If you're looking for something new to do in the city (or are new to the city), check out Blend.
The unique networking event serves as a dinner party to meet new friends, exchange ideas and enjoy good food at hidden gems in the city.
Each dinner is themed and located in a different restaurant in Chicago. The locales are also off the beaten path of River North and Lincoln Park.
Price for each dinner runs at about $50 but the best part is - all proceeds benefit a local non-profit.
The next event is "Girls Rock! A Fun & Fabulous Affair," on Thursday, August 22nd at Briciola. All the proceeds from this event will be donated to Chicago's Connections for Abused Women and their Children.