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Baltzley's Mexican Pop Up; Achatz & Kokonas at Chicago Live; Pensiero's Sunday Dinner

WICKER PARK—Chef Brandon Baltzley is hosting a last-minute pop-up dinner focusing on simple Mexican fare (like pozole, mole and fish tacos) at Yuca Cafe (2257 W. North) Thursday night. Either BYO to the $50 six-course meal or pair wine for additional $25. Call 312-369-9210 to reserve. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—Catch Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, owners of Alinea, during the live talk show Chicago Live on Feb. 24. Journalist Rick Kogan will interview the pair, along with comedian Will Durst, actor Neil Giuntoli and jazz singer Ava Logan. Tickets are $20 and available online or through Ticketmaster. [EaterWire]

EVANSTON—Gather around the dinner table as Pensiero Ristorante introduces Sunday Dinner. The five-course family-style dinner featuring traditional Italian dishes kicks off Feb. 20 and costs just $24—and kids ages six to 12 are just $12. [EaterWire]

[Photo: Pensiero Ristorante]