WBEZ | Sean Brock http://www.wbez.org/tags/sean-brock Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Eat this, drink that: Coon Feed, Sean Brock, Chicken Freedom, and more http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-01/eat-drink-coon-feed-sean-brock-chicken-freedom-and-more-105142 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8414146867/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/coonfeed2008_0.jpg" style="height: 412px; width: 620px;" title="Raccoon dinner at American Legion Post 196, Delafield, Wisconsin from 2008 (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p><strong>Friday, January 25</strong></p><p><em>Feast &amp; Imbibe pop-up</em>:&nbsp;Modernist moto restaurant&nbsp;protégés D&#39;Andre Carter and Heather Bublick&nbsp;present <a href="https://twitter.com/FeastandImbibe">Feast &amp; Imbibe</a>, their debut pop up,&nbsp;at an <a href="http://www.popuprepublic.com/component/content/article/243-dining-il/restaurants-happenings/1716-feast-and-imbibe.html">underground location in Evanston</a>. Feast on a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=451948888205995&amp;set=a.444609198939964.101254.442292685838282&amp;type=1">five course menu</a> including seared bass with carbonated wild grapefruit, Pu-erh&nbsp;tea smoked octopus, A Study of Quail, braised short ribs, and breakfast for dessert. Imbibe&nbsp;Few Spirits&nbsp;cocktails and Mouton Noir&nbsp;wine pairings.&nbsp;Admission $75.</p><p><strong>Saturday, January 26</strong></p><p><em>Coon Feed:</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.delafieldlegion.com/">American Legion Post 196</a> presents the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/130151323814610/">86th annual Tom McNulty Coon Feed</a> in Delafield (Wisconsin) benefitting Legion youth programs. The tasty dinner with all the fixings includes <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2012-01-26/85th-annual-coon-feed-95828">braised raccoon, mashed potatoes, stuffing, warm sauerkraut, coleslaw, and a classic roadhouse relish tray</a>. Turkey is available as an&nbsp;alternate meat. Admission, adults&nbsp;$12 suggested donation, kids&nbsp;$6.</p><p><strong>Monday, January 28</strong></p><p><em>Chávez c</em><em>hef garden party:</em> Some of Chicago&#39;s top chefs and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thekitchencommunity.org/">The Kitchen Community</a>&nbsp;are throwing<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/434946969894522/"> a garden party</a> at the <a href="http://www.chavez.cps.k12.il.us/">Cesar E. Chávez Multicultural Academic Center</a> to raise funds for a learning garden.&nbsp;The star chef line-up includes Schwa&#39;s Michael Carlson, Sepia&#39;s Andrew Zimmerman, The Southern&#39;s Cary Taylor, Near&#39;s Gaetano Nardulli, Guildhall&#39;s Christian Ragano, and more. The Aviary&#39;s GM Chris Gerber hosts; plus Rare Tea Cellar, Peace Tree Brewery, Scrumptious Pantry, and more will serve. Admission $75 suggested donation.</p><p><em>Sean Brock at&nbsp;</em><em>Amigos de Pintxo:&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/131729880328202/">Amigos de Pintxo welcomes chefs Sean Brock</a>&nbsp;to <a href="http://www.standandeat.com/">Barcito for the fortnightly fiesta</a>&nbsp;benefitting <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2011-08-26/pilot-light-chefs-get-schooled-lunch-91042">Pilot Light</a>. Critically acclaimed Brock, of Husk and McCrady&#39;s in Charleston, will serve hand-carved, two-year Ossabaw country ham; fried pickled green tomatoes with pimento cheese; fried pig ears with chow chow; bibb lettuce with benne; Carolina crab with grilled cabbage and kimchee purée; and Husk BBQ pork ribs. Admission $25, all-you-can-eat.</p><p><em>Chicken Freedom Project c</em><em>hef chili cook-off:</em>&nbsp;Chef Troy Graves hosts a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/326646730787010/">chef chili cook-off</a> at <a href="http://reddoorchicago.com/">Red Door Kitchen &amp; Bar</a> with 100% of ticket sales benefitting&nbsp;the <a href="http://www.slagelfamilyfarm.com/donate.html">Chicken Freedom Project by Slagel Family Farms</a>. Chili chefs include Red Door&#39;s Graves, La Sirena Clandestina&#39;s John Manion,&nbsp;Carriage House&#39;s Mark Steuer, The Butcher &amp; Larder&#39;s Rob and Allie Levitt, Pleasant House Bakery&#39;s Art and Chelsea Jackson,&nbsp;Three Aces&#39; Matt Troost, Farmhouse&#39;s Eric Mansavage, and soon-to-open endgrain&#39;s Enoch Simpson.