4/29/2013 01:26:00 PM

Dining Deals and Events, April 29-May5

The Bedford
Amigos of Pintxo welcomes two very special friends at 8 PM. Chefs Matthias Merges and Paul Kahan will be cooking their own takes on Spanish-style small bites. Enjoy all you can eat tapas buffet at Barcito for $25 (312-274-1111).

Storefront Company’s Discovery Series hosts vodka expert Mike O’Conner. He will discuss the seven times distilled Slovakian Wheat vodka during the multi-course dinner with beverage pairings for $79 (773-661-2609).

Given that it is Mexican Week, how about a tequila dinner at The Bedford? Centinela Tequila will be served alongside dishes created by chef Mark Steuer and chef de cuisine Mike Galen. Tickets cost $47 per person and eservations can be made online.

Dunlay’s on Clark turns ten this week and are celebrating by offering opening menu items and prices Monday through Thursady. Specials include the Wrightwood salad, lobster deviled eggs and a massive skillet cookie (773-883-6000).

Found in Evanston celebrates the opening of its “alfresco living room” with a new all-day dining menu. Served from 11 AM until close, the menu includes bacon and leek flatbread, smoked fish tartine as well as pickled beef hearts (847-868-8945).

This is the day we have all been waiting for – Green City Market returns outdoors. The first outdoors farmers market of the season kicks off at 8:30 AM in Lincoln Park. Expect crowds.

Be careful Chicago, Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same weekend. Chase the fastest two minutes in sports with some tequila. We will share events happening around the city later this week.


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