Dining out: Kings goes 'Solo' with new 'Star Wars' drinks

 
 
Updated 5/23/2018 12:23 PM
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  • In honor of the new "Solo" movie, Kings is offering two "Star Wars" drinks, including the Mai Tai Fighter, left, and the Did It All for the Wookiee.

    In honor of the new "Solo" movie, Kings is offering two "Star Wars" drinks, including the Mai Tai Fighter, left, and the Did It All for the Wookiee. Courtesy of Kings Dining and Entertainment

  • Sweet treat: The new Strawberry Shortcake Sundae at Kings features strawberry ice cream, strawberries and cherries, whipped cream and two slices of shortcake.

    Sweet treat: The new Strawberry Shortcake Sundae at Kings features strawberry ice cream, strawberries and cherries, whipped cream and two slices of shortcake. Courtesy of Kings Dining and Entertainment

  • The new crab rangoon dip at Kings comes with won ton crackers and fresh veggies for dipping.

    The new crab rangoon dip at Kings comes with won ton crackers and fresh veggies for dipping. Courtesy of Kings Dining and Entertainment

  • Kings' new Impossible Burger is a plant-based patty served with vegan sriracha aioli, caramelized onions, lettuce and tomato on a vegan bun.

    Kings' new Impossible Burger is a plant-based patty served with vegan sriracha aioli, caramelized onions, lettuce and tomato on a vegan bun. Courtesy of Kings Dining and Entertainment

  • End your meal on a sweet note with the Key lime pie at Morton's The Steakhouse.

    End your meal on a sweet note with the Key lime pie at Morton's The Steakhouse. Courtesy of Morton's The Steakhouse

  • Texas de Brazil is marking National Wine Day Friday, May 25, with $5 glasses of wine.

    Texas de Brazil is marking National Wine Day Friday, May 25, with $5 glasses of wine. Courtesy of Texas de Brazil

  • Olive Garden's Lasagna Mia promotion allows diners to create their own lasagna dish.

    Olive Garden's Lasagna Mia promotion allows diners to create their own lasagna dish. Courtesy of Olive Garden

  • In honor of the new "Solo" movie, Kings is offering two "Star Wars" drinks, including the Mai Tai Fighter, back, and the Did It All for the Wookiee.

    In honor of the new "Solo" movie, Kings is offering two "Star Wars" drinks, including the Mai Tai Fighter, back, and the Did It All for the Wookiee. Courtesy of Kings Dining and Entertainment

Kings' 'Star Wars' drinks

In time for the release of the new "Solo: A Star Wars Story" movie this weekend, Kings Dining & Entertainment in Rosemont will be serving up two new themed drinks Friday through Monday, May 25-28. The Mai Tai Fighter combines spiced rum, fresh fruit juices, almond liqueur and a dark rum float topped with Tie Fighter fruit for $9.99. The Did It All for the Wookiee is a mix of vanilla vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur and sweet cream with a Wookiee-themed garnish for $8.99. The entertainment venue also welcomes summer with new from-scratch menu items including the crab rangoon dip ($10.99), Bang Bang Teri-Dactyl wings and cauliflower "vings" ($8.99-$17.49), the Impossible vegan burger ($10.99), kale and red apple salad ($10.99), brats and bites (Guinness bratwurst with sauerkraut, pretzel bites and mashed potatoes for $16.99), Baja grilled chicken ($13.99), the strawberry shortcake sundae (strawberry ice cream with fresh strawberries and cherries, topped with two slices of shortcake and whipped cream for $12.99) and more. Kings Dining & Entertainment is at 5505 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 233-0099 or kings-de.com/rosemont.

