Pilot Light, the Chicago nonprofit developed to educate school children about foods and nourishment co-launched by lauded area chef Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe in Logan Square, snagged a distinctive characteristic this week on the Foodstuff Community as a part of its “Feed Your Passion” movie series.
In the video, Hammel and movie star chef Carla Hall existing a tasty lesson to a 3rd quality class at Ray Elementary Faculty in Hyde Park, noting the learners enjoyment and curiosity in sharing their reflections on the foods they face all over their life. Started in 2010, Pilot Gentle has produced an abnormal design for food training, integrating foods into a array of subjects this sort of as math, history, studying, and science. “We’re eating foodstuff together — coming together and obtaining entertaining!” 1 of the 3rd graders states.
Hammel, a 2022 James Beard Award finalist for Finest Chef: Wonderful Lakes, is a very well-recognized determine in Chicago’s culinary scene. Lula Cafe is largely credited as just one of the to start with and most influential farm-to-table places to eat in Chicago through its 23-yr tenure. Also, Hammel’s cafe within the Museum of Contemporary Artwork, Marisol, is back open for the first time because the pandemic started.
Co-owner of pizza chains accused of bilking taxpayers of $9 million
A member of the Cirrincione relatives, the entrepreneurs of common Chicago dining establishments Pete’s Pizza and the Superossa chain was in court docket Tuesday in suburban Skokie accused of bilking taxpayers of about $9 million in excess of the previous 10 several years. Salvatore “Sam” Cirrincione faces a class X felony charge of theft of additional than $100,000 of authorities residence (that arrives with a prison sentence that ranges from 6 to 30 yrs). The Cook dinner County state’s attorney’s office says Cirrincione cast paperwork to conceal product sales, according to Patch. Prosecutors say he unreported more than $100.47 million in revenue involving January 2010 and January 2019. The totals to $8.96 million in unpaid taxes. Pete’s Pizza on Western shut in 2019, declaring laptop or computer challenges. Cirrincione’s future courtroom day is August 25.
Farmhouse and Farm Bar Host a Highland Park Fundraiser
On Thursday, August 4 — a single month just after the July 4 mass shooting in suburban Highland Park — sister dining places Farm Bar Lakeview and Farmhouse Evanston will assistance survivors and the households of victims by donating 20 per cent of all proceeds to the Highland Park Local community Basis July 4 Fund, in accordance to a rep. Entrepreneurs TJ Callahan and Ferdia Doherty will match donations up to $5,000. Madame Zuzu’s Teahouse, the Highland Park tea dwelling co-owned by Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan and spouse Chloe Mendel, in July raised about $250,000 at a live performance benefitting shooting victims.
The Small Goat’s Final Hurrah on Randolph
Celeb chef Stephanie Izard’s popular Little Goat Diner will keep a pool bash (in collaboration with Chicago-based inflatable pool manufacturer Minnidip) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 5 with modest bites of food items, cocktails, and tunes from DJ Stryfe, in accordance to a rep. The West Loop diner is established to relocate in early 2023 to a new property in Lakeview inside the former Southport Lanes space. Organizers have shifted the function to be open up to the normal public friends no more time have to invest in tickets.
The New Shrimp Cocktail
Octopus is acquiring a minute in Chicago — not at the Shedd Aquarium, wherever a assortment of cephalopods are secured driving glass — but inside the city’s places to eat, on menus, grills, and plates, according to Tribune co-critic Nick Kindelsperger. Chef Lee Wolen (Boka, Alla Vita) has even dubbed it “the new shrimp cocktail” following seeing it rank between the best sellers at Boka week after week. Chef Doug Psaltis, co-proprietor of Andros Taverna in Logan Square, also credits the spike in recognition to the quality of octopus readily available, primarily sourced from Spain.