Dining in: Restaurants offer Memorial Day specials to-go

  • Ahead of Memorial Day, Passero will be cooking up Slagel Farm's burgers and more for pickup May 21-24 so you can have a backyard barbecue at home.

    Ahead of Memorial Day, Passero will be cooking up Slagel Farm's burgers and more for pickup May 21-24 so you can have a backyard barbecue at home. Courtesy of Passero

  • Orecchiette pasta is on Table At Crate's new carryout menu.

    Orecchiette pasta is on Table At Crate's new carryout menu. Courtesy of Table At Crate

 
 
Updated 5/20/2020 5:40 PM

Memorial Day specials to-go

Allgauer's on the Riverfront: Kick off grilling season with a to-go DIY grilling kit. Available for pickup Saturday through Monday, May 23-25, options include a ginger hoisin salmon grill kit for $20 per person, a 6-ounce filet mignon grill kit for $25 per person, a pork tenderloin grill kit for $18.75 per person, and a spicy shrimp and chicken grill kit for $18.75 per person. Kits include salads and sides. Call in your order ahead of time between 3 and 8 p.m. daily. Allgauer's is at 2855 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, (847) 664-7999, allgauers-on-the-riverfront.business.site/.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse and Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House: Order up a Ready for the Grill Meal Kit for carryout Saturday through Monday, May 23-25. Option 1 includes eight burgers, eight steak dogs, coleslaw, corn on the cob, housemade potato chips, a 12-pack of Gibsons Brown Ale and eight carrot cake cupcakes for $150. Option 2 is the same, minus the beer, for $130. Preorders and same-day orders -- call (312) 587-0508 -- will be accepted while supplies last. Gibsons is located in Oak Brook, Rosemont and Chicago and Hugo's is located in Naperville and Chicago. gibsonssteakhouse.com/.

Morton's: The steakhouse makes it easy to enjoy Memorial Day grilling at home with these to-go meal kits: The Home "Cookout" (eight beef patties with buns and fixings, chips and salad) is $89; the Table for Two (two filet mignons, two lobster tails, Caesar salad, au gratin potatoes and New York cheesecake) is $99; the Table for Four (four filet mignons, Caesar salad, creamed spinach, grilled asparagus, au gratin potatoes, Key lime pie and New York cheesecake) is $149; and The Grill Master (two filet mignons, a 16-ounce "Proprietary" Cajun rib-eye, two double-cut pork chops and four beef patties with buns and fixings) is $179. Morton's is at 1751 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 577-1372; 699 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, (847) 205-5111; 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, (847) 678-5155; 1470 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, (847) 413-8771; mortons.com/.

In time for Memorial Day, Passero will be cooking up Schubert's cherrywood smoked ribs and more for pickup May 21-24.
In time for Memorial Day, Passero will be cooking up Schubert's cherrywood smoked ribs and more for pickup May 21-24. - Courtesy of Passero

Passero: Chef/owner Matt Peota is doing the work, so all you have to do is order and enjoy this Memorial Day backyard cookout. Choose from Schubert's cherrywood smoked ribs ($13 per pack), Carolina pulled pork ($19), locally made brats or Italian sausage ($12), Slagel Farm's burgers ($20 for six), mesquite smoked chicken wings ($20 a dozen), half pan baked rigatoni alla vodka ($40), whole peanut butter chocolate tart ($30) and more. All meats and sides are packed cold and ready to eat right away or be reheated on the grill or in the oven. Order now for pickup Friday through Sunday, May 22-24. Passero is at 3 S. Evergreen Ave., Arlington Heights, (224) 857-8900, eatpassero.com/.

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Pennyville Station: Summer BBQ Kits have arrived and will be available for diners to order throughout the summer for carryout or delivery. All grill-ready kits for four include homemade mashed potatoes and gravy and coleslaw. The burger kit (including all the fixings) is $39.95; the veggie kebab or veggie burger kit is $32.95; and the grilled chicken kit (two whole bone-in chickens) is $34.95. Pennyville Station is at 112 Main St., Park Ridge, (847) 720-4841, pennyvillestation.com/.

