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This Week in CHI: August 30 – September 7

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It seems as though the weather is already cooling. Until it’s officially fall, we are going to enjoy being outdoors as much as we can and for good reason. This week, outdoor music fests are taking over the town. Check out our top picks to keep your mind off the fact that fall is on its way.


Start your week with a elevated seafood dinner at GT Fish & Oyster. (Also, a good weeknight date option.) Chicago Food Snob’s Joe Campagna and Beauty & Her Feast’s Kiki Luthringshausen have collaborated with GT Oyster chefs to create a five-course meal. This special dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and costs $75 per person. GT Fish & Oyster, 531 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here

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Photo via GT Fish & Oyster


We just love words that start with “B.” Along with bitches and brunch; burger, bourbon, and beer are at the top of the list, which is why we are spending our Tuesday night indulging in all three. Find out in person PQM burger holds up against a special creation. how the Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the dreamy PQM burger goes up against a special creation. Publican Quality Meats, 825 W. Fulton Market St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here


We all remember the DIY sushi gone awry scene in Sex in the City. Avoid a Samantha meltdown by learning how to make sushi from a master. Chef Shin Matsuda will break down how to prepare maki and temaki. All of your hard work is rewarded with a three course sushi at the end of class. The course will held September 2 at 6:30 p.m. and costs $60 per person. Ani Sushi + Japanese Kitchen, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL. Get more information here

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What better to way to end Chicago’s festival season with the soothing tunes of jazz? Thursday kicks off Chicago Jazz Festival with live music at 12 p.m. in the heart of city. Don’t worry if you are stuck in the office, the festival plays through the weekend for your ultimate listening pleasure. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here


We all hate to admit how hungry we get after a night out. However, we no longer have to limit ourselves to greasy burgers and fries. We are trying Japanese snacks from the new late night menu at Izakaya Mita. Late night menu is offered until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturdays. Izakaya Mita, 1960 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL. Get more information here


Hash House a Go Go is continuing the International Bacon Day celebration with a bacon filled menu. The menu will curb any bacon craving with their bacon scramble, bacon Belgian waffle, Bloody Mary with bacon. Start early as Hash House a Go Go opens bright and early at 7: 30 a.m. Hash House a Go Go, 1212 N. State Parkway, Chicago, IL. Get more information here


SAStyle Studio has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House of Chicago to bring you a night of fashion and art to benefit children in need.  Get ready for stylish runway show. After the show walk through an innovative graffiti exhibit with cocktail in hand. The event starts at 6 p.m. September 6. Moonlight Studios , 1446 W. Kenzie St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here



High Noon Saloon is opening early Monday for brunch. Start with your choice of sangria or mimosa and then dive into chilaquiles or huevos rancheros for $25 per person. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. High Noon Saloon, 560 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL. Get more information here

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