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Weekly Roundup – Chicago Events – September 25 2017

Weekly Roundup - Chicago Events

Weekly Roundup 

Chicago Events September 25-October 1

Good Morning Chicago! I hope you all survived the sweltering heat! The temps were no joke this past weekend hitting an all-time high. I took every measure possible to be prepared and stay cool since I spent the entire weekend outdoors eating my way through the Park at Wrigley and Millennium Park celebrating the 10th anniversary of Chicago Gourmet (recap coming soon). I was so prepared and it fully paid off. I managed to not overheat or even let a drop of sweat escape my body. If you want to know how I did it, reach out. Or better yet, if enough of you are curious as to how I could possibly last outdoors ALL day without sweating, I’ll gladly write a blog post on it.

Anyways, back to our Weekly Roundup. Since I am still recovering from an indulgent weekend of eating and will be taking most of this week off, I don’t have as many events to share with you as usual. However, today just happens to be National Lobster Day so be sure to scroll all the way through to the bottom for some of the best lobster deals in town!

And I will be at the Bacon and Beer Classic this coming Saturday. If you’re going, let me know and let’s connect. I do have an extra ticket and debating inviting a friend or one of my followers to join me. What do you think? Still debating whether or not I will attend the Bloody Mary Fest Sunday. It’s one of my favorite events and it’s at a cool venue this year.

What events will you be checking out? Comment below or email me to let me know!

Monday, September 25

National Lobster Day – Please scroll to end of this post for some great lobster deals around town.

Tuesday, September 26

19th Annual Harold E Eisenberg Foundation Dinner 2017 – The 19th Annual Eisenberg Foundation Dinner is a fabulous opportunity to network and connect. More importantly, the proceeds benefit the Foundation’s real estate education programs and breakthrough gastrointestinal cancer research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. More Details

Wednesday, September 27

No Events Listed

Thursday, September 28

Wheeling Restaurant Row Taste of the Town – Wheeling’s Taste of the Town returns to the Westin Chicago North Shore.  More than 20 of the area’s most popular restaurants, wineries and breweries, many of which are located on the famed Wheeling Restaurant Row, will be serving tastings from their menus – a true culinary feast!  Along with food and drink samples all night long, guests will enjoy DJ entertainment, raffle prizes, interactive games, a silent auction, and much more.  More Details

Fall into Autumn Benefiting Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club – Sable Kitchen & Bar has partnered with Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club to host “Fall Into Autumn.” Bella Cuisine is a non-profit comprised of volunteer chefs who aim to fight childhood obesity by educating kids about healthy eating with hands-on cooking classes.  More Details

Next Bites Food Sustainability Presents Bite Nite – Bite Nite is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Next Bites Associate Board. This year’s event features some of Chicago’s best names in the industry. They’ll be showcasing their sustainability efforts alongside their own culinary creations. More Details

Friday, September 29

No Events Listed

Saturday, September 30

Chicago Bacon and Beer Classic 2017 – Unlimited bacon and beer is coming to the heart of downtown Chicago! Sample 50+ craft beers from regional breweries, eat original bacon-infused dishes and unlimited bacon strips, play giant Jenga and cornhole, compete in a bacon eating contest, and more at Bacon and Beer Classic 2017 at the Daley Center. More Details

Found Kitchen Hosts a Great Pumpkin Patch Farm Dinner – Chef Nicole Pederson will prepare a multi-course meal celebrating a wild variety of squashes from The Great Pumpkin Patch! The plant family, Cucurbitaceae, is one of the most diverse on the planet. Yet Chef Nicole is a not daunted by this diversity; au contraire, she is excited to prepare a multi-course meal celebrating as many varieties of squashes and pumpkins that we can get our hands on. Farmer Mac Condill of The Great Pumpkin Patch will oblige with over 400 varieties of cucurbits. More Details

