August 2020 Monthly Fling

August 2020 Monthly Fling

The Banh Mi

Spicy Cauliflower Bites

Asian Ginger Wings

August Monthly Fling Full Bundle

Come with us, in spirit, across the Pacific. It’s August’s Monthly Fling. Order online now

Let’s turn the perfect Vietnamese sandwich into the perfect Vietnamese pizza. It’s the Banh Mi, featuring shaved beef on a Korean pepper sauce base with a pickled veggie medley of cucumbers, radishes and shredded carrots. Say “bonn me,” not “ban me”. Because you don’t want us to ban you from this one. It’s one of your new Fling favs.

Riding shotgun is a sneaky-good basket of spicy cauliflower bites that you’ll keep popping until they’re gone and you realize you need to order some more. And the Asian Ginger wings showcase a fresh ginger glaze with flavors of savory soy sauce, ripe chiles, and garlic. Yum.

Bring some Asian flavors to your table this month! It’s August’s Monthly Fling, available at Flingers Pizza Pub during August only, for outdoor dining, pickup and delivery.

Pricing:
The Banh Mi ($15.49/$19.49)
Spicy Cauliflower Bites ($6.99)
Asian Ginger Wings ($8.29/$14.99)

 

 

July’s Monthly Fling (2020)

Island theme or America theme? Let’s do both. It’s July’s Monthly Fling.

First, it’s the BLT Bomb, as the classic summer comfort food comes to a cheesebomb. The traditional toppings and big flavor will fill you with nostalgic happiness. On the opposite end of the spectrum, it’s the Total Jerk. This guy is obnoxious. I mean just look at him. His Caribbean jerk sauce and jalapeños will set your mouth on fire, and the chopped garlic and onions will set your breath on fire. (For real though, it’s delicious. Our new smoked chicken tastes killer with the jerk sauce.)

Down menu, it’s the Liberty Salad featuring the red, white, and blue flourish of strawberries, almonds, and blueberries. And then try these Castaway Glaze Wings, featuring tropical & rum flavors. Finally, at the bar, when the world’s weighin’ down on you, Tropic Like It’s Hott. Tropic Like It’s Hott… It’s a rum combo cocktail with lots of refreshing tropical explosions. You’ll love it.

Flip flops, beach, ‘Merica. It’s July Monthly Fling, available at Flingers Pizza Pub during July only, for dine-in, pickup and delivery.

Pricing:
BLT Bomb ($15.49/$19.49)
The Total Jerk ($15.49/$19.49)
Liberty Salad ($8.99)
Castaway Glaze Wings ($8.29/$14.99)
Tropic Like It’s Hott ($6)

 

 

 

 

 

Flingers is OPEN

Flingers Coronavirus Update (July 30, 2020)

Effective 3pm, Thursday, July 30, 2020

FLINGERS IS OPEN FOR DELIVERY, PICKUP & OUTDOOR DINING!

Hey Flingers fans! Effective 3pm July 30, we’ll be back open for delivery, pickup, and outdoor dining! Lots of details below if you’re interested, but here are the headlines: tests were all negative, on-site dining will return exclusively to outdoor-only like we did back in June, and we hope you’ll order Flingers soon!

Flingers public statement explaining our recent July 26 closure and subsequent July 30 re-opening.

 

FULL TEXT of July 30 statement:

Effective at 3pm, July 30, 2020, Flingers is OPEN for delivery, pickup, and outdoor dining! (Indoor dining will remain suspended indefinitely.)

Recap:
On Sunday (7/26) we made the decision to close all operations. At the time we made that decision, no employee had received a positive test. Again, we did not close because someone on staff tested positive. Rather, two front-of-house employees responsibly informed us that, during a personal interaction away from Flingers, they had been in the vicinity of someone else who later received a positive test. Our two employees never became symptomatic, and there was never any evidence to suggest they posed a risk, but to err on the aggressive side of caution, we chose to suspend indoor dining, followed shortly thereafter by choosing to close all operations so that any of our staff’s lingering doubts and concerns could be alleviated through an employee-wide round of testing.

New Information:
We’re happy to report that the two employees in question have both tested negative. And not just once, but twice. In our effort to go above-and-beyond and remove any potential false results, Employee 1 was tested twice, as was Employee 2. All four tests came back negative. Subsequently, the rest of our staff also agreed to be tested, and of the 20+ who have received results, all have been negative.

Going Forward:
During our shutdown earlier this week, we created a small internal taskforce charged with developing new policies that protect our team while also avoiding future operational shutdowns. Those details can remain internal (as they impact staff, not customers), but we believe we’ve developed a solid plan which achieves both those goals.

