Weekend Planner

5 Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend: Hot Dogs and Whole Hogs

By Sarah Freeman  |  August 8, 2014

Your weekend eating-and-drinking checklist has arrived. And what a delicious weekend it's going to be, with the History Museum's hot dog festival and a backyard BBQ at Sportsman's Club.

  • Brunch

    A DIY biscuit bar is the star of the brunch menu at Joe Fish. Choose between seven-year cheddar, Kentucky ham, maple-sage sausage and farm fresh eggs on a Bang Bang biscuit. Other options include eggs in purgatory, sea salt caramel French toast and chocolate or vanilla waffles with seasonal compote.

  • Hot Dogs

    The Chicago Hot Dog Fest, presented by the Chicago History Museum, returns with twice the encased meat. The two-day festival in Lincoln Park features hot dogs from Chicago Classic, Hutch, Wishbone and more along with live music. Admission is free, but tastings, which include two drink tickets and five hot dog samples, cost $18 in advance.

  • Beer

    The collaboration beer between The Aviary, Fountainhead and Against the Grain is now available in Chicago. The style is a classic gose (a salted and sour wheat beer) tricked out with red bell peppers and cilantro mellowed out with calamansi limes. "There Gose the Neighborhood" is now available at Fountainhead, The Aviary and Small Bar in Logan Square.

  • Cocktail

    Three Dots and a Dash celebrated its first anniversary this week and debuted five new cocktails for the occasion, including BËSK I Ever Had, a bitter cocktail made with Rhum Agricole Blanc, BËSK, Creme de Menthe, pineapple and coconut juice.

  • BBQ

    Sunday, Lillie’s Q takes over the backyard of Sportsman’s Club with a whole hog BBQ. In addition to the plethora of pork, the chefs will preview sides that will be served at the coming-soon LQ Chicken Shack, including corn salad and potato salad, alongside beer from Moody Tongue and live music from Uncanned Music for $20.