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This Week's Food and Drink Events


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Art-inspired cuisine, a pig roast, African flavors, and more.

Admission to the Micro Brew Review includes unlimited tastings of 75 craft beers from 25 regional microbreweries and a souvenir glass with which to drink them. This zero-waste festival, which last year drew around 1,000 attendees, also features live music and entertainment from Frosting, Justice Prevails!, and the Get. 3-7 PM, Marion between Lake and North Blvd., Oak Park, 708-660-9909, $40, $35 by 8/20.

A luncheon celebrating the flavors of Africa is held at Sikia, the training restaurant for the Washburne Culinary Institute housed in Kennedy-King College. Main courses are wild salmon charmoula with couscous and raisins, and West African goat and ground nut stew with coarse grits; the meal is served with South African wines. To RSVP, e-mail or call 708-383-7543. Noon, 740 W. 63rd, $52.


A pig roast, held at Goose Island's brewing facilities to benefit Slow Food Chicago, features pork prepared by chefs including Jared Wentworth (Longman & Eagle), Rob Leavitt (Mado), and David Carrier (Kith & Kin) along with vegetarian options and dessert from Angel Food Bakery’s Stephanie Samuels. Admission includes a beer glass and a tour of the Goose Island brewing facilities. Purchase tickets on-line. 2-5 PM, 1800 W. Fulton, $60.

Festival di Napoli Due, a celebration of art, wine, and pizza at Spacca Napoli, gets going with a reception with local artist Ginny Sykes, whose work decorates the restaurant space. Dinner at 6:45 PM is accompanied by a wine talk from sommelier Robert Scarola; pizzas include bufalina, puttanesca, and Gorgonzola, all paired with Pugliese wines. To RSVP, email or call 847-571-1499. 6 PM, 1769 W. Sunnyside, $69.50.

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