I Dream of Falafel is turning three today, and they have a present for their customers. A special anniversary menu at all three locations includes new doner kebabs and organic falafel and hummus. All items on the anniversary menu are $3 and include a bottle of water (331 S. Franklin St.; 312-913-9660. 112 W. Monroe St.; 312-263-4363. 555 W. Monroe St. ; 312-559-3333).
Friday night, 2 Sparrows features Tenuta Santome winery in a four-course wine dinner for $60. Dishes will include bruschetta, seared whitefish with vegetable ragu, housemade Italian sausages and Limoncello tiramisu (553 W. Diversey Ave.; 773-234-2320).
For 20 years the Long Grove Strawberry Festival has been celebrating the season with strawberries in every style including chocolate-covered, blended into smoothies, mixed into ice cream or straight up, from Friday to Sunday (307 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove; 773-665-4682).
Do the Dose
Dose Market is turning one on Sunday, and friends are bringing tasty treats to celebrate. Markethouse will provide the sausages while Lillie’s Q is all over the BBQ offerings. Sweets will be in the form of cake from ByM Desserts, pie from Rustic Tart and chocolate from Mayana Chocolates. Cheers to their one-year with a complimentary beer from Goose Island, or cool off with a boozy Jo Snow snow cone. Tickets cost $10 (River East Arts Center; 435 E. Illinois St.; 312-321-1001).