple bottles of the “Real McCoy” and mix yourself a classic cocktail.
What makes Binny’s Beverage Depot the best place to find your new favorite wine? Is it our low prices? Our breathtaking selection? We like to think it’s because we have the friendliest, most knowledgeable wine staff around. So for this month’s Wine Hotline Staff Picks, we turned to our Downers Grove wine department for their favorite holiday recommendations.
On my most recent trip to Ireland I had the opportunity to travel with Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board) and attend their Origin Green Conference focused on sustainability and green food and beverage production in Ireland. I met Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny, watched the Gaelic football championship game (Ireland’s Superbowl) in a traditional Irish pub and visited my favorite brewery, Guinness.
Day one of my trip started in the County Cork at the historic Midleton Distillery. Midleton is home to Jameson, Powers, Paddy and pure potstill Redbreast, one of the best Irish whiskeys on our shelf. They also provide whiskey on contract to support long existing independent brands.
We’re kicking things off at the new Binny’s Evergreen Park, and some of our Chicago sports pals are stopping by to help us out. First:
Monday, December 2nd
Meet Chicago Blackhawks player Ben Smith courtesy of Bud Light and The Score. Ben will answer questions, sign photographs and pose for pictures. And he’s bringing some Bud Light Ice Crew ladies, too.
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The wait is over. Now… finally… you can come inside the brand new Binny’s Beverage Depot in Evergreen Park and buy stuff. Find us at 3447 W 95th St in Evergreen Park.
So far, a lot of people have remarked that it seems strange that just a few months ago, the building was a bowling alley. About that – we love the building and didn’t want to completely forget its heritage, so we built a shrine to Bleekers, complete with 20 original bowling pins, 28 bowling balls and bowling shoes in every size from baby to Bozo.
This is important: We are so proud to introduce Binny’s to this neighborhood. As a family-owned, Chicago-based company, we are passionate about community and heritage, and that’s why we’re so excited to be in Evergreen Park. Give us a visit. Check out our store, our selection, our prices, our mountains of beverages, and most importantly, our people.
The opening of Binny’s Evergreen Park, located at 3447 W. 95th Street is almost here. Wine racks are full, the beer cooler is well stocked and the staff looks like a bunch of rockstars! What else would you expect from Binny’s Beverage Depot? Here are some snaps from today. See you on Wednesday at 9am. Trust us, it’ll be worth your time!
With less than a week until doors open, the upcoming Binny’s in Evergreen Park is a flurry of activity. Yet more wine, spirits and beer arrive every day, and we have to sort it all, build displays and stock it to shelves. Nobody even has enough time to pose for proper photographs for our website. But somehow they have enough time to make comments like, “Hey jerk! Put down that camera and get to work.”
We’ll see you next week at Binny’s in Evergreen Park when we finally open the doors to the public. And maybe a week or two after that, store manager Jeff Bogdan can finally get some rest. (Pic of a tired Jeff Bogdan after the jump.)