Weekday Planner: National Chili Day, Slow Coffee, La Stoppa Wine Dinner

National Chili Day at Chicago q

Just in time to warm our frigid bones, National Chili Day takes place February 26. Take heed, because Chicago q is offering their signature Kobe brisket chili at a special price for the meaty holiday. At lunch and dinner, cups of chili will go for $5 and bowls will be $10. Chef Lee Ann Whippen's chili is made with Kobe brisket, Italian sausage, and ground beef along with cornbread croutons and sour cream. Get hungry. 


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Warm up with chili at Chicago q

Slow Coffee

Slow Food Chicago, one of Chicago's preeminent organizations championing food that is good, clean, and fair, is starting up a new Slow Drinks series with a Slow Coffee event on February 26. Taking place at Passion House Coffee Roasters from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., the event teaches attendees all about roasting coffee at home, latte art, the craft of "cupping," and more. Tickets are $15 and available here

La Stoppa Wine Dinner

The next leg in Ceres' Table wine dinner series makes a stopover in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region with the wines of La Stoppa winery. The dinner takes place on February 25, featuring a five-course menu and winery representative Nico Sciackitano. The menu includes prosciutto pizza, braised cuttlefish, tortelli in veal and pork bone broth, pork loin, almond cake, and more. The cost is $95 per person and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. 

- Matt Kirouac