Chicago Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Friday, August 24
Taste of Latin America
Friday 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Logan Square gets another new festival, this one focused on the Latin American restaurants in the neighborhood. A special culinary stage will offer cooking demonstrations and competitions, and local restaurants such as 90 Miles Cuban Cafe, Cemitas Puebla, Coco Restaurant, and Sabor Latino will be dishing out their specialties. Free. Armitage & Central Park.; event website
Saturday, August 25
Blue Line Coffee Crawl
Caffentures, a local group focused on "caffeinated adventures," is hosting their second Blue Line Coffee Crawl. The event will include stops at Ipsento Coffee, Buzz: Killer Expresso, and Caffe Streets. At each destination, participants will get to sample a flight of three coffees.Tickets must be purchased 48 hours in advance. $30 Various Locations; event website
Food Truck Social
Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 10 p.m.
Time Out Chicago teams up with West Town Chamber of Commerce and Empty Bottle Presents for the second annual Food Truck Social. Each day will feature 14 trucks, a pop-up celebrity chef truck, and live music. Saturday's line-up includes Tamale Spaceship, Hummingbird Kitchen, Haute Sausage, and 5411 Empanadas. Sunday features The Curried Mobile, Beaver's Donuts, and Taquero Fusion, among others. $5 suggested donation. Chicago Ave. between Wood and Wolcott; event website
Taste of Greece
Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 11 p.m.
Celebrate Greek culture, taste Greek wines, and of course, enjoy Greek food at this Greektown event. Free. 100 to 400 S. Halsted; event website
Sunday, August 26
4 to 8 p.m.
Explore Brookfield Zoo without strollers or daycare groups blocking your view at this 21 and over event, which features craft beers from fourteen breweries. Ticket price includes parking, a commemorative tasting glass, and 20 three-ounce samples. $45, designated driver $25. 3300 Golf Rd, Brookfield; event website
Tuesday, August 28
Kronos Free Gyros Day
It's that time of year for the 4th annual Kronos Free Gyros Day. All you have to do is print off a coupon, locate your nearest participating restaurant, and wait in line. Oh, and with the money you save, why don't you donate to the Fisher House Foundation, which helps support military families during an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Various Location; event website