Bien Trucha's expansion
To accommodate more diners, starting in January Mexican restaurant Bien Trucha plans to make its entire food and drink menu available next door at its sister restaurant, a toda madre. In addition to serving Bien Trucha's food, a toda madre will continue serving its own menu and accept a limited number of reservations. Bien Trucha continues on a first-come first-served basis.
Bien Trucha is located at 410 W. State St., Geneva. (630) 845-3015 or bientrucha.com.
Emmett's brewmaster dinner
Join the brewmaster for a beer dinner at Emmett's Brewing Company starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Palatine location. Dinner includes lobster risotto cake, black and white bean soup, a berry mint sorbet, porcini rubbed beef tenderloin, Nutella cupcake with pistachio rum frosting and espresso gelato. Beer pairings include 1871 Pre-Prohibition Lager, Irish Dry Stout, Robust Porter and English Brown Ale. It costs $59.95 per person, gratuity included.
Emmett's Brewing Company is at 110 N. Brockway St., Palatine. (847) 359-1533 or emmettsalehouse.com.
Specials abound at Wa-Pa-Ghetti's Pizza. Monday through Friday, eat all you want for $6.50, which includes spaghetti or mostaccioli, salad, garlic bread or pizza by the slice. Other daily $7 specials include the meatball parmigiana, super sausage delight, giant Italian submarine and the spicy barBQ beef -- all served with garlic bread, a small chef salad and a soft drink.
Wa-pa-ghetti's Pizza is at 208 McHenry Road, Wheeling, (847) 541-6706, and 46 Oak Creek Plaza, Mundelein, (847) 837-8888. See wapaghettispizza.com.