Eat on the Cheap With Tax Day Specials

Tax Day is here. That dreaded due date for tax filing means people are either excited for a rebate or depressed about having to pay the government a bunch of money. Either way, we all win when it means restaurants and bars are doling out discounted specials to help ease the burn of tax burden. Here are some specials to keep in mind for Tax Day on April 15.

Fiorentino's Cucina Italiana
(Photo: Fiorentino's Cucina Italiana)

Azzurra: While most antipastis at Azzurra go for $4 a pop, the restaurant gets generous by offering any three antipastis for just $4.15. Whatever Italian comfort food makes you feel less miserable about taxes, be it caponata or fingerling potatoes, Azzurra has you covered.

Barcito: Another stellar $4.15 bargain can be had at Barcito, wherein two tapas go for the bargain price. Options include pork belly sliders, white bean spread with bacon jam, bacon-wrapped dates, mini burgers, and roasted red pepper and eggplant crostini. Because there's no better way to drown your sorrows than bacon jam.

Fiorentino's Cucina Italiana: Comfort food is essential on Tax Day, and few things are as comforting as classic Italian cuisine. Get thee to Fiorentino's Cucina Italiana on April 15 for your fill of arancini, bruschetta, and steamed mussels. Addiitonally, the restaurant is offering 50% off piatinni to help temper the Tax Day blow.

Kanela Breakfast Club: Free doughnuts! Got your attention? Fried dough is sure to help you forget about tax payments thanks to Kanela Breakfast Club. On April 15, both Kanela locations will offer a complimentary order of loukamades, aka Greek doughnuts with lemon-honey syrup and toasted walnuts, to guests who bring in a copy of their tax return.

Lottie's Pub: It's $4.15 burgers and $4.15 craft beer pints at Lottie's Pub for Tax Day. 'Nuff said.

Roka Akor: Liquor is your best friend when in times of financial strife. Soothe your wounds with sake at Roka Akor, the generous River North restaurant offering 33% off all sake throughout April 15.

Timothy O'Toole's: In honor of Tax Day, Timothy O'Toole's does the wonderful thing of removing tax from meal prices. In addition to tax-free dining, the pub is offering $1 discounts on craft beers and draft beers, $14 pitchers, and $5 margaritas. Karaoke kicks in at 10:30 p.m., in case you're looking to let loose.

- Matt Kirouac