JUN
11

Savor the 'Thrill of the Grill' every weekend throughout June!


This weekend’s weather forecast? Barbecue! And Sunset Foods has everything you need to get your grill on.

Come sample the very best of what Sunset's Meat Department offers every Saturday during our month-long "Thrill of the Grill." Taking place every Saturday, June 8 to June 29 from 11am-3pm, these fun events offer special values and lots of free samples. See schedule below for specific stores and details. In addition, grill enthusiasts can enter to win one of five Yeti coolers and $200 worth of Certified Angus Beef at Sunset’s Highland Park, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Long Grove, or Northbrook locations.

SCHEDULE

Saturday 6/8 Long Grove (Craft Sausage)
Saturday 6/15 Lake Forest (Certified Angus Beef Steaks)
Saturday 6/22 Northbrook (Sunset's All-Natural Pork Ribs & Chops)
Saturday 6/29 Libertyville (Poultry ~ Chicken)

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Giveaway Rules
THRILL OF THE GRILL GIVEAWAY - OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The THRILL OF THE GRILL GIVEAWAY ("GIVEAWAY") begins on June 6, 2018, at 7:00 am and ends on June 14, 2018, at 5:00 pm (the \"Promotion Period\").

The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF & SUNSET FOODS ("Sponsors"). By participating in the GIVEAWAY, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsors, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by email at comments@sunsetfoods.com during the Promotion Period.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of Illinois who are ELIGIBLE MINIMUM AGE (the \"Entrant\"). Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (the \"Promotion Entities\"), are ineligible to enter the Giveaway or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. "Household Members" shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. "Immediate Family Members" shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

3. PRIZES:

The grand prize is a Yeti Cooler and $200 in Certified Angus Beef. Additional prizes may be given away at the discretion of store management and will be posted in-store. Prizes may not be exchanged for cash. Participants can enter at any Sunset store location. Raffle boxes are located at the Customer Service Desk. No purchase required to enter. Winners will be chosen at random by the Sunset Store Manager where the entry was received. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. One entry is allowed per household, per store visit, but participants may enter as often as they wish. Winners will be notified by email. One winner per household. Winners have 60 days to claim their prize or they forfeit the prize. Sunset will not share or use any details collected from the entries. Winners will be posted here and on Sunset's Facebook page.

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OCT
24

Happy Birthday! Come Celebrate 20 Years in Libertyville

LBV 20th WEB

2018 marks an important milestone for Sunset Foods as we celebrate two decades of service to the Village of Libertyville and the surrounding communities. To mark the occasion, we are hosting Customer Appreciation Celebration marking our Libertyville location’s 20th anniversary. This location showcases the very best of what Sunset has to offer and offers the cozy neighborhood ambience which has made Sunset a preferred shopping destination for decades. This event is being held on Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm and will feature over over 40 food sampling stations throughout the store. 

What does it take for a company to reach two decades? Dedication to the community, commitment to associates and customers and have outstanding selections at competitive prices. When the first Sunset Foods opened in Highland Park 82 years ago, it was a place for local shoppers to purchase a wide array of food, but more importantly it was a place to gather with friends and neighbors so everybody's groceries felt a little lighter. This Appreciation event is a celebration of that spirit and a time to enjoy some great food, great sale prices, birthday cake, and chance to mingle, and to share happy memories from the last 20 years of shopping at Sunset Foods.

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MAR
13

Pi Day Celebration! 9" Apple Pies for $6.49!

Pi Day Celebration! 9" Apple Pies for $6.49!

Indulge your inner nerd this Pi Day (that's March 14th, or 3.14) and enjoy 9-inch Gardner apple pies for $6.49.

Gardner Pies are refreshingly old-fashioned and bursting with homemade goodness. Don't miss this special, one-day only price at your local Sunset Bakery. 

 

Pi Day event ad

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MAR
01

Blackberry Cabernet Roast Eye of Round

ROUND ROAST

Red wine and blackberries act as a tenderizer for this cut of meat often used for pot roast. For the best flavor and texture, roast to medium rare then slice across the grain. The Cabernet blackberry au jus is an elegant finish that cooks quickly in the roasting pan after the meat is done.

 

Ingredients

Roast with marinade

5 lbs. eye of round beef roast
1 Package Driscoll's Blackberries, plus more for garnish
2 Cups Cabernet Sauvignon
4 Cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves, plus more for garnish
1 Tbsp. thyme leaves, plus more for garnish
2 Teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
2 Teaspoons salt
1/2 Tsp. ground black pepper
2 Teaspoons cracked pepper melange

Blackberry Cabernet Au Jus

1 Package Driscoll's Blackberries (6 ounces or about 1 1/3 cups)
2 Cups beef broth
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 Cup Cabernet Sauvignon
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Directions
Roast with marinade

Heat oven to 425°F.

Pierce all sides of meat using a meat fork every 1 inch and place in a large resealable plastic bag.

