April 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

5:30 pm

Prime Rib Day at Lawry's

Lawry's invites guests to say "Happy Prime Rib Day" to their servers to receive a complimentary cut upgrade on prime rib.  
Streeterville.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

5:30 pm

Grand Rosé Tasting

Paired Wine Co. hosts an opportunity for guests to taste 15+ rosés, from dry crisp and aromatic Provence rosé to fuller bodied ones from California. They'll tour the world of wine through rosé: France, Italy, the US, something for every taste.  Guests can also enter a drawing for a magnum of rosé, plus they'll get a discount of 10% on all rosé purchases for the evening.

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6:00 pm

The Art of Japanese Whisky

Yusho hosts a curated tasting of rare and hard to find Japanese Whisky led by Alex Bachman with food prepared by Chef Harold Jurado.
Limited to 10 seats. $150 per person.
More info here.
Logan Square.

6:00 pm

Spring in Spain Wine Tasting

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! hosts a bodega wine tasting featuring a lineup of 30 wines and signature pintxos and tapas from Executive Chef Matt Holmes.  Connoisseurs from local distributors will be available to answer guests' wine questions while pouring tastes from the vintages. Guests who find a to-die-for new favorite can put in a bottle order to enjoy at home.
$35/guest + tax.  Call 773.935.5000 for reservations.  Space is limited.
More info here.
Lincoln Park.

7:00 pm

Left Hand Brewing Co. Beer Dinner

Hub 51 and Matt Drummond from Longmont, Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing Co. host a 3-course family-style dinner crafted by chef John McGowan. Pairings include Left Hand’s Milk Stout, Great Juju, Polestar Pils, Sawtooth Ale, and Stranger Pale Ale. To reserve a seat, contact Jenny at hub51parties@leye.com or call the restaurant at 312-828-0051.
$60 per person. 
River North. 

7:00 pm

Fountainhead Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

To say thanks to all its dedicated customers over the years, Fountainhead head Chef Cleetus Friedman created a menu of food, beer and cocktail items all for $5. In addition, the Bubbly Creek Bluegrass Band will be playing tunes on the roof (weather permitting).
More info here.
Ravenswood.

7:30 pm

Division Wine Cellars Dinner at Ampersand

Ampersand invites you to Kinmont’s inaugural wine dinner featuring artisan winery Division Winemaking Company. Led by Kate Monroe, Proprietor/Winemaker of Division, the evening’s meal will showcase six wines inspired by regions of France.
Guests will also enjoy a 5-course meal highlighting Kinmont’s spring menu offerings from Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri. For reservations call 312.915.0011.
$75 per person.
More info here.
River North.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

5:00 pm

Brewery Vivant Beer Dinner

Fork Chicago hosts a special spring 4-course meal paired with select brews from Vivant.  Dishes include Honey Glazed Salmon, Brioche Wrapped Weisswurst Sausage, Smoked Pork Shoulder, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.
$50 per person. For reservations call 773.751.1500.
More info here.
Ravenswood.

5:30 pm

Lagunitas Beer Dinner

Juliet's hosts a A four-course gourmet dinner created by Executive Chef Thomas Murtaugh showcasing food delicacies to compliment the most appropriate beers from Lagunitas. Upon arrival, a welcoming drink of Lagunitas Censored will be served with Passed Prosciutto Wrapped Melon. A spokesperson from Lagunitas will be present throughout the evening to educate and answer all questions regarding the Lagunitas Beer portfolio.
$35 per person.
More info here.
Joliet.

5:30 pm

Around the World Sweets Preview Party

Katherine Anne Confections hosts a Preview Party featuring all of the upcoming flavors for May. The confectionista is exploring combinations like market cherries with black pepper and balsamic in a bittersweet chocolate ganache. The Preview Party is a chance for attendees to preview 16 new limited edition, un-launched truffles, caramels and marshmallows. 
$30 per person. 
More info here.
Logan Square.

6:00 pm

Juan Gil Wine Dinner

Meson Sabika hosts a 4-course dinner paried with Jaun Gil Wine.
$79.95 per person.
More info here.
Naperville.

6:00 pm

Tanta's Guest Chef Dinner Series presents "Cultural Crossover"

Tanta's Executive Chef Jesus Delgado and guest Chef Carlos Gaytan of Mexique create a Peruvian-Latin inspired menu paired with cultural cocktails and wines from Tanta's collection of renowned craft pisco cocktails and international wines.
$110 per person, $170 per person with beverage pairing. For reservations call 312.222.9604.
More info here.
River North.

7:00 pm

The Allure of Pinot Noir

Award-winning sommelier Bob Bansberg hosts an evening exploring the triumphs and downfalls of Pinot Noir.  Guest will enjoy a 5-course pairing with delicious menu items created by PM Prime Executive Chef Dominic Zumpano.
$125 per person.
More info here.
Highwood.

7:00 pm

Francesca’s on Chestnut Wine Dinner

Francesca's Restaurant hosts a 5-course meal paired with Italian and Californian wines, expertly selected by Wine Director Joe Fiely.
Highlights from the menu include Ravioli di Asparagi con Parmigiano, asparagus ravioli in a brown butter sage sauce with parmesan paired with La Spinetta Barbera d’Asti
$65 per person.
More info here.
Near North Side.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

11:00 am

NFL Draft Weekend at Timothy O'Toole's Pub

Timothy O'Toole's Pub welcomes NFL fans for a weekend of football fanaticism. Secure a seat at the bar, booth or table and settle in with 48 craft brews "on draft," and 73 screens showing all coverage of the 2015 Draft. On Saturday of the Draft, O'Toole's offers brunch with a build-your-own bloody mary ($6) and mimosa bar ($3).
More info here.
Near North Side. 

5:00 pm

Burger and Brew night at Brasserie by LM

Brasserie by LM hosts Marz Community Brewing for the event.  Guests are offered a choice of four burgers that pair perfectly with a flight of four Marz beers.
$20 per person.
More info here.
South Loop.

6:00 pm

Frontier Hosts Four-Year Anniversary Party

Frontier celebrates four years of adventurous dining, whole smoked animals and specialty craft cocktails with a customer appreciation party.
Guests will enjoy a Whisky Portfolio Brand Sampling featuring Bulleit Bourbon, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, and more. Complimentary appetizers are specially prepared by Pioneer Tavern Group Corporate Executive Chef Brian Jupiter.
More info here.
West Town.

