September 9, 2011
For over 20 years, Ba Le Sandwich & Café has been serving the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago with some of the best Banh Mi this side of the Pacific Ocean. With a new home next to the original location that doubled in space, and an updated look and feel, Ba Le was not only attracting lots of new customers, it was also garnering a lot of attention from local chefs and the media! It was clear that Ba Le was in need of a new website that would provide more information to its current loyal customer base and would get the word out to those who haven’t had the chance to try this Chicago gem.
Ba Le is a delicate mix of contemporary and traditional, so when it came to designing www.BaLeSandwich.com, envisionit media made sure to mirror the contemporary new look and feel of the Ba Le brand while enticing visitors with savory menu items and a story rich in history. We also equipped the new site with an easy-to-use online ordering system, which would allow Ba Le’s customers the choice to have their order all ready to go so they don’t have to wait in line with all the new customers discovering the restaurant each day. Don’t have time to make it all the way up to Uptown to try Ba Le’s tasty banh mi? Not to worry. Ba Le is in the process of opening another location in Chinatown!
Check out Ba Le’s new website and start ordering some banh mi today! And make sure to order some bubble tea to wash down that tasty sandwich!
October 20, 2010
Does your restaurant embrace the latest and greatest in technology? Your restaurant has a Facebook page, big deal. You have a Twitter stream where you tweet the latest addition to the menu, so what. Oh, and you offer customers deals on Foursquare, how innovative. Your restaurant is hopelessly 2009 if the wine list isn’t on an iPad. Observe:
The Atlanta steakhouse, featured in The New York Times in September, decided their wine list was best served on the iPad, simplifying searches for some 1,350 bottles. The move increased wine sales by almost 11 percent, the owners say.
aria’s iPad app was actually developed right here by envisionit in Chicago, putting the menu right at the diner’s fingertips. The app gives additional information about aria’s wines, dish preparation, and definitions—because sometimes it’s difficult to tell what that potentially delicious French-sounding ingredient might actually be. Diners can then make their friends jealous by posting favorite menu items to Facebook, Twitter, or share them by email.
Naturally, New York City must have the most tech-based and healthy-resembling, tasty-sounding burger place in the history of ever. Go online, choose your burger facets (bun, choice of eight different patties, a “slice,” cheese, condiments, add-ons), give it a name, tell the world. If someone orders the YouBurger, you get $0.25 credit. Ordering online requires creating an online account, which is a nice extra step of hassle, but, apparently, there are iPads to order in-house and lots and lots of technologically advanced power outlets.
Making ordering a burrito simple with an iPhone app (online ordering also requires signing up for an account).
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March 16, 2010
Mmmmm….. I’m hungry from just writing that title, let alone from the last few months of being involved with the Joes.net refresh. That’s right, the classic Lettuce Entertain You restaurant has been given a bit of a virtual facelift. Joe’s is known not only for bringing the legendary Miami Beach stone crab to Chicago and Vegas or for their incredible seafood, steaks, desserts, and sides, but also for impeccable and approachable service, a lively atmosphere, and creative drink mixology. A few months back, Joe’s came to us concerned that their black and white website didn’t reflect any of these qualities. So it was time to pump just the right amount of color, energy, and Miami tradition into their site, combined with a level of class worthy of the culinary icon. All that, while also giving them a clean, easy-to-use content management system so they can keep current with their ever-changing menus, specials, and news. So without further ado, we present the new Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab.
And, psst! Attention Chicagoans: Joe’s has extended the 2010 Restaurant “Week” to a full month! So, you can still take advantage of their special multi-course lunch and dinner menus through the end of March. Check out the Restaurant Week menus here.
January 25, 2010
We’d like to congratulate our friends over at Lettuce Entertain You and the Melman family for their article in today’s Chicago Crain’s magazine. We have all enjoyed wonderful experiences at a number of Lettuce venues (all in the name of research of course), and we wish them much continued success!
Click to read their Crain’s article here.
January 12, 2010
Parties & Special Events by Lettuce Entertain You, Chicago’s well known hospitality group, has just launched a fabulous new website for booking your next party or special event. The new site features a branded redesign, streamlined navigation, easy event booking as well as a collection of details and photos of Lettuce’s beautiful restaurant venues.
