Chicago Food Events For The Weekend And Beyond
Friday (April 27)
Big Jones Reopens With Historic Southern Tavern Menu
Friday April 27
After a two day closing, Big Jones will re-open on April 27th with a new and improved Historic Southern Tavern Menu. The bar program will feature a collection of new whiskies, and the restaurant will be adding punch service, along with a full menu of historic cocktails. The dinner menu pays tribute to classic and historic Southern fare with a long list of seasonal vegetables dishes available daily. 5347 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL event website
Saturday (April 28)
Soul Brunch at Old Town Social
Saturday and Sundays Ongoing, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Executive Chef Jared Van Camp puts a soulful spin on Old Town Social's weekend fare with his recently debuted Soul Brunch. The New Orleans inspired meal features fried okra, catfish, smoked ham hocks, hot links, cheese grits, and red eye gravy alongside a new rotating list of specials. A one-of-a-kind lineup of local DJ's will be stepping into the booth every Sunday, spinning soul-fueled sets to curb your musical appetite. OTS' Soul Brunch menu is available every Saturday and Sunday, with music featured only on Sundays. 455 W North Avenue, Chicago, IL event website
Sunday (April 29)
Authentic Rijsttafel at Vincent
Sunday April 29th, 6:30 p.m.
Experience a night of authentic Indonesian culture and sumptuous cuisine. Chef Chris Reed from The Rice Table will prepare a menu of 13 dishes to showcase the flavor and spiciness of the cuisine.1475 W. Balmoral Avenue, Chicago, IL event website
Beyond The Weekend
The Barrelhouse Flat Hosts Stone Brewing Co. Beer Dinner
Monday, May 30th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join Chef Nick Hertel for 5 delicious courses accompanied with Stone Brewing Co. beer pairings. $75 2624 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL event website
Rockit Burger Bar Hosts Kentucky Derby Celebration To Benefit The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center
May 5th, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Join Chef Amanda Downing for a fun-filled celebration featuring themed bites, sips, raffles, and more. All event proceeds will benefit The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center, dedicated to delivering leading-edge care and developing innovative treatments and cures for individuals with diabetes. $25 3700 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL event website
Cinco De Derby Party at Roots Handmade Pizza
May 5th, 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Join Roots Handmade Pizza for a "Cinco De Derby Party" featuring the Kentucky Derby shown on all its 12 flatscreens, Cinco De Mayo revelry all day and night, and Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo themed food and drink specials from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. 1924 W Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL event website
Bringing Back The Southern-Style Crawfish Boil At The Southern
May 15th, 7:30 p.m.
The Southern is preparing a true Louisiana-style crawfish boil, prepared with andouille sausage, red potatoes, and corn on the cob. The boil will be poured out just after 7:30 pm. $181840 W North Avenue, Chicago, IL event website