6:00 pm

Spring Truffle Making Party

Katherine Anne Confections hosts a Spring Truffle Making Party. Katherine will be focusing on spring inspired flavors such as key lime pie, strawberry and grapefruit. Attendees can chill, scoop, and roll truffles to completion. Each attendee leaves with a sampling of the truffles create that day. 
$60 per person.
More info here.
Logan Square. 

6:00 pm

Evening of Bluegrass & Bourbon

Acadia celebrates the launch of James Beard weekend with an evening of bluegrass and bourbon. Chef/Partner Ryan McCaskey's special menu for the evening includes a suckling roast pig, raw oyster bar and more. Attentes can try bourbon inspired cocktails while listening to live entertainment from Dime Store String Band.

$75 per person. 
More info here.
Near South Side.
 

6:30 pm

Lincoln Square Ravenswood Wine Stroll

Participants will be able to choose from five different routes in the neighborhood.  Each "stroll" offers the opportunity to do a little shopping, noshing, and sipping of more than 40 wines from all over the world.  Each wine will be paired with hors d’oeuvres at participating Lincoln Square Ravenswood establishments.
$40 for one route.  $60 for all routes.  Price includes a wine glass and all tastings.
Buy tickets and see participating establishments here.
Lincoln Square/Ravenswood.

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6:30 pm

Taste Takes Flight

The event features a chef’s reception with cocktails and appetizers and an 8-course seated dinner, prepared by premier chefs from throughout the Chicago area. All proceeds go to support the women and children victims of domestic violence.
$125 per person or $1250 for a table of ten.
More info here
Rosemont.    

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7:00 pm

3 Floyds Tap Takeover at Division Ale House

Division Ale House hosts 3 Floyds Brewing Company for a tap takeover featuring Lord Rear Admiral, Space Station Middle Finger, Zombie Dust, Alpha King and Yum Yum drafts.
In addition to the 3 Floyds brews, chef Wally Rouse prepares 3 Floyds-spiked specials for the event including a house-smoked pulled pork sandwich with Lord Rear Admiral BBQ sauce.
More info here.
Wicker Park.

7:00 pm

A Salute to High West Distillery

The Bar on Buena hosts High West Night as they salute great whiskeys of Park City, Utah’s innovative High West Distillery. Guests can expect a six gun salute of whiskeys, whiskey cocktails, whiskey flights, Lagunitas swag and more. 
More info here.
Uptown.

May 2015

Friday, May 01, 2015

11:00 am

Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover and Firkin Tapping

Explore California craft brews at Franklin Tap. Sierra Nevada's Matt McAdams is on site for a "tap takeover," sampling new brews and classic brands from the Chico, California brewery. McAdams will tap a firkin of Ruthless Rye IPA in addition to offering several Sierra Nevada brews on draft.
More info here
The Loop.

5:30 pm

Three Day Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Nacional 27

Nacional 27 hosts three days of pre-cinco festivities on May 1, 2 and 4. Chef Chico Vilchez offers several Mexican menu specials, including Shrimp and Octopus Cocktail, Jalapenos Rellenos, Enchiladas and more. Mixologists shake up an array of Casamigos margaritas. Nacional 27 holds a "Dos de Mayo" celebration featuring $2 bottles of Dos Equis and DJ X spinning salsa, meringuen and bachata music. 
More info here.
River North. 

Saturday, May 02, 2015

10:00 am

Kentucky Derby Day at the Division Ale House

Screens the Run for the Roses live on a dozen HDTVs and offers Derby-inspired specials such as a $10 bourbon BBQ pulled pork sandwich and $6 Four Roses Bourbon Mint Juleps.
The regular Saturday drink deals, which include $3 mimosas, $6 bloody marys, $12 Bud Light pitchers and $20 craft beer buckets, will also be on offer.
More info here.
Wicker Park.

10:00 am

The Legacy of James Beard

Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation shares the history of James Beard and evolution of the James Beard Foundation. Samples of James Beard's favorite recipes will be served. Cost of the lecture is $10, $3 for students and no charge for CHC members and Kendall students and faculty.
More info here.
Goose Island.

11:00 am

Derby Day at Lillie's Q

To honor this southern tradition, Lillie’s Q will feature a special Derby Day prix fixe option. The special menu includes Western Kentucky Mutton Barbeque, a truly classic Kentucky barbecue dish, accompanied by a side.
Guests will also enjoy two drinks, featuring a traditional Mint Julep and Lillie’s Julep with rum, bourbon, pineapple, grenadine and fernet.  Derby attired is encouraged.
$35 per person.
More info here.
Wicker Park.

11:00 am

Annual Kentucky Derby Pig Roast

The Pony hosts its Annual Derby Party with a $15 per person Kentucky bourbon glazed and smoked pig roast, prepared and delivered by Pioneer Tavern Group's and Frontier's Executive Chef Brian Jupiter. Drink specials include $6 Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps, $6 Kentucky Bourbon Ale, and $4 Miller and Coors drafts. 
More info here.
Lakeview.
 

11:30 am

Green City Market Opens with a James Beard Chefs Gathering

Green City Market will host top chefs from around the country when it opens its 17th outdoor
market season. Green City Market, provides organic and sustainably raised products for well over 200,000 shoppers annually including Chicago’s top chefs, residents and visitors.

In honor of the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards, visiting chefs will gather and be joined by Chicago’s chef community at Green City Market beginning at 9:30 am.
More info here.
Lincoln Park.

1:00 pm

Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival

 A festival at Union Station showcasing over 40 Rioja winemakers and 25 U.S. chefs.
$65/person. 
More info here
The Loop. 
 

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1:00 pm

Kentucky Derby Party

Join Troquet River North in celebrating the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Offering guests a true Derby experience complete with live music, specialty cocktails and food. Derby attire is highly recommended.
Tickets include: Buffet with Mini Kentucky Hot Browns; BBQ Mutton Sliders and more. 
$35 early bird tickets, $45 after 4/25.
More info here.
River North.

