Chicago Beer Classic
One-hundred-fifty craft beers, served on the green, green grass of Soldier Field.
Kentucky Derby Viewing Party
(The Godfrey Hotel)
Bourbon, buglers and Southern-inspired bites, plus contests for best-dressed and, of course, the best hat. (There’s also a horse-racing event to watch.)
Spence Family Dinner
Marty Travis from Spence Farm brings his fresh seasonal produce to Forest Park for a five-course dinner and a talk about how his farm and others in his rural community have influenced Chicago dining culture.
Calligraphy Workshop and Brunch
Travelle at The Langham
Brunch with a side of good penmanship. Chef Jeff Vucko handles the comestibles; Ricki DiCola of r+ink and Julie Wildman of Wildman Designs show you how to beautify your handwriting.
Grilling with John
(El Che Steakhouse & Bar)
Meat-meister John Manion shares the carnivorous wonders of his youth in Brazil, including whole roasted beef ribs gaucho-style and hang picanhas, the national cut of the country. Yes, there will be caipirinhas.
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