Friday, July 2, 2010

Pamela's Parkside Grill Announces $24 Prix Fixe Menu, Weekly Specials and July Artist Showcase and Worldwide Photo Walk

$24 Prix Fixe Menu, Tuesday - Thursday
In the heart of downtown Arlington Heights is Pamela’s Parkside Grill, a quaint restaurant with an eclectic New American menu owned by executive chef Howard Maybloom and partner Pamela Olin. Pamela’s Parkside Grill offers a great dinner value every Tuesday through Thursday with its four-course prix fixe menu for just $24.

Guests select an appetizer, including choices like Hummus with Pita, or Asian Glazed Chicken Wings. The next course is a selection of a House Salad, or Soup of the Day. Entrée dishes highlight Pamela’s eclectic menu with options like Half Roast Chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables, Fettuccine Alfredo with grilled shrimp, Wild Mushroom Risotto and Pasta with Stir Fried Vegetables and Grilled Salmon. Save room for dessert with selections like Crème Brulee, Ice Cream or Sorbet and Fresh Fruit. Prix fixe menu selections change weekly.

Weekly Specials
In addition to its rotating prix fixe menu options, Pamela’s Parkside Grill features a number of weekly specials that executive chef Howard Maybloom hand picks each week. Specials may include the Baked Goat Cheese appetizer with fresh herbs, garlic and tomato sauce ($8); Maple-Cajun Glazed Pork Chops with baked sweet potato and grilled pineapple ($26); Southern Comfort Chicken, a boneless chicken breast with peaches in Southern Comfort sauce with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables ($18); Blackened Great Lakes Whitefish with red beans and rice ($22); and Salmon Vesuvio ($19).

Pamela’s also features its signature flambé desserts like Bananas Foster and Crepes L’Orange ($10/$14). Other dessert specials include Pecan Pie ($8), and Cheesecake ($7).

Local Artists Featured in July
Owner Pamela Olin is a nationally recognized artist and welder and shares this passion with local artists by displaying the work of four artists each month. These unique pieces, a combination of sculptures, still life oil paintings, abstract acrylic work and photography, punctuate the eclectic feel of Pamela’s Parkside Grill. Artists whose work is featured at Pamela’s in July include:

Sandie Bacon, classically trained artist, painter and muralist from Lake Bluff, Ill.
Gary Swiontek, talented photographer from Arlington Heights, Ill.
Sandra Fink May, energetic artist and advocate of the arts from McHenry, Ill.
Pamela Olin, steel welder, painter and designer from Arlington Heights, Ill.

Monthly Gallery Dinners at Pamela’s
As it launches its new artist showcases, Pamela’s offers a Gallery Dinner on the first Tuesday of each month. For $25, guests dine on four courses with the four featured artists of that month. The artists change tables after each course so that everyone gets a chance to dine with each artist. Space for the gallery dinners is very limited. Reservations can be made by contacted Pamela’s Parkside Grill at (847) 394-2728.

Join Pamela’s for the Worldwide Photo Walk, July 24
On Saturday, July 24, Pamela Olin of Pamela’s Parkside Grill participates in the WorldWide Photo Walk with “A Dog’s Eye View of Arlington Heights.” The annual global walk features more than 900 walks across the globe with more than 19,000 participants worldwide. Guests for the Arlington Heights, Ill. walk are asked to bring their pups and cameras, and document the tour from the frame of a dog’s viewpoint.

The August artist showcase will feature submitted framed photos (8” x 10”) that fit the theme of “A Dog’s Eye View of Arlington Heights.” The submitted photos will be sold for $25 each during the August Gallery Dinner on Tuesday, August 3. All proceeds are donated to Arlington Heights charity, Buddy Foundation which provides safety and care for stray, abandoned and abused animals and seeks to re-home them with foster families and eventually “forever” homes. Visit for more information.

There is no fee to participate on the photo walk. Contact Pamela at Pamela’s Parkside Grill at (847) 394-2728 to participate.

About Pamela’s Parkside Grill
Pamela’s Parkside Grill is located at 27 W. Campbell in downtown Arlington Heights, Ill. Pamela’s features New American cuisine including sautéed fresh seafood and grilled steaks. With its upscale atmosphere and inviting décor, Pamela’s is the perfect place for business meals, romantic dates and everything in between. Enjoy live entertainment each week at Pamela’s. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Pamela’s Parkside Grill at (847) 394-2728 or

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