Dining bites: St. Charles' Tap House Grill fetes 15 years with free buffet Saturday
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Cheers to 15 years
Tap House Grill in St. Charles is turning 15 on Saturday, Jan. 15. And to celebrate, the bar and grill will be serving up a free Old School Buffet from 6-8 p.m. featuring scallop corn dogs, fried bacon, root beer braised beef sandwiches and Man Salad. Plus, former bartenders will be serving drinks, including $3 Bomb Shots and $5 VCR Martinis, while live music plays. Sounds like a party!
Tap House Grill is at 3341 W. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 443-1664, taphousegrills.com/locations/st-charles/.
Warrior Paint release party
In the mood for a new brew? Half Day Brewing is hosting a Warrior Paint release party on Friday, Jan. 14, featuring 10-ounce pours of the limited release 2021 Warrior Paint and 2021 Double Coffee Warrior Paint brew. Both have been aged for a year in Tattersall Rye Whiskey Barrels. Can't make it Friday? A limited quantity of two-pack 16-ounce cans will be available for to-go.
Half Day Brewing is at 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire, (847) 821-6933, halfdaybrewing.com/.
Andy's Frozen Custard recently added the Cookie Casanova Jackhammer to its menu for a limited time.
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It might be cold outside -- OK, really cold -- but who says you can't indulge in frozen custard? Especially now that Andy's Frozen Custard is offering the Cookie Casanova Jackhammer and Cookie Casanova Sundae through March 8. Both treats feature vanilla frozen custard, fresh chocolate chip cookies, and hot fudge or crème caramel.
Andy's Frozen Custard has locations in Bolingbrook, Elgin, Glen Ellyn, Mount Prospect, Naperville, Oswego, Schaumburg and more; eatandys.com/.
Want to get out of the house? Pinstripes is offering $1 bowling or bocce for the first hour until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday now through Feb. 28. See the website for details. Don't feel like going out? Now through Feb. 28, food delivery is free from Pinstripes when ordered through Pinstripes' website from Get Delivery, Uber Eats or DoorDash.
Locations are at 7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, (630) 575-8700; 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 480-2323; 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (847) 844-9300; pinstripes.com/.
Wine & dine
Break up the midweek doldrums with The Harp & Fiddle's wine dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. Partnering with Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, the restaurant's $75 per person dinner includes beet carpaccio paired with Epiphany Red Blend Santa Barbara County, shrimp and scallop arancini paired with Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills, fig prosciutto chop paired with Syrah Santa Barbara County and caramel banana wontons paired with Riesling Santa Barbara County. Reservations are required.
The Harp & Fiddle is at 110 Main St., Park Ridge, (847) 720-4466, theharpandfiddle.com/.
Cocolotte Maison du Chocolat -- the former Anna Shea -- hosted a ribbon cutting in December at The Arboretum of South Barrington. The newly redesigned lounge offers a space to enjoy Cocolotte's artisanal chocolates, treats and specialty drinks. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Proof of vaccination is required for those eating and drinking in the lounge.
Cocolotte Maison du Chocolat is at 100 W. Higgins Road, Suite E-5, South Barrington, (847) 428-5446, facebook.com/cocolottemaisonduchocolat/.
Stan's Donuts is offering the Keto Breakfast Stanwich through the end of January.
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Light as a cloud
If you're following a low-carb diet, during the month of January, Stan's has partnered with Cloudies for the new Keto Breakfast Stanwich that should fit the bill. The sandwich, which features CloudBread, a gluten-free, sugar-free, zero-carb bread alternative, runs $5.99.
Stan's Donuts & Coffee is at 529 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook; 17W615 Butterfield Road, Oakbrook Terrace; 5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg; and various locations in Chicago. stansdonuts.com/.
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