LINCOLN PARK—The first-ever Chipotle Cultivate Chicago music and food festival on Saturday drew more than 16,000 people and raised $50,000 for Family Farmed.
LAKESHORE EAST—Mariano's Fresh Market will open its newest spot on Tuesday. It recently opened a market in Roscoe Village. [EaterWire]
BUCKTOWN—Birchwood Kitchen hosts a fundraiser tonight for Co-Op Hot Sauce, which has a program to help kids experience the arts. A $5 donation is requested to mingle, learn about the program, bid on silent auction items and, of course, eat some good food. [Grub Street]
LAKEVIEW—Yoshi's Cafe will host a special $75 four-course sake-paired dinner Oct. 4 in honor of 19th-generation sake brewer Koji Kawakami of Japan's Yoshinogawa Sake Brewery being in Chicago. Call 773-248-6160 to reserve. [Stew]