Dining events: It's pumpkin cheesecake time at Olive Garden

Olive Garden's pumpkin cheesecake

Olive Garden kicks off the season of all things pumpkin with the return of its pumpkin cheesecake. Topped with whipped cream, caramel and ginger cookie crumbles, the pumpkin cheesecake starts at $6.99. Olive Garden has locations throughout the suburbs.

Wayback Burgers' bacon shake

In honor of national bacon day Saturday, Sept. 3, Wayback Burgers created a new shake n' bacon shake: a thick chocolate shake served with a strip of bacon served in it for a sweet and salty flavor combo. Wayback Burgers is at 2775 Showplace Drive, Naperville. (630) 995-3101 or

Tuscany Oak Brook's free apps

Start your weekend off with free appetizers from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Tuscany Oak Brook. Enjoy live music from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, too. Rendition plays Friday, Sept. 2, and Powerplay performs Saturday, Sept. 3. Other specials include half off all beers on Tuesdays with free homemade chips and marinara. Tuscany is located at 1415 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook. (630) 990-1993 or

Millie's Supper Club tour

Transplanted cheeseheads - or those with cheesehead envy - can celebrate the Wisconsin supper club scene with a tour of Chicago's take on our neighboring state's iconic restaurants. The tour begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at Millie's Supper Club, 2438 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, with a book signing by author Mary Bergin, who wrote the "Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook," followed by a screening of the movie "Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club," tutorials of how to mix the perfect Brandy Old Fashioned and more. Events at Will's Northwoods Inn, 3030 N. Racine Ave., Chicago, follow on Saturday and at Fatpour Tap Works, 2005 W. Division St., Chicago, on Sunday. (773) 857-2000 or

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