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Local food events: Feb. 18 through Feb. 25


Feb. 21

 Big Bad Beer Night – The Beer Market Bolingbrook, 641 East Boughton Road Suite 110, Bolingbrook. Up to 20 barrel and rare beers on tap. Beers will be served all day until they are gone. No tickets required. Visit

Feb. 22

National Margarita Day – Fat Rosie's Taco & Tequila Bar, 28 Kansas St., Frankfort. Eleven different margaritas on the rocks. Visit

• 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.

• 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. Call 815-744-3355.

• Chili Cookoff – 5 to 8 p.m., First Baptist Church of Coal City, 4470 E. Route 113, Coal City. All monies raised will go to sending Samaritan's Purse shoe boxes. For information, visit or call 815-634-2654.

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

Feb. 23

• Pancake Breakfast – 7 a.m. to noon,  Our Savior's Lutheran Church 300 E. Union St., Seneca. Benefits the family of Kevin Capsel. Kevin was born with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia. $7 (adults) and $5 (ages 5 to 12). Under age 5 is free. Proceeds will help purchase a wheelchair accessible van. Or donate at any First Midwest Bank in the account of Brenda Capsel Strange.

Feb. 25

• Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry – 4 to 6 p.m., St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 135 E Rice Rd., South Wilmington. Visit

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