New chef at Atwater's
Chef Jeff Meyer recently took over as executive chef at Atwater's at the Harrington Inn and Spa and promises a classic menu with an emphasis on finer details. An Atwater chef for more than seven years, Meyer has plans to incorporate more locally sourced ingredients into the menu.
Atwater's at the Herrington Inn and Spa, 15 S. River Lane, Geneva. (630) 208-8920 or herringtoninn.com.
Barbakoa's day of dad
Forget the necktie. On the day of the dad, go for a five-course, prix fixe dinner with drink flights at Barbakoa. Dinner includes short rib tacos, ahi tuna ceviche and more. Drinks options include beer or sangria flights and $4 Dos Equis.
Barbakoa, 1341 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. (630) 852-2333 or barbakoa.com.
Garden's summer deal
The Olive Garden's popular 2-for-$25 special has returned. Start with unlimited breadsticks and choice of homemade soup or garden salad. Each person chooses an entree from a menu of eight favorites, including fettuccine Alfredo, eggplant parmigiana, Tuscan garlic chicken, and parmesan-crusted chicken. Add in an appetizer or a dessert to share.
Olive Garden has locations throughout the suburbs. Olivegarden.com.
-- Sara Hooker