Friday, May 30, 2008

Don't forget dear old dad!

We understand that Mother's day is the BIG dining out holiday but really, don't you think Dad needs a break too! Whoever thinks that Dad enjoys standing behind the grill while everyone else is having fun, try it some time! It's damn hot! While having a lot of brews helps, really, give him a break and take him out to lunch or dinner! Here's our choice selections:





HAUSSMANN BRASSERIE
305 Happ Road, Northfield, IL
(847) 466-1133
Treat dad to a Father’s Day meal he won’t forget at just opened Haussmann Brasserie, the latest suburban spot to open under chef/owner Jacky Pluton. This American brasserie will be offering brunch items from their daily menu from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Choose from items such as Gaufres Grand-Mere, waffles with caramelized bananas and rum caramel ($10.95); Croque Monsieur, jambon, gruyere, pistachio paste, and pomme frites ($15.95); Royale with Cheese, classic ½ pound burger with gruyere cheese, on a toasted brioche bun and pomme frites or the Poulet Roti made for two with roasted carrots, green lentils, jus roti ($48).


SMOKE DADDY

1804 West Division St.
(773) 772-6656
Celebrate Father’s Day early this year with the Smoke Daddy’s Annual Pig Roast, which takes place on Saturday, June 14 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. For $20 per person, you can hang out in the sun with Dad while feasting on the all you can eat Pulled Pork Sandwiches made from the Smoke Daddy’s special mix of apple, hickory and cherry wood; side dishes such as the Smoke Daddy’s homemade coleslaw, and housemade barbecue chips. Don’t forget the Bud Light drafts (which are included in the price!)



SWEET BABY RAY’S RESTAURANT
800 E. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village, IL
(847) 437-9555
This year for Father’s Day, give Dad a break from the barbecue and let Sweet Baby Ray’s do all the work! With an extensive barbecue buffet, Dad will be able to have all of his favorite dishes such as an omelet station, eggs Benedict, French toast, assorted breakfast potatoes, salad bar, BBQ ribs and chicken with Southern style biscuits and gravy. Sweet Baby Ray’s will also feature an outdoor grill station complete with garlic mini burgers and brats. Additionally, Sweet Baby Ray’s will also offer an extensive Bloody Mary Bar with all the fixings. Buffet brunch is priced at $26.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages eight to 12 and $6.95 for children ages four to seven. The Bloody Mary Bar is an additional $7.99 per person. Seating times are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Other spots open for brunch (indoors and outside weather permitting) are Deleece, Dine, Dunlays on the Square, Frasca Pizzeria, Shochu and Powerhouse.
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