Food & Drink

The Weekend Playbook: An arcade bar anniversary, bourbon sampling, and beer brunch

Emporium in Wicker Park

Event of the WeekThe soon-to-be-expanding arcade bar Emporium is having a one-year anniversary bash with a special list of anniversary beers from Solemn Oath, Two Brothers, and Revolution, as well as food from Antique Taco, Thursday at 5p. Empty a few pints and play some Asteroids

Thursday, June 27thAbbey Pub is holding the Air Sex World Championships, where competitors hump, slap, and tickle simulated sex partners to appease a panel of judges, 8p. Thursday is now Hump Day

Friday, June 28thTwisted Spoke has complimentary shots of Belle Meade Bourbon from Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery, 8-10p. Sample their sour mash whiskey

The Food Truck Face Off by Merchandise Mart pits The Fat Shallot, Jerk312 and more mobile venders against each other with tasting menus starting at $2, 6-8p. The best Face Off without Nic Cage

Sprinkles Cupcakes is giving away free ice cream to its first 150 customers at noon. Add some sprinkles

Off Color Brewing is offering tastings of their newest brews at the Field Museum, 6-9p. Try not to break anything

Saturday, June 29thTimothy O'Toole's throws a Ciderfest with 25+ ciders and fruit beers including Northville Cidery, Woodchuck, and Dogfish Head, 11a-4p. Tickets, should you decide to get cider

Standard Market’s Americafest gets patriotic with fried cheese curds and crab cake sliders, 11a-3p. Go America all over everybody’s ass

Sunday, June 30thEduardo’s Enoteca presents a 5 Rabbit-inspired beer brunch with a beer & bacon flight and beer pancakes, 10a. Beer for breakfast

Now OpenEleven City Diner’s second deli in Lincoln Park is serving barrel-aged root beer and overstuffed sandwiches. This one goes to 11

Plum Market in Old Town has a huge range of wines, exotic produce, an Intelligentsia café, and a cheese sculptor. You’re plum in luck

A new party planning service BirthdayPartyBooker.com has launched in town with deals at venues like American Junkie, Fifty/50, and Schoolyard. Party on, Wayne

Did we miss anything? Let us know what you're up to this weekend in the comments...