DINING Lawry's special, free Wow Bao lunch, banana-pudding cones
—Wow Bao will mark National Bao Day ( Wed., Aug. 22 ) by offering free lunch. The offer is available at all Chicago Wow Bao locations, including the newest fully tech-enabled location at 200 N. Michigan Ave., and the Water Tower location at 835 N. Michigan Ave. Said offer is available 11 a.m.-2 p.m, with up to a $10 value.
—Italian spot Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State St., is offering brunch. Items include items like the carving station featuring Slagel Farm pork belly, a ricotta doughnut station, a dolce station and a smoked fish station highlighting Faroe Island salmon, trout and bay scallops. Guests can also order made-to-order sourdough waffles, desserts like strawberry pannacotta, almond macaroons and enjoy farm-fresh ingredients like asparagus and strawberries. Osteria’s brunch is $34.95 and is offered on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. See Osteria Via Stato.