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This Week in CHI: August 24-30

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How is it the last week of August already? We’re enjoying alfresco dining for as long as we can. We’ve put together our top picks for where to enjoy the last moments of the summer.


Head to one of the hottest spots in Chicago, RPM Steak for a beer dinner to start the week. RPM Steak and Local Option have teamed up to provide you an elevated beer experience with five-course dinner. On the menu is a super aged beef with truffle beer sauce and black garlic puree. Tickets are $150 per person. RPM Steak, 66 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here


Cherish the last moments of summer with alfresco dining and rosé two ways at Expat. This West Loop pop-up is the perfect after work spot for a rosé snow cone, a glass of rosé, or both. Expat, 118 N. Green St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here

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Photo via Expat


Savor the last weeks of summer, literally, at Barn & Company’s Late Summer Clambake. Chef and pitmaster Gary Wiviott puts his smoky twist on the traditional clambake with smoked clams and grilled lobster. Tickets are $50 per person. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Barn & Company, 950 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL. Get your tickets here. 


The week is not complete with tacos and there is no better way to enjoy the folded tasty bites than with a side of tequila. This Thursday head to the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to relax with $3 tacos and a sample flight of Don Julio Blanco, Reposado, and Anego tequila.Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL. Get more information here

Photo via Renaissance Downtown Chicago Hotel
Photo via Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel


The Pony is celebrating their seven year anniversary in Lakeview with a customer appreciation party. Join the celebration with DJs and drink specials from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s Friday after all—time to let loose! The Pony, 1638 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL. Get more information here


Get your favorite flowy tops out for this weekend’s Food + Wine Festival where 35 of Chicago’s best chefs will impress you with scrumptious tastings. Mix and mingle with culinary savants at the Chef’s Table. Take your culinary skills to the next level  with cooking demos and interactive tasting sessions. Single day passes are $175. Lincoln Park, 500-5700 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL. Get more information here

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It only makes sense with all the upscale boutiques at Division and Damen that the neighborhood would host the Chicago Fashion Festival. August 29 – 30, the neighborhood will turn into a style extravaganza with outdoor runway shows, shopping booths from local designers, and a last call sidewalk sale. Chicago Fashion Fest, 501 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL. Get more information here

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