Weekend Planner: Bon Macaron Anniversary, Momotaro Izakaya, Lottie's Pub 606 Trail Party, Cuisine of Poland Celebration
Bon Macaron's Anniversary
Bon Macaron blows out the candles on its first birthday cake June 6. The West Town macaron boutique is celebrating its first anniversary in business from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with a slew of flavors both classic and contemporary. Usually open by appointment only and for occasional Saturdays, the macaron shop invites customers to gather and salivate over macaron flavors like dark chocolate, PB&J, candy bar, pina colada, and mojito. A special seasonal strawberry macaron will be making its debut as well.
Izakaya at Momotaro
Every Sunday at Momotaro, guests can partake in a little combo package at the Izakaya for a bargain price. Two courses of food with one beer and one shot all for just $19! It's a fitting weekend finale and a unique, discounted way to experience the subterranean Izakaya. The special is available from 6:00 p.m. until midnight.
606 Trail Opening Celebration at Lottie's
One of Chicago's most anticipated parks, the elevated 606 Trail that extends for nearly three miles across the northwest side of the city, opens this weekend. To celebrate, Lottie's Pub is serving up some specials in honor of the nearby park. From 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Lottie's will feature a Revolution specialty brew brand sampling. Additionally, guests can partake in half-priced wine, $6.06 (get it?!) 20-ounce Revolution Imperial pints, and $6.06 cheese pizzas from noon until 6:00 p.m.
Cuisine of Poland Fete
Chicago's sister city, Warsaw, Poland, steps into the spotlight at a special culinary event on June 4 at the Sheridan Shore Yacht Club. Hosted by the Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities as a means to showcase the cuisine of Poland, the gala features esteemed guests from Chicago's Polish community, Polish government officials, and Polish IT professionals. An award will be presented to Pawel Pietrasienski, Minister Counselor, Head of the Trade and Investment Section at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in D.C. Beginning with cocktails at 6:00 p.m., dinner gets underway at 7:00 p.m., adjoined by wine and liquor pairings. The food is curated by Michael Lachowica of Michael and Polish native Artur Wnorowski of Lokal, plus other chefs. Proceeds from the dinner, which costs $100 per person, go towards Warsaw Committee's business, education, and cultural initiatives. Tickets can be purchased here.
- Matt Kirouac