Dining out: Brunch upgrades at Draft Room, Mago, Mon Ami Gabi
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Draft Room adds brunch
Does all that bowling make you hungry? Kings Dining and Entertainment in Rosemont recently launched weekend brunch at The Draft Room. Running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, brunch includes the choice of breakfast pizza ($9.99), chicken and waffles ($13.99), breakfast tacos ($10.99), s'mores French toast (challah bread topped with graham crackers, chocolate chunks, marshmallow and a chocolate drizzle for $12.99), the sunny burger (loaded with caramelized onions, cheddar, bacon, pepper mayo and a fried egg for $11.99) and more. The Draft Room is at 5505 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 233-0099 or kings-de.com/rosemont.
Mago adds some zip to brunch
To start the year off, Mago Grill and Cantina is adding 11 new items to its brunch menu starting Saturday, Jan. 6. New entrees include "Hot Cakes" de Chocolate Abuelita ($8), the borracho burger ($13), breakfast burrito ($10) and sope con chorizo y papa (corn masa boat filled with black bean puree, roasted Yukon Gold potatoes, house-made chorizo, two eggs and chipotle aioli for $10). New skillets include the veggie ($12) and meat lovers ($15), while cocktails consist of sangria, the Mago Bloody Maria & Coronita, the Mago Champarita (lime juice, tequila Blanco, triple sec and a split of Korbel) and the Mago Champagne Mimosa Kit. Mago locations are at 115 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, (847) 253-2222; 641 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, (630) 783-2222; 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (847) 844-4400; and 1010 S. Delano Ct., Chicago, (312) 212-2222. magogrill.com/.
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Pajama brunch (again!)
If you missed the previous PJ Brunch at Mon Ami Gabi, now's your chance to try again. Roll out of bed in your pajamas and head to breakfast from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. Choose from quiche Lorraine, a chicken and mushroom crepe, a waffle with Nutella, blueberry French toast and more. Dine in your pajamas and receive a gift certificate equal to the price of your meal (minus tax and gratuity) to be used on a future visit. Mon Ami Gabi is at 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-1900 or monamigabi.com/home/?loc=oakbrook.
Hail to the King
Chuy's Tex-Mex is celebrating Elvis Presley's 83rd birthday on Monday, Jan. 8, with a few deals fit for the King. Anyone who comes in dressed as Elvis (or his better half, Priscilla) will get a free entree. Other specials include $1 off the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken and the Elvis Presley Memorial Combo for all customers. Chuy's is located at 1701 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 285-1667, and 28244 Diehl Road, Warrenville, (630) 393-0911.