Food & Drink in Buffalo Grove

Thai and Pan-Asian Dinner for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Oishii Thai (Up to 40% Off)

Oishii Thai

Buffalo Grove

$20 $15

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Eatery uses only fresh herbs, such as cilantro, lemon grass, and Thai basil for classic curries and sushi rolls that pack a punch

Mexican Food and Drinks Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Grande Jake's Fresh Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Grande Jakes Fresh Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(166)

Salsa bar with ten types of salsa, along with dinner plates that include chicken enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, and flautas

Indian Lunch at India House (50% Off).

India House

Buffalo Grove

$20 $10

(136)

Vegetable samosas, shrimp madras, bombay lamb chops, chicken tikka masala, and spinach sauce with homemade paneer

Mediterranean Cuisine or Take-Out at Bait Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Bait Cafe

Buffalo Grove

$20 $11

(23)

Chefs prepare fresh hummus in house, marinate and grill New Zealand baby lamb chops, and brew Turkish coffee

$10 for One Dozen Cake Pops at Sugar Hills Bakery ($19.08 Value)

Sugar Hills Bakery

Multiple Locations

$19.08 $10

Easy-to-eat cake pops come in vanilla, chocolate, or red velvet with white- or dark-chocolate frosting

Tea Health Class and Tasting for One or Four Plus Tea to Take Home at Prima Tea (Up to 73% Off)

Prima Tea

Wheeling

$57 $23

Loose-leaf experts offer lessons and patrons taste samples of gourmet teas from around the world

$22 for $40 Worth of Supper-Club Dinner Fare at Palm Court Arlington Heights

Palm Court - Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights

$40 $22

Hospitality-driven owners check in with diners between courses as piano tunes fill friendly cocktail lounge

Mexican Food on Sunday–Thursday or Anytime at Mago Grill & Cantina (Up to 40% Off). Three Locations Available.

Mago Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

$50 $35

Lauded Chicago chef crafts Mexican & Latin dishes such as ceviches, empanadas & moles paired with margaritas, mojitos, & sangrias

$25 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Naomi Sushi

Naomi Sushi

Prospect Heights

$40 $25

Sushi chef uses fresh ingredients to create Godzilla, Wild dragon, Volcano, and more specialty rolls.

Pub Food and Drinks for Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout at House of Music Entertainment (Up to 50% Off)

House of Music Entertainment

Prospect Heights

$20 $10

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Guests tuck into inventive pub food such as cordon bleu chimichangas at a sports bar with self-pour table taps, 40 draft beers, and 80 TVs

$16 for $25 Worth of Pizza, Homemade Lasagna, and Sides at Wayne's Pizza

Wayne's Pizza

Arlington Heights

$25 $16

(26)

Since 1964, Wayne's has used secret family recipes and fresh ingredients to craft high-quality pizzas, pasta, and classic Italian dishes

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Dim Sum and Sushi at Bistro Chen ($30 Total Value)

Bistro Chen

Arlington Heights

$10 $5

(54)

Expansive dim-sum menu featuring dishes such as chicken feet with black bean sauce, scallop and shrimp dumpling, vegetable dumpling, siu mai

$40 or $80 Off Your Dinner Bill – Tapas and Drinks for Two or Four People at La Tasca Tapas Restaurant

La Tasca Tapas Restaurant

Arlington Heights

$40 $20

(194)

Hot and cold tapas, Spanish paella, and roasted-meat dishes served alongside rich, flavorful Spanish wine; live Latin music

$17 for a 16" Pizza with an Appetizer and Two Beers or Sodas at Lou's Pizza Factory ($32.45 Value)

Lou's Pizza Factory

Arlington Heights

$32.45 $17

Pizza topped with the topping of your choice such as green pepper or sausage; mozzarella sticks, breaded eggplant, and onion ring appetizers

$34.10 for $60 Worth of Generations-Old Italian Cuisine at Philly G’s

Philly G's

Vernon Hills

$60 $34.10

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Owner draws on recipes from his grandmother and great-grandmother to build a menu of refined Italian cuisine

$21 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sushi-Ai

Sushi-Ai

Palatine

$40 $21

Wide selection of fresh maki, specialty combinations, and Japanese entrées such as seared tuna or spicy tofu steak

