July 2015

Thursday, July 02, 2015

7:00 am

Franklin Barbecue Popup

THIS EVENT IS SOLD-OUT
The Land & Sea Department hosts the 3 Day Franklin Barbecue Popup.This three-day smoked meats extravaganza features barbecue from James Beard award-winning chef Aaron Franklin.
$100/ Person.
More info here.
East Garfield Park.

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6:30 pm

Francesca’s Restaurants Patio Party

Francesca’s Intimo hosts an evening on their patio featuring decadent appetizers, an array of refreshing summer cocktails, and live music. 
More info here.
Lake Forest.

7:00 pm

Headquarters Beercade 2nd Annual HQ Paper Plane Contest

Headquarters Beercade hosts its 2nd Annual HQ Paper Plane Contest. Winners will be determined by flight distance and accuracy and will advance to the semi-finals and then the finals for a chance to win cash prizes.
More info here.
Lake View.

Friday, July 03, 2015

11:00 am

Fourth of July Cubs Game Day Specials

Stretch in Wrigleyville on Fourth of July weekend offers Cubs game day specials. Featured is the $12 "Let's Play Two" burger and beer special. The special features a choice of beer and a regular burger with choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion.
More info here
Wrigleyville.

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.
 
 

Saturday, July 04, 2015

8:00 am

4th of July Brunch at Nana

Chef Jeremy Kiens augments the Independence Day brunch menu with specials such as Blueberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast and a Triple S Farms Braised Ham Hock Omelet. Signature brunch cocktails such as the Poblano Bloody Mary, with house bloody mary mix, lemon juice and a chili-salt rim will be on offer.
More info here.
Bridgeport.

9:30 am

Fireworks at LandShark Beer Garden on Navy Pier

 The LandShark Beer Garden,celebrates the Fourth of July with a full lineup of live music. Headlined by its signature, Landshark Lager, imports, micro-brewed and domestic beers are always served at the Landshark Beer Garden, as well as cocktails and frozen drinks. Favorite picnic foods including pizza, bratwurst soaked in Landshark Lager, Italian beef, hot  wings, hamburgers, and Chicago style hot dogs are available.
More info here.
Streeterville.

10:00 am

4th of July at High Noon Saloon

High Noon Saloon celebrates the 4th of July with specials such as $3 applewood-smoked beef brisket tacos, $3 Bud and Bud Light tall boy cans, and $3 Old Forester Kentucky straight bourbon shots.
More info here.
Wicker Park.

11:00 am

Fourth of July Dog Benefit at Lottie's

Lottie's hosts an Independence Celebration benefitting the Veterans Service Dog Program. Specials include two Chicago hot dogs for $4 (100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the dog service program) and drink specials. Lottie's also offers complimentary patriotic doggy body art and frozen doggy yogurt available for purchase.
More info here.
Bucktown. 

11:00 am

Fourth of July Specials at Municipal

To celebrate the Fourth of July Municipal Bar + Dining Co. offers drink and food specials. Specials include $4 Red, White & Blue Moscow Mules $2 sliders.
More info here.
River North.

11:00 am

July 4th at the Division Ale House

Division Ale House celebrates the 4th with all-day deals such as a $6 Chicago-Style Beer Brat,  a $10.99 All-American Burger, and a fruity $8 Ale House Punch.
More info here.
Wicker Park.

11:00 am

The Pony Frosty Fourth of July Party

The Pony hosts a Fourth of July Party featuring drink specials, brand sampling, and a prize giveaway. 
More info here
Roscoe Village.

4:00 pm

Mrs. Murphy & Sons’ 4th of July Complimentary Pig Roast

Mrs. Murphy & Sons celebrates the 4th of July with a special complimentary pig roast celebration. There’s a suggested donation of $20 and all proceeds will benefit the Illinois Patriot Education Fund. Guests can enjoy a complimentary pig roast with baked beans, corn pudding and a pint of beer, as well as drink specials, including $4 Anchor Liberty Ale pints.
More info here.
North Center.

5:30 pm

Independence Day Sidewalk BBQ

Osteria Langhe is celebrating Independence Day. Chef Cameron's is preparing signature sliders & grilled sausage with cocktails, summer wines, and chilled beer.
More info here.
Logan Square.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

11:00 am

Kinky Boots Brunch

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club hosts a Kinky Boots themed brunch. Female impersonator “Diva Madam X” will perform as Cyndi Lauper and seven large screens will show the original Kinky Boots movie. Chef JoAnn Witherell serves an a la carte brunch menu and build-your-own beverages.
More info here.
Lake View. 
 

