Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Two New Vendors open at Chicago French Market


Oh Olive Booth low res IMG_3828_edited-2Oh, Olive! is now open in the Chicago French Market. The new vendor sells various extra virgin olive oils, vinegars, teas, coffees and spices and is dedicated to educating clients about the delicious and healthy properties of everything it sells. After a lucrative career in education as a former teacher, principal and associate superintendent, owner Sandy Schuenemann quickly transitioned to business woman by opening her first location in Libertyville in 2010. She quickly expanded to Glenview in 2011 and now along with business partner and niece, Mary Koval, her new location at Chicago French Market is up and running.

Schuenemann has made this venture a family affair with her husband, Art and son and daughter-in-law Aaron and Alecia being heavily involved in the business. "We can offer the consumer the nutritional and chemistry information on our oils so that they can make their own educated decisions about what they purchase," Aaron Schuenemann adds, "as well as providing them with a product that will enhance the taste of anything they eat. You don't have to be a chef to use our products; it's really simple, and we teach you how."

Dedicated to educating clients about the healthy benefits of consuming fresh extra virgin olive oil and vinegars, Oh, Olive provides a unique experience in tasting and learning. The stores are staffed with olive oil experts and enthusiasts who are knowledgeable about the oils and vinegars, especially how to use them in everything from appetizers to desserts. All of their recipes are available online www.oo2go.com or in the stores.


Spicy Monkey Soup Company now open

Spicy Monkey low res edited 2Spicy Monkey will have its official opening this May at the Chicago French Market. Its selection of fresh soups will begin with an amazing, fresh, never frozen and delicious vegetarian stock which is then restyled into a daily variety of soups. All soups can be complemented with anything from chicken breast, bacon, pinto beans and Ditalini pasta.

Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches will also be on the menu. All sandwiches will be hand-made to order with meats, cheeses and breads not containing preservatives, and fresh veggies. Featured sandwiches will include Asparagus with Swiss, and Provolone and Chihuahua with Blueberry Preserves.

For more information about Spicy Monkey Soup Co., call 312-454-2991.

About Chicago French MarketChicago French Market is a European-inspired market offering an array of local produce, meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheese, wine, chocolates, pastas, artisan-made goods, specialty drinks, flowers, prepared meals and a seating area for customers. Chicago French Market's diverse group of local vendors stay open year-round, six days per week, and is located within the new MetraMarket development at 131 N. Clinton St. (between Washington and Randolph Streets).
Chicago French Market offers complimentary garage parking with entrances at 164 N. Canal St. and 165 N. Clinton St. for one hour or less with a minimum purchase of $20 or more (receipt required).

For more information, visit www.chicagofrenchmarket.com. "Like" Chicago French Market on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChicagoFrenchMarket and follow the market on Twitter at @ChiFrenchMarket.
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