Prairie Grass Cafe: Leave the Memorial Day cooking to Prairie Grass. Here are some meal kit options for two: Homemade lamb sausage ($45), Italian sausage ($39), salmon ($58), skirt steak ($60) and French toast breakfast ($37.50). Kits, which should be ordered 24 hours ahead of time, will be available for pickup from noon to 7 p.m. through Sunday, May 24. Prairie Grass Cafe is at 601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, (847) 205-4433, prairiegrasscafe.com/.

Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg is offering a special Lobster Roll Family Meal Saturday.
Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg is offering a special Lobster Roll Family Meal Saturday. - Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

Shaw's Crab House: Feast on a Memorial Day weekend picnic with Shaw's Lobster Roll Family Meal featuring Maine Lobster rolls, coleslaw, chilled Tom's Farm asparagus with lemon aioli, Paula's Baked Beans and strawberry rhubarb cobbler with Homer's vanilla bean ice cream. It's $75 for two and $140 for four. The special is available from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 23. Orders must be placed at least one hour prior to pickup. Order at exploretock.com/shawscrabhouse-schaumburg/. For details, email general manager Jill at jkoval@leye.com. Shaw's is at 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, shawscrabhouse.com/schaumburg/.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Wildfire: Time to ready your grill for Wildfire's new Filet Kits, which include four filet mignons, four Parmesan crusts, a bottle of Wildfire backyard marinade, redskin mashed potatoes, balsamic roasted vegetables, homemade cornbread and Key lime pie for $120. Cooking instructions are included. Call ahead to order for pickup. Wildfire is at 1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, (847) 657-6363; 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900; 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9000; and 1250 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 995-0100, wildfirerestaurant.com/.

They're back!

Bulldog Ale House: Known for its food and brews, Bulldog Ale House reopened for curbside pickup and delivery (GrubHub, DoorDash, Postmates and UberEats) this week. Check out the daily specials, which include $2 burgers on Mondays, $11 wings and fries on Tuesdays, half-price pizzas on Wednesdays, 89-cent chicken tenders on Thursdays, $11 BOGO half-off fish fry on Fridays, $10 burger, fry and beverage on Saturdays and 49-cent boneless wings on Sundays. Plus, get a free kids' meal with two regularly priced entrees. Locations are in Algonquin, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Chicago, McHenry, North Aurora, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Villa Park and more. See bulldogalehouse.com/.

Lamplighter Inn: The family-owned neighborhood pub reopened earlier this week for carryout from 4 to 8 p.m. daily. The tavern is at 60 N. Bothwell St., Palatine, (847) 991-2420, lamplighters.com/.

Chef Bill Kim has devised a new carryout menu for the reopened Table At Crate in Oak Brook.
Chef Bill Kim has devised a new carryout menu for the reopened Table At Crate in Oak Brook. - Courtesy of Table At Crate

Table at Crate: To coincide with the reopening of Table At Crate for curbside pickup, chef Bill Kim has created a new menu featuring dishes that work well for pickup and easy reheating at home. Offered Friday through Sunday, the family-style meals for two for $50 include a soup or salad, two sides, a choice of entree (lemon chicken, Faroe Island salmon, orecchiette pasta or shrimp poke bowl) and a dessert. Complete your meal with a la carte items (edamame dumplings, waffle fries, hot chicken bites) or a bottle of wine for $20. Order through Tock for pickup at 35 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, tableatcrate.com/.

