In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Adamus ( in the Silversmith Hotel, 10 S. Wabash Ave. ) is offering a pink-tinted signature drink called The Diva Cocktail ( which includes cranberry bitters, Trios Citros and Mezcal Vago, among other ingredients ). One dollar from every cocktail sold will be donated to the Chicagoland Susan G. Komen foundation.
During October, Bar Toma ( 110 E. Pearson St. ) is offering, on football Sundays, a specialty pink punch bowl on its cocktail menu. A portion of the proceeds from this punch bowl will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help fund integral breast cancer research.
For the month of October, BIG Bar ( 151 E. Wacker Dr., located inside Hyatt Regency Chicago ) offers The Pink October cocktail made with Ketel One Citroen, triple sec, orange juice and strawberry purée. The fruity cocktail is available for $14, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Bright Pink. For more information, visit www.hyattregencychicago.com .
State and Lake Chicago Tavern is donating 10 percent of all craft can sales to The Lynn Sage Foundation. All craft cans will come in a commemorative State and Lake Chicago Tavern pink koozie.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Caffe Umbria ( opening at 346 N. Clark St. in early October ) will donate $1 from every bag of Gusto Crema Blend ( $11.50 ) purchased at the café in October to the Lynn Sage Foundation's In Good Taste Campaign. Also, at Kanela locations, a portion of proceeds during the month of October from every Red Velvet French Toast ( cream cheese frosting, fresh strawberries, creme anglaise; $11 ) sold at all Kanela locations will benefit the same campaign.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Modern Asian Kitchen ( MAK ) Restaurant, 1924 W. Division St., will donate a portion of the proceeds from every chicken breast sold to Bright Pink. Dishes include MAK Chicken Bowl ( $9.75 ) or the MAK Wrap ( $7.50 ) with chicken breast. Visit www.makrestaurant.com .
Executive Chef Lee Ann Whippen has left the Gold Coast BBQ restaurant Chicago q, Windy City Times has learned. Whippen, who's competed on reality-TV shows, reportedly left because her contract was done. Justin Ferguson is the new executive chef and there are new items on the menu, such as sloppy joes.
Fairmont Chicago ( at Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr. ) has announcement the appointment of Atticus Garant as executive sous chef. Garant most recently served as executive sous chef at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim. Visit Fairmont.com/Chicago .
Eduardo's Enoteca, 1212 N. Dearborn St., has launched its new seasonal menu featuring a variety of small plates and entrees alongside its cocktail list. The new menu includes: Roasted Tomato Soup ( roasted tomato soup, herb croutons, fresh basil; $7 ); Peach Buratta Bowl ( buratta, arugula, slivered almonds, red onion, peaches and Campari glaze; $9 ); and Wild Mushroom Arancini ( wild mushroom risotto, fresh bread crumbs, parmigiano, pancetta, mozzarella and thyme; $11 ). Visit EduardosEnoteca.com or call 312-337-4490 .
Honey Butter Fried Chicken, 3361 N. Elston Ave., salutes the one-year anniversary of the closing of Chicago sausage emporium Hot Doug's with "The Doug Sohn" special, a hybrid of a Chicago-style hot dog and fried-chicken sandwich, available Sept. 30-Oct. 4. One dollar of each sandwich sale will be donated to Sohn's charity of choice, The Shriver Center. Sohn will also be chairing the Shriver Center's Taste for Change event ( a culinary fundraiser ) on Thursday, Oct. 8, 5:30-8 p.m., at Salvage One, 1840 W. Hubbard St. Visit Honey Butter Fried Chicken at www.honeybutter.com or call 773-478-4000 .
Joe Fish, 445 N. Dearborn St., will host a six-course wine dinner on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6:45 p.m., featuring Hall Wines from Napa Valley. Culinary fare will include grilled oysters, Arctic char, foie gras risotto, baby lamb chop, Chateaubriand and a cheese platter. The cost is $145 per person; call 312-832-7700 or email email@example.com .
