Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Reader’

Soup cooks 3/23

March 17, 2011

Oooh, it’s going to be crowded on the soup line this week! In the house:

Chicago Reader food columnist Mike Sula and roller derby queen Elizabeth “Juanna Rumbel” Gomez

City Provisions empire-builder Cleetus Friedman

Food on the Dole writer and chef Hugh Amano

Artist/crafter Sarah Steedman

Former door guy Al’s friend James Sapyta (how’s that for networking?)

Writer and recipe-wrangler extraordinaire Laura Fox — and her mom

And two (and possibly three) soups contributed by volunteers from the Heartland Alliance’s Marjorie Kovler Center. Proceeds from this week’s Soup & Bread benefit the Kovler Center’s efforts to aid survivors of torture from around the world, and help them and their families build new lives in Chicago.

That is a * lot * of soup, folks. And don’t forget the bread, from our friends at La Farine Bakery. Musical entertainment provided by our DJs, Sound Opinions producers Robin Linn and Jason Saldanha.

See you there, then. Come hungry!


Soup and Bread 1/20/10

January 16, 2010

Next week’s soup lineup!

Milk and Honey (and Cippolina) chef Carol Watson

Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm farmers Beth and Jody Osmund

Chicago Reader editor Alison True

Montessori middle school teacher Rick Mosher

Numero Group archivist and producer Michael Slabach

That’s this coming Wednesday, from 5:30 to 8, at the Hideout. Proceeds from this week’s Soup and Bread benefit the Irving Park Community Food Pantry.

UPDATE: Exciting last-minute addition to the roster: Lula!


July 1, 2009

To Gapers Block, Chicagoist, Time Out, the Reader, and MenuPages for the good words.

One small point of clarification to Chuck’s Chicagoist item (probably the result of an indeterminate comma on my part):

Irv and Shelly are ponying up the big box of veggies each week, but the smaller swag — honey, hot sauce, soap, etc. — comes from various small city producers and is being wrangled by Ben Helphand at NeighborSpace. Thanks again to both groups for backing our bingo dreams.

Also, credit is totally due to my friend John Roeser for coming up with the bingo idea in the first place. Thanks JR.