Give your grill a rest as Stonewood Alehouse honors Memorial Day with a barbecue ribs special from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, May 26. Order a full slab of baby back ribs for $13.99 or make it a meal by adding fries and coleslaw, all for $16.99. Stonewood Alehouse is at 601 Mall Drive, Schaumburg. (847) 805-0202 or stonewoodalehouse.com.
Get Border smart
You're not smart until you're "Border smart" with new items less than 600 calories added to On the Border's menu. Items include the tomatillo chicken enchiladas, grilled chicken fajitas, grilled chicken fajita tacos, Mexican grilled chicken, mango chicken salad, or create your own combo with a side salad, tomatillo chicken enchilada, grilled chicken fajita taco or a tostada made with seasoned ground beef, chicken tinga or guacamole. On the Border has locations in Naperville, St. Charles, Algonquin, Schaumburg and Vernon Hills. Ontheborder.com.
Spears now open
Spears Bourbon-Burgers-Beer recently opened in Wheeling serving natural, gourmet burgers with sophisticated bourbon and craft beers. Pick a burger and see what the experts recommend as a pairing partner from an eclectic menu of bourbons and beers. Spears Bourbon-Burgers-Beer is at 723 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Spearschicago.com.