At Epic, 112 W. Hubbard St., "Tailgating in the SKY" will take place Saturday, Oct. 3, 3-5 p.m. Executive Chef Dan Marquis will teach guests how to make fall-inspired tailgating fare, like seasonal sausages, chicken and ribs. They'll also learn tips to grill produce, which will be sourced from Marquis' family-owned farm, Mill Road Farmsall on the Epic rooftop. Tickets are $41.44 each ( including tax and tip ); visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2266208 .
National Vodka Day is Oct. 4 and Cocktail Courier, a cocktail delivery service, is offering its own spin on the Moscow Mule to celebrate the occasion. Each Moscow Mule kit comes with fresh pre-measured ingredients, liquor and a step-by-step recipe featuring Stolichnaya Premium Vodka to create six cocktails. The cost is $5.99/drink or $35.94/box, and includes tax, tip and delivery.
Kultura Festivalan all-ages, contemporary Filipino-American food and arts festivalwill take place in Logan Square's Emporium Arcade Bar, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with Filipino Kitchen presenting. Participating restaurants include Hapa Chicago, Pecking Order Catering and E+O Restaurant, among others. Tickets are $5-$10; visit ti.to/filipino-kitchen/kultura-festival. More info is at http://filipino.kitchen/kulturafestival .
The Boiler Room, 2210 N. California Ave., will play host to PBR Bingo on Monday, Oct. 5, at 9 p.m. Join this free event and win exclusive Pabst Blue Ribbon merchandise. Previous prizes include a guitar, dartboard, T-shirts, hats and slices of Boiler Room pizza.
Tickets are on sale for the 7th Annual OctoberFeast, an Oct. 6 ( 5-10 p.m. ) tasting tour featuring River North restaurants. Hosted by the River North Business Association, OctoberFeast showcases specialty food and drink from participating restaurants as well as a culminating after-party. Attendees can purchase tickets for $75 each online and choose a restaurant route led by a tour guide. Visit OctoberFeastChicago.com .
On Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Evanston's Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge will host the first in a series of Chefs' Table events with a "Flavors of Fall" tasting dinner. Some of the items to be served in the six-course dinner include sushi and sashimi, walnut shrimp, salmon with black-bean sauce and chocolate lava cake. These events will be the first Tuesday of the month. Tickets are $45 each; visit koi.ticketleap.com/koi-chefs-table-fall-2015/details, or call 847-866-6969 .
Paramount Events will cater the first-ever Game Changer Gala benefiting SAVE JON, Inc. on Wed., Oct. 7, at Union Station. ( Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is hosting. ) SAVE JON is a benefit for the liver disease primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC. PSC is a rare autoimmune bile duct and liver disease that can result in infections, cancer and liver failure. For full event details and to RSVP, visit https://www.signup4net./public/ap.aspx?EID=SAVE57E&OID=50 .
Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., invites Chicagoans to enjoy an intimate cocktail experience with beverage director Sean Nielsen in the private upstairs lounge on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. For $65 per person, guests will learn how to craft three classic cocktails, including the proper usage of a variety of different toolsand will receive bartending tools to take home. Tickets are at thefrontierchicago.projectparties.com/Create-+-Consume-bn-1759.html .
The restaurant 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, is opening Friday, Oct. 9, at Evanston's Sherman Plaza, 812 Church St. ( It's the chain's 10th location. ) It's a collaboration between founder/executive chef Anthony Carron ( formerly corporate executive chef of the Michael Mina Restaurant Group ) in partnership with Umami Restaurant Group and Allen Ravert. Among other things, there's a "create your own" assembly-line concept allowing guests to choose their own crust ( Original Neapolitan, crispy and gluten-free ), base ( Margherita, Bianca, Marinara and Verde ) and toppings ( a variety of 14 proteins, nine cheeses and 21 vegetables ). Visit www.800degreespizza.com .
To mark its 10th anniversary, LUXBAR, 18 E. Bellevue Pl., is offering various specials Oct. 10-20. Guests can choose from 10 drinks and 10 menu items that are priced at $10; some of the items include the LUX Royale Burger, Great Lakes whitefish and New England clam strips as well as drinks like the white and red wines of the day ( bottle ). Visit luxbar.com .
