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Indie Spirits Expo Tonight; Pastry Pop-ups; More!

WEST LOOP—The Indie Spirits Expo is taking place tonight at Bottom Lounge. The $60 entry gets you in at 6:30 (for $75, you can do the VIP route with access to an industry round table at 5 p.m.). Taste more than 100 spirits by approximately 60 vendors and meet the distillers, too. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTHDavid Burke Primehouse pastry chef Jove T. Hubbard will hold a pop-up this Thursday night between 5:30 and 7. For $25, sip Champagne and taste through a bunch of cobblers, crisps and crumbles. [EaterWire]

GOLD COAST—On Saturday mornings this October, hit Table Fifty-Two's front porch pop-up Sweets Stand between 8 and 11 for doughnuts, Hummingbird cupcakes, coffee and more. Cash only. [EaterWire]

LINCOLN PARK—While Phil Vettel recently gave it four stars, Steve Dolinsky was less than impressed with his meal at Charlie Trotter's Tuesday night. He also tweeted: "Can't believe I'm saying this, but after dropping $500 for 2 at Trotter's, headed to Avec." [Twitter]

WEST LOOPMatt Eversman's forthcoming Southeast Asian-inspired spot will be named Oon and will be on Randolph Street in the West Loop. Unfortunately, it's not scheduled to open until mid- to late winter of 2012. [Trib]

Bottom Lounge [Photo: Gapers Block]

Table Fifty-Two

52 W Elm Street, Chicago, IL 60610 312 573 4000 Visit Website

Charlie Trotter's

816 W Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 773-248-6228