Dining out: Derby Day, plus lunch and a show

  • Stolp Island Social in Aurora recently added a special brunch/lunch option on select Wednesdays and Saturdays when the next-door Paramount Theatre is staging a matinee.

    Stolp Island Social in Aurora recently added a special brunch/lunch option on select Wednesdays and Saturdays when the next-door Paramount Theatre is staging a matinee. Courtesy of Galdones Photography

 
 
Posted5/5/2022 10:58 AM

Derby Day

If you're a fan of the Kentucky Derby, head to The Hampton Social on Saturday, May 7, to enjoy $10 rosé mint juleps, live music and the Kentucky Derby race broadcast from 2-7 p.m. Derby attire is encouraged, as there will be best-dressed and hat contests.

 

The Hampton Social is at 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (224) 633-5414, thehamptonsocial.com/.

Saying thanks

This week -- now through Sunday, May 8 -- is National Teacher Appreciation Week, so Potbelly Sandwich Shops is saying thanks to all educators with a free cookie or regular-size drink with the purchase of a sandwich. The same deal will be available for all nurses Friday through Thursday, May 6-12, during National Nurses Week. Teachers and nurses can redeem the offer by showing a valid work ID or badge.

Potbelly Sandwich Shops has locations throughout the suburbs. potbelly.com/.

Beverages and burgers

Bar Louie is honoring National Beverage Day (yes, it's a real thing!) from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 6, with drink specials including $4 domestic beers, $5 craft beers and single-pour premium call liquor cocktails, $6 wines by the glass, signature martinis and select premium house cocktails, and half-price select bar bites. Plus, May is National Burger Month, so Bar Louie is offering half-price burgers with fries or tots on Tuesdays throughout the month.

Bar Louie is at 619 E. Boughton Road #A, Bolingbrook, (331) 246-0500, and 17W350 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 478-8040, barlouie.com/.

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Lunch and a show

Just this week, Stolp Island Social in downtown Aurora added a special brunch/lunch option starting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays when the next-door Paramount Theatre is staging a matinee. Brunch menu options include bourbon French toast ($14), breakfast burrito ($16), avocado toast ($15), the Social Smash Burger ($15), mushroom ricotta cavatelli ($22), filet mignon ($38) and more.

Stolp Island Social is at 5 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, (630) 340-4980, stolpislandsocial.com/.

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