Tuesday, May 26
Through Sunday, you can snag a meal of tapas and a glass of Albariño at Maxwell’s at the Club (500 N. Kingsbury St., River North, 312-527-5800, ext. 301), where they’re putting the spotlight on Spain for the rest of the month (think patatas bravas and purple asparagus with manchego). Reach out to the restaurant to get a table.
Wednesday, May 27
Get a market-fresh dinner at Osteria La Madia’s (59 W. Grand Ave., River North, 312-329-0400) without having to peruse a single stall for the spot’s latest Chef’s Table dinner, for which chef Jonathan Fox will shop the Green City Market that day and use what he finds to make a five-course meal. The dinner is $65 including wine pairings—call the restaurant to make a reservation.
Thursday, May 28
Join the crew at Eataly (43 E. Ohio St., River North, 312-521-8700) for a post-work pizza party: For $28, you can get samples of eight different regional Italian pie styles plus a Peroni. Tickets are available both in advance and at the door.
Friday, May 29
Start your weekend with a little oom-pah at Mayfest at the Radler (2375 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square, 773-276-0270), where the evening’s festivities include an all-you-can-eat German food menu (grilled Thuringer sausage, smoked ham, pretzels, and more sauerkraut than you can handle), music from the Bolzen Beer Band, and lots of Maibock beer options. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the whole shebang is $25.
Sunday, May 31
Learn how to navigate Devon Avenue with some help from docents at the Indo-American Heritage Museum, who will lead a tour of the street’s many shops and snacks. The day begins and ends at Tiffin Restaurant (2536 W. Devon Ave., West Ridge) for a thali meal and a tasting of beers from Church Street Brewing Company. Buy $50 tickets here.