Restaurant Scene: Valentine's specials, heart-shaped pizza and paczki

2013-02-08T00:00:00Z 2013-05-20T18:26:06Z Restaurant Scene: Valentine's specials, heart-shaped pizza and paczkiEloise Marie Valadez Eloise.Valadez@nwi.com, (219) 933-3365 nwitimes.com

Looking for a place to take your Valentine? Make plans for the "Saint Valentine's Day Dinner" Feb. 14 at T.J. Maloney's Authentic Irish Pub at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave.

Reservations start at 5 p.m. with final reservation taken for 10 p.m. The restaurant will present a four-course menu starring dishes such as crab fondue, lobster and shrimp bisque, Porcini-crusted New York strip with warm spinach, Vidalia onion and Maytag Bleu Cheese salad; Strawberry Grouper Ciopinno; White Cheddar-Crusted Sirloin; Berry Trifle and other items.

Cost is $59.99 per couple. Entertainment on the agenda for the event is NAVADA with special guest Nicole Jamrose from 7 to 10 p.m. in the pub. FYI: To make reservations, call (219) 755-0569

Heart-shaped pizzas

In honor of February as American Heart Month, Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar, 625 W. U.S. 30, in Schererville, will serve its signature heart-shaped pizzas through Feb. 17.

The restaurant will also donate $1 to the cardiovascular research program of Community Healthcare System for every pizza and flatbread sold from Feb. 11 to 17. Diners will also have the opportunity to purchase red paper hearts for $1 each or pink paper hearts for $5 each. FYI: (219) 864-1377 or visit www.bostonsgourmet.com

Taste of Lebanon

Lebanon Lutheran Church, 13100 S. Manistee Ave., in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, will have its "Taste of Lebanon" from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The ethnic food fest will star cuisines such as Italian, German, Polish, Mexican, Greek, Scandinavian, Irish, and American regional. Salads, desserts and a kids menu are also available. FYI: For cost and more information, call (773) 646-1747 or (773) 646-2127

Paczki Dance

St. Andrew the Apostle Church will have its annual Paczki Dance Saturday at the parish gym, 156th and Freeland, Calumet City. A variety of Polish cuisine will be available from Gorka Deli of Orland Park. Paczki will star for dessert. Doors open at 6 p.m. Polka music will be featured at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. FYI: (708) 862-4165

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

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