Farm-to-table beer dinner

As the weather starts to turn cooler, warm up at Wildfire Lincolnshire’s four-course October Farm-to-Table Beer Dinner featuring Didier Farms starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Wildfire’s resident beer expert Matt Bena will discuss the craft beer and food combinations, which include saffron risotto with roasted butternut squash paired with Avery Brewing The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest Lager, carne asada with late-harvest vegetable succotash paired with Founders Harvest Ale and Didier Farms Apple Cider Donut paired with Naperville’s 2 Fools Dry Hard Cider. The dinner costs $60; reservations are required.

Wildfire is at 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900,

Shaw’s Oyster Fest

Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg and Chicago are going all out in October for Oyster Fest. At both locations, take advantage of Oyster Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. every day when East Coast and West Coast oysters are half-price. On Oct. 31, that happy hour special runs all day, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Plus, chef Arnulfo Tellez has created special dishes for the fest, including Oyster Chawanmushi, fried oyster corn chowder, oyster au gratin and more. At the Chicago location only, Roaming Shucker Wednesdays feature rare, boutique oysters shucked tableside in the Oyster Bar. And come in hungry to the Chicago restaurant on Sundays for the Fried Chicken & Oyster Roast Dinners. Starting at 6 p.m. each Sunday in October, dine on roasted oysters, fried chicken, mac and cheese, hush puppies, honey butter rolls and two beverages for $49.95. Reservations requested.

Shaw’s Crab House is at 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, and 21 E. Hubbard St., Chicago, (312) 527-2722,

New brews

If you like trying new beer, Revolution Brewing’s Deep Wood Series Preview Party starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Bub City Rosemont might be right up your alley. Try Revolution’s new brews — Deth’s Tar, Café Deth and Deth by Plums — and learn more about them from a Revolution rep. The event is free; pay for what you consume.

Bub City is at 5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0399,