AVONDALE—The lines are especially long at Hot Doug's these days, so long that a couple was able to make the decision to marry there, arrange the wedding and tie the knot all while waiting. Sarah Knippel and Carlie Lusk, members of the Windy City Rollers, tasked a friend with becoming ordained and sent others to purchase the requisite accoutrements. [DNAinfo]
RIVER NORTH—$15 gets you several film-inspired dishes (example: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" leads to wild mushroom and butternut risotto in hollowed out egg shells on a nest of moss) and a chance to hear noted film critics' picks for what to catch at the Chicago International Film Festival (celebrating its 50th anniversary). You can purchase your tickets here for the event at the JW Marriott Chicago on Tuesday. [EaterWire]
FULTON MARKET—The Publican is hosting a barrel-aged beer dinner this coming Tuesday with Goose Island. The five-course affair will highlight some of the brewery's vintage beers and attendees receive a raffle ticket that can nab them prizes such as a Goose Island brewery tour, a progressive dinner at One Off Hospitality restaurants, and more. There's various seating times for $150 per person (a portion of which benefits Pilot Light); call 312-733-9555 or e-mail omowale@thepublicanrestaurant.