Pretzel bites with foie gras and medjool date mustard.
Septem‘beer’ and fried chicken at Allium: The restaurant at The Four Seasons offers a pair of September specials. On Tuesdays, chef Kevin Hickey cooks up an all-you-can-eat fried chicken menu ($38) that puts a gourmet twist on the country classic in honor of National Chicken Month. Meanwhile, Allium’s monthlong Septem‘beer’ offer features local beers—including Allium’s Avium, a black cherry collaboration with Begyle Brewery—paired with ale-inspired menu items like an epicurean beer brat, soft pretzels with foie gras and medjool date mustard, and more. 120 E. Delaware Pl., 312-799-4900
New lounge menu at Tortoise Club: Chef Gray McNally of River North hotspot Tortoise Club introduces a new lounge menu to complement the delicious designer cocktails in the bar. It’s stacked with small bites boasting big flavors, like peanut butter bacon toast, truffle mushroom risotto bites, crispy olives, and Frito chorizo dip. 350 N. State St., 312-755-1700
WeDeliver brings gourmet donuts to your door: Brand new local startup WeDeliver sends adorably bow tie-clad couriers to deliver products from upscale local boutiques and companies like Dilly Lily and Nicholas Joseph. But the service’s biggest coup is culinary: Magnolia Bakery and boutique donut spot Glazed and Infused are among the dessert destinations that now come straight to your doorstep.
Slurp and Slush at Red Door: Tickets are now available for Red Door’s Slurp and Slush Oyster Shuck on September 15 (5-8 p.m.). In one final outdoor event for the summer, four top local chefs, including Jared Van Camp of Nellcôte and Brian Jupiter of Frontier, shuck fresh Old 1871 oysters, and serve them with their own twists. Meanwhile, Red Door’s Jay Schroeder mixes up slushy cocktails. Call Red Door at 773-697-7221 to purchase advance tickets ($40). 2118 N. Damen Ave.