Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How sweet this is . . .


Through Oct. 15, Heavenly Gelato & Ice Cream in Logan Square celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the Olympic Special—a glorious five-scoop delight of gourmet gelatos and sorbet.

Each scoop reps one Olympic ring (mixed berry, Mexican Chipotle chocolate, mango, pistachio, raspberry), and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Olympic training and travel fund of Heavenly’s owner, Larry Langowski Mendoza, a 2008 Mexican Olympian and 2012 hopeful. You'll get those five scoops for $6.75.

Also going down today (and every second Tuesday of the month thereafter), MK hosts a beer-focused event, featuring a microbrew paired with four small plates. Tonight, you'll get suds from hometown brewery Goose Island paired with their twist on frog legs and seared pork belly. 6-9pm. $25 (lounge only).

Bristol's Chris Pandel is one of three chefs serving up melon-infused goodies at Green City Market Wednesday. (Photo: The Bristol)

If you're feeling more of a wine night this evening, head to Juicy Wine Co. for a tasting featuring eight Napa Valley winemakers. Ten bucks gets you the tasting, plus small bites. 6-8pm.

If you're really hungry, make a move to Follia for contempo Italian cuisine. Each Tuesday and Wednesday, this hip West Loop eatery offers a $28 four-course, prix-fixe menu with a choice of appetizer, soup or salad, pasta, entree and dessert.

And Wednesday's Green City Market is all about Melon Fest! Tell the office you'll be late because you don't want to miss signature tastings by chefs Mark Mendez (Carnivale), Cary Taylor (Chaise Lounge) and Chris Pandel (The Bristol). You'll also indulge in drinks from mixologists Adam Seger (Nacional 27), Alison Fisher (312 Chicago) and Josh Pearson (Sepia). Starts at 9am. Free.