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Seven Things You Really Should Taste This Week

Just listen to this: Margarita doughnuts. Dollar tacos. A birthday cake shake. Yum!

photo: courtesy dmk burger bar

The birthday cake shake will be at DMK Burger Bar all month, starting Wednesday. Maybe you were born in May. Maybe not. Just go for it.

Monday–Thursday, 4/29–5/2: Drop a dime (per dollar) at Dunlays on Clark (2600 N. Clark St., 773-883-6000), where all menu items cost 10 percent less in honor of the restaurant’s 10-year anniversary.

Tuesday, 4/30: This is your (maybe only) chance to have a “metaphysical wine dinner” hosted by La Sirena Clandestina (954 W. Fulton Market, 312-226-5300). After a wine seminar at the nearby Cream Wine Tasting Room with the winemaker Abe Schoener, whose Scholium Project experiments with idiosyncratic and one-of-a-kind vineyards, the action moves to the restaurant for a four-course, $100 tasting menu paired with Schoener’s rare wines.

Wednesday, 5/1DMK Burger Bar (2954 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-360-8686) is introducing a new Number 15 burger. The O is a grass-fed beef burger with queso fresco, red-onion relish, avocado, tomato, and three-chili ketchup. Also debuting May 1: The birthday-cake shake (above). Indulgent, sure, but at least 100 percent of the shake proceeds benefit Perspectives Charter School.

Friday, 5/3: Miniaturize your Mexican celebration at Lincoln Park’s Taco Joint (1969 N. Halsted St., 312-951-2457), where mini margarita doughnuts from Glazed and Infused are available (three for $6, six for $10) on Friday (and the wee hours of Saturday) from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, 5/4: Don a floppy hat for Derby Day at American Junkie (15 W. Illinois St., 312-239-0995). Chef Kendal Duque has created a limited Kentucky Derby menu with pork belly sliders and flatbreads and, of course, mint juleps ($8). Souvenir cups ($50) benefit the no-kill pet shelter PAWS Chicago.

Saturday, 5/4: Tap in at the Wicker Park Bucktown TAP Beer Fest at Dolphin (2200 N. Ashland Ave., 773-750-8090). The $35 admission ($45 at the door) buys 10 six-ounce beer pours from the 18 participating bars, as well as food and live music.

Sunday, 5/5: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $1 chicken, steak, shrimp, or fish tacos from Tokio Pub (1900 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, 847-278-5181), from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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