Dining Chicago

Slow Food Chicago Pig Roast at Goose Island

The only way a pig roast could get more summery is if an ice cream truck crashed into it. Fortunately the Slow Food Chicago and Goose Island pig roast is plenty summery already, and with their fifth annual event coming up this weekend, it promises to be the belle of the pre-summer ball. Taking place June 9 at Goose Island Beer Company, this year's porcine festivities feature Duroc and Duroc crossbreed hogs from Gunthorp Farms in LaGrange, Indiana. In an endearing turn of full-circle events, the hogs are actually fed mash from Goose Island's brewing facility. Along with all the pork you can eat, the event features beer (of course) and music by Chirp radio station.


The pig roast is like the pork equivalent of the Met Gala, featuring a mighty lineup of chefs from all over the city preparing pork dishes derived from their own individual hogs. The roster includes Paul Fehribach from Big Jones, Andrew Hroza from Goose Island Brewpub, Top Chef vet Beverly Kim, Rob Levitt from The Butcher & Larder, and Jared Van Camp from Old Town Social and Nellcote. Ryan Stevens from Handlebar will provide a vegetarian dish, while Sarah Mispagel from Nightwood is on dessert duty. General admission is $70, which includes a commemorative glass to fill with beer. Proceeds benefit Slow Food Chicago, and tickets can be purchased online or at the event. An optional $90 admission fee includes a donation to the 2014 Terra Madre delegate fund.


The 21 and over event takes place from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Goose Island Beer Company (1800 West Fulton Street).


Slow Food Chicago Goose Island pig roast

Who are Chicago’s BEST RESTAURANTS IN CHICAGO?

For more about Chicago Steaks see:  

CHICAGO’S BEST STEAKS & STEAKHOUSES


Bicycle-themed bar serves up vegetarian-friendly meal and strong cocktails that'll knock you off your bike.


The folks behind Logan Square's LulaCafe have opened a new restaurant in Pilsen. The farm-to-table-inspired menu is created daily.

Nightwood_food3 Nightwood_food4 Nightwood_food5 Nightwood_food6

Old Town Social describes its food menu as "iconic neighborhood bar food with a handcrafted return to the basics." Translated, that means burgers made from freshly ground, grass-fed beef and...

Charucterie Hot_dogs 16436_209107297544_8181338_n Pretzel

Chicago's first locally sourced, whole animal butcher shop, located inside Local Foods. The shop features custom cut meat, charcuterie, bacon, ham, pastrami, and lots more, all locally sourced and sustainable.

11214114_903449633035037_165844900698423170_n 11214388_902084553171545_1199366480811766083_n 11659399_906246382755362_1356581473647026784_n



Copyright © 2020 Chicago's Restaurant Guide. All Rights Reserved.