RA Sushi's dragon bites
With a vicious name, the dragon bite cocktail embraces sweetness throughout January at RA Sushi. Made with Bacardi Dragonberry, strawberry purée, fresh lemon juice, Japanese yuzu and a splash of soda, the dragon bite is available for $6 until the end of the month; it's regularly $8.
RA Sushi has locations in Lombard, Glenview and Chicago. Rasushi.com.
Sal's karaoke nights
Join free karaoke Thursdays and Saturdays at Sal's Pizza, Pub and Sports in Lombard. Thursday drink specials include $5 High Life pitchers, $4 Captain Morgan drinks and $3.50 mystery shots. Saturday drink specials include $7 PBR pitchers, $4 Jack Daniels cocktails and $3.50 Honey Jack shots.
Sal's Pizza, Pub and Sports, 410 W. 22nd St., Lombard. (630) 620-1802 or salspizzapub.com.
Barbakoa's tequila dinner
Barbakoa pairs tequilas with its Latin bistro eats at a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. A reception starts with Don Fulano "Fuerte" margaritas and a tasting flight of Don Fulano Estate Tequilas. Dinner pairings include a hot toddy of Don Fulano Reposado, Pedro Ximenez Sherry and rare tea cellar tequila barrel aged Lapsang souchong; a trio of pineapple-serrano, blood orange, and tomato mole sangrias; and Don Fualno Anejo spiked Mexican hot chocolate, coconut crema and spiced sugar. Eats include pork tinga tostaditas; duck, morita and sweet plantain empanadas; tequila barrel grilled main course. $49 per person, not including tax and gratuity.
Barbakoa, 1341 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. (630) 852-2333 or barbakoa.com.
-- Sara Hooker