Green City Market Chef’s BBQ – July 16 ’09

Okay.. I swear I’ll add more description and talking in this post later this weekend but I just got done matching descriptions to pictures and I’m exhausted… so.. enjoy the food porn first!!!

SO we got there early by cutting through Lincoln Park and we waited in line for almost an hour.. the smells… mmmm… I was feeling so malnourished the whole day I couldn’t wait to eat….

As soon as they opened it up we rushed to the first table to start making our way around…

The Goddess and the Grocer Debbie Sharpe
Potato Salad, Housemade Pickles, Cucumbers & Beets

Delicious. I’m not usually a potato salad person, but the mustard was tasty. The potatoes were tender and loved the pickles :]

Goose Island Brewery John Manion
Braised Pork, Green Onion Chimmichuri

We had some of the beer too, it was good…

Blackbird, avec & Publican Paul Kaham
Blood Sausage and White Corn Grit “Corn Dog”

These were SO FREAKING amazing!!!! They kind of reminded me of an asian sausage from Asia but it was just… mindblowingly delicious :]

Perennial Ryan Poli
Pork Belly Slider, Arugula & Strawberry Jam

Absolutely gorgeous and delicious!!! I loved the sweetness of the jam :]

The Signature Room at the 95th Patrick Sheerin
Beer Braised Chicken, Roasted Beet & Coriander Relish

Province Randy Zweiban
Pan Con Tomate of Grilled Vegetables, Goat Cheese & Tomato Jam Soaked Bread

The only one we skipped was Rick Bayless’ since his was the longest line…

AND THENNN, right next door…. My goat cherry popped by….

Drunken Goat & “Top Chef” Stephanie Izard
Slow Roasted Goat and Market Vegetable Slaw

It was SOOOOO freaking delicious!!!

You can see next to it was
Hot Chocolate Mindy Segal & Mark Steuer
Summer Ice cream

Four Seasons Hotel Kevin Hickey
Lamb Burger with All Natural Feta & Heirloom Tomato Yogurt

Fox & Obel Pam Fitzpatrick
Salad of Mache & Pea Shoots with Shell Beans, Radish and Pear Tomatoes, Honey Herby Vinaigrette with shaved Local Cheese

Strawberry Shortcake

Spiaggia Tony Mantuano & Sarah Grueneberg
Grilled Zucchini and Pestyo Crostini

It has a blossssom toooo :D

I thinkkkk this is
Sunday Dinner Joshua Kulp & Christine Cikowski
GCM Burger! Summer Tomatoes, Horseradish Cheddar, and Arugula

Atwood Cafe Heather Terhune
Grilled Nectarine Shortcake with Honey Whipped Goat Cheese, Blueberries and Lavender & Lemon Curd

Limelight…… Food Illuminated Liz Tokarczyk
Lamb Bratwurst and Vegetable Slaw

Corn bread was amaaaaazing!!!

Coco Pazzo Chris Macchia
Grilled Local Trout with Butter Lettuce, French Breakfast Radishes and Peas

You can read this…

Crofton On Wells Suzy Crofton
Grilled Rabbit Sausage, Relish of Summer Fennel, Pancetta & Mustard Seeds

w/ a Hard Cider “Sno Cone” which was FREAKING delicious!!!! It was cold and rainy but I ate it anyways!!! NOM!

Blue 13 Chris Curren & Dan Muranowski
BBQ Pork Belly, Sweet Corn Puree and Herb Salad

The Hearty Boys Michael Jericho
Local Pork crusted with Guajillo, GCM Summer Berry Compote and Zucchini Salad

Prarie Grass Cafe George Bumbaris & Sarah Stegner Nambiar
Grilled Protabella Mushroom and Goat Cheese Crostini

Hers: Daniel Sviland
North shore Vodka “Mick Klug” Peach & Muddled Mint Drink

His: Nactional 27 Adam Seger
A Rhubarb drink made with Death’s Door Gin

Naha Carrie Nahabedian
Braised Elk with a Salad of Young Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Candied Bulb Onions, Peaches & Tarragon

The Chopping Block Shelley Young
Grilled Flatbread, Goat Cheese, Bacon, Onions and Herbs

David Burke’s Primehour at the James Rick Gresh
Dry Aged Rib Eye, Potato Salad, Carrot Slaw and Templeton Rye

You’re supposed to try a shot of whiskey before you eat it…

So tender, juicy and delicious!!!!

Lockwood at the Palmer House Phillip Foss
BBQ Beef Brisket, Pickled Vegetables, Medjool Date and Tamarind Sauce

MK Tony Galzin & Erick Williams
Smoked Squash Blossoms stuffed with Goat Cheese, Baby Wax & French Beans with Mint & Tomato Vinaigrette
Goatcheese overkill

Mini Soda Gloat of Basil Sorbet, Raspberry-Vanilla Soda

Summer Herbs and Shortbread Cookies

Osteria Via Stato David Digregorio
Grilled Duroc Pork Tenderloin, Melrose Pepper Relish, Soft Roll

Big Jones Paul Fehribach
Sorghum Cured Pork Belly on Crisp Hominy Cake with Crowder Pea Puree & Chow Chow

Carnivale Mark Mendez
Grilled Goal Chorizo, Cumin Yogurt and Summer Vegetable Escabeche

Peninsula Hotel Kai Lerman
Spicy Lamb Burger with Cucumber, Mint, and Harissa

Vie Paul Virant & Nathan Sears
BBQ “Burbon Red” Turkey Sandwiches with Housemade Pickles and Soft Roll

Meh. Uninteresting.

