Sing loud and proud
Join in the 12 days of caroling at Nick's Pizza and Pub and get some free grub as a reward. Through Christmas Eve, sing the song posted daily on the website while visiting the restaurant and get a free munchie -- choice of a blossoming onion, beer nuggets or mozzarella sticks. Earn a chance to win a $25 gift card by posting a video of your carol to Facebook or Instagram.
Nick's Pizza and Pub is located at 990 S. Randall Road, Elgin. (847) 531-5550 or nickspizzapub.com/nicks-carols!
8000 Miles' sip and sushi
Lynfred Winery joins 8000 Miles for a sip and sushi wine lunch at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Eats include passed appetizers, the veggie lover's roll, crazy roll, triple K.C. roll and the dragon roll. Wine pairings feature Sangria Blanc, Oktoberfest, Chambourcin-Rose and more. $40 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
8000 Miles is at 107 Main St., Roselle. (630) 283-0053 or 8000milesrestaurant.com.
Niche's new tradition
Make some memories at Niche's Christmas Eve dinner -- a prix fixe meal that starts at 6 p.m. Create a new holiday tradition with a menu that includes chestnut soup with lamb bacon crumb and brown butter, and pork osso bucco with risotto Milanese, herb oil and tomato confit. $60 per person. Add wine pairings with sommelier Vince Balistreri for $25.
Niche Restaurant is located at 14 S. Third St., Geneva. (630) 262-1000 or nichegeneva.com.
-- Sara Hooker