3:00 pm

Frontier Fourth of July Weekend Fish Fry

 Frontier celebrates the Fourth of July with a Fish Fry. Guests can have an all-you-can-eat fish fry featuring thin-cut fried catfish, fish hushpuppies, potato salad and corn,
 prepared by Pioneer Tavern Group Corporate Chef Brian Jupiter. Cocktail specials include $7 Citadelle Gin cocktails and $5 Oskar Blues Yella Pils.
$20/ Person.
More info here.
Noble Square.

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Monday, July 06, 2015

7:30 am

National Fried Chicken Day at Hash House a Go Go

Hash House a Go Go celebrates National Fried Chicken Day. Guests can choose from several dishes that include fried chicken, including the Andy’s Sage Fried Chicken Farm Benedict.
More info here.
Gold Coast. 

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.

6:00 pm

Winemaker Takeover at Webster's

Webster's hosts an evening with Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars in Berkeley, California. Featuring a special menu of small plates paired with Broc Cellars wines. 
More info here
Logan Square. 

6:00 pm

West Town PUP Crawl

Mahoney's Pub & Grille partners with three other West Town bars including Aberdeen Tap, G & O Tavern, The Matchbox to host the weekly yappy-hour called "West Town Pup Crawl." All participating bars will feature a food and drink special and plenty of fresh water for the pups, including an alcohol-free beer made just for dogs called Bowser Beer, at Mahoney’s.  From 6pm to 8pm, 15% of Mahoney’s Pub & Grille bar sales proceeds will benefit the featured animal rescue group of the week.

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.

6:00 pm

Beats On Bluhm

Terzo Piano offers locals and visitors a rare evening on the restaurant’s Bluhm Family Terrace, overlooking Millennium Park and the Chicago Skyline. Terzo Piano offers specialty cocktails, light bites and beats from Tyler Huffman.
$35/person.
More info here.
Millennium Park.

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

6:30 pm

Francesca’s Restaurants Patio Party

Francesca’s Passaggio hosts an evening on their patio featuring decadent appetizers, an array of refreshing summer cocktails, and live music.
More info here.
Naperville.           

6:30 pm

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation 6th Annual Summer Cocktail Party

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation hosts a cocktail party to benefit breast cancer research programs at Northwestern Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
$75/person in advance.
More info here
Near North. 

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7:00 pm

Tomatin Tasting at Fountainhead

Fountainhead hosts Tomatin Distillery and special guest Scott Fraser. Fraser, the visitor center manager at Tomatin, gives a guided tasting of four rare Tomatin whiskies.
$20/person.
More info here. 
Ravenswood.

Friday, July 10, 2015

2:15 pm

Windy City Smokeout

Bub City hosts this 3-day BBQ and country music festival. The culinary lineup includes some of the best talent from Chicago and around the country. Live country music provided by Kacey Musgraves, Lee Brice, and many more.
Single Day Pass - $40/per
3-Day Pass - $99.50/person.
More info here.
Fulton River District.

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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

9:00 am

French Pastry Experience

The French Pastry School hosts an educational event that teaches guests how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. Guests get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven.
$50/ Person.
More info here.
The Loop.

10:00 am

Being a Chef: Spotlight on Olive Oil

Taste oils from France, Spain, and Italy and pair them with a special summer menu. You'll marinate tuna in oil for a salade niçoise, season a peppered rib-eye steak, dress strawberries in vanilla-infused oil, and bake a voluminous olive oil cake.

Please dress to work in the kitchen.
$70 members / $80 non-members / $15 materials fee.
More info here.
Near North Side.

10:00 am

Kicking Ash BBQ 103: Don't be a Chicken

 Real Urban Barbecue’s Kicking Ash Summer Grilling Series teaches guests the art of preparing, grilling and serving a variety of products using techniques that they can implement at home. Each Kicking Ash participant is provided with their own grill, knife, cutting board and seasonings to prepare a variety of dishes featuring beef, poultry, seafood, seasonal vegetables, and more based on their selected course.
$75/ Person.
More info here.
Highland Park.

