CityGate Grill's lunch
Stop in the CityGate Grill for this week's specialties: a lunch salad with mixed greens, BBQ ranch, tortilla strips, grilled chicken, tomato, red onion and roasted corn. Or try the filet, cut into medallions with a horseradish Parmesan crust. Or stop in on Thursdays for half-priced appetizers on the patio -- including the fried pickle chips with chipotle-lime aioli, the BLT sliders, boneless wings or the crispy asiago gnocchi with marinara.
CityGate Grill, 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville; (630) 718-1010 or citygategrille.com.
Wine Spectator magazine recently awarded Rosewood Restaurant in Rosemont the 2014 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The award honors restaurants with "superior offerings and outstanding wine service." The restaurant's past awards include the Michelin Award, Zagat's Top Ten Steakhouses in Chicago and Open Table's No. 1 award for diner's choice best steakhouse.
Rosewood Restaurant, 9421 Higgins Road, Rosemont. Rosewoodrestaurant.com.
Claim Jumper's freebies
Claim Jumper recently received 100,000 likes on Facebook. Like their page and then print out a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert of the day with the purchase of an entree in August.
Claim Jumper Restaurant and Saloon, 92 Yorktown Mall Drive, Lombard, (630) 932-4290; 2610 New Sutton Road, Hoffman Estates, (847) 645-6400; or claimjumper.com.
-- Sara Hooker