Graduate Dozen

Now through Sunday, May 24, treat a graduate to Krispy Kreme's 2020 Graduate Dozen -- featuring chocolate iced kreme filled, strawberry iced kreme filled, cake batter filled, chocolate iced with sprinkles, strawberry iced with sprinkles and yellow iced original glazed doughnuts -- decorated for the occasion. Krispy Kreme is at 412 E. Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village; 17815 S. Halsted St., Homewood; 9150 S. Western Ave., Evergreen Park; 110 S. Mannheim Road, Hillside; and at Block 37, 108 N. State St., Chicago, krispykreme.com/.

On Tuesday, May 19, Krispy Kreme is offering a free 2020 Graduate Dozen to all graduating high school and college seniors with proof of senior status.
On Tuesday, May 19, Krispy Kreme is offering a free 2020 Graduate Dozen to all graduating high school and college seniors with proof of senior status. - Courtesy of Krispy Kreme
Restaurant news

Ditka's: While Ditka's announced this week that it has closed its Chicago restaurant, the Oakbrook Terrace location and Grill 89 in Westmont are still open for curbside pickup and delivery from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. On Ditka's pickup menu are backyard family dinners that serve four to six featuring country fried chicken ($79.95), barbecue baby back ribs ($99.95), and a combo of fried chicken and ribs ($89.95). Plus, there are family pasta dinners that serve four, featuring rigatoni and meatballs, pasta Bolognese and vodka rigatoni with chicken for $59.95. Ditka's is at 2 Mid America Plaza #100, Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 572-2200, ditkasrestaurants.com/.

TCBY and Mrs. Fields: Frozen yogurt and cookie fans rejoice: There are many TCBY and Mrs. Fields locations that are open for contactless takeout, delivery or curbside pickup (check with the individual store for options). Open Mrs. Fields locations include 1700 N. State Road, Elgin, (847) 741-5784; 1166 E. State St., Geneva, (630) 845-9300; 149 E. Ogden Ave., Hinsdale, (630) 455-5841; 2095 Quentin Road, Kildeer, (847) 550-8392; 1503 N. Aurora Road, Naperville, (630) 995-3243; 1400 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, (847) 907-9497; 25W420 Geneva Road, Wheaton, (630) 462-1300; and 1905 Franciscan Way, West Chicago, (630) 520-0009; mrsfields.com/. Open TCBY locations include 1395 Butterfield Road, Aurora, (630) 851-5585; 200 N. Randall Road, Batavia; 1700 N. State Road, Elgin, (847) 741-5784; 1166 E. State St., Geneva, (630) 845-9300; 149 E. Ogden Ave., Hinsdale, (630) 455-5841; 1503 N. Aurora Road, Naperville, (630) 995-3243; 1400 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, (847) 907-9497; 1905 Franciscan Way, West Chicago, (630) 520-0009; 25W420 Geneva Road, Wheaton, (630) 462-1300; and 6300 Kingery Highway #108, Willowbrook, (630) 920-8229; tcby.com/.

There are many TCBY locations open for contactless takeout, delivery or curbside pickup.
There are many TCBY locations open for contactless takeout, delivery or curbside pickup. - Courtesy of TCBY
Meal deal

Potbelly: The sandwich shop is offering some new deals to feed the whole crew. Order up the family deal (four sandwiches, four chips and four cookies) for $19.99, the large family deal (six sandwiches, six chips and six cookies) for $29.99, two shareables (soups or mac and cheese) for $5.99, four short shakes for $9.99, or six short shakes for $14.99. Even better: Delivery is free through Friday, May 22. Curbside pickup is also an option. Potbelly has locations throughout the suburbs; potbelly.com/.

Meals to-go

As the stay-at-home order continues, you can support suburban restaurants by ordering meals to-go. To find out which restaurants are still offering curbside, carryout or delivery, check our list of towns and restaurants here: dailyherald.com/entlife/, diningatadistance.com/chicago or coastapp.com/takeoutcovid/chicago/.

• To submit restaurant news or deals, email clinden@dailyherald.com. Note: Please check with the restaurant before ordering as deals are changing often because of the pandemic.

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