Fired up: Where to find July 4 dining specials this weekend
July 4 weekend is here -- do you have plans yet? If not, here are some specials that suburban restaurants are cooking up to honor Independence Day on Monday.
Andy's Frozen Custard
Locations across the suburbs, eatandys.com/. Over the July 4 weekend (and through July 12), Andy's will be serving up the Freedom Berry Jackhammer made with vanilla frozen custard, blueberries and strawberries and filled with marshmallow crème. On Monday, $1 from each Freedom Berry treat sold will go to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Over the July 4 weekend, Andy's Frozen Custard will be serving up the Freedom Berry Jackhammer.
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118 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9200, antico-posto.com/. The Italian cafe opens early for lunch, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on July 4, serving specials including brick-oven pepperoni pizza, burrata caprese, gnocchi Bolognese, homemade gelato and more.
Dine on burrata caprese and other Italian specialties during lunch on July 4 at Antico Posto.
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272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 491-1415, beatrixrestaurants.com/beatrix/oak-brook/. On July 4, indulge in brunch until 3 p.m. that includes specialties such as the lemon and blueberry yogurt; bacon, cheddar and egg sandwich; migas egg scramble; baked French toast; prime burger and more. Reservations are requested.
1604 Randall Road, Algonquin, (847) 658-9268, and 180 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 534-0679, bonefishgrill.com/. This year, it's Christmas in July for Independence Day. That means that the Winter White Cosmo (a blend of Reyka Vodka, Cointreau, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice and fresh lime juice topped with frozen cranberries) is back July 4-17 for $9.90. The drink can be ordered to-go as a Tinis' for Two cocktail kit, which includes the drink ingredients and a cocktail shaker, for $15. Pair it with seasonal specials such as shrimp rangoon dip, pineapple-glazed shrimp, Baja scallop scampi and shrimp or shrimp rangoon-topped salmon.
It's Christmas in July at Bonefish Grill: The Winter White Cosmo is back July 4-17.
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614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington, (847) 639-9468, brokenoar.com/home. Broken Oar is throwing a July 4 weekend bash featuring music from Nashville Electric Company at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 1; Rumor Hazit at 2:30 p.m. and The Chain at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2; Anthony Gomes at 2:30 p.m. and Fletcher Rockwell at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3; and the All Stars at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 4.
B Square Pizza
601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (224) 676-0312, bsquarepizzadelivery.com/wheeling/. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 4, and throughout July, B Square is offering a family meal deal -- a 12-inch cheese, sausage or pepperoni pizza, a large Caesar salad, a dozen boneless wings and a hand pie -- for $39.95. Available for carryout or delivery.
1150 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, (312) 988-0162, goodeatsgroup.com/burger-bar-chicago. Impress your guests this weekend with Burger Bar's Super Stacker Party Pack, which includes eight ½-pound prime patties, brioches buns, fixings (lettuce, tomato, pickles, sliced red onion and cheddar cheese slices), house chips, Burger Bar queso, guac and seasoned chips, 16-ounce guacamole, 16-ounce housemade queso dip, and a mixed greens salad with housemade mustard vinaigrette. It's $175. Order ahead for pickup.
City Works Eatery & Pour House
1850 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 584-2500, and 929 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, (847) 984-3571, cityworksrestaurant.com/. City Works is extending its weekend Rock n' Roll brunch to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, serving dishes such as Breakfast in America (a green onion cheddar biscuit sandwich with aged cheddar scrambled eggs and a sausage patty, accompanied by cheesy potato casserole) and customizable mimosa flights and beer flights.
City Works Eatery & Pour House will be offering customizable mimosa flights during the special Rock n' Roll brunch Monday, July 4.
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The Hampton Social
100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (224) 633-5414, and 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, (847) 307-5207, thehamptonsocial.com/. Start the Monday holiday with Hampton Social's 4th of July Brunch featuring the new crabcake Benedict, Sparkling Seafood Tower (oysters, shrimp cocktail, snow crab claws, ceviche and a demi bottle of rosé), bananas Foster French toast, lobster roll and more. Don't forget the brunch cocktails, including the Hampton Frosé, Beaches and Cream Bellini or Starlet Espresso Martini. Reservations are requested.
623 N. Wolf Road, Des Plaines, katieskitchenonline.com/. Katie's, which is normally closed on Mondays, will be open from 7 a.m. to noon on July 4. If you're having a barbecue this weekend, consider the 4th of July barbecue catering options, which include trays of pulled pork, sloppy Joe's, smoked pork ribs, smoked brisket, sides and more. The $70 grilling package includes Angus steak burgers, bratwurst or beef franks, buns, potato or pasta salad and homemade potato chips. Order ahead for pickup.
From July 1-4, On The Border is offering a buy one entree, get a second entree half off.
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On The Border
1512 S. Randall Road, Algonquin, (847) 960-3915; 1915 Glacier Park Ave., Naperville, (331) 472-8740; 535 N. Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, (224) 433-5450, ontheborder.com/. All weekend -- July 1-4 -- On The Border is offering a buy one entree, get a second entree half off when you mention the BOHO deal to your server. Plus, the Tiki Rita is $5.
1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 480-2323; 7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, (630) 575-8700; and 435 E. Illinois St., Chicago, (312) 527-3010, pinstripes.com/. Start off the weekend at Pinstripes' all-you-can-eat and drink Summer BBQ from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, July 1. For $45, dine on Chicago-style baby back ribs, pesto chicken, burgers, mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts, watermelon, salad, cookies and brownies. In Northbrook, sip beers from Maplewood Brewing while listening to local musician Gabriel Datcu. In Oak Brook, the featured brewery is Half Acre, and Chris Siebold will be providing the music. Goose Island is the featured brewery in Chicago. Tickets are required for the 21-and-older event.
601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 777-6878, saranellos.com/. Celebrate the long weekend with Saranello's special summer brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3, when Chef Bonner will be adding beef brisket to the carving station, pulled pork sliders and more to the buffet. It's $36.95 for adults and half price for kids younger than 12. Reservations are requested.
1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, (847) 657-6363; 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900; 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9000; 1250 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 995-0100, wildfirerestaurant.com/. For July 4, Wildfire will be grilling up dishes including barbecued baby back ribs, all natural turkey burgers, macadamia nut-crusted halibut, coconut shrimp and more, available for dine-in or carryout. If you're feeding a crew, consider ordering party platters that feed eight to 10. Order 24 hours in advance of pickup.