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The Chopping Block Cooking Classes -- Lincoln Square

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 23
Tue, September 26
Thu, September 28
+ 5 more dates
Sat, September 23
Tue, September 26
Thu, September 28
Tue, October 03
Tue, October 10
Thu, October 12
Sun, October 15
Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $60 - $90
OFFER PRICE: $60 - $90

Ever watch expert chefs create mouth-watering dishes on TV and wish you could do the same? You can learn to do just that at The Chopping Block Cooking Classes. Located in the Lincoln Square neighborho... [more+]

Ever watch expert chefs create mouth-watering dishes on TV and wish you could do the same? You can learn to do just that at The Chopping Block Cooking Classes. Located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, The Chopping Block is a fun, laid-back place to pick up a variety of cooking disciplines. Learn to can and preserve food, create traditional dim sum favorites, and pair food and wine for a summertime gathering. Come along with a chef to the Lincoln Square farmers market and see how a pro chooses produce, then turn it into a healthy and delicious meal. Take a break from all your hard work and enjoy the ultimate backyard barbecue, grilled up by Chef Mario Scordato. With more classes added all the time, The Chopping Block is Chicago's premier recreational cooking school. [less-]

River North Wine Fest: Tastes of More Than 35 Varieties

at Moe's Cantina River North, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 23
FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $25

Life is too short to drink bad wine. Luckily, you'll have your pick of several of the good ones at the River North Wine Fest in Chicago. More than 35 wines from all over the world will be ready for yo... [more+]

Life is too short to drink bad wine. Luckily, you'll have your pick of several of the good ones at the River North Wine Fest in Chicago. More than 35 wines from all over the world will be ready for you to sip and sample at Moe's Cantina, from pinots and cabs to blends and beyond. Each guest will also receive a cheese plate with some specially chosen pairings. Taste them all and find your new favorite at this entertaining event. [less-]

Painting With Coffee & Cold Brew Tasting

at West Town at Hubbard Street Lofts, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 23
FULL PRICE: $25 - $49
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $30

Let the coffee and creative juices flow with this unique opportunity to learn about coffee "and" create art with it at this morning event at West Town in the Hubbard Street Lofts. You'll have access t... [more+]

Let the coffee and creative juices flow with this unique opportunity to learn about coffee "and" create art with it at this morning event at West Town in the Hubbard Street Lofts. You'll have access to all the coffee paint and the supplies needed to create a robust work of art, plus you'll learn about cold brew and pour-over techniques, and how to make them without a coffee or espresso machine. So take a sip of inspiration, gain a pinch of education, taste some coffee, have fun with friends and leave with guaranteed energy for the whole weekend. Coffee tastings are included, but you can also bring your own brew. [less-]

Fun, Laid-Back Cooking Classes

at The Chopping Block at the Mart, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 24
Fri, September 29
Fri, September 29
+ 6 more dates
Sun, September 24
Fri, September 29
Fri, September 29
Sat, September 30
Sun, October 01
Fri, October 06
Fri, October 06
Sun, October 08
Mon, October 16
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FULL PRICE: $60 - $90
OFFER PRICE: $60 - $90

For 19 years, The Chopping Block has been teaching Chicagoans how to cook in a friendly, fun and entertaining way. Whether you're a total kitchen novice who can't even boil water or a seasoned chef lo... [more+]

For 19 years, The Chopping Block has been teaching Chicagoans how to cook in a friendly, fun and entertaining way. Whether you're a total kitchen novice who can't even boil water or a seasoned chef looking to pick up some new skills, The Chopping Block's eager and knowledgeable staff, state-of-the-art supplies and lighthearted atmosphere make cooking feel like a party. Offering everything from knife skills classes to tutorials on preparing pies, gnocchi and sushi, The Chopping Block at the Mart can help you to unleash your inner Wolfgang Puck. See the full event description for class details. [less-]

Foodie Walking Tour: Discover Wicker Park

at Wicker Park, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 24
Sun, October 01
Sun, October 08
+ 3 more dates
Sun, September 24
Sun, October 01
Sun, October 08
Sun, October 15
Sun, October 22
Sun, October 29
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FULL PRICE: $60
OFFER PRICE: $42

Get to know the real Chicago by discovering where the locals chow down. Sidewalk of Chicago's three-hour Food and History walking tour reveals one of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, Wicker ... [more+]

Get to know the real Chicago by discovering where the locals chow down. Sidewalk of Chicago's three-hour Food and History walking tour reveals one of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, Wicker Park, through its cuisine -- from specialty food stores to ethnic eateries, from the well-known to the best-kept secrets. Between tastings, an expert local guide provides an entertaining insider's view into the Windy City's culture, history and architecture, tying the sights and sounds to the tastes. President Obama's favorite fried chicken place, a bakery featuring homemade French macaroons, and a taco place with the décor of an antique kitchen are just a few of the stops that await you. [less-]

