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Local food events: Jan. 21 through Jan. 28

Jan. 22

• Menu Planning featuring Instant Pot Meals with Beth Randall – Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Adults. No registration. For information, visit

Jan. 24

• WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) clinic – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

Jan. 25

• Fish Fry – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Stone City VFW Post 2199, 124 Stone City Drive, Joliet.

• Fish Fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Soup & Sandwich Day – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1015 Winthrop Ave., Joliet. Soups, chili, sandwiches, dessert. A la carte. Carryout available. Cash, credit, debit. Order ahead from the website. Visit or call 815-725-6686 or 815-325-3404.

• Catrinas Grand Opening – Noon to 9 p.m.; also Jan. 26, Catrinas Mex, 20 W. Jackson St., Joliet. Free specialty plate with every dine-in purchase. Food and drink samples. For information, call 815-714-2101 or visit

• Fish Fry – 4 to 7 p.m., Croatian Cultural Club, 1503 Clement St., Joliet. Baked or fried cod, shrimp, catfish or chicken breast served with tossed salad, French fries or parsley potatoes along with bread and butter. Carryout available. Call 815-723-3154.

• Fish Fry – 4 to 7:30 p.m., Cantigny VFW Post 367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet. Call 815-722-5398.

• 176 Catering Fish Fry – 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Elks Lodge No. 296, 250 S.E. Frontage Road, Joliet. Baked and fried cod, fried shrimp, combo, burgers, salad bar. For information, call 815-744-3355.

• Fish Fry – 5 p.m., Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Call 815-485-8369 or visit

• Family Bingo & Pizza Night – 6:30 to 8 p.m., PARC Rec Center, 24550 W. Renwick Rd. in Plainfield in Bott Park. Ages 3 and u with responsible adult. For information, visit

Jan. 26

• Emil's 4th Annual Brrrrew Fest 2019 – 1 p.m., CD & ME, 23320 S La Grange Road, Frankfort. 15 tasting tickets, tasting glass, live entertainment, brats and chips. $45 via Ticketmaster.

• Fish Fry – 4 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

Jan. 27

• St. Mary Immaculate Knights of Columbus Breakfast – 8:30 a.m. to noon, St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield. Pancakes, ham steaks, cheesy egg bake, country potatoes, coffee, milk and juice. $6 per person or $20 per family. For information, contact Rich Blaszak 815-254-7078 or

• Sunday Brunch – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MyGrain Brewing Co., 50 E. Jefferson St. STE 106, Joliet. For information, call 815-345-3339 or visit

• Sunday Brunch – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fat Rosie's Taco and Tequila Bar, 28 Kansas St., Frankfort. For tickets, visit

• Smokin' Z BBQ Bootcamp – 2 to 6 p.m., Lockport Veterans of Foreign Wars - VFW Post 5788, 1026 E 9th St, Lockport. Learn professional-style barbecue techniques for various meats and sides, different smoker types, BBQ gadgets, wood selections, use of smoke and fire management, temperature control, food safety. Class concludes with a delicious Smokin' Z BBQ "Feast of Meats" prepared during class. Tickets available at:

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