The Best Of Chicago's Thirty Under $30

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Chicago magazine runs down thirty dining deals that clock in under thirty bucks in their November issue, and among the predictable inclusions (delicious-but-cheap fare from the likes of Chilam Balam, Han 202's much-ballyhooed $20 five-course prix fixe) there are some deals that really made us sit up and take notice:

You can land a five-course dinner for $20 at Tsuki Japanese Restaurant on Sunday nights.

Cafe Des Architectes's three-course Sunday-Monday-Tuesday $29 prix fixe is really more like five when you consider the amuse bouche and mignardises.

Tuesday nights at Duchamp you can pick anything off the regular menu to create a $25 three-course dinner; the same deal (night, price, number of courses) also runs at Le Bouchon.

Possibly the best deal of all: on Tuesdays, the entire menu at Sweets & Savories foie gras on a wagyu burger, lobster mashed potatoes, everything is half-price.

Obviously the best nights for dining on the cheap are early in the week which makes sense, since that's when restaurants are hurting for butts in seats. You can find the complete list of Chicago's Thirty Under $30 in their November issue, on newsstands later this week. And yes, it includes deals for all the other nights of the week.