[Photo: Rick Gresh, Cleetus Friedman, Giuseppe Tentori]
If you like cigars and barbecue, then this is your event. On Thursday, Cleetus Friedman (City Provisions), Rick Gresh (David Burke's Primehouse) and Giuseppe Tentori (GT Fish & Oyster, Boka) will host CigarBQue at Beyond Design (4515 N. Ravenswood) between 6 and 9. While tickets for the event, which benefits the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation to fight poverty in the Dominican Republic, cost $185, you get a lot and it goes to a good cause.
A number of chefs and mixologists will join the host chefs to create an indulgent evening of food, wine, cocktails, beer and, of course, cigars. Joining the hosts are Jimmy Bannos, Sr. (Heaven on Seven), Sarah Jordan (Boka), Lee Anne Wong, David Lefevre (LA's M.B. Post), Mike and Pat Sheerin (The Trenchermen), Ray Villalobos, Cliff and Maureen Holt, Roger Herring (Socca) and Willy Wagner (Honky Tonk BBQ).
A variety of drinks will be mixed up by some top notch shakers including Benjamin Schiller, Daniel de Oliveira, Eric Hay and Fred Sarkis. So if you like eatin', drinkin' and smokin', you don't want to miss this event.