Fall means an invasion of pumpkin-flavored goodies -- including Barrio Urban Taqueria's pumpkin margarita. The unlikely mixture is a shaken silver tequila, orange liqueur, pumpkin purée and cinnamon topped with whipped cream and garnished with a cinnamon stick and graham cracker crusted rim. The pumpkin margarita is available at lunch or dinner through Oct. 31 for $9 each.
Barrio Urban Taqueria is at 714 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago. (773) 360-8316 or barriotaqueria.com.
Montrose Room presents
Catch Local H at the Montrose Room at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. At the bar, cool off with $5 Half Acre beers and $5 select mixed drinks. Or try the signature martinis served in glasses made of ice for $9-$12. General admission is $15.
The Montrose Room is located at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. (847) 544-5300 or montroseroom.com.
Wine party, Hugo's style
There's a wine party at Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House every month. Catch the October event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. The evening includes tastings of wines from New Zealand, Italy, Argentina and California, as well as paired appetizers. Guests take home a special bottle of wine from the tasting. $45 per person, all inclusive.
Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House is at 55 S. Main St., Naperville. (630) 548-3764 or hugosfrogbar.com.