Posts tagged "Chicago food festival"

The Bacon Takedown is probably going to take me down

The Bacon Takedown is probably going to take me down
Since bathing suit weather is officially over, and my cold weather wardrobe consists of flowy shirts and cardigans, there’s no reason why I can’t gorge myself at the bacon orgy I’m about to attend. Where will I be Sunday? At the 3rd annual Bacon Takedown. For $15 you can stuff yourself with an assortment of... Read more »

Prost during your lunch hour this week

Prost during your lunch hour this week
I always thought it was weird that we have Oktoberfest in September, but we’ll just chalk that up to my lack of knowledge about my German heritage. The Berghoff, one of the city’s oldest restaurants, is hosting its annual downtown Oktoberfest celebration. Starting tomorrow and going until Friday you can enjoy your lunchtime with traditional... Read more »

Chicago's best haunted house is holding auditions

Chicago's best haunted house is holding auditions
Happy weekend! I haven’t been feeling so hot and can’t seem to come up with a witty weekend event guide introduction. Here are some events you should check out….because: Fall fashions are in full swing, crafty stores are already showing pumpkin decor, it’s time to face the music: fall is coming. Normally I would be... Read more »
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A book lover's Nirvana

A book lover's Nirvana
Every summer I seem to forgo anything cultural and proceed to stuff my face with delicious food festival creations. (And by creations, I mean deep fried Snickers bars.)  But since Chicago Quirk readers are the epitome of cultural sophistication, I figured I’d give you a few fancy but still quirky events happening this weekend to... Read more »

Your Taste of Chicago survival guide

Your Taste of Chicago survival guide
The famous Taste of Chicago kicks off tomorrow, and I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time keeping all the new details straight. So, it’s shorter now – taking place July 11 through 15 – and has fewer restaurants. But some of them are pop-up. And you can buy stuff on Groupon,... Read more »

The Two Best Festivals Take Place This Weekend

The Two Best Festivals Take Place This Weekend
I have an incredible dilemma this weekend: all of my favorite summer festivals take place in the next two days, and the only time I’m free is after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Therefore, you’re going to have to visit my favorites for me. First on my list is the greatest festival to take place all... Read more »
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The Best Chicago Fall Festivals

The Best Chicago Fall Festivals
Happy first day of fall! Chicago Quirk isn’t feeling so hot today, so we’re going to skip the flair and give you the best of the weekend: The Randolph Street Market is winding down for the season, and this weekend’s market is the last general market this year. (Next month’s is Modern Vintage Chicago and November is the... Read more »