Foodie Walking Tour: Discover River North

at River North, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 29
Sat, September 30
Fri, October 06
+ 15 more dates
Fri, September 29
Sat, September 30
Fri, October 06
Sat, October 07
Fri, October 13
Sat, October 14
Fri, October 20
Sat, October 21
Fri, October 27
Sat, October 28
Fri, November 03
Sat, November 04
Fri, November 10
Sat, November 11
Fri, November 17
Sat, November 18
Fri, November 24
Sat, November 25
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FULL PRICE: $60
OFFER PRICE: $42

Besides Cubs vs. Sox, Chicagoans passionately debate two other controversies: who makes the best deep-dish pizza and who serves up the best Italian beef sandwiches. You'll get to try two of the most p... [more+]

Besides Cubs vs. Sox, Chicagoans passionately debate two other controversies: who makes the best deep-dish pizza and who serves up the best Italian beef sandwiches. You'll get to try two of the most popular answers on this three-hour food and history walking tour of River North. You'll also get to know one of the city's most interesting neighborhoods through its cuisine -- from specialty food stores to ethnic eateries, from the well-known to the best-kept secrets. Plus, you'll visit celebrity chef Rick Bayless' restaurant, Xoco, sample some Spanish tapas and more. Between tastings, an expert guide from Sidewalk of Chicago provides an entertaining insider's view into the Windy City's culture, history and architecture, tying the sights and sounds to the tastes. [less-]

Spend a Fun Afternoon Tasting Top-Shelf Whiskeys at Chicago's 2017 Fall Whiskey Festival

at Trophy Room, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 30
FULL PRICE: $35 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $17.50 - $20

When air turns crisp and the leaves are ablaze, nothing's better than settling into a cozy bar and warming up with a whiskey. Whether you sip on classic cocktails like a Hot Toddy, an Old Fashioned or... [more+]

When air turns crisp and the leaves are ablaze, nothing's better than settling into a cozy bar and warming up with a whiskey. Whether you sip on classic cocktails like a Hot Toddy, an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan, or prefer to drink your whiskey on the rocks, Chicago's 2017 Fall Whiskey Festival will help you find your new favorite. During the two-hour tasting (two and a half hours for VIP), you'll enjoy trying new whiskeys in an intimate setting with representatives showcasing a few of their top offerings -- and with 15 tasting tickets, you'll indulge in a wide variety. The Trophy Room will boast food and drink specials, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities. Grab a group of buds and celebrate Chicago's best season with a delicious afternoon of whiskey. [less-]

Small-Batch Spirits Tasting

at Hilton Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, October 03
FULL PRICE: $65 - $85
OFFER PRICE: $32.50 - $42.50

Whether you're a mezcal lover or a whiskey enthusiast, you can discover some of the world's best spirits at the Chicago Independent Spirits Expo. Famed for its friendly atmosphere and an ever-widening... [more+]

Whether you're a mezcal lover or a whiskey enthusiast, you can discover some of the world's best spirits at the Chicago Independent Spirits Expo. Famed for its friendly atmosphere and an ever-widening variety of samples, this annual event hosts the largest gathering of independent distillers, importers, bottlers, distributors and representatives, and their handcrafted spirits, under one roof. Sample vodka, rum, tequila, cognac and many more kinds of spirits, while chatting with the people behind these exciting artisanal spirits. Don't miss the Indie Spirits Expo when it returns to The Hilton Hotel. [less-]

Learn Cooking at "Taste of Home LIVE" in Chicago

at Chicago Marriott Naperville, Naperville
OFFER DATES:
Tue, October 03
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Cooking for a big family gathering can be stressful, but this holiday season, America's favorite cooking magazine, "Taste of Home", is hitting the road to spread the joy of cooking. In this live, inte... [more+]

Cooking for a big family gathering can be stressful, but this holiday season, America's favorite cooking magazine, "Taste of Home", is hitting the road to spread the joy of cooking. In this live, interactive culinary show, you'll learn how to put a fresh spin on classic Thanksgiving recipes, cook up a tasty holiday brunch, and create a beautiful dessert. Ask the chef questions, have a chance to win prizes, and maybe even get to go up on stage to show your stuff. Following the show, stick around the Chicago Marriott Naperville to try a "Taste of Home" dessert at the after-party. [less-]

Taste & Enjoy Some Beachside Brews

at Shore Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 07
FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $25

Join fellow beer lovers at Shore Club on Chicago's North Avenue beach for Oktoberfest on the Beach, where you can taste, drink, and say 'cheers' to great beers. Come and enjoy over 15 seasonal brews!... [more+]

Join fellow beer lovers at Shore Club on Chicago's North Avenue beach for Oktoberfest on the Beach, where you can taste, drink, and say 'cheers' to great beers. Come and enjoy over 15 seasonal brews! [less-]

Say Cheese Fest Brings Together Chicago's Best Cheesy Foods

at Concord Fifty + Five, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 15
Sun, October 15
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

If you believe that cheese is a gift from above to be cherished, treasured and celebrated, then you simply can't miss Say Cheese Fest 2017 at Concord Fifty + Five in Chicago. In honor of National Chee... [more+]