2:00 pm

First Annual Kentucky Derby Party

Howells & Hood hosts the First Annual Kentucky Derby Party, benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  Executive Chef Brett Neubauer creates a Southern-inspired gourmet buffet station with dishes including: Blackstrap Ham, Bourbon Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Hush Puppies and more. Derby-goers can also try Mint Julip Snow Cones poured from the on-site machine. 
$25 per person.
More info here.
River North. 
 

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2:00 pm

Family Cooking: Tarte amandine aux abricots

This event teaches children how tasty, simple, and pleasant French cooking can be. Participants bring home samples, and learn to recreate them in the kitchen at home.
$35 for 1 parent and 1 child or $50 family pass (max. 4) 
More info here.
Near North Side. 

3:00 pm

Kentucky Derby Crawfish Boil

Dress to impress and join Clover Sports & Leisure for their Kentucky Derby Crawfish Boil. Prizes for best dressed and best hats are awarded including a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne and other small luxuries. Patrons receive an unlimited southern-style crawfish boil, gumbo, red beans and rice.
$10 per person.
More info here.
West Town.
 
   

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3:00 pm

Kentucky Derby Millionaire’s Row at Chicago q

Guests can cheer on their favorite horse while indulging in Derby-themed specials. Including Bacon Cheddar Hush Puppies, Benedictine Sandwiches and more.
A percent of proceeds from Millionaire’s Row will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.
$60 per person including buffet and 5 drink tickets. To purchase in advance call 312.642.1160.
More info here.
Near North Side.

3:30 pm

Rooftop Derby Party in River North

Ticket to the event include appetizers, lunch, and desserts from local chefs and restaurants. All guests are entered into the best hat and best dressed contests. $6 Featured Cocktail and $4 Beer and Wine.
More info here.
River North. 

5:00 pm

Derby Day at The J. Parker

The J. Parker is hosting a Derby Day bash and viewing party complete with beverages, bites and DJ beats.
Guests will enjoy a specialty Mint Julep featuring a sneak preview of Chicago Distillery’s new aged bourbon and delicious bites by Chef Paul Virant. Derby attire is encouraged, and the best-dressed lady and gent will be awarded exclusive prizes. 
More info here.
Lincoln Park.

7:00 pm

Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight

The Boundary Tavern and Grille and Old Town Pour House celebrate the historic boxing match between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Boxing inspired beer flights, showcasing beers “weighing in” at 10% ABV each, include: Hercules from Great Divide Brewing Co. and La Trappe Quadrupel from De Koningshoeven. 

Old Town Pour House tickets can be purchased here.
The Boundary tickets can be purchased here.

 

7:00 pm

Dinner with Dario Cecchini & RPM Steak

RPM Steak and Chef/Partner Doug Psaltis host Italian butcher Dario Cecchini for an evening of chef demonstrations, Tuscan wine, and fine dining.
Cecchini will demonstrate the techniques of properly breaking down beef and pork and present guests with a multi-course dinner including his classic Florentine steaks, Bistecche stile Cecchini, accompanied by wines from two of Italy’s most iconic wineries.
$225 per person.
Tickets and more info here.
Near North Side.

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

1:00 pm

Tiki Time Luau at Three Dots and a Dash

Three Dots and a Dash is hosting its first-ever luau and pig roast. Beverage Director Diane Corcoran is mixing up classic and modern tiki cocktails and will be welcoming talent from coast-to-coast.
Guest will experience an array of Polynesian-inspired snacks and tiki vibes.
$100 per person. Includes six drinks, pig roast, and music by Barefoot Hawaiians
Tickets and more info here.
Near North Side.

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6:00 pm

Cinco de Mayo Dinner at Nana

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, executive chef Jeremy Kiens prepares a 4-course Mexican meal with cocktail pairings created by owner/beverage director Omar Solis. The dinner includes courses such as Duck Confit Flautas  paired with a Paloma Radler and Chile Relleno with a Hibiscus Margarita.
$45 per person.
More info here.
Bridgeport.

6:00 pm

Music for Matthew

Southport & Irving hosts "Music for Matthew," a benefit for the Matthew Shepard Foundation, along with jazz singer Elaine Dame. The evening features a specialty cocktail menu and guest appearances by several Chicago jazz artists including two bands in two rooms 
with special performances all evening. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door as well as raffle items. 
More info here
Lakeview. 

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

6:30 am

Cinco de Mayo at The All Chocolate Kitchen

In partnership with Mexican tapas restaurant Altiro Latin Fusion, the celebration features a 7-course, prix-fixe menu.  Chef Alain Roby's menu features Mexican staples Ceviche, Scallop Salad, Taco de Filette-Beff Tenderloin, Mole Tacos, and Sea Bass Tacos. Diners finish the meal with Pineapple-Tequila-Sorbetto and a grand Mayan Chocolate Pyramid & Rain Forest Fruit, created exclusively for the celebration by All Chocolate Kitchen owner and Chef Alain Roby. An open bar featuring an over-the-top margarita selection is also available.
$145 per person.

11:00 am

Cinco de Mayo at The Happ Inn

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, The Happ Inn offers $5 Happ Inn house margaritas made with el Jimador tequila, triple sec and house made sour mix. Chef Freddy Sanchez and Proprietor Carlos Nieto offer a bevy of Mexican dishes, including Freddy’s famous guacamole, shrimp ceviche, chicken enchiladas and more.
More info here.
Northfield.

11:00 am

Cinco de Mayo at Taco Nano

Chef Freddy Sanchez's taqueria, Taco Nano, offers $5 Palomas. The beverage, made with lime juice, squirt, tequila and a salted chili rim, can be paired with Taco Nano's starters, made-to-order tacos, side dishes and desserts. 
More info here.
Northfield. 

11:00 am

Cinco de Mayo at Tallboy Taco

On Cinco de Mayo, Tallboy Taco offers a three-course lunch fiesta. Enjoy (1) chips and salsa, (2) guacamole and (3) any four tacos for $18. Pair your taco party with $8 margaritas and $3 bottles of Corona and Pacifico.
More info here.
River North. 

