Food & Drink in Crest Hill

Mediterranean and Indian Cuisine at Madi (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Madi

Crest Hill

$15 $8

Menu fuses Indian specialties such as chicken tikka with Mediterranean staples such as falafel pockets and minced beef kabobs

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood at Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, October 24, at 8 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

Rialto Square Theatre

$54.25 $32

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? stars take their improv act on the road, building screwball scenes from audience suggestions

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of American Pub Food at Mcbride’s On 52 (Up to Half Off)

McBride's on 52

Joliet

$20 $10

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New Joliet location features a home-style selection of Angus burgers, wings in six different sauces, and other classic pub comfort foods

$5 for $10 Worth of Casual American Fare at Jody's Hot Dogs in Joliet

Jody's Hot Dogs

Joliet

$10 $5

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Cooks prepare Chicago-style hot dogs, cheeseburgers, french fries, and a variety of sandwiches inside a casual ‘50s-inspired setting

Casual American Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Tin Roof (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Tin Roof

Joliet

$20 $11

Locally sourced ingredients shine in stand-outs such as blackened chicken with homemade chipotle ranch, mahi mahi tacos, and craft cocktails

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

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Joliet

$20 $11

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

$24 for 2 16" One-Topping Thin Crust Pizzas and One 2-Liter Soda for Takeout at Rosati's Pizza ($38.77 Value)

Rosati's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$38.77 $24

Thin crust pies topped with pepperoni, bell peppers, mushrooms, bacon, black olives, hot giardiniera, jalapenos, and more

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

Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Dinner Cuisine at Sushi Train

Sushi Train

Romeoville

$30 $15

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Experienced chef oversees menu of familiar and updated Japanese cuisine, including sushi rolls with Cajun-spiced king crab meat and cilantro

$17 for $30 Worth of Irish Pub Fare at TomKelly’s Chophouse and Pub in New Lenox

TomKelly’s Chophouse and Pub

New Lenox

$30 $17

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Irish pub boasts 14 plasma TVs, 15 craft beers on tap, and a menu of hearty edibles such as deep-fried, breaded tilapia

Six Bottles of Oils and Vinegars or $11 for $20 Worth of Oils and Vinegars at The Olive Gallery

The Olive Gallery

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Customers can sample extra-virgin olive oils, flavored oils, and balsamic vinegars in the tasting room before bringing them home

Mexican Food for Parties of Two or Four at Delicia Mexican Grill (Up to 46% Off)

Delicia Mexican Grill

Plainfield

$25 $14

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In a bright restaurant, diners enjoy chef's specialties such as marinated skirt steak, seafood-stuffed pineapples, and fried ice cream

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar ($30 Value)

CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar

Plainfield

$10 $5

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Frozen yogurt in flavors such as Cookie Monster, Birthday Bash, Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel, Chocoholic, and Orange Sorbet

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of American Pub Food at McBride's Pub and Grille (Up to 50% Off)

McBride's Pub and Grill

Joliet

$20 $10

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Burgers laden with chipotle sauce or pulled pork; wings drenched in six sauces; ample domestic drafts and craft beers at a full bar

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Fare at Pepe's Mexican Restaurant in Homer Glen

Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

Homer Glen

$20 $12

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Burritos, enchiladas, and other Mexican favorites with vegetarian options

Indian Dinner Cuisine for Two, valid Sunday through Thursday (Up to 50% Off)

Maharaja

Rosemont

$30 $15

Celebrity chef Durga Prashad Bhatt heats up tables with Indian dishes such as lamb boti kebabs, tandoori shrimp, and chicken vindaloo

$10 for a 12-Inch Cookie Cake with Writing at Great American Cookies ($22 Value)

Great American Cookies

Schiller Park

$22 $10

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

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

Ice Cream Cupcakes with Unlimited Toppings at Cupcakeologist (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Cupcakeologist

Bolingbrook

$38 $20

Choose from more than 15 flavors of ice cream, such as cookie dough, coffee, and strawberry cheesecake, paired with unlimited toppings

Food and Hookah at D'wan Hookah Lounge (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

D'wan Hookah Lounge

Orland Park

$24 $14

Freshly packed hookahs filled with aromatic blends of tobacco including safari melon dew, citrus mint, and tangerine dream

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $18 Worth of Italian Food for Carryout at Palermo's ($36 Total Value)

Palermo's

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

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Classic thin crust, deep dish or stuffed pizzas with signature sweet sauce; Italian sandwiches, pasta dishes, and entrées

Indian Food for Lunch or Dinner at Taj Mahal Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Taj Mahal Restaurant

Orland Park

$20 $10

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Family recipes used to create vegetarian and nonvegetarian entrees, such as chicken curry, shrimp vindaloo, and vegetable korma

Pasta Bowls, Piadinas, or Salad Bowls and Drinks for 2 or Catering for Up to 18 at Italio (Up to 52% Off)

Italio

Orland Park

$21.86 $12

Build-your-own pasta bowls, salad bowls, and Italian wraps or choose three catering platters

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

$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

Burgers, Beers, and Appetizers for Two or Four at Scoreboards Pub & Grill (Up to 54% Off)

Scoreboards Pub & Grill

Oswego

$37.97 $18

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Friends gather to watch games and pound pub food, choosing from an ever-evolving beer menu to complement their bites

Guided Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Five Bottles of Preselected Wines at Fox Valley Winery, Inc. (Up to 52% Off)

Fox Valley Winery, Inc.

