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Dining events: LX Pizza Char Grill opens in Bloomingdale

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LX in Bloomingdale

LX Pizza Char Grill Restaurant recently opened in Bloomingdale. Guest favorites include the lump crabcakes and arugula salad with house dressing and parmesan cheese. Offerings range from pizza, calamari, shrimps, chicken tacos, sliders, made-fresh daily soups, grilled entrees like homemade Sicilian sausage, a variety of kebabs, sirloin burgers, chicken sandwiches, barbecue ribs and fish of the day. The restaurant is open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday.

LX Pizza Char Grill Restaurant, 170 E. Lake St., Bloomingdale. (630) 283-5188 or

Shakou honored as Open Table Hot Spot

Shakou Sushi in Libertyville recently celebrated its anniversary with a top honor -- being named in the top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America by Open Table. Shakou offers modern Japanese cuisine.

Shakou Sushi, 625 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (224) 433-6675 or

Flavors The Buffet opens at Harrah's

A new dining option is now open at Harrah's Joliet Casino and Hotel. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Flavors The Buffet features five stations with more than 55 menu items, including 40 feet of desserts, Brazilian barbecue, Chicago-style deep dish pizzas, a wood-burning oven, house-smoked meats and Asian selections. Try Flavor's Sunday brunch or specialty nights like BBQ night Thursdays, crab leg Fridays, steak and shrimp Saturdays and prime rib and pasta Sundays.

Harrah's Joliet Casino and Hotel is at 151 N. Joliet Street, Joliet.

-- Sara Hooker

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