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Eating out: Victory lap at Outback

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Bloomin' Newman
It's race time again, and this year it pays to be team Newman at Outback Steakhouse. Every time NASCAR's Ryan Newman finishes in the top 10, stop by Outback for a free bloomin' onion the following Monday. Offer valid with any purchase, but just one per table. Miss the race? Sign up for alerts to Newman victories on the Outback website at
Outback Steakhouse has locations throughout the suburbs.

Lenten specials at John Barleycorn
Lent means so much more than fish and chips at John Barleycorn. Sure, there's fish and chips. All-you-can eat for $13, in fact. But there's also fish sandwiches for $12, or other tasty nonmeat options like the $13 fried shrimp platter, $12 shrimp Cobb salad, $12 fried fish sandwich and $13 blackened salmon sandwich.
John Barleycorn is at 1100 American Lane, Schaumburg. (847) 619-5540 or

RendezVu's free days
Feed the kids for free on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at The RendezVu's Restaurant and Bar. Kids eat free from the kids' menu with the purchase of an entree. Additional Tuesday specials include $5 cheese personal pizza and half-pound hamburgers. On Wednesdays, select pastas are $6.95.
The RendezVu's Restaurant and Bar, 1 E. Wilson St., Batavia. (630) 406-9177 or

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