Dining out: Football games = Happy Hour specials at Chili's
Football Happy Hour
Football season is here, and Chili's is making the most of it. This year, when football is on, so are the Happy Hour specials, including $3 16-ounce Bud Light, $4 16-ounce Modelo, and $6 Tequila Trifecta and Straw-Eddy 'Rita margaritas. Plus, Chili's recently debuted a new cocktail -- Ranch Water, made with Patron reposado tequila, soda and a splash of lime for $9 -- and new $5 shots, including PB&J (Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey and Chambord black raspberry liqueur), Lemon Drop (Deep Eddy lemon vodka with simple syrup and lemon) and Green Tea (Jameson Irish Whiskey shaken with Peach Schnapps and lemon sour and topped with Sprite). Or ask for the secret drinks: Iceberg (Modelo topped with frozen margarita) and Michelada (Modelo with Bloody Mary mix, lime juice and a Southwest Cajun rim). Fill up on new bar bites such as white queso curly fries ($5), Chili's Philly ($7), burger bites ($7), and bone-in and boneless wings with a choice of nine sauces ($7-$14). Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Grown-Up Molten featuring the molten chocolate cake with a sidecar of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey for $10.
Chili's has locations across the suburbs. chilis.com/.
Courtesy of Chili'sChili's recently debuted the new Ranch Water cocktail in time for football Happy Hour.
On Patriot Day -- Sunday, Sept. 11 -- all police and firefighters can eat for free all day at Tap House Grill, Harbor Kitchen+Tap and Chicago Street Pour House. Plus, anyone who orders a Sam Adams draft will receive a Patriot Pint.
Tap House Grill has locations in Algonquin, Hanover Park, Lemont, Oswego, Palatine, Plainfield, St. Charles and Wheeling; taphousegrills.com/. Harbor Kitchen+Tap is at 1762 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, (847) 549-3817, harborkitchentap.com/. Chicago Street Pour House is at 1350 E. Chicago, St., Elgin, (847) 214-1708, pourhousekitchen.com/.
Yoga & Beer
Yes, you read that correctly. Buffalo Creek Brewing in Long Grove is pairing the two during weekly events. Start off your Sunday (at 11 a.m.) with Yoga & Beer Morning Stretch, with yoga by Mindset Yoga. And then come back at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays for a Yoga & Beer Happy Hour. $20 each.
Buffalo Creek Brewing is at 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove, (847) 821-6140, buffalocreekbrewing.com/events.
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