WBEZ | chicago craft beer week http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-craft-beer-week Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Handpicked Chicago food and drink events: trash fish dinner, mah jongg and more http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-05/handpicked-chicago-food-and-drink-events-trash-fish-dinner-mah-jongg-and <p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/bellygreennachos.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Three Sisters black bean salad with vegetables and red Thai curry by bellyq chef Bill Kim with Green Acres Farm at Green City Market Chefs BBQ 2012 in Chicago (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></p><p><strong>Friday, May 17</strong><br /><a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/378439"><u><em>Unicornucopia: Big Fork, Co-op Sauce, and Pipeworks Brewing collaboration party</em></u></a> at Star Lounge. A Chicago Craft Beer Week four course, four beer pairing dinner. First magical course: Wisconsin morels, Michigan asparagus, crispy Don Pedro&#39;s prosciutto, shaved salt cured yolk, and fermented poblano vinaigrette; paired with Pipeworks&#39; Ninja Vs. Unicorn Double IPA. Admission $45.</p><p><strong>Saturday, May 18</strong><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/agroterrorism-food-poisoning-brought-new-level-106986"><u><em>Agroterrorism (Food Poisoning Brought to a New Level!)</em></u></a> at the Chicago History Museum. Presented by the Culinary Historians of Chicago, poison expert Dr. Jerrold Leikin will discuss agroterrorism, including the first and biggest bioterrorist attack in U.S. history: the 1984 Rajneeshee salad bar salmonella contamination which poisoned 751 people in 10 Oregon restaurants. What food samples will be served at a food poisoning event? Come and be surprised! This event will be recorded for WBEZ&rsquo;s <em>Chicago Amplified</em>. Admission FREE for Culinary Historians of Chicago members, $5 general, $3 for students.</p><p><strong>Sunday, May 19</strong><br /><a href="http://gooseisland25.eventbrite.com/"><u><em>Goose Island 25th anniversary party</em></u></a> outside at Goose Island&rsquo;s Fulton Street Brewery. A celebration of beer, with actual craft brewers on-site, plus local food favorites and music. Sample craft beers from Goose Island (including the Fulton and Wood, and Bourbon County collections) plus special guests Half Acre, Emmett&rsquo;s Brewing, Virtue Cider, and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. Admission $25.</p><p><strong>Monday, May 20</strong><br /><a href="http://chefscollaborative.org/events/trash-fish-dinner-chicago/"><u><em>Trash Fish Dinner: the Best Seafood You&#39;ve Never Tried</em></u></a> at Big Jones. Asian carp, scup, dogfish, triggerfish, smelt and speckled trout have traditionally been discarded by fishermen, left off menus by chefs, and are virtually unknown to the general public. Presented by Chefs Collaborative, 10 of Chicago&rsquo;s best chefs turn trash fish into treasured dinner. Hosted by Big Jones chef Paul Fehribach with Avec&rsquo;s Erling Wu-Bower, Blackbird&rsquo;s Paul Kahan, North Pond&rsquo;s Bruce Sherman, Prairie Grass Café&rsquo;s Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris, Trattoria No. 10&rsquo;s Laura Piper, Trenchermen&rsquo;s Michael and Patrick Sheerin, and Vie and Perennial Virant&rsquo;s Paul Virant. The dinner is sold out but add your name to the waitlist to be notified when seats become available. Weather permitting, Big Jones will open the patio. All proceeds benefit Chefs Collaborative. Admission $125.</p><p><strong>Tuesday, May 21</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/chinese-roots-mah-jongg-107010"><u><em>Chinese Roots of Mah Jongg</em></u></a> at the Chicago History Museum. Presented by the Chicago History Museum in collaboration with the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, discuss the cross-cultural love of Mah Jongg over kosher tea. This event will be recorded for WBEZ&rsquo;s <em>Chicago Amplified</em>. Admission $8 for Chicago History Museum members, $10 general.</p><p><strong>Wednesday, May 22</strong><br /><a href="https://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50363/p/salsa/event/common/public/index.sjs?event_KEY=71605"><u><em>International Biodiversity Day</em></u></a> at The Field Museum. Travel the globe through the lens of photographer David Cavagnaro. Learn the geographic origins of our favorite fruits and vegetables, and the diaspora that&#39;s responsible for the diversity we have today. Tour the Edible Treasures Garden at the museum then taste food inspired by this year&#39;s plantings. Presented by the Field Museum, Peterson Garden Project, Seed Savers Exchange, and Jewell Events Catering, celebrating seed diversity. Admission $10.