11:00 am

Cinco de Mayo at Taco Joint

Taco Joint welcomes Cinco de Mayo celebrants to their "dos" locations (Lincoln Park & River North) for $5 off all bottles of Taco Joint margarita (1 liter; serves 4) and $5 "beer 'n tequila shot" specials. Guests can pair margaritas, cervezas and tequila with an array of antojitos, guacamoles, tacos, tortas and more.
More info here.
River North & Lincoln Park. 

11:00 am

Cinco de Mayo at Cactus Bar and Grill

Cactus Bar and Grill holds a "Cinco de Mayo Social Hour" with Don Julio tequila. Guests can enjoy $7 Don Julio margaritas and cocktails, including: Classic Margarita, Paloma Suprema and Skinny Margarita. Don Julio representatives will sample margaritas and pass out Don Julio swag.
More info here.
The Loop.  

11:30 am

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo hosts their fifth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring modern Mexican cuisine, margaritas and live music by Orquesta Suave in the upstairs lounge. Two special 'ritas will be offered for the occasion: Cinco 'Rita and Cinco Reposado 'Rita.
More info here.
River North. 

4:00 pm

Cinco de Mayo at BreakRoom Brewery

The BreakRoom Brewery holds a Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring $8 "BreakRoom Margaritas" as well as optional $2 "floaters". Pair the 'ritas with Executive Chef Dirk Flanigan's full pub menu, featuring crispy pork, chicken thighs and saw-cut ribeye steak.
More info here
Albany Park.

4:00 pm

Cinco de Mayo at the Division Ale House

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican-inspired specials such as $3 house-smoked beef brisket, beer-battered cod and roasted portobello mushroom tacos, and $4 Dos Equis XX Special Lager tallboy cans.
Whaddayaknow Free Pub Trivia Chicago host team trivia at 8 pm; topics cover everything from sports to history to movies. There is no fee to play trivia and the top teams win prizes.
More info here.
Wicker Park.

5:30 pm

Cinco de Mayo at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club offers $5 margaritas made with Lunazul tequila. Representatives from Lunazul are on-site sampling tequila while Kit Kat's Divas entertain the crowd with live performances. Chef JoAnn Witherell's full menu is offered, including shrimp tacos and steak quesadillas.
More info here.
Lakeview.   

6:00 pm

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at High Noon Saloon

This Tex-Mex-inspired saloon hosts a celebration featuring a live Mariachi Mexico Vivo performance. In addition to the free live music, the saloon offers all-day drink deals such as $4 Pacifico drafts, $3 Familia Camarena tequila shots and $8 Classic Margaritas.
Reservations are recommended, call 773.227.9339.
More info here.
Wicker Park.

6:30 pm

Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Chef Alain Roby of All Chocolate Kitchen joins forces with Mexican restaurant Altiro Latin Fusion for a special Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Guests will enjoy a 7-course, prix-fixe menu featuring Mexican staples Ceviche, Scallop Salad, Mole Tacos and more.
See Chef Roby showcase his talent first-hand when he prepares his famous grand creations, including a Mayan Chocolate Pyramid and Rain Forest Fruit. An open bar featuring an over-the-top margarita selection will complement the meal.
$145 per person. Reservations required.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

6:00 pm

Big Jones Cookbook Release Parties

Paul Fehribach will host two events to celebrate his new cookbook, The Big Jones Cookbook.
The Big Jones Cookbook Supper will showcase dishes from the book with a prix-fixe family-style supper. The Cake & Cocktails party will toast the release with a variety of hand-crafted cocktails. layer cakes and pies from the cookbook. 
The Supper will begin with a 6 p.m. Punch Time reception, followed by dinner service for $45 per person. Guests may also choose to attend Cake & Cocktails from 8-10 p.m. for $25 per person.

6:30 pm

Orin Swift Wine Dinner

Ada Street’s Executive Chef Zoë Schor took the challenge to create a menu inspired by 6 unique regions of the world for a wine pairing dinner. Chef Schor’s menu reflects the adventurous nature of the wines themselves. Chicagoans can take the adventure and follow each wine home by tasting it with a paired dish specific to its region.
$100 per person.
More info here.
West Town.

7:00 pm

Cajun Cooking Class at Heaven on Seven Wabash

The Original Heaven on Seven on Wabash continues its monthly Cajun Cooking Class featuring a five-course dinner and demonstration. Attendees sip on all-you-can-drink beer, wine and hurricanes while Chef Jimmy Bannos demonstrates the art of Cajun cooking. In addition, guests taste and enjoy the finished product. 
$75 per person. 
More info here.
The Loop.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

5:30 pm

Chocolate & Champagne for a Cause

The Metropolitan Club Women's Connections Committee hosts Girls in the Game at their annual Chocolate & Champagne Tasting featuring: Moët Hennessy, CH Distillery, Baking Students from Le Cordon Bleu College and more. The evening's door donation and Silent Auction proceeds will benefit Girls in the Game.
$25 in advance and $10 door donation.
More info here.
The Loop.

6:00 pm

TWO and Spiaggia Host Pop-Up Dinner

Executive Chef Kevin Cuddihee of TWO and Executive Chef Chris Marchino of Spiaggia Restaurant & Lounge combine cutting-edge cuisine with sleek design as they host a pop-up dinner at Studio Snaidero. The night’s seasonal 4-course menu offers two dishes from each chef, along with fine wine pairings provided by Terlato Wines.
$145 per person.
More info here.

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6:00 pm

Randy Mosher Hosts Botanical Brews Tasting Class

Randy Mosher, author and expert in creative brewing, & Forbidden Root Rootmaster, Robert Finkel, will be at Pizza Rustica for a hands-on tasting class. Featuring Forbidden Root botanicals & brews.
Chef Stefano will be creating a matching Blackboard Menu with the herbs & spices found within those beers offered after the tasting.
$10 per ticket for the tasting class.
More info here.
Lakeview.
 

