Seriously, considering you're probably coming off a two-day food coma, it's the perfect time to test your epicurean (or not) knowledge. Enjoy tasty bites from chef Paul Virant while competing in teams for a grand prize (a gift certificate to the J. Parker), or an edible reward — should you manage to beat one of the surprise industry guests expected to attend, that is.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. And something that will make you feel better than a belly full of your favorite meal? 100% of the proceeds go straight to Meals on Wheels. Now that's what we call satisfying.
J. Parker, 1816 North Clark Street (between Menomonee Street and Lincoln Avenue); 312-254-4747.
Photo: Courtesy of Heather Sperling