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A (Mostly) Veggie Affair: Cheat on Meat or Go Whole Beast!

  • Moonlight Studios 1446 West Kinzie Street Chicago, IL, 60642 United States (map)

Green City Market's A (Mostly) Veggie Affair celebrates the vibrant flavors of our farmers' local, seasonal produce. Nine local chefs will represent #TeamVeggie and put their best veggie dishes forward to square off against the ever-so-lustful #TeamMeat dishes from GCM Junior Board chefs. Guests will make a choice to “Cheat on Meat or Go Whole Beast!”

This year, the event introduces a VIP hour from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in which a limited number of guests will have early access to try the offerings of the chefs, bartenders and brewers participating. #TeamMeat will also serve VIP attendees an exclusive dish for this hour while Maple & Ash serve a specialty cocktail with Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut and Belvedere Vodka.


Jared Batson (The Nomad Food Company)
Scott Manley (Table Donkey and Stick)
David Ochs (Maple & Ash)

CHEAT ON MEAT (#TeamVeggie)
Paul Virant (Vie / Perennial Virant / Vistro)
Eric Mansavage (Farmhouse) 
Nathan Sears (The Radler)
Chris Davies (Homestead on the Roof)
Lawrence Letrero (Sable)
Sean Pharr (Bristol)

Aya Fukai (Sixteen at The Trump)
Andres Padilla (Xoco) 

We've enlisted four of the city's most talented bartenders, who will pour creative libations featuring Green City Market product and local distilleries' spirits*.

Will Duncan (Punch House)
Billy Helmkamp (The Whistler)
Chef Riley Huddleston (I|O at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago)
Freddie Sarkis (Broken Shaker)

*Spirits for the cocktails generously provided by:
CH Distillery
New Holland Artisan Spirits
Rhine Hall
Moët Hennessy

Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Virtue Cider
Owen + Alchemy
Essentia Water

In addition to this evening affair, Green City Market is hosting an online auction featuring one-of-a-kind Chicago culinary experiences.
- RSVP and tell your friends!
- Bid away!

Proceeds from A (Mostly) Veggie Affair go specifically toward GCM's Link Card Assistance Program, which matches dollar for dollar, market purchases made by customers receiving IL SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly 'Food Stamps'). This initiative increases the affordability and accessibility of healthy, nutritious and sustainably produced foods to low-income Chicagoans, while supporting small agricultural producers and bolstering the local economy.

Later Event: October 3