Dining out: Save your appetite for Rosemont Restaurant Week
Foodies, rejoice! Rosemont Restaurant Week is back Sunday through Saturday, March 10-16. So now is the perfect time to take advantage of special prix fixe, three-course lunch and dinner menus at restaurants including Adobe Gila's, Bub City, Murray Bros. Caddy Shack, Carmine's, Fogo De Chao, Five Roses Pub, Harry Carays Italian Steakhouse, Hofbrauhaus Chicago, Liberty Tavern, McCormick & Schmick's, Morton's, Park Tavern and The Rose Hotel. See rosemontrestaurantweek.com/ for details and reservation information.
Carmine's Pappardelle Marinara will be on the menu for Rosemont Restaurant Week.
- Courtesy of Carmine's
National Mario Day
Go, go Mario! GameWorks Schaumburg celebrates Mario (yes, from the popular Nintendo games) during National Mario Day (yes, it's a thing) on Sunday, March 10, with special food and drinks. The Works Kitchen will be serving up potions (alcoholic drinks) such as the Green Fireball and Frozen Peach Princess and treats like the Mario Mushroom Burger ($15), Super Meatball Pizza ($14) and Fireball Whiskey Hot Wings ($15). Plus, there will be giveaways, specials and photo ops with Mario and friends. Mar10 weekend specials start Thursday, March 7, and run through Sunday.
GameWorks Schaumburg is at The Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Road, Suite 115, Schaumburg, (847) 330-9675 or gameworks.com/.
Two Bros. at 22
Get ready for a party as Two Brothers celebrates turning 22 starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Roundhouse. Expect special beer tappings, the debut of Two Brothers 22nd Anniversary Double IPA and live music from bluegrass band The Leadfoot Band. Tickets cost $20, which includes a dinner buffet.
Two Brothers Roundhouse is at 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, (630) 264-2739 or twobrothersbrewing.com/restaurants/roundhouse/.
New Irish-themed entrees and drinks were recently added to the Yard House menu.
- Courtesy of Yard House
Now through April 8, Yard House is focusing on the luck of the Irish with its new pub fare menu featuring Irish-inspired dishes and drinks. Try specialties such as the whiskey black pepper wings, corned beef egg rolls, Shepherd's Pie & Mash, grilled Guinness cheddar and braised beef melt and whiskey-glazed salmon. Wash dinner down with drinks such as the Dublin Mule (Jameson Irish Whiskey, Guinness Dry Irish Stout, house made ginger beer and fresh mint), the Jameson Margarita (Jameson Caskmates Stout, triple sec, citrus agave and fresh lime), Guinness Blonde or Drinking Duos such as Jameson Caskmates IPA and Guinness Blonde or Jameson Caskmates Stout and Guinness Stout.
Yard House is at 2301 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, (630) 495-1912, and 1880 Tower Drive, Glenview, (847) 729-9273. yardhouse.com/
Granite City Schaumburg recently refreshed its food and drinks menu.
- Courtesy of Granite City
With 44 new menu items, 25 new cocktails and wines and more than 10 new seasonal beers, Granite City is completely refreshing its dining experience in Schaumburg. Try a variety of new small plates and shareable entrees such as The Wharf (beer-battered cod, crispy jumbo shrimp and corn fritters stacked with malt vinegar shoestring fries), Mediterranean chicken bowl, chicken and biscuits, and Mom! The Meatloaf (housemade meatloaf with garlic-mashed potatoes, barbecue demi-glace and crispy onion strings). Or taste table sides like blistered green beans, sesame miso cauliflower and curried mac and cheese. On the lighter side, choose from City Lites (650 calories or less) such as cracked pepper sirloin, spicy sesame seared ahi tuna or shrimp fried rice. Or sip on shareable cocktails including Perfect Clooney-Rita (Casamigos Blanco Tequila, premium orange liqueur and lime juice for four), The Southside (Aviation American Gin with a touch of citrus and mint for four), Blue Chi Chi (Tito's Handmade Vodka, orange liqueur, Malibu coconut rum, pineapple juice and lime juice in a super globe glass for three) or Irish Tiki Punch (Jameson Irish Whiskey, Malibu Coconut Rum, citrus and ginger beer for three).
Granite City is located at 801 Plaza Drive, Schaumburg, (630) 523-5700 or gcfb.com/location/schaumburg-illinois/.
Sibling restaurants to join George Trois
Starting in the first week of May, award-winning French restaurant George Trois will be joined by two sibling restaurants -- Aboyer and Silencieux -- at the same Winnetka location. "This is a project that I've been working on for over a year," said chef Michael Lachowicz. "We've been here for 14 years now and it's time for a change. I've listened to my customers and am very excited to bring these two new experiences to Winnetka." Aboyer will focus on French and American dishes and mod-fusion craft cocktails in a quick-service brasserie style while Silencieux (the French translation for "quiet") will offer a calm high-quality dining experience without the bustle. An interior refresh is happening over the next few months at George Trois. When it does reopen in early May, the award-winning restaurant will continue to craft innovative cuisine plated in a refined setting. Hours at Aboyer will be 5:30 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. A limited number of reservations will be accepted; the restaurant will be walk-in friendly. Silencieux will be open from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; reservations are required. George Trois will offer various seating times from 6 to 9 p.m.; reservations are required.
Aboyer, George Trois and Silencieux are located at 64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Aboyer & Silencieux: (847) 441-3100 or George Trois: (847) 562-6105.
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