Purée blackberries in a blender or food processor. Press through a sieve to remove seeds. Discard solids. Combine blackberry purée, Cabernet, garlic, rosemary, thyme, sage, salt and black pepper in a small bowl. Pour mixture over roast and seal bag. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight, turning roast occasionally.

Drain meat from marinade. Sprinkle cracked pepper mélange evenly over meat and place in a large roasting pan. Pour 1 cup marinade from plastic bag into roasting pan. Discard remaining marinade. Roast 15 minutes, reduce oven to 350°F Continue to roast 50 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 145°F for medium rare. Remove meat from roasting pan. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain.

Blackberry Cabernet Au Jus

Purée 1/2 cup blackberries in a blender or food processor. Press through a sieve to remove seeds. Discard solids. Using a wooden spoon, loosen and dissolve any browned bits in roasting pan. Stir in blackberry puree, beef broth, cornstarch and Cabernet. Place roasting pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Stir in remaining blackberries. Season with salt and pepper.

To Serve

Garnish platter with rosemary, thyme and blackberries.

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JAN
18

All Supplements & Protein Powders 20% Off 1/17-1/24

Get ready to shop, save, and support your health! Now's the time to stock up on your favorite products and finally get that vitamin D you've been meaning to pick up. 

Need help choosing the right supplements for you? Want a Dietitian's input on your supplement regimen? Stop by our Lake Forest store on Saturday, 1/20, from 11am-2pm to meet Courtney, our Registered Dietitian. She'll be available to field questions and share her favorite products. Plus snag free samples and coupons!

 

New Years Wellness Sale

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DEC
04

Get Fancy: Champagne and Caviar Tasting 12/16/17

Get Fancy: Champagne and Caviar Tasting 12/16/17

Go ahead and spoil yourself. Indulge in the finer things at our Champagne and Caviar tasting on Saturday, December 16th, from 12pm-3pm, at all Sunset locations.

Ring in the New Year with a bit of luxury, or find that unique gift for the person who has everything. Discover flavor nuances while enjoying deep discounts on these highly coveted items.

This event is free to attend. Sale prices are valid on champagnes throughout the week, though caviar discounts apply only on 12/16/17. 

Champagne and caviar event flyer

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DEC
04

Santa’s Reindeer at Lake Forest Sunset 12/16/17

Santa’s Reindeer at Lake Forest Sunset 12/16/17

Santa’s reindeer are bringing extra magic to Sunset Foods this Christmas.

Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the gang will be spreading some Christmas cheer at our Lake Forest store on Saturday, December 16th from 10am-2pm.

Petting is encouraged! Don't miss this festive photo opp with the kids. (Next year’s Christmas card, anyone?) 

Reindeer event flyer

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NOV
27

Sunset's 12 Days of Christmas ~ 12 Days of Savings

Sunset's 12 Days of Christmas ~ 12 Days of Savings

Celebrate the holiday season with savings! 

Enjoy one-day deals throughout the store, December 1st - 12th only

Golden tilapia 4.98/lb Spanish Clementines 5.99 5 lb box
Cranberry tuna salad 4.98 lb Breckenridge bourbon 34.99
Boneless skinless chicken breast 2.99 lb Rotisserie chicken 5.00 ea
Pineapple whole or cored Premium jumbo lump crab cakes 4oz 3.75 ea
Snapple teas 16oz 6pack 3.49 3 Floyds beer 6pack 9.99
Ground chuck 2.99 lb Sunsets all natural chocolate chip cookies 6 ct package 2.99

 

 

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NOV
27

Annual Gingerbread House Decorating & Seasonal Sampling

Annual Gingerbread House Decorating & Seasonal Sampling

One of our favorite holiday traditions continues! Join us for seasonal family fun during our annual Gingerbread House Decorating event on Saturday, December 9th, from 11am-4pm, at all Sunset locations. 

$15 gets you a prebuilt gingerbread house and all the gumdrops, candy canes, frosting, and other goodies you’ll need to decorate the gingerbread house of your dreams. Take it home, give it as a gift, or enjoy it yourself.

Space is limited, so please sign up with the customer service desk (either in-person or over the phone) of your favorite Sunset store.

This is event isn’t just for the little ones. Moms and Dads: we’re bringing you tasty inspiration for your holiday menu. Sample holiday items from our favorite vendors throughout the store. See you there! 

Gingerbread event info

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OCT
10

Fall Fun: Apple Dipping & Pumpkin Carving at Sunset’s Bakery

Nothing says fall like dipped apples and carved pumpkins. Join us in the Bakery department of your local Sunset for some fall fun—without any of the clean up!

Show off your craftsmanship and carve your very own pumpkin for $5. You bring the creativity, we’ll provide the pumpkins, tools, and Halloween spirit. Pumpkin carving is from 10am-3pm on Saturday, 10/21.

Nothing beats a freshly dipped caramel apple. Swing by our Bakery and decorate with your choice of yummy toppings. Apple dipping is from 11am-2pm on Saturday, 10/21.

