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

By Sarah Freeman | June 23, 2014 By Sarah Freeman  |  June 23, 2014

Monday
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).

Tuesday
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).

Wednesday
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.

Thursday
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.

Friday
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).

Saturday
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.

Sunday
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.

Places Mentioned

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Arami

JapaneseEast Village
Food27 Decor22 Service24 Cost$54
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Urbanbelly

AsianWest Loop
Food25 Decor23 Service23 Cost$18
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Mercadito Chicago

MexicanRiver North
Food24 Decor23 Service20 Cost$43
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Longman & Eagle

AmericanLogan Square
Food27 Decor23 Service24 Cost$42
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312 Chicago

ItalianThe Loop
Food22 Decor21 Service22 Cost$43

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