On Monday April 8 and Monday April 15 from 7:30-9:30 pm, Petterino’s is celebrating the 500th edition of Monday Night Live by offering guests $5 drink specials, a complimentary glass of champagne, a serving of the celebratory cake and discounted valet parking after 7pm, all in addition to a special menu ($19.95) focused on the best of the Monday Night Live dishes.

Call 312.422.0150 for a Monday Night Live reservation.

Petterino’s, 150 N. Dearborn St. 312.422.0150



Saranello’s is hosting an Old School Italian Dinner ($79.95), complete with live entertainment, on Thursday, April 18 from 7-10 pm. Singer Tony Ocean will serenade guests with music typical of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin,  Tom Jones and a host of others. Chef Michael Bonner will be serving a four course meal composed of classic Italian dishes accompanied by beer and wine.

Saranello’s, 601 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling 847.777.6878


Il Porcellino

Together with the James Beard Foundation (JBF), Il Porcellino is celebrating the Negroni, Italy’s most iconic cocktail, on Wednesday, April 17 beginning at 6:30 pm. The bar team will be talking about the cocktail’s history, in addition to giving a tutorial on the proper way to concoct, stir, and pour the perfect Negroni. Guests will also have an opportunity to design their own Negroni, while enjoying a seasonal selection of classic antipasti.

Price: $45 for JBF members, $55 for non-members

Il Porcellino, 59 W. Hubbard St. 312.595.312.595.0800