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Dining events: LongHorn packs the new year with flavor

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  • The blackened salmon comes on a bed of cheddar grits.

    The blackened salmon comes on a bed of cheddar grits.
    Courtesy of LongHorn Steakhouse

  • Start with the garlic mussels.

    Start with the garlic mussels.
    Courtesy of LongHorn Steakhouse

  • The roasted butternut squash risotto costs $3.99.

    The roasted butternut squash risotto costs $3.99.
    Courtesy of LongHorn Steakhouse


Winter at LongHorn
Hearty flavors and comfort foods fill the new winter menu at LongHorn Steakhouse. New items include blue crab and Meyer lemon filet grilled on a bed of asparagus and topped with lump blue crab and a sweet Meyer lemon and hollandaise sauce, 6 ounces for $23.49 or 8 ounces for $26.99. Or try blackened salmon and cheddar grits 7 ounces for $17.49 or 10 ounces for $19.49. New appetizers include garlic mussels for $8.79, roasted butternut squash risotto for $3.99, and the winter brie salad for $5.49. LongHorn Steakhouse has locations at Des Plaines, Schaumburg, and Bolingbrook.

Pappadeaux's specialties
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is serving up seasonal specialties starting with the grilled Mediterranean skewer with shrimp brochette, sea scallops and mahi-mahi with fresh tomato and arugula barley salad for 29.95. Or stop in for some oysters served Monday through Thursday for $7.95 per dozen and served with a choice of cocktail sauce, horseradish or the soy sauce-based dipping sauce. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 921 Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont. (630) 455-9846 or

Bulldog's daily deals
There's no secret to Bulldog Ale House's kick A-Y-C-E hot wings. It's in the sauce, they say, where on Tuesdays you're free to tackle as many as you can eat for $10.99. Bulldog kills the daily specials with $1 burgers on Mondays, half-priced pizzas on Wednesdays and 89-cent chicken tenders on Thursdays. Bulldog Ale House has locations in Roselle and Carol Stream.

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