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The Friday Buffet

By Chuck Sudo in Food on May 16, 2008 3:17PM


  • Tomorrow marks the start of the National Restaurant Association's annual trade show at McCormick Place. Happening simultaneously at the show is the inaugural International Wine Spirits and Beer Event. Senator John McCain is scheduled to address the show Monday. That should be an exciting speech . We'll be filing reports next week from the show, which runs through Tuesday.

  • $75 must be the standard rate for culinary classes at the Alliance Francaise, because that's the going rate for their family cooking class tomorrow from 2-4 p.m. The fee includes admission for one parent and one child; each additional child is $25.

  • Green City Market opened for the season Wednesday. Tomorrow will be a rally in support of the localvore movement at 9 a.m. Bill Kurtis is the Master of Ceremonies and Mayor Daley has been invited to attend, but judging from the front page of the Sun-Times, he's got more important things on his mind. Rick Bayless is also slated to appear, along with a host of other chefs.

  • Slow Food Chicago is sponsoring a celebration of the cocktail at Weegee's Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served so you don't get too hammered. Cost is $50; Weegee's is located at 3659 W. Armitage.

  • Fine Wine Brokers in Lincoln Square is having a tasting of up to 30 summer wines from Germany Wednesday (think beyond riesling here). The event runs from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fine Wine Brokers is located at 4621 N. Lincoln