4/22/2013 11:30:00 AM

Dining Deals and Events, April 22-28

Happy birthday LeaderBar!
Happy Earth Day! Celebrate that feisty lady known as Mother Nature by dining out at certain restaurants offering specials, dinners in the dark or that are donating proceeds to eco-friendly organizations.

This week, the Whiskey Fest stumbles into town and brings whiskey week with it. Restaurants and bars across the city are pouring from their finest bottles including Bridge Bar that will offer 10 whiskies for $3.50 as well as special Manhattans, Old Fashioneds and signature cocktail, The Smoking Gun, for $6 (312-822-0100).

Paris Club welcomes a visiting chef from Wednesday through Friday. Chef Keisuke Matsushima runs L’Ecole de Nice in Nice, France. He joins executive chef Alex Ageneau to prepare a four-course dinner with wine pairings. The event begins each night at 6:30 PM with a cocktail reception before dinner. Tickets cost $75 (312-595-0800).

LeaderBar Drafthouse & Eatery celebrates its two-year anniversary with $4 craft beer specials, $4 Anchor Steams, $4 Double Cross Vodka cocktails, and $5 glasses of Seven Daughters wines. The bar recently came under new ownership and debuted a new menu and craft beer list (773-478-2337).

Don’t think we would let whiskey week slip by with only one event to celebrate. Join 2 Sparrows and Journeyman Distillery for a "Bacon and Bourbon Bonanza." The four-course meal includes a breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert dish with whiskey cocktails. Tickets cost $60 and dinner begins at 7 PM (773-234-2320).

Green City Market has some friends in high places – places that serve burritos. For one day, all Chicagoland Chipotle location will donate proceeds up to $20,000 to the local farmers market.

Once the weather starts feeling like spring, start eating like it. Frontier hosts an authentic Louisiana crawfish boil from 3 to 7 PM. Enjoy it for $25 with $4 cans of beer and $8 Angel's Envy Frontier blend (a Kentucky whiskey finished in port wine barrels) drinks specials (773-772-4322).


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