6:30 pm

Silver Oak Wine Dinner at Joe's

Join Silver Oak’s Winemaker Daniel Baron, Joe’s Chef Nate Henssler and Joe’s Concept Wine Director Kevin Bratt, for a unique dining experience at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab.
Enjoy Silver Oak and Twomey wines as they are paired with a 4-course dinner. Reception and hors d’oeuvres begin the night.
$145 per person. For tickets call 312.494.0600.
More info here.
Near North Side

7:00 pm

Kulturküche - Knife Skills with Zwilling

As part of the German cooking series, Kulturküche, DANK Haus is partnering with Zwilling J.A. Henckels  to help you improve your knife skills. This class remedies all these basic issues: you will learn how to slice, dice, and chop in the safest and most efficient manner.
Leading the class is Daniella Sprindys, a graduate of Kendall College Culinary School and Manager of Zwilling J.A. Henckels.
$29.99 per person.
Tickets and more info here.
Lincoln Square.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

10:00 am

Being a Chef: Spring Soufflés

Discover how to make a souffle that holds its shape in this hands-on class. Souffle flavors include Asparagus, Watercress and Rhubarb.
$70 for members, $80 for non-members an $15 materials fee
More info here.
Near North Side.  

11:30 am

American Beer Classic

This beer festival celebrates 100 yards of great beers on the grass of iconic Soldier Field. Enjoy samples and learn from a lineup of 200-plus unique brews while discovering new favorites alongside fellow beer enthusiasts.
More info here.
$25-$80 per person.
South Loop.
 

6:30 pm

The 28th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

The Gala returns this year on Mother’s Day eve, May 9th. This annual spring black tie event attracts more than 900 guests and includes a cocktail reception, 3-course dinner, program, auctions and live music featuring Orchestra 33’s Party Gras Band.
$500 per person.
More info here.
South Loop.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

8:30 am

Mother's Day Brunch at Nana

Executive chef Jeremy Kiens prepares a special brunch menu featuring seasonal and holiday dishes such as zucchini bread French toast with cannoli filling and maraschino cherry syrup; a smoked salmon omelet with asparagus, tomatoes, roasted peppers and brie; and maple-braised pork shoulder with grilled asparagus and poblano-Cheddar grits.
Bridgeport.

9:00 am

Mother's Day Brunch at Connie's Pizza

Guest can enjoy a brunch featuring an omelette station, French toast, fresh fruit, assorted pizzas, pastries, a carving station and more. $3 Bloody Marys and Mimosas available as well.
More info here
Gold Coast. 

9:30 am

Mother's Day Brunch at Prairie Grass Cafe

Chef/Owners Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris will honor Mother’s Day with their annual, and very popular, Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet, served from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Included on the buffet menu are: grilled asparagus with lemon cream sauce & radishes, Pesto Pasta with brocolli rapini & spring peas, their signature Beef Shepherd's Pie, a hot fresh waffle station, a "made to order" omelet station, a dessert buffet, and much more.
$48 per person for adults and $18 per person for children aged 10 and under (tax, gratuity and beverage not included).
Northbrook.

9:30 am

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet & Flowers at Pinstripes

Pinstripes hosts a Mother's Day Brunch at four locations in Chicago, Northbrook, South Barrington and Oak Brook. The brunch buffet includes items like carved prime rib, fresh shrimp, bagels with spreads and smoked salmon and more. Moms are encouraged to sit back and relax with mimosas and bloody Mary’s as the kids are taken care of at the ‘Kids Corner’ station.
$30 per adult; $15 per kid 6-12 years old; kids 5 and under free.
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9:30 am

Celebrate Mother's Day with Chez Moi

Chez Moi offers a traditional French brunch including Croissant French Toast, Chocolate Crepes, Croque Monsieur/Madame, Bottomless Mimosas and more, in honor of mom. Seating on the newly opened patio is available. 
More info here.
Lincoln Park. 
 

9:30 am

Mother's Day Brunch at Pheasant Run Resort & Spa

Offers families a feast fit for a queen during Mother’s Day Brunch. Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker and her culinary team will present a menu including brunch favorites, made-to-order omelets as well as pasta specialties, a seafood display, entrée selections and more all complemented by handmade dessert selections.
$39.95 for adults, $35.95 for those 65 and older, $15.95 for children 4-12, and children under 4 dine for free. Reservations suggested.
More info here
St. Charles. 

10:00 am

Mother's Day at Meson Sabika

Guest will enjoy a medley of cold and hot tapas, paella and other specialties, including carved prime rib and an outdoor grilling station (weather permitting). One complimentary glass of Champagne or Mimosa is provided.
$47.95 per adult, $18.95 for children 7-12.
More info here.
Naperville.
 

10:00 am

Mother's Day Brunch at Devon Seafood Grill

Devon Seafood Grill hosts a Mother's Day brunch buffet with breakfast options including: Biscuits and Gravy, Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Sweet Pot Corn Hash, and more. Also featuring the Premiere Station with Slow Roasted Prime Rib and the Seafood display.
$38 per adult, $19 for children 4-12. 
Reservations and more info here.
Near North Side.

10:00 am

Mother's Day Brunch at Luella's Southern Kitchen

Chef/Owner Darnell Reed will cook up some of his highly-praised Southern specialties, all inspired by his great-grandmother, Luella, for whom he named the restaurant. All mothers will receive complimentary praline candy.  Among the delicious dishes on the spring brunch menu are Cream Cheese and Praline Pancakes; Chicory Coffee French Toast; Southern Benedict; Andouille Sausage Quiche; Bourbon Chicken and Waffles; Shrimp and Grits.
Lincoln Square.

10:00 am

Dia de las Madres Brunch

Artango Bistro presents a Latin American-inspired Dia de las Madres Brunch Menu this Mother's Day. The 3-course, prix fixe menu features an array of Argentine and South American favorites. 
$35 for adults and $15 for children 3-12. 
More info here.
Lakeview. 

10:00 am

Eduardo’s Enoteca Offers Mother’s Day Brunch

Spoil your number one lady with a brunch at Eduardo’s Enoteca, a quaint Italian wine bar and restaurant in the heart of the Gold Coast.
Mom will be treated to a complimentary glass of fresh squeezed Red Ruby Juice.
More info here.
Gold Coast.

10:00 am

Mother's Day Brunch at Maxwell's at the Club

An extensive buffet, which is open to the public, will feature prime rib, roasted rack of lamb and roast turkey carving stations, an omelet bar, a waffle bar, assorted pastries and seasonal berries, as well as a variety of appetizers, salads and entrées.
Reservations are necessary by calling 312.527.5800, ext. 301.
$45 for adults and $15 for children age 10 and under.
More info here.
Near North Side.

