Upcoming Piccadilly Events
Mon Aug 21, Total Eclipse of the Heart? No! Total eclipse of the Sun. Come watch, 11:45am at Lunar Brewing Company, 54 East Saint Charles Road, Villa Park, IL. The best place to see Total Eclipse is Carbondale, so unless you are planning on making the trip, join us at Lunar Brewing in Villa Park. Lunar opens at Noon so we can "watch" the beginning of the Eclipse from the parking lot. They have House beers on tap as well as a nice selection of Guest beers. They have chips and a limited food menu . Lunar is brewing a Total Eclipse Stout which hopefully will be ready by then. Can't make it? The next Solar Eclipse is April 8, 2024 and will be about 90% in Chicago so even better!
Thurs Sept. 7 PSC Meeting 7:30 pm at Emmett’s Brewing Company, 5200 Main Street in Downers Grove. We are back to 2 meetings a month. If you haven’t paid your dues, bring your checkbook to to pay membership dues up so you can sign up for your trip(s) for the 2017/2018 season. Come early for a good seat and don’t forget, pitchers of beer are ½ price in the meeting room.
Fri Sept 8 Dinner for 10 - Benihana, Lombard 6:30 pm, 747 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148. A dining experience unlike any other! Guests are seated at communal table for 10, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as they slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef. Jamie will be the host and the table is limited to a maximum of 10. If you are unable to RSVP via Meet-Up, email Jamie at email@example.com to see if there are still seats available.
Sun Sept. 10 Craft Brew Cruise on Mystic Blue Chicago, Navy Pier 1:30 pm Boarding starts at 12:30 pm Total Cost is $54.27 ($39.90 plus tax/fees) for craft beer sampling (Brewers of the Western Suburbs) or a “Designated Sailor” ticket for a total of $29.79. Also included are light bites from the cocktail cruise menu, live DJ with dacing, bar games such as Foosball, Giant Jenga, etc. and 2 hour boat tour of the Chicago skyline. Guests must be 21 years and older with ID. Piccadillians should purchase their own tickets online and provide own transportation to and from Navy Pier. https://www.mysticbluecruises.com/chicago
Fri Sept 15 Happy Hour At 3 Corners Grilll & Tap, 6pm - ? , 7231 Lemont Rd. Downers Grove, IL. Their moto is: eat. drink. relax. They have 19 flat screen televisions tuned to sports, over 100 draft, bottled and canned beers to choose from with an emphasis on craft beer as well as a wide variety of wine and spirits.
American grill fare made from scratch daily using the freshest, highest quality ingredients. You’ll taste the difference while enjoying any of delicious appetizers, gourmet burgers, unique sandwiches and more. Come join us!
Sat Sept. 16 Arlington Park Racetrack – Luck of the Irish Day - It’s Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day! Gates open at Noon and horse races are from 1:25 pm to 4:55 pm. Specials are Irish Stew, Corned Beef Sandwiches and Green Beer, plus Irish entertainment. General Admission is $8 online and $10 at the gate. This ticket allows you to enjoy views along the track rail and paddock with access to first-come-first served benches, or the opportunity to picnic on the lawn in the park. This also includes access to Apron Level concessions, tellers, and Mr. D’s Sports Bar. Parking is free in certain areas for general admission and there is $5 preferred parking and $15 Valet parking available. Additional information including what you can/cannot bring into the park can be found at www.arlingtonpark.com under Park Policies. Everyone is responsible for purchasing their own ticket and transportation to/from the park. Picadillians can meet in the center of the general admission benches facing the middle of the track about 12:30 and then move their seating as desired.
Thurs Sept. 21 PSC Meeting The meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Emmett’s Brewing Company, 5200 Main Street in Downers Grove. Check with your Piccidilly friends to see where they are planning to go this season. Come early for a good seat and don’t forget, pitchers of beer are ½ price in the meeting room.
Sat Sept. 23 Oktoberfest At Old Heidelberg Park, Glendale WI - Our 33rd year! Reserve Your Spot so you have somewhere to sit! Harry Mattson is collecting $5 pp to reserve tables in the tent. Bring your $5 to the August meeting, the Piccadilly picnic, or the September meeting. Reserve a spot so you have somewhere to sit! Table Reservation does NOT include the Festival Admission of $10 at the gates which open at 2 pm. Check discount options online http://www.thebavarianbierhaus.com Tables will be released if not claimed by 6 pm so arrive early to help save them. German Food and Bier available. Musical entertainment: 4-7:30, Alte Kameraden (The guys who stand on the tables!) 8-Midnight, Johnny Hoffman (Willie has retired but will be there!) Directions: Take Interstate 294 north to I-94, continue to Milwaukee. Pass thru Milwaukee; follow signs for Interstate 43. Continue north on I-43 to Silver Spring Road. Exit Silver Spring Road and immediately turn right on: Port Washington Road. Turn right on Lexington Blvd and cross under I-43, parking is on your right.
Nearby Accommodations (Within walking distance): LaQuinta Inn Suites 5423 N. Port Washington Rd., (414) 962-6767 or 1-800-sleeplq (753-3757) www.lq.com; Motel 6 5485 N. Port Washington Rd., (414) 961-7272 www.motel6.com; LaQuinta Inn 5110 N. Port Washington Rd. (414) 964-8484 or 1-800-sleeplq (753-3757) www.lq.com
Harry will arrive around 3 pm Saturday and will be at the Motel 6. He’ll reserve tables depending on RSVPs. They do not allow carry-ins and they search bags. The Bavarian Inn has been remodeled and reopened as Bavarian Bierhaus! Bavarian Bierhaus resembles a German Bier Hall and is open year round. They have a complete menu, a new Micro Brewery and offer Sunday Brunch. There is a lot to do around there so let Harry know if you want suggestions. Contact Harry Mattson at: Mattsonharry@hotmail.com Cell (312) 301-1095