NewsChicago Food Magazine: Green City Market Brings Back Chef BBQ, a Farm-Forward Food Fest

Posted Aug 05, 2021

From Chicago Food Magazine

"More than 50 restaurants and chefs, including Bazaar Meats, Goose Island, Longman & Eagle, and Big Jones, will grill up meats and produce from Green City Market vendors during the return of its premiere Chef BBQ event Thursday, Sept. 9, in Lincoln Park. 

The outdoor event, which draws over 2,000 people each summer, will feature food and drink from:

  • August Hill Winery

  • Baked Cheese Haus

  • Bazaar Meats

  • Big Delicious Planet

  • Big Jones

  • Bistronomic

  • BLVD Steakhouse

  • Carnivale

  • Chilam Balam

  • Cira

  • City Water Seltzer

  • Coda di Volpe

  • Cruz Blanca Brewery

  • Dablon Vineyards & Winery

  • Daisies

  • Dusek's Tavern

  • Eden

  • Eli's Cheesecake

  • Fisk & Co.

  • Formento's

  • Found Restaurant

  • Game Room

  • Gayle V's Best Ever Grilled Cheese

  • Gemini

  • Goose Island Beer Company

  • Goose Island Brewhouse

  • Hickory Creek Winery

  • Hoosier Mama Pie Company

  • Hopewell Brewing Company

  • Intelligentsia Coffee

  • JK's Farmhouse Ciders

  • Kikwetu Coffee Company

  • Kilogram Tea

  • Kite String Cantina

  • Lillie's Q

  • Longman & Eagle

  • Mercat a la Planxa

  • Milk Money Brewing

  • Momotaro Restaurant

  • Off Color Brewing

  • Old Pueblo Cantina

  • One Off Hospitality

  • Piece Brewery

  • Prairie Grass Cafe

  • Pretty Cool Ice Cream

  • Quincy Street Distillery

  • Recess

  • River Roast

  • Rose Mary

  • Sushi Suite

  • Swift & Sons

  • Table, Donkey and Stick

  • The Bristol

  • Twilight Kitchen

  • Vitani Spirits 

  • Many more

“This is one of Chicago’s most anticipated food events of the year,” said Green City Market executive director Mandy Moody. “Guests can enjoy unlimited small bites made with local, sustainable heirloom produce and heritage meats sourced from Green City Market. Guests will also enjoy craft cocktails, locally-roasted coffee, wine, and cold beer from the best restaurants, brewers, winemakers, and mixologists that our city has to offer.”

Tickets start at $135 and are available for purchase at The event is a fundraiser for Green City Market, a nonprofit organization that supports local farmers, community education, and expanding access to sustainably-produced food.

Chef BBQ is held at the south end of Lincoln Park (1817 N. Clark St) and runs from 5:30 PM CST to 8:00 PM CST. Gates open for VIP guests at 4:30 PM CST."