Dining events: Rock Bottom fetes Derby Day with $5 Mint Juleps Saturday

  • Courtesy of Rock Bottom BreweryFor the Kentucky Derby Saturday, Rock Bottom Brewery is offering $5 Mint Juleps all day.

    Courtesy of Rock Bottom BreweryFor the Kentucky Derby Saturday, Rock Bottom Brewery is offering $5 Mint Juleps all day.

 
 
Updated 4/30/2021 9:39 AM

Derby Day

Saturday is Derby Day, and to celebrate the annual horse race, Rock Bottom Brewery is offering $5 Mint Juleps all day. Plus, if you get dressed up in your finest Derby gear, take a photo and tag @RockBottomBrewery and #RBDerbyDay, you might have a chance to win a gift card.

 

Rock Bottom is at 639 E. Boughton Road, Suite 100, Bolingbrook, (630) 739-6036; 94 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 424-1550; and 28256 Diehl Road, Warrenville, (331) 888-9199, rockbottom.com/.

Orthodox Easter

Meze Mediterraneo is celebrating Greek Orthodox Easter with dinner directly after Anastasi Sunday from midnight to 2 a.m. Sunday, May 2. Dine on specials such as roasted lamb served with Greek roasted potatoes and burnt rosemary, Easter salad (lettuce, spring onions, kalamata olives, cretan rusks and pickled red onion vinaigrette) and pastitsio (traditional Greek lasagna with penne pasta, ground beef ragu and bechamel sauce). Specials come with mushroom magiritsa, traditional Greek magiritsa or avgolemono soup. And each table will receive complimentary tsoureki and red eggs. Reservations required.

Meze Mediterraneo is at 680 Mall Drive, Schaumburg, (847) 598-6393, mezewine.com/.

Going beefless

Buona, known for its Italian beef sandwiches, recently introduced the new plant-based Italian beefless sandwich, which is available for $7.99 for a limited time. Buona partnered with Chicago-based seitan maker Upton's Naturals to create the new sandwich using seiten meat. To make sure the sandwich is vegan-friendly, Buona is also using veggie-based gravy and giardiniera and preparing the sandwiches separately so there's no cross contamination.

Buona has locations in Algonquin, Bolingbrook, Darien, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Hoffman Estates, Itasca, Mount Prospect, Naperville, Rosemont, St. Charles and more; buona.com/.

• Due to COVID-19 restrictions, events are subject to change. Send news to clinden@daily herald.com.

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