To customers…as we return to delivery, pickup, and outdoor-only dining effective July 30, we expect your experience to be great! Similar to how it was in June, we’ll move the picnic tables back out into the parking lot, and you can still pop inside to use the restroom. The only difference from June is that we will continue with table-side service rather than asking you to order at the outdoor host stand. We hope you’ll choose to come have a beer and dine outside with us soon!

 

 

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Previous update from Sun, July 26

Effective July 26, 2020, 3pm

FLINGERS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

Hey everyone. After careful consideration, and out of an abundance of proactive caution, we’ve decided to temporarily shutdown all operations here at Flingers (including delivery and pickup), effective immediately (Sun, 7/26). This week, we’ll continue to deep clean the entire restaurant, and all 40+ employees will receive tests to ensure both good health and peace of mind. This is not a decision we take lightly, but our employees are the engine that makes Flingers run, and their health is our priority. Hang with us. We’ll see you again soon.

 

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Previous Update from Sat, July 25

FLINGERS SUSPENDS INDOOR DINING, BUT OUTDOOR SEATING, PICKUP & DELIVERY REMAIN OPEN

Hey everyone! We’re suspending indoor dine-in service for the rest of the night (Sat, 7/25) to deep clean the inside of the restaurant, and will then be returning exclusively to outdoor dining service beginning Sunday morning 7/26. Earlier this week, two front-of-house employees were in the vicinity of a person who later received a positive test. This interaction did not take place at Flingers, and as our employees were also properly socially distanced, there’s currently no evidence to suggest they were effected, but to err on the extreme side of caution, we’ve chosen to suspend indoor dine-in. And our two employees are, of course, taking subsequent precautions as well. Pickup and delivery service will safely continue tonight, and outdoor dining in the beer garden will open back up tomorrow (Sunday). If any other updates are necessary, we’ll keep you informed. Thanks!

Thumbnail describing May's Monthly Fling at Flingers Pizza Pub

May Monthly Fling (2020)

The new Desperado pizza at Flingers Pizza Pub

Desperado Pizza in May’s Monthly Fling

The new Street Taco Fries at Flingers Pizza Pub

Street Taco Fries in May’s Monthly Fling

The new Chili-Lime Dry Rub Wings at Flingers Pizza Pub

Chili-Lime Dry Rub Wings in May’s Monthly Fling

The full May Monthly Fling at Flingers Pizza Pub

The full bundle in May’s Monthly Fling

 

Mask up, outlaw. It’s May’s Monthly Fling. Order online now: bit.ly/OrderFlingersOnline

Welcome to the strange wilderness known as May 2020, lol. Blaze a trail through this crucial month with our new pizza…The Desperado. Featuring carnitas & jalapeños on a garlic butter base with a cool rope of cilantro lime crema to balance the heat, we think it’ll be one of your new favorites.

Riding shotgun is a new appetizer of Street Taco Fries, with a pile of carnitas, cheddar, cilantro lime crema, and our homemade pico de gallo smothering a stack of Flingers fries…and then a new Chili-Lime Dry Rub for our wings.

This is one that you don’t overthink; you just order all 3 pieces and enjoy yourself while keeping your eyes on the promised land ahead. Available at Flingers Pizza Pub in May only, for pickup and delivery.
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Pricing:
Desperado ($14.99/$18.99)
Chili-Lime Dry Rub Wings ($7.99/$14.99)
Street Taco Fries ($9.49)

 

Growler Bomb Special

Flingers Growler Bomb Special

NEW SPECIAL! Introducing the Growler Bomb Special, where you get a free Tiny Bomb when you buy a growler of craft beer. More details below…please read ‘em, because your question has already been anticipated & answered.

 

GENERAL INFO

◾ Special valid Monday thru Thursday only
◾ Yes, the special is available for both pickup and delivery (delivery orders will be credit card only, no cash)
◾ Yes, the special is available through online ordering! (See specific details below)
◾ Yes, the special applies both to new growler jugs from us ($5 upcharge) and refills if you already have a growler. (See specific details below)
◾ No ‘per person’ limits. If you get 3 growlers, you’ll get 3 free Tiny Bombs.
◾ No, you can’t add toppings to your free Tiny Bomb.
◾ In addition to our Online Ordering interface, all growler pricing is also on our Untappd here: bit.ly/FPPUntappd
◾ Remember, a growler should be consumed within one week of purchase, and 2 days after opened.