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at d’Vine Wine and Gifts (Up to 53% Off)

d’Vine Wine and Gifts

Palatine

$36.99 $18

Sample some of the boutique wine shop’s more than 100 different wines, many of which come from small wineries from around the world

$60 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill

Pita Pita Mediterrean Grill

Palatine

$20 $11

Chicken shawarma and grilled shish kebabs pair with hummus and baba ghanouj

$25 for Two Regular Sushi Rolls and Two Specialty Rolls for Takeout at Asian Tokyo (Up to $40.40 Value)

Asian Tokyo

Rolling Meadows

$40.40 $25

Six-piece Regular Rolls such as Salmon Avocado and Philly Rolls and eight-piece House Speciaties such as Spider and Godzilla Rolls

Hibachi-Style Steak and Seafood at Kampai Japanese Steak House (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Kampai Japanese Steak House

Mount Prospect

$40 $22

(143)

Japanese food cooked on hibachis tableside; at sushi bar, rolls float atop wooden boats

Burgers with Craft-Beer or Martini Flights for Two or Four at Emerson's Ale House (Up to 50% Off)

Emerson's Ale House

Mount Prospect

$43.80 $22

Craft beers or flights of martinis are paired with half-pound burgers on pretzel buns

Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Fajitas and Margarita Flights at El Sombrero Restaurant (Up to 56% Off)

El Sombrero Restaurant

Mount Prospect

$63 $29

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Enjoy sizzling fajitas accompanied by three 4-ounce margarita pours made with top-shelf tequila

French Cuisine and Drinks for Sunday Brunch or Dinner at Retro Bistro (40% Off)

Retro Bistro

Mount Prospect

$20 $12

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Chefs crust ahi tuna with wasabi, drench new york strip steaks au poivre in shallot-parsley butter, and roast half chickens

$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Burgers, and Sandwiches at CravePizza

CravePizza

Mount Prospect

$20 $11

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Wings dressed in five types of sauce ready appetites for thin-, pan-, or stuffed-crust pizzas, chicken caesar salad & bacon-topped burgers

$15 for Three Vouchers, Each Good for $10 Off Your Bill at Tony's Subs ($30 Value)

Tony's Subs

Deerfield

$10 $5

(22)

Sandwiches crafted with Gonnella-brand bread, meats, cheeses, and veggies can be paired with chips, salads, and drinks

$20 for 4-Punch Card, Each Punch Good for $10 Worth of Diner Fare at Kevin's Place ($40 Total Value)

Kevin's Place

Deerfield

$40 $20

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Old-fashioned diner specializes in rib-sticking breakfast food such as omelets, skillets, waffles, and Mexican variations

$20 for $40 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine and Drinks at Cadwell's Grille

Cadwell's Grille

Deerfield

$40 $20

Cooking Academy of Chicago graduate serves up barbecue baby back ribs, flatbread pizzas, and walnut-crusted salmon with asparagus

Mexican Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Zapatista (Up to 44% Off)

Zapatista

Multiple Locations

$40 $25

Shrimp or skirt steak fill fajitas served in heated lava-stone; tacos and enchiladas brim with chicken tinga, beef, or sauteed vegetables

Hibachi Cuisine for Dinner on Friday–Sunday or Monday–Thursday at Kegon (Up to Half Off)

Kegon

Northbrook

$40 $20

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Filet mignon, scallops, and swordfish steaks seared on hibachi grills

Beer-Tasting Admission for Two at Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival on October 10 or 11 (56% Off)

Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival

Henry J. Paulus Park

$87.90 $39

This Bavarian-style beer festival showcases more than 45 brews from acclaimed regional breweries in addition to live music and craft vendors

Dinner for Two or More at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood Sushi Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood Sushi Bar

Lake Zurich

$30 $15

(12)

Chefs cook entrees such as steak, veggies, and teriyaki chicken at tableside grills

Burger Meal for Two with Appetizers or $10 for $20 Worth of American Food at Scoreboard

