Access: Preferred Tickets & Exclusive Cardmember Offers

Location: Multiple Locations throughout Chicago, IL

Dates: August 7 - 26

Chicago Tribune is excited to announce its inaugural FOOD BOWL, celebrating the chefs, restauranteurs, mixologists, innovators, and connoisseurs who put Chicago at the forefront of the nation’s food and drink scene. During the month of August, FOOD BOWL showcases the distinct tastes and flavors of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods in hundreds of creative, innovative, and exciting events throughout the city.

Special guests include: Chef Jonathan Woolway and Trevor Gulliver with St. John. The extensive lineup of dining events, panel discussions, culinary collaborations, volunteer projects, and other food-inspired happenings is online now at

As a proud Founding Partner, Citi offers its cardmembers special access to select events throughout the month.

Click on the mouth-watering events below to learn more about the Citi cardmember perks:

To learn more about these exciting events, see details below:

ACCESS: Preferred Price Tickets
LOCATION: Gibsons Italia | 233 N Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606
DATE: Tuesday, August 7 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Join the Chicago Tribune as we officially kick off FOOD BOWL. Take in the iconic view from Gibsons Italia and enjoy bites from Dos Urban Cantina, Tempesta Market, Pretty Cool Ice Cream, Gibsons Italia, and more. Chicago FOOD BOWL will be launching three weeks of 100+ events, celebrating the first public appearance of Chicago Tribune dining critic, Phil Vettel.

ACCESS: Complimentary Cocktail
LOCATION: TWO | 1132 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
DATE: Wednesday, August 15 | 6:00PM

Join us for a whole heritage breed hog dinner. Featuring passed appetizers and 4 seated courses. Chefs Kevin Cuddihee and Derek Valentine of TWO will be a creating a special whole hog menu highlighted by a Catalpa Grove Farm Hereford Pig.

For reservations please email or call (312) 624 8363 and note that you are a Citi cardmember for a complimentary signature cocktail during your meal.

ACCESS: Complimentary Drink
LOCATION: Frontier | 1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
DATE: Sunday, August 19 | 5:30PM

West Town's Frontier is set to host their 8th Annual Oyster Shuck Off on Sunday, August 19 beginning at 5:30PM. The competition will feature 25+ local chefs competing for a cash prize and the chance to earn the title of Chicago's Fastest Oyster Shucker. The competition, which features four rounds of head-to-head shucking, will be judged based on the quantity of oysters shucked, ability to fully shuck the oyster, and cleanliness of the shuck.

WGN-TV's "Chicago's Best" host, Elliott Bambrough, will emcee the event, alongside a panel of three expert judges. The day's festivities will kick-off with one of Frontier's famous Seafood Boils from 12-3PM. Tickets are $35 and guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat seafood, corn, and potatoes. Prior to and during the shucking competition, event-goers can enjoy an Oyster Happy Hour featuring $1 Oysters, in addition to cocktail, beer, and food specials. The Shuck Off is open to the public at no cost. Citi cardmembers will receive a free drink coupon at check in with your ticket at the door.

To purchase tickets, please click HERE

ACCESS: Complimentary Lucky Dorr Items with Ticket Purchase
LOCATION: Lucky Dorr | 1101 W Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
DATE: Friday, August 17 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM
PRICE: $45

Lucky Dorr, one of Chicago's top craft beer bars, celebrates their one year anniversary in Wrigleyville with a Beer & BBQ Bash. The special event will feature 20 Chicago breweries pouring local drafts and unique collaboration beers, and a rare opportunity to sample an assortment of the city's finest brews. Guests can enjoy music and savor hearty BBQ paired with cornbread, classic vegetable sides, and homemade pies. This is an outdoor event that will take place rain or shine.

Citi cardmembers will receive a specialty Lucky Dorr keepsake cup and bottle opener.

To purchase tickets, please click HERE