Chicago Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Thursday (June 20)
Meet the Market at Table, Donkey and Stick
Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Green City Market Junior Board's June Meet the Market event will feature the produce of Radical Root Farm and booze from New Holland Spirits. Guests can enjoy complimentary appetizers prepared by Chef Scott Manley, including fried duck liver, smoked chicken crostini, and roasted kohlrabi rolls. Proceeds from cocktails benefit Green City Market's youth education programs. Free. 2728 W. Armitage; event website
Friday (June 21)
Summer Solstice BBQ
Friday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Growing Power Chicago is hosting this fundraising event to celebrate the longest day of the year. Enjoy barbecue, vegan barbecue, lemonade, and beer. Also, be sure to wish a happy birthday to Billy Ray Valentine, the Growing Power Pygmy goat (he will not be barbecued, just on hand for the festivities). $25. 3333 S. Iron Street; event website
Chicago Craft Beer Festival
Friday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This Old Town Festival offers another chance to enjoy microbrews. More than 100 beers will be available, as well as live music. Saturday tasting tickets are already sold out, so get your Friday or Sunday tickets soon. $35 - 50. 1633 N. Cleveland; event website
Saturday (June 22)
Butcher This, Fillet That at Whole Foods Market
Saturday noon to 3:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Park location of Whole Foods Market hosts the Midwest region semifinals competition for butchers and fish mongers. Guests can enjoy food and drink samples. Register in advance for a raffle prize. Free. 1550 N. Kingsbury; event website
Tuesday (June 25)
Burrata, Birra, and Vino Summer Patio Kickoff Party
Tuesday 6:00 p.m.
Bar Toma is kicking off the summer season with this cheese-centric party. Housemade gelato will also be on hand. $25. 100 E. Pearson; event website