Oswego

$28 $14

Extensive tour of the winemaking facilities ends with a tasting of five wines

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

$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

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

$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

Party Trays of Sandwiches with Two or Five Pounds of Pasta or Potato Salad at Alice's Deli (Up to 56% Off)

Alice's Deli

Prairie Lake Manor

$65 $29

Alice whips up catering trays full of sandwiches and wraps or side dishes such as potato salad or pasta salad in her casual Naperville deli

Indian Food at Sankalp (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sankalp

Pebblewood East

$20 $11

Classic Indian dishes such as crepe-like dosas filled with curried vegetables, tandoori chicken, and lamb in cashew gravy

$10 for $20 Worth of Tapas and Drinks at Macarena Tapas

Macarena Tapas

Naperville

$20 $10

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A seasonal menu of more than 40 classic and updated tapas pairs with fruity pours of sangria during dinner

$10 Off Your Bill at Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace. Two Options Available.

Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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Gourmet flavors of Häagen-Dazs ice cream and small-batch kernels of creatively flavored popcorn delight taste buds

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

Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

$46 $21

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Cuisine of India

Cuisine of India

Naperville

$20 $11

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Spicy curries, soft naan & dishes from tandoor oven unite flavors from across India inside casual restaurant with elegant table dressings

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Dinner and Lunch Cuisine for Two at Green Chilli Indian Cuisine

Green Chilli Indian Cuisine

Naperville

$20 $11

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Traditional Indian dishes such as shrimp tikka masala, goat biryani, and butter chicken served for lunch or dinner

Burgers and Beer for Two or Four at Jimmy-B's Ale House (Up to 54% Off)

Jimmy-B's Ale House

Fox River Commons

$37.90 $18

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10-ounce black Angus beef topped with fixings such as pepper jack and chorizo or stuffed with bacon and cheddar served alongside brews

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

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

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

Pizza at Dream's Pizzeria Bar and Banquet (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Dream's Pizzeria Bar and Banquet

Oak Forest

$25 $12

Expansive menu goes beyond just pizza, with pastas such as spaghetti with meatballs and hot sandwiches such as the sausage and beef combo

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Dining at Lucky's Drive-In ($30 Value)

Lucky's Drive-In

Oak Forest

$15 $7.50

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Whether you order from the comfort of your car or in the welcoming dining room, Lucky's puts together top-notch Chicago-style eats

$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

Mexican Cuisine During Lunch or Dinner at La Quinta De Los Reyes (50% Off)

La Quinta De Los Reyes

Downtown Aurora

$20 $10

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Traditional Mexican restaurant in the heart of Aurora featuring tropical margaritas, table-side guacamole, mariachi music, and a nightclub

$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

Mexican Food at El Xacalli (Up to 49% Off). Two Options Available.

El Xacalli

Yorkville

$20.40 $11

Burritos, tortas, tacos, and enchiladas accompanied by table-side guacamole

Italian Cuisine for Dinner on Friday–Saturday or Sunday–Thursday at Zaza's (Up to 50% Off)

Zaza's

Clarendon Hills

$40 $25

Entrees of housemade gnocchi, thin-crust pizzas, seafood, and veal decorate tables between sun-colored walls

Sushi or Hibachi at Bistro Nami (Up to 38% Off)

Bistro Nami

Westmont

$40 $25

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Hibachi chefs sizzle up cuts of steak and marinated beef short rib as sushi chefs roll up super white tuna and striped bass into maki

One or Three Groupons for $22 Worth of Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pub Food at Harry's Sports Bar

Harry's Sports Bar

Countryside

$22 $12

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Sports bar with more than 30 TVs and three projection screens entertains guests devouring wraps, pizzas, and nachos

Olives, Olive Oils, Giardiniera, or $10 for $20 Worth of Italian Groceries at Formella Gourmet

Formella Gourmet

Countryside

$20 $10

Since 1909, Formella family members have preserved original Sicilian recipes, using garlic, fresh tomatoes and vegetables, and rich cheeses

Dinner for Two or Four at Scapa Italian Kitchen (Up to 47% Off)

Scapa Italian Kitchen

Clarendon Hills

$109 $60

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Starters such as lobster mac and cheese or margherita pizzette; entrees ranging from butternut squash ravioli to scallops and risotto

Cajun Cuisine at Vetavia's Cajun Cafe and Bar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Vetavia's Cajun Cafe and Bar

Matteson

$30 $15

Southern favorites such as catfish nuggets, shrimp po-boys, jambalaya, and candied yams at a chandelier-clad spot that's open late

Irish Pub Food for Two or Four at Sullivan's Irish Pub & Eatery (45% Off)

Sullivan's Irish Pub & Eatery

Midlothian

$20 $11

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Irish staples such as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, and pints of Guinness at South Side pub with a patio open all four seasons

