8/30/2012 11:14:00 AM

Weekend Planner: Meet the Market, Crush in Old Town, and Iron Chefs

Forget the birthday cake, we'll take some ribs.
Meet the Market
Before the frost hits, make sure to savor the last of the seasonal produce. Meet the Market, a monthly gathering sponsored by the Green City Market Junior Board, takes place tonight at Ada Street with chef Zoe Schor using produce from Kinnikinnick Farm to make complimentary bites (773-697-7069).

Crush in Old Town
Sip away the end of summer when this annual festival takes over Wells Street from North Avenue to Schiller  for two days of food, music and booze. In addition to the libations, the Crush marketplace will feature custom artwork and unique merchandise for sale.

Iron Chef
Chef Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia will take on Iron Chef Marc Forgione Sunday at 9 PM on the Food Network. Regardless of the battle’s outcome, fans can try the meal he prepared for the show at his restaurant next week. The five-course, secret ingredient driven menu costs $85 per person (312-441-1920).

q Turns Two
Chicago q celebrates its second anniversary on Tuesday and doesn’t want any presents. Instead they ask you to join them for some bison ribs or pig powder pork wings and they will give 10% of all proceeds to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The celebration also features Birthday Cake-tini and complementary “pigcakes,” also known as cupcakes decorates with frosting pigs (312-642-1160).

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