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11:00 am

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

The sixth annual patty extravaganza features plenty of traditional and gourmet burgers from more than a dozen restaurants. This weekend fest also includes music on two stages, a large Kids' Zone, arts & crafts and more. Among this year's vendors: Butcher & the Burger, Cortland's Garage, Hackney's, Rockit Burger Bar and more. $10 suggested donation benefits Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce.
More info here.
Roscoe Village.
 
 

12:00 pm

Taste of Lakeview

Taking place one week before the Taste of Chicago, Lakeview is transformed into a foodie haven when the Taste of Lakeview street festival returns. Festival goers can enjoy local food, cool beer from Bud and a music line-up across two stages. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, with proceeds benefiting the West Lakeview Neighbors.
More info here.
Lakeview.

12:00 pm

Lagunitas Patio Pop-Up Party at Tribes Alehouse

Tribes Alehouse & Beer Company hosts the first-ever Lagunitas Patio Pop-Up Party at Tribes in Tinley Park.The event features specialty brews from Lagunitas and Smoked BBQ specials like smoked brisket sandwiches, smoked ribs and smoked chicken wings. 
More info here.
Tinley Park.

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.

6:00 pm

Hot Time Summer In The City

Mott Street Restaurant will savor a special summer sizzle evening of signature dishes, prepared and presented by chef/owner Edward Kim. During the reception there are tea infused cocktails created by beverage director Nate Chung.
More info here.
Noble Square.

Monday, July 13, 2015

6:00 pm

Maryland Blue Crab Dinner

Summer House Santa Monica hosts their 1st Annual Maryland Blue Crab Dinner where Executive Chef Ben Goodnick serves up an all-you-can-eat feast of Chesapeake Blue Crab with corn, potatoes and Old Bay along with Hoopers Island Oysters.
 $50 per person.
Advanced reservations required; call 773.634.4100.
More info here.
Lincoln Park. 

7:00 pm

Table8 Hosts Benefit for The Trotter Project

Table8 hosts a benefit dinner and silent auction to assist The Trotter Project. This multi-course dinner is prepared by Chef Michael Taus of Taus Authentic, along with Executive Chef Chris Anderson of Michelin-starred Moto Restaurant, and Executive Chef Jimmy Papadopolous of Bohemian House. The silent auction features fine dinners/drinks, exciting experiences/trips and notable gifts/libations donated by several of Chicago’s culinary leaders and industry friends.
$135/ Person (Excluding Drinks).

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

7:00 pm

D'Noche's Night on the Patio

D'Noche hosts Don Julio Tequila and Ballast Point Brewing for a 5 course tasting on the patio. Dishes include tomato gazpacho, seared sea scallops, and pulled pork tacos with chipotle guava sauce.
$50/ Person.
More info here.
Logan Square.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

6:30 pm

Lioco Wine Dinner

III Forks Prime Steakhouse hosts a Lioco wine dinner. Featuring California varietals from Sonoma, Santa Cruz and Mendocino, paired with a six course meal by Executive Chef Billy Caruso.
$125/person.
More info here.
Near East Side. 
 

6:30 pm

Francesca’s Restaurants Patio Party

Francesca’s Famiglia hosts an evening on their patio featuring decadent appetizers, an array of refreshing summer cocktails, and live music.
More info here.

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.

5:00 pm

Forest Park Music Fest

The Forest Park Music Fest is a three day fest that features live music, two beer gardens serving up ice-cold beer from Miller, food from some of the area’s top vendors, carnival games and arts and crafts.The festival benefits the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce.
More info here.
Forest Park.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

10:00 am

Kicking Ash BBQ 104: Grilling Under the Sea

 Real Urban Barbecue’s Kicking Ash Summer Grilling Series teaches guests the art of preparing, grilling and serving a variety of products using techniques that they can implement at home. Each Kicking Ash participant is provided with their own grill, knife, cutting board and seasonings to prepare a variety of dishes featuring beef, poultry, seafood, seasonal vegetables, and more based on their selected course.
$65/ Person.
More info here.
Highland Park.

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10:00 am

One Smart Cookie Shares Crumbs of History

Mindy Segal discusses the evolution of the modern cookie. She will take us from the invention of Toll House chocolate chip cookies to the innovations happening currently in her kitchen at Hot Chocolate in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. Mindy will also include a cookie-making demo.
More info here.
West Town.

