Byline: Virginia Kenyon Daily Herald Staff Writer
The 80 Schilling Ale of Flatlander's Restaurant and Brewery has been named one of the world's greatest beers in the book "Ultimate Beer" written by world beer guru Michael Jackson. The 192-page book is available at bookstores worldwide for $29.95. The restaurant is located at Olde Half Day Road and Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 821-1234.
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The 94th Aero Squadron at 1070 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, has added more than culinary magic since the long-running restaurant embarked upon its revitalization campaign some six months ago.
In addition to revamping the menu, general manager Gary Barta and Karen McHugh, the director of marketing, sales and catering, hired magician Jeff Scanlan to entertain diners with his sports-related sleight-of-hand. Scanlan performs table side from 6 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at the restaurant, which is located in the shadow of Wheeling's Palwaukee Airport. (847) 459-3700. Unfortunately for diners, not even Scanlan's sleight-of-hand will make the dinner tab disappear.
Scanlan also performs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Friday at Gino's East Restaurant, 1321 W. Golf Road, Rolling Meadows. (847) 364-6644.
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Enjoy an afternoon of tea and fashion on the first Thursday of every month in Seasons Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware, Chicago. From 3 to 5 p.m., they serve a full tea, which includes a pot of tea, accompanied by a selection of gourmet finger sandwiches, a currant scone with Devonshire cream, tea breads, Italian and French pastries and biscotti for $16.50. The special tea, which includes a glass of sparkling wine, is $20.75. (312) 280-8800, Ext. 2401.
Wildflower Continental Bistro, 220 Cook St., Barrington, is now open for business in one of Barrington's historic buildings that dates back to 1862. The new addition to the dining scene offers an array of Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. …