Get a taste of Pleasant House Bakery's savory pies at The Plant this… (Brent Lewis / Chicago Tribune )
Food Truck Rally
The Plant 1400 W. 46th St. 773-847-5523
Sample mobile cuisine from Bombay Wraps, Dalia's Cocina, Sweet Ride and others, plus fresh fruit and veggies from The Plant's urban farm and offerings from tenants Pleasant House Bakery, Peerless Bread & Jam and Arize Kombucha. Live music, visual art demos, the StoryBus, a mobile bicycle repair shop and short presentations about vertical farming, closed-loop food production and more round out the event. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. $5-$7. Tickets: ftr2013.bpt.me.
County Barbeque 1352 W. Taylor St. 312-929-2528
The latest spot from Chicago-based DMK Restaurants features an Ole Hickory smoker and such offerings as a Kansas City burnt ends sandwich ($9); Chicago rib tips ($10); A Taste of County Barbeque platter with St. Louis spareribs, Texas brisket, hot link and chicken ($18) and a bacon and barbecue parfait ($3). 11:30 a.m.- midnight Friday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.
$10 Specialty Burger Menu
Jane's Restaurant 1653 W. Cortland St. 773-862-5263
Have it your way for lunch on Friday or dinner on Sunday with a sirloin burger featuring specialty topping combos such as pancetta and pineapple, avocado and red pepper, bacon and blue cheese and more. Meatless options include a veggie burger with apples and cheese. Starting your weekend early? Mimosa and bloody mary specials are available Friday for lunch. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. 5-10 p.m. Sunday.
Christmas in July Bus Crawl
Fatpour Tap Works 2005 W. Division St. 773-698-8940
Cruise to Derby (1224 W. Webster Ave.), Diag Bar & Grill (2856 N. Southport Ave.) and The Irish Oak (3511 N. Clark St.) for $5 Berry Merry cocktails and Fireball whiskey shots, $3 Bud and Bud Light drafts, Santa hats, Christmas cookies, games, white elephant raffles, ugly T-shirt contests and more at each location. 3-7 p.m. Saturday. $20. Tickets: fatpourchicago.com/events.
Great Lakes Brewery '80s Party
Riverview Tavern 1958 W. Roscoe St. 773-248-9523
Tease up your hair—or not—and head to Roscoe Village for tappings of Class of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter (the Great Lakes and Deschutes Brewery collaborative beer) plus Silver & Gold India-style pale lager, Alberta Clipper porter and The Wright pils, all available for $4-$6 per glass. The '80s theme continues as DJs spin hits from the decade and classic '80s flicks play on TVs around the bar. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. No cover.
LOLLAPALOOZA POP-UP SHOP
LollaShop 332 S. Michigan Ave.
Browse official Lollapalooza-branded gear, festival wear, vintage accessories, braiding and hairstyling stations, Fender guitars and more and check out live performances, selfie photograph booths and phone-charging stations, festival ticket giveaways and other activities. New this year: a LollaCart extension arrives on the first floor of The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Ave. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Details: do312.com/lollashop.
Soldier Field South Lot 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Ready, aim and fire up to 100,000 pounds of ripe tomatoes at whomever looks most like your landlord, ex-girlfriend or worst boss at this massive, 60-minute food fight modeled after the La Tomatina Festival in Spain which also features cold beer, a costume contest and live music by six bands. Goggles are required: BYO or purchase at the field ($4). Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. $49.99 to participate; $24.99 to watch. Tickets: tomatoblast.com.
Emerald City Coffee 3938 N. Sheridan Road 773-857-3041
Monologue performer and jazz singer Roberta Miles and solo performance artist Jillian Erickson share tales of their adventures and misadventures through life along with guest chicks including Teatro Luna ensemble member Melissa DuPrey, storyteller Janna Sobel and comedian Tamale. 8 p.m. Friday. $10 suggested donation.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.