Wednesday, June 24, 2009

July Specials From Kurman Clients

Looking for cool dining deals for the hot summer? Check out how these restaurants are celebrating Independence Day, and see what they have to offer throughout the entire month of July.

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

New Special
Birch River Grill introduces BRG Bites, eight sandwiches packed with gourmet ingredients starting this July. Choose one sandwich for $3, two sandwiches for $6 or three sandwiches for $9. Selections include: Blackened Grilled Salmon, shredded lettuce, tomato, chipotle rémoulade; Smoked Turkey and Brie, sliced turkey breast, Brie cheese, sliced cucumber, lingonberry sauce; Mediterranean Chicken, feta cheese, spinach, kalamata olive tapenade, basil pesto mayo; BBQ Beef, sliced sirloin, bbq sauce, crispy onions; Cordon Bleu, sliced ham, chicken breast, Swiss cheese; Pulled Pork, slow cooked seasoned po
rk, cole slaw; Caprese, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto mayo, sliced tomato, balsamic vinaigrette; and Buffalo Chicken, bleu cheese, crispy chicken and buffalo sauce. All Bites are served with French fries or sweet potato fries.

July Special
Birch River Grill now serves a prix-fixe menu for each week in July. Choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert for just $20.

This week, from now through Wednesday, July 1, appetizer selections include 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. For the entrée, choose from Wild Mushroom Ravioli, marinara a la rustica, shaved grana padano, scallions, mushroom garni; Blackened Talapia, Wisconsin white cheddar grits, steamed broccolini, chipotle rémoulade; or Bacon Wrapped Boneless Pork Chop, smashed Yukon gold potatoes, corn and poblano hash, Kentucky bourbon sauce. Tempt the sweet tooth with dessert, Berry Sorbet, served with fresh berries.

Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, 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 stays open one hour later daily. All major credit cards are accepted. Complimentary parking is available. For reservations at Birch River Grill or for more information, please call (847) 427-4242 or visit

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

July Drink Specials
Dine, the West Loop’s retro eatery, just north of Greek Town, celebrates the opening of its outdoor patio (11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily). With great drink deals such as the Mojito, the minty cool classic with rum, club soda, mind leaves, lime and sugar ($7); or the Tangarita, a twist on the classic margarita with tequila, lime juice, triple sec & orange juice with an orange wedge garnish ($7). Dine’s martinis are made with seasonal flavors such as blueberry, melon, strawberry and pineapple, making them perfect for a summer beverage. Martinis include the Strawberry Lemonade Martini, Bacardi Limon, Strawberry Pucker a
nd lemonade ($9); Summer Love, melon menagerie of Grey Goose Citron, Melon Pucker and sour mix topped with a cherry ($9); and Blueberry Hill, Stoli Blueberri, blue curacao, pineapple juice, white cranberry juice, garnished with blueberry and a lemon twist ($9).

Dine is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Breakfast is served from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Dinner is served 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Martini Bar and Lounge is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday though Friday and until 12 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Valet parking is complimentary. For more information or to make reservation, please contact Dine at (
312) 602-2100 or visit

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

July Specials
Throughout the entire month of July, Glen Prairie, a local farm sourced restaurant featuring contemporary Midwestern cuisine, is offering a three-course prix-fixe meal featuring an appetizer, choice of entrée, and dessert. This offer is available after 5 p.m. daily for just $20 per person.

For the appetizer enjoy the Caesar Salad, organic romaine, grilled sourdough croutons, pepato cheese. The entrée includes a choice of either the Miller Farms Seared Chicken, whipped potatoes, baby vegetables, natural jus; or the Spiced Grilled Missouri Catfish, sweet peas, roasted fingerling
potatoes, sauce rémoulade. Dessert features a choice of Daily Sorbets.

Chef Demo at The Taste of Chicago

Daniel Ovanin, executive chef of Glen Prairie, will be at the Taste of Chicago at 2 p.m., Monday, June 29 and 1 p.m., Friday, June 3. He will demonstrate Sweet Corn and Tomato Bruschetta June 29, and Sage Grilled Amish Chicken Wings July 3 at the Dominick’s Cooking Corner.

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 m
ore details, contact the restaurant at (630) 613-1250 or

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

July Special
Karma is featuring a $20 prix-fixe dinner for the month of July. This weekend special runs every Friday through Sunday during July, and is available in addition to their regular menu. For the meal, choose an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.

Appetizers include the Miso Soup, tofu, sautéed shiitake mushroom, roasted nori, and scallions; or the Karma House Salad, crisp lettuce, napa cabbage, cucumber, daikon and carrot ginger dressing.

For the entrée, pick either the Orange Peel Tempura Chicken, sesame jasmine rice, ginger chili cucumber salad and yuzu orange glaze; Asian BBQ Salmon, forbidden rice, sweet potato crisps, wok tossed spinach, napa cabbage and shiitake mushroom; or the Yellow Mango Vegetable Curry, spring vegetables tossed with coconut yellow curry, jasmine rice and kimchi.

Dessert consists of a trio of Sorbet or Ice Cream, served with fresh berries.

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.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
921 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont, Ill.
(630) 455-8946
798 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, Ill.
(847) 228-9551

New Specials
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen celebrates summer with dining deals at both the Arlington Heights and Westmont locations. Tuesday, June 22, features 25 Fried Shrimp for just $9.95; Wednesday, try Half Price Live Maine Lobster ($9.95, minimum two per guest); and Thursday offers All You Can Eat Snow Crab ($29.95; add linguine $1.95; add dinner salad $2.25). All dining deals begin at 5 p.m.

