Monday, March 10, 2008

Deal of the day . . .

A sign of the times or is this just your lucky day?

Room21 (2110 S. Wabash Ave., 312-328-1198), Jerry Kleiner's South Loop sensation, is now offering a new "happy hour" bar menu that should make every wallet happy.

Get there between 5-6pm to take advantage of $2.10 select appetizers every Monday through Friday. Sample the spicy fried calamari, spinach and artichoke dip with housemade chips, traditional wedge salad or fried shrimp cocktail.

For those who come too late for the specials, Room21 has also unveiled a new bar menu that includes BBQ short rib sliders, a jumbo lump crab cake, grilled chicken salad and hand-formed burger.

They're finally here!

I've been blabbing on about a couple of spots for months, and now they're finally opening this week:

Rock Star Hot Dogs (801 N. Ashland Ave, 312-421-2364), nightlife impresario Dion Antic's nod to the likes of Justin Timberlake, Tommy Lee and Los Lobos, opens on Wednesday.

And Berry Chill (635 N. State St., 312-266-2445), the "couture," after-hours frozen yogurt shop from newcomer businessman Michael Farah, opens to the public on Friday.