‘FEW Kids on the Block’ Dinner March 18; Honey Butter Fried Chicken Collab at La Sirena March 24

Chicken! Photo: Sky Full of Bacon

One of our colleagues was just collecting chefs under 30 the other day; we know where a whole gaggle of them will be on March 18. That’s when FEW Spirits and Atwood Cafe will host a dinner with young chefs and bartenders under 30, including chefs and mixologists from places like Farmhouse, Billy Sunday, Filini, Carriage House, Sable and Tortoise Club. It starts with welcome cocktails at 6 and a tasting menu with paired cocktails at 6:30, it’s $75 including tax and gratuity— and half of the proceeds will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Call 312-368-1900 or book here.

Meanwhile, we can almost smell Honey Butter Fried Chicken from here in March, but if you can’t wait until “early summer 2013” (the official opening date), here’s a chance to try it again before then: Honey Butter/Sunday Dinner Club duo Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp will do a pop-up at La Sirena Clandestina (which, you may recall, itself began as a pop-up) on Sunday, March 24. They’ll collaborate with chef John Manion on the three course meal, of which course #2 will be Honey Butter Fried Chicken. It’s $55 per person, plus tax, tip and booze; here’s the menu. Call 312-226-5300 to book your seat.