11:00 am

Southport Art Festival

 Southport Art Festival showcases some of the city’s best and most diverse artists - oil, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, sculpture, photography, wood, fiber, glass, paper, metal, and mixed media take center stage all weekend long. There's also special children’s area, live music, and food and ice-cold beer from beer sponsors, Bud Light. 
More info here.
Lakeview.

2:00 pm

Chicago Food Swap

Home cooks and gardeners trade and barter their homemade and homegrown foods at the Chicago Food Swap. All participants are individuals trading goods they made or grew themselves and no money changes hands.
$5 registration fee.
More info here
Edgewater. 

3:00 pm

Mixology Academy: Umbrella Drinks

Mercadito hosts a Mixology Academy class on Umbrella Drinks. Guests can learn how to make a variety of drinks including Polynesian Tiki Bowls and Caribbean boat drinks. Food is provided for each table.
$45/ Person.
More info here.
For reservations call 312.329.9555.
River North.

Monday, July 20, 2015

5:00 pm

French Pastry Experience

The French Pastry School hosts an educational event that teaches guests how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. Guests get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven.
$50/ Person.
More info here.
The Loop.

7:00 pm

Respiratory Health Association at Revolution Brewery

Revolution Brewing's Brewpub hosts a fundraiser for the Respiratory Health Association. Guests recieve appetizers and unlimited pours of 5 Revolution Brewing Beers. Ticket purchases support Respiratory Health Association's mission to promote healthy lungs and fight lung disease through research, advocacy and education.
$50/ Person. 
More info here.
Logan Square.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

11:30 am

Summer Cooking Camp for Kids

Young chefs can have 3 days of summer fun in the kitchen with Chef Sarah. Camp tuition includes daily lunch and a snack, a Whole Foods Market chef's apron, and plenty of new recipes to recreate at home.
Tuition is $200.
Ages 5-8.
More info here.
Northbrook.
 

7:00 pm

Paint Nite at Fork Chicago

Fork Chicago Hosts a paint nite with local artist, Andria Green. Guests can sip on a cocktail, while Andria Green guides them through each painting so that they come up with their own unique masterpiece at the end of the night. No experience needed and all supplies are provided.
$45/ Person.
More info here.
Lincoln Square.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

6:00 pm

Tequila and Spirits Festival

Food, Summer Cocktail, Tequila Tastings, and Latin Music.  Over 40+ brands with 500 new friends for a 3 hour Happy Hour at the Blue Agave-K Station.
More info here.
River West.

6:30 pm

Francesca’s Restaurants Patio Party

Mia Francesca hosts an evening on their patio featuring decadent appetizers, an array of refreshing summer cocktails, and live music.
More info here.
Lake View.

Friday, July 24, 2015

6:00 pm

Annual "Uncorked" Series at Oak Park Conservatory

The Oak Park Conservatory kicks off of its annual “Uncorked” event series featuring local artists, musicians, small bites and beer & wine from Oak Park restaurants and sponsors. Uncorked events take place the fourth Friday of the month from June through September at the Oak Park Conservatory.
$15/ Person.
More info here.
Oak Park.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

10:00 am

Being a Chef: From Pesto to Pistou

Explore ways fresh basil is used in Provence. Learn to simply garnishing fresh fruit with spicy leaves to making a light pistou with garlic and olive oil.

Please dress to work in the kitchen.
$70 members / $80 non-members / $15 materials fee.
More info here.
Near North Side.

10:30 am

Tribes Fest

Tribes Beer Fest features 25 breweries including its very own Tribes Beer Company, Against the Grain, Ballast Point, Bells Boulevard, Buckledown, Coronado, Dark Horse and more. Attendees receive a commemorative glass, access to pub-only beers, 15% off food throughout the entire day and 7oz tastes of the brews. 
More info here
Tinley Park. 

11:00 am

Sweet Summer Brunch Delight

Tipsy Cakes hosts a reception and brunch event.  The Reception features passed bellinis, egg and bacon pies paired with Prosecco.  As well as a cupcake decorating activity.
Brunch includes Creme Brulee French Toast with passion fruit curd and more.  Everyone will take home a trio of hand decorated cupcakes, all boxed up.
$47 per member and $57 per non-member.  Reservations are required, call 312.777.1090.
More info here.
Bucktown.
 

