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Tickets For This Awesome Local Food Event Are On Sale Now

By Anthony Todd in Food on Sep 9, 2016 3:14PM

Guests enjoying last year's Slow Food Farm Roast. Photo courtesy of Slow Food Chicago.

Lovers of local foods, rejoice: it's time for the annual Slow Food Chicago Farm Roast. Chefs from some of Chicago's best restaurants have teamed up with Slow Food to bring a giant feast of rare, heirloom ingredients straight to your plates.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m., Slow Food will celebrate the foods in its Ark of Taste. These are the rare, heirloom and heritage breeds that are in danger of going extinct, and Slow Food has made its mission to encourage farmers to grow these foods, encourage chefs to cook them, and encourage you to eat them. It's a win-win—culinary diversity is preserved and you get some delicious treats!

For just $65, you'll get to taste dishes from these chefs:

Jason Vincent, Giant
Kevin Hickey, The Duck Inn
Dana Cree, The Publican
Rob Levitt, The Butcher & Larder
Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp, Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Michael Ciapciak, !Bang Bang! Pie & Biscuits
Leigh Omilinsky, Nico Osteria
Sarah Rinkavage, Lula Cafe
Sandra Holl, Floriole Bakery
Justin Hall, FIG Catering
Tom and Lori Leavitt, White Oak Gourmet
Zeeshan Shah and Yoshi Yamada, Bombay Breakdown
Dan Compton, Vie
Eric Mansavage, Farmhouse

And quaff beverages from these makers:

Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Half Acre Beer
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Brooklyn Brewery
Virtue Cider
Candid Wines

There's also music and games, and, if you buy a VIP ticket, a butchering demo from Rob Levitt of The Butcher and Larder.

The event will take place at Local Foods, 1427 W. Willow St. Buy tickets now.