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City Provisions Launches Weekend Dinners

By Anthony Todd in Food on Apr 17, 2012 3:20PM

Photo by Christina Noel.
"If you had asked me three years ago, 'Would you be doing brunches and dinners in your deli,' I'd have said no way," explained Cleetus Friedman, owner of locavore mecca City Provisions. "But it's been part of a natural evolution." Local food fans, start dialing now: City Provisions will be starting regular weekend dinner service next week.

City Provisions has been edging towards regular restaurant services for a while. They've always served lunch, been serving a hugely successful brunch for months, and introduced a late night cheese and charcuterie menu. The next logical step: dinner. The dinner service (which starts on April 27) will feature local and seasonal ingredients, with a menu designed the Monday or Wednesday before, based on the produce available from their farm suppliers.

"The dinners are going to feed into our mission of community and food," Friedman emphasized. They are informal (when asked about a dress code, Friedman said "you need to wear pants") and not too expensive: $50 for 3-4 courses. He promises that no one will leave hungry.

Many of their local food partners have already signed on to be part of the dinners. Each dinner will feature all of City Provisions' collaboration beers on tap and a speciality cocktail or two made with local spirits. There will only be 20 seats available, in one seating each night on Friday and Saturday. If the dinner series is successful, another later seating will be added.

Call City Provisions at (773) 293-2489 for reservations and more information.

City Provisions is located at 1818 West Wilson Street.