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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

Spaghetti with meatballs, free frozen yogurt, and more things worth consuming this week.

Dining room at Tesori   Photo courtesy Tesori

Monday, February 2

There are still a few tickets left for tonight’s edition of food-friendly storytelling event Between Bites, which starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Kaiser Tiger (1415 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-243-3100). Readers include Steve Dolinsky and Rodelio Aglibot, and the $30 entry fee (buy your ticket here) includes appetizers, desserts from Alliance Bakery and Veruca Chocolates, and alcohol.

Tuesday, February 3

Planning to check out the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s screening of The Godfather with live accompaniment? Stop in at Tesori (65 E. Adams St., Loop, 312-786-9911) for Italian-American eats first: The spot will serve spaghetti with meatballs, veal marsala, and orange sorbet and gelato as specials, among others.

Thursday, February 5

Get in on a farm dinner at White Oak Tavern & Inn (1200 W. Webster Ave., Lincoln Park, 773-248-0200), where they’ll be joined by the team from Black Star Farms in Michigan for a meal complete with alcohol pairings (duck rillettes with apple-cherry hard cider, anyone?) Call the restaurant to make a reservation for the $70 feast.

Friday, February 6

Fro-yo cravings are best sated with free cups of the stuff, which you can get from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Chicago-area Menchie’s outlets (see menchies.com for locations). They’ll offer free six-ounce treats of any flavor with any toppings, plus a voucher for 20 percent off your next order at the store.

Saturday, February 7

It’s time once again for Cider Summit Chicago, which will bring more than 150 different versions of the hard stuff to Navy Pier today. The $30 tickets grant entry to one of two sessions (start times are 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) along with eight tasting tickets and a commemorative glass. Pick up your pass here.


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