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The Brasserie burger, with aged cheddar and tomato served with fries, and Miller Lite combo at Brasserie by LM

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Updated: September 7, 2012 2:18PM

From upscale to low-cal, the Sun-Times’ “Big Deals” column brings readers the dish on food and drink specials that will not break the bank.

Bears chow

Brasserie by LM in Essex Inn, 800 S. Michigan. The Brasserie burger, with aged cheddar and tomato served with fries, and Miller Lite combo ($14) will be available beginning Sept. 9 for Bears home games and Monday Night Football. Call (312) 431-1788; .

Celiac awareness

Zed451, 739 N. Clark. Celiac Awareness Day is Sept. 13, and the restaurant is offering an unlimited sampling menu ($48) featuring an array of gluten-free dishes from 4-10 p.m. that includes pan-seared duck breast glazed with orange-amaretto pistachio butter and Mandarin orange slices; sauteed wild mushrooms with feta dressing; and Peruvian purple potato salad. Call (312) 266-6691; .

Quarter change

Bread & Wine, 3732 W. Irving Park. Chef Curtis Gambles’ Fifth Quarter Nights’ specialty menu for Sept. 10 is beef heart with basil, sourdough cubes, pepperoncini with drizzle of natural beef jus; $10. Call (773) 866-5266; .

MNF highlights

Glenview House, 1843 Glenview, Glenview. Monday Night Football specials kick off Sept. 10 with Amish chicken wings, 50-cent each; four Kobe sliders, $10; bottles of domestic beer, $3; and Jamesonbeverages, $4. Call (847) 724-0692; .

Chicken delight

Allium at Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware. Chef Kevin Hickey salutes National Chicken Month with an all-you-can-eat buttermilk fried chicken basket with sweet corn-on-the-cob, mashed potatoes, gravy and biscuits and honey: $38. Includes salad and peach pie with blueberry ice cream, Thursdays only through Sept. 27. Call (312) 799-4900; .

A Boss deal

Kanela, 3231 N. Clark. Receive 20 percent off dinner before or after the Bruce Springsteen concerts at Wrigley Field Sept. 7-8 with required proof. (773) 248-1622; .

Secret service

Double A at Mercadito, 108 W. Kinzie. The “B” cocktail ($11), in the A-Z cocktail series will be revealed Sept. 7 at The drink will be available Sept. 11-12. Visit .

Pig headed

Homestead, 1924 W. Chicago. A roof-top pig roast, featuring a 100-pound pig from Swabian Hall in Iowa,
is 1-5 p.m. Sept. 9; $45, includes three cocktails. Visit .

Drink of the week

O’Donovan’s, 2100 W. Irving Park. Get relief with the Hangover Helper (Fat Mary, garnished with bacon, a pickle spear, served with a hardboiled egg and Guinness chaser; $9.25). Call (773) 478-2100; .

Deal of the Week

Kendall College, 900 N. North Branch. Chef Hakan Thornstrom of Sweden’s Thornstroms Kok restaurant with Kendall chef instructors and students create the Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Gothenburg Dinner, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 10; $100. Visit .

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