Rack House Kitchen honors veterans
Rack House Tavern and Kitchen honors past and present veterans with 50 percent off their tab on Veterans Day Nov. 11. Discount available for those in uniform or presenting a military ID. Monday specials include smoked chicken dinner for $10 and $5 Moonshine.
Rack House Kitchen and Tavern, 222 E. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights. (847) 640-7225 or rackhousetavern.com.
Turkey to go, please
Serve an impressive Thanksgiving spread without turning on the oven. Niche has turkeys to go. Cook them yourself or pick up the whole spread ready to eat. Sides include buttery yukon gold potato puree, roasted sweet potatoes with toasted walnuts, brussels sprouts prepared with parsnips, chestnuts and Nueske's bacon, fresh cranberry sauce with orange and sweet sherry, cornbread and sausage stuffing and pumpkin and pecan pie. Orders must be placed by Nov. 13 and can be picked up Thanksgiving or the day before. Visit the website for pricing options.
Niche Restaurant, 14 S. Third St., Geneva. (630) 262-1000 or nichegeneva.com.
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Burritos at Pancheros
A new quick-serve burrito joint -- Pancheros Mexican Grill -- recently opened with burritos, salad bowls and burrito bowls starting at $6.35; chicken, steak, carnitas or veggie tacos for $4.95; or quesadillas start at $4.25. Top it all off with a hot sauce like the Flavolcano -- a combination of seven spicy peppers for smoky, smooth taste. Pancheros is open from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Pancheros Mexican Grill, 140 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. (847) 278-7991 or pancheros.com.