Feast On Heirloom Foods At Slow Food Chicago's Annual Farm Roast

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 18, 2015 2:31PM

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Photo via Slow Food Chicago

Every year, we look forward to Slow Food Chicago's annual shindig, a delicious combination of local foods, farmers and drinks that is always more than worth the ticket price. This year is no exception.

On Sunday, Sept. 13, at Local Foods, chefs from Nico, Vie, Formento's, Bang Bang Pie Shop and more will join forces with brewers from Begyle, Greenstar Brewing, Pipeworks and Moody Tongue and mixers from Billy Sunday to whip up a local food feast. Even better, the chefs will be using ingredients from Slow Food's Ark of Taste project—heirloom vegetables and animals that are in danger of disappearing. Luckily for you, the best way to stop edible products from disappearing is to grow them and eat them!

Unfortunately, we're not the only people who think this is an awesome event, so the $57 pre-sale discount tickets are sold out. But regular tickets are just $63, which is still pretty great. If you want to shell out a little extra, for $115 you can get a VIP ticket, which includes early entry, a butchering demo from Rob Levitt of Butcher & Larder and a cocktail reception.