As the Taste of the Nation event inches closer (August 12!), we're participating in some fun ticket-selling shindigs this week.
First up, the TOTN crew will be at Goose Island Clybourn tonight, July 22, for the very special beer debut of Sai-Shan-Tea. This is a lemon tea-infused elixir co-brewed by Chuck Sudo of Chicagoist, who just so happens to be a committee member for TOTN. Way to go, Chuck! Beginning at 6:00 p.m., Chicagoist is hosting a meet-up at the brewpub to christen the beer, and you can bet there will be a strong TOTN presence to talk up the August event and sling tickets.
A few days later, committee member Michael Kornick is set to host a fundraising dinner at his restaurant, DMK Burger Bar on Sunday, July 25. The event is titled "Shift Drinks (and Eats)," to be held at 8:00 p.m. at Kornick's popular burger palace. It's open to the public, and a $10 donation benefits Share Our Strength. All night long, the ENTIRE menu will be half-off. Grass-fed beef burgers, fries, mac 'n' cheese, beer, house-crafted soda... yeah, you're gonna wanna be here. Throughout the night, we'll be holding raffles and giveaways, including a pair of VIP tickets to the grand event at the Aragon Ballroom.