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Your Friday Food Buffet

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jun 1, 2007 3:15PM

2007_06_YFFB1.gifThe major stories this week are the opening of Crust, the continuing saga of David Hammond, bug eater, and how — if Hammond decides to head to Beverly in the near future — he might have a Tippi Hedren moment fighting with the seagulls who've been dining al fresco on cicadas. There are still plenty of events happening in the next seven days. Here are a few of note.

- This weekend would be a good time to bike the Chicago River north branch or Old Green Bay Road bicycle trails and head to the Chicago Botanic Garden Wine Festival this weekend. Produced by the same folks who give us the Windy City Wine Festival each September at Daley Bicentennial Park, this is essentially the same festival, different location. The festival runs from noon-8 p.m. tomorrow and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 in advance ($15 for designated drivers) or $30 at the gate.

- You still have today and tomorrow to visit the Chicago Turkish Festival happening at Daley Plaza. This free event will feature art, music, performance, and plenty of amazing Turkish cuisine. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. today and tomorrow.

- Heaven on Seven's Jimmy Bannos has put together a "Hot as a Mutha" seven-course dinner, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Heaven on Seven's downtown location. The dinner was concocted by Bannos to build in heat and intensity with each new course. At $35, it's also priced so that it doesn't scorch your pocketbook, either.

- June is National Hunger Awareness Month, with Tuesday designated as Hunger Awareness Day. You can dine out Monday through Wednesday at any of the restaurants listed here as part of "Dine Out to Fight Hunger." Proceeds from the event go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

- Finally, today is National Doughnut Day, and Krispy Kreme (via) is offering customers a free doughnut of their choice. There are still some Krispy Kremes left in the area, and you can find the list here.