1817 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Twenty-one new restaurants will join Green City Market’s 15th annual Chef BBQ Benefit 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 16 in Lincoln Park. The BBQ will showcase the who’s who of Chicago’s culinary scene, including this year’s new comers: Acanto, Arbor, Bar Takikto, Bohemian House, Bottlefork, Fork, Formento’s, Frontier, HaiSous, Japonais by Mormioto, Lillie’s Q, Maddy’s Dumpling House, River Roast, Salero, Seven Lions, Taus Authentic Food, The Duck Inn, The Gage, The Kitchen, The Nomad Food Company and Villains Chicago. The list of new restaurants continues to grow, so be sure check the Green City Market website often to see what restaurants have been added.
All dishes served at the BBQ feature items offered from the bounty of the market with over 100 chefs and restaurants creating culinary magic. In addition to food, more than 30 of the Midwest’s best brewers, distilleries, wineries, and mixologists will feature locally made craft beer, wine, hand-crafted cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.
For the 5th consecutive year, the Green City Market BBQ lead sponsor is Wirtz Beverage Group. Their featured brands this year are:
Craft Beer/Cider: BuckleDown Brewery, Une Annee, 4 Hands Brewing, and Citizen Cider
Craft Spirits: Death’s Door Spirits, Suerte Tequila, Templeton Rye Whiskey
For additional information, visit the Wirtz Beverage website at http://www.wirtzbev.com/[email protected]
Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets and at the Green City Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check the Green City Market website at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1382133 General admission tickets are $125; individual VIP tickets are $250.
For the first time this year, VIP tickets may be purchased in various quantities, making it easy for companies and families to enjoy the special treatment in groups of whatever table configuration they want. VIP experience will feature elegant dÃ©cor, with optional seating styles for tables of 2, 4, 6 or more. Large corporate cabanas seat 16 for $10,000 and include a dedicated server for food and beverage service. Logo recognition is available at the gold level as well as placement on cabana, step & repeat, and program. Private lounge grouping seats 10 guests for $5,000, including a small cabana, a dedicated server for food and beverage service and logo recognition at the silver level in program and on cabana. VIP ticket holders are treated to a special early VIP reception from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as this event has sold out in past years.
‘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.’
The Green City Market BBQ is one of the best events of the summer and a great time for all involved. The market is like a seasonal candy store for chefs, so it’s awesome to be able to support our farm community,’ said Tony Quartaro, chef and co-owner of Formento’s and Nonna’s.
Visit greencitymarket.org for more information.