If you believe that cheese is a gift from above to be cherished, treasured and celebrated, then you simply can't miss Say Cheese Fest 2017 at Concord Fifty + Five in Chicago. In honor of National Cheese Month, Say Cheese Fest is a social event that brings together restaurants and retailers that serve the cheesiest products. Your ticket to this event gets you tasting samples from numerous cheese vendors, along with two drink tickets. You don't even have to say cheese at this event -- in a room full of cheese fanatics, everybody's already thinking it. [less-]

Ooey Gooey Goodness at "Say Cheese Fest 2017"

at Concord Fifty + Five, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 15
FULL PRICE: $70
OFFER PRICE: $35

In honor of National Cheese Month, Say Cheese! Presented by Social Power Hour, "Say Cheese Fest" is a social event that highlights area restaurants and retailers that serve the cheesiest products the ... [more+]

In honor of National Cheese Month, Say Cheese! Presented by Social Power Hour, "Say Cheese Fest" is a social event that highlights area restaurants and retailers that serve the cheesiest products the city has to offer. You'll receive tastes from numerous cheese vendors and five drink tickets as part of your VIP admission. [less-]

Food, Booze and Fun at Cheers & Drink Fest

at Concord Fifty + Five, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, October 20
FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $20

At Cheers & Drink Fest, local distilleries, breweries and wineries are coming together for an evening of fun, friends and top-notch cocktails, wine and beer. At this event at Concord Fifty+Five in Chi... [more+]

At Cheers & Drink Fest, local distilleries, breweries and wineries are coming together for an evening of fun, friends and top-notch cocktails, wine and beer. At this event at Concord Fifty+Five in Chicago, you can enjoy samples of spirits from various vendors, as well as tasty bites from participating restaurants. [less-]

Chicagoland Holiday Artisanal Chocolate & Foods Show

at Bailey Auditorium, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 11
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $18.50

Whether you're gifting someone or treating yo'self during the holidays, 'tis always the season to devour creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. The Chicagoland Holiday Chocolate Show is West Loop's fin... [more+]

Whether you're gifting someone or treating yo'self during the holidays, 'tis always the season to devour creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. The Chicagoland Holiday Chocolate Show is West Loop's finest artisanal cacao fest, with over 40 artisans displaying the tastiest treats. Spend a chilly winter day indoors gifting and eating your way through the massive array of wine, chocolate, spirits and artisanal foods available for an altruistic cause -- all profits go to the Chicago children's charity Holiday Heroes. A charity wine tasting completes this day at the Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium, along with the chance to win a fabulous gift basket raffle. [less-]

"TrEat Me Fest": Sweet Treats, Sexy Sips & Fun Services

at Concord Fifty + Five, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 03
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Treat yo'self to the "TrEat Me Fest", a one-day event geared toward helping you relax and unwind while perusing exhibitors offering a variety of sips, sweets, savories and services. Indulge in a cupca... [more+]

Treat yo'self to the "TrEat Me Fest", a one-day event geared toward helping you relax and unwind while perusing exhibitors offering a variety of sips, sweets, savories and services. Indulge in a cupcake, sip a specialty cocktail, maybe even test the waters with a henna tattoo. Each vendor will have samples, and you'll also have the option of purchasing items to take home with you. It's all taking place amidst the cool urban ambiance of exposed brick and beams and floor-to-ceiling windows at Concord Fifty Five between Lincoln Park and Wicker Park. There are two two-hour sessions to choose from, and every admission includes two drink tickets for sponsored beverages. [less-]

Italian Food Crawl: Taste the City's Best Italian Beef, Deep Dish & More

at Second City Tours - Italian Food Crawl, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 24
FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $20

Two of Chicago's three most famous foods are Italian -- and now you can taste original versions of both on this fun foodie tour from Second City Tours. You'll meet your guide and the rest of your grou... [more+]

Two of Chicago's three most famous foods are Italian -- and now you can taste original versions of both on this fun foodie tour from Second City Tours. You'll meet your guide and the rest of your group at Al's Original Italian Beef, a Chicago fave that's been dishing out their signature sandwich -- thin-sliced beef piled high with hot and sweet peppers on fresh-baked Italian bread -- since 1953. Then it's off to Pizzeria Uno/Due, the birthplace of Chicago deep dish. (Make sure you also save room for Chicago's best meatball sub, homemade and loaded with provolone cheese.) Your 90-minute tour comes to a sweet finish with a scoop of handmade gelato, which comes in 15 decadent flavors. [less-]

Burger & Beer Binge: Walking & Tasting Tour of River North

at Second City Tours - Clark & Superior, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 31
FULL PRICE: $100
OFFER PRICE: $40

There's few better ways to get to know a place than through its food, and few meals say "Chicago" like burgers and beer. On the Burger & Beer Binge, Second City Tours will take you through one of the ... [more+]

There's few better ways to get to know a place than through its food, and few meals say "Chicago" like burgers and beer. On the Burger & Beer Binge, Second City Tours will take you through one of the Windy City's most vibrant neighborhoods, River North, as you try a variety of craft beers and specialty burgers. Known for its popular restaurants, nightlife, river walk, large concentration of art galleries (the largest outside of Manhattan) and iconic buildings, including the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, River North is packed with places to see and food to eat. Discover your favorite new burger and beer and scope out one of the city's hottest neighborhoods on this walking tour. [less-]