April showers? No problem! As long as it’s not snowing and cold, we’re good to go, and this April, there are lots of events popping up—like daffodils, or whatever—around the city and suburbs.
Culinary Historians & Chicago Foodways Roundtable
Monica Eng and David Hammond (yes, that’s me!) talk about their new book, “Made in Chicago: Stories Behind 30 Great Hometown Bites.” To obtain a link, email CulinaryHistorians@gmail.com.
April 6, 7pm
The West Loop Spirits, Cocktails & Wine Festival with Artisan Delicacies
(Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium, Plumbers Hall)
Brand ambassadors will demo the fine art of mixed cocktails, wine reps will be on hand to explain how awesome their vino is, and there will be lots of good stuff to nibble while you tipple.
Plant-Based Food & Proteins Summit Americas
Billed as a “unique three-in-one summit on industry, start-ups, ecosystems and research strategies,” this is where you want to be if you are in—or interested in being in—the business of plant-based foods and alternative proteins.
Wine Spectators Grand Tour Chicago 2023
(Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk)
Exceptional wines, all rated at least ninety points by Wine Spectator, with its editorial team on hand to chat you through what you’re sipping; buffet and Riedel glass included in the price of admission ($275-$375).
Craft Beer Festival
(Stempel Municipal Parking Lot, Long Grove)
Local makers of brews and ciders pour their wares to the time of live music; it just might be the most fun you will ever have in Long Grove.
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