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The Weekend Guide

the rice table chicago!

Yum in the tum.

EAT
The Rice Table
What:
After teasing us at Pitchfork and pop-up restaurant nights, the Indonesian catering company sets up shop in West Town for sit-down and take-out service.
Why: There’s a kick to it, especially the spicy stir-fried tofu with garlic, onions, red peppers, and bean sprouts.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 1147 W. Grand Ave., b/t May St. & Racine Ave. (847-644-6331).

LEARN
Crepe-Making Class
What:
In a hands-on lesson ($75), Belgian chef Renaud Hendrickx teaches you how to make sweet and savory versions of the treat, from batter to flipping to filling.
Why: They’re not just for breakfast.
When: Sun. & Sept. 18, 12:30-3 p.m.
Where: Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter, 100 E. Walton St., at Michigan Ave. Reservations (required) to 312-649-6717.

BROWSE
Fashion’s Night Out at Sarca
What:
The treasure hunters from Luxury Garage Sale sprinkle their vintage designer accessories (Chanel, Christian Dior) into the mix at the Gold Coast boutique.
Why: Fall for Sarca’s seasonal stock of Viktor & Rolf boots, Veda leather jackets, and Bleulab reversible denim.
When: Today, noon-8 p.m.
Where: 710 N. Wabash St., at Huron St. (312-255-0900).

STYLE
Blow-dry Boot Camp
What:
Blast a few new hairstyles (straight, curly, and beach-wave locks) into your repertoire with the how-to ($85; includes food, drinks, and products).
Why: There’s nothing a little hot air can’t fix.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Fuga Centro, 8 S. Michigan Ave., at Madison St., ste. 200. Reservations (required) to 312-382-3842.

RESERVE
Mint Creek Farm Dinner
What:
The pasture’s organic meat stars in a three-course, family-style meal with proceeds going to Blue Sky Inn’s job-training program.
Why: Graze on corn and bacon fritters, cumin-scented pork tenderloin, seasonal fruit pie, and ice cream.
When: Sept. 21 & 22, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe, 3720 N. Lincoln Ave., at Waveland Ave. (773-880-9910). Tickets ($35) online at brownpapertickets.com.

Photo: Courtesy of The Rice Table

LOCATIONS
The Rice Table
1147 W Grand Ave
bt May St & Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
847-644-6331
8 S Michigan Ave
@ Madison St, ste 200
Chicago, IL 60603
312-332-3842
100 E Walton St
@ Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312-649-6717
3720 N Lincoln Ave
@ Waveland Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
773-880-9910
710 N Wabash Ave
@ Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
312-255-0900
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