Dining: Outdoor tailgating at Whirlyball; City Works, Old Town Pour House close temporarily
Beatrix: The Oak Brook and Chicago restaurants recently introduced three-course meals to-go -- $20 for breakfast, $25 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Available for pickup or delivery, breakfast options include a starter (avocado or burnt honey toast), an entree (spicy chicken tinga, egg-white omelet, pepper and egg white sandwich or lemon pancakes), and juice (power greens or mango, orange and pineapple nectar) or a large latte. Lunch options feature an app (Kung pao cauliflower, Kennebec fries, hummus), an entree (mushroom and quinoa burger, enlightened Caesar salad, spicy poblano chicken sandwich) and a dessert (Oh My! Caramel Pie; Tall, Dark & Handsome Chocolate Cake; chia seed pudding). Or consider the dinner options that include a starter (crispy kale salad, Straight A salad, pot roast dumplings), an entree (vegan orecchiette arrabiatta; chicken bebe; turkey, sweet potato and greens meatloaf; slow-braised short rib) and a dessert (same as the lunch options). Beatrix is at 272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 491-1415, beatrixrestaurants.com/beatrix/oak-brook/ and locations in Chicago.
Pennyville Station: For $12.95 per person, the family-style meal includes one chicken dish (tomato caper or lemon butter) and one pasta dish (Marsala and mushroom or marinara over a choice of rigatoni, linguine or gluten-free penne) plus vegetables and mashed potatoes with gravy. It's available for curbside pickup or delivery through GrubHub or Uber Eats (minimum delivery order is $25). To order, call (847) 720-4841. Pennyville Station is at 112 Main St., Park Ridge, pennyvillestation.com/.
Yard House: Planning to watch some football this weekend? Huddle up with Yard House's new $50 Tailgate Takeout Pack. Designed to serve four, the pack includes two pizzas, signature chicken nachos, and traditional, boneless or Gardein wings with a choice of sauce. Yard House is at 1880 Tower Drive, Glenview, (847) 729-9273, and 2301 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, (630) 495-1912, yardhouse.com/home.
Here's a deal worth checking out: Pinstripes is offering 50% off on all curbside to-go orders now through Sunday, Nov. 15. Suburban locations are at 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 480-2323; 7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, (630) 575-8700; and 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (847) 844-9300; pinstripes.com/.
Because of the new indoor dining restrictions in Illinois, WhirlyBall in Naperville, Vernon Hills and Chicago is taking its food and drinks offerings outside with its new Build Your Own Tailgate Package. Here's the deal: Guests who book indoor activities (still allowed by the state as of press time) such as WhirlyBall, LaserTag, etc., can reserve a designated socially distanced tailgate area in the parking lot at WhirlyBall where they can order food and drinks, including 30 wings for $25; cheese, pepperoni or sausage pizza for $15; and domestic beer buckets for $15 and import buckets for $19 (buckets include five beers each). The packages are available by reservation only at whirlyball.tripleseat.com/party_request/6402 as only a limited number of tables will be available. Tailgaters should dress for the weather and bring blankets, if needed. WhirlyBall will be adhering to state regulations inside and out, including social distancing, mask-wearing, extra sanitizing and more. WhirlyBall is also currently offering a BOGO package: Buy an hour of any activity -- WhirlyBall, bowling (Naperville and Chicago only), HyperBowling (Naperville only), LaserTag, Ping-Pong, Giant Connect Four and Giant Jenga -- and get a half-hour of any activity for free.
WhirlyBall is at 3103 Odyssey Court, Naperville, (630) 932-4800; 285 Center Drive, Vernon Hills, (847) 918-0800; and 1825 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, (773) 486-7777; whirlyball.com/.
City Works Eatery and Pour House and Old Town Pour House: The Schaumburg, Vernon Hills and Wheeling locations of City Works Eatery and Pour House and the Naperville location of Old Town Pour House are now temporarily closed because of the increased restrictions on indoor dining in Illinois. The restaurants intend to reopen once the restrictions have been lifted, according to the restaurants' websites. The Old Town Pour House in Oak Brook will remain open for dining on the patio under a heated tent and for takeout and delivery through Sunday, Nov. 15. For details, see bottleneckmgmt.com/healthandsafety/.
Hey Nonny: The Arlington Heights restaurant and entertainment venue will be open for outdoor dining on the heated patio and carryout through Saturday, Nov. 7. After that date, Hey Nonny will be closing its doors until March 10, 2021. Hey Nonny is at 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights, (224) 202-0750, heynonny.com/.
Mykonos Greek Restaurant: Enjoy a Greek meal outside under Mykonos' covered patio. "Because we can cover and heat the area, plus we have the fireplace, temperature isn't really a factor," said co-owner Athena Merageas. Mykonos is at 8660 W. Golf Road, Niles, (847) 296-6777, greekrestaurantschicago.com/.
Niche: With the projected warmer weather this week, Niche has extended outdoor dining on its heated patio through Saturday, Nov. 7. The restaurant is at 14 S. Third St., Geneva, (630) 262-1000, nichegeneva.com/.
To say thank you to its supporters, Phat Phat Chinese Eatery is offering a free order of dumplings for every carryout order of $40 or more now through Nov. 30. Choose from chicken, pork, lamb or veggie dumplings. Limit one per customer. Not available on delivery orders.
Phat Phat Chinese Eatery is at 17 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 250 2345, phatphatchinese.com/.
Stan's Donuts & Coffee is introducing the new Stanwich on Monday, Nov. 9. It's a Parker House roll stuffed with a choice of egg and cheese ($3.99); egg, bacon and cheese ($4.99); or egg, plant-based sausage and cheese ($4.99). They'll be available for takeout and delivery at the Oakbrook Terrace, Streeterville and Wicker Park locations.
Stan's is at 529 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 590-1060; for other locations, see stansdonuts.com/.
Virtual wine dinner
Since wine dinners can't be in-person right now, how about a virtual event? Wildfire is hosting a virtual wine dinner with Daryl and Lisa Groom of Groom Winery live on Zoom at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. The Grooms will talk about the history of their winery and the event's pairings while participants nosh on a three-course dinner. The $175 per couple dinner, which includes two bottles of Groom wine (shiraz and sauvignon blanc), starts with fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil flatbread to share before moving on to two entrees of your choice (cedar-planked salmon, barbecued chicken or Parmesan-crusted New York strip steak) served with white cheddar au gratin potatoes and balsamic roasted vegetables. The meal ends with one dessert per person: Triple layer chocolate cake, homemade Key lime pie or homemade Door County cherry pie. Orders need to be placed by 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, with pickup no later than 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Wildfire is located at 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; and 159 W. Erie St., Chicago, (312) 787-9000; wildfirerestaurant.com/.
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