DOWNTOWN—Per The Oregonian, Chicago celebrity chef Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat) is coming to town on October 21 to team up with a still-to-be-chosen local chef to cook a dinner for a few lucky eaters at the Hilton on SW 9th Avenue, as part of the James Beard Foundation's Taste America! series. Start saving now, though. Dinner will run you $250, and $350 if you want the VIP treatment. [The Oregonian]
DOWNTOWN—Are you a Pokémon Go player who's old enough to legally buy a drink? Then you're probably going to want to head to the Rialto Poolroom on Saturday, July 30, for an afternoon and evening bar crawl spent capturing Pokémens. The event starts at 3 p.m. at the Rialto and lasts until about midnight. If you're not a Pokémon Go player who'll nonetheless be downtown that night, you're probably going to want to be alert as you navigate public walkways among a crowd of people whose faces will be so buried in their phones that they may not be checking their 12s, let alone their 6s.
HOLLYWOOD, VIA SALEM—If you never got a chance to listen to Radiolab's "Cold War" episode, don't worry. (The producers wisely removed it from future rotation when they realized that they'd not given enough credit to writers David Wolman and Julian Smith for their truly splendid Epic magazine article of the same name.) According to Grub Street, the story of how a beef between two Salem ice cream vendors escalated from name-calling and tailgating to arson may be soon coming to a big screen near you. [Grub Street]