Food & Drink in Bellwood

Spanish Food at Tapas Gitana (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Tapas Gitana

Northfield

$20 $12.10

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Spanish recipes inform paellas, seafood entrees, and hot and cold tapas such as tiger shrimp and oven-baked goat cheese

One Hour of Bowling with Pizza, Soda, and Shoe Rental for Four or Eight at Fitz's Spare Keys (Up to 52% Off)

Fitz's Spare Keys

Elmhurst

$51 $25

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Facility combines vintage bowling alley, pool hall, and music venue with full bar and restaurant

$22 for $40 Worth of American Food for Two or More at The Silverado Grill

The Silverado Grill

Elmhurst

$40 $22

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Family-friendly restaurant serves up Texas-style hand-cut steaks, fish and chicken dinners, and hearty burgers

Italian Cuisine for Dine-In at Two Brothers from Italy Ristorante & Pizzeria (45% Off)

Two Brothers from Italy Ristorante & Pizzeria

Elmhurst

$20 $11

Made-from-scratch Italian fare, from homemade pizzas to create-your-own pastas

$12 for Crepes and Drinks for Two at Nu Crepes ($22 Value)

Nu Crepes

Elmhurst

$22 $12

Hearty crepes arrive thickly stuffed with everything from barbecue chicken to s'mores to a full breakfast's worth of eggs and sausage

$22 for $40 Worth of Tapas-Style Cuisine at Flight 112 Wine House

Flight 112 Wine House

Elmhurst

$40 $22

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Wine bar praised by Time Out Chicago and the Daily Herald focuses on Spanish wines and small plates

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Pop's Beef ($20 Total Value)

Pop's Beef

Elmhurst

$10 $5.50

Family-owned restaurant serves homemade italian beef sliced daily, corned beef on rye, meatball sandwiches, burgers, and Chicago-style dogs

Sushi and Stir-Fry at Wok ’n Fire (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wok 'n Fire

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Japanese, Thai, and Chinese specialties include grilled mango mahi-mahi, teriyaki chicken, and spicy Hong Kong scallops

Up to 50% Off Pizza — Fratello's Family Restaurant and Pizzeria; Valid Monday - Wednesday 11 AM - 9 PM

Fratello's Family Restaurant and Pizzeria

Elmhurst

$20 $10

Specialty pizzas such as buffalo chicken and hawaiian, make-your-own pies, and subs, pastas, and steaks

$12.50 for $25 Worth of Mexican Food at Salseria

Salseria

Elmhurst

$25 $12.50

Fresh salsas and signature seasonings flavor Mexican favorites; hand-squeezed lime juice and 40 types of tequila flavor margaritas

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Bistro Sake (Up to 50% Off)

Bistro Sake

River Forest

$20 $10

Specialty rolls artfully layered with fresh salmon, avocado, and cilantro, tempura shrimp and cream cheese, and black tobiko in crispy rice

$15 for $30 Worth of Chicago-Style Italian Food at Jimmy's Place

Jimmy's Place

Forest Park

$30 $15

Homemade pizza, pasta, and sandwiches made-to-order using recipes passed down through owner's family; featured on Food Network

Craft Beer Flight and Appetizers for Two, Four, or Six at Chalk (Up to 46% Off)

Chalk

Forest Park

$30 $17

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Craft beer from local breweries such as Revolution and Lagunitas; fries, chicken tenders, and stout beer battered onion rings

Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Pure Nightclub (50% Off)

Pure Nightclub

Franklin Park

$30 $15

Join your friends for appetizers and cocktails at a nightclub with modern European flair

Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Gianni's Ristorante & Pizzeria (Up to 54% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

Gianni's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Franklin Park

$48.85 $23

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Chefs prepare pizza bread, bruschetta, and rustic Italian pastas such as stuffed shells, lasagna, and linguine with scallops in vodka sauce

$19 for a Vineyard Tour, Tasting of Five Wines, and Seminar for One at Valentino Vineyards & Winery ( Value)

