Do This: Guest Taco Chefs and Charity at Mercadito

By Anthony Todd in Food on Oct 29, 2010 5:20PM

Chef Stephanie Izard Taco.jpg For the next year, guests at Mercadito will have the opportunity to participate in a very special promotion. Each month, a guest chef will be designing a special taco, to be added to the menu for the whole month, and a portion of the proceeds from its sale will be donated to Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

For November, the taco will be designed by the now-ubiquitous Stephanie Izard, and will feature braised chicken, avocado crème fraîche, fermented black bean, nicoise olive tapenade and shaved brussel sprouts. It will be sold in a group of 4 tacos for $16. Future participants include Wylie Dufresne (of WD-50 in New York), Michael Fiorello (of Mercat a la Planxa) and Ryan Poli (of Perennial). Eat some great food and do a little good at the same time.

Mercadito is located at 108 W. Kinzie St.