Kings' 'Star Wars' drinks
In time for the release of the new "Solo: A Star Wars Story" movie this weekend, Kings Dining & Entertainment in Rosemont will be serving up two new themed drinks Friday through Monday, May 25-28. The Mai Tai Fighter combines spiced rum, fresh fruit juices, almond liqueur and a dark rum float topped with Tie Fighter fruit for $9.99. The Did It All for the Wookiee is a mix of vanilla vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur and sweet cream with a Wookiee-themed garnish for $8.99. The entertainment venue also welcomes summer with new from-scratch menu items including the crab rangoon dip ($10.99), Bang Bang Teri-Dactyl wings and cauliflower "vings" ($8.99-$17.49), the Impossible vegan burger ($10.99), kale and red apple salad ($10.99), brats and bites (Guinness bratwurst with sauerkraut, pretzel bites and mashed potatoes for $16.99), Baja grilled chicken ($13.99), the strawberry shortcake sundae (strawberry ice cream with fresh strawberries and cherries, topped with two slices of shortcake and whipped cream for $12.99) and more. Kings Dining & Entertainment is at 5505 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 233-0099 or kings-de.com/rosemont.
Free steak for grads and dads
Yes, you read that right: Pete Miller's Steak and Seafood Naperville is offering Class of 2018 grads and dads a free steak dinner now through Sunday, June 17. For 2018 grads, all you have to do is show your 2018 diploma folder to the server to redeem, while dads must mention they are celebrating Father's Day. The offer, a $50 value, also requires the purchase of at least one regularly priced meal for another guest. Reservations are required. Pete Miller's Steak and Seafood Naperville is at 3032 English Rows, Naperville, (630) 428-4242 or petemillers.com/naperville.
Red, White & Rose
National Wine Day is Friday, May 25, and to pay tribute, Francesca's Restaurant Group is offering $4 glasses of wine all weekend (Friday through Monday, May 25-28) during the Red, White & Rose promotion. Francesca's has locations across the suburbs -- Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bolingbrook, Elmhurst, Lake Forest, Naperville, Northbrook, St. Charles -- and in the city. miafrancesca.com/.
Wine and dine
Texas de Brazil is marking National Wine Day on Friday, May 25, with "Happy Hour" pricing throughout the day. The restaurant's private label varietals will be only $5 a glass all day Friday. To honor Memorial Day, on Monday, May 28, all veterans and active duty military with a military ID will receive 50 percent off, and up to six of their guests will receive 20 percent off their final bill. Texas de Brazil is at 5 Woodfield Mall, Suite D312, Schaumburg, (847) 413-1600 or texasdebrazil.com/locations/schaumburg/.
Morton's fetes 40
Morton's The Steakhouse is turning 40 this summer, so what better way to celebrate than with a special summer menu. Now through June 25, take advantage of the three courses for $49 menu. Choose one from each course: Starter: tomato and mozzarella salad, Morton's salad, Caesar salad or prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella; main: 6-ounce filet mignon, honey-balsamic glazed salmon, crispy chicken Bianco, shrimp scampi capellini or braised beef short rib; side: Lyonnaise potatoes, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach or steamed broccoli; and dessert: Key lime pie, chocolate mousse or mixed berries with whipped cream. Morton's The Steakhouse has suburban locations at 1751 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 577-1372; 699 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, (847) 205-5111; 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, (847) 678-5155; and 1470 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, (847) 413-8771. mortons.com/.
Bands, brunch & barbecue
Take a load off this Memorial Day weekend at Bub City with three days of bands, brunch and barbecue. The classic Southern brunch, featuring the Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar and fare such as fried chicken and waffles, brisket Benedict and barbecue, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 26-28. Suburban-based country band Lincoln Don't Lie performs at noon Sunday, May 27. Bub City is at Parkway Bank Park, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0399 or bub-city.com/rosemont/.
Starting Tuesday, May 29, Olive Garden wants to give diners a little control with the new "create your own lasagna" special. Diners can stack the four-cheese lasagna with 24 different options, including sauces (meat, marinara, Alfredo and five-cheese marinara) and toppings such as garden veggies, cheese ravioli, mini meatballs, chicken Fritta, grilled chicken and sautéed shrimp. The Lasagna Mia special, which starts at $12.99, runs through July 22. Olive Garden has locations throughout the suburbs. olivegarden.com/home.