Chicago Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Friday (April 13)
A Toast To Life Charity Event
Friday April 13th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Take Part in this charity event to benefit ALS. The night includes cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, raffles and a silent auction. $95 Park West, Chicago, IL; event website
Saturday (April 14)
Food Fight 4th Annual Celebrity Chef Competition
Saturday April 14h, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Watch Bill Kim, Jared Van Camp, and Carl Shelton compete in a live culinary battle where the audience samples and decides on the winner. $85 Kendall College, Chicago, IL; event website
Indoor Farmer and Artisan Food Market
Saturday April 14th, 9 a.m.
Sauces, soups, salsas, free range meats, and local produce are showcased at this farmers market.2024 McCormick Boulevard, Evanston, IL; event website
"My Streets, My Eats" Meetup and Symposium
Saturday April 14th, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Take part in this part-lecture, part meal food truck celebration. The event will kick-off with a series of panel discussions with topics ranging from street food, Chicago's vending laws, and the economic benefits of losser vending laws. At 1:30, an array of food trucks will come together to serve lunch. $5 suggested donation 1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL; event website
Monday (April 16)
Eggy's Grand Opening
Monday April 16th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eggy's, an urban family diner in Chicago's Lakeshore East neighborhood, is opening its doors this coming Monday, April 16. $10. 333 E. Benton Place, Suite 103, Chicago, IL; event website
Rosebud Culinary Class Series
Monday April 16th, 7 p.m.
Join Chef Michael Ponzio as he demonstrates how to prepare classic Italian dishes. A food tasting and wine paring accompanies the class $55. 1500 University Village, Chicago, IL; event website
Tuesday (April 17)
Chicago's Potbelly Sandwich Shops Partner with Chicago Street Musicians to Benefit Local Artists
Tuesday April 17th through May 24th
Join Six Potbelly Sandwich Shops in downtown Chicago as they host a "Streets of Chicago" Music Series featuring some of Chicago's best street musicians. Each participating Potbelly shops will donate 50 cents from every "Streets of Chicago Shake" purchase to the Chicago Street Musicians, a non-profit organization that supports and celebrates Chicago-area street musicians. To sweeten the benefit, Potbelly's will introduce a "Streets of Chicago Shake" for a limited time only as a part of its fundraising effort Various Potbelly Sandwich Shops, Chicago, IL; event website
Dinner at Floriole featuring Werp Farms
Tuesday April 17th, 7 p.m.
Join Floriole as they celebrate spring with a dinner menu highlighting a bounty of fresh produce from Werp Fams. Menu items include a wild spring watercress soup, white wine poached halibut, prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, an creamed spinach. $75 1220 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL; event website
Benchmark's Wine Dinner Pairings
Tuesday April 17th, 7 p.m.
Benchmark hosts a five course dinner and wine pairing in house. $45 1510 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL; event website