Sunday, October 1

Chicago Bloody Mary Fest 2017 – Do Sunday Funday right. Join Chicago Social & Culture Content for the ultimate brunch experience at Chicago’s historic lakefront property, Theater on the Lake for the annual Chicago Bloody Mary Fest featuring the 5th local Bloody Mary Competition. Taste and vote on Chicago’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, fuel yourself with tasty brunch bites, shop an artisan market, enjoy live music and more. More Details

Chicago Hosts Grand Cochon Culinary Competition Finale – Grand Cochon, the epic finale to the 14-city touring culinary competition, will crown its “King or Queen of Porc” at Morgan Manufacturing. Cochon555 brings together the 14 winning chefs of regional competitions and 14 pigs for a friendly competition with a cause. More than 2,500 pounds of heritage pork raised by American family farms will be served to a crowd of 30 celebrity chefs and 500 pork-loving epicureans. More Details

This Week: National Lobster Day – September 25 – Offerings

  • GT Fish & Oyster: GT Fish & Oyster is celebrating National Lobster Day with their new lobster rolls to go option. Executive Chef Giuseppe Tentori and team cook over a pound of premium, fresh lobster for each roll, prep the herb mayo and provide buns and instructions, so all that is left to do is assemble each delicious roll and enjoy.
    • Pricing is at $28 dollars per roll (discounted from in-restaurant pricing) and a minimum of six rolls are required per order.
    • Orders are accepted via phone and should be placed 48 hours in advance.
  • GT Prime: Chef Giuseppe Tentori also includes lobster on his menu at GT Prime. Guests can order the Lobster Salad made with watermelon, english pea, avocado and pearl onions ($24) to compliment their tender steak or hot entree.
  • 1901 Restaurant at AceBounce: AceBounce brings lobster to you in the form of a shareable appetizer. Chef Rick Gresh prepares Lobster and Corn Fritters served with fresno chili tartar sauce ($15). Friends are surely going to fight over the last lobster-filled bite.
  • Margeaux Brasserie: French-inspired lobster classics are served at Margeaux Brasserie. Guests can opt for the Maine Lobster Bouillabaise, which features p.e.i mussels, grilled prawn and rouille toast ($52). For a table party, guests can also choose Margeaux’s signature Petit/Grand Shellfish Tower which includes daily crudo, chilled lobster, chilled prawns, sea urchin a la grecque, oysters and blue crab remoulade ($75/$165).
  • Somerset: The recently-opened Somerset offers a Chilled Seafood Platter fully arranged with prawns, oysters, lobster salad and tuna tartare ($55). Guests can celebrate National Oyster Day at Somerset amidst the country-club style decor.
  • Cold Storage: Where else to celebrate the crustacean-focused holiday than at the premier seafood eatery, Cold Storage, within Swift & Sons. Guests can find lobster dishes on Cold Storage’s menu such as the large shellfish tower featuring oysters, marinated mussels, clams, king crab, scallops and lobster, of course ($75). Cold Storage also features a half/whole lobster on their menu and guests can opt for it to be served hot or cold ($24/$48).
  • Swift & Sons: Cold Storage may be seafood-focused, but this exquisite steakhouse does not lack lobster offerings on their menu. Guests can choose the Lobster Bisque made with creme fraiche and tarragon ($12) as well as the ½ Lobster Thermidor ($29). Guests who just can’t decide between steak or lobster can opt for the Swift & Sons Surf and Turf Special, which includes an 8 oz cap steak and ½ lobster thermidor ($72).
  • Nico Osteria: Nico Osteria offers Lobster Spaghetti served with spaghettone di gragnano, guanciale, lobster miso and spring onion ($35). Even gluten-free guests can indulge in this decadent spaghetti entree because the dish can be made with gluten-free corn-rice flour radiatori.
  • Girl & the Goat: Lobster makes an appearance on Chef Stephanie Izard’s esteemed menu at Girl & the Goat. The Confit Goat Belly contains bourbon butter, lobster, crab and fennel.

P.S. Keep up with the best eats and drinks in and around Chicago by following me on Instagram at: @Appetite_4_Adventure  (@appetite_4_adventure).
Katie Cahmann