Valentino Vineyards & Winery

Long Grove

$48 $19

Following a brief tour in the vineyard, guests enter a winery to sample five estate wines during wine appreciation seminar

$15 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Drinks at Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

River Grove

$30 $15

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Tropical cocktails named for Pelé and coral reefs poured in Polynesian-themed bar opened in 1963

Pub Food at Off Broadway Pub (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Off Broadway Pub

Brookfield

$20 $11

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Pub serves award-winning hot wings, build-your-own pizzas, and hamburgers along with draft beers

Classic Italian Cuisine, Pizza, and Drinks at Jim & Pete's (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Jim & Pete's

Elmwood Park

$30 $15

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Updated classics and recipes fill eatery founded in 1941 with lobster ravioli, custom pizza, and pastas laden with choice of sauce

Traditional American Food for Lunch or Dinner at Mécénat Bistro & Retail Wine Shop (Up to 43% Off)

Mécénat Bistro & Retail Wine Shop

Mecenat Bistro

$20 $12

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Menu featuring innovative, seasonal specialties at a modern restaurant and wine bar with a full selection of beverages

Two or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sub Sandwiches at Tonini's Italian Market (40% Off)

Tonini's Italian Market

Berwyn

$10 $6

Sub sandwiches assembled from Italian deli meats such as salami, capicolla, and prosciutto

Brunch for Two or Four with Mimosas or Blood-Orange Gimlets at Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits (Up to 55% Off)

Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits

Berwyn

$54 $28.75

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Eclectic brunch dishes such as quail with pancakes, smoked-trout frittata, and fried eggs with prosciutto, served with citrus cocktails

$10 for $20 Worth of Asian Fusion Cuisine for Dinner at Chef Shangri-La in North Riverside

Chef Shangri-la

North Riverside

$20 $10

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Asian and Polynesian recipes beget citrus-kissed meats, spicy stir-fry, and sweet and sour veggies amid tiki-style decor

International Comfort Food at Parrilla Express (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Parrilla Express

Berwyn

$10 $5

Eatery quickly serves up internationally inspired comfort foods, such as chicken, steak, and seafood kebabs from the grill

Indian Food for Dine-in or Carryout at Klay Oven Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Klay Oven Restaurant

Oak Park

$40 $22

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Traditional Indian specialties served in an ornate dining space

$17 for $30 Worth of Mexican Dinner and Drinks for Two or More at Margaritas

Margaritas

Oak Park

$30 $17

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Shrimp ceviche, tamales, tilapia in Veracruzana sauce, tacos, chicken mole, burritos, enchiladas, steak fajitas, and chilis rellenos

Oktoberfest Entry to American Aid Society of German Descendants (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

American Aid Society of German Descendants

German/American Cultural Center

$31 $15

Oktoberfest event over several weekends showcases German music, history, folk dancing, and food

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Café Food and Drinks at C U Latte Cafe

C U Latte Cafe

Villa Park

$5 $2.50

Surrounded by local artwork and decorative reeds, café visitors enjoy a menu of coffee drinks, frozen lemonade, and sandwiches

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi, Japanese, and Thai Food at Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Oakbrook Terrace

$30 $15

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Specialty sushi rolls and sake arrive at tables amid chic decor of hanging pendant lights and a Buddha motif

$12 for $20 Worth of Food ($25 if Redeemed Sunday-Thursday) at Al's Char-House

Al's Char-House

La Grange

$20 $12

Diners feast upon juicy steaks and seafood inside a wild west-themed restaurant adorned with old photographs and cowboy memorabilia

Vietnamese Food for Two or Four or More or Carryout at OMAI Vietnamese Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

OMAI Vietnamese Restaurant

La Grange

$20 $12

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Noodles with shrimp, calamari, and crab, pho brimming with meat and veggies, or banh mi with pork or lemon-grass beef and pickled daikon

Steak, Seafood, and Drinks at Saban's Place (Up to 50% Off)

Saban's Place

Hodgkins

$30 $18

Chefs fire steak, seafood, BBQ ribs, prime rib & sandwiches and craft salad dressings and desserts in nostalgic, supper club–style setting

