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The Big Deals 10.05.12

The Bananas Foster bread pudding Sullivan's Steakhouse

The Bananas Foster bread pudding at Sullivan's Steakhouse

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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.

One sweet deal

C-View, C-House at 166 E. Superior. A gluten-free mini Key lime pie (Key lime, rum-infused cherries, dollop of coconut ice cream with a coconut and rice flour crust; $8) kicks off a rotation of desserts benefitting the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago through Dec. 31. Call (312) 523-0923; c-houserestaurant.com .

Sullivan’s support

Sullivan’s Steakhouse, participating locations. The three-course “Pink” menu; $39.95, available through October, includes an entree choice of filet mignon, Cajun-dusted salmon filet with truffle-red pepper chili butter, roasted chicken breast with wild mushroom Madeira ragout, or crab-stuffed shrimp with chive Beurre Blanc. A $5 donation from each dinner benefits the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit sullivans
steakhouse.com .

In the red

Red Violet, 121 W. Hubbard. Receive one complimentary dessert per table (almond milk panna cotta, Chinese egg tart, tea and doughnuts, chocolate symphony or creme brulee) with a minimum $25 per table tab from 5-10:30 p.m. Mondays. Call (312) 828-0222; redvioletchicago.com .

First anniversary

III Forks, 180 N. Field. Guests enjoy a complimentary flute of Champagne and caviar flatbread during a one-year celebration, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 5, in the roof-top lounge. Call (312) 938-4303; 3forks.com .

Square meal

Square One, 1400 S. Michigan.

New daily items, priced $6-$9, include grilled fish tacos ($7), lemon shrimp kabob and Spanish rice ($9); and mac and cheese ($6). Selections from the all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch ($14.99), available, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., include chorizo scrambled eggs, cheddar biscuit waffles with spicy gravy, and breakfast potatoes. Call (312) 786-1750; squareonechicago.com .

Simply pink

PL8 Simply Asian, 736 W. Northwest Hwy., Barrington. The “Pink Pre-Fixe” menu ($40), available for dinner only through October, includes pink peppercorn-crusted tea smoked duck breast with red curry rice cake. An $8 donation from each order benefits Wellness Place. Call (847) 382-1988; pl8simply
asian.com .

Drink of the week

Allium Bar in the
Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the Pink Lychee martini (Absolut Pears vodka, St-Germain elder flower liqueur, cranberry juice and lychee milk, $14), available through October, benefits the Lynn Sage Foundation. Call (312) 799-4900; allium
chicago.com .

Deal of the week

Fish Bar, 2956 N. Sheffield. Items selected by guest Tim Parsons of the Ballard Fish and Oyster Company highlight a special menu available through Oct. 7, $35. Dishes include Misty Point oysters (prepared three ways: Granny Smith Apple and cider mignonette; peppercorn and lemon gratinee; and Rosemary-infused cream); and Georges Bank Cod little neck clams with Ritz Cracker crumbs, fennel and new potato in lemon caper sauce. Call (773) 687-8177; fishbar
chicago.com .



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