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National Oyster Day
Did you know that National Oyster Day is Sunday, Aug. 5? To honor the occasion, Shaw’s Crab House Schaumburg is offering half-priced oysters and half-off bottles of wine all day Sunday. If beer is your preferred beverage, Shaw’s is offering a new beer designed exclusively for the restaurant: the OB Tripel, a Belgian tripel that is brewed locally from Oyster Beer Co. The specialty brew will be half-off, too, pricing at $3.50 on Sunday. Shaw’s Crab House is at 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, shawscrabhouse.com/.
Wildfire’s beer dinner bash
Wildfire in Oak Brook turns 20 this year, so the restaurant is celebrating with a four-course Lagunitas Brewing Co. dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. For $60, enjoy crispy firecracker shrimp and mini Mexican-style sausages paired with CitruSinensis pale ale; blackened swordfish with A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale; pan-seared pork tenderloin medallions with Born Again Yesterday unfiltered ale; and chocolate-cherry bread pudding with Cherry Jane sour ale. Reservations required. Wildfire is at 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9000, wildfirerestaurant.com/.