The deals and the deliciousness continue at a host of local favorites through February’s North Shore Restaurant Month. Make plans now to savor all the flavors using the complete list of participating restaurants at www.northshorediningdeals.com. The fun runs through the 28th (some restrictions may apply). #NSRM23
Pit & Tap, Wilmette
Brew Up a Fun Night Out
Chicago’s North Shore bustles with brew pubs. But the grub at these hoppin’ joints is more than just a sidekick. Taste Texas-style barbecue — brisket, ribs, pulled pork and chicken, plus specials from wood-burning smoker "Big Earl" — with 15% off your check at Pit & Tap (1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette). City Works (365 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling) compliments their sprawling craft beer list (90+ varieties!) with classic American food and brilliant chef-driven twists you can try when you buy one entrée and get another free. Peckish Pig (623 Howard St., Evanston) elevates their gastropub menu beyond even their stellar seasonal suds, guest beers, and craft cocktails. Get a free dessert — like Mrs. Riley’s Bread Pudding with caramel whiskey sauce!—with entrée purchase.
Hometown Coffee and Juice, Glencoe
Early Birds Get Great Meal Deals
Offering a curated menu of specialty coffees and handcrafted smoothies alongside fresh fare, the modern Hometown Coffee and Juice (700 Vernon Ave., Glencoe & 749 Elm St., Winnetka) is the ideal spot for the perfect morning bite, midday snack, or delicious lunch. Visit for 15% off the guest check at this community gem. Elly’s Pancake House (1624 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview) tempts with every kind of hot cake you can imagine including Red Velvet Pancakes and gluten-free options. Also serving lunch, there’s a free dessert with your entrée purchase this month.
Grateful Bites, Winnetka
Habit-Forming Happy Places
The “go-to” pizza fix in Hubbard Woods, Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe (899 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka) is zealous about mouth-watering, wood-fired pizzas—including dazzlers like Pepperoni and Hot Honey or Elote. Order up salads, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks with 15% off the check this month. Turn up the heat at Nando's PERi PERi (Westfield Old Orchard, Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd., Skokie), that fast-casual stop with spice to spare that serves tantalizing sauces from Portuguese by way of South Africa. When you buy one entrée, choose either a free appetizer, second entrée, or dessert. Charming Celtic Knot Public House (626 Church St., Evanston) is an Irish pub/restaurant dishing up the classic pub food you crave, along with salads and desserts regularly enhanced by live music. Sample a free dessert with entrée purchase.
Allgauer's on the Riverfront, Northbrook
Casual, contemporary comfort food reigns at The Happ Inn (305 Happ Rd., Northfield) with hamburgers, wood-oven pizzas, signature salads and sandwiches, and joyful desserts like the out-of-this-world carrot cake. This perfect date night spot will give you 15% off the check. Overlooking scenic river views, award-winning Allgauer’s on the Riverfront (2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook) creates American fare with an eclectic flair. The comfortable yet sophisticated atmosphere complements the exquisite culinary creations of the chef. Enjoy a free dessert with entrée purchase (ooh, maybe the classic Bananas Foster).