CHEFS & RESTAURANTS


2018 Restaurant Schedule

Yes, 2018! 2019 Restaurants will be announced in January. But in the meantime, here’s last year’s roster to whet your appetite.


Friday Dinner
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM VIP Hour
7:00 PM -10:00 PM General Admission


Bangers & Lace – Jason Heiman
Bar Roma – Fred Ramos
BBQ Supply Co – Dylan Lipe
Bliss Culinary Heaven – Tyler Nelson
Candyality
Cantina Laredo – Damon Workman
Chicago’s Community Kitchens – Emily Cook and Abby Bicksler
Chicken + Farm Shop - James Garron
City Barbeque – Brian Carney
Cooking Skills Academy – Paul Guerrero
CP West Loop – Ariel Cole
Earl’s Drive-Thru BBQ
Edzo’s Burger Shop – Eddie Lakin
El Tapeo
Farmhouse Chicago – Eric Mansavage
Flo & Santos – Mark Rimkus
Half Day Brewing Co – Bob Zrenner
Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar – Guy Meikle
Howells & Hood – Brett Faldstein
Hubbard Inn - Jason Hedin
Imperial Lamian – Alan Tran
Italian Village Restaurants – Jose Torres
Jam Restaurant – Ian Voakes
Jordan’s Food of Distinction
Kanela Breakfast Club – Ivan Gonzalez and Alexandria Swieton
Kinzie Chophouse – Susan Frasca
Latinicity – Marcos Flores
Links Taproom – Dimitris Mallios
Miss Ricky’s – Moosah Reaume
NIX Restaurant At The Knickerbocker hotel – Cliff Ostrowski
Nonna Santi’s Biscotti – Jo-Marie Frigo
Old Grounds Social – Esteban Garcia
Park Grill – Alfredo Sandoval
Peckish Pig – Debbie Evans
Perfect Pasta, Inc. – Noel Umbricht
Porkchop – Eric Feltman
PR Italian Bistro – Stefano Roman
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel – Leah Turowski
Stan’s Donuts & Coffee – Rich Labriola
State and Lake Chicago Tavern – Nathan Sears
Tap House Grill – Bob Zrenner
The Delta – Adam Wendt
The Grill on the Alley – Geordan Stenson
The Roaming Hog – Eddie Aguilar
Velvet Taco – Grant Morgan
Victory Tap Chicago – Joe Farina
Vie - Eddie Duracka
WHISK – David Rodriguez

Saturday Lunch
PRESENTED BY JEWEL-OSCO
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM VIP Hour
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM General Admission


Autre Monde Café & Spirits – Dan Pancake
BACARO – Drew Starkey
Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits - Phil Griffin
Birrieria Zaragoza – Jonathan Zaragoza
Bistro Campagne – Luke Creagan
Bistronomic – Martial Noguier and Amanda Downing
BITES – Derek Intapura
Burger Bar Chicago – John McLean
Carnivale – Rodolfo Cuadros
Chef Corey Rice
Chop Shop – Adam Grandt
Community Tavern – Joey Beato
Dmen Tap
Firecakes – Jonathan Fox
Hearth and Crust – Jose “Chepe” Garcia
Hearth Restaurant – Michael Elliott
Honey Butter Fried Chicken – Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp
Hutch – Marc Wuenschel
Inspiration Kitchens – Rick Paniagua
Jerk Modern Jamaican Grill – Dion Solano
Kaiser Tiger – Roberto Jacobo
Kitty O’Sheas – Mario Garcia
Le Bouchon / La Sardine – Oliver Poilevey
LOKaL
Low & Slow BBQ/GMarket Chef – Gary Wiviott & Frank Kwiatkowski
Margeaux Brasserie – Brent Balika
Market House on the Square – Dan Marquis
N’awlins Edibles – Cheryl Bowman
Old Town Social – Cordero Miller
Orso’s – Victor Flores
Paddy Long’s – Pat Berger
Paulie Gee’s Logan Square
Piece Pizzeria and Brewery – Jay Dawson
Porter Kitchen & Deck – James Keane
Rack House Tavern – Bryant Anderson
Roanoke
Sheekar Delights – Diane Joseph
ShowPlace ICON Theatre – Joe Ritter
Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. – Grant Carey
Sociale Chicago / Cafe Press – John McLean
Spacca Napoli – Jonathan Goldsmith
Table, Donkey and Stick – Ryan Brosseau
The Duck Inn – Kris Delee
The Heritage – Sieger Bayer
The Signature Room at the 95th
WhirlyBall – Nina Madsen
Wow Bao
Wrigley BBQ – Mitch Liebovich

Saturday Dinner
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM VIP Hour
7:00 PM -10:00 PM General Admission


312Chicago – Luca Corazzina
676 Restaurant & Bar – Joshua Hasho
ada st – Ryan Bair
Angry Pig Tavern – Mark Hemmer
Bakin’ & Eggs – Bob Hartwig
Baptiste & Bottle – James Lintelmann
Bar Takito – Yani Sanchez
Barbakoa Tacos & Tequila – Abel Amador
Batter and Berries – Ken L. Polk
BBQ’d Productions, INC
Broken Shaker – Sarah Docherty
Carnivore Inc – Erik Williams
CheSa’s Gluten Free Food Truck – CheSa Rollins
ConEcepts – Turon Cummings
CURRENT
Edge of Sweetness – Paige Tyler
El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill – Rafael Alvarado
Flo Cafe & Bar – Leonard Sanchez
fourteensixteen – Bret Bohning
Green St. Grille – Kevin Killrakis
Half Sour - Graham Akroyd
Hash House A Go Go
Inovasi – John Des Rosiers
Kimski – Anthony Baier
Kinfork BBQ and TapBryant Anderson
Libertad – Marino Gil
Mago Grill & Cantina – Juan Gonzalez
McQ’s Bar & Grill – Alton Morris
Mercat a la Planxa – Diego Amat
Michael Jordan’s Restaurant – Craig Couper
Michael Jordan’s Steak House – Craig Couper
Midnight Mac and Cheeserie – Kenneth Byrne
More – Patty Rothman
Pinstripes – Nicole Isabelli
Public House – Jeremy Tannehill
Smack Dab/Rogers Park Social - Axel Erkenswick
Son of A Butcher – Rick Rodriguez
Steadfast – Ender Oktayuren
Sunda New Asian – Jess De Guzman
The Dearborn – Aaron Cuschieri
The Finery & Blacksmith Bar – Juliette Reyes
The Ruin Daily – Mario Manzini
Three Floyds Brewpub – Pat Niebling and Scout Hughes
Uncle Bubs BBQ – Kyle VerVynck
Wood Fire Counter – Kevin Whittier
XO Marshmallow – Melissa Humphrey
Yolk