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New Wrinkles at Roka; 10,000 People Attend the American Beer Classic; More

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RIVER NORTH—Roka Akor is adding some new features starting on Friday—a live DJ (Bridget Marie) on Friday nights, a new bar menu, and house-infused shochu punch bowls with individual ice blocks. New dishes include wagyu beef and kimchi dumplings, softshell crab sliders, and shrimp and lobster tacos. [EaterWire]

SOLDIER FIELD—Despite chilly temperatures, 10,000 strong made their way into Soldier Field on Saturday to taste beer from over 90 microbreweries and chew on pretzel necklaces at the inaugural American Beer Classic. The festival featured many limited edition and unreleased varieties on the hallowed turf. [EaterWire]

WICKER PARK—Antique Taco is turning one and hosting a birthday event on Wednesday from 6-10 p.m. They'll bring back old specials and add new ones, host Lost Girls mobile vintage boutique and a portrait booth, and have live music and birthday cake. [EaterWire]

LINCOLN PARK/GOLD COAST—Do you like Lagunitas beer? If so, there's two Lagunitas dinners coming up. On May 17, 2 Sparrows has five Lagunitas-paired courses for $60, and there's a four-courser at Cru Kitchen & Bar on May 30 for $45. [EaterWire]
[Update: The 2 Sparrows dinner has been moved to June 7.]

2Sparrows

553 W Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 234-2320

Roka Akor

456 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312 477 7652 Visit Website

Antique Taco

1000 West 35th Street, , IL 60609 (773) 823-9410 Visit Website

Lagunitas Taproom

1843 N Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 Visit Website

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