10:30 am

Mother's Day at Tapas Valencia

Guest can medley of selectec cold and hot tapas, paella and other specialties, including carved prime rib. One complimentary glass of Champagne or Mimosa is provided.
$36.95 per adult, $16.95 for children 7-12.
More info here.
Near South Side.

11:00 am

Mother's Day at III Forks Prime Steakhouse

 III Forks Prime Steakhouse will offer a Mother’s Day feast featuring Chef Billy Caruso’s special three-course prix fixe menu, which includes the choice of salad, entree and dessert.  
$47/person (plus tax and gratuity). A three-course children’s prix fixe is offered to kids 12 and under ($17). III Forks' regular dinner menu will also be available.
For reservations, call III Forks at (312) 938-4303 or visit 3Forks.com.
Lakeshore East.

11:00 am

Mother's Day Brunch at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Celebrate with a Prosecco toast, followed by a buffet brunch catered by Jordan’s Food of Distinction.  Pianist Beckie Menzie, with vocalist Laura Freeman will perform an array of songs befitting the occasion.
Guests will be given a complimentary photograph and the opportunity to visit the special exhibit, Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry.

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11:00 am

"Mamma Mia!" Mother's Day Brunch at Kit Kat Lounge

Enjoy a celebratory meal at Kit Kat, complete with mimosas and music from Mamma Mia! The Lounge and Supper Club will offer a 4-course prix fixe menu created by Chef JoAnn Witherell.
The brunch menu includes mimosas, sangria, bellinis and bloody martinis.  With house made cheddar biscuits and options of Crab Cake Benedict, Chicken and Waffles and more.
$39.95 per person. For reservations call 773.525.1111.
More info here.
Lakeview.

11:00 am

Mother’s Day Prix Fixe Menu

Devon Seafood + Steak is celebrating that special woman in your life this Mother’s Day with a unique three course Prix Fixe menu with option such as seared sea scallops, maple roasted salmon and more. 
$40 per person.
More info here
Oakbrook Terrace.

11:30 am

Mother's Day Brunch at Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo will welcome Mother's Day dining guests for a midday meal.  Dishes include Tostar de Frances; Chilaquiles; Chorizo con Huevos; Ensalada de Mango y Pollo; Fajitas; and more. All brunch entrees include a complimentary mimosa, bloody maria or non-alcoholic beverage. For a sweet celebratory treat, Chef Hector Rivera will feature a special Strawberry Buñuelos dessert.
More info here.
River North.

1:00 pm

Geja’s Café Pampers Moms this Mother's Day

This Mother’s Day Geja’s Café treats all moms to a complimentary 5-minute massage. Moms can step away from the table to receive a well-deserved pampering in a secluded relaxing atmosphere with licensed massage therapists from Lincoln Park Massage Spa. 
More info here.
Lincoln Park. 
    

Monday, May 11, 2015

6:00 pm

Rooftop Soiree at III Forks to Benefit Common Threads

III Forks Prime Steakhouse will hold a spring rooftop soiree hosted by XRT radio personality Lin Brehmer. Guests will enjoy cocktails, beer, wine, hand-passed hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment and a silent auction.
Executive Chef Billy Caruso's menu, outlined below, includes beef tartare; wild rice and short rib arancini; ahi tuna with citrus ponzu; tomato confit; fluke crudo; and watermelon with feta.
 $75 per person ($50 from each ticket will be donated to Common Threads). 
Tickets and more info here.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

6:00 pm

A Taste for the Arts Gala

The Chicago Academy for the Arts hosts its annual benefit performance and Taste for the Arts Gala. Featured chefs include Curtis Duffy (Grace), Matthew Kerney (Longman & Eagle), and Tony Priolo (Piccolo Sogno/Piccolo Sogno Due).
Performances by artists of the The Academy begin at 6:00 pm. Silent and live auctions, tastings from 10 chefs, signature cocktails, and music follow at 7:30 pm.
$350/person. $5,000/reserved tables.
Gala Performance-only tickets: $30-$75 each.
Tickets and more information here.
The Loop.

6:30 pm

A Match Made in Pilsen

To celebrate the glory that is Chicago Craft Beer Week, Dusek’s hosts a chef-driven beer dinner. Six noteworthy Chicago chefs each design a course made to pair with a craft brew. Participating chefs include Jared Wentworth, John Manion, Michael Sheerin, Abe Conlon, Kevin Hickey and Jeremy Brutzkus. 
$125 per person.
More info here.
Pilsen.

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

4:00 pm

Tap Takeover & Craft Beer Week Pre-Party

Tuman’s celebrates Chicago Craft Beer Week 2015 by hosting Founders Brewing Co. for a tap takeover. Featured beers include Kentucky Bourbon Stout, 2013 Curmudgeon Old Ale, and limited releases such as Mosaic Promise Ale and Blushing Monk Belgian-Style Ale. Two year-round beers, Nitro Pale Ale and Centennial India Pale Ale, round-out the lineup.
More info here
West Town.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

10:00 am

Culinary Tour of Devon Avenue

Guest will enjoy a 2-hour Culinary Tour of Devon Avenue. You'll be lead you to fresh turmeric, cardamom, and a host of other pantry treasures. Enjoy stops at two Indian grocery stores, a specialty shop that sells imported kitchenware, and a snack shop for a warm cup of chai.
Tour participants receive copies of Chef Susan's favorite South Indian family recipes and a tip sheet for selecting spices.
$55 per person.
More info here.
West Ridge.

11:00 am

Lotties 81st Anniversary Weekend

Guests who visit Lottie's on Saturday will enjoy an all day bash featuring 81-cent draft beers, $5 Jameson, $5 Jameson Black and Stormy's, and $8.10 homemade 14-inch pizzas. Lottie's will also feature 81-cent burgers, available from 12 pm to 4 pm only.  
On Sunday the celebration will continue with 81 cent mimosas, available all day.
More info here.
Wicker Park.
 

