Things to do for September 19, 2013

The Weekender

Cap’n Crunch French Toast, Art Parties and Bratwurst Tacos

And we would’ve gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for that meddling weekend.

Thursday
The Art Crowd Wants to Party with You
ART ATTACK

The Art Crowd Wants to Party with You

Vernissage is a word from the French. Loosely translated, it means: an art show preview where people with money, influence and good taste drink cocktails and say things like “This piece really speaks to me.” Also, contemporary art shindig Expo Chicago is having one.

Friday
Introducing the Bratwurst Taco
OKTOBERFIESTA

Introducing the Bratwurst Taco

Category: Bratwurst. Matchup: Germany vs. Mexico. Advantage: Germany. Category: Tacos. Matchup: Germany vs. Mexico. Advantage: Mexico. Category: Bratwurst Tacos. Matchup: You vs. Taco Joint’s $3 tequila-spiked brat, with arbol-chili mustard and “serrano-kraut.” Advantage: you.

Sep 20-Oct 6, Taco Joint, 158 W Ontario St, 312-337-8226, and 1969 N Halsted St, 312-951-2457

Saturday
An Exciting New Era of Beer Brunching
KEGS & EGGS

An Exciting New Era of Beer Brunching

A little Cap’n Crunch–coated french toast. Some egg-topped Belgian frite poutine. Hoosier Mama pecan pie. Yes, that sounds like a fine brunch to us. But it’s missing one thing. Oh, yeah. The beer. DryHop’s new brunch fixes that.

Sat-Sun starting Sep 21, 11am-3pm, DryHop Brewers, 3155 N Broadway, 773-857-3155

Like a Traffic Jam for Food Trucks
KEEP ON TRUCKIN’

Like a Traffic Jam for Food Trucks

There are food trucks all over this city. Donut trucks. Empanada trucks. Slider trucks. Except when you really need one. This festival corrals them into one place for easy pickings. Plus, Big Star and Longman & Eagle will be on hand. Yes, with food.

Sep 21, 11am-10pm, $5, Kendall College Parking Lot, 900 N Branch St, 312-850-9390, more info here

Sunday
The Best of the City’s Wurst
SAUSAGE FEST

The Best of the City’s Wurst

You’re at the Ritz-Carlton. You expect the usual niceties. Gurgling fountains. Italian marble. A fierce sausage competition. Yup, on Sunday, six chefs from places like Deca and Frontier will ask you to judge who makes the best encased-meats-and-beer pairings. Black robe and gavel: totally optional.

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