The Bananas Foster bread pudding at Sullivan's Steakhouse
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 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
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 .
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 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 .
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
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
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