Friday, August 7, 2009

Dine Big, Pay Little in the Month of August

Check out what Kurman Clients are offering for the month of August. Prix-fixe menus ranging from $20 to $23 are sure to satisfy anyone’s appetite on a small budget.

Birch River Grill
75 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, Ill.
(847) 427-4242

For just $20, come in to Birch River grill and receive a three-course prix-fixe lunch or dinner with your choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert.

For starters, pick either the BRG Salad, baby greens, shredded Michigan carrots, beefsteak tomato wedges, seedless cucumber slices; Granny Apple Onion Soup, paprika Parmesan croutons, Wisconsin Swiss and provolone cheese; or the Soup of the Day.

Choose an entrée such as the Blackened and Grilled Top Sirloin, Yukon gold buttermilk gold smashed potatoes, steamed Broccolini and chipotle rémoulade sauce; Roasted Herb Cod Filet, sundried tomatoes and lentil ragout, grilled asparagus and tomato broth; or the Herb Grilled Chicken Breast, wild and saffron rice pilaf, green bean and mushroom ragout and roasted chicken jus.

For dessert, refresh with Berry Sorbet, served with fresh berries.

About Birch River Grill
Birch River Grill serves rustic American gourmet comfort food. Hours for the restaurant are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The lounge stays open one hour later. All major credit cards are accepted. Complimentary parking is available. For reservations or more information, please contact Birch River Grill at (847) 427-4242.

733 W. Madison St., Chicago, Ill.
(312) 602-2100

Join Dine during the month of August and enjoy a prix-fixe dinner for just $23. Take advantage of summer weather before it comes to an end, and dine al fresco style out on the patio.

For starters, cool off with the Dine Summer Salad, baby greens tossed in raspberry vinaigrette with assorted berries and a goat cheese disc. For the main course, take pleasure in a summer classic, Beer Can Chicken, spiced with chef’s special blend, roasted and served with natural au jus, whipped potatoes and wilted spinach; or try the Ratatouille Rollatini, grilled eggplant wrapped with squash, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and onions, served with a chipotle tomato sauce. Finish up with dessert, the House-Made Cinnamon Apple Pie, served with vanilla ice cream.

About Dine

Dine, the west loop’s 1940's inspired retro supper club and martini bar, serves American classics revived with a contemporary flair. Dine is open Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The martini lounge hours are noon to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and noon to midnight Friday and Saturday.

Glen Prairie
1250 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn, Ill.
(630) 613-1250

The eco-minded Glen Prairie offers a three-course prix-fixe meal featuring an appetizer, choice of entrée and dessert, made from local ingredients. This prix-fixe menu is available daily throughout the entire month of August after 5 p.m. for just $20.

Begin dinner with the Farmers Garden Salad, baby greens, grilled sweet corn, green onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and champagne-cider vinaigrette. For the entrée, choose either the Grilled Duroc Pork Tenderloin, caramelized fig and port sauce, Minnesota wild rice and baby vegetables; or Simply Grilled Atlantic Salmon, grilled market vegetables with slow roasted vinaigrette. Top it all off with a choice of the Daily Sorbets.

About Glen Prairie
Glen Prairie serves contemporary American cuisine, with a strong emphasis on local Midwest flavors and products. Glen Prairie is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The lounge remains open one hour later than the restaurant each day. For more details, contact the restaurant at (630) 613-1250 or


510 E. Route 83, Mundelein, Ill.
(847) 970-6900

Karma offers a special three-course prix-fixe dinner for just $20 throughout the entire month of August. Experience Karma’s delicious Pan Asian cuisine and indulge in an appetizer, entrée and dessert.

For an appetizer, choose from the Miso Soup, tofu, sautéed shiitake mushrooms, scallions and roasted nori; or the Karma House Salad, crisp lettuce, napa cabbage, cucumber, daikon and carrot ginger dressing.

Try out one of these entrées, like the Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad, mixed greens, orange segments, red onion, shredded carrot, crispy wonton and sesame ginger vinaigrette; Yellow Mango Vegetable Curry, spring vegetables tossed with coconut yellow curry, jasmine rice and kimchi; or the Thai Chili Beef, stir fried spiced beef tenderloin with Chinese noodles and baby bok choy, in mirin-miso beef broth (may be substituted for shrimp or chicken).

Enjoy the daily selection of Sorbets or Ice Cream, served with fresh berries, for dessert.

About Karma
Karma is a sophisticated restaurant with a zen-laced atmosphere that serves Pan-Asian cuisine. Dinner hours for Karma are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The lounge stays open one extra hour each night. Karma is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Chicago North Shore at 510 East Route 83, Mundelein, Ill. 60060. For reservations, call Karma at (847) 970-6900.

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