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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



October 23-31
R.J. Grunt’s is hosting an employee-carved pumpkin-carving contest October 23-31. Diners who vote on their fave have a chance to win dinner for two. R.J. Grunt's, 2050 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60614, 773-929-5363.
 
October 27 & November 17
Ready for dinner and a show? Mark your calendar for October 27, when Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! hosts a flamenco dinner, starting at 6 p.m., followed by troupe ‘Cuadro “El Payo”’ at 7 p.m. The regular menu will be served, reservations are required and the cover charge is $15 per person. Another one will take place November 17. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!, 2024 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-935-5000.
 
November 11
Wildfire will host a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. featuring Louis M. Martini. Proceeds will benefit Culinary Care, a non-profit organization that delivers meals to caregivers and those managing the stress of cancer. Wildfire, 159 W. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312-787-9000.
 
November 21-22
The 30th Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend will feature several events, including winery luncheons, a beer-pairing dinner, wine and cheese receptions, and a horse-drawn wagon parade. For more information, visit www.nouveauweekend.com
 
January 30-February 12
Chicago Restaurant Week returns January 30-February 12, 2015, with prix-fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit www.choosechicago.com
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! offers $3 tapas and $1 pintxos Ongoing
On Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m.-midnight and nightly from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! attracts a crowd with $3 tapas (like spicy potatoes with tomato aïoli) and $1 pintxos (bite-size snacks). In addition, $3 Estrella Damm bottles are available all day. CafĂ© Ba-Ba-Reeba! , 2024 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-935-5000.
 
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.
 
Mondays-Fridays
Four Farthings serves half-price appetizers Monday-Friday 5 p.m.-7p.m. in the bar. Score items like wings, nachos and fried calamari for a song. Four Farthings, 2060 N. Cleveland Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-935-2060.
 
Fridays
On Fridays, Le Bouchon in Bucktown offers $1 oysters in the bar area. Le Bouchon, 1958 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, 773-862-6600.
 

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