Friday (June 7)
Little Goat Bread Opening at the Chicago French Market
7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Beginning on Friday morning, Little Goat Bread will be operating an outpost at the Chicago French Market. Enjoy breads, sandwiches, soups, and Stumptown Coffee from the heralded West Loop diner. Chef Stephanie Izard's line of sauces and rubs will also be available for purchase. 131 N. Clinton; event website
Friday, June 7, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 10:00 p.m.
It is the fifteenth year for Ribfest, featuring thirteen different rib options, a variety of other food offerings, and live music. Take part in voting for the People's Choice award or watch the judges choose on Sunday. Ribmania, the rib eating contest, takes place Friday night at 6. $5 Suggested Donation. Intersection of Lincoln Ave., Irving Park, and Damen.; event website
Bon Appétit Book Signing at Parson's Chicken and Fish
Friday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.
Adam Rapaport, Bon Appétit's editor in chief, is coming to Logan Square to sign copies of The Grilling Book: The Definitive Guide from Bon Appétit. Appetizers and cocktails from the book will be provided, and Rapaport will also host a Q & A. Free. 2952 W. Armitage; event website
Sunday (June 9)
Sunday, June 9, 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrating its second birthday, DOSE Market will feature the best hits from the first two years. Sixty-nine food and fashion purveyors will be on hand, including Pleasant House Bakery, truffle truffle, Dark Matter Coffee, and Underground Meats. Sweet Cakes is providing a birthday cake, and free drinks will be poured from Leatherbee Distillers, Begyle Brewery, and Next Star Vodka. $10, $8 in advance.435 E. Illinois; event website
No Dessert Left Behind Bake Sale at Little Goat
Sunday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This bake sale raises funds for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. In addition to Little Goat desserts, more than thirty top pastry chefs will be offering bake sale items. Enjoy sweet confections from Hoosier Mama Pie Company, Katherine Anne Confections, Avec, Fat Rice, and more. Free. 820 W. Randolph; event website