Dining out: Dan Aykroyd coming to Wonderverse, National Beer Day and more

Who you gonna call?

Sony Pictures’ Wonderverse in Oak Brook, home to many things Ghostbusters including the Ghost Trap Speakeasy, will host a special guest who will fit right in on Monday, April 8. Original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd will visit from 5 to 8 p.m., and guests who are 21 and older can try a new Ghostbusters-themed cocktail made with Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka. Will it be green and/or slimy? You’ll have to go to find out.

Aykroyd, who can currently be seen in theaters in “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, conceived and founded the vodka brand with artist John Alexander in 2008. The vodkas are quadruple distilled, filtered seven times and packaged in a crystal skull bottle.

Wonderverse is located at 100 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook.

Celebrate National Beer Day Sunday, April 7, with $10 half yards of beer at Yard House. Courtesy of Yard House

National Beer Day

Did you know that Sunday, April 7, is National Beer Day? I didn’t, until Yard House told me they were pouring $10 half yards of beer all day on Sunday. How much beer is in a half yard, you ask? Yard House says 32 ounces, which is a lot of beer for 10 bucks.

You can find suburban Yard House locations in Lombard at 2301 Fountain Square Drive and Glenview at 1880 Tower Drive.

Giordano’s is celebrating its 50th anniversary by offering 50% off pizzas for dine-in customers until May 28. Courtesy of Giordano's

Golden anniversary

Iconic deep-dish pizzeria Giordano’s is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a fitting offer for customers. Now through May 28, Giordano’s will offer a 50% discount on any dine-in pizza purchase every Tuesday at all of their full-service locations.

Founded on the South Side of Chicago in 1974, there are more than 40 Giordano’s locations in Illinois and 60 nationwide. Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson declared April 5, 2024 as Giordano’s Pizza Day to honor their 50th year.

Celebrating women in wine

Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights will celebrate contributions of women in the world of wine during the next event in their SWIRL wine dinner series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.

The five-course dinner by Chef Noe Sanchez will be paired with six generous pours of wine created by women from around the world. Patricia Brooks will host the Women in Wine dinner with wine commentary from Keoh Hepp of Heritage Wine Cellars.

The $125 tickets can be purchased online at

Hop Notch

The Graceful Ordinary is joining forces with fellow St. Charles biz Riverlands Brewing Company for a five-course beer dinner Monday, April 8. Executive chef Chris Curren will craft each dish to complement the unique flavors of Riverlands’ brews. A rep from Riverlands will be on-site to share additional info about the brewery and guide guests through each course’s pairing during the 21-and-older event.

Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased on Resy. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the dinner starting at 6:30. Guests will head home with some Riverlands swag to remember the occasion.

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