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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

Lots of dinners to choose from: tequila, Mexican omakase, charcuterie.

Ramen-San
Ramen-San   PHOTO: Jeffrey Marini

Tuesday, March 22

Pop in to Ramen-San (59 W. Hubbard St., River North, 312-377-9950) for a Mexican pop-up dinner with help from the Salsa Truck. The multi-course omakase-style meal will feature dishes such as pork carnitas pozole for $35 (with drink pairings and other add-ons available for an additional fee.) Call the restaurant to make a reservation.

Wednesday, March 23

Sate both sweet and savory cravings at a wine and charcuterie dinner at Community Tavern (4038 N. Milwaukee Ave., Portage Park, 773-283-6080). The meal includes harissa lamb sausage with honey-simmered lentils paired with Complices de Loire Chinon wine. Dinner runs $50, and you’ll need a reservation to get in on it.

Thursday, March 24

Feeling fancy? There’s a four-course Avión tequila dinner at Sepia (123 N. Jefferson St., West Loop, 312-441-1920), and chef Andrew Zimmerman will team up with Carlos Gaytan of Mexique to whip up dishes such as achiote-rubbed redfish. Dinner is $105 per person; call the restaurant to secure a seat.

Saturday, March 26

Go deep into thinking about your eats at this year’s Good Food Festival at the UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Rd., University Village). Saturday’s session line-up includes demos from Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, etc.) and Sandra Holl of Floriole. See the whole schedule here.

Sunday, March 27

It’s Easter Sunday, which may well be the Super Bowl of brunching holidays. Need a restaurant recommendation? Peruse our weekly brunch reviews.

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