English Food and Drinks at Chequers of La Grange (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Chequers of La Grange

La Grange

$30 $15

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English and Irish draft beers foam beside bangers 'n' mash and beer-battered fish ‘n’ chips as fireplaces flicker inside and on patio

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Baked Goods at Andresen's Bakery ($30 Total Value)

Andresen's Bakery

Bensenville

$10 $5

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Custom cakes, pies, cookies, sweet rolls, and chocolate-covered strawberries join fresh breads at a bakery with a 50+ year history

$30 for $50 Worth of Premium Meats and Groceries at Prime "N" Tender Meats

Prime "N" Tender Meats

Hinsdale

$50 $30

Premium cuts of beef, chicken, and veal stocked in a kitchen-style storefront that also vends sandwiches and housemade entrees and sides

Prix Fixe Mexican Dinner for Two with Margaritas, Starter, Entrees and Desserts at CiNe (34% Off)

CiNe

Hinsdale

$99 $65

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Sip margaritas while exploring a selection of house specialties such as guacamole, red snapper, chicken in mole sauce, and tres leches cake

Indian Cuisine at Viceroy of India (Up to 50% Off)

Viceroy of India

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Sizzling morsels of lamb vindaloo and tandoori chicken tikka mingle with fluffy naan on expansive north and south Indian menu

$20 for $40 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Hokkaido Sushi Hibachi Steak House & Lounge

Hokkaido Hibachi Sushi Steak House & Lounge

Oakbrook Terrace

$40 $20

Japanese cuisine such as tuna poke topped with grated parmesan cheese & shrimp shumai, a pan-fried Japanese-style shrimp dumpling with ponzu

Pizza Meal with Choice of 1 Salad or Pitcher of Domestic Beer or Soda at Gulliver's Pizza & Pub (Up to 52% Off)

Gulliver's Pizza & Pub

Oakbrook Terrace

$31.20 $15

Iconic pizza institution serves up classic Chicago-style pies with rich crusts wrapped around cheese, sauce, and fresh ingredients

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Casual American Food at Mooyah ($20 Total Value)

Mooyah

Lombard

$10 $6

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Lean-beef, turkey, or veggie patties with cheeses and zesty toppings

Eastern European Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Klas Restaurant (Up to 54% Off)

Klas Restaurant

Cicero

$40 $20

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Bohemian platter features choice of Eastern European meat dishes; soups, salads, sides, beers, and desserts complement entrees

Sushi and Japanese Hibachi Steaks at Yue-Sun Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Yue-Sun Restaurant

Wood Dale

$30 $15

Hibachi chefs put on a show with Japanese steaks and seafood while ready-made sushi rolls by on a conveyer belt

$13 for $25 Worth of Lithuanian Food and Drinks at Grand Duke’s Restaurant

Grand Duke's Restaurant

Summit

$25 $13

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Kugelis, sausage, steak, kebabs, and dumplings served amid medieval castle decor sourced from Lithuania

Pizza and Subs at Angry Slice and Sub Shop (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Angry Slice and Sub Shop

Summit

$20 $11

Pizzas topped with jerk chicken or italian beef and classic subs on D'Amato bread; all orders include complimentary ice cream

$9 for $15 Worth of Café Food at Juicy-O Pancake House

Juicy-O Pancake House

Multiple Locations

$15 $9

Classic breakfast and lunch food supplemented with complimentary house donuts and fresh fruit juices

Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Vincitori (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Vincitori

Westmont

$80 $43

Former veteran Ritz-Carlton chef Bob Airdo crafts upscale northern- and southern-style Italian dishes

$21 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks During Dinner at Saffron

Saffron

Westmont

$40 $21

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Sample Indian food staples such as saffron chicken and lamb in spinach puree

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Bistro Food and Wine at The Cellar Door ($40 Total Value)

The Cellar Door

Downers Grove

$20 $10

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European-style bistro pairs small plates and carefully sourced charcuterie with wines from top vineyards around the world

