by Bob Benenson, FamilyFarmed
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” says the longtime motto of the U.S. Postal Service. If Thursday evening’s annual Chef BBQ staged by Chicago’s Green City Market is an indication, that applies as well to connoisseurs — at least as when it comes to rain.
Consistent with the region’s unusually wet weather since spring, the event site at the farmers market’s longtime Lincoln Park location was hit by an especially untimely and persistent rain system. But that did not dissuade the throng who attended to celebrate Green City Market’s role in promoting the Good Food movement, sample food and drink from some of the region’s top restaurants and craft beverage makers, and get to meet some of the area’s most celebrated “farm to table” chefs.
FamilyFarmed was able to make its rounds before the rains came, and presents this photo essay that illustrates why the Chef BBQ is one of the most popular of Chicago’s many annual tasting events.
Photographs by Bob Benenson