Appears in the August 2019 issue.

Photo courtesy Flagship on the Fox

Flagship on the Fox

Bring friends, family, and colleagues to this new sports bar on the Fox River. Daily happy hour specials from 3 to 6 p.m. include $5 apps, cocktails, and wine, plus five draft beers for $3.50. Need even more brew? Order a bucket of beer, no questions asked. 

100 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles

An assortment of Jackson Family Wines from The Generous Pour offering at Morton’s The Steakhouse. –Photo courtesy Morton’s The Steakhouse

Winners Uncorked

Wine Spectator’s annual restaurant awards honor the world’s best establishments for wine, and several suburban eateries made the 2019 list of award winners:

Downers Grove: Parker’s Restaurant & Bar

Lombard: The Capital Grille

NapervilleChe Figata, Two Brothers Barrel House, Fogo de Chao, Morton’s The Steakhouse

North AuroraThe Turf Room 

Oak BrookPerry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Roka Akor, Seasons 52

WheatonSuzette’s Creperie 

Chef Mike Bomberger –Photo by Kelly Vanderploeg Photography

Farm Fresh Fare

Several suburban establishments will come together this month to produce a culinary event with a cause: hunger relief. Livia Italian Eatery chef Mike Bomberger and Charity Blooms founder Robert Vaughan have joined forces to produce a Garden Harvest Dinner at Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry (834 N. Highland Ave., Aurora) from 6 to 9 p.m. on August 17. “Chef Mike and I worked out a garden plan early this year,” says Vaughan, “and he created a fantastic menu featuring vegetables grown on the property.” 

The five-course meal includes tomato and mozzarella basil pesto skewers, wild mushroom and pea toast appetizers; kale, beet, and arugula salads; chicken limon with squash, eggplant, fingerling potatoes, and peppers; plus a sweet finale including tiramisu and panna cotta with strawberry preserves. Fox Valley Winery will provide beer and wine pairings for each course of the family-style meal. Tickets ($125 per person) can be purchased through Eventbrite.