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Article updated: 7/16/2013 6:25 AM

Dining events: Wake up with Jelly Cafe in Mt. Prospect

By Sara Hooker

Jelly Cafe now open
Husband and wife team Billy and Kaitlin Kretsch recently opened Jelly Cafe in Mount Prospect. The breakfast/lunch spot is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Jelly Cafe serves an array of breakfast favorites, as well as lunch sandwiches, paninis and wraps, salads, desserts and smoothies. Signature dishes include the hash Benedict, almond berry French toast and egg-white omelets.
Jelly Restaurant is at 1784 W. Golf Road, Mount Prospect. (847) 979-8989 or jelly-cafe.com.

A little dinner music
Join conductor Jeffrey Hunt and the St. Charles Singers for a night of food and music at Niche. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, followed by a three-course meal. The menu starts with a mixed greens salad and crescendos to braised short ribs with Bull Run Farm kale, apple, farro and confit lemon. A beignet sampler -- goat cheese and cherry, chocolate and strawberry -- brings it home. $65 per person.
Niche Restaurant is located at 14 S. Third St., Geneva. (630) 262-1000 or nichegeneva.com.

Eddie Merlot's dinner and a bottle
Have dinner for two complete with a bottle of wine for $89.95 with Eddie Merlot's Napa Summer Grill promotion. Now through Aug. 31, enjoy a bottle of wine from the Trinchero Family Estates, choice of a Caesar salad or seasonally inspired Napa salad with heirloom tomatoes and watermelon; entree choices include roasted chicken, cedar-planked salmon, whole red snapper with citrus glaze, cider-glazed grilled pork chop and filet mignon.
Eddie Merlot's has locations in Burr Ridge, Lincolnshire and Warrenville. eddiemerlots.com/.

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