Chicago is going to have its very own version thanks to San Pellegrino, called Chicago Dine Out from August 16th through August 29th. At restaurants all around the city, you can buy lunch for $20 and dinner for $35. One whole American dollar from each meal will go to Meals on Wheels, a very worthy charity (who deserve a lot more than a buck a meal if you ask me), and you get a free bottle of San Pellegrino water. You may have noticed from the logo for Chicago Dine Out that San Pelelgrino has pasted their name all over the event like an aqueous Donald Trump.
No, neither Charlie Trotter's, Trio, Tru, Green Zebra, Shine, Everest, nor the Harold's Chicken Shack in the West Loop are participating, but you can take advantage of the deal at some real fine eateries including Rick Bayless's Topolobampo, RoSal's in Little Italy, Oceanique in Evanston, or Nacional 27 among others. For a complete list, navigate to the annoying all-Flash site (why do people DO that?) and click the Participating Restaurants link.
Did we mention San Pellegrino's involved?