Burlesque Quarterly Revue
(Found Kitchen and Social House, Evanston)
Artistic ecdysiasts, headlined by Lady Jack, accompanied by equally potent gustatory stimulation.
Pig N’ Scotch
You eat five courses of pork (ears, cheeks, ham, etc.), drink Dalmore in pig-friendly cocktails and boom: you’re happy. ($100)
Chinese New Year Supreme Imperial Feast
Fancy Chinese with items like General Tso’s Lamb Sweetbreads and Catfish Claypot. It’s the Year of the Rooster, cock-a-doodle-doo. ($78.88)
First Bites Bash
(Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier)
It’s the official kickoff for restaurant week, with sixty restaurants, lots of booze, you know the drill.
Sixteenth Annual d’Vine Affair Wine Tasting
(The Union League Club of Chicago)
250 different wines, and many hors d’oeuvres and desserts, make this event a good way to get some excellent tastes while doing good work for Catholic Charities’ self-sufficiency programs. ($125)
Author: David Hammond
Dining and Drinking Editor for Newcity, David also writes a weekly food column for Wednesday Journal in Oak Park and is a frequent contributor of food/drink and travel pieces to the Chicago Tribune, Plate Magazine and other publications. David has also contributed chapters to several books, including “Street Food Around the World,” “Street Food,” and “The Chicago Food Encyclopedia.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org