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Night life: Dinner for two with wine

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Eddie Merlot's summer grilling

Through Aug. 31, treat yourself to Eddie Merlot's Napa Valley summer grill menu, which is dinner for two plus a bottle of wine from the Trinchero Family Estates for $89.95. Start with a caesar or Napa salad and finish it off with a 7-ounce natural filet mignon, barbecue double-cut pork chop, citrus-glazed grouper or roasted half chicken.

Eddie Merlot's has locations in Lincolnshire, Warrenville and Burr Ridge.

Industry Sundays

Sunday is industry night at the House of Music and Entertainment, aka H.O.M.E. Bar. Enjoy the DJ and get 20 percent off if you're in the bar biz. Drink specials are $2 Miller Lite and Coors Light pints, $3 Fireball and $4 Jameson shots, $5 Grey Goose drinks and Bloody Marys, as well as $5 one-topping pizzas.

H.O.M.E. Bar, 1227 N. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. (847) 577-1227 or

Sip and shop

Browse while partaking in an adventure in fine wine beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Westfield Old Orchard. Take the grand tour from 5 to 8 p.m. with wine and light bites for $25 per person. Stay for the rooftop VIP party from 8 to 10 p.m. with exclusive wine, tasty bites, music and free gifts for $10 per person. RSVP required.

Westfield Old Orchard at Skokie Boulevard and Old Orchard Road, Skokie. (847) 673-6800 or

-- Sara Hooker

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