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Free Cupcakes at Epic Burger; Sam Adams "Speed Coaching" Event Tonight

CHICAGO—It's been almost five years since the first Epic Burger opened, and they're celebrating that upcoming anniversary with free cupcakes at all seven locations on May 18. The desserts honor the only employee still there from the beginning, prep cook Augusto Ortega. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—One new detail is out on Eataly—the beer. Dogfish Head and Italian breweries Birra Baladin and Birra del Borgo will spearhead the brewery component of the space, called the Birreria. [RedEye]

WEST TOWN—It can be tough to start up a small food, beverage, or craft brewing business, but luckily Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch is here to help. He's hosting a "speed coaching" event tonight at Kitchen Chicago (324 N. Leavitt) in conjunction with his "Brewing the American Dream" program tonight from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

O'HARE—Coming in a month to O'Hare International Airport: Butcher & The Burger's goats and a shepherd. About 25 of them will trim the grass—by eating it. [Tribune]

Epic Burger

517 South State Street, , IL 60605 Visit Website

Eataly Chicago

43 East Ohio Street, , IL 60611 (312) 521-8700 Visit Website