 

IF ORDERING ONLINE…

◾ Get started here: bit.ly/OrderFlingersOnline and then once you get to the Menu, click the Daily Specials tab on the left. Use this interface to apply your coupon for the Growler Bomb Special and then choose your beer.
◾ If you choose to order online, whether for pickup or delivery, you’ll be buying a new growler jug from us. This is obvious for delivery (since we have to bring your beer to you in something). But for pickup, you may think to yourself, “Hey, I already have my own growler jug, so I’ll order online for pickup, and then I’ll just bring my own growler for a refill…” NO. You can’t do that. Not when ordering online. If you’re ordering online, even for pickup, you must buy a new growler from us. If you want your own growler re-filled, you can’t order online.

 

PICKUP

◾ Call ahead or order online and we’ll have a filled growler(s) & your free Tiny Bomb(s) waiting for you when you arrive, or…
◾ Just drive-up unannounced and order on-the-spot at the window
◾ If you do just pull up to the pickup window and order on-the-spot, we’ll obviously have to go make your free Tiny Bomb real quick…which is fine! That takes about 10 minutes start-to-finish, so if we finish filling your growler first, we may ask you to pull up out of the way, and then we’ll bring your free Tiny Bomb out to you when it’s done.

 

PICKUP (if bringing your own growler)

◾ If you’re bringing your own growler for a refill, you MUST order on-the-spot at the window. No call-aheads and no online ordering if you’re bringing your own growlers.
◾ HOWEVER, if you want additional food BEYOND the free Tiny Bomb that comes with your growler, it’s okay to place the additional FOOD order online in advance so we can have it ready when you eventually show up. But if you’re bringing your own growler for a refill, you just can’t do anything “growler-related” in advance.
◾ Also, if you’re bringing your own for a refill, it MUST be a proper 64oz growler or 32oz howler. Random containers will NOT be filled.

 

GOT ALL THAT! There may be a quiz….lol

April’s Monthly Fling (2020)

April's Monthly Fling Winners

April is not canceled. At least not for your Monthly Fling.

You voted from among some of last year’s best-sellers and assembled your own greatest hits album for the month of April, headlined by Ya Filthy Animal (the Home Alone-inspired pizza featuring crispy breaded chicken, diced tomato, fresh mozzarella, Italian seasoning and fresh basil)….and backed-up by Smoked Gouda Mac Bites and Spicy Korean BBQ Wings. Available now for pickup and delivery.

Sure it’s just pizza & wings, but hopefully it can remind you of what’s normal, get you through the abnormal, and give you hope that normal will return again. Remember, April showers…bring May flowers.

Pricing:
Ya Filthy Animal ($15.49/$19.49)
Spicy Korean BBQ Wings ($7.99/$14.99)
Smoked Gouda Mac Bites ($6.99)

Flingers April Monthly Fling - Filthy Animal

Flingers April Monthly Fling Smoked Gouda Mac Bites

Flingers April Monthly Fling Spicy Korean BBQ Wings

 

Flingers Coronavirus Update (May 30, 2020)

Effective May 30, 2020

FLINGERS RE-OPENS WITH OUTDOOR SEATING

Flingers is now open for outdoor seating. Lots of details below, but remember this and you’ll be fine: SIT, SCAN, STAND. First, you SIT down. Next, you SCAN the QR code at your table to access the menu on your phone. Then you walk up and order at the service STAND. SIT, SCAN, STAND. Got it?

More details below:

ALL outdoor seating will be first come, first served. We will not be accepting reservations, nor call aheads, for any of the outdoor seating at any time. We’re moving a handful of 4-seat bar tables into the Beer Garden, and moving the 6-seat blue picnic benches into the west parking spaces that face our front door. So when you pull in, PLEASE drive slowly, because there will now be people on both sides of you. And as a guest sitting at one of the blue picnic benches, PLEASE look left before coming up to the service stand.

After you park, the first thing you should do is grab an open table (if one is available) and SIT down. There’s only a handful of them. We’ll see you. If all the tables are occupied when you get here, go up to the service stand, ask to be placed on the waitlist, and we’ll give you a buzzer. You’re then welcome to linger in your car or in a properly-distanced area and have a beer until your buzzer goes off. Also, if you pull-in and see all the tables are full, assume there’s other people waiting with buzzers, and go ask at the service stand. Don’t be the new guy who swoops in and takes a table someone else has been waiting for.

So…..park, and if there’s an open table, SIT first.

