RESTAURANT WEEK SAMPLING PLUS ONE VENUE'S MILESTONE PARTY
WHERE: Sampling event at Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge
WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 8 for tasting; week runs Aug. 8 to 16
COST AND INFO: $10 for adults for sampling event, $5 for children age 3 to 12; to register, visit Chamber630.com; www.dinewoodridge.com
ABOUT: To kick off the first Seven Bridges Restaurant Week, a tasting event is planned. It's called Sample Seven Bridges and will feature favorites from many of the participants in Restaurant Week, which offers a variety of dining incentives. A handy "passport" details the participating eateries and their special offers. One of the participants is Ike and Oak Brewing Co., which will celebrate its six-month anniversary Aug. 10 with its Backwoods BBQ Bash celebration beginning at 11 a.m. with a lineup featuring a pig roast dinner special for $12, live acoustic music from 6 to 8 p.m. and again from 9 to 11 p.m., 25% off crowlers all day, 10% off all merchandise, and family activities including a balloon sculptor, piñatas, fresh cotton candy machine and a bags tournament. Ed Ranquist of Downers Grove, who owns the brewpub, says “The event is to thank everyone for making the first six months incredible and to celebrate craft beer, culinary delights and the great outdoors. Everyone is invited to our Backwoods BBQ Bash.” It's at 6315 Main St. in Seven Bridges, with details at www.ikeandoakbrewing.com.