4:00 pm

8th Annual Peak Harvest Farm Dinner

Angelic Organics Farm hosts a five-course gourmet meal prepared by premier Chefs. Each dish is specially designed using seasonal produce fresh from the farm and other sustainable local ingredients. All proceeds support the farms' educational programs that help build local food systems.
$175/person.
More info here
Caledonia.

 

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

4:00 pm

High Class Dive Bar Pub Crawl

Clover Sports & Leisure delivers a different way to see the city of Chicago featuring different routes of Chicago’s finest dive bars. Patrons, donning their finest evening attire or their old prom dress or tuxedo, board a “party bus”. The guided tour, complete with a self-proclaimed dive bar aficionado, roams the city to the designated stops.
More info here.
River West.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

11:30 am

Summer Cooking Camp for Kids

Young chefs can have 3 days of summer fun in the kitchen with Chef Sarah. Camp tuition includes daily lunch and a snack, a Whole Foods Market chef's apron, and plenty of new recipes to recreate at home.
Tuition is $200.
Ages 9-12.
More info here.
Northbrook.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

6:00 pm

Wine Tasting

Fork is having a walk around tasting featuring 60-80 wines and delicious seasonal snacks. Order any of the wines you like that night for pickup the next week.
$36 per person.
More info here.
Lincoln Square.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

6:30 pm

Francesca’s Restaurants Patio Party at Davanti Enoteca

Davanti Enoteca Western Springs hosts an evening on their patio featuring decadent appetizers, an array of refreshing summer cocktails, and live music. 
More info here.
Western Springs

August 2015

Saturday, August 01, 2015

12:00 pm

Edge Fest

Now in its 4th year, Edge Fest features flavorsome cuisine, ice-cold beer from Bud Light, live music across two stages, family fun, local artists and even a dog costume contest. Proceeds from this community celebration benefit the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. 
More info here.
Edgewater.

1:00 pm

Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge

The Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge presented by St. Viator Parish is back for 2015. This year there are 15 teams made up of local breweries and pit masters. There is also a panel of celebrity judges including Stephanie Izard, from Girl & The Goat and Little Goat, Barry Sorkin, from Smoque BBQ, and Joaquin Soler, from Smalls BBQ.
More information here.
General Admission- $50/ Person.
VIP- $75/ Person.
Old Irving Park.

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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.

Monday, August 03, 2015

5:00 pm

French Pastry Experience

The French Pastry School hosts an educational event that teaches guests how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. Guests get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven.
$50/ Person.
More info here. 
The Loop.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

6:00 pm

West Town PUP Crawl

Mahoney's Pub & Grille partners with three other West Town bars including Aberdeen Tap, G & O Tavern, The Matchbox to host the weekly yappy-hour called "West Town Pup Crawl." All participating bars will feature a food and drink special and plenty of fresh water for the pups, including an alcohol-free beer made just for dogs called Bowser Beer, at Mahoney’s.  From 6pm to 8pm, 15% of Mahoney’s Pub & Grille bar sales proceeds will benefit the featured animal rescue group of the week.

Friday, August 07, 2015

5:00 pm

Retro on Roscoe

Chicagoans looking for a blast from the past don’t need to look further than the 20th annual Retro on Roscoe festival. This festival has live music, antique stalls, the area's top restaurants serving up cuisine, ice-cold beer from Bud Light and a family area offering prime inflatables, delectable crafts, balloon artists, face painting and rides. There's even an Antique Car Show presented by Four Treys Bar; showcasing over 50 antique, classic and muscle cars. Admission is a $10 suggested donation in aid of The Roscoe Village Neighbors.

7:00 pm

Cuisine for Cancer by Imerman Angels and Sleefood

Imerman Angels and Sleefood present the inaugural Cuisine for Cancer, Chicago’s first of its kind collaborative culinary event. Chefs from over 20 of Chicago’s  top local restaurants work with ten local charities to create an original Latin fusion-themed dish to be judged by a panel of Chicago celebrity judges including Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871.  Guests have the opportunity to sample all of the competing dishes and cast their votes for the Peoples’ Choice award.
$85/ Person.
More info here.
West Town.

