Friday, June 7
Friday, May 31
Second annual Kegs for Kidneys at Fischman Liquors & Tavern. Gird your livers and stomachs, then fill a keepsake tasting glass with favorite and rare craft beers from more than 40 breweries. Eat great food from Wagyu Wagon’s, serving the Dirty and Sumo, and the debut of Lovely Bakeshop’s bourbon cherry brownies. Plus there will be a rare bottle and basket raffle, live jazz by Soulio, all in a tented lot. The event sponsors a child to Kidney Camp, with remaining proceeds donated to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. Admission $40, food additional.
Saturday, June 1
My cousins Irene and Pauline Yau closed Chinatown Cafe Friday night after 30 years of serving Chinese-American diner food including Chicago style egg rolls, General Tso's chicken, and their famous satay chow mein.
You know how much I love diner food. And Chinese-American diner food? An even more personally beloved endangered species.
Friday, May 24
Inaugural WBEZ Day of Service registration deadline. Presented by WBEZ and Chicago Cares, volunteer for service projects with a range of non-profits across Chicagoland. Food-wise, on Wednesday (May 29), sort and pack donations for food pantries and soup kitchens at the Greater Chicago Food Depository; and Thursday (May 30) throw a Bingo and Birthday Party for 40 seniors with food, balloons, and lots of fun at the CHA’s Flannery Apartments. On Saturday (June 1) celebrate service with your first Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale on the house at Schubas. Admission FREE, but reservations required here.
Saturday, May 25
Friday, May 17
Unicornucopia: Big Fork, Co-op Sauce, and Pipeworks Brewing collaboration party at Star Lounge. A Chicago Craft Beer Week four course, four beer pairing dinner. First magical course: Wisconsin morels, Michigan asparagus, crispy Don Pedro's prosciutto, shaved salt cured yolk, and fermented poblano vinaigrette; paired with Pipeworks' Ninja Vs. Unicorn Double IPA. Admission $45.
Saturday, May 18