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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

Coffee crawls, a beer fest, and more.

Tim Coonan, the owner of Big Shoulders Coffee, which is part of this year’s Caffeine Crawl   Photo: Joel Wintermantle/Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, June 1

To celebrate the release of Michelin-starred chef and legend Eric Ripert’s new memoir, 32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working The Line, Nico Osteria (1015 N. Rush St., Gold Coast, 312-994-7100) will host a discussion with Ripert to go alongside a three-course dinner and reception. Tickets, which include a signed copy of the book, are $165 and available here.

Thursday, June 2

Toast to ten years of Weegee’s Lounge (3659 W. Armitage Ave., Logan Square, 773-384-0707) with a party benefiting nearby Mozart Park, with tons of breweries (Off Color, Half Acre) and food folks (including Gary Wiviott of Low & Slow BBQ) stepping in to help out. The party starts at 5 p.m., and your $30 donation to the cause includes your drinks and eats.

Friday, June 3

Take part in the most wired drinking expedition ever, this year’s Caffeine Crawl. Hit some of the city’s top coffee and tea spots on one of several guided tours available throughout the weekend. Buy tickets and check the itineraries here.

Saturday, June 4

Summer beer fest season is upon us, and this weekend’s docket includes Hyde Park Brew Fest (East 53rd Street and Harper Court). More than 50 breweries will be on hand today and tomorrow to share their stuff—all kinds of different session tickets are available here.

Sunday, June 5

White Oak Tavern & Inn (1200 W. Webster Ave., Lincoln Park, 773-248-0200) will host two chefs in residence during the weekend, Lucian Prellwitz and Morgan Deeks of Portland, Ore. Taste what they’re all about during a five-course meal for $65, with some extra surprises along the way. Call the restaurant to make a reservation.

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