Chicago Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Thursday (March 6)
First Thursdays Community Open House at City Grounds
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Want to help promote some great local Lincoln Park businesses, while sipping on a mini Nutella milkshake at the same time? First Thursdays Community Open House at City Grounds is bringing together a great cast of area restaurants, including Armitage Pizza, Berco's Popcorn, Swirlz Cupcakes, Insomnia Cookies, and, you guessed it, Edzo's Burger Shop. According to Eddie Lakin, the owner of Edzo's, there will be free samples, live music, and a "generally convivial neighborhood open house vibe." Free. City Grounds, 507 W Dickens Ave; event website
Saturday (March 8)
Irish Whiskey Class at Chief O'Neill's
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Want to move beyond the green colored beer for St. Patrick's Day? Few places have a better selection of Irish whiskey than Chief O'Neill's. Whisky educator, Martin Duffy, will discuss the history, production, and various styles of the spirit. Tickets cost $30.00 and include pairings. Purchase tickets here. Chief O'Neill's, 3471 North Elston Avenue; event website
Tuesday (March 11)
Intro to Irish Whiskey at Fountainhead Barrel Room
Can't make it to the Irish whiskey class led by Martin Duffy at Chief O'Neill's on Saturday? Don't worry, you can also catch him at the Fountainhead Barrel Room on Tuesday. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased here. Fountainhead Barrel Room, 1970 West Montrose Ave; event website
Beyond the Weekend (March 15)
Ferran Adrià Book Signing and Q&A session at Balena
Saturday, March 15th at 12:30 p.m.
Legendary chef Ferran Adrià is coming to Chicago to sign copies of his new book, A Day At elBulli. The event will be held at Balena in Lincoln Park, and will also include light appetizers, wine, and a Q&A session. Tickets cost $95, and you can purchase them here.Balena, 1633 N. Halsted; event website