A delicious meal can be even more satisfying when eaten for charity. Suddenly, chowing down on your 20th chicken wing or third helping of mac 'n cheese doesn't seem so shameful when you can wipe your mouth and say "it was for a good cause!" Goose Island hosts a pig roast to benefit Slow Food Chicago, DMK Burger Bar throws a bash for Share Our Strength and Oak Park drinks beers for Seven Generations Ahead. These are events worth feeling good (and hungry) about.
DMK's "#2 Burger" with chili-rubbed onion strings, Amish bleu cheese and chipotle ketchup (photo by Joseph Storch)