These sweet seaonal events will take place at all Sunset locations. All ages are welcome! 

Apple dipping pumpkin carving event poster

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MAR
01

Hawaiian Seafood - Safe, Sustainable, Tested, Traceable

While Sunset carries fresh, sustainably-caught Hawaiian seafood year-round, this week we celebrate the flavors of the islands by overnight air-expressing an expanded assortment of freshly caught fish direct from Hawaii.

A selection of the fresh Hawaiian fish you can get at your local Sunset Foods includes: Ahi Tuna, Shutome, Mahi Mahi, Onaga, Ono, Monchong, and Opah. These fish are all line-caught in the open ocean off the Hawaiian Islands.

Ahi Tuna

Ahi Tuna

Also known as Yellowfin Tuna, this exceptional fish can be served raw as sashimi or sushi, offers a distinctive yet mild flavor, and has a pleasantly firm texture. Ahi is also delicious lightly seared and will absorb the flavor of whatever it’s cooked in.

Opah

Opah

Also known as Moonfish, this distinctive tropical fish combines a rich flavor with a firm and hearty texture. Opah’s pinkish orange flesh, is easy to prepare, and is as delicious raw, steamed, or smoked as it is baked, broiled, or sautéed.

Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi

Also known as Dorado, this deliciously sweet and perfectly mild fish offers a crowd-pleasing flaky texture without being dry. Mahi Mahi is wonderfully versatile and is well suited for any recipe that calls for white fish.                             

Ono

Ono

Ono means “good to eat” in Hawaiian, and for good reason! This exceptionally sweet and buttery fish is appealing to many and can be used in a variety of dishes. Like Ahi Tuna, Ono is especially delicious when served grilled or raw.

Onaga

Onaga

Also known as Hawaiian Red Snapper, this world-renowned fish combines a mildly sweet flavor with an exquisite texture. Onaga can be served raw, but also becomes sweeter and delicately flaky when cooked.                                     

Shutome

Shutome

Also known as Broadbill Swordfish, this versatile and premium fish is easy to prepare and offers rich flavor as well as a smooth and tender texture. Shutome is ideal for grilling and is packed with lean protein, omega-3s, and vitamin B6.

Monchong

Monchong

Monchong is a versatile white-fleshed fish that can only befound in Hawaii. This unique fish is tender and moist and has a fantastic buttery flavor. Monchong is well suited to sautéing, baking, and poaching and is also firm enough for the grill.

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OCT
20

Fall Festival: Pumpkin Carving ~ Apple Dipping

SUNSET CARAMEL APPLE DIPPING PUMPKIN CARVING WEB GRAPHIC

Fall is finally here and Sunset Foods is celebrating the season in style! On Saturday, October 22, the store is hosting its community Fall Festival Weekend with a multiple fun, educational, and delicious seasonal events. With so many events happening in one weekend, Sunset’s Fall Festival is sure to have something for the whole family. Sunset encourages you to mark your calendars, because this is one celebration you won’t want to miss.

Just in time for Halloween, Sunset is hosting a pumpkin carving at all stores from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family-friendly event is a great opportunity for customers to be creative while they practice their pumpkin carving skills for just $5 per pumpkin. Whether customers want their pumpkins to be cute or spooky, this event is for everyone who enjoys Halloween.

Nothing says fall quite like delicious caramel apples. Come watch how this seasonal sweet treat is made and enjoy one (or two) of your own! Sunset’s Bakery is hosting its Caramel Apple Dipping day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. so be sure to stop by any of our stores to participate!

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SEP
16

What's For Dinner September Menu

You can try our Deli's ready-to-go chef-prepared What’s for Dinner meals before you buy them. These grab-and-go meals are available from 2pm-9pm with sampling taking place from 4pm-6pm.

 

If you are using a mobile device or need an accessible version of this menu, click here

 

What's For Dinner September Menu

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SEP
09

Fall Cheese Tasting Events

We’re kicking off a new weekend cheese tasting series that offers the opportunity to learn about dozens of delectable cheeses while getting the chance to sample them all.

This series is much more than just a tasting event. It’s a grand tour with some of the best artisanal guides in the business. Guests are invited to explore Sunset’s wide range of high-quality cheeses and talk with cheese experts.

The wide array of cheeses showcased each week will include plenty of the best quality international and domestic varieties. We’ll have creamy and flavorful options from Ireland’s Kerrygold, France’s Champs-Élysées, Italy’s Isola, and Spain’s Manchego. Our experts will also feature savory local and domestic offerings including Wisconsin Artisan Cheese, La Bottega Di Belgioioso, and Sartori cheeses.

Join us Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enjoy this free event! It all kicks off September 10 at Sunset’s Highland Park location, September 17 at our Northbrook location, September 24 at our Lake Forest location, October 8 at our Long Grove location, and October 22 at our Libertyville location.

Cheese TrayCheese TastingPicture 2016 09 09 at 4.54.00 PM

 

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