Chicago Food Events For The Weekend and Beyond
Friday, August 10
South Side Polish Fest
Friday 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon to 11 p.m.
The second annual celebration of Polish heritage will feature plenty of Polish food and beer, along with a pierogi eating contest. Last year's contest winner ate 30 pierogi in five minutes, so if you think you can beat that, sign up here. $10. Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL; event website
Real Men Drink Pink
Friday, August 10 to Friday, August 17
Bin 36 and Time Out Chicago are teaming up for a breast cancer awareness campaign around rosé wine. Diners at Avec, BIN 36, Boka, Frontera, Naha, NoMI, Publican, Rockit, Sunda, Telegraph, Topolobampo, and Webster's Wine Bar can order a $10 glass of rose, with 100% of profits benefiting Bright Pink. $10. Various Locations; event website
Sunday, August 12
Street Food Artistry 2012
1 to 7 p.m.
Dubbed "where foodies unite," this festival brings an arts twist to the street food scene by combining performances of street musicians, booths by local artisans, and a variety of food trucks, carts, and pop-ups. Event-goers can look forward to delicious treats from Babycakes, Falafel Brothers, Ice Cubed, Puffs of Doom, and Jo Snow, among others. $40.1029 E. 35th Street; event website
Truffle Truffle S'mores Pop Up Shoppe
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Logan Square flower shop Fleur will be celebrating National S'Mores Day with a collaborative pop up. Expect twists on the classic, such as root beer float and chai tea. Free. 3149 W. Logan Boulevard; event website
Virtue Cider Dinner at City Winery
In addition to pairing Greg Hall's popular Red Streak cider with food, this dinner at the new City Winery will also feature a special preview of Virtue's Lapinette and Gold Rush ciders. Tickets are available now, with only 30 available. $75. 1200 W. Randolph Street; event website