Derby Day parties
Chicago q is featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet with bacon cheddar hush puppies, smoked deviled eggs, pulled pork sliders and more. It'll also have beer and special cocktails, like bourbon punch. Tickets are $60 and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
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.
The J. Parker is hosting a Derby Day bash with mint juleps, bites and a DJ. Derby attire is encouraged.
Besides its best Derby hat contest, Lottie's Pub will have $5 mint juleps and $15 bourbon flights.
Kick off Derby Day with $6 Marker's Mark mint juleps and $5 Buffalo Trace shots.