Spice up your day with Kings' new Bang Bang and Teri-Dactyl "Vings" (made out of cauliflower).
Spice up your day with Kings' new Bang Bang and Teri-Dactyl "Vings" (made out of cauliflower). - Courtesy of Kings Dining and Entertainment
Free steak for grads and dads

Yes, you read that right: Pete Miller's Steak and Seafood Naperville is offering Class of 2018 grads and dads a free steak dinner now through Sunday, June 17. For 2018 grads, all you have to do is show your 2018 diploma folder to the server to redeem, while dads must mention they are celebrating Father's Day. The offer, a $50 value, also requires the purchase of at least one regularly priced meal for another guest. Reservations are required. Pete Miller's Steak and Seafood Naperville is at 3032 English Rows, Naperville, (630) 428-4242 or petemillers.com/naperville.

Pete Miller's in Naperville is offering 2018 grads and dads a free steak dinner now through June 17.
Pete Miller's in Naperville is offering 2018 grads and dads a free steak dinner now through June 17. - Courtesy of Pete Miller's Steak and Seafood
Red, White & Rose

National Wine Day is Friday, May 25, and to pay tribute, Francesca's Restaurant Group is offering $4 glasses of wine all weekend (Friday through Monday, May 25-28) during the Red, White & Rose promotion. Francesca's has locations across the suburbs -- Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bolingbrook, Elmhurst, Lake Forest, Naperville, Northbrook, St. Charles -- and in the city. miafrancesca.com/.

Francesca's honors National Wine Day Friday with $4 glasses of wine.
Francesca's honors National Wine Day Friday with $4 glasses of wine. - Courtesy of Francesca's
Wine and dine

Texas de Brazil is marking National Wine Day on Friday, May 25, with "Happy Hour" pricing throughout the day. The restaurant's private label varietals will be only $5 a glass all day Friday. To honor Memorial Day, on Monday, May 28, all veterans and active duty military with a military ID will receive 50 percent off, and up to six of their guests will receive 20 percent off their final bill. Texas de Brazil is at 5 Woodfield Mall, Suite D312, Schaumburg, (847) 413-1600 or texasdebrazil.com/locations/schaumburg/.

The 6-ounce filet mignon is part of the special summer three-course menu at Morton's The Steakhouse.
The 6-ounce filet mignon is part of the special summer three-course menu at Morton's The Steakhouse. - Courtesy of Morton's The Steakhouse
Morton's fetes 40

Morton's The Steakhouse is turning 40 this summer, so what better way to celebrate than with a special summer menu. Now through June 25, take advantage of the three courses for $49 menu. Choose one from each course: Starter: tomato and mozzarella salad, Morton's salad, Caesar salad or prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella; main: 6-ounce filet mignon, honey-balsamic glazed salmon, crispy chicken Bianco, shrimp scampi capellini or braised beef short rib; side: Lyonnaise potatoes, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach or steamed broccoli; and dessert: Key lime pie, chocolate mousse or mixed berries with whipped cream. Morton's The Steakhouse has suburban locations at 1751 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 577-1372; 699 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, (847) 205-5111; 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, (847) 678-5155; and 1470 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, (847) 413-8771. mortons.com/.

Bands, brunch & barbecue

Take a load off this Memorial Day weekend at Bub City with three days of bands, brunch and barbecue. The classic Southern brunch, featuring the Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar and fare such as fried chicken and waffles, brisket Benedict and barbecue, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 26-28. Suburban-based country band Lincoln Don't Lie performs at noon Sunday, May 27. Bub City is at Parkway Bank Park, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0399 or bub-city.com/rosemont/.

Top your lasagna with veggies and other toppings during Olive Garden's Lasagna Mia promotion through July 22.
Top your lasagna with veggies and other toppings during Olive Garden's Lasagna Mia promotion through July 22. - Courtesy of Olive Garden
Create-your-own lasagna

Starting Tuesday, May 29, Olive Garden wants to give diners a little control with the new "create your own lasagna" special. Diners can stack the four-cheese lasagna with 24 different options, including sauces (meat, marinara, Alfredo and five-cheese marinara) and toppings such as garden veggies, cheese ravioli, mini meatballs, chicken Fritta, grilled chicken and sautéed shrimp. The Lasagna Mia special, which starts at $12.99, runs through July 22. Olive Garden has locations throughout the suburbs. olivegarden.com/home.

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