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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

Afternoon tea, bitters lessons, and more

Chicken wings at MAK   Photo: Courtesy of MAK

Wednesday, September 14

Happy third birthday to Honey Butter Fried Chicken (3361 N. Elston Ave., Avondale, 773-478-4000)! To mark the occasion, they’ll have three specials all day long: a three-piece fried chicken for the price of a two-piece ($8.50), $3 Front Porch cocktails, and $3 cake.

Thursday, September 15

Starting today and running through the weekend, the Lobby at the Peninsula’s (108 E. Superior St., River North, 312-573-6695) afternoon tea will be transformed into After Moon Tea in honor of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. The menu includes egg custard moon cakes, scones, and seared turnip pudding with XO sauce. With a glass of tea or coffee, the affair runs for $60, but you can upgrade to a glass of Champagne for a little extra.

Saturday, September 17

In preparation for your college-football viewing parties, you can get buy-one-get-one-free chicken wings at MAK (1924 W. Division St., Wicker Park, 773-772-6251) this and next Saturday. Pro tip: Order online and you’ll get an extra 10 percent off.

Sunday, September 18

Celebrate all things artisanal food at the annual Harvest Feast at Spence Farm (2959 N. 2050 E. Road, Fairbury). The proceedings include a cooking demo by Art Smith, tons of tastings, and a silent auction. There are a few different ticket options—investigate here.

Liven up your cocktail game with an in-depth lesson on syrups and bitters at Billy Sunday (3143 W. Logan Blvd., Logan Square, 773-661-2485). You’ll learn from the bar crew how to make the drink accents, plus take home a recipe-filled guidebook afterwards. Class costs $125—sign up here.

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