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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

Food fests, pop-ups, and more.

Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival in 2015   Photo: Courtesy of Pastoral

Monday, April 25

If you’re looking for dinner plans for this evening, consider Bombay Breakdown, an Indian-inspired pop-up at the Long Room (1612 W. Irving Park Rd., Lake View). All five of their bites are matched to a beer from Moody Tongue Brewing, in such combos as brisket naan with a caramelized chocolate churro porter. Food starts at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26

Eat like Oprah at Trinity Bar (2721 N. Halsted St., Lincoln Park), where Winfrey’s personal chef Taryn Huebner will be prepping a four-course pop-up dinner (the meal includes ricotta gnocchi and a buttermilk panna cotta). There are two seatings—6 and 8 p.m.—and you can nab $90 tickets here.

Thursday, April 28

Get the best of both a cooking class and a night on the town at Read It & Eat (2142 N. Halsted St., Lincoln Park), where chef Dominique Tougne (Chez Moi) will demonstrate how to make two appetizers in the culinary bookstore’s demo kitchen before leading participants over to Chez Moi for an entrée and dessert. Buy $70 tickets here.

Friday, April 29

Looking to get out of town this weekend? Consider driving up to Wisconsin for the Kohler Festival of Beer at Destination Kohler (725 Woodlake Rd., Kohler). There are tons of events all over the resort property—check here for more info.

Saturday, April 30

Get to know some of the top small-scale food makers at Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St., West Loop). From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., you can peruse stalls from more than 100 vendors of food, beer, wine, and more, in addition to talks from several James Beard–honored chefs (including locals Paul Fehribach and Erling Wu-Bower).

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