5 best food events this week
Black Dog Gelato/Glazed & Infused doughnut-gelato sandwich When Black Dog Gelato and Glazed & Infused made a doughnut-gelato sandwich earlier this year, it sold out in 90 minutes. Plan ahead this week by pre-ordering (email firstname.lastname@example.org) a red velvet doughnut with cajeta gelato or a pumpkin chocolate chip doughnut with rosemary Irish cream gelato. Black Dog Gelato, 859 N Damen. Oct 24, 12–11pm • 1955 W Belmont. Oct 24, 12-10pm. $6–$8.
Food Day Chicago Learn about sustainability and affordability at Food Day, which includes a farmers market, food vendors and educational activities. Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St. Oct 24 at 8am–2pm. Free.
Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Ball Chefs and mixologists come together to offer a tasting of drinks and dishes to benefit Meals on Wheels. Chefs like Chris Pandel (Bristol and Balena), will be on hand, and there will be live music, a silent auction and photo booth. Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W 35th St. Oct 26 at 6:30pm. $150, VIP $350.
Apple Pie Contest at Bang Bang Pie Hit the orchard and pull out your apple pie recipe this week—Bang Bang Pie Shop is holding their first apple pie contest. Competitors will bake two identical pies, one for panel judging and the other for patrons to taste. The judging panel includes Ina's Ina Pinkney, Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe and Megan Miller, owner and head baker of Bang Bang. Proceeds benefit Crop Logan Square. Sign up on Bang Bang's website. Bang Bang Pie Shop, 2051 N California. Oct 27, 2–5:30pm. $5 to compete or taste.
Sustainable Seafood Dinner Trattoria No. 10 is holding a seafood dinner made entirely with fish from the Shedd Aquarium's Right Bite list, which lists fish and other seafood that are caught in an environmentally friendly way. The dinner includes a wine pairing. Trattoria No. 10, 10 N Dearborn. Nov 4 at 6pm. $99.