Rich Chocolates & Candies, Ruth and Phil’s Gourmet Ice Cream, and the Sugar Syndicate will be serving free champagne and bite-size samples of their creations (see Daniel Shumski’s article here to get an idea of how elaborate they can be) this Saturday from 6 to 9 PM to celebrate their first anniversary at the Sweet Collective, the space they share at 5333 N. Lincoln. To help ensure ample supplies, RSVP at 773-293-0888.

(At left: the Sugar Syndicate’s Bacon Graduation Cake)