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Eater’s Digest: September happenings

Wing Fest Rockit Bar Grill River North runs Sept. 12 through 16. (Courtesy AlaMilotti)

Wing Fest at Rockit Bar and Grill in River North runs Sept. 12 through 16. (Courtesy Alain Milotti)

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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.

14: The Berghoff's three-day Oktoberfest begins. Need more bier? Navy Pier hosts Germany's Best and Oktoberfest Sept. 23 through Oct. 10. theberghoff.com; germanys-best-and-oktoberfest.com.

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.
Free; lincolnsquare.org.

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

Farm dinners
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.

Pig out
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.



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