|Try not to get sand in those pulled pork sliders.|
Swine in the Sand
Hit Oak Street Beach on Sunday for a picnic-style party that includes roasted pig, pulled-pork sliders, honey buttered corn on the cob, potato salad and watermelon salad. Wash it down with Dos Equis on draft or tropical cocktails. Tickets cost $40 (312-988-4650).
Pig on the Patio
Fire, meat, beer, music and possibly a water balloon fight: these are the ingredients for a perfect day off. The pig roast at Red Door kicks off at noon on Monday with all-you-can-eat meat and sides for $18. Oskar Blues will provide beer, while British Knights supply the tunes (773-697-7221).
Other White Meat
For a less porky alternative, head to City Winery’s first annual Bubbly Q on Monday. A slew of live musical performances begin at 4 PM and continue to 9 PM. Sustenance includes one complementary glass of bubbly for anyone who purchased a $10 ticket. BBQ offerings cost extra but are worth the price because of a menu that includes BBQ duck on challah, turkey sliders drumsticks as well as vegetarian and vegan sides.
Hogs on the Horizon
For those heading out of town this weekend, two more pigs will be hitting the spits in upcoming weeks. First, Homestead will be preparing a 100-pound Swabian Hall pig on their rooftop restaurant/farm. Passed appetizers and sides, three different Templeton Rye cocktails as well as sweets from West Town Bakery & Diner will also be served on September 9. Tickets cost $45.
The following week, on September 14, 2 Sparrows family-style pig roast returns for a second seating. A Catalpa Grove hog will be served along with corn fritters, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, peach cobbler and more. Tickets cost $35 and reservations can be made at (773-234-2320).