Dining events: Moretti's Pizza Pub now open in Crystal Lake

  • The buttermilk fried chicken sandwich is on the menu at the new Moretti's Pizza Pub in Crystal Lake.

    The buttermilk fried chicken sandwich is on the menu at the new Moretti's Pizza Pub in Crystal Lake. Courtesy of Moretti's

 
 
Updated 11/13/2020 10:29 AM

Moretti's Pizza Pub debuts

Sad to see Finn McCool's in Crystal Lake go? On Thursday, Nov. 12, it's being replaced with Moretti's Pizza Pub, which is being billed as a more intimate neighborhood version of Moretti's with more beverages and a streamlined menu featuring pub food and thin and deep-dish pizza. "The Pizza Pub is Moretti's cool kid brother," owner Mark Hoffmann said in a prepared statement. "It's about trending tastes in burgers, wings, apps, salads and, of course, the latest in our ever-evolving pizza menu. We have a game-changing new crispy cheese crust on all our deep-dish pizzas." Plus, the pub will be offering the new Chicago Classic with a layer of sausage baked in as well as a three-cheese stuffed-crust pizza made with mozzarella, asiago and Parmesan. And don't forget sandwiches like the Italian beef, buttermilk fried chicken, chicken parm and more. The pizza pub will be open for takeout and delivery to start. Once state restrictions on indoor dining are lifted, the dining room and bar -- featuring HD flat-screen TVs, a video gaming cafe, a jukebox and three party spaces -- will open. Delivery is available through the restaurant and DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats and Postmates.

 

Moretti's Pizza Pub is at 72 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, (815) 356-1155, morettispizzapub.com/.

The new Moretti's Pizza Pub in Crystal Lake will serve sandwiches such as Moretti's Italian Beef with sweet peppers or hot giardiniera.
The new Moretti's Pizza Pub in Crystal Lake will serve sandwiches such as Moretti's Italian Beef with sweet peppers or hot giardiniera. - Courtesy of Moretti's
Padma's Curry Leaf starts Schaumburg delivery

Craving Indian cuisine? You're in luck as Chicago-based Padma's Curry Leaf is bringing its delivery-only concept to Schaumburg starting this week. Available for delivery from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday through GrubHub, sample a variety of Indian dishes, including spinach and paneer cheese samosas ($4.95), chicken tikka masala ($15.95), butter chicken ($15.95), chana masala ($11.95), dal makhani ($11.95), dam aloo ($11.95), saag paneer ($13.95), butter-garlic naan ($3.95) and more. See padmascurryleaf.com/ for ordering and delivery details.

Chicago-based Padma's Curry Leaf is bringing its delivery-only concept to Schaumburg starting this week.
Chicago-based Padma's Curry Leaf is bringing its delivery-only concept to Schaumburg starting this week. - Courtesy of Christina Slaton
Deal me in

Pinstripes is offering 50% off on all curbside to-go orders now through Sunday, Nov. 15. Or, if you want to eat at the venues, each location offers heated outdoor dining areas and covered patios. Outdoor dining specials include buy a brunch, lunch or dinner entree and get the second one for free, now through Nov. 22. Suburban locations are at 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 480-2323; 7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, (630) 575-8700; and 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (847) 844-9300; pinstripes.com/.

Brewmaster Mike Marr shows off Buffalo Creek Brewing's new Bears Tailgate Home Kit.
Brewmaster Mike Marr shows off Buffalo Creek Brewing's new Bears Tailgate Home Kit. - Courtesy of Buffalo Creek Brewing
Buffalo Creek's Bears Tailgate Kits

For Bears fans who have been watching the games at home this season, Buffalo Creek Brewing recently partnered with Smokin T's BBQ for a new Bears Tailgate Home Kit. The $50 kit that feeds four includes beers from Buffalo Creek and barbecue from Smokin T's that rotates on a weekly basis. Orders are due by 7 p.m. the Friday before the game and can be picked up curbside from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on gameday Sundays. Order online, email your order to orders@buffalocreekbrewing.com, or call (847) 821-6140. If you want to get out of the house, Buffalo Creek has upgraded its freshly landscaped outdoor area with multiple socially distanced fire pits. And brewmaster Mike Marr is releasing new seasonal beers to boot. Pumpkin Pie Ale was released last week, while Saturday, Nov. 14, will see the release of Barrel Aged Hallows (a Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels) and Nov. 28 features the release of True North (a Christmas Ale) as a fundraiser for YouthBuild Lake County. One dollar from every pint of True North sold will go to the nonprofit. The new beers are available by the pint at Buffalo Creek or by the growler for takeout or pickup.

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Buffalo Creek Brewing is at 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove, (847) 821-6140, buffalocreekbrewing.com/.

In November, McAlister's Deli will donate 10 cents from every soup sold to Meals On Wheels America.
In November, McAlister's Deli will donate 10 cents from every soup sold to Meals On Wheels America. - Courtesy of McAlister's Deli
Soup for a cause

Warm up with soup at McAlister's Deli and feel good about it at the same time. Now through Nov. 30, McAlister's is hosting its Warming up the Community campaign to raise money for Meals On Wheels America. For every soup bought, McAlister's will donate 10 cents to the cause. Soups can be ordered to-go or for curbside pickup.

McAlister's Deli has locations in Algonquin, Bloomingdale, Deerfield, Elgin, Geneva, Gurnee, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, Naperville, Vernon Hills and Wheaton. mcalistersdeli.com/.

Mon Ami Gabi Oak Brook hosts its first Virtual Fall Cooking Class live over Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Mon Ami Gabi Oak Brook hosts its first Virtual Fall Cooking Class live over Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. - Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Virtual Fall Cooking Class

Time to get cooking with Mon Ami Gabi when the Oak Brook restaurant hosts its first Virtual Fall Cooking Class live over Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. Executive Chef Bruce Williams will demonstrate how to make a three-course autumn meal that includes red beet and green apple salad, Frenchie meatloaf with pommes puree and lentil-bacon sauce, and semisweet chocolate pudding with raspberries and chantilly cream. The $75 per person dinner includes the fully cooked meal with reheating instructions, recipe cards and a bottle of Pinot Noir. Orders must be made by noon Sunday, Nov. 15, for pickup at 5 or 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Oak Brook location.

Mon Ami Gabi is at 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-1900, monamigabi.com/events/virtual-fall-cooking-class-oak-brook/.

• Due to evolving COVID-19 restrictions, note that these offerings are subject to change. Call ahead to check before you go. Send restaurant events, openings/closings, news and deals to clinden@dailyherald.com.

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