Parkers' spirit dinner
Pair the spirits of Michigan-based Journeyman Distillery with Parkers' Restaurant & Bar's food starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22. Food includes Conejo Tinga with bay leaves; Hawaiian big eye tuna tatiki; molasses-glazed gulf shrimp; smoked pork tenderloin; Maple Leaf Farms roasted duck breast; and tiramisu. Journeyman spirits include Humdinger Jalapeno Spirit, Bilberry Black Hearts Gin, Ravenswood Rye Whiskey, Silver Cross Whiskey and Snaggle Tooth Coffee Liqueur. Reservations required. $65 per person excluding tax and gratuity.
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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar is at 1000 31st St., Downers Grove. (630) 960-5700 or parkersamerican.com.
Eddie Merlot's flights
Now through August, let it flow at Eddie Merlot's with new wine flights. Try a three-glass white wine flight, including King Estate Pinot Gris, Honig Sauvignon Blanc and Ramey Chardonnay, for $11. Or try a four-glass flight of red varietals -- including Belle Glos Los Alturas Pinot Noir, Alexander Valley Vineyards cabernet sauvignon, Duckhorn Merlot and Tablas Creek's Esprit de Tablas -- for $24. Or taste all seven in a flight for $34.
Eddie Merlot's has locations in Warrenville, Lincolnshire and Burr Ridge. Eddiemerlots.com.
Wool Street's specials
Try the beer of the month at Barrington's Wool Street Grill: New Belgium Snapshot for $3.50 per pint. Thursday specials include pot roast for $8.95 and drinks such as the $5 Absolut cocktails, $5 bombs and $2.50 Sam Adams Light bottles.
Wool Street Grill and Sports Bar is at 128 Wool St., Barrington. (847) 304-0313 or woolstreetgrill.com.
-- Sara Hooker