Friday, June 19, 2009

Dine with Dad at These Father's Day Feasts Offered this Sunday, June 21

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

Father’s Day Prime Rib Dinner
Treat Dad to a hearty meal at Birch River Grill this Sunday, June 21. The Prime Rib Dinner offers a starter, with a choice of 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 Soup of the Day.

For the main dish, indulge in the 12 oz. Prime Rib, served with smashed Yukon Gold potatoes, broccoli and horseradish cream.

As a special thanks to fathers, all Dads receive a complimentary dessert of their choice. This special meal is offered only Sunday, June 21 and costs $21.95 per person.

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

Father’s Day Specials at Glen Prairie
Celebrate Father’s day with the whole family mark the beginning of summer with entrees straight from the grill at Glen Prairie Local Fine Food & Drink. Choose from a variety of meals including Spice Rubbed Baby Back Pork Ribs, with kickin’ BBQ sauce (full slab $22, half slab $15); Grilled Half Amish Chicken, with pineapple brown sugar glaze ($21); Half Slab Ribs and Half Chicken Combo ($30); and The “COWBOY” Bone-in Iowa Farmed Beef, ribeye steak simply grilled ($34). Each entrée includes a choice of two sides. Choose from Homemade BBQ pork and beans, grilled sweet corn, creamy coleslaw, loaded baked potato, French fries, mashed potatoes, mac n’ cheese and sautéed green beans. All sides are $4 if purchased separately.

These specials will run noon to 10 p.m. on Father’s Day, June 21. Glen Prairie is located at 1250 Roosevelt Rd. in Glen Ellyn, Ill. in Chicago’s western suburbs. Glen Prairie’s 60-seat dining room and 40-seat lounge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year. Glen Prairie also boasts private dining seating for up to 40 guests. Glen Prairie is open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. until 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

Father’s Day Special
Father’s Day is just around the corner, so make plans to treat Dad with something special. Come on in to Karma from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. to celebrate the occasion. Entrées include Char Grilled 24 oz. Porterhouse, served with a lime ginger glaze, Wasabi aioli shoestring potatoes and baby vegetables ($39); Wild Mushroom Stuffed Veal Chop, with a pepper bacon twice baked potato and grilled asparagus; Chipotle Tempura Shrimp, served with Forbidden rice and steamed baby bok choy ($25); and Asian BBQ Chicken, with spiced chili risotto and stir fried julienne vegetables ($20).

Karma is open seven days a week. Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; lunch hours are 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner is served from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m.-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.

500 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, Ill.
(312) 527-5800 Ext. 301

Father’s Day Specials at Maxwell’s
Come to Maxwell’s at the Club, open to the public and East Bank Club members, and celebrate Father’s Day with loved ones. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet, $45 for adults and $15 for children under 10 years old. Choose from a variety of appetizers, salads and entrees.

Also included is a carving room and omelet and waffle station. Appetizers include Chilled Shrimp Cocktail, with cocktail sauce and lemon; Chilled Poached and Roasted Salmon with mustard sauce; Lox and Cream Cheese; Sliced Tomatoes and Red Onions; Toasted Bagels, with chive cream cheese; Granola Parfaits; and Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Berries.

Salads include a Caesar Salad; Mesclun Greens, with dried cranberries, toasted walnuts and pear vinaigrette; Heirloom Tomato Salad, with balsamic glaze; Chopped Seafood Salad; Blackened Chicken Salad, with corn salsa; Green Bean and Tuna Salad; Creole Potato Salad; Wild Rice and Asparagus Salad; and a Cucumber and Onion Salad.

Choose from entrées like Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sausage Eggs Benedict; Breakfast Potatoes; Sour Cream Pancakes, with whipped butter and syrup; Banana Nut Fritters; Smoked Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash; Roasted Chicken, with roasted potatoes and vegetables; Seafood Quesadillas, with pico de gallo; Grilled Asparagus, with flame-roasted tomato sauce; and Spinach and Roasted Garlic Tortelloni.

Don’t forget to check out the carving room which features Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus and horseradish sauce; and Roast Rack of Lamb, with mint jelly. Be creative at the omelet and waffle station which also includes breakfast pastries and desserts.

Maxwell’s at the Club is located in Chicago’s East Bank Club (500 N. Kingsbury St., 312-527-5800, Ext. 301). Maxwell’s is open weekdays 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. for dinner. The bar and lounge is open 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sunday brunch is served 10 a.m.-2 p.m. until June 28. Sunday brunch will return at Maxwell’s at the Club in the fall. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information visit online at

800 E. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village, Ill.
(847) 437-9555

Father’s Day Specials at Sweet Baby Ray’s
Celebrate Father’s Day Sunday, June 21 by treating Dad to a buffet at Sweet Baby Ray’s 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy an Outdoor Patio Grill Station including southern style spit roasted pig, tortilla bar, homemade salsas and all the fixings, fresh made bratwurst and sausage, mini garlic burgers, shrimp and sausage skewers and Jamaican jerk chicken wings.

The Carving Station features barbecue brisket and smoked pork loin, plus seafood selections including smoked salmon, shrimp and grilled mahi-mahi. On-site smoked barbecue ribs and chicken are also available.

The Breakfast Items include made-to-order omelets; eggs Benedict; French toast; Southern style biscuits and gravy; assorted breakfast meats, cheeses and fruit; plus a variety of salads; and much more.

Adults can enjoy the Bloody Mary Bar ($7.99). The buffet is $28.95, and $14.99 for children. Reservations are required and can be made at (847) 437-9555.Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Restaurant is located at 800 E. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village, Ill. (847) 437-9555. The restaurant is open Monday and Tuesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 9 p.m. Sweet Baby Ray’s also offers a private room for special occasions. To learn more about Sweet Baby Ray’s, call (847) 437-9555 or visit online at

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