Hungry for something new?

If you love to eat and drink, this week offers a great chance to explore the world of Chicago food and beverage. From a lobster festival to a martini party, here’s what to do on the local food scene this week.

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The Great American Lobster Fest

From the event description:

The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest’s largest lobster and seafood festival. We’re now celebrating our sixth anniversary on Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier, with skyline views, attractions and a fireworks show on Saturday night.

When: Friday, Aug. 30, noon-Sunday, Sept. 1, 10 p.m.
Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Price: $44-$119

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Philz Coffee Soft Opening: Hyde Park

From the event description:

Come by to check out the new store, meet the team and enjoy complimentary coffee and treats.

When: Saturday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Philz Coffee, 1425 E. 53rd St.
Price: Free

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Makeup & Mimosas Labor Day Brunch/Day Party

From the event description:

Come out and experience an exclusive brunch day party with mimosas, great food and a great experience in Wicker Park.

When: Sunday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Tuko Cantina, 1938 W. Division St.
Price: $10-$40

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Bounce Brunch

From the event description:

Join us for a fun day party experience at Bounce Sporting club featuring two of Chicago’s hottest DJs, Kid Clay and Charles Protégé.

When: Sunday, Sept. 1, noon-4 p.m.
Where: Bounce, 324 W. Chicago Ave.
Price: Free

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Martinis for Muses

From the event description:

All sales during these hours will directly benefit Idle Muse Theatre Company’s activities and productions in our mission to provide transporting, timely and true local theatre.

When: Sunday, Sept. 1, 2 p.m.
Where: 1511 W. Balmoral Ave.
Price: Free

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Parking in Chicago can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Chicago parkingfrom SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the CTA’s website for nearby stations and schedules.