Windy City Smokeout
(560 West Grand)
This is a big one, drawing 45,000 or more, all gnawing Q and grooving to tunes.
Craft beer, music and food, presented by Old Town School of Music. Fun for the whole family, especially if you like good beer.
Bastille Day Celebration
Enjoy a festive food fight as chef Dominique Tougne presents two menus, one reflective of royalty, the other of the people, in honor of history’s most celebrated prison break.
Be the first one on your block to learn how to make Xiao Long Bao.
(All Francesca’s locations)
Bet you didn’t know about this a holiday. Francesca serves lasagna all day to celebrate an august day in July.
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: email@example.com