Dining Chicago

Weekday Planner: Belly Taqueria, Tequila Tasting, Omakase Dinner



Belly Taqueria

For one night only, Belly Shack morphs into Belly Taqueria alongside Half Acre Beer Company. On Monday, January 26, Belly Shack will cook up a special menu to pair with four of Half Acre's craft beers. The menu includes beef tendon pozole soup and crispy noodle salad with chayote and fried peanut; roasted nopales tacos with pomelo and chile on fried bean curd; braised pork sopes with pineapple and kimchi; roasted chicken with green Thai mole; horchata soft-serve with sticky rice; and more. The cost to attend is $50 per person and tickets can be purchased here


Belly Shack
Belly Shack

Casamigos Tequila Tasting at Ay Chiwowa

The tequilas of Casamigos take the stage at Ay Chiwowa as part of a special tequila tasting event on January 28 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to sip and learn all about Casamigos' small-batch tequilas, sampling a range of varietals such as Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo. George Clooney is a partner in Casamigos Tequila, in case that helps tempt you. And in case that's not enough, guests will also learn how to make chef Kevin Hickey's chingon guacamole featuring pepitas, mango, bacon, chicharrones, cilantro, garlic, tomatoes, and onions. Tickets are $25. 

Omakase Dinner Series: Roast Duck and Japanese Whisky 

The next installment of Ramen-san's Omakase Dinner Series takes place Wednesday, January 28, this one with a focus on duck and Japanese whisky. The five-course affair, curated by chef Doug Psaltis, takes place from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and comes with two options for whisky pairings: a level one option of 12-year Japanese whiskies or a more premium level two option of 15- and 17-year whiskies. Tickets for dinner are $45, plus $40 for level one pairings or $80 for level two. Make reservations by calling 312-377-9950. 

- Matt Kirouac




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