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Manchego Croquettes at Hubbard Inn (photo: Adam Sokolowski)

Eat This Town: Chicago

By Nicole Bruce

"Summer Fridays" Happy Hour at Hubbard Inn
The European-influenced tavern is welcoming new chef Jason Hedin and introducing revamped fare to patrons with "Summer Fridays," a complimentary dinner tasting every Friday during happy hour, from 4 to 7 p.m. Sample new menu items like Manchego croquettes, Moroccan lamb meatballs, ahi tuna tartare, chimichurri-cured king salmon, spring cassolette, truffled sliders, and spiced merguez flatbread. Guests can also enjoy regular weekday happy hour specials, like $1 oysters and clams, $2 shrimp and scallop crude, $3 crab legs and lobster cups, $4 rotating draft beers, $5 martinis, and $20 build-your-own sangria pitchers.
Neighborhood: River North MAP

Oysters + Rosé Happy Hour at River Roast
River Roast has announced an all-new summer “Oysters + Rosé” experience—a dozen oysters and a bottle of rosé for $35. Escape the heat at the bar or soak up the sun and views on the idyllic riverfront patio to enjoy Chef Hogan's refreshing summer pairing offered daily from 3 to 5 p.m. Is there a better way to toast summer?
Neighborhood: River North MAP

Big Jones

Fried Chicken Picnic from Big Jones
Elevate your picnic experience with Southern fare from Big Jones. The Fried Chicken Picnic features the restaurant's famous whole fried chicken, creamy slaw, Cajun-style potato salad, and biscuits with house-made jam and whipped butter. Packed to travel and made for three to four people, the grab-and-go offering ($45) is perfect for taking to the beach, park, parade, or any of the city’s summertime activities. Order online or call the restaurant now through Labor Day weekend.
Neighborhood: Andersonville MAP

Concert Day Combo for Two at Lowcountry Lakeview
Lowcountry's Lakeview location is steaming up for Wrigley Field's Summer Concert Series with concert-night combos for concertgoers. The Concert Day Combo for Two is pitch perfect with one pound of shrimp and one pound of snow crab, six ears of corn on the cobs, six potatoes, four pieces of cornbread, and two soft drinks for $52. This special pre-concert chow will be offered in conjunction with the stadium concert series running until September 8 and is available on concert nights only.
Neighborhood: Lakeview MAP

Summer Sips Wine Tasting Series and Rosé for Charity at Booth One
Sample hand-picked wine selections paired with signature hors d’oeuvres for $35 at Booth One's Summer Sips Wine Tasting Series on the second Thursday of every month. Join the classic Chicago hotspot for "A Night In Provence" on Thursday, August 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. On Fridays, the Gold Coast space is also donating $2 to Bright Pink with every glass order of Rosé all day for the rest of the summer. Cheers to sipping for a good cause!
Neighborhood: Gold Coast MAP

Francesca's Restaurant

National Lasagna Day Specials at Francesca's Restaurants
Celebrate National Lasagna Day—Sunday, July 29—on both the day itself and Monday, July 30, at Francesca's Restaurants. Locations across the city will be serving two house-made lasagna dishes for only $8 all day! Snag lasagna alla Bolognese baked with tomato-meat sauce, Parmesan cream, and fresh mozzarella, or lasagna portobello e spinaci baked with portobello mushrooms, spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cream sauce, and a touch of tomato.
Neighborhood: Edgewater MAP Gold Coast MAP Little Italy MAP Lakeview MAP

20th Anniversary Specials at Texas de Brazil
The family-owned Brazilian-American steakhouse group with mouthwatering meats grilled over natural wood charcoal is marking its twentieth anniversary with dining specials starting in July. Every Monday this month, desserts are just 20 cents with the purchase of a meal, including the Brazilian cheesecake. (Hint: Monday, July 30 is National Cheesecake Day!) And from July through September only, they'll be serving up lamb picanha (carved tableside) and the Santa Fe Brazilian salad.
Neighborhood: Streeterville MAP

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