Deals & Events
Dining Deals and Events: Beer Cocktails and Bartending BabesBy Sarah Freeman
July 28, 2014
Scott LoBianco of The Berkshire Room serves up a guest cocktail at The Local from 9 to 11 PM. His drink, Expired Passport (Ancho Reyes and green Chartreuse with pineapple, lime juice, cinnamon syrup and cucumber slices), benefits the 100 Club of Chicago.
Red Car Winery will host a three-course dinner at Graham Elliot Bistro. The menu of seared diver scallops, duck prosciutto and trio of lamb will be paired with wines from the California vineyard. Seats are $98 per person and available between 5 and 9 PM.
Good Beer Hunting partners with Forbidden Root brewery to offer a series of beer cocktails at bars around the city. The first hits the menu of Small Bar and is a riff on the Pimm's Cup using Sublime Ginger Wit, New Holland Knickerbocker gin and a house borage syrup.
Tête Charcuterie introduces its first guest chef in its new choucroute series – an event that challenges chefs to prepare half of a pig for a group of 20 diners. Chef Pat Sheerin of Trenchermen is first to the chopping block. His meal will be served at 10 PM and costs $70.
Two celebrates its second anniversary with a special of pulled pork and draft beer for $10. Executive chef Tom Van Lente is using apple chips to smoke two suckling pigs from Swan Creek Farms and serving them on a bed of roasted parsnip purée, local corn and smoked pork jus. The special is available until next Friday.
Half Acre, DryHop and Begyle are just three of the ten breweries participating in this year’s Old Irving Park Beer and BBQ Challenge. The event features teams of ten brewers and cooks to pair BBQ pork with beer. Guests will determine the winner and tickets cost $60 online.
The A-team of bartending and barbecuing ladies will be serving at Sportsman’s Club. Jacyara De Oliveira (Sportsman’s Club) and Erin Hayes (Three Dots and a Dash) will be serving Aviation Gin and Ancho Reyes cocktails alongside grilled edibles from Sarah Jordan (Cicchetti). The event starts at 2 PM and a portion of tips will be donated to Dress For Success.