WBEZ | Red Door http://www.wbez.org/tags/red-door Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Eat this, drink that: Christmas week edition http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-12/eat-drink-christmas-week-edition-104522 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/garrettchicagomix.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Garrett Popcorn Chicago Mix, CaramelCrisp and CheeseCorn (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></p><p><u><strong>Friday, December 21</strong></u></p><p>Le&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frenchmarketchicago.com/events/">Marché de Noël </a>at the <a href="http://www.frenchmarketchicago.com/index.php">Chicago French Market</a>&nbsp;closes tonight so <em>allez-y</em> for your last chance to stroll the traditional-ish French market &mdash; with cheese, bread, and wine from Pastoral&nbsp;<em>bien sûr,</em><em>&nbsp;</em>but bánh mì from Saigon Sisters, and locally sourced food from Wisma too.&nbsp;Admission FREE.</p><p><u><strong>Saturday, December 22</strong></u></p><p><a href="http://www.garrettpopcorn.com/">Garrett Popcorn</a> celebrates the one-year anniversary of their <a href="http://www.garrettpopcorn.com/chicago-locations/737-East-87th-Street/">87th and Cottage Grove shop</a> by giving away a <a href="http://blog.garrettpopcorn.com/garrett-holiday-ornament/">keepsake Garrett holiday ornament</a> with purchase from 10 a.m. until supplies last at this location only. Get Chicago Mix and the seasonal Gingerbread Caramel Crisp. Admission FREE.</p><p><u><strong>Sunday, December 23</strong></u></p><p>&#39;Twas the night before the night before Christmas with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/373018362792019/">Christmas Eve-Eve</a> at <a href="http://reddoorchicago.com/">Red Door Kitchen and Bar</a>, but let&#39;s let our friend,&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/cheftroygraves">chef and veteran, Troy Graves</a> tell the story: &quot;Every Christmas Eve-Eve growing up, my mom made oyster stew at a local bar for people to stop by and have a bite and a drink before going off to their family&#39;s. I want to continue that tradition at Red Door with another dish I love. This Sunday I&#39;ll be making a <a href="http://blog.restaurantintelligenceagency.com/2012/11/mexican-food-memories-inspire-new-special-at-red-door/">big fat pot of <em>pozole</em></a> and serving it up on the house while it lasts. Stop in for $5 glasses of wine and select cocktails and share some laughs before you have to behave around the family.&quot; Admission FREE.</p><p><u><strong>Monday, December 24</strong></u></p><p>The <a href="http://www.christkindlmarket.com/en/">Christkindlmarket Chicago</a> closes at <a href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/mose/christmas_tree.html">Daley Plaza</a> for the year. Your last chance to get a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-12/kinder-surprise-2500-contraband-chocolate-egg-104292">Kinder&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-12/kinder-surprise-2500-contraband-chocolate-egg-104292">Überraschung</a>&nbsp;at <a href="http://www.sweet-castle.de/">Hermann-the-German&#39;s Sweet Castle</a>.&nbsp;Admission FREE.</p><p><strong style="text-decoration: underline;">Tuesday, December 25</strong></p><p>Merry Christmas!</p><p><u><strong>Wednesday, December 26</strong></u></p><p>Happy <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day">Boxing Day</a>!</p></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-12/eat-drink-christmas-week-edition-104522 Eat this, drink that: Costumes, Cake Boy, BBQ http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-10/eat-drink-costumes-cake-boy-bbq-103435 <p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/madisonmarketpumpkins.jpg" style="height: 411px; width: 620px; " title="Pumpkins at the Dane County Farmers' Market in Madison, Wis. (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></p><p><u><strong>Saturday, October 27</strong></u></p><p>I can&#39;t even tell you how much I&#39;ve been looking forward to this: I&#39;m judging the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.reddoorshelter.org/events.php">Bucktown Kids and Pups Costume Contest</a> at <a href="http://reddoorchicago.com/">Red Door restaurant</a>&nbsp;with <a href="https://twitter.com/kibachu">my dog, Kiba</a>!