Restaurant Scene: Contest, Super Bowl and charity on the menu

2013-01-18T00:00:00Z 2013-01-31T11:20:03Z Restaurant Scene: Contest, Super Bowl and charity on the menuEloise Marie Valadez Eloise.Valadez@nwi.com, (219) 933-3365 nwitimes.com

Try your luck at an upcoming contest. The owners of Good to Go by Lucrezia, 420 S. Calumet Road, Chesterton, will present a "Guess the Weight of the Big Cheese" contest between Jan. 19 and Feb. 2.

The big winner will receive a $100 gift card. There will also be cheese tastings and recipes available throughout the duration of the contest. The cheese will then be cut at noon Feb. 2. Pre-orders are being accepted. Good to Go's Big Cheese is an Italian style sharp Provolone from Bel Gioioso. FYI: (219) 926-3866 or visit GoodtoGoByLucrezia.com

Still time to make plans for dinner fundraiser

Fans of Eastern European fare will want to attend the "Polish Dinner Fundraiser" from noon to  3 p.m. Jan. 27 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1801 Atchison Ave., Whiting. On the menu will be Polish sausage, pierogi, cabbage rolls, sauerkraut, bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets are $10. FYI: Call (219) 659-0303 from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays.

Super Bowl Plans at The Venue

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino, will be turned into a massive sports bar with 60-foot screen TV's, a $5,0000 giveaway in the big Game Super Square and two food packages. FYI: To learn more about the food packages, visit ticketmaster.com

Food stars at First Look for Charity

The Chicago Auto Show's "First Look for Charity," held Feb. 8, at Chicago's McCormick Place, will feature a variety of one-of-a-kind menus from Chicago-area restaurants.

The event, annually held the day before the Auto Show opens to the public, is a fundraiser for 18 charities. Standout food from Chicagoland restaurants and entertainment by American English and Million Dollar Quartet will also be featured.

In addition to the new cars displayed at the show, guests always marvel at the culinary offerings. For more information on menus, price and other details, visit firstlookforcharity.org or call (630) 495-2282

The opinions expressed are solely the writer's. Reach her at (219) 933-3365 or eloise.valadez@nwi.com.

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