Chicago Culinary Events
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.
The LondonHouse Chicago will host the James Beard Foundation's Taste America: Chicago event. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail and tasting reception, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $400 per person. For tickets and more information, visit the James Beard Foundation's website.
Saved by the Max, a pop-up restaurant inspired by the teen sitcom "Saved by the Bell," has extended its run through 2016. Ticketed reservations for dinner are selling out fast. Late night dining and weekend "bag lunch" service are available for walk-ins exclusively. For more information, visit the official website
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que offers happy hour from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, with $4 beers and select cocktails, plus $5 and $6 small plates like fried green tomatoes. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 923 W. Weed St., Chicago, IL 60642, 312-462-1053.
La Sirena Clandestina debuted its first-ever happy hour special. The team will offer a limited quantity (10 servings daily) of Brazilian fried chicken with malagueta hot sauce for $10, Monday through Friday from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Additionally the Latin-local spot will have drink specials including the restaurant’s signature caipirinha for $8 and $3 cans of Tecate. La Sirena Clandestina, 954 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, 312-226-5300.
Bistronomic offers a Bistro Express lunch menu. For $20.11 (the year the restaurant opened), diners can order a starter, main course and a dessert of choice. The menu includes beet salad and country pâté, among other apps, as well as a brioche club, pasta, steak frites, a burger and mussels for the main course options. Chocolate hazelnut bars and other treats are on hand for dessert. Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, 312-944-8400.
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. Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! , 2024 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-935-5000.
ZED451 presents a happy hour menu Monday-Friday from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Highlights include flatbreads, Moroccan chicken, tacos and more. ZED451, 739 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312-266-6691.
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.
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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