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.
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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