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.
• 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.