Once you’re sitting at a table, whip out your smartphone camera and SCAN the QR code on the napkin holder to access the menu. We put the whole thing on a new website, so you’ll be able to tap, swipe, pinch and zoom around to figure out what you want.

When you’re ready to order, have one person in your party get up, walk over to the service STAND, and place the whole order for the table. While at the stand, you’ll have the opportunity to wash your hands, and then you’ll be responsible for taking paper plates and plastic silverware back to your table. After that, just hang out at your table and your food and drinks will be brought out to you.

SIT, SCAN, STAND. Got it?

During your visit, there may be a staff member occasionally walking by to collect garbage (like airplane flight attendants do), but you will not have a server regularly walking by to ask about refills or drinks. So if you want a soda refill or want to order something else during your visit (like another round of beers), please go back up to the service stand and place that order yourself.

When you’re finished and ready to close-out your ticket, go up and pay at the service stand.

Some additional notes:
• We will close down ALL outdoor seating in advance of potentially inclement weather. Admittedly, we’ll play this by ear, but if the forecast calls for rain, expect that we will be shutting it all down. We’ll do our best to communicate these decisions to you on the Flingers Twitter, but feel free to call and ask for updates.
• You’re welcome to use the bathrooms inside, but you must wear a facemask to gain entry.
• No more than 6 people in a party.
• No smoking or vaping outside, even at the blue picnic tables.
• If anyone from your table wants to come wash their hands at the service stand, that’s fine. We’ll have either sanitizer or soap-and-water options available.
• A new glass will be brought to you if you want a drink refill. And at the end, if you have leftovers, we’ll give you an empty box to load them up yourself.
• Still open at 11am everyday, but outdoor seating will close at 9pm Sun-Thu, and 10pm Fri & Sat.

Thank you, and we can’t wait to see you again!

 

 

 

Previous Updates…

Full Text Below:

To Flingers friends & customers, As we continue to observe the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Pritzker through its current end date of April 7, we remain open exclusively for carry-out and delivery service for both food and growler fills. And of course, we continue to take extra precautions to make these experiences as safe as possible. Additionally, below are a few highlighted updates.

New Hours Effective March 30:
We remain OPEN at 11am, every day of the week. Our new daily closing hours for pickup and delivery are as follows: Sunday – Thursday | closed at 11pm Friday – Saturday | closed at Midnight

If Phones are Busy or Online Ordering says ‘Closed’ (PLEASE READ BELOW!)
Flingers uses a 3rd party service for online ordering, giving us limited control over the alerts you see. Currently, when you try to place an online order outside of our open hours, you are shown a red alert that says the store is closed. Ordinarily, this isn’t a problem because you simply assume the store is closed “for the day.” But given the current situation, that same alert could be misunderstood as Flingers being closed “all the time.” We want to assure you that Flingers is not closed. We are still open for pickup & delivery during the new hours above throughout the duration of the stay-at-home order. If you see the red ‘closed’ alert in our online ordering system, it likely means that you’re trying to order outside of our open hours. Occasionally however (such as busy Friday or Saturday dinner times), you may see the red ‘closed’ alert during our open hours. If so, it only means we have manually turned off online ordering temporarily because our ovens cannot handle any new orders that day; it does not mean the store itself is ‘closed’ overall. Same goes for endlessly busy phones. If you call during our open hours but still can’t get through after several attempts, it likely means we have manually shut our phones off temporarily because our ovens cannot handle any new orders at that time. Busy phones do not mean the store is ‘closed’ overall.

Thank you for your continued support!

Growlers | Sunday, 3/22 ONLY

 

Hey, you guys want all this craft beer? GROWLERS. Sunday, 3/22 only (for now). Details below, please read…

There are 27 craft beers on tap (currently listed on Untappd and above in the graphic). Also, HUGE shout-out to Riggs Beer Company for helping us with everything!

 

GENERAL INFO

◾ Cannot place any growler orders online. Gotta call, or just stop by the pickup window and order on the spot.
◾ No ‘per person’ limits. Order as many as you can afford, beer hoarder.
◾ First come, first served.
◾ All pricing is on our Untappd here: bit.ly/FPPUntappd
◾ As kegs blow, they will be removed from Untappd (we’ll try to keep up)
◾ Sorry, you will not get a free pizza ‘Keg Blow Card’ for blowing a keg
◾ If you keep trying to call but can’t get through, we may have shut the phones off. In that case, you’ll just have to drive-up to the window.
◾ We will NOT accept growler orders via social media. Nice try tho.
◾ Remember, a growler should be consumed within one week of purchase, and 2 days after opened.
◾ Please be patient with us.

