Chicago Tribune is excited to announce a new kind of food festival…Chicago-style.

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A Story of Masa

A Story of Masa

Sat / August 18, 2018
6:00 PM

An intimate 5-course tasting of food and wine exploring the diversity and importance of masa on our chefs counter. We will offer two seating's, 6 pm and 8:30 pm. Space is limited. Please call (773) 661-6452 to make a reservation.

Chinese Cuisine Boat Tour: From Downtown to Chinatown!

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Chinese Cuisine Boat Tour: From Downtown to Chinatown!

Sun / August 19, 2018
6:00 PM

Chihuo and Chicago Tribune FOOD BOWL proudly present you the Chinese cuisine boat tour from downtown to Chinatown! Join us on August 19th. Chef demonstration will be presented during the tour. Small-scale tasting events will happen on the boat along with the open bar. This is your best opportunity to learn and enjoy the most authentic Asian food in a two hour boat tour. And of course, you can continue the night in Chinatown and explore a world of Chinese restaurants. The boat tour will depart promptly at 6:00 PM. Please be sure to arrive 15 - 30 minutes early to board! Boarding Dock #4 is on the lower level of Rush and Kinzie behind the Trump Towers Hotel. The Trump Hotel is located at 401 N Wabash.

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Restaurant Summit

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Restaurant Summit

Mon / August 20, 2018
11:00 AM

Join FOOD BOWL in The Tank of Chicago Athletic Association hotel for an afternoon of dynamic panel discussions on topics affecting the food and beverage industry. The Restaurant Summit will cover expansive issues from staffing shortages, openings and closings and even a first of its kind discussion of restaurant criticism.

11:15 – 12:15 State of the Kitchen

Moderator: Phil Vettel

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Kim
  • Sarah Grueneberg
  • Rick Bayless
  • Matthias Merges

1:00 – 2:00 Forces in Food

Moderator: Francesca Burke

Panelists:

  • Dana Cree
  • Diana Dávila
  • Rohini Dey
  • Beverly Kim

3:00 – 4:00 Critic Conversation

Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) discusses critic anonymity and a critic's role in the industry with Phil Vettel (Chicago Tribune).

4:30 – 5:30 Food and TV 

Moderator: Joseph Hernandez

Panelists:

  • Phil Rosenthal
  • Stephanie Izard
  • Alpana Singh
   

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A Restaurant Design Conversation with Designer Jordan Mozer at Twain

A Restaurant Design Conversation with Designer Jordan Mozer at Twain

Mon / August 20, 2018
5:30 PM

Join Chef Tim Graham and wife and beverage director/sommelier Rebekah Graham as they welcome influential designer Jordan Mozer into their new Logan Square restaurant, Twain, for a lively discussion on the inspirations and collaboration behind the concept. The cost is $25 per person and includes tastes from the menu, which is heavily influenced by Graham’s Midwestern upbringing in Missouri and includes items such as hand-cranked ice cream and chicken and dumplings. To reserve your seat please email events@twainchicago.com

Ballast Point Tasting and Tapping

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Ballast Point Tasting and Tapping

Tue / August 21, 2018
6:00 PM

A one-night-only beer pairing menu in honor of Chicago Tribune FOOD BOWL 
$50 includes beer pairing menu, tax and gratuity.

Amuse:
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Pickled Shrimp
Paired with 4.2 Miles Kellerbier, a Collaboration with Maplewood Brewery & Distillery

First Course (Choice of):
Compressed Melon Poke Bowl
Paired with California Kölsch

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Crudo
Paired with Wahoo White

Grilled Heritage Farms Pork Belly
Paired with Sour Wench

Second Course (Choice of):
Border Springs Lamb Meatballs
Paired with Piper Down

Grilled House Made Chorizo Sausage
Paired with Unfiltered Sculpin

Confit All Natural Chicken Paired with California Amber

Dessert
Banana Pudding
Paired with High West Barrel Aged Victory at Sea

There will be two featured Beer Blends for the evening: 
Summer of Sculpin: a blend of Aloha Sculpin, Pineapple Sculpin, and Unfiltered Sculpin
Black Eye: a blend of Black Marlin Porter and Big Eye IPA

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St. John at Tied House

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St. John at Tied House

Tue / August 21, 2018
7:00 PM

Legendary London restaurant and a "pioneer of nose to tail" dining comes exclusively to Chicago for FOOD BOWL. Head Chef Jonathan Woolway and Trevor Gulliver join Chef Debbie Gold, the James Beard Award-Winning Executive Chef of Tied House, and Chef de Cuisine AJ Walker of Anker as they come together to create a one-night-only six course meal paying tribute to St. John. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Trotter Project.

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Beast Feast Presented by Citi

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Beast Feast Presented by Citi

Thu / August 23, 2018
7:00 PM

Beast Feast with Chefs Brian Jupiter, Kevin Hickey, Ian Davis and Jonathan Woolway of St. John Join a team of Chicago's best chefs and guest chef, Johnathan Woolway of St. John, at Frontier, for a creative celebration of all things meat. Guests of Beast Feast will have the opportunity to sample various cuts of protein from land and sea. All food and 1 beverage ticket are included in the ticket price.

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Chicago Tribune FOOD BOWL Night Market

Chicago Tribune FOOD BOWL Night Market

Fri / August 24, 2018
3:00 PM

For three consecutive nights (August 24 - 26) from 3 - 10 PM, FOOD BOWL will take over the city’s beautiful lakeshore at The Lakefront Green at Theater on the Lake. Event-goers will discover new restaurants, sample unique flavors and experience the best bars, live entertainment and interactive food events that the city has to offer. A $5 suggested donation for entry will benefit our charitable partners: Green City Market, Pilot Light and The Trotter Project.

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