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Phase Three Beer Dinner

It’s time: Niche in Geneva is set to present its Niche S-023 imperial stout, which was aged for 25 months in an Eagle Rare cask, at a special Phase Three Beer dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. The $125 per person dinner includes four courses and a bottle of specialty beer. Dine on smoked short rib flautas accompanied by P3 Mexican Lager; pan-fried Arctic char accompanied by Pixel Density (hazy IPA); peach-brined pork loin with Interstellar Illusions (seasonal); and tiramisu-style bread pudding paired with Niche S-023. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Only reservations will be taken by phone.

The Niche Restaurant is located at 14 S. 3rd St., Geneva, 630-262-1000, nichegeneva.com/.

Wine no?

Want to taste new wines? Wildfire hosts Hope Family Wine Dinners that will give wine lovers the opportunity to try vintage wines from the Paso Robles region of California while learning about them from a winery representative. The five-course dinner consists of spicy crab dip and vegetable sushi rolls accompanied by Treana Blanc; seared coho salmon with Treana Chardonnay; Lamb chops grilled with 8 spices served with Treana Cabernet Sauvignon; artisan cheeses paired with Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon; and a dark chocolate mousse cake with Quest Red Wine. The $120 dinners are at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 25 at Oak Brook; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in Chicago; and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 in Lincolnshire.

Wildfire is at 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9000; 159 W. Erie, Chicago, (312) 787-9000; and 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900, wildfirerestaurant.com/.

Cigars and Whiskey

For the first time, Durty Nellie’s is hosting a cigar and whiskey dinner featuring a four-course meal (app, salad or soup, steak and dessert) paired with Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon, San Luis Valley Rye, San Luis Valley 7 Year Bonded Rye and Centennial Straight Wheat whisky. Additionally, there will be three cigars to try, including Oliva Connecticut Toro, Romeo 1875 Toro, and Bolivar Cofradia Toro. The special event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, costs $105 per person. Buy your tickets at ticketweb.com/ or (847) 358-9150, ext. 2.

Durty Nellie’s is at 180 N. Smith St., Palatine, (847) 358-9150, durtynellies.com/.

Sand and surf

Louie’s Bar brings the beach to diners with its limited-time surf-inspired menu items through October 4. The Lu-au Burger is topped with BBQ pulled pork, grilled pineapple ring, macadamia island slaw and garlic aioli over grilled King’s Hawaiian. buns, while tropical fruit-laden donut holes are topped with lime cream, diced pineapple, toasted coconut, whipped cream, amarena cherry, and powdered sugar. For a refreshing non-alcoholic drink, consider the Island Hopper, which is a blend of orange, guava, passion fruit, sparkling water, and lime. Or, there’s the Aloha Punch (Bacardi Tropical, orange, passion fruit, and guava topped with a wedge of pineapple, an amarena cherry, and a sprig of mint). For every product sold, a $1 donation will go towards supporting World Central Kitchen. There’s more: On Burger Tuesdays, all artisan burgers are half price.


Bar Louie is at 619 E. Boughton Road #A, Bolingbrook, (331) 246-0500, and 17W350 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 478-8040, barlouie.com/.

Miller’s Ale House is honoring National Wing Day with $7.29 Zingers on Thursday and Friday, July 28 and 29.
– Courtesy of Miller’s Ale House

National Wing Day

Yes, there is National Wing Day – Friday, July 29 – and Miller’s Ale House honors that day with $7.29 Zingers on Thursday and Friday, July 28 and 29. The special is available to Raving Fans eClub members; register at rb.gy/grdl8g.

Miller’s Ale House is located at 778 N. Route 59, Aurora, (630) 332-8574; 455 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard, (630) 241-3371; and 1300 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, millersalehouse.com/.

Summer flavors

New for the summer, CityGate Grille has added a few lighter bites of sea bass including the Tuna Tartare Stack, Garden Vegetable Gazpacho, Iberian Jamon Platter, Grilled Peaches Wrapped in Prosciutto, Trio of seafood sliders and the trio of lamb sliders.

CityGate Grille is located at 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville, (630) 718-1010, citygategrille.com/.

-Caroline Linden

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