So for your next social occasion, be sure to check out the many options and time-saving services of Parties & Special Events by Lettuce Entertain You! We know they will take good care of you.
Boogie on over to Lettuce Parties & Special Events at http://lettuceparties.com/
July 1, 2009
The friendly confines just got a whole lot more fun thanks to Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. This new site announces the duo’s partnership in bringing the “Captain” and its subsequent bar and lounge located at the southeast corner of Wrigley Field.
The Captain Morgan Club offers fans an array of exciting and unique experiences, appearances by Chicago Cubs players, coaches and Seventh Inning Stretch celebrity performers. With 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, it is Wrigleyville’s largest outdoor café. The Captain Morgan Club is the site of regular pre- and post-game television broadcasts, exciting parties, promotions and Cubs charity events.
No doubt we will be seeing a lot of Cubs fans with a little bit of Captain in them this baseball season!
June 5, 2009
Wow Bao, known for its steamed Bao buns and other casual Asian cuisine, is upping the ante for Bao lovers. If you love Bao, now you can get some love back with the Bao Mouth. First off, head on over to Twitter and follow Mr. Bao Mouth himself. If BaoMouth notices you saying good things about Wow Bao on Twitter, he may find you and thank you by suggesting you go to a local Wow Bao and tell them BaoMouth sent you, and you’ll get a treat! What kinda treats? Depends on BaoMouth — Could be anything from a free chocolate bao to a set of pot stickers to a quenching homemade ginger ale. Mmmmm!
You can also sign up for promotional deals on the Bao Mouth website, and be admitted to the exclusive club of Bao Mouths. You may even receive your own Bao Mouth card for redemption at your local Wow Bao restaurant.
Twitter today and win some WOWS from the Bao!
May 5, 2009
If you are heading to Vegas soon, be sure to stop into the Eiffel Tower Restaurant located in the Paris Hotel at the heart of the Vegas strip. The restaurant sits on the 11th floor of the Paris’ Eiffel Tower replica, offering grand views of the lively strip activity below.
Guests are whisked up to the restaurant in a glass elevator, opening up to the delicious hum of the expansive kitchen. After being seated in a sumptuous French style dining room, diners enjoy exquisite French cuisine by the renowned Chef Joho while taking in the breathtaking views of Las Vegas both day and night.
Check out the site for other offerings beyond just restaurant fare. Want to send a friend to Eiffel Tower on their next Vegas trip? Gift certificates are also available. And just to cap off your visit, purchase an Eiffel Tower ticket that will whisk you further up to the very top of the tower. Ooh la la!
Viva Las Vegas!
February 13, 2009
aria website - www.ariachicago.com
Find a new world Asian experience in the heart of Chicago at Aria’s new site.
Aria Restaurant and Bar launched their new website featuring it’s warm, exotic style located in the Windy City. Just within the lobby of Chicago’s premiere Fairmont Hotel, Aria is lead by Chef Brad Parsons, a local Chicago native whipping up cuisines that represent a number of global flavors.
Stop by Aria to enjoy their contemporary twist on conventional dining. Dinners are treated to an experiential and engaging concept offering a bold menu of new world Asian cuisine, combined with a delectable selection of sushi variations, and extensive wine list.
Escape to Aria for a wonderful global experience in a local setting. We recommend the sushi!
February 9, 2009
If you are looking for a bit of history (and we know Boston has a lot of it) but prefer to experience it with a few cocktails, we have the place for you: BOND Lounge.
BOND restaurant and lounge, owned by the Langham Hotel group, features a modern twist on cuisine and cocktails in a classic building. BOND is located in the former Federal Bank Reserve in Boston, hence its clever name and inspiring architecture. This destination is known for cosmopolitan dining, cocktails and entertainment. BOND also hosts the Dom Perignon Lounge, an exclusive balcony with seating for private events, overlooking the main restaurant. Be sure to check out the menu items while online!
So if you are visiting Boston, or are one of the locals, be sure to cash in at BOND Lounge and Restaurant.