Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sound Opinions BBQ and more food and drink events

Posted By on 08.16.12 at 09:16 AM

Thursday16

Socca chef Roger Herring hosts a four-course farm dinner tonight with help from Green Acres Farms and Mick Klug. Appetizers and cocktails will be served at 6 PM, followed by dinner at 7. The main course includes whole smoked chicken, porchetta, and brook trout. 6 PM, Socca, 3301 N. Clark, 773-248-1155, $85.

The fourth annual Taste of the Gold Coast takes place tonight in the Ballroom at the Sofitel Chicago. The event features more than 15 restaurants, such as Saloon Steakhouse and Carmine's. There will also be live music and a silent auction. 6-9 PM, The Ballroom, Sofitel Chicago, 20 E Chestnut, $75-$250.

Chef Susan Feniger signs her cookbook Street Food today and demos recipes at Williams-Sonoma. Feniger will also do a three-course dinner tonight at Terzo Piano. 1 PM, Williams-Sonoma, 900 N. Michigan; 7 PM, Terzo Piano, 159 E. Monroe, 312-443-8650, $75.

Saturday18

More than 100 craft beers from over 50 microbreweries will be represented at the fifth annual 
Oak Park Micro Brew Review, the biggest "zero waste" craft beer festival in the midwest. There will be breweries including Three Floyds, Goose Island, and Revolution, and food from Barclay's American Grille and Marion Street Cheese Market, among others. Tickets are available online. 3-7 PM, Marion St., Oak Park, 708-660-990, $45.

Sunday19

The Warehouse Sale and Food Truck Round-Up, hosted by JDY Gourmet, features food trucks including Beyond Borders and The Southern and wines from City Winery. The sale includes items such as wagyu beef, wild game meats, spices, and local farm products. 11 AM-2 PM, JDY Gourmet, 370 N. Carpenter, 773-561-7539.

Tuesday21

In celebration of the release of the new beer from Lillie's Q, Inferno Imperial IPA, chef and owner Charlie McKenna is holding a fund-raising party tonight with chefs Matthias Merges, Mike and Pat Sheerin, Stephanie Izard, Greg Biggers, Chris Pandel and Chris Curren. Proceeds benefit the Katherine McKenna Brothers Scholarship Fund. Tickets can be purchased online. 7-10 PM, Lillie's Q, 1856 W. North, 773-772-5500, $100.

Wednesday22

Big Jones and Koval Distillery are teaming up for Dinner on the Grounds, ca. 1913, a family-style southern dinner and whiskey tasting. The menu includes sweet potato biscuits, green tomato preserves, and angel food cake. Reception: 6 PM, dinner: 7 PM, Big Jones, 5347 N. Clark, 773-275-5725, $50

Rock and roll radio talk show Sound Opinions's end of summer barbecue, hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, features Hoosier Mama Pie Company, The Butcher & Larder, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, and Black Dog Gelato. Drinks will be provided by Virtue Cider, and mixologist Adam Seger will prepare a Maker's Mark cocktail especially for the event. Navy Pier fireworks start at 9:30pm. 7-10 PM, WBEZ Terrace, Navy Pier, $75.

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