LAKEVIEW—It's bacon and bourbon night at Hearty tonight. For $21 a person, get family-style bourbon-braised pork belly with cole slaw, beans, onion marmalade and rolls as well as a featured bourbon cocktail. [EaterWire]
WEST LOOP—Matt Eversman will team up with City Fresh Market at the Chicago French Market Friday between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to sell a steamed sole fillet with soy and sesame eggplant over rice for just $5. And yes, it'll give you an idea of what he'll be doing at his forthcoming restaurant, Oon.
GOLD COAST—Paradise Cantina (1212 N. State Parkway) hosts a fall tequila tasting Saturday night. For $40, get tastes of more than 50 top shelf tequila and then stick around for dinner and take 40 percent off the food. [EaterWire]
LOGAN SQUARE—On Oct. 28, Katherine Anne Confections is holding a truffle making party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $50, which includes apps, wine and the truffles. Space is limited so register online.