Frato’s gives free pizza slices to military first responders on September 11


Say thank you on september 11

To show appreciation for all the police, firefighters and military do every day, Frato’s Culinary Kitchen in Schaumburg is offering a free one-pound slice of pizza to all first responders and serving and retired military personnel on Saturday September 11. . The special is available to walk-in people only, and ID will be required to get a free slice of cheese, sausage, pepperoni, gyro, or the slice of the day.

Frato’s Culinary Kitchen is at 628 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 895-2122,

Endless fondue

Come hungry to the Melting Pot Monday through Wednesday, now until September 29, so you can make the most of the three-course Forever Fondue special. For $ 44.95 per person, the special includes a salad; endless entrees with filet mignon, shrimp, herb-crusted chicken and marinated teriyaki steak; and chocolate fondue. Add a cheese course for an additional $ 10. Also, don’t forget about the new gluten-free drinks. Try the Main Squeeze (Absolut Citron Vodka, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and raspberries) for $ 11.95, Berry Bubbly Spritz (La Marca Prosecco, fresh strawberry puree, lemon juice, syrup infused with lavender and Cointreau orange liqueur) for $ 11.95, and Pche, please! (Cognac Martell VS Single Distillery, Grand Marnier, pure peach, fresh lemon juice and mint) for $ 13.95.

The Melting Pot is located at 1205 Butterfield Road, Suite A, Downers Grove, (630) 737-0810; 4931 S. Route 59, office 101, Naperville, (630) 717-8301; and 255 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 843-8970;

Save room for The Melting Pot’s new three-course Forever Fondue special, available Monday through Wednesday through September.
– Courtesy of The Melting Pot

Be fiery

In honor of Mexico’s Independence Day, Bien Trucha in Geneva, A Toda Madre in Glen Ellyn and Quiubo in Naperville will serve what is known as Mexico’s most patriotic dish: chili peppers in nogada (pepper poblano stuffed with pulled pork, almonds, raisins, pine nuts, peaches and apples topped with a cream sauce made with nuts, pomegranate seeds and parsley) – for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, from September 14 to 18. On Thursday September 16 only, restaurants will be offering a special $ 90 chilli en nogada package including four chilis en nogada, poblano rice and frijoles. Order in advance; packages will be available for pickup at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday. There’s more: Quiubo and beverage director Patrick Timmis are hosting a margarita, tequila, and mezcal tasting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 16. During the $ 40 event, diners can sip two tequilas, two mezcals, and four cocktails while munching on guacamole, bean dip, and salsa. Limited tickets are available at

Bien Trucha is at 410 W. State St., Geneva, (630) 232-2665,; A Toda Madre is at 499 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, (630) 474-0969,; and Quiubo is at 120 Water St., Suite 122, Naperville, (331) 702-2711,

Fry The Coop thanks teachers with 50% off for educators until September 30th.

Fry The Coop thanks teachers with 50% off for educators until September 30th.
– Courtesy of Fry The Coop

Special teacher

As the school year begins, Fry The Coop – known for their Nashville Hot Chicken Six Heat Levels, From No Heat To Insanity – thanks teachers with 50% off at restaurants until the 30th. September. Plus, September is National Chicken Month, so celebrate with a Fry The Coop sandwich, fillets, chicken, waffles and more.

Fry The Coop is at 623 W. North Ave., Elmhurst, (630) 359-5223; 580 N. Milwaukee Ave., Prospect Heights, (847) 243-8262; and locations in Chicago, Oak Lawn and Tinley Park.

Stan's Donuts recently added new breakfast options including the Stanwich pretzel.

Stan’s Donuts recently added new breakfast options including the Stanwich pretzel.
– Courtesy of Stan’s Donuts

Morning wake up

Are you going back to the office? Stan’s Donuts and Coffee wants to help you start your day on the right note, which is why the Donut Shop has added some new breakfast deals. Now available, the Stanwich pretzel (pretzel bagel topped with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon), a breakfast burrito (scrambled eggs, green and red peppers, and pepper jack cheese in a flour tortilla), bites with eggs, hash browns and oatmeal with cherries and almonds. Plus summer drinks including cold brew coconut foam coffee and firecracker shake (vanilla milkshake, blue raspberry flavor, strawberry pop rocks, whipped cream, and mini donut) , are still available for a limited time. There are 14 branches in the Chicago area, with a new opening in the Loop in September and in Rosemont in 2022.

Stan’s suburban locations include 529 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 590-1060; 17W615 Butterfield Road, Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 317-7044; Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, (224) 353-6092; and locations in Chicago.

Brunch delights

The Chocolate Sanctuary goes all out for its Sunday brunch. Not only has it extended the brunch by an hour – it’s now available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – the chocolate-inspired restaurant has added a waffle pop station, offering options like chicken and waffles, bacon and pigs in a blanket. There are also omelet and carving stations, cold cuts, fresh fruit, ceviche, scratch-off pastries, chocolate sourdough French toast, Sanctuary ribs, salads, a dessert wall and Moreover. It’s $ 28 for adults, $ 10 for kids 5-10, and free for kids 4 and under. Can’t make brunch? Check back later for one of The Chocolate Sanctuary’s new cocktails, including the Continental Sour (house sour, whiskey, and egg white topped with red wine) for $ 12.

The Chocolate Sanctuary is located at 5101 Washington St., Gurnee, (224) 944-0808,

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