Emmett's beer dinner
Sample a selection of Emmett's beers and take a tour of the brewery at a beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in West Dundee. Featured beers include Saison, Citra IPA, Emmett's Red Ale, Bourbon Barrel Aged Scottish Ale. The dinner menu includes ahi tuna two ways, watermelon salad, lemon grass sorbet, Emmett's red ale BBQ short ribs and flourless chocolate cake. $59.95 per person including gratuity. Reservations required.
Emmett's Brewing Company is located at 128 W. Main St., West Dundee. (847) 428-4500 or emmettsalehouse.com.
Brio's $5 drinks
Stop in Brio Tuscan Grille's bar and lounge and choose from the daily $5 drink menu, which features a variety of martinis, mojitos and sangria. Pair that with the $3.95 Tuscan tasters bar food menu with offerings such as the burger margarita flatbread, spicy shrimp and eggplant, spinach and artichoke dip, crispy shrimp and ravioli. The Tuscan Taster menu is available from 3 to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close Monday through Friday.
Brio Tuscan Grille is in the Shops on Butterfield, 330 Yorktown Center, Lombard. (630) 424-1515 or brioitalian.com.
Throughout the summer, enjoy half-priced bottles of wine at CityGate Grille in Naperville. Offering a top-shelf bar experience, CityGate's drink menu includes more than 150 bottles of California and Mediterranean wines, 20 specialty craft brews and an extensive cocktail and martini list.
CityGate Grille is located at 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville. (630) 718-1010 or citygate grille.com.