It Tastes Localicious

February 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

I’m always paraphrasing Upton Sinclair when I talk about talking about the benefits of eating local.  I say I aim for the head but hit them in the stomach.  In other words, who needs reasons why to eat local when you can taste for yourself.  And to taste for yourself, who needs a better reason than to attend FamilyFarmed’s annual Localious party.  I could tell you all the reasons why you should support FamilyFarmed such as their recent successes bringing local foods to public schools, but you will want to go just for the good time.  Our roaming chef friend Alan “Jazzfood” Lake has gathered an interesting and diverse group of sweet, savory and boozy local restaurants to fill you up, March 12 2010 at the UIC Forum.  Alan has been especially concerned that their be enough bars and bartenders, so you’ll have to wait little for your locavore cocktails.

Those cocktails will include spirits made nearby in Wisconsin by our friends at Death’s Door and expertly mixed by Brad Bolt of Bar deville.  The food to enable your drinking ranges from the authentic Chinese flavors of Lao Sze Chuan to the cloudscraping cuisine of Local Beet contributor Pat Sheerin.  What Lao Sze Chuan is to real Chinese cuisine, Pasticceria Natalina is to Southern Italian pastries.   Save room for the cake.  The current line-up of Localicious partnicpants can be found here.

On March 12, find out why the best reason to eat local is that it’s Localicious.

The UIC Forum is located at the corner of Halsted and W. Roosevelt.  The address is 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607.