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Hit the Suburbs for Supper

Heading out of the city this weekend? Hit up these suburban hot spots

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Sometimes you just need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Luckily, we don’t have to go far for a getaway. Chicagoans can trip up to suburbs, while still dining like a true Windy City foodie. From new locations of your favorite downtown chains to not-to-miss spots, you can find a meal for every palette outside of city limits.

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With over 35 years of success, Kamehachi is truly a staple of Chicago. For Suburban-bound folks, visit the Northbrook location {1320 Shermer Road, Northbrook; 847.562.0064} which serves up their classic sushi and steak favorites. We definitely recommend grabbing some friends and digging into their Group Dining Menu, which serves up family-style meals like Asian Chimichurri Skirt Steak, Spicy Edamame, and Mochi Ice Cream. Round up a group of six or more, pick your favorites, and get ready to feast!

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Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse

There are few Chicagoans as iconic as the famed Cubs announcer, Harry Caray. Inspired his legacy, Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group has produced dynamic restaurants ranging from steakhouses to seafood joints for all to enjoy. In addition to downtown locations, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse can also be found in Lombard {70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard}. From gluten-free options to patio party packages, to their famed Holy Cow Burger Bar, Harry has your back. The burger bar is a no brainer, featuring a wide range of burger options and toppings varieties like candied bacon, Gorgonzola cheese, roasted red peppers, and giardiniera. Their New York Strip Steak is a favorite for dinner while the BLT Wedge Salad is a perfect lunchtime meal.

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Eggsperience Pancakes & Cafe

No weekend is complete without a big family breakfast. Luckily, Eggsperience has a number of locations throughout the Chicago suburbs, meaning no one will have to go far to enjoy classic menu items like pancakes, waffles, crepes, and breakfast meats, cut right off the bone. And while traditionalists will love these mainstay morning meals, you won’t be able to say no to Waffle French ToastBreakfast Tacos or Tiny Tim’s Farm Stand Frittata. Get ready to fall into a food coma.

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Kama Bistro

Seafood lovers rejoice! Kama Bistro {9 South La Grange Road, La Grange; 708.352.3300} is all about redefined Indian classics. For a taste of the sea, guest can peruse a menu of options including #10 Mussels Curry, Kama Lobster Bisque, or Chilean sea bass. However, if you’re feeling particularly carnivorous this weekend, opt for the Lamb Roganjosh with a caramelized onion reduction sauce that will send your heart soaring. Pair any of the dishes with one of their custom cocktails, and you’ll love spending a long, cozy evening at Kama.

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End your weekend with a Sunday meal at Bluegrass {1636 Old Deerfield Road, Highland Park; 847.831.0595}. Their Louisiana Blackened Grouper is not to be missed, especially when you can pair it with Peanut Brittle Baked Beans, Jambalaya or Tomato Basil Penne. Keep the party going, thanks to Bluegrass’ beer and wine “To Go” license! That means you can take kegs or cases of wine with you when you leave, so the weekend fun doesn’t have to end.

By Kaleigh Glaza, Online Editor