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Liquorsicles — grown-up style Freeze Pops — will be available James Hotel lobby beginning July 19.

Liquorsicles — grown-up style Freeze Pops — will be available in the James Hotel lobby beginning July 19.

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Updated: July 16, 2012 4:06PM

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.

Cherry picking

Joe’s Stone Crab, 60 E. Grand. The restaurant’s seasonal specialty, cherries jubilee pie (glazed Door County cherries with warm cherries jubilee sauce, crumbly golden brown streusel crust with a scoop of vanilla ice cream), will be around until July 31; $6.95. Call (312) 379-5637; joes


The Palm, 323 E. Wacker. Lobster deals, available through Aug. 31, include a choice of lobster entree (one 6-oz lobster tail and 7-oz filet mignon or two 6-oz lobster tails) with choice of starter and side; $54.90. A lobster dinner for two features a 4-pound lobster tail with melted butter and lemon, two starters and two sides; $99. Call (312) 565-0565; .

Frozen treats

David Burke’s Primehouse, 616 N. Rush. “Liquorsicles” — grown-up style Freeze Pops — will be available in the James Hotel lobby beginning July 19. Flavors include strawberry mint Margarita (fresh strawberries, mint and Jose Cuervo) and spiced bourbon lemonade (Bullet bourbon, spiced simple syrup and lemon juice); $10 each. Visit .

French salute

Pierrot Gourmet at the Peninsula Hotel, 108 E. Superior. Bastille Day specials, available through July 15, include lobster flatbread thermidor with artichokes, mushrooms, gruyere cheese and tarragon-mustard aioli ($16), and duck confit on crushed potatoes with frisee salad ($12). Call (312) 573-6749.

Monday night deals

McGee’s Tavern & Grille, 950 W. Webster. Monday night deals for July include: $1 sliders; and $2 cans of Bud Light, Budweiser and Rolling Rock beers. Call (773) 549-8200;

Drink of the week

Barrelhouse Flat, 2624 N. Lincoln. The Neon Dream (Beefeater gin, Cocchi Americano, Luxardo bitter, pineapple juice, lime juice, Orgeat, Pernod Absinthe and dash of Angostura bitters, $11) fades away July 15. Call (773) 857-0421; .

Deal of the week

Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash. Chef Martial Noguier’s three-course, prix-fixe Bastille Day menu, available July 13-15, includes chicken liver mousse, Scottish salmon and chocolate creme brulee or the blue, white and red Bistronomic baked Alaska (blueberry fruit salad, vanilla bean ice cream and Nichols Farm strawberry coulis); $39. Call (312) 944-8400; .

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