Arrowhead's German flavors
Now through Oct. 7, enjoy Oktoberfest favorites at Arrowhead Golf Club. Try German treats including Munich-style potato pancakes, known for their crispy exterior and melt-in-your-mouth interior, homemade spaetzle and sauerkraut, wurst and schweinsaxe or Thuringer and knackwurst and red cabbage.
Arrowhead Golf Club is at 26W151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton. (630) 510-5070 or arrowheadgolfclub.org.
Zak's new items
Give a warm welcome to the newbies at Zak's Place -- fresh starters and entrees recently added to the menu. Starters include panko-crusted pork belly with sweet potato purée, orange and honey reduction with shredded jicama apple slaw for $11 or the grilled calamari salad for $12. Or try the new entree: crispy duck breast with wild rice and duck confit pilaf with green beans and black grape port wine sauce for $26.
Zak's Place is located at 112 S. Washington St., Hinsdale. (630) 323-9257 or zaksplace.com.
Brews with the master
Dine with Emmett's beer and food gods at the autumn brewmaster dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. Brewmaster Rob Hunter and a team of chefs will explain the evening's menu, which includes black truffle risotto, five-onion bisque, maple-roasted pork belly and brown sugar beignets paired with the brewery's Wee Heavy, Rye IPA, Oktoberfest and Dunkel Weizen. $59.95 per person. Reservations required.
Emmett's Ale House is at 128 W. Main St., West Dundee. (847) 428-4500 or emmettsalehouse.com.