The new Spring issue will be making its way around the Chicago area by April 16. We’ll be delivering complimentary issues at our advertiser locations and select distribution points during that week and the weeks following. Check ourwebsite for an up to date list, Facebook page andTwitter for live updates on where you can find your copy. In this issue you’ll learn first hand about unraveling the mystery of tea from local tea experts. You’ll get to know about Wind Ridge Herb Farm owner and herb grower Liz Fiorenza who uses chemical-free practices to grow and harvest over 400 culinary and medicinal herbs. We include a special feature on the historical Elawa Farm and gardens in suburban Lake Forest.
You’ll always find seasonal recipes in Edible Chicago. For the spring issue, we thought recipes for a farmer’s market brunch with friends was in order after such an extended winter hibernation. Of course, we also found some thirst quenching seasonal market cocktails to add to your brunch menu. We round out our editorial content by featuring a Wild Salmon recipe with jasmine green tea as an ingredient, courtesy of James Beard award winning chef Sanford D’Amato.
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Week of April 21:
LOCATIONS where you can find a complimentary
copy of Edible Chicago's Spring issue:
Advertising partners and select distribution locations
BIG JONES, HAMBURGER MARY'S, HOPLEAF, KOPI CAFE, TASTE OF HEAVEN, THE COFFEE STUDIO, URBAN ORCHARD, WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST
PLEASANT HOUSE BAKERY, BRIDGEPORT COFFEE SHOP, MARIA'S BAR
PUBLICAN QUALITY MEATS
TABLE FIFTY TWO
DIRK'S FISH AND GOURMET SHOP, FRANK AND DAWGS, INNER ECOLOGY, KINGSBURY STREET CAFE, POWELL'S BOOKSTORE, WHOLE FOODS, SANDWICH ME IN, PEGGY NOTEABART MUSEUM, GREEN CITY MARKET, NORTH POND, ELAINE'S COFFEE, (Hotel Lincoln) PERENNIAL VIRANT, (Hotel Lincoln) THE BEAN CAFE
CAFE MOUSTACHE, PROVENANCE FOOD AND WINE, DILL PICKLE CO-OP, LOGAN SQUARE FARMERS MARKET (Jake's Country Meats and Karl's Craft Soups)
PASTORAL ARTISAN CHEESE, BREAD AND WINE, JW MARRIOTT
THE DRAKE HOTEL, HOTEL BURNHAM,
Near North Side:
BIG BOWL, DOLLOP COFFEE & TEA, FARMHOUSE RESTAURANT, THE LOCAL ROOT
PLUM MARKET, SPICE HOUSE
BRINDILLE, NAHA, SABLE Restaurants
GLENWOOD TAP, HEARTLAND CAFE, GLENWOOD SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET (May 4) UNCOMMON GROUND
MANGO'S GROCERY & CAFE
CICCHETTI, SOPRAFINA MARKET CAFE, FOODFEASE
CROSS TOWN FITNESS, REAL COMFORT, WHOLE FOODS, MRS. GREEN'S, LITTLE GOAT DINER, GRANGE HALL, SALUMI
GREEN GROCER, PICCOLO SOGNO,
AUTRE MONDE CAFE
AMELIA'S, COMMON COFFEE, BLUE MAX CAFE
RUSTIC ROAD FARMS
BUZZ CAFE, SIRIUS COOKS, TRATTORIA 225, SIRIUS COOKS, GREEN HOME EXPERTS, PRAIRIE BREAD, POTBELLY'S, UPS STORE on MARION ST., MARION STREET CHEESE MARKET
Spring Events and Special Events:
CHICAGO GOURMETS FINE DINING CLUB, PETERSON GARDEN PROJECT PLANT SALE (MAY 10-12) BROOKLYN BREWERY MASH FARM DINNER ON APRIL 27, SLAGEL FAMILY FARM DINNERS, MINT CREEK FARM DINNERS
NORTH: (Coming soon! Weekend of April 26)
HEWN BAKERY, FOUND RESTAURANT, CHICAGO NEWSSTAND, BAGEL AND ART CAFE, DOLLOP CAFE, EVANSTON WINTER FARMERS MARKET, FARMHOUSE RESTAURANT
DUKE'S ALEHOUSE AND KITCHEN
Looking to meet like-minded foodies in our community who love to share food trends, meeting award winning chefs and cookbook authors, while experiencing fine dining at some of Chicagoland's hottest restaurant establishments? Look no further. Chicago Gourmets is an organization that offers all of that and more. Special invitations to view the "back of the house" and "behind the scenes" tours, and even an annual summer farm-to-table dinner and farm tour out in the country. Since 1997, Chicago Gourmets, a membership driven dining club, holds over 70 events per year with 700+ members. Events often sell out quickly, so don't delay if you're interested. Here are some exciting upcoming dining events that are opened to the public. For membership information and a full list of events and menus visit their website:
