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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

A week filled with rooftop drinks, falafel, and goat meat.

Harra falafel at Falafill   Photo: Courtesy of Falafill

Wednesday, May 28

Get your goat at this month’s edition of the Foodie Dinners at Frontier (1072 N. Milwaukee, West Town, 773-772-4322), where a five-course, goat-focused meal will be served at the restaurant’s private chef’s table for $65. Make reservations here.

Thursday, May 29

Have a farm-to-table feast without leaving city limits at Uncommon Ground’s (1401 W. Devon Ave., Edgewater, 773-465-9801) Urban Farm Dinner, where the three-course meal will be paired with Virtue Ciders. The $35 price tag includes dinner and cider, as well as a pre-dinner drinks session on the restaurant’s rooftop farm.

“Sip & Savor,” a charity event benefitting Special Olympics Chicago at Room 1520 (1520 W. Fulton St., West Loop), has a good line-up of chefs for its $65 fundraiser, and the event tickets include all food and drinks. The list includes Abraham Conlon (Fat Rice), Chris Pandel (The Bristol), and Dana Cree (Blackbird). Tickets are available here.

Saturday, May 31

Sample several bites of the Badger state at the Wisconsin Beer and Cheese Tour, where makers of the aforementioned beer and cheese from our northern neighbor will have oodles of samples on hand. The tour will make the first of two visits to the area at River Edge Park (360 N. Broadway St.) in Aurora (if you can’t swing it this time, it’ll be back for an encore in Wheaton on June 21.) General admission tickets ($40, available here) get you 15 beer and 10 food sampling tokens as well as a commemorative pint glass.

Sunday, June 1

All summer long, Falafill (3202 N. Broadway, Lake View, 773-525-0052; 1053 Lake St., Oak Park, 708-383-6900) will collaborate with chefs from all over the country on special wraps, with $1 from each one sold going to Alzheimer’s-related charities. June’s special falafel, the Harra Falafel with carrot labneh yogurt, brown butter, and spicy walnut tahini sauce, was created by Ana Sortun of Oleana restaurant in Cambridge, Mass.

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