&nbsp;Admission $25 includes chili and one cocktail by&nbsp;one cocktail by Olmeca Altos tequila.</p><p><em>Trenchermen at The Dinner Party:&nbsp;</em><a href="http://fearnoartchicago.com/">Fear No ART</a>&nbsp;presents <a href="http://www.maynestage.com/6d60daed-1cda-4f81-b9d3-7dcd00057e81.aspx">The Dinner Party with guests including Trenchermen chefs/owners/brothers Michael and Patrick Sheerin</a>&nbsp;at the Mayne Stage. The Trenchermen will serve milk-braised pork shoulder with brown butter spaghetti squash, and pecorino with romaine; plus wine pairings by Vin Divino and chocolate by Vosges. Admission $30.</p><p><em>Nightwood at Embeya Asian soup guest chef series:</em>&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/ThaidangEats">Chef Thai Dang</a> presents the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=523341594362921&amp;set=a.401490096548072.95312.368284559868626&amp;type=1">Asian Soup Guest Chef&nbsp;Series debut with Nightwood&#39;s Jason Vincent</a> at <a href="http://www.embeya.com/">Embeya</a>, benefitting the <a href="http://www.greencitymarket.org/">Green City Market</a>. Vincent&#39;s soup: rich walleye broth with fish dumpling, crispy carrot, foie gras jelly, and coriander.&nbsp;Admission $9 per guest chef soup.</p><p><strong>Tuesday, January 29</strong></p><p><em>3 Floyds dinner and tap takeover at Trenchermen: </em>The busy brothers Sheerin present a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/449206215134991/">five-course dinner with 3 Floyds pairings plus tap takeover</a> at <a href="http://www.trenchermen.com/">their restaurant Trenchermen</a>. The menu: hors d&rsquo;ouevres and bar snacks with Jinx Proof beer; charred sepia terrine with Gumballhead; smoked hake and brandade with Rye&#39;da Tiger; mystery third course; aged Pekin duck, foie gras, chicory sausage, and steel cut oat <em>pot de feu</em> with Barrel Aged Black Sun Stout; and citrus cake, grapefruit sorbet, and pistachio nougat glacé with Zombie Dust. Admission $85 for dinner; tap takeover open without dinner reservations, beer prices vary.</p><p><strong>Wednesday, January 30</strong></p><p><em>LTH Forum at&nbsp;</em><em>Soup &amp; Bread&#39;s&nbsp;</em><em>Beans, Beer, and Bacon:</em> <a href="http://soupandbread.net/">Soup &amp; Bread</a> presents this week&#39;s theme: <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApPhpdY9KXzPdDRfMUk3WFFoZlRNd2VvR0RJcjdJS1E#gid=0">The 3 B&#39;s: Beans, Beer, and Bacon</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/198205-soup-bread-chicago/">at the Hideout</a>. Soup and bread chefs include my <a href="http://lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=19&amp;t=36428">friends from LTH Forum</a>, plus fine folks from&nbsp;<a href="http://cedarvalleysustainable.com/">Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm</a>, benefitting&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lakeviewpantry.org/">Lakeview Pantry</a>&nbsp;this week. The LTH soup menu:&nbsp;vegan split pea soup with Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout beer; vegetarian Wisconsin Cheddar beer soup with optional bacon; vegan ginger soybean soup with optional beer-braised pork belly; <em>carne en su jugo</em>; and more. LTH bread menu: bacon cornbread; cornbread with corn kernels, cornbread with grilled onions and cheese; and as always this season, loaves from Publican Quality Meats and La Farine Bakery. Plus LTH dessert menu: blondies and more. Admission FREE for soup, bread, and dessert; please donate what you can; and remember <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/7071326897/">Everyone LOVES the Generous!</a></p><p><strong>Thursday, January 31</strong></p><p><em>Afternoon Shift live at The Old Town Ale House:</em> WBEZ presents&nbsp;a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/live-remote-broadcast-afternoon-shift-105101">live remote broadcast of the Afternoon Shift with host Rick Kogan</a> at <a href="http://www.theoldtownalehouse.com/">The Old Town Ale House</a>. Guests scheduled to appear include Nobel Prize-winning, <em>New York Times</em> columnist Paul Krugman; and Second City CEO/co-owner Andrew Alexander. Please note: <a href="http://storify.com/ChicagoSunTimes/richard-marx-vs-wbez">no one gets a parking spot</a>&nbsp;&mdash; and <a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/01/19/richard_marx_hates_my_guts/">that means nobody</a>. Admission FREE!</p></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-01/eat-drink-coon-feed-sean-brock-chicken-freedom-and-more-105142