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This Week in CHI: Aug. 29 – Sept. 4

Just because summer is coming to end doesn’t mean the fun has to! To round out the summer, and as September steps in, so do some great events, dinners, deals, and festivals. So, soak up as much sun as you can and hit these great events to celebrate the beginning of another promising month.

Start your week off at Revolución Mexican Steakhouse with FOX’s MasterChef winner Claudia Sandoval. This, “He Said, She Said” Dinner not only features Chef Sandoval, but also ManBQue. Both will be cooking cuisine that is uniquely their own, as they team up to make you and your friends a dinner that is sure to be unforgettable. With a pre-dinner cocktail, plenty of beer, and dessert, this event will keep you full and happy. For more information and to get tickets, click here.

Come to Floriole Cafe and Bakery at 9 a.m. for coffee and conversation with Chicago 2.0 Creative Chics, Coffee and Collaboration. Creative Chics is a nationwide community of women entrepreneurs, and small business owners—basically Boss Bitches. Join 10 women speakers and countless guests as they answer your questions and show you how powerful, and strong women can be. For more information or to get tickets, click here.

The last Country in the Park of the season will start at 7 p.m. and feature The Railers & Walker McGuire. Enjoy the music, food, and beer tents as you celebrate country music and the end of one of Chicago’s favorite summer concert series. This is the perfect end of summer event for you and your friends, so grab your cowboy boots and head over to MB Financial Park for a night full of fun! For more information, click here.


Rob Levitt, head butcher of the The Butcher & Larder will be at Local Foods in Chicago showing guests how to mix slow cooking and grilling to make the best tacos. Participants will learn how to cook like a pro as they enjoy beer and great conversation. Starting at 6 p.m., this event is the perfect stop after work and since it’s located in the parking lot of Local Foods, you can soak up some summer weather too. To get tickets and find out more about this great event, click here.


If you’re free this Wednesday and you’re looking for something unique to do, head to Oswego to see Arranmore Farm and Polo Club! Get in the mood leading up to the big event next week in the city (Be sure to look for it next week!). This is a great way to unwind after work as you enjoy food and signature drinks with your friends and family. For more information or to get tickets, click here.

Publican Quality Meats is hosting it’s second annual Rosé dinner. Declared the unofficial wine of summer, Publican Quality Meats is offering guests a special five-course seated dinner and wine pairing. Beginning at 7 p.m., start off the night with a complimentary glass of Publican’s new frozé (frozen rosé) and then head to the patio for an unforgettable summer night. The menu has five courses that include falafel, flap steak, salmon, and so much more. But you’ll have to click here to check out the full menu for the night and see what all the pairings will be. At $95 per person this is a perfect date night. Contact to reserve your spot.


The Great American Lobster Fest is back for its third year at Navy Pier! This fresh lobster is flown straight from the East Coast to give you the best experience possible. There will be live music, vendors, and of course, amazing drinks. There is even a Lobster Brunch Cruise on Sunday. This festival goes all day weekend ending with Navy Pier’s final firework show of the season! End summer the right way by gathering your friends for this unforgettable night to cap of the summer months. Click here for more information about the event or get your ticket now.

Start off the fall with one of the best combinations – cider and sliders. North Mayfair neighborhood is hosting it’s first ever Cider and Slider Fest with fun for the whole family. With hand craft brews and juicy burgers, what’s not to love? Head to Lawrence & Elston Avenue for this debut event. Festivities start at noon. Click here to buy ticket and get more information on the event including the entertainment.

Taste of Polonia is happening over Labor Day weekend in Jefferson Park. With four stages, more than 30 live bands, amazing food, drink and a casino inside Copernicus Center, this festival is not one to miss. Enjoy authentic Polish food and beer with all of your friends. To get tickets, and find out more information about this event, click here.

Also, Sunday Funday calls for a brunch with your besties, and we’ve laid out the best places to brunch this Labor Day Weekend. Check out our Labor Day guide, here.


Coming up soon…

So it doesn’t pass you by, make plans to head to attend the Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup from September 9th through the 11th. And just for our loyal readers, we have a 15 percent discount for the first 100 readers who buy tickets using the promo code! Use the promo code: BWBxCHIPOLOCUP  to unlock this discount and purchase tickets, here!

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