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Monthly Archives: November 2011

What’s better than an evening at the theater? An evening at the theater accompanied by gourmet food, of course! The Chicago Food Film Fest will run from November 18-20 and will feature a wide selection of foodie films such as The Food Hypnotist, The Doughnut Vault and From Farm to Barstool. During the shows, attendees will get to taste what they see on the screen for a complete sensory experience of specialty cuisine.

The Chicago Food Film Festival began as an extension of the NYC Food Film Festival, and debuted in Chicago in 2010. Since then, this event has been the talk of the town and is slated to be even more impressive this year! The NYC Food Film began after Festival Director George Motz after the popularity and success surrounding his award-winning film, Hamburger America. The festival is hosted by and benefits The Good Food Project.

Chicago’s favorite gourmet doughnut shop, Doughnut Vault, will be in attendance with a supply of their amazing creations and a film about the magical doughnut making process. The festival will be divided into four segments: Farm to Film to Table, Edible Adventure #004: The Doughnut Vault Brunch, The Great Chicago Suck ‘N Shuck and The 2011 Awards Ceremony Lunch. Each segment has its own special theme and features the films and foods that go along with it. Overall, the festival’s films focus on diversity, food humor, the beauty of presentation, and some of the world’s favorite foods.                 

A pass for the full festival costs $135, but attendees have the option to purchase tickets individually for the segments of the event. Many popular food and beverage companies will be a part of the festival, such as Sugar In the Raw, Chipotle, Fannie May, Danny Macaroons, Pleasant House Bakery, and Royal pies, just to name a few! The Chicago Food Film Fest is a food writer’s dream; edible Chicago, yelp, Zagat, fine Cooking and many more will be in attendance.      

The second annual Chicago Food Film Festival offers a rare chance for Chicago’s growing foodie population to enjoy the presentation of amazing local delicacies as well as the story behind their creation.

For more information about the Chicago Food Film Festival, check out their official site. Make sure to visit our Facebook as well!   

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‘Tis the season…almost. The holiday season is getting close and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry wants to share the Christmas spirit!

Opening November 17, the museum’s Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light exhibit is sure to delight both young and old with this spectacular display of holiday cheer. The halls will be decked and the exhibit will feature the traditional 45-foot Grand Tree in the Rotunda along with 50 unique and culturally appointed trees.

When taking a stroll through this winter wonderland, join in singing cheerful carols with holiday singers and dancers while enjoying the softly falling “snow”. Throughout the season visit the Holiday Stage on weekends at the museum to watch ethnic song and dance performances and learn more about holiday celebrations from around the world. During the week, local school choral groups will perform holiday favorites. All Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light performances are included in the price of general admission.

To find out more about this incredible exhibit, including a list of events, make sure to visit the museum’s official site! Don’t forget to visit our Facebook as well for more Chicago fun!