$17 for Pakistani and Indian Meal for Two with Two Entrees and One Appetizer at Food Street (Up to $34.47 Value)

Food Street

Downers Grove

$34.47 $17

Chunks of boneless chicken, braised goat meat, and thick cheese simmer in spiced gravies

$10 for $25 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Shikara

Shikara Restaurant

Downers Grove

$25 $10

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Spicy chicken-chili masala with bell peppers and jalapeños; lamb in onion and tomato gravy; housemade cheese in roasted cumin sauce

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Fare at Skuddlebutts Pizza ($30 Total Value)

Skuddlebutts Pizza

Skuddlebutts

$10 $5

Open more than seven decades, restaurant features burgers, fried chicken, ribs, and wings

$10 for $20 Worth of Produce and Prepared Fare at Lemon Tree Grocer

Lemon Tree Grocer

Downers Grove

$20 $10

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Upscale grocery store stocks local & organic produce & savory prepared dishes such as chicken pot pie, pasta salads & baked lasagna

Introduction to Loose-Leaf Tea Class and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at TeaLula (Up to 60% Off)

TeaLula

Park Ridge

$50 $25

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A certified tea specialist teaches students about the history and preparation of loose-leaf teas, then shares four tea samples for tasting

Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Up to 51% Off)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Park Ridge

$36 $18

Taste a variety of chocolates during tastings at the Park Ridge store

Two-Hour Cooking Class with Wine for One or Two at Affresco Pizzeria/Lounge (Up to 55% Off)

Affresco Pizzeria/Lounge

Park Ridge

$55 $27

Groups of up to 20 guests make, then eat, Sicilian entrees such as ravioli and marinara sauce, all while sipping included wine

Crepes and Drinks for Two or Four at Cream of the Crêpe (Up to 50% Off) 

Cream of the Crêpe

Park Ridge

$23.80 $14

A sweet or savory French crepe accompanies your beverage of choice, such as hot chocolate or a cappuccino

6 or 12 Specialty Cupcakes or $10 for $20 Toward a Custom Cake at Mrs. A Cupcakes @ The Pickwick

Mrs. A Cupcakes @ The Pickwick

Park Ridge

$19 $10

Mother and daughters bake specialty cupcakes, cookies, and donuts from scratch daily using fresh ingredients

$15 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Cuisine at Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Burr Ridge

$30 $15

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Hibachi entrees sizzle on grills among boxy lanterns, sleek booths, and walls decorated with Japanese text

Wine Tasting Event at Cab's Wine Bar Bistro (Up to 51% Off)

Cab's Wine Bar Bistro

Glen Ellyn

$49 $24

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Local sommelier leads wine tasting classes featuring selections from France, Italy, and the United States

$13 for One Four-Pack of Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars at Olive 'n Vinnie's Market ($26 Value)

Olive 'n Vinnie's Market

Glen Ellyn

$26 $13

More than 30 flavors of extra-virgin olive oil flavored with garlic or mushroom and sage; balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy

$9 for $15 Worth of Grass-Fed Beef Burgers Served by Train at Veteran-Owned 2Toots Train Whistle Grill

2Toots Train Whistle Grill

Multiple Locations

$15 $9

Nitrate-, preservative-, and hormone-free 100% grass-fed beef hot dogs, burgers & chili delivered on toy train tracks at veteran-owned diner

$15 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asian Pearl

Asian Pearl

Glen Ellyn

$30 $15

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Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes served in modern dining room with Asian decor influences

Glendale Heights Oktoberfest at Camera Park on September 12–21 (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

Glendale Heights Oktoberfest

Camera Park

$34 $19

German festival entertains guests of all ages with live music, authentic cuisine, and beer imported from Munich

$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One Smoothie at FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar ($15.60 Value)

FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar

Glendale Heights

$5.20 $3

Build your own smoothie from fresh ingredients such as almond milk, whey protein, bananas, and strawberries for a healthy boost of energy

