Planes zoom down the runway just steps away from Pilot Pete's Restaurant & Bar, located inside the terminal at Schaumburg Regional Airport. When the mood is right, diners might almost imagine that Pete is in the cockpit himself, zipping off on an early-morning flight to an exotic locale. The eatery's tropical-themed walls and decor give a taste of his worldly travels: propellers, wooden parrots, and palm trees from his private collection of memorabilia showcase airborne voyages to more than 25 countries. A glance up to the corrugated-tin ceiling reveals a life-size, two-seater aircraft that looks like something that the Wright Brothers might have flown—or that the Marx Brothers might have crashed.
The cocktail list and menu transport diners to both domestic and international destinations. Chefs plate Caribbean-inspired dishes, such as a chopped cobb salad with jamaican jerk chicken, and American classics, such as the "$100 Hamburger"—a tribute to pilots who fly great distances for their favorite airport meals. The restaurant has been a popular spot with professional and amateur flight aficionados for more than a decade. Children can pretend to navigate in roomy, blue-velvet airliner seats, watch the runway, and respond to plane-engine sounds by reflexively opening their mouths for spoons.
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The kitchen staff at Bavaria Hof Restaurant aims to satisfy, which is why it pairs every order with a range of sides––from a warming cup of soup to a mound of sauerkraut––in addition to bread dumplings, spaetzle, or fried potatoes. But these are only accoutrements to the house's rich meat dishes. Platters of veal, pork, and beef sausages arrive at tables and are perhaps second only to sauerbraten that has been marinated for five days to pack a flavorful punch. In an effort to cater to everyone, the staff also prepares more than 25 entrees from a gluten-free menu.
The sizable portions are served inside a cozy dining room marked by light-blue upholstered booths and intimate tables. Along the walls, German-style paintings add a splash of color that is illuminated by tavern-style glass lamps hanging from the ceiling.
Using Italian recipes handed down over generations, the cooks at Serino's Pizzeria and Pub knead fresh dough to coat with house-made sauce, then pile on pure mozzarella cheese. Servers also carry out dozens of hot sandwiches, grilled paninis, subs, and burgers for diners to eat as they lean back against exposed-brick walls. When hunger for a hot-giardiniera-and-italian-beef pizza strikes, diners can eat in to enjoy the ambiance, call in to pick up orders at the drive-thru or request delivery to make sure hot wings don't flutter out car windows while they're watching the road.
After main courses, there's only one dessert on the menu at Serino's: a deep-dish, housemade chocolate-chip cookie, served smothered in vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry, all drizzled in chocolate sauce. The catering menu supplies hosts and hostesses with even more portable chocolate or macadamia cookies, as well as traditional Italian entrees.
The suds slingers at Village Tavern & Grill pour more than 30 types of brews in a neighborhood-style pub outfitted with more than 22 high-definition flat-screens. Diners munch on the tavern’s "world famous" chicken fingers, which can come coated in a buffalo sauce, barbecue sauce, or a top-secret honey-mustard sauce plucked from the minds of bees, as they peruse the menu to decide upon an entree. House favorites include half slabs of slow-cooked baby back barbecue ribs and made-from-scratch beef stroganoff studded with slices of new york strip glazed in red wine and brown sauce and swirled in sour cream. Char-grilled, 85% lean 10-ounce burgers are cooked-to-order, and chefs simmer smoked pulled pork in a signature house-barbecue sauce to fill the barbecue pork sandwich’s gourmet bun. Couples or touring kazoo quartets can take a break to admire memorabilia of the history of Schaumburg as they sip on domestic draft beers in a cozy dining room with exposed-brick walls.