Scoreboard

Lake Zurich

$20 $10

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Nachos piled with beans, melted cheese, and homemade chili precede half-pound burgers, seven kinds of sandwiches, and thin-crust pizzas

Mediterranean Food at Restaurant Ararat (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Restaurant Ararat

Mundelein

$20 $11

(23)

Diners can dig into more than 70 dishes with roots in Armenia, Georgia, and Russia, including a wide variety of shish kebabs

Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at La Casa De Isaac (Up to 44% Off)

La Casa De Isaac

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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Hailing from the Mexican city of Huitzuco, Isaac and Moishe Nava serve the dishes they learned from their mother, Florencia

$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Dinner and Wine at Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant

Phoenicia

Highland Park

$30 $15

Kosher beef, chicken, lamb and fresh seafood prepared with Mediterranean recipes passed down from generation to generation

Upscale American Food for Dinner at Nieto's (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Nieto's

Highland Park

$60 $35

(22)

While seated in a cozy supper-club-style leather booth, patrons dig into braised beef short ribs, lobster cobb salads, and bone-in chops

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream (Up to 50% Off)

Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream

Highwood

$10 $5

Scoops of The Chocolate Shoppe ice cream are made with real Wisconsin cream and come in flavors such as Fat Elvis and Door County Cherry

$13 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Menu Items at Calibre Coffee ($25 Value)

Calibre Coffee

South Barrington

$5 $2.60

Intelligentsia and Metropolis coffee drinks pair with menu items such as breakfast sandwiches, muffins, and desserts

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

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

Two or Three $10 Groupons for Hot Dogs, Burgers, and Sandwiches at Slott's Hots

Slott's Hots

Libertyville

$10 $6

(22)

Classic hot-dog joint food, including hot dogs, polishes, burgers, italian beef, and gyros, pair with creamy shakes and cheese fries

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Fare at Sir Nick's Pizza

Sir Nick's Pizza

Hoffman Estates

$20 $11

(15)

Specialty pies such as Fantastic Four with sausage, mushroom, onion and green pepper, plus other Italian fare like sandwiches and grinders

Indian Food at India House (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

India House

Hoffman Estates

$40 $22

(148)

Award-winning Indian restaurant crafts Bombay- and Delhi-inspired cuisine, including lamb baked in a tandoor oven and chicken vindaloo curry

Pizza Meal for 2 or 4 or $25 Worth of Carryout at Jerseys Pizza & Grill in Hoffman Estates (Up to 50% Off)

Jerseys Pizza and Grill

Hoffman Estates

$33.79 $17

Ovens melt cheese on specialty pizzas as diners gaze at 6'x10' screens and 35 high-def TVs in a sports-focused restaurant

The Dinner Detective Chicago in Chicago or Schaumburg (Up to 50% Off)

The Dinner Detective Chicago

Multiple Locations

$92.09 $46

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable multi-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

Improv Show with Popcorn at Laugh Out Loud Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

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Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Rosati's Pizza

Rosati's Pizza

Schaumburg

$20 $12

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Thin crust, double dough, and Chicago-style pizza pies topped with pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, grilled chicken, or Italian beef

$16 for $30 Worth of German Cuisine at Bavaria Hof Restaurant

Bavaria Hof Restaurant

Schaumburg

$30 $16

Hearty servings of authentic German food such as home cooked sauerbraten, spaetzle, strudel and more; full German gluten free menu available

$35 for $50 Worth of Groceries and Fresh Produce at Grand Food Center

The Grand Food Center

Multiple Locations

$50 $35

(29)

Community-oriented grocer supplies grilling essentials such as kabobs and burgers, fresh produce, baked goods, and fresh cooked meals to-go

Steak and Seafood Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Porter's Bistro (Up to 52% Off)

Porter's Bistro

Glenview

$30 $15

New york strip steak, cedar-plank salmon, and veggie panini at this bistro with upscale food and casual vibe inside Wyndham Glenview Suites

Wine-Tasting Parties for 2, 4, or 16 at WineStyles (Up to 60% Off)

WineStyles

Glenview

$30 $15

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Certified wine specialists lead groups through five different varietals, offering samples of each as they discuss proper tasting etiquette

$10 for $20 Worth of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Sample Bottles at Oh, Olive!

