Dining events: More Father's Day dining ideas

Father's Day

Can't think of what to get dad for Father's Day? How about grab lunch or dinner together Sunday, June 20, or celebrate him at home with a meal kit or carryout. Make reservations soon though. For a list of options, see

Here are a few others:

Bahama Breeze: 406 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 884-7060, Treat Dad to the new King Carnival cocktail featuring Hennessy VS Cognac, pineapple rum and Cointreau for $10.99. Pair it with the top sirloin and coconut shrimp entree, beef empanadas app and more. Reservations requested.

Bonefish Grill: 1604 Randall Road, Algonquin, (847) 658-9268; 180 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 534-0679; 9310 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, (847) 674-4634, Treat Dad to filet and lobster tail ($35.90) and a Smoked Old Fashioned made with Woodford Reserve bourbon, Angostura bitters and garnished with a Bordeaux cherry over a colossal ice cube for Father's Day. Or he might enjoy specials such as shrimp rangoon salmon ($23.90), Key West tuna ($24.90), pineapple-glazed shrimp ($17.90), watermelon martini ($9.60), Coral Reef Punch ($9.30) or Key lime cake ($8.50). Reservations requested. Available for dine-in, carryout or delivery.

The Chocolate Sanctuary: 5101 Washington St., Gurnee, (224) 944-0808, Indulge in Father's Day brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 20. Dine on pork belly Benedicts, brisket, Bloody Mary gazpacho, micheladas, mint juleps and more. It's $28 for adults, $10 for kids 5-10 and free for kids younger than 5. Reservations recommended.

Fox & Turtle: 400 E. Orchard St., Itasca, (630) 773-1801, Opening at 11 a.m. Sunday, Father's Day specials include crabcakes served with roasted Brussels sprouts; Chef Ron's Cioppino (fresh shellfish, calamari, mussels, white fish, shrimp, salmon and cod in a zesty tomato sauce over spaghetti); full slab of Wichita barbecue ribs served with fries, coleslaw and barbecue baked beans; and towering chocolate or carrot cake. Reservations are requested.

Moretti's: Locations in Barrington, Bartlett, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Fox Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake in the Hills, Mount Prospect, Rosemont, Schaumburg; Give Dad the day off from grilling by taking him to Moretti's for barbecue favorites including steaks, ribs, chicken and burgers. Plus, now until Father's Day, buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $25 bonus card. Or buy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 bonus card. Reservations are requested.

Niche: 14 S. Third St., Geneva, (630) 262-1000, Niche is making Father's Day gift-giving easier with whiskey and wine packages. Options include the Bourbon Starter Pack (Old Forester 100 proof Signature, Buffalo Trace and Elijah Craig) for $85; Vince's Picks (Belle Meade Reserve 108.3 proof, Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon and Pikesville Rye) for $170; Niche Single Barrel Picks (Rebel Yell "Indianapolis Jones," Yellowstone "Finder's Creeper's" and Elijah Craig "King Turtle") for $125; and Classic Big Red's for Pops (Ridge Three Valley Red Blend 2019, Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 and Clos Du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon) for $100. Call ahead to order for pickup.

Real Urban Barbecue: 1260 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, (847) 947-6474, If Dad likes barbecue, consider the BBQ Bundle, which includes two pounds of meat, 12 mini buns, two pints of sides, one gallon of lemonade or iced tea, pickles and sauce for $49.99. It's available for dine-in or carryout.

Whiskey & Roll

If you're a fan of whiskey or bourbon, or just want to learn more about the spirits, check out CityGate Grille's Whiskey & Roll event on the restaurant's patio from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 24. The $49 price includes five tastes from a variety of 30 whiskeys and bourbons, plus one Cuban seed, hand-rolled, long-leaf cigar, and a souvenir tasting glass. Reservations are required.

CityGate Grille is at 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville, (630) 718-1010,

Boredom busters

Looking for something to do during the week? Broken Oar might have what you're looking for. Mondays are Dine With Your Dog on the lawn while enjoying $5 Angus burgers. Tuesdays are Car & Bike Show nights when all makes and models are welcome to display. There's no entry fee, and there are weekly awards and prizes. Put on your Hawaiian gear for the Luau Wednesday Sunset Party starting at 7 p.m. running now through August. Enjoy Hawaiian music, hula dancers and fire twirlers. Reserve a table for four for $20. Thirsty Thursdays feature $2 drafts, $2 craft 12-ounce beers and 75-cent wings until 11 p.m. The weekends mean live music: It starts at 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays on the Oar Stage. Plus, don't miss the daily food and drink specials, too.

Broken Oar is at 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington, (847) 639-9468,

Fry The Coop is back open for dine-in at all locations. Courtesy of Fry The Coop

Return of dine-in

Fans of Nashville hot chicken, take note: Fry the Coop is now back open for dine-in at all locations. Besides the Nashville fried chicken sandwich, which comes in six heat levels, the fast-casual restaurant also offers the spicy butter fried chicken and doughnut fried chicken sandwiches, tenders, chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, fries and more. Carryout and delivery are also available.

Fry the Coop is at 623 W. North Ave., Elmhurst; 580 N. Milwaukee Ave., Prospect Heights; and in Chicago, Oak Lawn and Tinley Park;

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