Santa at Pinstripes
See Santa and fill your belly all in one stop Sunday at Pinstripes. The buffet includes gourmet waffles, made-to-order omelets, carved prime rib, smoked salmon, bagels, fresh shrimp, flatbreads, a salad bar and a kids corner. Plus, don't miss the full dessert bar with a chocolate fountain, homemade marshmallows, cheesecake, brownies and fresh fruit. $20 per person for adults; $12 for kids 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger eat for free. Reservations recommended.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Pinstripes, which has locations in South Barrington, Oak Brook and Northbrook. Visit pinstripes.com.
Wines and spice
It's the spiciest wine and food pairing yet -- wine with Indian cuisine. The special Sunday buffet lunch at Urban Tandoor Indian Grill includes two appetizers, five entrees and two desserts paired with wine. Sommelier Mary Ross, the Daily Herald's Good Wine columnist, will provide commentary on wine and world cuisine. $40 per person. Reservations required.
Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Urban Tandoor Indian Grill, 3972 Route 22, Long Grove. Call (847) 438-6700 or visit urbantandoor.com.
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Bakersfield's daily deals
Get a little bit extra every day through the end of the year at Bakersfield. On Mondays get a complimentary spinach and mushroom dip appetizer for every two entrees ordered. Tuesdays and Wednesdays bring the gang for lunch; when you order three entrees, the fourth is free. Lunch on Saturdays comes with a free bowl of chili while Sunday's deal is a free double nut brownie with the purchase of two entrees. Everyday, get 10 percent off your check when you dine between 3 and 5 p.m.
Bakersfield is at 330 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont. Call (630) 568-3615 or visit bakersfieldrestaurant.com.