Kentucky Derby Viewing Party
Drink juleps garnished from a live wall of mint and cheer on the ponies; eat food from chef Nathaniel Cayer amidst well-dressed gamblers.
Bar Crawl de Mayo
May 5 lands on a Saturday this year and you stand a good chance of landing on your ass after boozing it up, presumably in honor of the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla. Yeah, right.
Bar Fight Club
The first rule of Bar Fight Club is… oh, you know. Hosted by Fords Gin and Del Maguey, this conference brings cocktailians from across the country to show us why we should care about them. ($66/one day pass)
Forbidden Root Dinner Series
Monthly beer dinners: four courses, five beers. ($45)
Pinot in the City
Willamette Valley’s signature grape, in expressions from seventy different wineries. ($75-$125)
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