Gorging on Burgers in Wicker Park

Plus, Australian wines at the Jazz Fest and the Luxury Ice Cream Festival

By Wendy Wollenberg
|  Friday, Sep 4, 2009  |  Updated 11:41 AM CDT
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Gorging on Burgers in Wicker Park

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NICE TO MEAT YOU: From the guy behind Pinocchio's Pizza and Wings on the Northwest Side, and named after Popeye's patty-loving pal, J. Wellington's is a BYOB-teria that chefs up organic and natural burgers along with several French fry options, including battered and deep-fried steak strips.
2045 W. North Ave., at Hoyne; Wicker Park

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL: Generous umbrellas, a lounge-y atmosphere and three separate bars will offer respite from the sun and crowds at Wines of Australia's Grant Park wine "oasis," where the only optical illusion is your sobriety. 
Jackson Boulevard and Columbus Drive; Loop; 312-744-3315

WE ALL SCREAM: The first-ever Chicago Luxury Ice Cream Festival offers a grand tasting of decadent desserts, live demos and the "Great Chicago Brain Freeze," a chef's competition where you get to decide the victors. 7-10 p.m., $25
2430 N. Cannon Dr., at Fullerton; Lincoln Park; 773-755-5100

Bored at work? Got a tip? No really, bored at work? Send your suggestions for evening activities to Wendy Wollenberg at nightlifemaven@gmail.com

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