 

DELIVERY

◾ Yes, we will deliver growlers. Call to order.
◾ Delivery orders will be credit card only, no cash.
◾ There will be a $5 upcharge per growler on top of the price listed on Untappd (since you need to buy one of our growlers in order for us to bring it to you. It will not be a deposit; you’re buying a growler for $5).
◾ If you want both food AND a growler delivered, DO NOT place the food order online and then call to place the growler order. Just CALL for everything.
◾ Please be patient with us.

 

PICKUP (if bringing your own growler)

◾ Yes, you can bring your own growlers (64oz) and/or howlers (32oz) and we will fill them at no extra upcharge.
◾ Just drive-up unannounced and order on-the-spot at the window
◾ Again, if you are bringing your own, you MUST order on-the-spot at the window. NO CALL AHEADS if you’re bringing your own growlers.
◾ Also, if you’re bringing your own, it MUST be a proper growler. Random containers will NOT be filled.
◾ Please be patient with us.

 

PICKUP (if NOT bringing your own growler)

◾ Yes, you can still come buy & pickup growlers at our window if you don’t have your own growler.
◾ Call ahead and we’ll have a filled growler(s) waiting for you when you arrive, or…
◾ Just drive-up unannounced and order on-the-spot at the window
◾ Remember if choosing this option that you’ll have to buy our growler at the window (for the $5 upcharge per growler).

 

JEEZ! Enough info for ya!? Get ready. Sunday’s gonna be awesome. And please, be patient with us.

Flingers Coronavirus Update (March 16, 2020)

Flingers Pizza Pub will continue to be open with our regular carry-out and delivery hours, and we look forward to serving you exclusively in those capacities while our dine-in and Lightning Lunch services are temporarily suspended from March 17-30. Additionally, our delivery and carry-out staff will proactively be taking extra precautions to make these interactions as safe as possible. Start your online order now: http://bit.ly/OrderFlingersOnline, and read more in our full statement below:

 

 

Full Text:


 

To Flingers friends & customers, As strong proponents of the social distancing procedures being widely implemented across the country, we will choose to follow Governor Pritzker’s recommendation that restaurants and bars move exclusively to carry-out and delivery service between March 17th – 30th. While this means our dine-in service is temporarily suspended, we look forward to serving you via delivery & carry-out over the next couple weeks. Further, here are a few extra precautions we’re taking to make your delivery & carry-out experiences as safe as possible.

Flingers is uniquely well-positioned for a safe carry-out experience given our easy drive-up window. We’re directing staff to disinfect the bell after each transaction is completed, so when you arrive, be assured that ringing the bell will be a safe experience. We would ask that you: 1) minimize the use of cash, or 2) order & pay online before you arrive to minimize the need for debit/credit cards to be passed back-and-forth. Each transaction will be a contactless pickup. Also, our Lightning Lunch service will be temporarily suspended.

While your order is always well-protected inside boxes & insulated bags, we’re still directing our drivers to wash their hands before & after each delivery, and also to sanitize their car after each delivery. If possible, minimizing the use of cash is appreciated. Additionally, we will begin texting you within 5-10 minutes of receiving your online order to provide you with a more accurate estimated delivery time. As we add drivers to the schedule to keep delivery times reasonable, we hope this extra communication helps you plan meals as you navigate these waters with your family. Contactless delivery will also happen upon request.

Already last week, we had begun requiring staff to disinfect everything, and often. From check presenters to menus, to door handles and even gift cards, any surfaces that naturally experience contact by both staff and customers were being wiped-down regularly, and that process will continue even after the dine-in suspension is lifted and life returns back to normal. For now, we look forward to serving you through our delivery and carry-out services for the next couple weeks, and hope that the precautions we’re all taking during this time will allow us to see you back at the bar in April.

Pat Fruin, Owner

 

Tiny Tap Takeover Tour | Sixpoint Brewery (Thu, March 12)

Straight outta Brooklyn, Sixpoint Brewery arrives at Flingers.

The 2020 Tiny Tap Takeover Tour kicks off Thursday (March 12) at 4pm with an IPA flourish as Sixpoint launches into the bar, grabbing 4 taps to feature Resin, Bengali, Hootie, and Meltdown. And it’s also a Sixpoint pint glass giveaway! Buy a pint, keep the glass (while supplies last; one glass per person).

Introduce yourself to a new brewery on Thursday afternoon, March 12 as Sixpoint comes to Flingers. See ya then!