Friday, August 21, 2009

Weekend Deals at Glen Prairie and Unbeatable Lounge Eats from Birch River Grill

Kick off the weekend with farm-fresh, organic specials from executive chef Daniel Ovanin at Glen Prairie (1250 W. Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn; 630-613-1250), highlighting ingredients from area farmers and ranchers. Available after 5 p.m. Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22, in addition to the regular menu, these specials feature produce from KAP Farms in Troy, Ill., and from The Farm, in Westmont, Ill.

The salad special includes The Farm of Westmont Fresh Village Salad, fresh tomatoes, Mattawan Artisan Creamery feta cheese, red onions, bell peppers, kalamata olives, fresh oregano and extra virgin olive oil ($7).

Try the entree special, Grilled Herb Marinated Center Cut Pork Chop, the Farm of Westmont's pan-roasted potatoes, and local green and wax beans ($20). End the meal with the dessert special, Vanilla Rice Pudding, southern Illinois peach and Michigan blueberry compote with crispy sugar crust ($6).

Looking for more dining deals available daily? Head to the lounge for $1.99 appetizers at Birch River Grill (75 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights; 847-427-4242) for the End of Summer Special, offered 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Choices include Buffalo Hot Wings, Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, Cheese Quesadillas, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Popcorn Shrimp, Potato Skins and Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms.

Bud Light Draft is served all day Monday through Friday for just $1.99. Get to Birch River Grill before these specials end!

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