Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Last Chance to Purchase Tickets for Tomorrow’s Green City Market Annual Chef BBQ Benefit

With perfect July weather in the forecast for tomorrow and a fantastic chef line up, the 14th Annual Green City Market Chef BBQ Benefit is sure to be a spectacular evening you will not want to miss, so purchase your tickets now. The Green City Market Chef  BBQ Benefit begins 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in Lincoln Park; Tickets may be purchased online until 4 p.m at Tickets are not available for sale at the door. The benefit showcases Chicago’s best culinary talent cooking food with fresh and local ingredients from the Green City Market. To complement the irresistible food served, locally made craft beer, wine, hand-crafted cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Tickets are still available for purchase on the Green City Market website.  General admission tickets are $125 and can be purchased until 4 p.m. day of the event.

“The Chef BBQ is one of the most anticipated events of the summer and a great time to celebrate all of the amazing food and talent this city has to offer,” said Sarah Stegner, co-president of the Green  City Market board and chef/partner of Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook. “The Chef BBQ is very important to the operations of the market. It raises much needed money to support our operations. The market is funded by such donations and grants. We are thankful that it has grown to be one of Chicago’s most popular summer events. Our guests get to experience what truly ‘local farm to table’ is while helping to make it all possible.”
Some of the most anticipated additions to this year’s lineup include:
  • Ina Pinkney; Barry Sorkin, Smoque; and Rob Levitt, Butcher and Larder are teaming up for the first time.
  • New additions to the chef lineup this year include: Tremaine Atkinson Co-founder/Distille and JP Doiron, CH Distillery; Giuseppe Scurato, Ceres’ Table; Michael Sheerin, Cicchetti; Ken Carter, Gather; Nathan Sears, The Radler.
“The Green City Market BBQ is the not to be missed event of the year for almost every single person I know,” said Jason Hammel, chef and co-owner of Lula Café and Nightwood. “Sous chefs, pastry chefs, executive chefs, cooks, managers, artisans, farmers—so many who contribute to our great Chicago restaurant scene will be there. Look around that night and you'll see a community paying homage to the mission and vision of Abby Mandel, who saw so much potential in our city and the bounty of our local farms.”

See Below for a full list of some of Chicago’s top restaurants and breweries that will have a presence at the BBQ:

676 restaurant Atwood Cafe
August Hill Winery/Illinois Sparkling Co.
Bar Toma Bar&Kitchen
Goose Island Beer Company GT Fish & Oyster
Half Acre Beer Company Haymarket Pub & Brewery Henri
Quince at the homestead Red door
Sable Kitchen & Bar Seasons Soda Seedling
Bell's Brewery
Hickory Creek Winery
Shaw's Chicago
Benny's Chop House
Honey Butter Fried Chicken &
SmallBar Division
Big Jones
Sunday Dinner Club
Smoque and Ina's
Big Star
Intelligentsia Coffee & Kilogram
Bistronomic/LM  Restaurant
Sparrow Coffee Roastery
Spiaggia/Cafe  Spiaggia
Butcher & Larder Cafe des Architectes
Lakeshore Beverage Laughing Bird
Table, Donkey and Stick Tekla, Inc
Capriole, Inc. & Tekla, Inc.
Limelight Catering
Terzo Piano
Ceres’ Table
Lula Cafe
The Bristol
CH Distillery
Metropolitan  Brewing
The Chopping Block
Chilam Balam, Shaman by
Midwest Wine Selections
The Dawson
mk The Restaurant
The Gage
Convito Cafe & Market
New Holland Brewing Co.
The Goddess & Grocer
Cookies and Carnitas Crop To Cup / Asi Tea
Nico Osteria Nightwood
The Publican The Publican
NoMI Kitchen
The Radler
deca restaurant
North Pond Restaurant
The Signature Room at the 95th
Eli's Cheesecake
North Shore Distillery
Three Floyds Brewpub
Farmhouse Tavern
One Off Hospitality Group
Forbidden Root Brewery
Park Grill at Millennium Park
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Fox Valley Winery, Inc Fresh Coast Distributors,
Pecking Order Perennial Virant
Uncommon Ground Vera
Lehman's cider, Quincy St.
Piece Brewery
Virtue Cider
Prairie Grass Cafe
Frontera Grill

About Green City Market

Green City Market is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization celebrating its 16th anniversary. The mission of Green City Market is to provide a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurateurs and the greater Chicago community. Green City Market values education about quality food and its source. Green City Market is funded by individual donations, corporation sponsorships, grants and fundraising events

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