Green City Market Chef's BBQ Benefit 2011: Chicago's Grandest Picnic.

Green City Market Chef's BBQ Benefit 2011: Chicago's Grandest Picnic.

Chicago, Monday, July 18, 2011. Nearly 100 of Chicago's Top Restaurants featuring a who's who of the city's celebrity chefs will be preparing your dinner at the highly anticipated Green City Market Chef's BBQ Benefit this Thursday from 5:30p.m. to 8p.m.

This grand picnic has become one of the hottest tickets of Chicago's summer event calendar.  The food and drink fest is held annually in July in picturesque Lincoln Park, with the fab Chicago skyline as a backdrop. Guests can mingle and sample the creations of nearly 100 of Chicago's top chefs including: Elysian Hotel's Danny Grant & Jason McLeod; Frontera Grill's Rick Bayless; The Girl and the Goat's Stephanie Izard; Hot Chocolate's Mindy Segal & Aric Miech; Naha's Carrie Nahabedian; Four Season's Kevin Hickey & Scott Gerken; Cafe Spiaggia's Sarah Gruenberg, Erik Freeberg & Tony Mantuano along with rising star Jared Vancamp from Old Town Social--just to name-drop a few.

For two-and-a-half hours, and a $100 ticket, it's an all you want to eat and drink extravaganza. All dishes served at the BBQ feature items offered from the bounty of the market utilizing meat, produce and other products combined with the culinary magic of the participating chefs. In addition to food, locally made beer, wine, hand-crafted cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

All profits from ticket sales go to programming that provides information and education on how to eat better and live a healthier lifestyle.  You can learn more about those programs at Green City Market.

Tickets are available online and at this Wednesday's Market at the Information Booth. Please note: Tickets will not be available at the BBQ event. Ticket Prices:  Ages 12+: $100.00 (includes entry and all food/beverages); Ages 12 and under: $25.00; VIP Tickets:  $250.00 (includes early entry and cocktail reception); VIP Tables: $2,500* (The VIP Heirloom table is $2,500 and seats ten).  VIP tables can be purchased by calling the Green City Market office at 773 880 1266.

Green City Market Chef's BBQ Benefit 2011 takes place outdoors at the South End of Lincoln Park--1790 N. Clark St.

Thursday, July 21, 2011, from 5:30p.m. to 8p.m.  Rain or Shine.  No dogs allowed.

676: Chefs Daren Wardynski, Kevin Atkinson & Karla Zarate
Atwood Cafe: Chef Derek Simcik
Avec/Blackbird: Chefs Koren Grievson and Paul Kahan
Belly Shack/Urban Belly: Chef Bill Kim
Benny's Chop House: Chef Jonathan Lane
Big Bowl: Chef Marc Bernard
Big Jones: Chefs Paul Fehribach, Mark Armantrout & Drew Swanson
Bin 36: Chef John Caputo
Bistronomic: Chef Martial Nougier
Blue 13/Elate: Chefs Chris Curren, Chris Davies & Mike Noll
BOKA: Chef Giuseppe Tentori
Branch 27: Chefs Katherine August & Cary Michael
Bristol: Chef Chris Pandel
Butcher and Larder: Chefs Rob & Allie Levitt
Cafe BaBa Reeba: Chef Tim Cottini
Capriole: Chefs Judith Schad & Sofia Solomon
Carnivale: Chef David Dworshak
Chilam Balam: Chef Chuy Valencia
City Provisions: Chef Cleetus Friedman
Coco Pazzo: Chefs Chris Macchia & Stephanie Mazzone
Convito Cafe and Market: Chefs Noe Sanchez, Nancy Brussat Barocci & Candace Barocci Warner
Custom House Tavern: Chef Bryce Caron
David Burk's Primehouse: Chef Rick Gresh
Cafe des Architectes: Chef Greg Biggers
Dirk's Fish: Chefs Dirk Fucik, Terry Fucik, Ayla Fucik, Dee Fucik & Amir Rafizadeh
Eli's Cheescake: Chefs Jolene Worthington & Diana Moles
Elysian Hotel: Chefs Danny Grant & Jason McLeod
Foodlife: Chef John Chiakulas
Four Seasons: Chefs Kevin Hickey & Scott Gerken
Fox & Obel: Chef Pamela Fitzpatrick
Franks and Dawgs: Chefs Alexander Brunacci & Joe Doren
Frontera Grill: Chef Rick Bayless
Girl and the Goat: Chef Stephanie Izard
Goose Island: Chef Andrew Hroza
Green Zebra: Chefs Shawn McClain, Jon DuBois & Mary Christie
Hot Chocolate: Chefs Mindy Segal & Aric Miech
Inovasi: Chef John des Rosiers
Kendall College: Chef Mitch Cavanah
Leopold: Chef Jeffrey Hedin
Limelight: Chef Rita Gutekanst
Lockwood: Chef Gregory Elliott
Lulu Cafe/ Nightwood: Chef Jason Hammel
Marion Street Cheese Market: Chef Leonard Hollander
Mighty Nice Grill
MK: Chef Michael Kornick
Mon Ami Gabbi: Chef Justin Dumcum
Naha: Chef Carrie Nahabedian
Nomi at the Park Hyatt
North Pond: Chef Bruce Sherman
Old Town Social: Chef Jared Van Camp
One Sixty Blue: Chefs Michael McDonald & Hillary Blanchard
Osteria Via Stato: Chefs David DiGregorio & Allison Gallese
Park Grill
Perennial Virant: Chefs Paul Virant, Scott Manley & Kenord Clarke
Prairie Grass Cafe/ Prairie Fire: Chefs Sarah Stegner & George Bumbaris
Prasino: Chef Todd C. Feitl
Province: Chef Randy Zweiban
Publican/Big Star: Chefs Paul Kahn, Brian Huston & Justin Large
Rhapsody: Chefs Dean Zanella & Danial Romero
Ritz Carlton: Chefs Mark Payne, Chuck Kazmer & Eric Estrella
Sable Kitchen & Bar: Chef Heather Terhune
Seedling: Chef Peter Klein
Sepia: Chefs Andrew Zimmerman, Emmanuel Nony, Carlos Velasquez, Kyle McElhinney, Charles Welch & Cindy Schuman
Signature Room: Chef Patrick Sheerin
Smoque BBQ/Ina's: Chefs Barry Sorkin & Ina Pinkney
Snookelfritz: Chef Nancy Silver
Socca: Chef Roger Herring
Sola: Chefs Carol Wallack & Bob Bagley
Southern: Chef Cary Taylor
South Water Kitchen: Chef Roger Waysok
Cafe Spiaggia: Chefs Sarah Gruenberg, Erik Freeberg & Tony Mantuano
Sprout: Chef Dale Levitski
Sunday Dinner: Chefs Christine Cikowski & Josh Kulp
Tavernita: Chef Ryan Poli
Terzo Piano at the Art Institute: Chefs Tony Mantuano & Meg Colleran Sahs
The Bedford: Chef Mark Steuer
The Chopping Block: Chefs Shelley Young, Janet Kirker, John Peters & Nate Diss
The Gage & Henri: Chefs Dirk Flanigan & Michael Dean Reynolds
The Goddess and Grocer/Feast: Chef Debbie Sharpe
Three Floyds: Chef Mike Sheerin
Uncommonground-Clark St.: Chef Justin Martin
Uncommonground-Devon St.: Chef Chris Spear
Vie: Chefs Paul Virant & Nathan Sears
Wave: Chef Kristine Subido
West Town Tavern: Chefs Susan Goss & Drew Goss
Zealous/Du Champ: Chef Michael Taus

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