Regarding the Chicago Marathon ( Oct. 11 ), area restaurants and other businesses are offering specials. IVme will offer marathon participants $20 off their Athletic Performance Package ( normal price $179 ) on Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 12-13. Lottie's Pub, 1925 W. Cortland Ave., if offering a 26.2-percent discount special for runners. At Kanela ( various locations ), guests can enjoy a Kanela Power Waffle on special for $10 featuring a buckwheat waffle with yogurt, bananas and almonds.
Cafe Spiaggia, 980 N. Michigan Ave., and Chef Tony Mantuano will host James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Solomonov, of Philadelphia's Zahav, for a pop-up dinner at the restaurant to kick off his U.S. book tour on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. The cafe will feature a special four-course dinner inspired by dishes from Chef Solomonov's first-ever Israeli cuisine cookbook, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking, prepared by the chef himself. ( There will also be a book-signing. ) Admission is $75; visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2327485 .
National Dessert Day is on Oct. 14. The S'mores Pizza at Bar Toma, 110 E. Pearson St., is wood-fired and features a combination of lightly charred marshmallows, cinnamon sugar, Nutella, and graham cracker crumbles. See BarTomaChicago.com .
The third annual James Beard Foundation's Taste Chicago will take place Friday, Oct. 23, at The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave. The cocktail/tasting reception will be at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. ( Cocktail attire is requested. ) Some of the chefs slated to participate include Paramount Events' Devon Quinn, Big Jones' Paul Fehribach, Parachute's Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim, and Acadia's Ryan McCaskey, with chef Rick Bayless and TV figure Steve Dolinsky co-hosting. Visit tasteamerica.myshopify.com/collections/chicago .
On Saturday, Oct. 31, Shaw's Crab House in Chicago will jump into the Halloween spirit as it throws a "Heroes and Villains" costume brunch. ( The Schaumburg location will do the same on Oct. 25. ) From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., attendees are urged to arrive in their favorite costumes. Shaw's will have brunch offerings from seafood to traditional breakfast items to mini-desserts, along with face-painting, Halloween candy and a visit from superheroes. The brunch costs $55 for adults and is free for kids 12 and younger ( limit two children per adult ). Call 312-527-2722 and visit www.shawscrabhouse.com .
Cocoa + Co., a store and cafe at 1651 N. Wells St. featuring a collection of artisan chocolatiers, will begin afternoon tea service Wed., Nov. 4. Guests will enjoy a selection of Cocoa + Co.'s scones and signature pastries before sampling bonbons created by featured chocolatiers, then finishing with a sampler of drinking chocolates. Organic Kilogram teas and La Colombe espresso drinks will accompany the chocolate-themed menu. Visit cocoaandco.com/ .
SheKnows Media announced that actress/culinary entrepreneur Sarah Michelle Gellar will keynote #BlogHerFood15, taking place in Chicago on Nov. 6-7. Hundreds of food-focused bloggers, writers, cookbook authors, photographers, videographers, stylists, social influencers, experts and brands will attend the event. Gellar is best known for her roles on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Crazy Ones, and in films Cruel Intentions and The Grudge. http://issues.tennistuesday.net/09-22-2015/p/7# .
Lambs Farm will host its "Harvesting the Spirit 2015" benefit Nov. 7 at the historic Grand Hall at Union Station. The evening will feature hors d'oeuvres, a gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing to The Gold Coast Orchestra and much moreall with a country twist. Reservations are $350 each, and proceeds will benefit programs for adults with developmental disabilities; visit LambsFarm.org .
Meals on Wheels Chicago ( MOWC ) will be hosting 60 of Chicago's chefs and more than a dozen mixologists at its 27th annual Celebrity Chef Ball on Friday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St. In addition to tastings, guests will also enjoy a silent auction, photo booth and more. Visit www.mealsonwheelschicago.org .
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