Green City Market Fulton Opens Saturday, 6.6

Green City Market Fulton, sister to the Green City Market in Lincoln Park, opens its second season this Saturday, June 6 at the southeast corner of Fulton and Halsted streets. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through October. Green City Market is Chicago’s premier sustainable outdoor farmer’s market.

Green City Market Fulton shoppers 300Having a market so central to Chicago’s burgeoning Fulton Market Innovation District is exciting,” says Melissa Flynn, Green City Market’s executive director.  “Green City Market is a perfect market partner for the district,” said Sarah Stegner and Vi Daley, co-chairs of the Green City Market board. “We have a 17-year proven history in Lincoln Park. We are excited for the farmers to have an opportunity to increase the flow of local food to the community and thrilled that we’ve been asked back for our second season here.”

Vendors will be selling organic and sustainable produce, vegetables and other goods 14104905445_9d3ca1f880_o at the market. The growing Fulton Market District/West Loop is one of Chicago’s most popular and fastest growing neighborhoods.

 

Confirmed Vendors include:

Bushel and Peck’s

Co-op Sauce

Crumb Chicago

Green Acres Farm

Hillside Orchard

Hoosier Mama
Leaning Shed Farm

Mint Creek Farm

Nichols Farm and Orchard

Phoenix Bean

Seedling

The Flower Garden

Tomato Mountain  

 

Simon Majumdaar Book Signing June 6Fed White and Blue 300
Simon Majumdar, a mainstay on The Food Network and known as one of its toughest  critics, will be signing his new book, Fed, White and Blue: Finding America with My Fork, beginning at 10 a.m. June 6 at the Green City Market Fulton. Simon has appeared on numerous episodes of Iron Chef America, Beat Bobby Flay, The Next Iron Chef, Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Extreme Chef. He is a recurring judge on Cutthroat Kitchen.

 

About Green City Market
The mission of Green City Market is to improve the availability of a diverse range of high quality foods, connecting local producers and farmers to chefs, restaurateurs, food organizations and the public, and supporting small family farms while promoting a healthier society through education and appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably raised produce and products.

 

Green City Market has been a destination for locals and visitors to Chicago since its inception in 1998. It has consistently been named in the top 10 of the nation’s best farmers markets by national publications such as USA Today, Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, Forbes, Shape, CNN, Huffington Post and US News, among others. 

 

For more information, visit Green City Market’s website at http://www.greencitymarket.org or call 773-880-1266.

Chicago Restaurant Week Participants and Menus 1.30-2.12

RIVA #crw

RIVA #crw

CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK 2015 PARTICIPANTS AND MENUS

(listed in alphabetical order; photos upon request or click to download)

This January and February, diners are invited to enjoy the eighth annual Chicago Restaurant Week, with over 250 participating restaurants throughout the city. Restaurants will offer special prix-fixe meals including lunch, dinner or both, depending on the restaurant’s preference.  For details, visit http://www.choosechicago.com/things-to-do/dining/chicago-restaurant-week/

During Restaurant Week, some of the city’s most notable chefs will offer their menus at a discount, and guests will have an opportunity to taste dishes created by Executive Chef Brian Jupiter of Frontier, Executive Chef Christian Fantoni of Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush, Chef Luigi Garcia of Riva Crab House and Chef Victorio Padilla of Tuscany Restaurant on Taylor Street, among others.

 

WHEN:  Friday, January 30 – Thursday, February 12

 

COST:Prix-Fixe Meals

$22 Lunch

$33/$44 Dinner
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS:

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Complimentary “BOOklava” at Falafill on Halloween 10.31

Falafill

Falafill

Halloween-goers this year can add Falafill to their trick or treat route and open their candy bags for complimentary ‘BOOklava’*! Also known as baklava, Falafill’s famously delicious pastry made with layers of filo dough and sweetened nuts and honey will be offered all day to Chicagoans of all ages looking for a freshly baked Halloween treat.

Falafill’s full menu and mezza bar will also be available on Halloween for ghosts and goblins looking for a healthy Mediterranean lunch or dinner on-the-go or dine-in.

*‘BOOklava’ is complimentary with any Falafill purchase for adults, and complimentary for children 12-years-old and under and will be available on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Falafill
Eatfalafill.com
3202 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
773-525-0052
(Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.)

Celebrate National Breakfast Month with Free Cereal Giveaways at Participating CTA Stations

Central Lakeview Merchants Association to giveaway 600 cereal boxes containing 36 gift certificates for specialty breakfast throughout the city on September 22 and September 29 

WHAT: September is National Breakfast Month, and Central Lakeview Merchants Association (CLMA) has teamed up with local restaurants to celebrate. On the last two Monday mornings in September, the 22 and 29, at 8 a.m. CLMA will give away 600 free, fun-sized cereal boxes at 6 CTA stations (100 per station) throughout the city. Six lucky winners at each station will win a certificate for a free breakfast at one of the many participating restaurants (listed below).

Participating Restaurants- 

  • Kanela Breakfast Club – 3231 N Clark
  • Ann Sather Restaurant – 909 W Belmont
  • Original Pancake House – 2020 N Lincoln Park W
  • Golden Apple Grill & Breakfast House – 2971 N Lincoln
  • Mather’s Restaurant – 33 E. 83rd Street
  • Original Soul Vegetarian – 205 E 75th St
  • Dats Enterprises Inc – 8249 S Cottage Grove
  • 5 Loaves Eatery – 405 E 75th St
  • St. Restaurant Country Kitchen – 727 E 87th St.
  • Luversia’s Soul Food Restaurant – 522 E 79th St.
  • Over Easy Café – 4943 N Damen
  • Eden’s the Original – 6045 N Cicero
  • Mellow Yellow – 1508 E 53rd St
  • Valois Restaurant – 1518 E 53rd St.
  • Clarke’s Diner – 1447 E 53rd St.
  • Ms. Biscuit – 5431 S Wabash
  • Daley’s Restaurant – 809 E 63rd St.
  • Norman’s Bistro – 1001 E 43rd St.
  • John’s Place – 2132 W Roscoe

WHEN: Monday, September 22 at 8:00 a.m.

