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Chicago Food Events

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Best Food Festivals in Chicago

Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Chicago. GAYOT features 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.

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Through January 31
January might be the month for some of us to cleanse our eating habits — or embrace the meat mecca that is Chicago. Enter Roka Akor's meatganza all month long at its Oak Brook, Old Orchard and Chicago locations. Diners can savor Wagyu and Prime beef flights. Go ahead, don't practice restraint: That $298 Japanese A5 Wagyu flight with three cuts is calling your name. Roka Akor, 456 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312-477-7652.
February 14
Many restaurants will be offering special menus for Valentine's Day, but we've rounded up the best of the best. Celebrate with your sweetie at one of GAYOT's Top Valentine's Day Restaurants in Chicago.


Le Colonial caters to time-crunched weekday diners in the Gold Coast with a two-course prix-fixe menu for $29. First-course options include pho, Hanoi beef noodle soup with seasoned oxtail broth, rice noodles, scallions, bean sprouts, cilantro and beef tenderloin; and bo bia, chilled vegetable rolls. For the main course, expect mi xao don chay, vegetable stir-fry with crispy egg noodles; cari ga, chicken curry laced with Miller Farms chicken breast and vegetables; and bun thit nuong, or barbecued pork. Le Colonial, 57 E. Oak St., Chicago, IL 60611, 312-255-0088.


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