In the mood for some Mexican fare? Head to Cremeria La Ordeña, a southwest-side corner store housing a gold mine of rare Mexican ingredients. Read Mike Sula's write-up here.
Today's your last chance to see To Master The Art at Broadway Playhouse, which explores chef Julia Child's quest to bring what "the subtle, sophisticated pleasures of French cuisine to the American table." Tony Adler praises the performances of Karen Janes Woditsch and Craig Spidle, who play Julia and her husband, Paul, saying the characters "come across, engagingly, as both a perfectly average married couple and entirely remarkable people."
The Clash of the Pie-Tins is going down this afternoon at Holstein Park. At the ninth annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest, a panel of judges will choose the best homemade apple pie in Chicago. The best part? You get the leftovers.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.