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Article posted: 11/14/2012 6:00 AM

Night life events: Benihana gives thanks with new seasonal drink

By Sara Hooker

Benihana's holiday drink
Be very thankful for Benihana's Thanksgiving drink. Throughout November, try the spiced cranberry mojito for $9.50. It's a blend of frozen cranberries, fresh mint leaves, Cointreau, cinnamon and sugar and a spiced cranberry mojito pre-mix of simple syrup, sour mix, cranberry juice and fresh ginger slices.
Benihana has locations in Lombard, Schaumburg and Wheeling. Visit benihana.com.

Emmett's Altbier tapping
Be the first to taste this season's German Altbier at a tapping from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Emmett's Brewing Company. The evening includes a meet-and-greet with Emmett's new brewer, as well as sausage and cheese pairings that complement the Altbier. A fee of $18 per person includes two Altbiers and food. Beer club members get 10 percent off your ticket.
Emmett's Brewing Company is at 5200 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 434-8500 or emmettsbrewingco.com.

Paint, drink
Paint your heart out at Peggy Kinnane's Vino van Gogh event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. The event pairs drinks with a step-by-step painting lesson. No experience necessary. Preregister at vinogogh.com. November's daily drink specials include $3 Miller Lite drafts, $7 Caramel Appletinis, $6 Colorado Bulldogs, $6 Peach Tree Road Racers, $7 Pumpkin Martinis, $6 Singapore Slings, $7 Washington Apple Martinis, $4 juicy fruit shots and $4 velvet cake shots.
Peggy Kinnane's Irish Restaurant and Pub is located at 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. (847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.

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