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Night life events: Pair it up at Eddie Merlot's wine dinner

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Wine dinner at Eddie Merlot's
Join Eddie Merlot's for a Duckhorn wine dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at both the Lincolnshire and Warrenville locations. Featured wines include the Duckhorn sauvignon blanc, Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Duckhorn merlot, Duckhorn cabernet sauvignon and the Paraduxx. Pairings include passed hors d'oeuvres, duck two ways, grilled lamp lollipop, New York Strip and artisan cheese plate. $105 per person, not including tax and gratuity.
Eddie Merlot's is located at 185 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, (847) 276-2000, and 28254 Diehl Road, Warrenville, (630) 393-1900.

Nevin's 'Meat Head' Halloween
Calling all beer geeks and foodies: Nevin's Brewing Company is throwing a ghoulish party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, featuring more than a dozen craft beers and foods made from animal heads. Featured breweries include Solemn Oath, Lake Effect, Two Brothers, Slap Shot, Urban Legend, Ten Ninety, Flesk, Temperance, Ale Syndicate and Nevin's. Foods include spicy grouper cheeks, tongue tacos, braised beef cheeks, head cheese and fish head soup. $60 per person includes admission, food, beer tickets and souvenir glass.
Nevin's Brewing Company is located at 12337 S. Route 59, Plainfield. (815) 436-3900 or

Adobe Gila's specials
Fight off a bad case of the Mondays with $15 Fishbowls at Adobe Gila's in Rosemont or $4 20-ounce domestic beers, $5 20-ounce imports and $9.99 fajitas. Or swing by during any Bears game for $4 Long Islands and $10 margarita pitchers.
Adobe Gila's is located at 5545 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 233-0080 or

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