South Water Kitchen Rings In The Kentucky Derby 5.5-5.6

Where: South Water Kitchen
225 North Wabash Avenue

South Water Kitchen is celebrating Kentucky Derby weekend in style this year by awarding guests who don a festive hat (no, baseball caps don’t count!) with a free Flatbread appetizer for their table, whipped up by Executive Chef Roger Waysok. Limit one per table. The restaurant will also keep the pony party going with $7 Signature Mint Juleps and additional Kentucky bourbon-based specialty cocktails at the bar. Both specials will be available all day Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6.

Located in the Loop on the south bank of the Chicago River, South Water Kitchen offers straight forward American favorites with a modern touch. More information is available at or by calling 312-236-9300. South Water Kitchen is located at 225 North Wabash Avenue.

Mint Julep

Mint Julep and Margarita Tasting Event, May 3

Mint Julep

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Learn to Make Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo, Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby

When: Thursday, May 3
5-7 p.m.

Where: Franklin Tap
325 South Franklin
Chicago, Illinois 60606
(312) 212-3262

Tickets: No cost to attend

Franklin Tap will host a tasting and teaching event on Thursday, May 3 – just in time for Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby.  >From 5-7 p.m., Wirtz Beverage representative Rebecca Filice will muddle mint juleps, made with Bulleit Rye whiskey, as well as shake up mouthwatering margaritas featuring Don Julio Blanco tequila.  Participating guests will have the opportunity to sample the spirits and libations, while learning how to prepare the perfect party cocktails.

Simply arrive at 5 p.m. or call Franklin Tap to reserve a table for the tasting. Bulleit Rye Mint Juleps and Don Julio Blanco Margaritas will be offered for $7 (11 a.m. – Midnight).

Read More: Easy Mint Julep Recipe