&nbsp;We&#39;ll be joined by our friends&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/ChicagoFishDude">Supreme Lobster</a><a href="https://twitter.com/ChicagoFishDude"> fishmonger Carl Galvan</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/lisashames"><em>CS</em> magazine Dining Editor Lisa Shames</a>. Our&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/cheftroygraves">chef friend Troy Graves</a> is creating special hot dogs and pup-sized burgers for the event and a portion of those proceeds will benefit the amazing&nbsp;<a href="http://www.reddoorshelter.org/">Red Door Animal Shelter</a>. (There&#39;s no relation between the restaurant and shelter!) Red Door shelter rescues cats, dogs, rabbits and the occasional chicken or duck. Please save the date for the shelter&#39;s wonderful annual <a href="http://www.reddoorshelter.org/events.php">Gift Bazaar and Famous Cookie Sale</a>. Plus you can easily <a href="http://www.reddoorshelter.org/donations.html">donate now</a>. Admission FREE, food and drink additional.</p><p><u><strong>Sunday, October 28</strong></u></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greencitymarket.org/about/junior-board.asp">Green City Market Junior Board</a> presents their second annual <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/271934">Halloween Harvest Ball</a> at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ravenswoodeventcenter.com/">Ravenswood Event Center</a> benefitting the <a href="http://www.greencitymarket.org/programs/">Green City Market&#39;s Link card program and other programs</a>&nbsp;that educate shoppers on local, seasonal eating. Costumed chefs, pastry chefs, and mixologists will serve seasonal food and drink&nbsp;using&nbsp;the Market&#39;s farm products. Admission&nbsp;$75, $65 for <a href="http://www.greencitymarket.org/about/membership.asp">Friends of the Market</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><u><strong>Monday, October 29</strong></u></p><p><a href="http://www.greatermidwestfoodways.com/index.php/page/CulinaryHistoriansOfChicago.html">Chicago Foodways Roundtable</a> presents French pâtissier and British celebrity chef&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/eric_lanlard">Eric Lanlard</a>,&nbsp;aka Cake Boy, in <a href="http://www.wbez.org/making-pastry-chef-journey-childhood-passion-apprenticeship-heights-profession-102773">The Making of a Pastry Chef: The Journey from Childhood Passion to Apprenticeship to the Heights of the Profession</a> at <a href="http://www.kendall.edu/">Kendall College</a>. Lanlard will speak and sign copies of his newest book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1845337190?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=1845337190&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><em>Tart It Up!: Sweet and Savoury Tarts and Pies</em></a>. <a href="http://pleasanthousebakery.com/">Pleasant House Bakery</a> will make two pies from&nbsp;<em>Tart It Up!</em>: pork and cider pie (page 77) and butternut squash and mushroom pie (page 67) available for <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/281036">pre-order by October 26 only</a>.&nbsp;This event will be recorded for WBEZ&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified"><em>Chicago Amplified</em></a>.&nbsp;Admission $3; FREE for Kendall students and staff with ID, pies $10.</p><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/IBBQA">Illinois BBQ Alliance</a> presents <a href="http://Autumn Smoke">Autumn Smoke</a>,&nbsp;a&nbsp;dinner by 10 of our state&#39;s top pitmasters,&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.carmichaelsteakhouse.com/private-events/">The Warehouse at Carmichael&#39;s</a>. Join IBBQA to&nbsp;eat, talk Q, drink craft beers, and raise funds to fight breast cancer. The menu includes Chicago hot links injected with chile de árbol BBQ sauce by Barn &amp; Company&#39;s Gary Wiviott; smoky pumpkin and bacon soup by Brand BBQ Market&#39;s Sweet Charity Smith; pulled pork on pretzel slider rolls by Chicago Q&#39;s Lee Ann Whippen; smoked salmon by Smoque&#39;s Barry Sorkin; triple brisket sandwich with KC Burnt Ends by Sweet Baby Ray&#39;s Dave Raymond; smoked meatloaf by Uncle Bub&#39;s Mark Link; caramel bread pudding with bourbon sauce by Real Urban BBQ&#39;s Jeff Shapiro; biscuits and banana pudding by Lillie&#39;s Q&#39;s Charlie McKenna ; and peach cobbler by Honky Tonk BBQ&#39;s Willie Wagner &mdash; and much, much more. Admission from $35 for IBBQA members to $50 for dinner and 1 year membership.</p><p><u><strong>Wednesday, October 31</strong></u></p><p>Happy Halloween! What are you giving out this year?</p></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-10/eat-drink-costumes-cake-boy-bbq-103435