Discover Chocolate With a Taste of Pakistan, And Other Stuff Happening

Photo: courtesy Chocolat Uzma

A final roundup of some stuff that’s happening: there are two new places that are not so new to check out this weekend. By which we mean, a couple of favorites have opened second locations. Raucous Kuma’s is trying to adapt its heavy metal mood to a strip mall with Kuma’s Too at 666 W. Diversey, while Lakeview brunch-lunch spot Kanela Breakfast Club opened its second location today at 1552 N. Wells. Joining Kanela owner Chris Lardakis in opening this second restaurant is a “Where are they now?” name, former Illinois State Treasurer and 2010 senatorial candidate Alexi Giannoulias.

• Uzma Sharif has an upscale chocolate business, Chocolat Uzma. Learn how she got from growing up in a food-loving Pakistani-American family near Devon Avenue in Chicago to Wolfgang Puck’s, French pastry training and her own business tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Culinary Historians of Chicago. It’s at Kendall College, $5/$3 for Kendall students.

Markethouse is celebrating its 4th anniversary with a bunch of its classic comfort food dishes marked to $4.44 from Sunday through the next Saturday, including small bites plates of PEI Black Mussels, Fish & Chips, Baby Back Ribs and more.