Monday, February 2
There are still a few tickets left for tonight’s edition of food-friendly storytelling event Between Bites, which starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Kaiser Tiger (1415 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-243-3100). Readers include Steve Dolinsky and Rodelio Aglibot, and the $30 entry fee (buy your ticket here) includes appetizers, desserts from Alliance Bakery and Veruca Chocolates, and alcohol.
Tuesday, February 3
Planning to check out the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s screening of The Godfather with live accompaniment? Stop in at Tesori (65 E. Adams St., Loop, 312-786-9911) for Italian-American eats first: The spot will serve spaghetti with meatballs, veal marsala, and orange sorbet and gelato as specials, among others.
Thursday, February 5
Get in on a farm dinner at White Oak Tavern & Inn (1200 W. Webster Ave., Lincoln Park, 773-248-0200), where they’ll be joined by the team from Black Star Farms in Michigan for a meal complete with alcohol pairings (duck rillettes with apple-cherry hard cider, anyone?) Call the restaurant to make a reservation for the $70 feast.
Friday, February 6
Fro-yo cravings are best sated with free cups of the stuff, which you can get from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Chicago-area Menchie’s outlets (see menchies.com for locations). They’ll offer free six-ounce treats of any flavor with any toppings, plus a voucher for 20 percent off your next order at the store.
Saturday, February 7
It’s time once again for Cider Summit Chicago, which will bring more than 150 different versions of the hard stuff to Navy Pier today. The $30 tickets grant entry to one of two sessions (start times are 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) along with eight tasting tickets and a commemorative glass. Pick up your pass here.