Saturday (August 3)
Wheaton Brew Fest
Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m.
Over 100 brews will be served up at this suburban summer festival. VIP tickets are already sold out, but general admission will get you a commemorative pint glass, food voucher, and punch card for twenty samples. Additional samples are available for purchase as well. The featured chef is Patrick Cassata of Hell's Kitchen fame. $35, Designated Driver $15. Memorial Park, Wheaton; event website
The Nosh at Wicker Park
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Just a reminder that the city's newest weekly gourmet event, The Nosh, is happening every Saturday. Enjoy a mix of established restaurateurs, food trucks, and artisan pop-ups. Free. Damen and Evergreen; event website
Wrigleyville Summer Fest
Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
If you are not eating and jamming at Lollapalooza this weekend, you can try to meet your summer festival needs in Wrigleyville instead. Food vendors include Hash House A Go Go, Moe's Cantina, and John Barleycorn. Ann Sather cinnamon rolls are also available as part of a complimentary Gospel Brunch on Sunday at noon. $5 suggested donation. 3300 N. Seminary; event website
Wednesday (August 7)
Taste of Andersonville Dinner Crawl
Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Eat your way through Andersonville at fourteen stops for food, drinks, and dessert. The vegetarian-friendly Salt route includes favorites such as M. Henry, Terry's Toffee, and Ne:wa . The Pepper route involves stops at Hamburger Marys, Vincent, and First Slice Pie Café. If you're up for the challenge, you can also purchase "Whole Enchilada" tickets for both routes. Advance tickets $25 or $45 for Whole Enchilada. Swedish American Museum; event website
Taste of Tony Hu Cuisine Cruise
Wednesday, 7 to 10 p.m.
Chinatown's most celebrated restaurateur is serving up a dinner cruise to benefit the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. See the Navy Pier fireworks and enjoy picturesque Lake Michigan while enjoying a sampling of Chinese regional cuisines. $100. 300 W. 18th Street; event website