Eater’s Digest: September happenings
August 30, 2011 10:28AM
Wing Fest at Rockit Bar and Grill in River North runs Sept. 12 through 16. (Courtesy Alain Milotti)
Updated: May 9, 2012 9:44AM
1: Fried and fabulous: All-you-can-eat fried chicken, plus biscuits, mashed taters, corn and peach pie, every Thursday in September at Seasons, 120 E. Delaware; $35.
3: Eat and ride: Fork and the Road's sandwich-sampling bike tour starts at 11 a.m. at Intelligentsia, 53 E. Randolph; $50. Info: forkandtheroad.com.
6: Chinese moon cakes and other traditional Mid-Autumn Festival delights make an appearance at Shanghai Terrace in the Peninsula, 108 E. Superior, through Sept. 12.
8: Quince, 1625 Hinman Ave., Evanston, plucks from its two gardens for a 6:30 p.m. dinner; $45. (847) 570-8400.
11: Pig roast at Goose Island Beer Co., 1800 W. Fulton, 2 to 5 p.m., a Slow Food party; $60. Seven chefs, plenty of brew; slowfoodchicago.org.
12: Wing it: Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard, pays homage to the ultimate bar bite with daily wing specials through Sept. 16.
15: Common Threads Cook-Off, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Fulton's on the River, 315 N. La Salle; $75. More than 25 chefs work the theme: food on a stick, on a bun, in a glass and on a shell. (312) 329-2501; commonthreads.org.
16: Fest No. 1: Mussels. 15 days of mussel dishes at 10 area restaurants. Info: chicagooriginals.com.
17: Fest No. 2: Adobo. Sample 30 versions of the Filipino favorite, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LaBagh Woods, Foster and Cicero; $9. (773) 236-2614; fan-chicago.org.
19: Upper crust: Designer apple pie class, 6:30 p.m. at Now We're Cookin', 1601 Payne, Evanston. Good practice for the Sept. 24 pie contest at the downtown Evanston farmers market.
21: Fest No. 3: Greek. Three-day food fest at the new National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted. Cooking demos, a marketplace and more; $100 ($200 for three days). (312) 655-1234; nationalhellenicmuseum.org.
22: Last day of summer. Get some sun!
23: Hop to it: Hamburger Hop, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Harris Theater Rooftop, 205 E. Randolph; $89. Tickets: chicagogourmet.org.
24: Fest No. 4: Apples, apples, apples. Lincoln Square's 24th annual, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4700 block of North Lincoln.
25: Five chefs star in WBEZ-FM's Chicago Chef Battle, 4 to 7 p.m. at Goose Island, 1800 W. Fulton. The challenge: create a dish with Goose Island beer. Tickets are $15, on sale Sept. 1; wbez.org/events.
26: Tune in: Noon premiere of ABC's "The Chew," starring everyone's favorite orange clog-wearing chef Mario Batali.
28: Micro-distillers unite: Indie Spirits Expo is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake; $45 ($55 after Sept. 1). Tickets: indyspiritsexpo.com.
29: Only in Chicago: Stuffed pizza class, 7 p.m. at the Chopping Block, 4747 N. Lincoln; $70. (773) 472-6700.
MORE TO CHEW ON
Sept. 11, 17: Slagel Family Farm in Fairbury holds two dinners with Chicago chefs - Sept. 11 with Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat and Jared Van Camp of Old Town Social ($150), and Sept. 17 with Longman and Eagle's Jared Wentworth. (815) 848-9385; slagelfamilyfarm.com. On Sept. 11, Rhapsody chefs take a field trip to Nichols Farm in Marengo ($150); rhapsodychicago.com. Bus transportation provided for all dinners.
Sept. 18: The Bacon Takedown comes to Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln, 2 to 4 p.m.; $15. Twenty amateur cooks put up their best bacon creations. Details: thetakedowns.com.
Chicago on stage
Sept. 24-25: Third annual Chicago Gourmet takes over Millenium Park. Tickets: $150 ($250 for two-day pass); chicagogourmet.org.