Girl Talk first mastered the mash-up. Come this weekend, you're mastering the mash.
Previously known as the first step in the brewing process, The Mash is a three-day mash-up of food and beer brought to you by the original craft brew revivalists at Brooklyn Brewery.
Here’s your rundown of the weekend’s festivities, broken down by day.
FRIDAY: Slow Supper, An 1893 Inspired Feast at Germania Place
Dress in period attire and set foot in an 1888-designed historic landmark to get a taste of what Chicago was like at the time of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition at this dinner hosted by acclaimed chef/Lula Café vet Nicole Pederson. Sample lake trout, rabbit terrines, and roasted Guinea hen with live music, poetry, and plenty of beer.
Tonight 7p. Germania Place, 108 W. Germania Place, Gold Coast. $100 here.
SATURDAY: Vendy Awards at Kendall College
It’s time to determine the best street food vendor in Chicago at this first annual cook-off between the city’s top sidewalk chefs. While a panel of judges works to determine who will walk away with the Vendy Cup, you’ll make your judgments known by sampling food from all the finalists in between rounds of unlimited Brooklyn brews.
Sat 1-5p. Kendall College, 900 N. Branch St., River West. $55 and up here.
SUNDAY: Togather Books & Beer at Archie’s Tavern
Books and beers go together like, well, books and beers at this alcohol-fueled literary session helmed by award-winning beer blogger Michael Kiser and local historian/author Bill Savage. Readings from Savage’s book Chicago by Day and Night will guide you through Chicago’s party scene past, while free beer helps you enjoy the party scene present.
Sun 7p. Archie’s Iowa & Rockwell Tavern, 2600 W. Iowa St., Ukrainian Village. $10 here.