2:00 pm

World Culinary Showcase

Celebrity chefs dish out their culinary expertise at the 2015 National Restaurant Association, Hotel-Motel Show and BAR at the NRA Show.
Attendees learn from acclaimed chefs at the new Lakeside Center stage such as: Top Chef winner Kristen Kish, Chopped judges Marc Murphy and Maneet Chauhan, as well as Rick Bayless, Anne Burrell, Robert Irvine, and more.
To register visit here.
More info here.
Near South Side.  

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2:00 pm

Family Cooking: Tarte aux fraises avec crème pâtissière

Participants learn to make a recipe with strawberries to celebrate the return of spring. Participants bring home samples, and learn to recreate the recipe in the kitchen at home.
$35 for 1 parent and 1 child or $50 family pass (max. 4) 
More info here.
Near North Side. 
 

7:00 pm

Exclusive Rooftop Wine Dinner

III Forks Prime Steakhouse announces an exclusive wine dinner in partnership with Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Participating guests will enjoy serene park and cityscape views from the gorgeous rooftop setting, while multiple Sommeliers guide them through an evening of wine and food, including a 2007 Montrachet.
Executive Chef Billy Caruso will present a five course dinner paired with a selection of wines from the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. Each guest will be presented with a custom engraved bottle of Hennessy XO.
$1,950 per person.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

10:00 am

Piyo and Pinot

Join certified instructors for a 45 minute piyo session in the Lynfred cellar followed by a glass of wine. Wear comfortable clothes you can easily move around in and bring a yoga mat if you have one. (A limited number of mats will be available).
$20 per person. Reservations required.
More info here.
Roselle.

11:00 am

Cher Birthday Brunch

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club celebrates Cher's 69th birthday with a midday "Cher-abration". Throughout the day, Diva Madam X performs live while Cher's movies, concerts and music videos play on seven jumbo projection screens. Chef JoAnn Witherell’s brunch menu is featured, along with half-priced martinis and champagne float ($7).
More info here.
Lakeview. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

6:30 pm

BBQ and Beer Dinner at Tokio Pub

Tokio pub invites guests to enjoy pation dining at their Backyard BBQ Beer Dinner. The dinner will treat guests to four courses of BBQ inspired foods paired with beer from local brewery BuckleDown.
$45 per person. For Resevations call 847.278.5181.

6:30 pm

Trash Fish Dinner

Chef-owner Paul Fehribach of Big Jones and chef Johnny Anderes of The Kitchen Chicago are joined by five chefs to present the third annual Trash Fish Dinner. The family-style dinner starts with a cocktail hour and features eight courses. The event benefits Chefs Collaborative, a national network of chefs working to foster sustainable practices in restaurants. 
More info here
River North.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

6:00 pm

Banshee Wine Dinner

Join Wine Director and Sommelier Ryan Arnold and Summer House Executive Chef Ben Goodnick for a 4-course wine pairing dinner with Banshee Wines. And meet Banshee’s Co-Founder and Winemaker Noah Dorrance.
The evening will begin with a reception with Tomales Bay Oysters, Gougères and Fava Bean ‘Brandade,’ followed by a seated dinner on Summer House Santa Monica’s patio.
$75 per person. Call 773.634.4100. for reservations.
More info here.
Lincoln Park.

6:30 pm

May Flowers Wine Dinner at Mon Ami Gabi

Enjoy the flavors of the season at Mon Ami Gabi’s May Flowers Wine Dinner.  Featuring five courses prepared by Executive Chef Bruce Williams, paired with French wines.
Enjoy Lobster Cakes and Cream of Asparagus Soup to start, followed by  mixed greens salad, Seared Halibut and Rack of Spring Lamb over Couscous and to finish, Strawberry Crêpe with Sour Cream Ice Cream for dessert.
$75 per person.  Space limited, call 630.472.1900 for reservations.
More info here.
Oak Brook.

8:00 pm

Peay Wine Dinner at RPM Italian

Guests enjoy a special 4-course dinner with Peay Vineyards from the West Sonoma Coast.
To reserve a seat call 312.955.1413.
$120 per person.
More info here.
Near North Side.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

8:00 pm

Wine Ed: Game of Rhones

Once select varietals from France’s famed Rhône region become Lynfred wine each of them could be a monarch.  But when they come to this Lynfred Tasting Battle: only one can reign supreme.
Grab a glass, pick a side, and remember when you play the Game of Rhônes, you win or you whine.  Lynfred sommelier, Gregory Hayes, will lead you in a spirited tasting including cheese pairings.
$43.30 per person.
More info here.
Roselle.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

4:00 pm

Crap Beer Day

Thalia Hall celebrates crap beer with $1 beers in including Mickey’s, Lone Star, Schlitz, High Life, Budweiser and more. High Life 40s are available for bottle service and High Life ponies will be on hand for fish feeding time at Punch House. The Golden Horse Ranch Band teaches attendees to square dance.
$10 per person.
More info here.
Pilsen. 
 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

10:00 am

Being a Chef: Who's Afraid of Hollandaise?

This event allows participants to get comfortable making Hollandaise, Bearnaise and Mousseline sauces. In addition to mastering the technique, learn how to store and quickly reconstitute these sauces later. Recipes include Asparagus with Hollandaise, Steak with Sauce Bearnaise and Salmon with Sauce Mousseline.
 $70 for members, $80 for non-members and a $15 materials fee.
More info here.
Near North Side.

June 2015

Monday, June 01, 2015

6:30 pm

The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano

Chicago City Winery hosts a live filming as Chef Chris Gawronski of Acanto cooks for famed actor Joe Mantegna, Sommelier Jon McDaniel, relationship and dating guru, Bela Gandhi and host Elysabeth Alfano. The Dinner Party ticket includes the show, bread and cheese, beer tasting, appetizer tasting, entree tasting and desserts.
$50 per person.
More info here.
Near West Side. 
 

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

6:30 pm

Great Chefs Tasting Party

2015 marks the 23rd year of the Great Chefs Tasting Party, one of Chicago’s largest, longest-running culinary fundraisers. 40 of the city’s top chefs gather to create sample portions of their signature dishes. Guests also enjoy a cocktail reception, a silent auction, raffle and live musical entertainment.
$125 for general admission and $175 for reserved seating. Proceeds benefit the children and adults served by UCP Seguin Foundation.
For tickets and more info visit here.
Near North Side.

