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This Week in CHI: April 9-15

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April, go home! You’re drunk! That is how we feel on this Monday as we were greeted with snow this morning. While spring should be in full swing, we are still dealing with winter weather, but that won’t slow us down. We think that if we think spring, it will finally come. Check out your social calendar for this week below.

Monday

A state of zen can still be achieved despite the depressing weather, which is why candlelight yoga The Robey has us looking forward to the end of the day.  Enjoy a candlelight vinyasa class where Chicago yogis of any experience level can enjoy great music and soothing energy in a beautiful space. It’s just one more reason to love The Robey and everything it has to offer. Tickets are just $13 and yoga mats can be rented for $2. For more information and to register, click here.

Wednesday

Head on over to Quiote for a special dinner featuring Oaxaca-based restaurant Caldo de Piedra to celebrate a pre-Hispanic delicacy, Caldo de Piedra (hot stone soup).  The restaurant will be hosting two seatings on both April 10 and April 11, the first at 6:30 p.m. and the second at 8:30 p.m. for $46.46 a person guests will enjoy a three-course dinner focused around the customary stone soup that has been a cultural tradition for more than 2,000 years. Members of the Gachupín family, who opened their restaurant Caldo de Piedra in Oaxaca in 1996, will be cooking alongside the Quiote team and meeting with guests to discuss the history of the dish. Caldo de Piedra is a traditional freshwater seafood soup from San Felipe Usila including red snapper, shrimp, cilantro, chiles, tomatoes and epazote. The soup is cooked using white hot river stones. For tickets and more information, click here.

Thursday

Heading to Coachella this weekend to escape the Chicago weather and live it up Cali festival-style? Well then you should swing by the Rebecca Minkoff Chicago store on Oak Street for everything to prep for the weekend. And if you aren’t going, then you should definitely come because it is an official “Stay-chella”. Enjoy hair braiding courtesy of DryBar, dope tunes spun by DJ Cole Knight, swag bags from Elizabeth Arden, bubbles, light bites, and of course a selfie station! Enjoy 20% off of stellar spring items in the store, and enter to win a gorgeous Rebecca Minkoff Bag. To RSVP, email [email protected]

Friday

Hailing from LA’s Sunset Strip, Pink Taco, the iconic, playful Mexican restaurant brand, has officially hit the Midwest. Opening last week in River North, the hotspot brings its signature blend of energy, passion and simple, always made from scratch fare to Chicago. The approach to food and drinks is simple: the freshest ingredients prepared with passion. Don’t let the rock star status fool you…Pink Taco keeps it real and relevant with original, yet uncomplicated food in an unpretentious, inspiring environment. From tortillas made to order to the 1800 avocados used per week, Pink Taco’s menu features local, farm fresh ingredients, always made from scratch.

Saturday

Join 100 Chicagoans from different backgrounds, cultures and faiths for a unique and special dinner at Break Bread Chicago 2018 at The Chopping Block. Guests will cook, dine, build understanding, and forge new friendships. All proceeds will support organizations that serve refugees here in Chicago. There will be opportunities at the event to make tax deductible donations to these organizations. Food, wine and beer will be included in the ticket price, which are $100 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Sunday

We love a good celebrity chef match! It’s a Bravo “Top Chef Showdown” between two of the most memorable chefs in “Top Chef” history, Chef John Tesar and Chef Katsuji Tanabe.  Join as they come together to host the first annual “Katsuji‘s Kitchen,” a live cooking demonstration at DineAmic Group’s Barrio. These season two vets will revise their season 12 feud, but just for the day, and all for a good cause! Tickets to the event are available for $85 and, keeping in charitable tradition, 20% of ticket sales will be donated to The Facial Pain Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for trigeminal neuralgia, a neuropathic disorder. For tickets and more information, click here.

 

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