Deals & Events

Chicago’s Dining Deals and Events: June 23-29

By Sarah Freeman  |  June 23, 2014

Arami launches Monday night service with its regular menu as well as a two new teishoku, or prix fixe, menus. A five-course option will be offered for $30 per person with sake pairings for $25 and an eight-course menu will be $60 per person with sake pairings for $40. The bar will will also serve $4 select Japanese beers (312-243-1535).

Help Mercadito's chef Patricio Sandoval celebrate his 40th birthday with a fiesta-themed cooking demo at 6:30 PM. The event previews five dishes from soon-to-open Mercadito Counter and includes cocktail pairings for $55 (312-329-9555).

The Chicago chapter of Barley’s Angles returns with its first event of the summer at Longman & Eagle. The meeting explores summer beers, AKA patio pounders, from 6-8 PM with guest brewers Eric Hobbs from Penrose Brewing and Glenn Allen from Revolution Brewing. Tickets cost $15 online.

Get a first taste of Katherine Anne Confection’s summer truffles at 6 PM. The preview party showcases seasonal strawberry rhubarb crisp and cherry goat cheese truffles along with grapefruit-rosemary and orange-thyme caramels. Tickets cost $25 online.

312’s garden party is a celebration of seasonal produce with a four-course dinner featuring fresh veggies and herbs directly from the rooftop garden. Starting at 6 PM on the patio, the four-course Italian feast includes beverage pairings for $85 (312-696-2420).

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest takes over Logan Square from Kedzie to Kimball on Friday Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy live music and local art while dining on summertime treats from Reno and sangria from Lula Cafe. There is a $5 suggested donation for entry.

It’s BBQ time Bill Kim-style with the Urbanbelly crew. Chef will fire up the grill on the patio from 4- 7 PM with BBQ babyback ribs, Korean fried chicken and watermelon salad. Tickets cost $45 online and include food and beverages.