$22 for $40 Worth of Hibachi Food and Sushi at Domo 77 and Japan 77

Domo 77 and Japan 77

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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Seasoned chefs sear steak, chicken, and seafood on a hibachi-style grill, served alongside classic and specialty sushi rolls

Japanese Steak-House Cuisine for Two or Four at Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi (47% Off)

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Glendale Heights

$30 $16

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Hibachi entrees such as filet mignon, lobster, sesame scallops, and vegetable fried rice

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(99)

Chefs create more than 40 traditional and specialty maki rolls in additon to Japanese favorites such as tempura, teriyaki, and hibachi

$12 for $25 Worth of Eastern European and American Cuisine, Valid Monday–Saturday at Old Vilnius Cafe

Old Vilnius Cafe

Darien

$25 $12

Pierogi, sausages, sauerkraut, and even beef tongue populate a menu of Lithuanian and Polish eats

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine at La Notte Due in Darien

La Notte Due

Darien

$30 $15

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Gnocchi with spicy arrabbiata sauce, spaghetti Bolognese, and other Italian entrees paired with a selection of international wines

Pub Food and Drinks at The Howard Street Inn (Half Off). Two Options Available.

The Howard Street Inn

Niles

$20 $10

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Menu includes deli and grilled sandwiches, Angus burgers, pizza, craft and domestic brews, and speciality drinks

Italian Dinner for Two or Take-Out at Riggio's (Up to 46% Off)

Riggio's

Niles

$25 $13.50

Specialty sandwiches stuffed with meatballs or veal parmigiana; pasta entrees swimming in pesto or clam sauce; pizzas with 20+ ingredients

Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 or $12 Worth of Chinese Food at Wonton Deli (Up to Half Off)

Wonton Deli

Multiple Locations

$12 $6

Chinese food such as barbecue pork, shrimp roll, and wonton lo mein

Steak and Seafood at Café la Cave (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Café la Cave

Des Plaines

$50 $25

Chefs carve entrees and sauté steaks tableside amid cavernous rocky walls and rippling lights

Hawaiian Dinner and Drinks at Tiki Terrace (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Tiki Terrace

Des Plaines

$24 $12

A tropical-themed dining area stages Hawaiian feasts at hand-carved booths surrounded by tiki statues, stone moai, and palm trees

Italian Dinner at Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano

Des Plaines

$40 $20

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Family-owned restaurant serving authentic Southern Italian cuisine in a casually elegant space; try the eggplant parmigiana and tiramisu

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Surf-and-Turf Meal for Two or Four with Drinks at Chinn's 34th Street Fishery (Up to 41% Off)

Chinn's 34th Street Fishery

Lisle

$105.90 $65

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Chefs sear filet mignon to pair with snow crab or lobster tail, as well as cocktails, craft beers, or glasses of wine

Baked Goods and Lunch Food, or Catering at John Dough Bakery (Half Off)

John Dough Bakery

Lisle

$10 $5

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Pastries and chocolate-covered confections accompany a casual lunch menu kicked up with components such as fresh goat cheese

Japanese Dinner for Two or Take-out at Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Sushi Bar

Bloomingdale

$20 $11

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Rolls filled with creamy avocado and salmon, teriyaki combos with deep-fried pork, and plates of ginger-sauteed squid

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Chef Denise Roy, who helms the kitchen at Surf?s Up, knows the value of a good deep fryer: she slips everything from lobster and shrimp to green tomatoes into hers, creating delicious and crunchy seafood dishes. The fryer?s bounty is then dipped into sauces or nestled in tacos, competing with shrimp po? boys and snow-crab legs for a place in diners? stomachs, hearts, and hollow peg legs. Hand-cut fries and housemade biscuits accompany the seafood to the tables, which are grouped in a cozy dining room whose blond-wood food counter is decorated with a colorful skurker board, the offspring of a surfboard and a set of water skis.

