Battle of the Blenders
(The Pink Squirrel)
Bartenders face off to see who can whip up the most deliriously boozy milkshake.
Chicago Hot Dog Fest
(Chicago History Museum)
Chicago’s most-accomplished wienermeisters prepare red hots in regional and ethnic styles while the bands play on. Free ($5 suggested contribution)
(Revel Fulton Market)
Chat with and savor the chow of a battalion of ass-kicking Chicago chefs, including Newcity Big Heat winners like Abe Conlon, Matthias Merges, Jonathan Zaragoza and Jason Hammel. $55
Air and Water Show Viewing Party
A massive buffet with drinks, and the vantage to look down upon large and loud military aircraft as they roar below the windows of the 96th floor of the Hancock Building. $175.
Le Diner en Blanc
(Secret location, TBA)
Thirtieth anniversary of this massive outdoor picnic. Bring picnic basket, table, chairs, and yourself, all in white, s’il vous plait.
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