Last weekend, the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer (FOBAB) celebrated its nineteenth year of introducing people to the cool things that happen when beer sits in a barrel for a little while.
Our national mythology represents the Thanksgiving gathering as a place where the newly arrived Europeans set the table with indigenous foods like cranberries and graciously invited the native neighbors to join in. The perspectives of indigenous peoples on this dinner scene are likely quite different, though around this time of year, many of us eat our share of cranberries.
As of this writing, these Chicago events are still scheduled for November; check the respective websites for updates or changes and for COVID requirements requiring masks, social distancing, and vaccination status.
Most people don’t go to Utah for the food. But we did, and what was sought were the foods and drinks that were pretty much limited to the lands within the Utah state lines, foods that reflect the tastes and history of the Beehive State.
With football season upon us, consider making a batch of fried curds and/or poutine to eat while you enjoy the game.
As of this writing, events are still scheduled for October, though with Delta (and Mu?) dangling over our heads, it’s hard to say what might, or might not, happen. Check respective websites for updates.
“How can we merge our passion for the arts, and I think cooking is an art as well, but also our passion for helping others, contributing to our community?” says Bravo… They came up with Esmé, a community-focused art space and restaurant that will support philanthropic projects.
Undoubtedly, there has rarely been a time in U.S. history when it was more challenging to open a restaurant. Still, the wheels are in motion to open the doors on three very promising Chicago restaurants before the end of the year.
Though I’ve been to Mexico more than any other country outside of the United States, it took a dinner at Mesa Urbana in Lincoln Park to introduce me to this Mexican salt. We had ordered the Elote en Tequesquite because though we were familiar with elotes (corn), we were unfamiliar with tequesquite.
As of this writing, the following events are still scheduled for September, though with Delta dangling over our heads, who the hell knows what might happen…or not happen. Check respective websites for updates.