Starbucks is ringing in the Christmas season with new drinks, cups

‘It’s season

Now that Halloween is over, it’s right into the holiday season. And Starbucks is welcoming with its new beverage – Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte – available Thursday, November 4th. As a liquid cookie in liquid form, the non-dairy ice drink is a combination of Starbucks blonde espresso, almond milk and sugar cookie flavor syrup garnished with red and green cookie sprinkles. November 4 is also the day Starbucks introduces its new seasonal cups and brings back Irish Cream Cold Brew, peppermint mocha, toasted white chocolate mocha, caramel brulee latte and chestnut praline latte. Plus, a new treat this year is Reindeer Cake Pop (vanilla cake covered in chocolate icing decorated like a reindeer) in addition to Cranberry Bliss Bar, snowman cake and Danish plum cheese.


Starbucks is bringing caramel brulee latte back to the holiday season from Thursday, November 4th.

Starbucks is bringing caramel brulee latte back to the holiday season from Thursday, November 4th.
– With permission from Starbucks

Starbucks has locations throughout the suburbs. See starbucks.com/.

Festive taste

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream will also be in the Christmas spirit with the launch of flavors such as White Chocolate Peppermint and Cognac & Gingerbread on Thursday 4 November. Also on that day, Jeni’s is releasing two new collections for $ 68 each, which can be ordered online or by pint / scoop at local stores. The Splendid Holiday collection includes white chocolate peppermint, cognac and gingerbread, Mexican hot chocolate, sugar plum and brown buttermilk breast, while the Grand Holiday collection features white chocolate peppermint, cognac and gingerbread, Mexican hot chocolate, pistachio butter macaroon and buttercream macaroon.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is located at 218 S. Main St., Naperville, (630) 506-8005; 521 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 822-7996; and at locations in Chicago. jenis.com/.


Jeni's debuts the new Cognac & Gingerbread ice cream for a limited time.

Jeni’s debuts the new Cognac & Gingerbread ice cream for a limited time.
– Courtesy of Jeni

New levers

Calling all fans of Raising Cane’s: Tuesday, November 9 is the opening day of the first venue in Crystal Lake. And to celebrate, Raising Cane’s will be holding a Lucky 20 raffle where 20 customers will win free Raising Cane’s in one year. Look past the new place from kl. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to participate in the raffle. In addition, the first 100 customers will receive a free Raising Cane’s T-shirt on Tuesday. Hours are 10am to midnight daily.

Raising Cane’s is located at 5417 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake, raisingcanes.com/.

Veterans Day deals

Veterans Day is Thursday, November 11, and a variety of suburban restaurants honor members of the military service with dining options that day.

Bonefish Grill: Not only on Veterans Day, but every day, the fish restaurant offers a Heroes discount of 10% to all service members, veterans and first aiders with a valid ID. Locations are at 1604 Randall Road, Algonquin, (847) 658-9268; 15537 S. Lagrange Road, Orland Park, (708) 873-5170; 180 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 534-0679; and 9310 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, (847) 674-4634; bonefishgrill.com/.

Buffalo Creek Brewing: The Long Grove Brewery honors all veterans who show a valid ID with a 50% discount on all Buffalo Creek beers on November 11th. Thursday at At 6 p.m., a Buffalo Creek beer expert will lead a Veterans Day Tour & Taste when veterans and their family and friends can take a free tour of the brewery and sip some beer samples. Buffalo Creek Brewing is at 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove, (847) 821-6140, buffalocreekbrewing.com/.

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Veterans who show a valid ID on Veterans Day can receive a free hot or iced coffee of any size with a purchase. The locations are in Barrington, Chicago, Evanston, Glen Ellyn, Glenview, Gurnee, Hinsdale, Lake Forest, Lake in the Hills, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Naperville, Palatine, Park Ridge and Schaumburg. einsteinbros.com/.

Houlihan’s: On Veterans Day, any restaurant with veteran or military status can get a 50% discount on select entrees, including Creole Chicken Roast Chicken, Sedona Shrimp Pasta, Houlihan’s Burger, Whole Grain Veggie Burger, Brentwood Chicken Sandwich, Meatloaf No. 9, fish and chips, stuffed chicken breast, heartland grilled chicken salad and butternut squash and sausage pasta. For dining only; valid ID required. Houlihan’s says thank you the rest of the year with 15% off military discount every day. The restaurant is located at 2860 Showplace Drive, Naperville, (630) 536-0022, houlihans.com/.

On The Border: On Thursday, November 11, all veterans can get a free Pick 2 Combo at the Tex-Mex Restaurant. Locations are at 1512 S. Randall Road, Algonquin, (847) 960-3915; 1915 Glacier Park Ave., Naperville, (331) 472-8740; and 535 N. Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, (224) 433-5450; ontheborder.com/.

Rock Bottom Brewery: All active and retired military members can receive a 10% discount all day on Veterans Day. Suburban areas are at 639 E. Boughton Road, Suite 100, Bolingbrook, (630) 739-6036; 94 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 424-1550; 16156 S. La Grange Road, Orland Park, (708) 635-0030; and 28256 Diehl Road, Warrenville, (331) 888-9199; rockbottom.com/.

Wayback Burgers: As a tribute to the military and first responders, the burger franchise on Veterans Day will donate 10% of sales from the Wayback Burgers app or the Tunnel to Towers Foundation website, created in honor of firefighter Stephen Siller, who died to save others on September 11, 2001. The Foundation offers programs to support military members and first aiders. Wayback Burgers is at 17W420-422 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 501-1053, waybackburgers.com/.

• Events are subject to change. Send restaurant news to clinden@dailyherald.com.

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