(Windy City Smokeout, 560 West Grand)
Gale Gand makes Cinnamon Crusted Spam Waffles with Apricot Jam Drizzle; music from burly dudes in cowboy hats: yee-ha.
Boutique Truck and Taste Festival
(New City, Lincoln Park)
Food trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants provide food and drink (some free) while you shop.
Vegan Dinner with Juice Pairings
(Local Foods, 1427 West Willow)
Melissa Graham, head spear of Purple Asparagus, provides the recipes and HandCut Foods prepares a dinner that’s delicious and good for you. But don’t get panicky, there will be wine. ($65)
Taste of River North
(Kingsbury and Erie)
For this event’s fifteenth year, The Kerryman, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Farmhouse and others serve food; also expect to drink much beer and ohh-ahh over many boy bands.
Burger Night: Half Acre Beer Company v. Revolution Brewing
(Publican Quality Meats, 825 West Fulton)
Brewers make burgers; you be the judge, jury and consumer of them while hammering back lots of beer and bourbon. ($14)
Dining and Drinking Editor for Newcity, David also writes a weekly food column for Wednesday Journal in Oak Park and is a frequent contributor of food/drink and travel pieces to the Chicago Tribune, Plate Magazine and other publications. David has also contributed chapters to several books, including Street Food Around the World, Street Food, and The Chicago Food Encyclopedia. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org