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New Bar and Menu at Prasino; Mod Mex Next Weekend; Much More

Photo: Prasino's dining room

WICKER PARK—The Prasino team is unveiling a brand-new bar and menu at the Wicker Park location tomorrow. Seating 75, it will serve a new late-night lounge menu (bar bites, tacos, rolls, flatbreads), 16 craft beers on tap, Italian wine coolers, and complimentary apertivo from 4-7 p.m. starting Monday. [EaterWire]

KENDALL COLLEGE—Mod Mex, a two-day program highlighting Mexican cuisine and culture, takes place next Saturday and Sunday at Kendall College. Rick Bayless, Alex Stupak (Empellon, NYC), Carlos Gaytan, and Jorge Vallejo (Quintonil, Mexico City), will host a program and tasting on Saturday from 9 a.m - 3 p.m. ($75) and a five-course dinner on Sunday at 6 p.m. ($175). Click here for tickets. [EaterWire]

RAVENSWOOD—Cleetus Friedman's beer collaborations are back in full swing, with three releases on the docket this month at Fountainhead. On September 10 Friedman releases "Rosemary's Red Devil" (Belgian red ale with rosemary, demerara sugar and burnt orange peel) with Haymarket Brewing, "27 Blocks" (pale ale with grapefruit juice and charred grapefruit peel using hops from Michigan's Hop Head Farms) with Lake Effect Brewing Company is coming out September 12, and "Scary Jesus Rockstar" (apricot and chamomile pale ale) with Dark Horse Brewing will be released on September 17. [EaterWire]

UNION STATION—Station to Station, a cross-country train connecting "leading figures and underground creators from the worlds of art, music, food, literature, and film for a series of cultural interventions and site-specific happenings," pulls into Union Station on September 10. Aside from performers such as Thurston Moore, food offerings include meat and veggie pretzel baos from Sauce and Bread Kitchen, sandwiches from Publican Quality Meats, and sweet and savory pies from Pleasant House Bakery. [EaterWire]


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