Thursday, March 26, 2009

Earth Hour at Birch River Grill

Save the planet and enjoy local fare at Birch River Grill (75 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights; 847-427-4242) this Saturday, March 28 during Earth Hour from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. At only $20 per person, you'll be saving cash along with the planet.

Birch River Grill's local-food focused EarthHour Dinner begins with Organic Field Greens Salad, shredded Michigan carrots and radishes. Then, a choice of either Grilled Organic Pork Tenderloin, glazed Michigan carrots and radishes, roasted Wisconsin Yukon gold potatoes and Michigan kiln diced cherries and red applace sauce, or Rushing Waters Rainbow River Trout, mashed Yukon gold potatoes, cumin scented Michigan carrot broth, Illinois daikon, radish sprouts.

This dinner is perfectly accompanied with Goose Island Brewery's 312 Urban Wheat Ale, available for $3. Bar specials include: Buffalo Hot Wings, with carrot and celery sticks and Wisconsin Blue Cheese dipping sauce ($4.50)Bud Light ($3).

From 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., the restaurant will turn off overhead lights in the dining area in it's observation of EarthHour. Candles will be available for each table. The restaurant will also turn off any non-essential lighting, set the cooling system temperature in public areas at 72 degrees and make additional efforts wherever possible with the staff to create awareness behind the restaurant's continued journey in sustainability.

Reservations are recommended. Call (847) 427-4242.

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