Frio Gelato

 

Pilsen Food Truck Social

Eat this Town: Chicago

By Samantha Nelson

Taste of Mexico
Feast on authentic Mexican street fare including flautas, tortas, and tacos served by South Side and Southwest Side restaurants at the fourth annual Taste of Mexico fest, which runs from 3 to 10 p.m. June 1 and noon to 10 p.m. June 2 and 3. Take in some live music and arts and crafts vendors between bites.
Neighborhood: Little Village MAP

Tres Leches and Booze Party at Kristoffer's Cafe & Bakery
Feel good about indulging at the second annual benefit for cancer support group Imerman Angels, from 6 to 9 p.m. May 30. Tickets are limited and cost $20 and include a slice of the deliciously moist cake, a glass of Goose Island beer or Korbel Champagne, and raffle prizes. You can get seconds of any of the above for $5–but keep in mind it's cash only.
Neighborhood: Pilsen MAP

City Winery

Chardonnay seminar and tasting at City Winery
The best way to learn about wine is to drink it, so get educated May 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., when you'll try four versions of the varietal from California's Wente Vineyards while learning the terminology used to differentiate them. The $40 tickets include a red wine tasting after the lesson and appetizers throughout the evening.
Neighborhood: Near West Side MAP

Pilsen Food Truck Social
Chicago's best restaurants on wheels will be joining with their less mobile brethren to dish out tastes of their favorites June 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Order a la carte or try six sample-sized dishes from any of the 25 participants for $20. Vendors will also be serving beer, sangria, cider and cocktails, so you can find the perfect drink to pair with the eclectic mix of food, which ranges from churros to pierogis.
Neighborhood: Pilsen MAP

National BBQ Month at Furious Spoon
Get your barbecue and ramen fixes in one place throughout May by ordering the $14.95 Smoque Bowl. Created through a collaboration with Smoque BBQ, the dish features barbecue brisket that's been smoked for 12 hours, complemented by beef bone broth, miso, cabbage, corn, and Memphis barbecue sauce.
Neighborhoods: Pilsen, Wicker Park, Andersonville, Logan Square, Lakeview, Evanston

One-year anniversary extravaganza at Frio Gelato
There's nothing better than a frozen treat on a hot day, particularly when that treat is also free. Stop by the Argentine gelato spot on May 19 from noon to 10 p.m. for a complementary two-ounce serving of their signature dessert.
Neighborhood: Lakeview MAP

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