Mago desserts to the rescue
Need a holiday dessert, but don't have time to bake? Mago Grill & Cantina has the answer. Now through Dec. 31, with just 24-hours notice, Mago will have a full size (9-inch) Eggnog Tres Leches or Pumpkin Cream Cheese Flan inspired by chef Juan's late grandmother's holiday recipes ready to go. Each dessert costs $35. Mago is also offering a special Black Friday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24. Mago Grill & Cantina has restaurants in Arlington Heights, South Barrington, Bolingbrook and Chicago. magogrill.com/.
Unwind at Seasons 52
Shop til you drop Friday and then head to Seasons 52 in Schaumburg to relax with all day Happy Hour specials. Small plates like wood-grilled meatballs, duck wing "lollipops," grilled chicken yakitori skewers and more are just $5. Beers are $4, cocktails go for $6, specialty cocktails like the prairie mule and cucumber basil smash are $7, and two glasses of wine and a flatbread cost $15. Seasons 52 is at 1770 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-5252 or seasons52.com/happy-hour/il/schaumburg-restaurant/4512.
Live music at ROX City
Jazz up your night with live music at ROX City Grill in the Hotel Baker in St. Charles. Johnny Burnett on piano and vocals entertains starting at 8:30 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 24, while Marshall Nelson does the honors on piano and vocals Saturday, Nov. 25. Come back on Tuesday, Nov. 28, for Tuesday Night Jazz featuring Tom & Trio on piano and vocals. Gather your friends Thursday, Nov. 30, for Girls' Night Out featuring $6 martinis and piano and vocals courtesy of Johnny Burnett starting at 8:30 p.m. ROX City Grille is at 100 W. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 845-5800 or roxcitygrill.com/.
Happy Hour debuts at Shakou
Starting Monday, Nov. 27, Shakou in Arlington Heights is adding Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Signature cocktails, martinis, house wines and select beers will be 50 percent off. Shakou is at 70 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights, (847) 749-3915 or shakourestaurants.com/
Learn about martinis and holiday drinks during the Martinis 101 event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Timothy O'Toole's Libertyville. The evening includes tastings, small bites and light education. Buy tickets online no later than 24 hours before the event. Tickets cost $25; order at timothyotooles.com/store/chicago/monthly-events/monthly-101%27s-/c-24/c-74/p-282. Timothy O'Toole's is at 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, (847) 984-2599 or timothyotooles.com/libertyville.