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3 food and drink pop-ups you should check out soon

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

Chicago is home to plenty of great restaurants and bars, but sometimes checking something new or fleeting out can be fun, too. We've rounded up a few of our favorite picks for pop-ups you should check out over the next few weeks.

Boleo pop-up and cocktail preview at Celeste: Boleo will open on the 15th floor rooftop of the Kimpton Gray Hotel later this summer, but on August 2, head bartender Jess Lambert (The Dawson, Sable Kitchen & Bar) and Mike Ryan (director of bars for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants) will be serving up a few of the cocktails we'll see on Boleo's menu in advance. They'll have a bit of Argentine and Peruvian flair like strawberry-infused pisco and grilled pineapple. Celeste Rooftop Garden, 111 W Hubbard St. August 2, 5–8pm. All Boleo cocktails, $8.

Veuve Clicquot Journey: This champagne's taking a cross-country pop-up tour and stopping in Chicago for a few days, so stop by some of these Chicago bars to see what kind of food pairings and games they'll have. July 29: 2–4pm, Waldorf Astoria Chicago. 3–5pm, City Winery. July 30: 11am–2pm, Federales. July 31: 3–6pm, Saint Lou's Assembly.

Temporis August Pop-Up Dinners: Temporis, the new tasting menu–only restaurant, will be opening in September from chefs Sam Plotnick and Evan Fullerton. But for now, they'll be taking up residence at Local Foods for a few 10-course pop-up dinners. The menu will focus on a single ingredient in each dish with accompanying ingredients. Local Foods, 1427 W Willow St. August 7, 14 and 28 at 6pm. $90.

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