Dining events: Gene & Georgetti's serves up Lent, NCAA specials
Big weekend at Gene & Georgetti
Gene & Georgetti Rosemont keeps on rolling out the specials. Take advantage of meatless Fridays during Lent (available Thursday through Saturday through April 15). Fish and chips -- beer-battered Alaskan Cod, house-made chips, malt vinegar and chipotle mayonnaise -- will set you back $15.75, while the pepper and egg sandwich -- sautéed peppers and scrambled eggs on rustic Italian bread -- costs $9. Stop in to the Bar Lounge to catch the final weekend of the NCAA tournament and get in on a drawing for prizes like concert tickets, a 50-inch TV and Blackhawk tickets. Satisfy your hunger with meatball sliders and seasoned fries for $12.75, prime sliders and seasoned fries for $9.25, or skirt steak and onion rings for $31.25. Gene & Georgetti Rosemont is at 9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont. (847) 653-3300 or geneandgeorgetti.com/.
McAlister's Deli's spring menu
Spring has sprung at McAlister's Deli locations where the menu reflects new seasonal ingredients like the black cherry spinach salad -- spinach topped with grilled chicken, bacon, dried cherries, Gorgonzola, candied pecans, house-made balsamic red onions and black cherry vinaigrette for $9.11. And the garden fresh black cherry and ham sandwich -- Black Forest ham and Swiss with spinach, house-made balsamic red onions and black cherry honey mustard on a nine-grain bread for $6.49. McAlister's Deli has locations in Geneva, Naperville and Vernon Hills. McAlistersdeli.com.
Devon Seafood + Steak's crabcakes entree
Jumbo lump crabcakes often make the appetizer menu, but Devon Seafood + Steak takes them to the next level: an entree of crabcakes. Through Lent, try the fresh lump crabmeat seasoned with Old Bay, clarified butter, egg, mayo and parsley, and baked Maryland-style served with house rémoulade and tartar sauces, whipped yukon gold potatoes and grilled asparagus for $32. Devon Seafood + Steak is at 17W400 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace. (630) 516-0180 or devonseafood.com.
LongHorn Steakhouse's new menu items
LongHorn Steakhouse recently updated its menu items. They include the 14-ounce Delmonico, a fire-grilled rib-eye with choice of side and hand-chopped salad for $23.99; grilled lamp chops, a marinated bone-in lamb chop grilled over an open flame and topped with roasted tomato Bordelaise atop roasted garlic potatoes and wilted spinach for $19.99; or the seasoned steakhouse wings appetizer with crispy chicken wings, seasoning, blue cheese dressing and Buffalo-style sauce for $9.79; or the whole roasted carrots in cinnamon and sugar and drizzled with whiskey caramel butter for $4.79. For dessert, the strawberries and cream shortcake goes for $6.99. LongHorn Steakhouse has locations throughout the suburbs. LongHornsteakhouse.com.