On May 2, the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby will air live from Louisville's Churchill Downs. If you can't take a weekend getaway to Louisville, don't worry—Chicago restaurants and bars are jumping in the race by hosting Derby Day parties. Dust off your biggest hat and don your best seersucker suit and head to these barbecue restaurants, bars and other spots for mint juleps, pig roasts and more.
Derby Day parties
From 2–6pm, Howells & Hood will be hosting a Kentucky Derby party to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. A Southern-inspired buffet will be available with dishes like blackstrap ham, hush puppies, bourbon-glazed baby back ribs, Derby pie and more. Mint julep snow cones will also be available.Read more