Year of the pig
To celebrate Chinese New Year, which is Tuesday, Feb. 5, Big Bowl in Lincolnshire and Schaumburg will be plating good luck foods Friday through Thursday, Feb. 1-7. Specialty drinks include blood orange ginger ale for $3.75 and blood orange sangria (white wine infused with blood orange puree) for $7.50 a glass and $28 a pitcher. Dine on egg drop soup for $4.95-$8.95, roasted pork egg foo young for $9.95, red braised pork shank (Chinese broccoli, mushrooms, pearl onions and jasmine rice) for $17.95, crispy Cantonese cod (Alaskan cod, scallions, Fresno peppers, black bean sauce and jasmine rice) for $17.95 and molasses spice cake with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream for $5.95. Big Bowl is at 215 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 808-8880, and 1950 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-8881. bigbowl.com/.