Big Jones Dinner with Cookbook Author Virginia Willis

  • Big Jones 5347 N Clark St Chicago, IL, 60640 United States

Big Jones and Slow Food Chicago welcome Virginia Willis, author of Lighten Up, Y'all

6:00 Reception

Planter’s Punch

Barbecued meatballs on cornmeal griddle cakes
Parmesan-herb cheese straws
Zucchini crisps

6:30 Dinner

Smoky Amazing Shrimp etouffee
Purple hull pea hoppin’ john with limpin’ susan
Braised collards in tomato-onion gravy
Summer squash casserole
Grilled potato salad with bacon vinaigrette
Brown sugar-strawberry shortcakes
Claire’s cream cheese swirl brownies

Seventy-five dollars per person, one hundred twenty-five dollars per couple * Includes one copy of Lighten Up, Y’all, tax, and gratuity. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Slow Food Chicago.

For reservations, call Big Jones at 773-275-5725


Virginia Willis

Virginia Willis

Virginia Willis is one of the most popular and respected voices on Southern food and cooking. Virginia is on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force and the Atlanta Community Food Bank Advisory Board. She is a past president of the Atlanta chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a member of Georgia Organics, Chef's Collaborative, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and Southern Foodways Alliance.

Photo from TimeOut Chicago.