Fall into the Season with Bridetoberfest, a Lunch Launch & More!

Fall is creeping up on us—there’s pumpkin, cider & leaves in the air! The Chicago Green Wedding Alliance, The Bar on Buena, Bread & Wine and Fountainhead are making sure the air is also filled with delicious food & beer to celebrate the changing season. From a beer & brides event to a chef event to support a great cause, this month will be nothing short of awesome!

Celebrate October in the most delicious way possible with the fun events listed below!

Bridetoberfest Presented by the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance

Thursday, October 3rd

6:00 p.m.

Raise a glass on October 3rd with the Green Wedding Alliance!
Raise a glass on October 3rd with the Green Wedding Alliance!

Chicago Green Wedding Alliance in coordination with the Chicago chapter of Barley’s Angels, an organization that works with craft beer focused breweries, brewpubs, restaurants and more to advance the female consumer craft beer enthusiast, is excited to announce Bridetoberfest! An evening of beer and brides, Bridetoberfest is a beer tasting for brides, grooms, couples of any description and their friends, combined with a casual wedding event featuring eco-friendly wedding vendors and tips for creating a more mindful event.

The Beer Hall:

This event has been created to encourage couples to support local breweries at their wedding and events. Attendees will receive a commemorative tasting glass at the beginning of the event & five tasting tickets—choose 5 beers to taste from the featured breweries. Taste beers from local breweries including Goose Island, Revolution, Tighthead Brewing, Two Brothers Brewing, Metropolitan and more! Snack on some pub chips, popcorn and cheese straws or purchase pints of beer and delicious, beer-worthy food (like brats, pulled pork, pretzel bites & sausages!) by FIG Catering, Goose Island, Pure Kitchen, Katherine Anne Confections, Luscious Layers & more!

The Planning Lounge:

Beyond the beer (as if you needed more!), there will be a casual planning lounge set up where couples can meet, greet, and ‘prost!’ with Chicago Green Wedding Alliance members and consider other aspects of their wedding. Throughout the space, there will be tables filled with information and inspiration on how to build a green wedding. In addition, there will be live music by Stephanie Rogers and her band!

There will also be a raffle drawing every hour on the hour with great prizes. The event is cash only. $15 per person includes Commemorative CGWA tasting glass and 5 samples of local brews including seasonal Oktoberfest offerings. Additional beer and food will be available for purchase. Purchase tickets http://bridetoberfest.brownpapertickets.com/

For more information, visit www.bridetoberfest.com or check out the Facebook page.

Dank Haus
4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

KWAKtoberfest Kick Off at The Bar on Buena

Tuesday, October 8th
7:00 p.m.

The Bar on Buena, a neighborhood bar with a great beer selection, fun food and an inviting atmosphere, is excited to host KWAKtoberfest Kick Off on October 8th! The BOB will proudly be pouring KWAK in the traditional carriage glass all month long, but at next Tuesday’s kick off tapping, attendees will have the chance to walk away with their very own KWAK carriage glass (pictured below) and some other KWAKing swag from The BOB’s friends at Artisanal Imports and Brouwerij Bosteels!

When in The Bar on Buena, Drink like the Belgians do!
When in The Bar on Buena, Drink like the Belgians do!

For the extremely daring: Guests can grab three fearless friends and ask for the QUATTRO—four glasses of KWAK delivered to your table on the mothership of all beer transport devices. Impress your friends, make your parents proud and wow complete strangers with this unique drinking implement.

Order the Quattro & cheers with three friends to show your true dedication to beer!
Order the Quattro & cheers with three friends to show your true dedication to beer!

The Bar on Buena will be celebrating KWAKtoberfest all month long with these specials, but the kick off tapping will be the only chance to meet Jack Van Antwerpen, import manager for Brouwerij Bosteels, in a rare U.S. appearance. Reps from Artisanal Imports will also be giving away KWAK caps & other cool swag.

Kwak will be on special at this event only for $7. The BOB will also be offering bottles of Tripel Karmaliet and Deus Brut des Flandres.

For more information, check out the Facebook Event Page.

The Bar on Buena
910 W. Buena
Chicago, IL 60613

Bread & Wine Starts Serving Lunch!

Tuesday, October 8th
11:00 a.m.

Bread & Wine, the neighborhood American restaurant, wine bar and market on Chicago’s Northwest Side, will be serving lunch every Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. beginning October 8th! Executive chef Michael Dean Reynolds, previously of Leopold and The Gage, has created a lunch menu that features some Bread & Wine favorites like the Charcuterie, the Beef & Chorizo Burger along with salads and seasonally-inspired soup.

The lunch menu will launch Tuesday, October 8, and will focus on seasonal ingredients and light bites. Prices range from $8-$16.

5th Annual Cooking Up a Cure 2013

Monday, October 28th
5:30 p.m. (VIP), 6:00 p.m. (General Admission)
Taste delicious creations from some of Chicago's food heroes, all while support a great cause!
Taste delicious creations from some of Chicago’s food heroes, all while support a great cause!

Chicago’s top chefs are teaming up for Cooking Up a Cure, a culinary all-star dining event, to support the Chicago area chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation and promote continued research into a cure for the disease. This delicious event will be chaired for the fifth time by Cleetus Friedman, executive chef of Fountainhead, and will be held at Salvage One.

The event will provide guests an opportunity to sample some of the best food and drink in Chicago, view the hidden treasures at Salvage One and bid on some amazing auction items—all for a great cause.

The event will feature more than 20 Chicago restaurants and beverage companies including avec, BellyQ, Bittersweet, Browntrout, Carol’s Cookies, Dark Matter, David Burke’s Primehouse, Floriole, Fountainhead, Hopleaf, Katherine Anne Confections, Pecking Order, Province, SmallBar Division, Smoque, Spacca Napoli, Takito Kitchen and more! The night will consist of a live auction, raffle, music and a generous sampling of food and drinks. All proceeds from the Cooking Up a Cure event will support the Scleroderma Foundation’s ongoing mission of providing support, education and research for scleoderma patients and their families.

Individual tickets are $125 and VIP table seating is available for $150 per ticket. Guests

may purchase tables of four, six, eight and ten. To purchase tickets, click here: Tickets

For more information about this event, please visit: Cooking Up a Cure Chicago

Salvage One
1840 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60622