Friday, April 25 at 6:30PM: Joseph Mellot Wine Dinner at Froggy's French Cafe in Highwood. Exceptional French cuisine by Chef Thierry on the northshore. Guests will also meet M. Corentin Chon, brand ambassador at 500 year old Joseph Mellot Winery. Sparkling wine reception & canapes prior to dinner.
Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30PM: Friendship restaurant in Chicago. "Chinese at its Best". Hosted by chef and owner Alan Yeun. Exceptional menu with wine pairings.
Tuesday, June 3 at 6:00PM: Coppervine in Chicago. Guests will enjoy Chef Michael Taus' elevated comfort food. Classical french menu with a global influence. Dine family style with wine pairings.
The Sugar Beet Food Store Cooperative of Oak Park, a member-owned full service grocery store, has officially signed a lease with Interfaith Housing Development Corporation for the retail space located at 812 Madison Street. The 5,300 square foot store is expected to open in early 2015.
The Sugar Beet Co-op will be owned by members of the community, and will sell food directly from local farms and producers, many of whom are familiar to the Oak Park Farmers’ Market including Genesis Organic Growers and Tomato Mountain Farm. The Sugar Beet Co-op will carry a wide range of products including: an excellent selection of organic and sustainably grown fruits and vegetables, bulk items, local dairy products, eggs, meat, prepared foods and more.
One of the benefits of shopping at The Sugar Beet will include connecting consumers to local farmers and producers, so people will know how their food is grown and prepared. The store will feature a small café seating area and will host workshops, tastings and cooking demos to get our community excited about preparing and eating good food.
The Sugar Beet Co-op will be open to the public although members of The Sugar Beet will be entitled to store discounts, voting rights on issues and ownership in the store. Membership is open to everyone and can be purchased through the website: www.sugarbeetcoop.com
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine and the Chicago French Market are proud to announce the 4th Annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, April 12, 2014. This a FREE tasting and meet-the-maker event featuring over 100 producers of artisan cheese, bread, beer, wine, charcuterie, confections, and other food stuffs. Edible Chicago is also a proud media sponsor for this event since it's inception, and we couldn't be more excited about the success of this event each year. It's not to be missed! It's a perfect opportunity to meet the people behind the food. You can sample, sip and savor and even buy to take home.
Join the International Association of Culinary Professionals at its Chicago Book & Blog Festival on Saturday, March 15 from 7-9PM at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. This is the perfect opportunity to meet more than 45 cookbook authors and food bloggers. Chicago authors include Rick Bayless "Mexican Everyday", Peggy Wolff "Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie" and Amelia Levin "Chicago Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Windy City". Mingle with fellow members of Chicago's culinary community while enjoying food, drink and giveaways throughout the evening. Attendees will be able to buy cookbooks signed by the authors.
The event is part of this year's International Association of Culinary Professionals' annual conference which is being held this weekend in Chicago. Tickets are $35.00 for the public. To purchase online: https://kiosk.eztix.co/kiosk/19798