On Thursday, October 3rd, the Green City Market Junior Board will present “A (Mostly) Veggie Affair: Cheat on Meat or Go Whole Beast!” The event will feature eight of Chicago’s best chefs cooking with Green City Market vendor produce in all-vegetable dishes – no meat. Participants include Jared Van Camp (Nellcote, RM Champagne Salon, Old Town Social), Thai Dang (Embeya), Hunter Moore (Parson’s Chicken and Fish), Zoe Schor (Ada Street), Joshua Marelli (Chicago Chop Shop), and Eric Mansavage (Farmhouse). Two chefs, Paul Virant (Perennial Virant, Vie) and Bill Kim (bellyQ, Urban Belly, Belly Shack), will also prepare whole animals, so guests can choose to go “whole beast.”
The fundraiser will enlist four of the city’s top mixologists, including The Aviary’s Charles Joly and Big Star’s Ben Fasman, to craft drinks showcasing local spirits and produce. Live music will be performed by local synth-pop band Hey Champ. The event will take place at The 1st Ward (2033 W North Ave) from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., and proceeds will benefit the Green City Market’s LINK Card matching program. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/461666, $35 for early bird and $45 for general admission.