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2016 Farm Roast at Local Foods

  • Local Foods Grocer & Distributor 1427 West Willow Street Chicago, IL, 60642 United States (map)

Join us for Slow Food Chicago's biggest and most delicious event - the 2016 Farm Roast! Held again at Local Foods on September 11th from 2-5pm, our annual shindig will feature local foods, farmers and drinks for a feast! A true celebration of the unique tastes of the Midwest.


PLUS - join us for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes VIP Experience before the Farm Roast featuring a butchering demo from Rob Levitt of Butcher & Larder, "snout to tail" baking from the pastry chefs at Nico Osteria and The Publican, and more. More info and tickets here.

Slow Food Chicago's Farm Roast brings together the region's best chefs, farmers, brewers, and bartenders for an afternoon of incredible food, drink, and education. Toss in music, games, and Local Foods' incredible space - it's perhaps the most fun and delicious way possible to support local food culture.

Chefs will be using ingredients from Slow Food's Ark of Taste - a living catalogue of heirloom ingredients and distinctive foods that are in danger of disappearing. But good news - you can help! The best way to save these rare and unique foods is to eat them! 

Full menu coming soon, but for now to whet your whistle, here's a sneak peak at some of the chefs and featured beverages for 2016:

Participating Chefs and Restaurants:

Jason Vincent, Giant
Kevin Hickey, The Duck Inn
Dana Cree, The Publican
Rob Levitt, The Butcher & Larder
Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp, Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Michael Ciapciak, !Bang Bang! Pie & Biscuits
Leigh Omilinsky, Nico Osteria
Sarah Rinkavage, Lula Cafe
Sandra Holl, Floriole Bakery
Justin Hall, FIG Catering
Tom and Lori Leavitt, White Oak Gourmet
Zeeshan Shah and Yoshi Yamada, Bombay Breakdown
Dan Compton, Vie
Eric Mansavage, Farmhouse

Participating Breweries, Wines, and Mixologists:

Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Half Acre Beer
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Revolution Brewing
Candid Wines
Brooklyn Brewery
Virtue Cider
Scott Stroemer, Nico Osteria
Brandon Phillips, The Duck Inn
Sarah O'Malley, Nico Osteria

There will be dishes for vegetarian guests; unfortunately, other dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated. Seating will be communal.