Da Best Fest is a new chef tasting festival devoted to the iconic dishes of the Chicago culinary landscape. Try creative and traditional versions of all your Chicago favorites; plus get to know a few Chicago originals you may not have tried. Think Italian beef, hot dogs, pizza, flaming saganaki, jibaritos, aquarium-smoked rib tips, chicken Vesuvio, shrimp de Jonghe and more. A portion of the proceeds from the event, as well as the on-site raffle and food drive, benefits the Food Depository. Buy tickets here.