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North Shore Restaurant Month: 5 Ideas for a Night Out

North Shore Restaurant Month is in full swing, with restaurants around the area offering a variety of delicious dining deals. But why not pair your meal with a show, event, or exhibit for a complete night out? Whether you’re planning date night, girls’ night out, or even a family outing, here are five ideas for a full day of fun this February.


73 Green Bay Road, Glencoe
Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe

Make your way to Chicago Botanic Garden for this year’s Orchid Show, Asia in Bloom, starting Feb. 10. More than 10,000 orchids will be on display during this favorite annual event, a perfect winter escape if you can’t actually escape. Then, “travel” to Mexico with delicious fare at Guanajuato. Whether you choose fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, or burritos, be sure to take advantage of the restaurant’s deal for the month: free dessert with entree purchase. (We recommend the Tres Leches Cake, filled with berries, or the Churros con Nieve.)

Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show


Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe899 Green Bay Road, Winnetka;
Writers Theatre325 Tudor Court, Glencoe

Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe is offering 15 percent off your check during North Shore Restaurant Month, so it’s the perfect time to try pies like Sausage with Giardiniera, Roasted Veggie, and Feed Your Head (garlic oil, mozzarella, roasted mushrooms, goat cheese, balsamic reduction, and chives). Take in a performance of Eugene O'Neill's classic, "A Moon for the Misbegotten". The play runs through March 18.

Grateful Bites


Aloha Poke630 Davis St., Evanston
Northlight Theater: 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie

Grab your besties and stop by Aloha Poke in Evanston, where you can get three little bowls for $18. Start with white or brown rice or mixed greens, then choose ahi tuna, salmon, or tofu, and add ingredients like cucumber, jalapeño, pineapple, edamame, avocado, and a variety of sauces for a healthy and tasty meal. Then, get your tickets for Northlight Theater's smash hit "Skeleton Crew". "Jaqueline Williams gives a fantastic performance" says Chris Jones, theater critic of the Chicago Tribune. The show runs through March 3.

Aloha Poke


Maggiano's Little Italy4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie
Illinois Holocaust Museum’s “Speak Truth to Power” Exhibit: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center: 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie

The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s newest exhibit is an inspiring look at more than 40 men and women who are defending human rights around the world. Based on Kerry Kennedy’s book by the same name, this exhibit features portraits of Upstanders like The Dalai Lama, Elie Wiesel, Bobby Muller, and more by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams. Spend a day exploring the exhibit before having dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy. The restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe menu plus two classic pasta dishes to take home. See the menu here

Illinois Holocaust Musuem


Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Resaurant583 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
Lynfred Winery971 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling

Looking for a sweet, romantic date idea? Look no further than Lynfred Winery’s Wine & Chocolate Pairing event on Feb. 11. You can then keep the day going with dinner at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. Their three-course prix fixe dinner for $30 features entrees like Keaton's Spaghetti & House-Made Meatballs and Maple-Mustard Pretzel Crusted Pork, plus a starter and dessert. Find the full menu here.

Cooper's Hawk

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