Monday, September 29 at 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: Participating CTA locations- 

  • 79th Street Station (Metra)
  • Belmont Red Line
  • Damen Brown Line
  • 55th/Garfield Green Line
  • Peterson and Cicero Bus Stop
  • Belmont & Hoyne Bus Stop

 

 

New Daily Deals At Division Ale House

Division Ale House

Division Ale House

1942 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 384-6886

Below specials are offered regular business hours unless otherwise specified. Specials are in effect now and are open-ended.

  • Monday: $4 select drafts, $5 house burgers and $7 signature burgers (both with choice of side)
  • Tuesday: $3 El Jimador tequila shots, $4 Tecate tall boys, $3 crispy avocado, smoked brisket or beer-battered cod tacos, Whaddayaknow Free Pub Trivia Chicago hosts team trivia at 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: $3 Fireball shots, $4 Bell’s Oberon drafts, $5 salads, $5 wraps
    Salad choices: Asian wonton, strawberry & stout or sweet potato & Oberon
    Wrap selections: Buffalo chicken, black bean burger or Hipster (all with choice of side)
  • Thursday: $3 Tullamore Dew shots, $4 Lagunitas drafts, $5 housemade German beer brat, with choice of side, $6 housemade sausage of the week (with choice of side)
  • Friday: $3 Jameson shots
  • Saturday: $3 mimosas, $15 champagne bottles (with a half carafe of orange juice), $6 bloody marys, $20 craft beer buckets, $12 Bud Light pitchers, $6 Elk Creeks
  • Sunday: $3 mimosas, $15 champagne bottles (with a half carafe of orange juice), $6 bloody marys, $7 Revolution Anti-Hero draft with a shot of Paddy Irish Whiskey, $12 Bud Light pitchers
  • Daily Deal: $25 Killer Kool-Aid cocktail carafes

Details
Regular hours of operation: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. The sidewalk café is open until midnight daily. Full menu available until midnight daily. All major credit cards accepted. Reservations accepted for all size parties via 773-384-6886.

MAK Brings Fresh, Fast, Asian Fusion To Wicker Park

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MAK
1924 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60622
www.makrestaurant.com

Local gem alert! MAK owner, Tommy Wang is bringing his passion for food, family recipes and innovation to his Division Street restaurant. With family recipes in tow, MAK aims to elevate and modernize traditional Chinese and Asian fusion to new levels. With naturally raised meats, fresh produce and locally grown ingredients you’ll be happily surprised at the affordable prices. Not skimping on poor quality ingredients is a motto here and you can taste in every item on the menu.

MAK offers a pretty extensive list of proteins, grains/starches and vegetables to choose from. Everything here is fresh and made to order. Their signature bowls and wraps allow for a choice of rice or quinoa, vegetables and protein. For vegetarians you can also substitute tofu or falafel. Vegetarian or not I would highly recommend the falafel! (The sauce is amazing!) Another delicious item you don’t normally see on a Chinese menu is chicken wings. Using a family recipe for the ‘Wang Sauce’ found on both the falafel and chicken wings, you won’t be disappointed.

As a Wicker Park resident and as you know, lover of a good deal – I’d defintely recommend putting MAK on your must try list. Healthy Chinese is usually pretty hard to find and to find it in a quick service restaurant with nothing on the menu over $11, well that’s pretty impossible to find anywhere else.

Also make sure to check out their specials including, Ten Buck Tuesday with your choice of any bowl and a beer for only $10 and Wing Wednesday with half off a combo of beer and chicken wings or falafel in their signature Wang Sauce. Check their website and Poor Girl for new monthly specials as well.

Now go eat! Lauren LaRoche, Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago

Craft Beer Boat Ticket Raffle On Fountainhead’s Roof Top 8.13

Fountainhead Chicago

Fountainhead Chicago

WHAT:

Fountainhead is excited to host the Craft Beer Boat Ticket Raffle on the roof deck! Guests can join as the Fountainhead team welcomes Artisanal ImportsAllagash Brewing and Surly Brewing to mix, mingle & enjoy delicious craft beer! Buy a draft beer from one of these spectacular breweries and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win two tickets to the August 27th Craft Beer Boat!

 

The Craft Beer Boat is single handedly one of the most fun beer events of the year…on a boat…on Lake Michigan!

 

Among an amazing draft line-up is De Proef/Surly Long of Tooth, a rare and unique collaboration between two exceptional breweries. An English-style old ale that has been aged in toasted oak and cacao, this beer is the latest addition to De Proef’s extensive Brewmaster’s Collaboration series. This collaboration is the perfect balance between the styles of the two breweries while still showcasing some new and unique characteristics.

 

Draft prices range from $6-$10. The regular rooftop menu will also be available for purchase and Chef Cleetus Friedman will have some delicious specials on hand for the event.

 

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

 

The Draft List:

De Proef /Surly Long of Tooth
Aspall Dry Cider
Iron Maiden Trooper
St Feuillien Saison
Surly Furious
Surly Pentagram
Surly Coffee Bender
Surly Bitter Brewer 
Allagash White 
Allagash Interlude
Allagash Odessey
Allagash James Bean

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
6-9 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Fountainhead Chicago

1970 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL

 

ADMISSION:

Free cover, food and beverages available for purchase