Winter is over, spring is here, and soup season is dribbling to an end.
Yes, yes — it’s sad. But, really, do you want to be sipping hot soup in July? No you do not. You want to be playing VEGGIE BINGO (and don’t fret; more on this summer’s bingo plans coming soon).
Meanwhile, with one night left of Soup and Bread 2010, what better way to say goodbye than with the return of Soup and Pie?
That’s right — this final Soup and Bread will showcase the piemaking talents of a slew of Chicago’s finest, or at least most enthusiastic, home bakers. Sheila is in charge, and I’m not asking too many questions, but if can be baked in a crust chances are it will turn up at the Hideout in a week’s time.
But, rest assured, we’re not letting the desserts take all the glory. Another stellar roster of cooks — some newbies, some old hands — are simmering their stock in anticipation of next week’s final soup-off. They are:
Christine Garcia (Grimble Grumble, Titmice, and Prichard)
Cheesemonger Brad Bornac
And, in a very special guest appearance, his first at Soup and Bread, Doug “Hot Doug” Sohn.
That’s all we’re announcing … for now. Stay tuned for late-breaking updates and, just maybe, some more very special guests.
[UPDATE: Our friends at Swim Cafe are now on board with another awesome vegan soup.]
This week’s donations benefit the good work of Ravenswood Community Services. As you’ll note on their website, right now RCS is also competing for a $5,000 grant from Pepsi to fund the All Saints Cafe, a triannual event in which the weekly community kitchen at All Saints’ Episcopal Church is turned over to teams of volunteers who prep, cook, and serve a gourmet multicourse meal for neighbors in need.
So finish that tax return and head to the Hideout on Wednesday, April 14. Soup’s on at 5:30, and we serve till the crocks run dry or the jazz guys kick us out.