Tru Tim Graham & Meg Galus
Gapriole Goat Cheese Mousse, Preserved Cherries, Honey & Crispy Basil, Strawberry Pate de Fruit

Pork Sausage “Truffled”, Pickled Ramps & Spinach

Action shot!!!

Ok, lame description those are so not spinach & ramps.. more like green beans and carrots.. but it was tasty.. and I liked the crisp :]

More trout salad???
Fig Catering Justin Hall
Arugula, Fennel, & Cherry Tomato Salad with Grilled Trout and Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette

At this point he was at least up to 42… (I had almost the same amount)

Oh NoMi Christophe David
Pork Belly “Apicius”

I can never get enough of pork belly…

Boka Guiseppe Tendori & Elizabeth Buettner Dahl
Goat Cheese Cremeus & Sweet Cherry Gelee

Convito Cafe & Market Noe Sanchez
Bellini Naploeon of Golden Beets and Arugula, Goat Cheese and Flamin’ Fury Michigan Peach Vinaigrette

Ina’s, Smoque BBQ, & True Cuisine Ina Pinkney, Barry Sorkin & Jean True
Smoked Beef Ribs, Summer Salad of Garden Green Beans, Fennel, Little Tomatoes, roasted Garlic and Caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette

Socca Roger Herring
Smoked Whole Roasted Pig and Pickled Vegetable Socca

Lula Cafe & Nightwood Jason Hammel & Amalea Tshilds
White Gazapacho, New Crop Garlic, Pancetta & Swiss Chard

This was ick, I had a lick he took a mouthful and we both dumped it.

The Park Grill Bernie Laskowski
GCM Burger, BBQ Pork, Butterkasse Cheese and Balsamic Onions

Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush Federico Comacchio
Umbrian Style Hamburger, Grilled Tropea Onions and Focaccia

Urban Belly Bill Kim
Korean BBQ Beef, GCM Vegetable Kimchi and Organic Brown Rice

I was so excited to meet Bill Kim and my enthusiastic “omg I was just at your restuarant two weeks ago!!!!!! *SMILE*” was greated with a medicore, oh okay… he was so MEH to me… :[ BOOOO!!! *pout*

WELLLL BOOOO.. The crust had gotten kinda funky?… it was kinda salty (overkill on the red korean hot paste?) but it had rice in it and was super korean-y.. lol

Sepia Andrew Zimmerman
Lamb Merguez Sausage, Pickled Eggplant Relish, Harissa Aioli

My fav dessert of the nite:

Ricotta Pound Cake & Cherry Preserves

Ritz Carlton Hotel Kevin Erving
Fruit Soda Floats

Spring & Green Zebra Shawn McClain

Smoked Fingerling Potato Salad with Grilled Peaches & Pickled Mustard Seeds


Gary Wiviott – BBQ Life Coach
“Low and Slow” BBQ… Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Lexington Red Slaw, Pickled Onions

It hurts so good….

Food coma’ing but still going at it

We came around to Rick Bayless’ line again.. still longest line ever…

Frontera Grill & Topolobampo Rick Bayless
“Tacos al Pastor” Red Chile Marinated Grilled Pork served with Grilled Red Onions, Frontera’s Three Chile Salsa in a homemade Corn Tortilla

Keep on a lookout for pictures of boyfriend since there was a photographer that took plenty of him and his 50+ plates at this table :]

SOOOO Delicious!!! I duno if I can eat tacos for awhile after this :] Just won’t be the same!!!

Capriole Farm and Tekla, Inc Judith Scahd & Sofia Solomon
Selection of Farmstead Goat Cheese

North Pond Bruce Sherman
Goat Summer Sausage Crouton with Apricot Butter

Adobo Grill Freddy Sanchez
GCM Zucchini Blossom with a Quesdilla of Wisconsin Mexican Influenced Asadero “Baking” Cheese with Salsa de Molcajete

We ended up back at the Primehouse table chatting with the chefs :]

We met some of bf’s blog chef fans (hehe they loved his post about Primehouse)… hehehe and some of the creators of our fav foie dishes

Job well done babe :] Look how happy he is with his plates and trusty fork!!!


  1. how did you both eat all of that?! holy moly! that’s a ton of food!! sure looks delicious thugh!


  2. oh my gosh! all this food porn is overwhelming!! i don’t even know what to say- you’re a lucky girl to have tasted all that!!


  3. wow, that’s a lot of photos. i’m both curious about and freaked out by the blood sausage corn dog


  4. Oh…My…G-d!!! Really?! That is a ridiculous amount of food that you consumed! I have GOT to go to this festival next year! Great photos!


  5. Great pictures of amazing looking food!



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