Dining events: Enjoy Gene & Georgetti's new lounge offerings
Gene & Georgetti's new prime time menu
Gene & Georgetti's offers a new prime time menu in its lounge area featuring filet bearnaise, prime rib sandwich, chicken salad pita, tuna salad pita, fried calamari, shrimp cocktail, mac and cheese, and cottage fries with melted black river blue cheese crumbles. The new menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Gene & Georgetti is at 9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont. (847) 653-3300 or geneandgeorgetti.com.
Elgin Public House's Fat Tuesday
Get some authentic Fat Tuesday eats at Elgin Public House. A special menu for Tuesday, Feb. 9, includes smothered blackened catfish for $15.75; gator gumbo and dirty rice served with cheddar biscuits for $17.95; oyster po'boy for $11.95; and jambalaya pasta made with chicken, andouille sausage and shrimp in a New Orleans Creole sauce for $15.75; as well as desserts: $1 beignets and $1 bananas foster. Elgin Public House is at 219 E. Chicago St., Elgin. (847) 468-8810 or elginpublichouse.com.
TGI Fridays 474 menu where less more
Less is more with TGI Fridays' new 474 menu. It includes $4 appetizers like the green bean fries, boneless wings, pot stickers and more; entrees starting at $7 like the bruschetta chicken pasta, half-rack BBQ ribs, pecan-crusted chicken salad, harvest apple blackened ahi tuna salad, and chipotle yucatan chicken salad; and $4 desserts like the Tennessee whiskey cake and the brownie obsession. TGI Fridays has locations throughout the suburbs. tgifridays.com.