$1 Bureks, Burek Demo By The Burek Man at City Fresh Market Thursday

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Photo: courtesy City Fresh Market

City Fresh Market, up on Devon (near Thillens park), looks and sounds like any neighborhood grocery store from the outside, but inside it's a different story— it's kind of an artisanal Eastern European grocer, with a huge bakery making Slavic and middle eastern baked goods, and various other specialty items (need a whole roasted goat for a party? They have you covered). That earned them a spot inside the French Market as well. One of their areas of particular pride is bureks, the ubiquitous coiled-dough meat, cheese or spinach pies, especially those made by "The Burek Man," master baker Bojan Aleksic. And this Thursday they'll be celebrating this Eastern European classic in two ways. At the main store at 3201 W. Devon, it'll be $1 bureks all day, which is a steal and an excellent reason to finally check out this store. While at the French Market, Aleksic will be doing a demo from 11:30 to 1:30; stop by and see how he throws the phyllo, and even try your hand at it.