101 N Wolf Rd
Hillside,
IL
US

Wingz slathers its signature fried chicken wings in a dozen different specialty sweet and spicy sauces. A 10-piece wing combo challenges dining groups of up to six to slather their wings in mild-barbecue, hot, or lemon-pepper sauce (other sauces available at $0.50 charge). Pause in between licking fingertips and comparing wet-nap scents to nosh on the combo's side dishes of fries, coleslaw, and bread. A sandwich combo, meanwhile, outfits hands with one of eight hot sandwiches and fries. Tender meat comprises the philly-steak sandwich, while the thinly sliced italian-beef sandwich celebrates Gallic influences with its drizzling of au jus, warm french bread, and dual usage as a festive battering ram on Bastille Day.

4842 Butterfield Rd
Hillside,
IL
US

Nick’s Deli, Pizza, Roast Beef & Seafood’s sprawling menu, lauded in the Marlborough Patch, runs the gamut from dozens of themed pizzas and calzones to family-recipe roast-beef sandwiches. A steaming meatball sub stalks elusive hunger pangs with torpedoes of homemade ground meat and sonar-guided sprinklings of feta cheese, tomato, and lettuce ($5.55 for a small; $6.65 for a large). Crunchy romaine lettuce and croutons chaperone grilled chicken in the caesar-salad wrap ($6.25), and a gooey Spartan pizza sows feta, green pepper, and chicken in a tomato-laden field of dough ($9.99–$14.99), just as ancient Italian pizza farmers once sewed their fields with marinara-sauce seeds.

815 Mannheim Rd.
Bellwood,
IL
US

Low and Slow BBQ Turkey grills its turkey-based burgers, ribs, and sandwiches in an open fire tickling pieces of apple, cherry, and hickory wood. Load up on healthy protein with the turkey jerk burger with a small side of fries ($4.75, $0.35 extra with cheese), or sharpen fangs on a combo plate of barbecue ribs and tips ($10.95 for a small; $15.95 for a large). Unconventional turkey tacos ($2.25) or the turkey Polishes ($5.95) confuse taste buds without upsetting them, and sides such as the soy-oil-cooked french fries ($1.35 for a small; $2.35 for a large) complement any plate, including license plates. With the small catering tray, customers receive a choice of 18 turkey ribs, 12 turkey hot links, or a comparable amount of turkey tips heaped up with a sizable serving of fries and wheat bread.

2500 Saint Charles Rd
Bellwood,
IL
US

Danny’s Cafe warmly serves what co-owner Carl Dote described as “Italian peasant food” on Danny’s Check, Please! feature. Their cooking aims to comfort, from generously stuffed artichokes to their signature fried-meatball sub. The hefty sandwich, highlighted on WGN, comes to fruition after staff members hand-form fresh meatball mix into patties and pile on fried peppers. Co-owner and chef Paula Dote told ABC’s “Hungry Hound” that when she and her husband bought the restaurant, she wanted to make exactly what she made at home, and indeed, she uses recipes from her mother and mother-in-law in all of her cooking and homemade volcano experiments. She ladles vodka sauce and crumbled sausage over homemade rigatoni, and layers provolone, parmesan, mozzarella, and ricotta in the four-cheese lasagna. Pork neck bones, one of Danny's more unique dishes, are served twice a week and praised by Hungry Hound for the tender meatiness resulting from hours spent simmering in spiced tomatoes. The eatery has also spawned relatives—appropriately named “Cuzzin’s Cafe”—that serve similar dishes in Des Plaines and Orland Park.

1419 N 15th Ave
Melrose Park,
IL
US

Delta Sonic Car Wash‎ renews tarnished transportation with an innovative touchless car-wash system that automatically guides vehicles through a tunnel of high-pressure sprays and overhead buffing cloths. The hands-free wash massages mild lotions into paint jobs, leaving vehicles with sparkling, fingerprint-free finishes that are backed by a five-day guarantee. Detailing technicians do get their hands dirty as they make use of more than 100 hours of training to dote on vehicle interiors and exteriors with products from ValuGard, Aquapel, and Blue Coral. The team wields AOCA certification know-how when injecting engines with oil and devising rustproofing treatments that avoid drilling holes or covering corrosion in zit cream.

8490 W North Ave
Melrose Park,
IL
US

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