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Thursday, September 3, 2009

This week's food and drink events

Posted By on 09.03.09 at 02:59 PM

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The Chicago Luxury Ice Cream Festival, an interview with Doug Sohn, a free pig roast, and more.


Local chefs including Efrain Cuevas, Geno Bahena, and Ina Pinkney, as well as local creameries like Nice Cream, Black Dog Gelato, and Ruth and Phil’s Gourmet Ice Cream will serve “extraordinary and never-before-tasted ice cream creations” at the Chicago Luxury Ice Cream Festival. Chefs were asked to make a recipe they’d always wanted to create but that would be too expensive to sell; judges and attendees will choose the winners. Among the offerings will be cheesecake ice cream from Eli's Cheesecake and Bourbon County Stout floats from Goose Island. 7-10 PM, Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, 773-755-5100, $25.

Hot Doug’s owner Doug Sohn is a guest at this installment of The Interview Show, local journalist Mark Bazer's monthly live talk show. He'll also be interviewing actor Joey Slotnick and novelist and blogger Claire Zulkey. 6:30-8 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or 866-468-3401, $5.


SmallBar’s annual pig roast is free this year in honor of its fifth anniversary. There’ll be pulled pork, corn on the cob, macaroni salad, and craft beer “until supplies run out.” 3 PM, 2049 W. Division, 773-772-2727. 


The new “social wine-making” group Community Crush Chicago, hosted by custom winery Crushpad, is recruiting members at a free wine tasting at Taste Food & Wine. For $26 a bottle, over the next year participants will be able to try pinot noir grapes from Sonoma’s Two Pisces vineyard before they’re pressed, watch videos of the pressing, taste the wine before and while it’s being fermented. 6:30-8:30 PM, 1506 W. Jarvis, 773-761-3663,

Green City Market's annual Locavore Challenge starts today and runs through September 23. Participants commit to eating locally grown and produced foods during those two weeks; sign up at the information tent at the Green City Market or download the pledge form and fax it to 773-880-1262. Lists of stores that carry local goods are available at the market.


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