Everybody knows that nothing tops summer in Chicago, so if jetting off to Europe is not in the cards, at least you can still enjoy alfresco dining and tasty eats in your own backyard. As soon as you get out of work tonight (Tuesday, June 25), head on over to Bar Toma for its summer patio kick-off party, taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. For just $25 per person, you can feast on a variety of cheeses, Italian beers, vino, and house-made gelato.
If you still happen to have room to squeeze any more carbs and dairy into your system, we suggest trying the pizza (not included in the price), as it won the title of The Munchies: People's Choice Award for best pie of 2013. So what if it's only Tuesday? La dolce vita should not be reserved for weekends alone. Tickets can be purchased here.
Bar Toma, 110 East Pearson Street (between Rush Street and Tower Court); 312-266-3110.
Photo: Courtesy of Galdones Photography