Oh, Olive!

Glenview

$20 $10

(2)

Try 60-ml sampler bottles of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil, with flavors such as organic tuscan herb, chipotle, & blood orange

$12 for $20 Worth of Healthy Eats at Fitness Cafe

Fitness Cafe

Glenview

$20 $12

(13)

Using guidelines set by National Heart Association, healthful dishes made from fresh ingredients offer scrumptious alternative to fast food

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

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

TeaLula

Park Ridge

$50 $25

(18)

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

American Food and Drinks at Docks Bar & Grill

Docks Bar & Grill

Wauconda

$30 $15

Laid-back bar and grill with sweeping lake views serves an extensive menu of classic American fare

Mediterranean Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Rayan (42% Off). Three Options Available.

Rayan

Morton Grove

$24 $14

(15)

Begin with smoked-eggplant baba ghanouj before digging into plates of fattoush salad with cucumbers and mint or sizzling beef shish kebabs

French Food and Drinks for Dinner at Restaurant Michael (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Restaurant Michael

Winnetka

$60 $30

Culinary Institute of America—trained chef draws on seasonal ingredients to craft traditional French cuisine

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

The Howard Street Inn

Niles

$20 $10

(35)

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

Appetizers for 2, 4, 8, or 10 People at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Up to 50% Off)

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Roselle

$20 $11

(65)

Waitresses clad in mini kilts ferry burgers, Dublin-inspired stew & ice-cold Guinness to tables with views of HD sports games

Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Off the Wall Café (45% Off). Three Options Available.

Off The Wall Cafe

Malta

$20 $11

Diners enjoy breakfast and lunch classics in a vibrant, colorful space or for carry-out service

American Cuisine or Banquet-Room Rental at Abraham's Bar & Grille (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Abraham's Bar & Grille

Rochelle

$30 $15

Guests clamor over bar games, burgers, and brews at full-service restaurant, bar, and banquet hall facility.

$15 for $30 Worth of Vitamins and Supplements at FitRx

FitRx

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Complement your workout with OxyELITE Pro supplements, ADAM multi-vitamins, M-Stak muscle builders, or other nutritional enhancers

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

$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

(10)

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

12" One-Topping Pizza with Two Summer Shandys or 16" Pizza with Four Summer Shandys at Jesse Oaks (Up to 47% Off)

Jesse Oaks

Jesse Oaks

$19.40 $11

Enjoy pizza and shandy at this pub, which boasts indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, live DJs, and 35 HD flat screens, and karaoke nights

Artisan Teas Tasting for Two or Four at Adagio Teas (Up to 57% Off)

Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

$46 $21

(17)

Groups sample a variety of flavorful teas and take home ceramic teapots

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

Sushi Bar

Bloomingdale

$20 $11

(75)

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

$13 for $20 Worth of Pizza for Delivery or Takeout at Mike's Pizza

Mike's Pizza

Gages Lake

$10 $6.50

Create your own deep dish or hand tossed pizza from 15 toppings, 3 crust flavors, and sauces such as alfredo or barbecue

$15 for Three $10 Vouchers for Frozen Yogurt at BerrySimple Yogurt ($30 Value)

BerrySimple Yogurt

Gurnee

$10 $5

Frozen yogurt flavors such as nonfat pumpkin and low-fat orange creamsicle cradle fresh fruit, brownie dough bites, and caramel sauce

Chicago-Style Fast Food at Cravings Red Hots (40%). Two Options Available.

Cravings Red Hots

Gurnee

$10 $6

Chicago-style dogs loaded with mustard, relish, onions, sliced tomatoes, and pickle spears

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

Select Local Merchants

From its humble beginnings in Kankakee, Illinois, in 1938, Dairy Queen has grown from a delicious experiment in soft-serve ice cream to a household name with more than 5,900 restaurants around the world. The shop's signature frozen delights are built upon a frosty foundation of creamy chocolate or vanilla soft serve, which swirls idyllically into cones, cups, overturned top hats, sundaes, Peanut Buster parfaits, and the chain's iconic Blizzard treats, blended with crumbled candy and other mix-ins. Ice-cream cakes cleverly conceal a surprise filling of fudge and chocolate crunch between layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, providing sweet, sliceable sustenance for birthday parties and other special occasions.

