Rosemont Restaurant Week, return of Chicago Northwest Eat Local Week

Rosemont Restaurant Week

He is back! It’s time to get out and explore Rosemont’s restaurants during the annual Village Restaurant Week, Sunday through Saturday, March 6-12. From casual to upscale, participating restaurants will offer a variety of three-course prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Taste dishes from Adobe Gila’s, Bub City, Crust Brewing, Murray Bros. Caddyshack, Carlucci Rosemont, Carmine’s, Five Roses Pub, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, Liberty Tavern, Moretti’s Rosemont, Park Tavern, Thorn Restaurant at The Rose Hotel and Truluck’s. For menus and reservations, see

The miso iced bar is on the special menu of the week for Rosemont restaurants at Truluck’s.
– Courtesy of Truluck

Eat local week

Be sure to bring your appetite to Meet Chicago Northwest’s ninth annual Eat Local Week from Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 13. The 60 participating restaurants in eight cities – Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood and Wood Dale – will offer deals, multi-course menus and gift card bonuses. Cuisines run the gamut from steak to pizza to Indian, Mexican, Greek, Filipino, Vietnamese, Japanese, American and more. For a list of restaurants and offerings, see

Fish Fridays

With the onset of Lent, many suburban restaurants offer seafood specialties on Fridays.

Antico Posto

118 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9200, For lunch and dinner Friday through April 15, the Italian cafe will offer pesto salmon with grilled asparagus and risotto cake for $26.95 and pistachio-crusted walleye with mashed potatoes and spinach for $22.95. They are available on site, to take away and on delivery.

Louie's Bar serves salmon sliders and more Friday through April 15.

Louie’s Bar serves salmon sliders and more Friday through April 15.
– Courtesy of Bar Louie

Louis Bar

17W350 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 478-8040, and 619 E. Boughton Road #A, Bolingbrook, (331) 246-0500, On Fridays during Lent, diners at Bar Louie will receive double points on all seafood such as calamari, mini salmon, beer battered fish and chips, blackened shrimp tacos and seared salmon .

Grilled bone fish

1604 Randall Road, Algonquin, (847) 658-9268, and 180 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 534-0679, For Lent, Bonefish Grill is bringing back its Angler’s Catch platter every Friday through April 8. Delight in panko-breaded jumbo shrimp and crispy hand-breaded cod served with fries and homemade coleslaw for $18.90. Other options suitable for Lent include Rockefeller butterflyfish, Baja scallops and shrimp scampi pasta.


The Angler's Catch returns to Bonefish Grill on Fridays during Lent.

The Angler’s Catch returns to Bonefish Grill on Fridays during Lent.
– Courtesy of Bonefish Grill

Catch 35

35 S. Washington St., Naperville, (630) 717-3500, This Lenten season, Catch 35 offers Friday seafood specials, including Sesame Asian Oysters ($22), Sriracha Shrimp Roll ($18), Crispy Seafood Platter with Gulf Shrimp and East Coast haddock ($26) and cedar-planked salmon ($30). One must reserve.

Half day brew

200 Village Green, Lincolnshire, (847) 821-6933, Fridays during Lent mean all-you-can-eat fish and chips ($13.99), mango mahi quesadillas ($12.99), and blackened mahi-mahi tacos ($13.99). Or order the $75 Fish Fries Family Meal which includes beer battered cod, fries, pretzels, salad and cinnamon sticks.

Katie’s kitchen

623 N. Wolf Road, Des Plaines, (847) 803-3544, Meatless Friday specials in March include fish sandwich ($13), egg salad sandwich ($9.50), crepes with pistachio cream ($10) and French toast with cream Irish ($11). Additionally, Friday night fry return from 4-7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent.

L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge

7110 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, (847) 677-3350, Start Fridays during Lent with walleye fish and chips for $19.95 or enjoy Wisconsin Fish Fry only Fridays with Lake Perch and salt and vinegar fries for $24.95. Available on site, take out and delivery.

Shaw’s Crab House

1900 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, Every Friday during Lent, Shaw’s will serve two three-course prix-fixe menus for $27 per person for dine-in or take-out. The fisherman’s platter includes fried Atlantic cod, fried shrimp, calamari, fries and coleslaw, while the fish and chips includes fried Atlantic cod, fries and cabbage salad. Both come with a cup of clam chowder and a slice of mini key lime pie. For take-out only, the Shaw’s Family Fish Fry (clam chowder, beer-battered Atlantic cod, fries, coleslaw, and homemade chocolate cake) is $65 and the classic crab cake dinner for four ( rolls, Caesar salad, four Maryland-style crabcakes, coleslaw, au gratin potatoes, spinach cream and homemade chocolate cake) is $95.

During Lent, the Tap House Grill serves all-you-can-eat fish and chips on Fridays.

During Lent, the Tap House Grill serves all-you-can-eat fish and chips on Fridays.
– Courtesy of Tap House Grill

Tap House Grill

Locations in Algonquin, Hanover Park, Lemont, Oswego, Palatine, Plainfield, St. Charles and Wheeling; It’s Fish Fridays during Lent at the Tap House Grill, which offers all-you-can-eat fish and chips ($13.99), mahi quesadillas ($9.99) and fish sandwiches ($9.99 ) every Friday until April 15. To feed a crew, consider the take-out fish fries family package that includes salad, beer-battered cod, fries, pretzels and donuts for $75.

Tequila dinners

Break up your week-start routine with a tequila dinner at one of Fat Rosie’s four suburban restaurants. Dine on a four-course Mexican dinner while sipping tequila-infused drinks for $80 per person. 7 p.m. dinners are Monday, March 7 in Naperville; Tuesday, March 8, in Lincolnshire; Wednesday March 9, in Schaumburg; and on Thursday March 10 in Frankfurt. One must reserve. Oh, and you could even put on a sombrero while eating.

Fat Rosie’s is at 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, (630) 328-0060; 940 Milwaukee Avenue, Lincolnshire, (224) 377-2395; 870 N. Meacham, Schaumburg, (847) 807-2850; 28 Kansas St., Frankfurt, (815) 534-1640;

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