Quick Bites

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Aug 27, 2009 6:20PM

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  • Growing Home, Inc., which in our humble opinion does the Lord's Work with its organically certified urban farms in Englewood, is facing a $100,000 funding gap. If you've ever had their greens or other produce, please give what you can. [Inbox]
  • The Green Chicago Restaurant Co-op launched a "Guaranteed Green" initiative that will help diners find and support the restaurants that "that take significant steps toward protecting the environment." on hand for the launch were Rick Bayless, Ina Pinkney, and Helen Cameron of Uncommon Ground, which also received the Co-op's first honors. [Inbox, again]
  • "Are the Peaches Any Good?" Next time, ask a stupid question. [Fruit Slinger]
  • Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris are opening Prairie Fire in the old Powerhouse space on North Clinton. [Grub Street Chi]
  • If you don't know yet why Carnivale's Mark Mendez has become one of our favorite chefs, read his open letter to a culinary school student and find out why. [Mark Mendez's Facebook page]
  • Stephanie Izard's second Wandering Goat dinner sold out in, like, 90 seconds or something. But she's offering free tickets to next Wednesday's dinner via a scavenger hunt where she'll be announcing from her Twitter feed. [Izard Twitter]
  • MillerCoors and AB/InBev are set to raise prices on their beers. All the more reason to drink craft beer. [MSNBC]
  • Eat for free Tuesday. If you like spindle meat, that is. [kronosfreegyros.com, via the Stew]