Chicago Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Saturday (October 19th)
Chili Day at The NOSH
October 19th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To celebrate its last outdoor market of the season, The Nosh is hosting Chili Day, featuring versions of the classic comfort dish from Kuma's Corner, Paulina Meat Market, Pecking Order, Taco Joint, Bento Box, and many more. Each will serve a $3 sample size, so you won't stuff your face silly on the very first bowl. Free. A.N. Pritzker School at Damen and Evergreen Ave; event website
Sunday (October 20th)
Crop Mob at Leaning Shed Farm in Barrien Springs, MI
October 20th, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Need to get out of the city for some fresh air and a good excuse to get your hands dirty? The Green City Market Junior Board is traveling to Leaning Shed Farm in Barrien Springs, MI to help plant garlic and press apple cider. After all the hard work, the crew will enjoy a spread of locally grown food. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. Barrien Springs, MI; event website
Beyond: October 26th
Meals on Wheels' 25th Annual Celebrity Chef Ball
Saturday, October 26th 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The 25th Annual Celebrity Chef Ball, which helps raise money for Meals on Wheels, is coming up soon. Over 70 local chefs and 13 mixologists will be on hand, and you can choose between two different formats. For $350 you can attend the VIP Chef's Dinner, which includes a reception and multi-course dinner. For $150 you can visit the Chef's Tasting Party, where you can mingle while noshing on various chef and cocktail stations. Make your choice here. Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W 35th St; event website