Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weber Grill Celebrates 25th anniversary with three-course $25 meal

It has been 25 years since Weber Grill first opened its doors and if you visit between now and Sunday, you can try out a special throwback menu of items similar to what was served back in 1989. You'll also enjoy throwback prices.

Chicago Foodie Sisters was invited to come try out the anniversary menu and it was my first time there. My husband and I visited the Lombard location to get a taste of Weber in the late 80's. Here's a look at the offerings:

$25 Three-Course Anniversary Celebration Menu
This coursed menu features dishes most similar to ones served at the restaurant 25 years ago. In honor of the Anniversary, Weber Grill has “rolled back” the prices so guests can feast on this menu for only $25 per person.
First Course, choice of:
Baked Onion Soup
Mixed Green Salad- cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, shaved red onion and croutons
Entrée, choice of:
Plank Grilled Bourbon Salmon- honey bourbon glazed Atlantic salmon grilled with seasonal vegetables
Filet Kettle Kabob- fire-grilled filet mignon and seasonal vegetable skewer, tomato poblano rice, Blue Lake green beans, au jus
Weber’s Signature BBQ Ribs- half slab, baby back pork ribs with hickory bbq sauce
Dessert, choice of:
Mini Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake- semi sweet chocolate cake, white chocolate chip ice cream, milk chocolate hot fudge
Mini House Made Cheesecake- seasonally inspired
$5 Classic Burger with Chips
The charcoal-seared USDA Black Angus Beef burgers topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and choice of cheese (normally $10.50) will be available for lunch only.
$2.50 Beverage Specials
Including Weber’s Backyard Brew, an American Pale Wheat Ale, glasses of House wine and Traditional Sangria.
$25 Giveaways
Guests in the restaurants as well as fans on Facebook will have a chance to win $25 gift cards for answering trivia questions about Weber Grill.




The waitress described the Weber's Backyard Brew as being similar to Goose Island's 312. It was mild and smooth and a big bargain at just $2.50.



The traditional sangria, also just $2.50 this week was lovely and refreshing. Peeking out from the back are the pretzel rolls that are served up with cheddar butter. Yes, you read that right. CHEDDAR. BUTTER. The mixture of Mert's cheddar cheese, butter and smoked onion slathered on a pretzel bun is the perfect start to a meal.


For the first course, you have a choice of Baked Onion Soup or a Mixed Green Salad with a white balsamic dressing. I ordered the salad, which I somehow missed getting a picture of. Hubby is a good sport. He always orders something different that I do so that I have a chance to sample it as well.
The salad was large and the dressing light with ample veggies for those who love their greens. However, the soup is the real star of the starters. I don't care if it is 90 degrees outside, you're missing out if you don't order a bowl of this flavorful, gooey bowl of goodness. :)


There were three choices for entrees. I selected the Planked Grilled Salmon with seasonal vegetables, which was green beans. It was wonderful. The salmon was sweet and flaky, the beans were lightly seasoned with a nice crunch.


Hubby ordered ribs (love the sauce) and he had a choice of two sides. He selected the creamy blue cheese pecan cole slaw and the Weber's Hickory BBQ sauce. It also came with a slice of cornbread. I'm still thinking about those baked beans - some of the best I've ever had.


And be sure to save room for sweets. Your options are a mini triple chocolate bundt cake or a seasonally inspired cheesecake. I'm quite the chocoholic and ordered the bundt cake, which was very good, but the cheesecake was so good I couldn't stop at one bite. Hubby almost didn't get it back.




If you've not yet been to Weber Grill, this is the perfect time to get there. There's also a $5 burger and chips special for the lunch menu this week.



The original Weber Grill opened in Wheeling. There are now three Chicagoland locations in addition to a restaurant in Indianapolis.

Weber Grill Chicago539 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312-467-9696
Weber Grill Lombard2331 Fountain Square
Lombard, IL 60148
630-953-8880
Weber Grill Schaumburg1010 North Meacham Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-413-0800


***I was provided a meal for the purpose of a review. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.





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