Women’s Wine Month
Female enologists from around the world are recognized in this second month of a two-month celebration, featuring an extended list of wines made by women.
Dozens of craft beers, on draught, straight from the keg, unpasteurized: including 3 Floyds, 4 Hands, 5 Rabbit, many others. And games. Lots of games.
($57, all access, includes food)
Midwest Rum Fest
(Logan Square Auditorium)
Micro- and boutique rum distilleries (yes, there are such things) present their best; admission includes seminars (which is a little like subscribing to Playboy for the articles).
($70; designated drivers, $10)
Unity in Diversity Dinner: Jewish/Iraqi/Middle Eastern
(Southport and Irving)
Sitting at the table together is one of the best ways to encourage world peace.
Frontera’s Thirtieth Anniversary Bash
Guest chefs and speakers from around the world come to recognize and chow down with Rick Bayless, a man who changed the way Mexican food is prepared and perceived in Chicago and beyond. A joint effort of Frontera Farm Organization and Family Farmed.
($500. Yes, it’s pricey)
Author: David Hammond
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