Monday, June 2

Starting tonight, the Winchester (1001 N. Winchester Ave., Ukrainian Village, 773-698-8703) is adding a Monday night brisket special—you can get a brisket sandwich with horseradish potato salad, fried green tomatoes, and your choice of beer, wine, or punch for $12. The deal runs from 5 p.m. until they run out of meat.

Rename tonight the Night of Good Deals. From now through Saturday, in honor of the restaurant’s fifth birthday, the crew at Inovasi (28 E. Center Ave., Lake Bluff, 847-295-1000) is offering everything on the menu for half price—and that includes bottles of wine.

Tuesday, June 3

Say oui to the wines of France at Paris Club’s (59 W. Hubbard St., River North, 312-595-0800) “French Wine Demystified” series, which kicks off today with an introduction to the country’s varietals. Each individual class is $40, or you can subscribe to all four for $120 by calling the restaurant and asking for the special events team.

Wednesday, June 4

An argument for visiting the Signature Room (875 N. Michigan Ave., Streeterville, 312-787-9596) when you aren’t shuttling around first-time visitors to the city: they’re doing a five-course collaborative dinner with Two Brothers Brewing Company, with each dish matched to a Two Brothers beer. Make a reservation by calling the restaurant.

Saturday, June 7

“Ramen Restaurant Alley.” That phrase should be enough to convince you to go to Japan Fest at the Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd., Arlington Heights) on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, where four restaurants will offer selections of traditional ramen styles for $5 or less. Entry to the festival is $5 a day.