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The drink basil blueberry mojito at Oak Street Beach Food + Drink.

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Updated: June 21, 2012 1:04PM

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.

Summer savings

Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 415 N. Dearborn. The “Summer of ’79” three-course dinner for two, available through Sept. 3, features a choice of filet mignon, salmon fillet, roasted chicken or shrimp Francese entree paired with a housemade side; $79. Call (312) 527-3510; .

Summer drink specials

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House Naperville, 55 S. Main, Naperville. New daily drink specials include: Moscow Mule (vodka, ginger beer, lime), $7 (Sunday); Absolut lemonade, $7 (Wednesday); Grey Goose cocktails, $9 (Thursday); Belvedere drinks, $8 (Friday); and Jack Honey & lemonade, $8 (Saturday). Call (630) 548-3764; .

Surf and turf

Michael Jordan’s Steak House, 505 N. Michigan. Sample Chef James O’Donnell’s 8-ounce filet mignon and signature crab cake, available for lunch and dinner through June; $50. Call (312) 321-8823; .

Plum crazy

sola, 3868 N. Lincoln. A plum-inspired three-course menu, available through June 30, includes pork chop with barley, fava beans and plum-candied ginger preserve; $30. Call (773) 327-3869;

Bar favors

Bar Toma, 110 E. Pearson. Chef Tony Mantuano helps La Quercia Prosciutto celebrate “Ham Independence Day” with a tasting menu that includes the “Silence of the Hams” salad (fava beans, prosciutto and chianti vinaigrette); marinated olives, roasted nuts and cheese; passed Dottore pizzas, and prosciuttos, from 6 to 9 p.m. June 28; $30. Also, all pizzas are now $10 after 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call (312) 335-5143;

Professional pride

Kanela Breakfast Club, 3231 N. Clark. Receive a free appetizer (one per table) 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 24 for Gay Pride Day, when mentioning this promotion to your server. (773) 248-1622;

Real sweet deal

EPIC, 112 W. Hubbard. Chef Mark Pollard’s four-course “Sugars” menu, available through June 30, ($48), includes scallops with succotash and agave brown butter; and maple glazed pork loin with potato risotto and fig mustard. Call (312) 222-4940;

Drink of the week

Oak Street Beach Food + Drink, 1001 N. Lake Shore. Cool down with the refreshing Basil Blueberry Mojito; $9. Visit

Deal of the week

David Burke’s Primehouse, 616 N. Wabash. Chef Rick Gresh introduces the Vegas strip steak in a variety of $7 dishes, including the Vegas strip steak salad; steak ‘n’ eggs (pan-roasted Vegas strip streak, poached egg and hollandaise sauce); the Vegas Strip Steak sandwich with black olive tapenade, goat cheese mayo and romanine lettuce on a toasted baguette, 11 a.m to 3 p.m. June 22. A choice of $5 sides includes truffle-asiago fries, basil-whipped potatoes, and spicy glazed asparagus. Call (312) 660-6000;

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