</p><p><strong>Thursday, May 23</strong><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/603603962992087/"><u><em>Meet the Market</em></u></a> at bellyQ. Presented by the Green City Market Junior Board, kick off this season&#39;s series with passed apps and featured cocktails from Koval Distillery and Green Acres Farm of North Judson, Indiana. Admission FREE, food complimentary, Koval cocktails additional and act as your donation.</p><p><em>Follow Louisa Chu <a href="https://twitter.com/louisachu"><u>@louisachu</u></a>.</em></p></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-05/handpicked-chicago-food-and-drink-events-trash-fish-dinner-mah-jongg-and Chicago craft beer week, Food Truck Rally and more food and drink events http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-05/chicago-craft-beer-week-food-truck-rally-and-more-food-and-drink-events <p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/snowpeatendril.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Spring pea tendril (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></p><p><strong>Friday, May 10</strong></p><p><a href="http://wecangrowit.org/?p=1218"><u><em>Peterson Garden Project second annual Spring Plant and Bake Sale</em></u></a> at the Peterson Garden Project Learning Center. This three day event will offer baked goods by local pastry chefs, plus heirloom, organic, and locally grown seedlings specifically selected to grow well in Chicago. The fundraiser will benefit the project&#39;s learning programs. Please remembert to BYOBT (Bring Your Own Bags and Trays). Admission FREE, baked goods and seedlings additional, and act as your donation.</p><p><strong>Saturday, May 11</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.foodtrucks-oakpark.info/"><u><em>Oak Park&#39;s inaugural Great Food Truck Rally</em></u></a> at the Pilgrim Congregational Church. The church will also have a limited supply of their famous homemade donuts (plain, powdered sugar, and cinnamon sugar) as <a href="http://www.saveur.com/article/Travels/Holy-Sweets-Chicago-Doughnuts"><u>featured in <em>Saveur</em> magazine</u></a>. The church building itself, Queen Anne Revival Style and on the National Register of Historic Places, will be open for tours. Plus Oak Park&#39;s own <a href="http://www.animalcareleague.org/index.html"><u>Animal Care League</u></a> will hold an adoption event with dogs, cats, bunnies, and guinea pigs on the West Lawn. Admission FREE, food and drink additional.</p><p><strong>Sunday, May 12</strong></p><p><a href="http://dosemarket.com/your-next-dose/"><u><em>Mother&#39;s Day edition Dose Market</em></u></a> at the River East Art Center. With 50 food and fashion purveyors, make sure to find my favorites Mess Hall &amp; Co., Rare Bird Preserves, and Journeyman Distillery. Admission $8, $10 door.</p><p><strong>Monday, May 13</strong></p><p><a href="http://chicagohistory.org/planavisit/upcomingevents/dinner-series"><u><em>Chicago History Museum dinner series: 1893 World&#39;s Fair &mdash; 2013 Style</em></u></a> at Atwood Café at the Hotel Burnham. Celebrate the 120th anniversary of the World&#39;s Columbian Exposition with archive-researched courses by chef Derek Simcik and senior curator Libby Mahoney. The always thoughtful and inventive Simcik will discuss the exposition&#39;s banquets, while Mahoney shares stories about the fair, all under the roof of the historic Reliance Building designed by Burnham &amp; Root. Admission $85 Chicago History Museum members, $95 general.</p><p><strong>Wednesday, May 15&nbsp;</strong></p><p><a href="http://auachicago.org/2013/05/01/save-the-date-aua-spring-gathering-on-may-15/"><u><em>Advocates for Urban Agriculture Spring Gathering: Sharing the Harvest</em></u></a> at the Garfield Park Conservatory. There will be a potluck, mix &amp; mingle, community slideshow, discussion panel and more. Farmers, gardeners, food pantry coordinators, and recipients from across the city will discuss donation programs, garden gleaning projects, and other ways to ensure what&#39;s grown goes to good use. Bring a tasty, labeled dish to share, and please remember to bring your own dishware and flatware. Admission FREE.</p><p><strong>Thursday, May 16</strong></p><p><a href="http://chibeerweek.com/"><u><em>Fourth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week</em></u></a> across Chicagoland and beyond. More than Chicago, and more than a week, this 11-day event is a celebration of local craft beer and the people who make and love them. Look for Chicago craft beer specials, pairings, tastings, flights, beer dinners, meet the brewer events, tappings, tap takeovers, late night releases, and more, at neighborhood bars, restaurants, and stores in across our fair city, all the way out to Rockford, and up to Kenosha. Admission FREE, beer and food additional.</p><p><em>Follow Louisa Chu <a href="https://twitter.com/louisachu"><u>@louisachu.</u></a></em></p></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-05/chicago-craft-beer-week-food-truck-rally-and-more-food-and-drink-events