Friday, June 05, 2015

5:00 pm

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest

This wine festival features wines from nearly 20 wineries from across the state. Spend some time exploring the Antique District on West Main Street, the specialty booths of the Botanical Fair on Court Street and everything Old Town has to offer during the festival.
More info here
Ottawa.

7:30 pm

Kulturküche - Maultaschensuppe (Soup Making Class)

Guests will learn to make German ravioli soup a meat and spinach filled dumpling served in a light chicken broth with vegetables. Chef Joseph will provide the recipe, demonstrate technique, and offer some hands on training.  Attendees will learn how to make it from "scratch", as well as a short cut method.
$18 per person includes one drink.  
Reserve seat and more info here.
Lincoln Square.

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Sunday, June 07, 2015

4:00 pm

Oak Park's Great Food Truck Rally 2015

All are invited to a local "friend-raising" food truck event sponsored by Pilgrim Congregational Church. It includes a wide variety of gourmet foods from around the world in food trucks arriving from Chicago and the western suburbs. 
The event will also include live music and guided tours of the historic building.
More info here.
Oak Park.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

5:30 pm

The Chicago Help Initiative's 2015

This not-for-profit organization the provides meals and services to the homeless and underprivileged hosts its annual Helping Hands Fundraiser and silent auction.
The event Features culinary presentations by some of Chicago’s finest restaurants including Benny’s Chop House, Gibson’s Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar, Lux Bar and more.  Sweets from Eli’s Cheesecake Company and Candyality and liquid libations from Lagunitas Beer, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Binny’s will be complemented by musical entertainment provided by piano stylist, Harriet Wilson Ellis.

Friday, June 12, 2015

5:00 pm

Ribfest Chicago 2015

Ribfest Chicago 2015 features a weekend of food, entertainment, games and more. The 6th Annual rib eating contest, RibMania, will be held on friday night. Proceeds benefit Northcenter philanthropy and community programs.  
More info here.
Northcenter. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

10:00 am

Being a Chef: Salmon Encore

This hands-on class celebrates the arrival of wild salmon and combines a new set of cooking techniques with a review of the basic skills of shopping for and storing fresh fish. Participants prepare Gravlax, Whole Poached Salmon with Sauce Gribiche, Salmon Unilateral (grilled) with Tomato Coulis and a Salmon and Corn Chowder.
$70 for members, $80 for non-members and a $15 materials fee.
More info here.
Near North Side.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

5:00 pm

Experience Japan, Chicago!

Attendance is limited to Food & Beverage Industry Professionals. Attendees sample many new Japanese products including sakes & shochus, green teas, yuzu products, seafood, miso, Wagyu beef, smoked soy sauce, black garlic products, confectionery and more. Meet brewers & producers from Japan, their U.S. importers and distributors. Network with your industry.
More info here.
Goose Island. 
 

Friday, June 19, 2015

12:00 pm

6 Corners BBQ Fest

The fest features food vendors, family entertainment and more.
More info here.
Portage Park. 

5:00 pm

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino

Feast on Italian food from local restaurants at the annual festival, which also features a wine bar, dance performances, live music and kids activities.
$3-$5 donnation.
More info here.
Pilsen.

July 2015

Friday, July 03, 2015

12:00 pm

Windy City RibFest

This festival proves that Chicago doesn't take its ribs lightly. Taste a variety of different ribs from renowned barbecuing pros, who compete for the Best Ribs award. Kids can enjoy crafts while parents listen to live music and shop from vendors.
$5 suggested donation.
More info here.
Ravenswood.
 
 

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

4:30 pm

Tasty Tuesday with Toasty Cheese: Food Truck

Toasty Cheese food truck will be parked right outside the Lynfred tasting room and serving up their delicious gourmet grilled cheese and more.
Every Tuesday in July.
Roselle.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

11:00 am

Taste of Chicago 2015

This festival has been around since 1980 on Chicago's lakefront. Aside from plenty of food to indulge in, this event also features live music, family activities and an excuse to sample fare from some of the city's most storied establishments. 
More info here.
South Loop.

Friday, July 10, 2015

5:00 pm

Square Roots - Craft Brew & Music Experience

The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (LSRCC) and Old Town School of Folk Music (OTSFM) present the 4th Annual Square Roots Craft Beer and Music Experience.
Over 30,000 fans attend Square Roots each year to enjoy more than 40 local craft brews (including special batch and limited release taps), great food and the diverse genres of  entertainment that only the Old Town School of Folk Music can provide.
Suggested donation $10 for Adults, $5 Seniors/kids, $20 for Families.
More info here.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

11:00 am

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Sample burgers from Chicago's top emporiums and restaurants while enjoying rockin' music and activities for children and an arts and craft fair.
$10 suggested donation.
More info here.
Roscoe Village.

12:00 pm

Taste of Lakeview

Sample food from the neighborhood's vendors, listen to live music and browse crafts with 40,000 other people at the annual fest. Proceeds benefit the West Lakeview Neighbors and the Jahn World Language School.
Suggested $5 donation.
More info here.
Lakeview.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

5:00 pm

Green City Market 15th Annual Chef BBQ Benefit

Green City Market hosts their annual BBQ featuring items offered from the bounty of the market with nearly 100 chefs and restaurants.
In addition to food, 50 of the Midwest’s brewers, distilleries, wineries, and mixologists will feature locally made craft beer, wine, hand-crafted cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.
$125 per person. $250 per VIP ticket.  Tickets go on sale May 2.
More info here.
Lincoln Park.

Friday, July 17, 2015

5:00 pm

Taste of River North

The 14 annual celebration of the neighborhood's restaurants and chefs, which also offers live music from local party and tribute bands, and kids' activities.
$5 suggested donation. 
More info here.
River North.

August 2015

Saturday, August 01, 2015

1:00 pm

Taste of Latin America

The festival showcases Central and South American food, wine, music and arts & crafts.
More info here.
Logan Square.

September 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

10:00 am

sangria

Festival of the Vine

Festival of the Vine features restaurants of Geneva and The Fall Harvest Market, which includes food and floral demos, an arts and crafts show, flower market, horse-drawn carriage rides and several wine tasting and dinner events.
Cost for food & wine tickets range between $1 - $5 each.
More info here.