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

(8)

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

$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Burbank

$20 $10

(10)

Traditional Mexican cuisine includes homemade chips and salsa, tacos and burritos chock-full of meats, and huevos rancheros

$16 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Drinks at Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

$30 $16

Sushi rolls with fresh yellowtail, eel, or salmon; marinated Korean-beef short ribs charbroiled to perfection

Starters with Pizza or Small Plates, or Carry-Out at SIP Appetizer Bar (Up to 54% Off)

SIP Appetizer Bar

Oak Lawn

$20 $13

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Mediterranean-inspired small plates such as bacon-wrapped dates, goat cheese-stuffed lamb meatballs, and thin-crust pizzas

$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

$25 for Two French Wine or European Beer Flights and One Appetizer at Suzette’s Creperie ($43 Value)

Suzette’s Creperie

Wheaton

$43 $25

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Flights of French wine or European beer pair with savory appetizers, including three-cheese soufflés, ham & cheese crepes or croque monsieur

Pub Food at Stella's Pizza and Pub (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Stella's Pizza and Pub

Wheaton

$20 $10

Situated inside Fox Bowl, the restaurant serves thin-crust pizza, giardiniera-topped italian beef, and other pub-style eats

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

Pizzeria Cuisine for Dine-In, Pickup, or Both at Mama & Me Pizzeria (Up to 50% Off)

Mama & Me Pizzeria

Homewood

$20 $11

Thin-crust, stuffed, or pan pizzas covered in customizable toppings alongside homemade pasta, baked sandwiches, and salads

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

Select Local Merchants

Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.

Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.

1820 Plainfield Rd
Crest Hill,
IL
US

Authentic Mexican recipes outfit fresh meats with delicious aromas within the traditional kitchen of Carnitas Don Rafa. Equipped with a 40-year-old recipe, expert meat-seasoners craft signature carnitas—tender morsels of fried pork served beside rice and beans and an imposing cactus salad that wards off thieves. Protein-laden breakfast dishes kick off morning routines with hearty doses of scrambled eggs and tortilla strips, and evening munchers can wash down platters with cocktails and cognac.

2224 Plainfield Rd
Crest Hill,
IL
US

Giovan's Restaurant & Pizzeria piles tables high with fish-, chicken-, and steak-infused entrees, house-made pastas, protein-packed sandwiches, and a 28-inch party pizza that feeds 10?15 people. The eatery's exposed-brick bar and neutral-hued walls surround lunch and dinner patrons, and those at home can peruse a catering menu.

1804 N Larkin Ave.
Crest Hill,
IL
US

El Burrito Loco's staff dishes out the authentic flavors of Mexico in a low-key setting, with a wide-ranging menu that accommodates ample appetites. The restaurant fills its namesake dish with everything from tongue to chorizo to veggies, whetting whistles with the baby size ($4.90) and appeasing augmented appetites with the giant portion ($5.95). The specialty dinners showcase the eatery’s eclecticism, slinging meaty chilaquiles ($5.99) or chicken flautas ($9.35) with rice, beans, and tortillas. Vegetarians can order from a meat-free menu, kinder than a tofu dinner prepared by herds of unionized cows. Tamales ($2.10 each), enchiladas ($1.85 each), and tostadas ($2.65) can brandish beans or cheese, or both in the stead of meat. Many locations of El Burrito Loco keep late hours, giving sustenance to the musicians that play hold music round-the-clock.

1659 Plainfield Rd
Crest Hill,
IL
US

If a visit to one of Southern Belle's restaurants feels a lot like coming home, it might have something to do with the hearty family traditions behind the kitchen's down-home breakfast and lunch dishes. “My father was in pancake houses all his life,” says owner Steve Fotos. Today, many of the same recipes used by Steve's father help populate a menu of hearty comfort foods that includes a poached-egg and sausage benedict smothered in country gravy and french toast stuffed with cinnamon apples, strawberries and pecans, or blueberries and bananas. But while the country-fried-steak or smoked-sausage skillets are tempting, the expansive menu offers options for diets of all kind, pairing fluffy egg whites with strawberries, granola, and multigrain toast and swapping out regular maple syrup for bottles that are low-calorie, sugar-free, or simply sealed shut. Photos of farms and pastoral images smile down upon diners as they dig in and gently remind them to inquire about the restaurant's seasonal specials, which range from summertime salads with sun-ripened veggies to bowls of homemade wintertime chili.

1819 Knapp Rd
Crest Hill,
IL
US

Next to the list of 14 wing sauces on the menu, there's a little bar that gradually transitions from green to yellow, then orange to red. That bar indicates the spiciness of the sauces, which range from sweet and mild teriyaki to fiery habanero that only cools down with the help of bleu cheese dressing, a swig of beer, or a head-first plunge into the ice bin behind the bar. Aside from the classic wings, the menu is home to plenty of other classic pub eats, such as 12 different burgers, 10 different sandwiches, and a wide variety of appetizers for snacking and sharing.

1827 Knapp Rd
Crest Hill,
IL
US