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Saturday, August 08, 2015

10:00 am

Being a Chef: Provençal Style Pizza

Try your hand at a Provençal thin crust pizza with zucchini and St. Maure cheese. Don't feel like baking? Learn how to prepare pan-bagnat , a bread salad on a bun.

Please dress to work in the kitchen.
$70 members / $80 non-members / $15 materials fee.
More info here.
Near North Side.

12:00 pm

Wrigleyville Summerfest

The 2015 installment of Wrigleyville Summerfest offers a lineup of some of Wrigleyville’s best food, ice-cold beer from Bud Light and live music. Proceeds benefit the local community through Resurrection Lutheran Church, Lakeview Pantry, The Night Ministry and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. 
More info here.
Wrigleyville.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

10:00 am

Createfest - Arts and Food Truck Festival

CreateFest is a hands-on arts and food truck festival. This event joins artists and foodies for a day of arts and eats. There is live music, dancing, food trucks, guided art activities and other exhibitions.

$20.00 for adults.
$7.00 for children.
More info here.
Bridgeport.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

6:00 pm

Beats On Bluhm

Terzo Piano offers locals and visitors a rare evening on the restaurant’s Bluhm Family Terrace, overlooking Millennium Park and the Chicago Skyline. Terzo Piano offers specialty cocktails, light bites and beats from DJ shAde.
$35/person.
More info here.
Millennium Park.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

5:00 pm

Festa Italiana

This 3-day outdoor festival features dishes from longtime family-owned restaurants and neighborhood newcomers. New addition to this year’s event includes Cooking With Nonna, allowing one lucky grandmother to cook with the Italian chef herself, chosen through a social media contest leading up to the event. The festival also includes big band orchestras, Italian card games, and meatball and cannoli eating contests.
Suggested $5 donation.

5:00 pm

Festa Italiana

Prepare for a trip overseas without having to leave Chicago’s Little Italy as Festa Italiana returns for its 11th year. The outdoor festival features dishes from longtime family-owned restaurants and neighborhood newcomers. Entry to Festa Italiana is a suggested $5 donation with proceeds benefiting the University Village Association.
More info here.
University Village/ Little Italy.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

10:00 am

Kicking Ash BBQ 105: Surf & Turf

 Real Urban Barbecue’s Kicking Ash Summer Grilling Series teaches guests the art of preparing, grilling and serving a variety of products using techniques that they can implement at home. Each Kicking Ash participant is provided with their own grill, knife, cutting board and seasonings to prepare a variety of dishes featuring beef, poultry, seafood, seasonal vegetables, and more based on their selected course.
$75/ Person.
More info here.
Highland Park.

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12:00 pm

Veggie Fest

The largest vegetarian festival in the country. Featuring good vegetarian food, demos, live music, and family fun.
Both admission and parking are free.
More info here.
Lisle.

Monday, August 17, 2015

7:00 pm

Cookbook Dinner with Kevin Gillespie

Heaven on Seven hosts a cookbook dinner and book signing with Atlanta chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef alum Kevin Gillespie. Gillespie prepares a five-course meal of dishes from the cookbook with alcohol pairings.
$85/person.
More info here.
Near North. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

6:00 pm

Le Dîner en Blanc

The annual secret affair, offers another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty, and magic as it takes over an undisclosed public space whose location is revealed moments prior to the start of the event.
More info here.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

9:00 am

French Pastry Experience

The French Pastry School hosts an educational event that teaches guests how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. Guests get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven.
$50/ Person.
More info here.
The Loop.

12:00 pm

West Loop Art Fair

100 talented artists from across the country showcase and sell their creative work at the West Loop Art Fair. Activities include a live art demonstrations and interactive features such a graffiti wall, art bingo, and a photo booth.
$5/suggested donation.
More info here.
West Loop.

Friday, August 28, 2015

6:00 pm

Annual "Uncorked" Series at Oak Park Conservatory

The Oak Park Conservatory kicks off of its annual “Uncorked” event series featuring local artists, musicians, small bites and beer & wine from Oak Park restaurants and sponsors. Uncorked events take place the fourth Friday of the month from June through September at the Oak Park Conservatory.
$15/ Person.
More info here.
Oak Park.

