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Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 PM
Chicago’s Weekly Planner: TWO’s Restaurant Royale

 TWO is gearing up to host its first annual Restaurant Royale Get ready for a culinary smackdown for the ages, because TWO is gearing up to host its first annual Restaurant Royale on December 13 at The Ivy Room (12 E. Ohio St., #100). In conjunction with Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits, the competition is a bit of restaurant […]

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Dec 08, 2017 05:44 AM
Weekly Planner: Sip & Paint Party, White Truffle Season, Half Acre Tap

White Truffle Season at Spiaggia In addition to booze and merriment, this is also the season for white truffles, one of the most coveted and opulent ingredients of the year. No better place to celebrate the mighty truffle than at Spiaggia, where chef/partner Tony Mantuano and executive chef Joe Flamm have upped the ante on […]

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Nov 30, 2017 06:09 AM

A Feast For Your Senses at Starving Artist 2015

In spite of its ironic name, Starving Artist is one of the best dining events of the year in Chicago. In fact, it's a sensory wonderland for the eyes and for the taste buds, as artists and chefs converge for an evening of artistry across a plethora of mediums. The 2015 edition of the annual art and food event takes place June 25 at Venue One, an expansion from the Chicago Artists Coalition loft space elsewhere in the West Loop, where the venue has previously been held. The lustrous event promises a lineup of chefs, mixologists, and artists working in tandem to entertain and entice. As is its apropos ethos, the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) strives to foster sustainable resources and opportunities for local artists in Chicago. 

 

Starving Artist
Starving Artist 2014, photo by Carolina Mariana Rodríguez



The multifaceted event takes place from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at Venue One (1034 W. Randolph St.), a mere stone's throw from the CAC's loft space on Carpenter St. The larger space affords more opportunity for attendees, with room for 500+. Chaired by Todd Heiser, Starving Artist will highlight works from local artists Marissa Lee Benedict, Amber Ginsburg, Maurene Cooper, Andrew Rosinski, Tori Terzakis, and Stacia Yeapanis, working together with chefs to create cohesive table scapes and installations. Chefs include Sean Pharr of The Bristol, Tony Quartaro of Formento's, Pat Sheerin of Trenchermen, and Shawn Doolin of Venue One. There will also be burgers on hand courtesy of Shake Shack

Additionally, specialty coffee drinks and cocktails come courtesy of Lavazza, with music by DJ Swaguerrilla and other surprise performances throughout the evening. An online auction curated by Paddle 8 is currently live leading up to the event, featuring works by past and present artists from CAC. 

General Admission tickets are $175, while VIP Tickets, which include a pre-event reception with the Host Committee at CAC at 6 p.m., go for $250. Artist and Arts Administrator Tickets are $75. 

All proceeds from Starving Artist benefit the CAC, notably the Maker Grant, an annual award that lends support for two local artists. Tickets can be purchased here


Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: BucktownWicker ParkRiver NorthWest Loop

Formerly known as Trenchermen, Heisler Hospitality have morphed their Bucktown staple into Trench. Borrowing a page from American tavern lore, the hospitality group have honed in on contemporary American cuisine...

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