Fruit rules the roost on the other side of the slushy emporium, where Orange Julius blends its signature frothy drinks crafted from fruit juice, ice, and a "magic? powdered sweetener that explains why they disappear from most customers? cups minutes after the first delicious sip. Real fruit pur?e forms the basis for the shop's smoothies, which also come in diet-friendly light versions that boast 150 calories or fewer.

702 S Buffalo Grove Rd.
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

Every four–six weeks, Cemitas Puebla's owner and chef, Tony Anteliz, sends a family member to Mexico to gather ingredients such as chipotle peppers and giant cinnamon sticks. He relies on time-tested family recipes honed in Puebla, Mexico to assemble these imported ingredients into sandwiches, tacos, and salsas that have been praised in the Chicago Tribune and on WTTW 11’s Check, Please!. Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives highlighted the restaurant’s signature cemita sandwich: sesame-seed-bread laden with fresh oaxaca cheese, papalo—a fragrant herb grown in Tony's mother's garden—house-stewed chipotles, and a choice of meats such as breaded pork and carne asada. Inspired by Lebanese shawarmas, tacos arabes begin with layers of pork shoulder and onion skewered on a rotisserie. The stack of meat rotates as slowly as a ferris wheel being ridden by a herd of elephants before a member of the open-air-kitchen staff shaves off tender meat and tucks it into pita-like tortillas.

2535 Waterbury Lane
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

Prairie House Tavern

Far from a little house alone on the prairie, Prairie House Tavern carries quite a bit of local history in its walls and floorboards. The newest resident in a building that once housed Jerry’s Supper Club and Jerry’s Tap, the tavern carries on the tradition of hospitality by feeding a procession of locals with pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches. Recently honored by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce as the 2012 Business of the Year, the tavern lives up to its billing with a jukebox, dartboards, and a veritable squadron of televisions. The fun especially picks up on karaoke nights, when guests grab the microphone to sing their favorite song or dramatically read their latest jury summons.

2710 N Main St
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

Repeat winner of the National Ice Cream Retailers Association?s Blue-Ribbon award, Maggie Moo?s combines fresh ingredients and mix-ins to create uncommon frozen desserts. The evolving array of iced treats includes such options as strawberry-bubblegum ice cream, pink grapefruit sorbet, and chocolate-fudge low-fat yogurt. Dozens of mix-ins upgrade the texture and decadence of ice-cream cones and come standard in such delicacies as frozen cakes, cupcakes, or pizzas. Though dessert pizzas resemble their baked brethren, Maggie Moo?s substitutes marinara for red icing, adds white-chocolate curls in lieu of cheese, and swaps the delivery boy for the neighborhood Wookiee.

275 Parkway Dr
Lincolnshire,
IL
US

Jagmohan Jayara’s dream of sharing his Indian culture with others through cuisine became a reality when he opened up the first India House in 1993. Since then, the restaurant has grown a following that demanded three more locations. Each one brings Chicago-area locals the spices, herbs, and vegetarian-friendly dishes that characterize Indian cuisine. The menus include lamb kebabs, tandoori chicken, or whole chickpeas cooked in traditional Punjabi masala. The chain offers dining, takeout, and a buffet alongside banquet and catering options for special celebrations including weddings, birthdays, and first cricket victories.

228 McHenry Rd
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

The neon lights and bright colors at Grande Jake’s Authentic Mexican Grill’s three Chicago-area hubs hint at the menu’s dedication to spicy eats. Chefs scoop grilled steak, chorizo, and chicken into burritos, then douse them in melted chihuahua cheese and salsa ranchera. Homemade tamales burst with pork or chicken, and the pollo asada al carbon tops a 12-ounce char-grilled chicken breast with mole or green sauce. Refried beans, spanish rice, and chips serve as supporting actors to entrees, and the creamy Mexican-style custard in flan finishes dinners more sweetly than a dinner mint delivered by a troupe of newborn kittens.

205 West Dundee Road
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

Buffalo Grove Scene