Schaumburg’s Tokio Pub recently introduced a lighter lunch menu. New options include the Toki Poke Bowl for $16, Ceviche & Chips for $10, Tokio’s Skillet Nachos (Chihuahua cheese, barbecue sauce, roasted tomato salsa, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro and Fresno peppers) for $12, sesame crusted chicken sandwich (with house slaw and soy mirin aioli on a brioche bun served with a cucumber salad) for $11, sesame chicken salad (sesame- and panko-crusted chicken breast with a crunchy Asian salad) for $12 and angry green beans for $4. Tokio Pub is at 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 278-5181 or tokiopub.com/.
Shaw’s Oyster Fest turns 30
Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg and Chicago are going all out for the 30th “Pearl” anniversary of Oyster Fest. What it means for diners is a full week of events and specials from Thursday, Oct. 4, through Friday, Oct. 12. The kickoff tap party Thursday, Oct. 4, features the restaurant’s first exclusive beer, the OB Tripel (a Belgium tripel ale) that’s brewed by Oyster Beer Co. at Itasca’s Church Street Brewing. The brew, which is specially designed to pair with oysters, will be available for half off from 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Other specials include the all-day Oyster Happy Hour featuring half-off one East Coast and one West Coast oyster in the Oyster Bar. Or try a special dish created just for the fest such as blue-crab-stuffed oysters, oysters Rockefeller, fried and grilled oysters, po’boys and more. Plus, there will be surprise pop-up 50-cent oyster hours that will be announced exclusively on Facebook, Instagram (@shawsoysterfest) and Twitter (@shellyfromshaws). Shaw’s Crab House is at 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722 or shawscrabhouse.com/schaumburg, and 21 E. Hubbard St., Chicago, (312) 527-2722, shawscrabhouse.com/chicago.