September 2015

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

6:00 pm

West Town PUP Crawl

 Mahoney's Pub & Grille partners with three other West Town bars including Aberdeen Tap, G & O Tavern, The Matchbox to host the weekly yappy-hour called "West Town Pup Crawl." All participating bars will feature a food and drink special and plenty of fresh water for the pups, including an alcohol-free beer made just for dogs called Bowser Beer, at Mahoney’s.  From 6pm to 8pm, 15% of Mahoney’s Pub & Grille bar sales proceeds will benefit the featured animal rescue group of the week.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

1:00 pm

Chicago's Best Summer WingFest

For the past sixteen years, Chicago’s Best WingFest, has been held annually indoors every February. Chicago’s Best Summer WingFest features double the wing-slinging restaurants, live music, carnival games, a vendor market, craft beer and a full bar, all the for the same price as the original winter WingFest.
$40-100/person.
More info here.
West Town.

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.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

9:00 am

Mod Mex & Mod Mix: The New Face of Mexican Food in Chicago

Chef Rick Bayless hosts four special guest chefs to explore contemporary Mexican cuisine. At this friendly face-off, each chef defends their vision of Mexican cooking while guests have food, beverages, cooking demonstrations, tastings of tequila, wines and more.
$95/ Person.
More info here.
Goose Island.
 
 

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Monday, September 14, 2015

6:00 am

Mod Mex & Mod Mix: The Meal

The Mod Mex & Mod Mix series continues with a seated dinner at Topolobampo. This evening features a five-course dinner hosted by Chef Bayless along with dishes from chefs Pablo Salas, Curtis Duffy, Fany Gerson and cocktail pairings by Mixologists Joseph Mortera, Dave Arnold and Jay Schroeder. 
General Admission: $195/ Person.
VIP Admission: $275/ Person.
More info here.
Near North.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

9:00 am

French Pastry Experience

The French Pastry School hosts an educational event that teaches guests how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. Guests get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven.
$50/ Person.
More info here.
The Loop.
 

Friday, September 25, 2015

6:00 pm

Annual "Uncorked" Series at Oak Park Conservatory

The Oak Park Conservatory kicks off of its annual “Uncorked” event series featuring local artists, musicians, small bites and beer & wine from Oak Park restaurants and sponsors. Uncorked events take place the fourth Friday of the month from June through September at the Oak Park Conservatory.
$15/ Person.
More info here.
Oak Park.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

6:00 am

Guest Chef Dinner Series at Mexique

Mexique Chef Carlos Gaytan hosts special guest Chef Jorge Vallejo of Quintonil in Mexico City for a two-day culinary event with multi-­course meals showcasing modern Mexican cuisine. 
$100/ Person.
For reservations call 312.850.0288.
More info here.
Noble Square.
 

Monday, September 28, 2015

5:00 pm

French Pastry Experience

The French Pastry School hosts an educational event that teaches guests how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. Guests get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven.
$50/ Person.
More info here.
The Loop.

October 2015

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

6:00 pm

West Town PUP Crawl

Mahoney's Pub & Grille partners with three other West Town bars including Aberdeen Tap, G & O Tavern, The Matchbox to host the weekly yappy-hour called "West Town Pup Crawl." All participating bars will feature a food and drink special and plenty of fresh water for the pups, including an alcohol-free beer made just for dogs called Bowser Beer, at Mahoney’s.  From 6pm to 8pm, 15% of Mahoney’s Pub & Grille bar sales proceeds will benefit the featured animal rescue group of the week.

Monday, October 12, 2015

5:00 pm

French Pastry Experience

The French Pastry School hosts an educational event that teaches guests how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. Guests get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven.
$50/ Person.
More info here.
The Loop.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

9:00 am

French Pastry Experience

The French Pastry School hosts an educational event that teaches guests how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. Guests get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven.
$50/ Person.
More info here.
The Loop.

November 2015

Monday, November 02, 2015

5:00 pm

French Pastry Experience

The French Pastry School hosts an educational event that teaches guests how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. Guests get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven.
$50/ Person.
More info here.
The Loop.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

9:00 am

French Pastry Experience

The French Pastry School hosts an educational event that teaches guests how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. Guests get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven.
$50/ Person.
More info here. 
The Loop.

December 2015

Saturday, December 05, 2015

9:00 am

French Pastry Experience

The French Pastry School hosts an educational event that teaches guests how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. Guests get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven.
$50/ Person.
More info here.
The Loop.