Go al fresco at Agio's
A new and improved patio deserves a warm welcome, and at Agio Italian Bistro there are plenty of options for a toast. A $9 martini list includes Cosmopolitans, a champagne martini and other flavors including chocolate, lemon drop, espresso and orange. Wines by the glass range in price from $7 to $12 and include Anakena sauvignon blanc, Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc, Hahn Estate Pinot Noir and Silver Palm cabernet sauvignon.
Agio Italian Bistro is located at 64 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. (847) 991-2150 or agiobistro.com.
High West Whiskey
Park City, Utah-based High West Whiskey takes over Niche for a whiskey dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. The night starts with a High Moon, made with High West 7000 peach-infused vodka, Barenjager and fresh muddled basil topped with Prosecco. Other High West cocktails include the Boureye and Rocky Mountain Rye. $60 per person includes drinks and a three-course meal.
Niche is at 14 S. Third St., Geneva. (630) 262-1000 or nichegeneva.com.
Toast the Fourth
Celebrate the 4s at Glenview House -- the Fourth of July with $4 drink specials including mimosas and signature bloody mary drinks made with dill pickle, beef jerky, shrimp and stuffed green olive garnish. Or grab a cold domestic craft draft beer for $4. Holiday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Glenview House is at 1843 Glenview Road, Glenview. (847) 724-0692 or theglenviewhouse.com.