Deals & Events

Chicago Dining Deals and Events: May 26-29

By Sarah Freeman  |  May 26, 2014

Celebrate Memorial Day with a brunch at Publican Quality Meats. The restaurant will be open on a rare Monday with "nacho-quiles" (nacho sausage, tortillas, queso fresco and cilantro) as well as  schnitzel and biscuits (pork schnitzel and buttermilk biscuit) from 10 AM to 4 PM (312-445-8977).

Whiskey school continues at Fountainhead with American Whisky 150: The Whiskeys of Jim Beam. This advanced course tastes through five different whiskies including Jim Beam Black Label, Basil Hayden and Maker’s 46. Tickets cost $30 and are available online.

At 7 PM, it’s an oyster social at Bow & Stern, starring several varieties of East and West Coast fresh-shucked oysters along with sparkling and non-sparkling wines. The four-course dinner showcases other interpretations of oyster, such as Wagyu beef with asparagus, smashed potatoes and béarnaise popcorn-fried oysters. Each course is paired with a glass of wine or cocktail, and seats cost $65 (312-988-0644).

In 2012, Moto launched its Chicago Foodies’ Unique Dinner Series with 16 courses of black. At 7 PM, the series returns with 13 courses of white. The innovative dinner will be held in Moto’s lab with course after course of pure white food. The evening will be limited to 24 diners and costs $225. Request reservations at