Dining bites: Rosemont Restaurant Week, Chicago Northwest Eat Local Week return
Rosemont Restaurant Week
It's back! Time to get out and explore the restaurants of Rosemont during the village's annual restaurant week running Sunday through Saturday, March 6-12. From casual to upscale, participating eateries will be offering a variety of three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. Sample dishes from Adobe Gila's, Bub City, Crust Brewing, Murray Bros. Caddyshack, Carlucci Rosemont, Carmine's, Five Roses Pub, Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse, Liberty Tavern, Moretti's Rosemont, Park Tavern, Thorn Restaurant at The Rose Hotel and Truluck's. For menus and reservations, see rosemontrestaurantweek.com/.
The miso-glazed sea bass is on the special Rosemont Restaurant Week menu at Truluck's.
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Eat Local Week
Make sure to bring your appetite to Meet Chicago Northwest's ninth annual Eat Local Week Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 13. The 60 participating restaurants from eight towns -- Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood and Wood Dale -- will be offering deals, multicourse menus and gift card bonuses. Cuisines run the gamut from steak to pizza to Indian, Mexican, Greek, Filipino, Vietnamese, Japanese, American and more. For a list of restaurants and deals, see chicagonorthwest.com/events/annual-events-festivals/restaurant-week/.
With the start of Lent, many suburban restaurants are offering seafood specials on Fridays.
118 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9200, antico-posto.com/. For lunch and dinner on Fridays now through April 15, the Italian cafe will be offering pesto salmon with grilled asparagus and risotto cake for $26.95 and pistachio-crusted walleye with mashed potatoes and spinach for $22.95. They're available for dine-in, carryout and delivery.
Bar Louie serves salmon sliders and more on Fridays through April 15.
- Courtesy of Bar Louie
17W350 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 478-8040, and 619 E. Boughton Road #A, Bolingbrook, (331) 246-0500, barlouie.com/. On Fridays during Lent, diners at Bar Louie will receive double points on all seafood such as calamari, salmon sliders, beer-battered fish and chips, blackened shrimp tacos and seared salmon.
1604 Randall Road, Algonquin, (847) 658-9268, and 180 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 534-0679, bonefishgrill.com/. For Lent, Bonefish Grill is bringing back its Angler's Catch platter every Friday now through April 8. Dig in to panko-battered jumbo shrimp and hand-battered crispy cod served with fries and housemade coleslaw for $18.90. Other Lent-friendly options include the Rockefeller butterfish and Baja scallops and shrimp scampi pasta.
The Angler's Catch is back at Bonefish Grill on Fridays during Lent.
- Courtesy of Bonefish Grill
35 S. Washington St., Naperville, (630) 717-3500, catch35.com/lent-specials-2022/. This Lenten season, Catch 35 is offering Friday seafood specials, including Asian sesame oysters ($22), sriracha shrimp roll ($18), crispy seafood platter with Gulf shrimp and East Coast haddock ($26) and cedar planked salmon ($30). Reservations are required.
Half Day Brewing
200 Village Green, Lincolnshire, (847) 821-6933, halfdaybrewing.com/. Fridays during Lent mean all-you-can-eat fish and chips ($13.99), mango mahi quesadillas ($12.99) and blackened mahi-mahi tacos ($13.99). Or order the $75 family fish fry meal to-go that includes beer-battered cod, fries, pretzels, salad and cinnamon sticks.
623 N. Wolf Road, Des Plaines, (847) 803-3544, katieskitchenonline.com/. Meat-free Friday specials during March include the fish sandwich ($13), egg salad sandwich ($9.50), pistachio cream crepes ($10) and Irish cream French toast ($11). Plus, the Friday night fish fry returns from 4-7 p.m. Fridays during Lent.
L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge
7110 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, (847) 677-3350, lwoodsrestaurant.com/. Kick off Fridays during Lent with walleye fish and chips for $19.95 or take advantage of the Friday-only Wisconsin Fish Fry featuring Lake Perch and salt and vinegar fries for $24.95. Available for dine-in, carryout and delivery.
Shaw's Crab House
1900 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, shawscrabhouse.com/schaumburg/. Every Friday during Lent, Shaw's will be serving two prix fixe three-course menus for $27 per person for dine-in or carryout. The Fisherman's Platter includes fried Atlantic cod, fried shrimp, calamari, french fries and coleslaw, while the fish and chips features fried Atlantic cod, french fries and coleslaw. Both come with a cup of clam chowder and slice of mini Key lime pie. For to-go only, the Shaw's Family Fish Fry (clam chowder, beer-battered Atlantic cod, french fries, coleslaw and homemade chocolate cake) is $65 and the Classic Crab Cake Dinner for four (rolls, Caesar salad, four Maryland-style crabcakes, coleslaw, au gratin potatoes, creamed spinach and homemade chocolate cake) is $95.
During Lent, Tap House Grill serves all-you-can-eat fish and chips on Fridays.
- Courtesy of Tap House Grill
Tap House Grill
Locations in Algonquin, Hanover Park, Lemont, Oswego, Palatine, Plainfield, St. Charles and Wheeling; taphousegrills.com/. It's fishy Fridays during Lent at Tap House Grill, which is offering all-you-can-eat fish and chips ($13.99), mahi quesadillas ($9.99) and fish sandwiches ($9.99) every Friday through April 15. To feed a crew, consider the family fish fry to-go package that includes salad, beer-battered cod, fries, pretzels and doughnuts for $75.
Break up your early week routine with a tequila dinner at one of Fat Rosie's four suburban locations. Dine on a four-course Mexican dinner while sipping on tequila-infused drinks for $80 per person. The 7 p.m. dinners are Monday, March 7, in Naperville; Tuesday, March 8, in Lincolnshire; Wednesday, March 9, in Schaumburg; and Thursday, March 10, in Frankfort. Reservations are required. Oh, and you might even get to don a sombrero while eating.
Fat Rosie's is at 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, (630) 328-0060; 940 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, (224) 377-2395; 870 N. Meacham, Schaumburg, (847) 807-2850; 28 Kansas St., Frankfort, (815) 534-1640; fatrosies.com/.
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