Friday Foodie Forecast: A fusion of flavors

October 1, 2010

This week, spice up your normal routine with deals at two restaurants focusing on food that fuses together flavors from around the globe. ‚ If you're beginning to think you should turn your love of eating into an occupation, there's a seminar for that, too.


The beet salad at Sola

Foodie Fridays at Sola
Enjoy Sola's American-Hawaiian fusion cuisine tonight for dinner and receive 25% off your bill by mentioning "Foodie Fridays." The restaurant, which is located at 3868 N. Lincoln Ave., suggests making a reservation in advance by calling (773) 327-3868. And don't worry if you can't make it tonight - the Foodie Friday discount is currently running every Friday without an official end date.

Chicago Foodways Roundtable: Will Write For Food
Ever wanted to be a food critic, blogger or cookbook writer? Learn the tools of the trade from Diane Jacob, a seasoned food writer, editor, blogger and author this Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at Kendall College's WoodMode Auditorium (900 N. Branch Street). Diane will offer insight into the realities of today's food writing business and advice for aspiring food writers and critics. The conversation will be followed by a book signing, and admission is free for Kendall students and faculty with ID, or $3 for the public. For more information, call (847) 432-8255 or email chicago.foodways.roundtable@gmail.com.

Aloha Hour at Roy's Chicago
Eat and drink on the cheap Sundays through Fridays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. during Aloha Hour at Roy's Chicago, when all appetizers, cocktails, beers and wines on the Aloha Menu will be $5 each. Roy's restaurant, which is located at 720 N. State Street, is a Hawaiian fusion restaurant that uses European sauces and Asian spices to create a unique dining experience. Highlights from the menu include Roy's Original Hawaiian martini, tempura-crusted spicy ahi rolls with miso butter sauce, salt and pepper crisped calamari with Hawaiian fusion sauce, and crunchy golden lobster potstickers with spicy togarashi miso butter sauce.