Deerfield bars and restaurants are gearing up for with special promotions and a festive atmosphere to give people a place to enjoy the game among the company of their neighbors.
will show the game on a 120-inch screen and offer free appetizers when the game starts at 5:15 p.m. according to owner Sam Marinakos. “They’ll buy their drinks,” he said.
While Demetri’s will lure customers with free food, plans to offer specials on both food and beverages, according to general manager Robert Lapata.
“We’ll be offering $3 Miller and Bud bottles and half off our bar appetizers,” Lapata said. The bar and restaurant also has 27 beers on tap. The game will be on the establishment’s television sets.
Sarnies also has an extensive take out and delivery package for the game.
General Manager Robby Cohn is not planning anything special but will have his establishment’s many television sets tuned to the game.
There’s not a lot of local interest this year,” Cohn said. “Two East Coast teams just don’t draw a crowd.”
Cohn knows his customers. When the Chicago Blackhawks play the Phoenix Coyotes at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, he will offer food and drink specials, give customers the opportunity to win Blackhawk tickets and get autographed items. “We had to turn people away last time we did this,” he said.
plans on its biggest takeout day of the year but “We’ll have the game on for anyone who wants to watch and eat here,” a member of the restaurant’s staff said.