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Pencil This In

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 2, 2011 5:20PM


Farm Dinner

Join Spiaggia Chefs Tony Mantuano and Sarah Grueneberg for a trip to Nichols Farm! On Sunday, August 14th, a group of lucky guests will board a chartered bus for the farm in Marengo, IL. Upon arrival, enjoy a tractor tour of the farm, farm games, and treats, of course. Treats and drinks at every step of the way. Later, a three-course meal with fresh ingredients will be served, including a whole-roasted side of Becker Lane pork. The dinner, including tax, transportation and wine pairings, is $150/person. Call 312.280.2750, ext. 1004 for more details and reservations.


So You Think You Have Nerves of Steel returns to the Hungry Brain tonight at 9 p.m. with host Harold Ray and house band Good Evening. Guests tonight include author Jesus Angel Garcia; a staging of Dr. Huckleberry Persimmon Explains Very Little for You by Mark Chrisler starring Brian Nemtusak and Kevlyn Hayes; Azita Youseffi; and more. (2139 W. Belmont, 21+, free)


The Fountainhead's "It Might Get Farmy" event from 4-11 p.m. tonight is a celebration of saisons. Featured beers include: Saison Dupont; North Coast Le Merle; Green Flash Summer Saison; Avery 18th Anniversary, Dry-Hopped Rye Saison; Ommegang Belgian Independence Day Saison; St. Feuillien Saison; De Proef Sly Fox Broederlijke Liefde;
Stillwater Artisanal Cellar Door & Brewer's Art Debutante; The Bruery Saison de Lente;
St. Somewhere Saison Athene; Lost Abbey Carnival; New Holland Golden Cap; Goose Island Sofie; Urthel Saisonniere; Sierra Nevada Abbey Saison and a special tapping of Half Acre / Short's collaboration Captain Fantasy. (1970 W. Montrose)

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