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Chicago Culinary Events

Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Chicago. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Chicago. We've also got the latest Chicago Restaurant News and Wine Events.

CULINARY EVENTS



July 28
Tokio Pub will host a beer dinner and Battle of the Chefs event at 6:30 p.m. Last year’s winner, Tokio's chef Naoki Nakashima, will have a rematch with Shaw’s Crab House chef Peter Balodimas. All of the chef’s courses will be paired with a brew from Goose Island. The cost is $45 per person. Tokio Pub, Streets of Woodfield, 1900 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173, 847-278-5181 .
 
August 22-23
The Naperville Wine Festival is slated for August 22 and 23, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. and 3 p.m.-9 p.m., respectively. The annual event will be held at CityGate Centre in Naperville, with proceeds benefitting the Naperville Area Humane Society. The cost is $35 at the door and $30 in advance. For more information, visit www.napervillewinefestival.com. Naperville Wine Festival, CityGate Centre, 2135 City Gate Ln., Naperville, IL 60563, 877-772-5425.
 
August 24
Meet "Top Chef Just Desserts" winner Yigit Pura for a book signing and tasting at the Chicago location of Williams-Sonoma at noon. The cost is $37.80, plus tax, and includes a copy of the book. Williams-Sonoma, 1550 N. Fremont St., Chicago, IL 60622, 312-255-0643.
 
Thursdays through September 4
Check out the Argyle Night Market beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through September 4. In addition to bites (think banh mi from Ba Le), you can also score fresh produce. Argyle Night Market, Argyle Street & Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640, no phone.
 
September 5
The Galena Food & Wine Festival will be held at the Galena Convention Center from 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The event costs $50 per person, including wine and food, or $30 without wine tasting for designated drivers. For more information, visit www.galenafoodandwinefestival.com. Galena Food & Wine Festival, Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Dr., Galena, IL 61036, no phone.
 
September 27
Chicago Gourmet is around the corner, and tickets sell out fast. The event will be held in Millennium Park Saturday, September 27, from noon-6 p.m. and on Sunday, the 28th, from noon-5 p.m. There are a slew of events around town that weekend. Tickets for the main event are $170 plus tax per day or $275 plus tax for the weekend. For more information, visit www.chicagogourmet.org
 
October 25-26
Chicago will host the second annual Halal Food Festival from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Register before July 31 for free entry; it’s $7 per person after that. For more information, visit www.halalfestivals.com. Chicago Halal Food Festival, UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60607, no phone.
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Mondays-Fridays
Four Farthings (2060 N. Cleveland Ave., 773-935-2060) serves half-price appetizers Monday-Friday 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Score items like wings, Gorgonzola ravioli and fried calamari for a song.

Ongoing
Las Palmas is courting families with serious deals. Children under the age of 10 won't pay to dine Monday-Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and all day on Sunday when accompanied by two paying adults. Las Palmas, 1835 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622, 773-289-4991.
 

Ongoing
Le Bouchon is offering a daily Lyonnaise menu that features a choice of French onion soup or Lyonnaise salad, steak frites or poached salmon and an apple tart or chocolate marquise for $27.50. Le Bouchon, 1958 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 773-862-6600.

Ongoing
On Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m.-midnight and nightly from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! (2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000) attracts a crowd with $3 tapas – think chicken empanadas and spicy potatoes with tomato aïoli–and $2 Bud and $3 Bud Light bottles. Offered in the bar only.

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