Qdoba preview party
Get a sneak peek of the new Qdoba opening in Oakbrook Terrace and donate to help hungry kids at a preview party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. For a recommended $5 donation, receive an entree and regular soft drink. All donations go to benefit Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. Signature Qdoba entrees include the Mexican gumbo, the ancho chile barbecue burrito and the chicken queso burrito. The store opens Monday, Sept. 24. Qdoba, 17W639 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace. qdoba.com.
Pinstripes rolls into Oakbrook Center Mall
Get ready to bowl and play bocce at Pinstripes' fourth location, which opens in Oak Brook Saturday, Sept. 22. The 40,000-square-foot venue includes 16 bowling lanes, six indoor and four outdoor bocce courts, two outdoor fire pits and a bistro and bar. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, menu highlights include $10 bottomless chopped salad and spaghetti on Mondays and $4 burgers while bowling or playing bocce on Tuesdays. Pinstripes, 7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook. (630) 575-8700 or pinstripes.com.
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PL8's rice specials
Celebrate National Rice Month through Sept. 30 with a rainbow of rice and Chinese and sushi specials at PL8 Simply Asian. Featured rices include: Thai purple rice, Chinese black rice, red jasmine rice and Kokuho Cal Rose sushi rice. Specials include sticky rice shrimp dumplings for $6, Yang Chow fried rice with barbecue pork and shrimp for $12, cashew crusted salmon for $20, beef and rice cakes for $16 and the forbidden rice roll made with shrimp, pineapple, cilantro, jalapeno and white tuna with yellow and black tobiko for $12. PL8 Simply Asian, 736 Northwest Hwy., Barrington. (847) 382-1988 or pl8simplyasian.com.