Bridgeport City Market
Rick and Ashley Ortiz, the duo behind Antique Taco, hold a local farmer’s market on their Bridgeport patio, with a rotating list of vendors.
Every Monday in August
(GT Fish & Oyster)
Giuseppe Tentori lays out a traditional lobster boil, with corn, clams, cornbread and the centerpiece crustacean.
The Big Deal
(Maxwell Street Market)
A celebration of a century-plus of Maxwell Street Market, with live art by the National Mexican Art Museum, food by Kimski and Maria’s Packaged Goods and a Maxwell Street Lager brewed for the occasion by Marz Community Brewing.
Act Natural: Inaugural Wild Beer and Natural Wine Festival
“The perfect entryway for those looking to geek out on all things off-kilter or get a little loose while enjoying Hopewell’s favorite natural wines and wild beers from small producers across the region and beyond.”
First Annual Trotter Project Beer Fest
(Irish American Heritage Center)
Charlie Trotter Days kicks off with a celebration of the mentoring programs available through the Trotter Project; lots of beers provided by eminent names like Lena Brava and Forbidden Root.
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