What You'll Get
Like dollar bills, salads are green, crisp, and accepted as currency if they contain carrots shaped like the Washington Monument. Taste fresh pecuniary cuisine with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of salads, sandwiches, and more at Chop It Up! at The Glen Town Center in Glenview.
Chop It Up!'s greenery gourmands have rustled up a garden-fresh menu that catalogs more than 60 fixings, 32 dressings, 13 specialty salads and wraps, five wrap flavors, and four varieties of lettuce. Robust rivulets of champagne dressing, secret ranch, or 31 alternate dressings cascade over the signature wrap's iceberg lettuce, onions, tomatoes, bacon, ditalini pasta, gorgonzola cheese, and grilled chicken ($7.95), and the steakhouse wrap encases a mélange of romaine lettuce, fried onions, blue cheese, tomato, and grilled steak ($8.45). The kitchen team also tests utensil load-bearing capacities with eight hearty soups ($3.75 for a medium; $5 for a large), such as Chicago-style minestrone and cream of broccoli, and by using spoons to shovel entranceway snow during the winter.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in and carryout only. No cash back. Tax not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Anthony’s Italian Ice
Time Out Chicago Kids raves about the strawberry lemonade flavor. Chicago magazine claims the "coconut tastes fresh from the tree." And Michael Mednick, owner and founder of Anthony's Italian Ice, which has been open for more than 20 years, knows exactly why. After a stint selling name-brand ices, an unsatisfied Mednick decided to test his Italian ice-making talents by tossing fresh fruits into an old ice-making machine. A series of trials, errors, and brain freezes finally led Mednick to the sweet spot he holds today: manning his own Southport store, where he churns out 25 decadent Italian ice flavors⎯such as lemon, mango, and peach⎯from scratch.
Though Italian ice is Anthony’s big draw, the shop also purveys smooth ice cream produced by fellow Chicago shop Bobtail, and offsets dessert appetites with Italian beef sandwiches, locally made soups, and Chicago-style hot dogs.