We are celebrating our 4th annual Andersonville Honors this Thursday, which has become one of the best events of the year to celebrate our fantastic, independent business community. And you can’t really celebrate our fantastic, independent business community and not have amazing food and drinks, because Andersonville is full of all kinds of yumminess!
Our lineup for Thursday night:
-The outstanding mac & cheese from Lady Gregory’s, nominated in 2015 for Best Place to Eat and Best Place to Drink.
-Smoked salmon deviled eggs and mushroom polenta with pea pesto and whipped goat cheese from Hopleaf, the 2014 winner of both Best Place to Eat and Best Place to Drink.
-Get a preview of one of the hottest neighborhood openings of 2015 with a tasting from Catina de la Granja. Chef Diana Davila-Boldin will be serving a Taco de Pozo-Pollo featuring pozole braised chicken, fermented cabbage, radish, and corn nut.
Wash it all down with beer from Metropolitan Brewing and wine from In Fine Spirits (Best Place to Shop, 2013) and Andersonville Wine & Spirits (Best Place to Shop, 2014). The neighborhood’s own Koval Distillery will be sampling a Stockholm Mule, a special Andersonville themed cocktail featuring their Toasted Millet Whiskey, cranberry juice, simple syrup, spicy ginger beer and bitters. Yum!
And don’t forget about dessert! After the special one-night-only Andersonville-themed performance of The Neo-Futurist’s Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, we will tempt your sweet tooth with pie bites from First Slice Pie Café and baklava from Taste of Lebanon (who shared the Hidden Gem Award in 2014), and coffee lovers will get a fix from La Colombe, a 2015 nominee for the Welcome Addition Award. If addition to all of the great food and drink, the Andersonville Honors also supports the work of the Andersonville Development Corporation and their Eco-Andersonville program, promoting environmental and economic sustainability in the neighborhood and across Chicago. For tickets CLICK HERE, and for more information visit www.andesonville.org