Meat Up Labor Day Picks

Farm to Fork

Eddie Merlot’s is running a specially priced “Farm-to-Fork” menu now through the end of the September.

The pre-set menu offers six entrées to choose from: Pecan-crusted whitefish with sautéed sugar snap peas, Barbecue spiced Maple Leaf Farms duck breast with sweet corn, duck confit ravioli and sweet potato “gravy”, Kentucky-fried chicken breasts stuffed with artisan ham and cheese, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and green beans, Cider-glazed smoked pork chop, sweet corn and edamame succotash and Habanero-glazed beef short ribs, roasted root vegetables and potatoes

Guests can choose one entrée with either a starter (soup or salad) or dessert for $32 – or have a starter  and dessert for just $38. Great price for phenomenal food and atmosphere!

More info here:

Yet another word on tomatoes…

Last week we wrote about Spain’s famous tomato throwing festival, La Tomatina. Since then we found out there’s a company that puts on a like event in our own back yard (literally) in Bridgeview at Toyota Park.

The “Tomato Battle” is currently held in eight cities nationwide, including Chicago this weekend on Saturday, September 1st. Registration beings at noon and the battle begins at 4. Live music, libations and a costume contest are all part of the fun.

Buy tickets at:

Summer Send Offs

The bad thing about Labor Day weekend is it marks the end of summer. The good thing is there are some very cool things to do over the holiday.

The 34th Annual Jazz Festival kicks off today in Grant Park! The last of the season Tastes (for Serbia, Polonia and Melrose Park) start tomorrow and Saturday. Check here for a complete list of festivals.

For more things to do, check out the over 300 listings at this Time Out Chicago  link and suburban listings at the Daily Herald.

Have a great weekend!


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