4th of July at Pappadeaux
Find refreshment at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen this 4th of July. The fresh seafood restaurant offers a special cocktail in honor of Independence Day, the Firecracker, frozen hurricane layered with frozen margarita, and topped with Blue Curacao ($7.95), offered July 3 – 5.

New Drinks
Pappadeaux launches more refreshing drinks to cool off with this summer. Try these summertime favorites: Swamp Thing, raspberry and melon liqueurs blended with frozen Hurricane and Margarita ($8.95 regular/$10.95 large); and Strawberry Peach Squeeze, Bacardi Peach Red Rum an
d strawberry puree mixed with fresh lemon and lime ($6.95).

Choose from one of Pappadeaux’s many margaritas, including: Grand Gold Margarita, Jose Cuervo Gold tequila and Grand Marnier, with fresh sweet and sour ($8.95); The Top Shelf Margarita, 1800 Tequila and Grand Marnier, with fresh lemon and lime ($8.95); The Patron Perfect Margarita, Patron Silver tequila and Patron Citronge orange liqueur, with fresh lemon and lime ($10.95); Pomegranate Rita, Milagro Silver tequila, triple sec and pomegranate liqueur combined with fresh lemon and lime ($8.95); and Frozen Fruit Margaritas, Pappadeaux’s original margarita blended with either mango, strawberry or raspberry flavors ($7.95).

Try the Mango Mojito, Cruzan pineapple rum with mango, fresh lime juice and mint leaves ($8.95); Category 5, Bacardi O and Bacardi Razz rums swirled with frozen hurricane and margarita ($9.95); Twisted Hurricane, blend of frozen Pappadocious and frozen margarita with SKYY Infusions raspberry and SKYY Infusions citrus vodkas ($8.95); Absolut Cajun Bloody Mary, Louisiana-inspired Bloody Mary with Cajun spices, tomato juice and Absolut Peppar vodka ($6.95).

Refresh with non-alcoholic drinks, such as Watermelon Lemonade, homemade lemonade with fresh watermelon ($2.95); Strawberry Lemonade, homemade lemonade with fresh strawberries ($2.95); Flavored Tea, fresh-brewed iced tea with a choice of strawberry, passion fruit or mango twist ($.295); and Strawberry Lime Sparkler, strawberry with fresh squeezed lime juice and ginger ale ($2.95).

For wine lovers, Pappadeaux offers a variety of whites and reds by the glass to pair with Pappadeaux’s fresh seafood and hearty meat dishes.

White Wine
Sparkling wines include Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, Cava, Spain ($7); Rotari Br
ut Rosé, Italy ($8); Chandon Brut Classic NV, California ($9).

Rieslings consist of Hogue, Columbia Valley, Washington ($6); Rudi Wiest Selections “Rhein River”, Germany ($7); and Kllikanoon “Mort’s Block”, Clare Valley, Australia ($9).

For Sauvignon Blanc choose from the Paso a Paso, Spain ($7); or the St. Supéry, Napa Valley, California ($8).

Chardonnays include glasses of Painter Bridge, California ($6); Penefolds Koonunga Hill, South Australia ($7); Frel Brothers, Sonoma County, California ($8); Kendall-Jackson Vinter’s Reserve, California ($9); and Morgan “Metallico” Un-Oaked, Monetery, California ($10).

Red Wine
Pinot Noir wines include Cono Sur, Chile ($6); Mark West, California ($7); and DeLoach, California ($9).

For a Merlot, choose the Tunnel of Elma, California ($6.50); Santa Rita Reserva, Malpo Valley, Chile ($8); or the Chateau Ste. Michelle “Indian Wells” ($10).

Cabernet Sauvignon wines include Los Cardos, Mendoza, Argentina ($7); Yalumba “The Y Series”, South Australia ($8); Casa Lapostolle, Rapel Valley, Chile ($9); and the Clos Du Bols, North Coast, California ($10).

For a Worldly Red wine, choose from the Marquis Philips Roogle Shiraz, Australia ($6); Ravenswood “Vitners Blend” Zinfandel, California ($7); or the Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($9).

Port and Dessert wines include, the Sandeman Founders Reserve, Portugal ($6); and Moscato D’Asti Saracco, Italy ($8).

Sweet Baby Ray’s
800 E. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village, Ill.

(847) 437-9555

July: Kansas City BBQ
Since Kansas City is thought by many to be the ‘barbecue capital of America’ and the home of the American Royal, the world’s largest BBQ competition, the Sweet Baby Ray’s team is pleased to add the city’s barbecue style to its all-star lineup during the month of July. The restaurant’s rendition of Kansas City style barbecue is the Quarter Smoked Chicken with Burnt Ends, the flavorful pieces of meat cut from the ends of a smoked brisket, served with the Original Sweet Baby Ray’s Stovetop Recipe BBQ Sauce, a side of Kansas City style barbecue beans, Kansas City coleslaw and white bread ($10.49). Guests can add one-third slab of Baby Back or St. Louis ribs for only $4.

4th of July Specials at Sweet Baby Ray’s
This Independence Day, join Sweet Baby Ray’s for award-winning ribs. In honor of Sweet Baby Ray’s Best Ribs award at the 2008 Naperville Ribfest, enjoy award-winning ribs from July 1 until July 5. Try the St. Louis Spare Rib Platter ($16.99), or the Baby Back Platter

Refresh with one of Sweet Baby Ray’s 4th of July drink specials, including Sweet Baby Ray’s Sangria, a refreshing mixture of Cabernet, fresh fruit and juice, poured over ice and topped with Sprite ($5), or Shiner Bock Bottles, bock style beer brewed in the heart of barbecue region, Shriner, Texas ($3).

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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