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The Friday Buffet

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jan 18, 2008 3:00PM


  • The Dill Pickle Co-Op's benefit concert goes down tomorrow night at the Av-Aerie, 2000 W. Fulton. Bands scheduled to perform include Reds and Blue, Pit er Pat, and Detholz. Things kick off at 8 p.m. and the cost is a suggested $15 donation.

  • Professor Bruce Kraig of the Culinary Historians of Chicago will be at Kendall College Saturday morning hosting a seminar on "Changes in Food Consumption Patterns After the Civil War." The seminar starts at 10 a.m. and the cost is $3.

  • Unibroue owns the weekend. In addition to the now sold-out charcuterie seminars at Custom House Sunday and Monday, Unibroue's Karl Braun will be at Sheffield's Saturday, where they're celebrating the launch of Unibroue on tap at that bar with a five-course dinner. Event starts with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $50.

  • Congratulations to BOKA executive chef Giuseppe Tentori, who was just named a partner in the restaurant by owners Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz. Boka's hosting a wine tasting comparing and contrasting Old and New World versions of popular varietals, paired with amuse-sized dishes by Tentori. The event runs from 6:30-8 p.m.; cost is $30.

  • Pasta D'Arte in Edison Park Norwood Park hosts a dinner featuring wines from Stefano Farina winery. The dinner is from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; cost is $50.

  • Cook au Vin's Vincent Colombet celebrates the opening of his new store at 2256 N. Elston Tuesday night from 7 p.m. until closing. The grand opening will feature free samples of the store's pâtés, cheeses and wines. This event is free.

  • The Food Network's Ellie Krieger will be at Borders on Michigan Wednesday at 7 p.m. signing copies of her book The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life.

  • one sixtyblue's monthly winemakers dinner will focus on selections from Clayhouse Vineyard. The four-course dinner runs from 6-10 p.m.; cost is $85.