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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Heads Up: This week and beyond

Posted By on 04.17.08 at 08:57 PM

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Friday from 7-10 PM at Architectural Artifacts (4325 N. Ravenswood), First Slice hosts "Get On the Bus," a fund-raiser kicking off its new mobile meals program to deliver hot, high-quality meals directly to Chicagoans living on the street. The benefit features wine, beer, and coffee; dishes prepared by local chefs and the First Slice Kitchen; and live music from Cadillac Dave & His Chicago Redhots. $60 ($50 in advance; make reservations at getonthebus@firstslice.org). 

Chef Calvin Soh of Shanghai Terrace at the Peninsula leads a Chinatown Tour that promises the chance to "experience this vibrant and intriguing enclave like a local," Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM. In addition to Yin Wall City and Chicago Food Market, the tour (a program of the American Institute of Wine and Food) will hit Lao Beijing for Peking duck, Penang for Malaysian food, and Captain Bakery for pastries. Meet at Chinatown Square, 2084 S. Archer. $65.

The Killing of a Chinese Cookie, a new documentary by Derek Shimoda on the fortune cookie as a pop culture icon, screens at the Gene Siskel Film Center Sunday at 5:15 PM and Tuesday at 6:15 PM. 

Cyrano’s Bistrot is supplementing its regular offerings for its Crepe and Beer Festival Tuesday through Saturday during dinner service. Crepes in varieties such as smoked salmon with creme fraiche and spring onion frites; grilled pear, walnut, and Roquefort; roasted banana and rum; and Nutella mousse with orange-almond compote will range from $8 to $16. Beers will include the Belgian Duvel, the Austrian Kronenbourg, and some domestic organics. A prix fixe crepe menu is also available for $29.50.

Wednesday from 7 to 10 PM, the chefs at Fiddlehead Cafe will roast a whole suckling pig and serve it with Flossmoor Station beer and sides including truffled mac 'n' cheese, salad, and molasses baked beans. $37 (not including tax and tip).

The Globe Pub celebrates Saint George, the patron saint of England (and many other countries ranging from Canada to China), with its annual Saint George’s Day Bash Wednesday starting at 4 PM, featuring free samples of curry and port, a traditional sing-along, and $4 pints of Wells Bombardier English bitter.

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