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Yes, it is finally time for Chicago’s summer neighborhood festivals to begin! I know that winter stuck around a little longer than most of us would like, but grab your honey and head to Lincoln Park for a perfect ‘Date Day’. The festival is taking place near the corner of LaSalle and Stockton, at the south end of Lincoln Park.
Better Homes and Gardens is sponsoring this year’s Lincoln Park Chill and Grill, an opportunity for you to try some great local eats, learn a bit about grilling and to meet our own hometown celebrity chefs. You can also just enjoy the outdoors, drink a beer and listen to a local band on their Lakeside Stage.
The festival runs May 21st: 11:00am-6:00pm and May 22nd: 12:00-5:00pm. Entry is free and you can pre-purchase tasting cards on the event website for a discount. $12 purchased in advance and $15 at the festival. One tasting card will get you three beers , four small plates of food or combinations thereof. They will also be offering full-sized sandwiches, water and soda. Try some great eats from the West Town Tavern, Girl & the Goat, Belly Shack, Hot Chocolate and others!
Hands on grilling classes are available for $30, some of these classes offered by celebrity chefs such as Ted Allen and Stephanie Izard. Art Smith will be emceeing the Grilling Showdown Contest – celebrity contestents to be chosen prior to the challenge.
We will see you there! Bon Appetit!!
Guys. Get ready to not only impress your lady with your epic grilling skills, but she’ll be stunned to learn you went to a cooking class on your own.
FREE Chicago Burger Cooking Demo by Top Chef Master – May 21
Its almost summer in Chicago so come on out on Friday, May 21 at noon and watch Top Chef Masters competitor Marcus Samuelsson give a free cooking demo of burgers at Macy’s on State Street at noon today (111 North State, lower level). Get a taste of inspiration and meet Chef Marcus Samuelsson, the culinary force behind Marc Burger located at Macy’s Seven on State and C-House restaurant in Chicago. Marcus will lead a step by step great-burgers in chicagocooking demonstration and reveal the secret to his legendary burgers. With mouthwatering ingredients and a few tricks of the trade, even the toughest burger critics are sure to love the samples Marcus will be dishing up.
Following the free event, Marcus will be available to meet customers and sign copies of his latest cookbook New American Table, which will be available for purchase the day of the event.
The event is free. Seating is limited. Please call 1.800.329.8667 to reserve a space. For more information, visit www.macys.com/culinarycouncil.
Thanks to Gapers Block, a great Chicago webpaper, for the tip on this great free event
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