By David Hammond, Thursday, March 17th, 2011 for Oakpark.com
Localicious, an incredible local food event, is happening at the UIC Forum, University of Illinois, this Friday, March 18, starting at 7:00 PM. Localicious is a marvelous opportunity to try some knock-out local food creations, prepared by some of the city’s most innovative chefs, including folks from City Provisions, Old Town Social, Big Bowl, Province and our own Marion Street Cheese Market. Drinks are courtesy of some of the best local spirit and beer makers, including Hum Botanical Spirits, Koval Distillery, Templeton Rye, and Two Brothers Brewery. Liquid soul will provide the background music. Localicious is organized by master chef and musician Alan Lake, along with co-chairs Ann Duffy and Portia Belloc Lowndes, and it’s part of the Family Farmed Expo, which is the brainchild of Oak Parker Jim Slama. Tickets are $75, of which $40 counts as a charitable contribution. For this incredible range of food and drink, offered buffet style until you’ve consumed your fill, with a tax benefit no less, this is an excellent dining value. Find out more about this event here .