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Mar
21
Thu
The Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival @ Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival @ Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The 2019 Dallas Arboretum Food & Wine Festival has been completely reimagined into a three day celebration of food, wine and the beauty of spring during Dallas Blooms
March 21-23

Together with Farmer Lee Jones, The Chef’s Garden, and committee Chairwomen Chef Sharon Van Meter and Melissa Lewis, The Dallas Arboretum is excited to announce the 2019 Food and Wine Festival, Thursday March 21 – Saturday March 23. After a resounding success last year, our illustrious Chairwomen have taken bold steps to grow the event into a three-day, wine-and-harvest focused experience.

Thursday, March 21 has been reimagined as “A Grand Tasting.” It features the familiar elements you loved in years past, but will be even better this year, with options of General Admission or a revamped “Patron Experience” that features early entrance, an exclusive selection of food and drink, and some exciting gifts.

The evening includes three hours of delicious food and beverage from over 40 award-winning chefs.

Mar
22
Fri
2019 Good Food EXPO @ UIC Forum
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm
2019 Good Food EXPO @ UIC Forum

Greet spring and celebrate our region’s growing local food community! The 15th Annual Good Food EXPO invites you to two dynamic days that connect all the people active in the Good Food community – farmers, food producers, investors, trade buyers, policy makers, activists, families and Good Food lovers.

Mar
24
Sun
Chicago Vegan Mac Down @ Marine Leadership Academy
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Chicago Vegan Mac Down @ Marine Leadership Academy

Join us for FFAC’s Third Annual Chicago Vegan Mac Down!

What is a Mac Down? It is a mac n’ cheese cook-off where local chefs battle it out for fame, glory, & prizes, and you get to decide who goes home the champ!

Attendees get to:
– Sample all entries and vote for their favorite
(Prizes awarded to 1st & 2nd place)
– Check out local food & craft vendors
– Enter our raffle full of awesome prizes
– Enjoy free samples

Tickets are $11 in advance – $15 at the door

Free parking in lot or on the street!

If you are interested in volunteering, competing, or vending please email Stephanie – Stephanie (at) ffacoalition.org

Mar
25
Mon
The Burger Supremacy 2019 @ VSpot Organic
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Burger Supremacy 2019 @ VSpot Organic

New York City’s fiercest plant-based burger competition is coming to V Spot Organic in March!

To COMPETE, sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/TzoSADR76XKeU7wj2

The competition includes 8+ plant-based burgers, in styles both gourmet and everyday. Come try them all and vote on your favorite.

Contestants so far:

TBA

Our esteemed judges:

TBA

Tweet us (@usvegcorp @thevspot) to share your thoughts and photos at the competition!!!

For all chef, press, and other inquiries, please email sarah@usvegcorp.com

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Tickets include tastes of every competing burger PLUS organic chips and salsa provided by our hosts, The V Spot!

Drink Specials for the Evening:
Organic Sangria Pitchers ($25)
Margaritas ($6)
Micheladas ($4)

Apr
20
Sat
Buena Vegan Social Club: Pica! Pica! @ Lo Rez Brewing
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buena Vegan Social Club: Pica! Pica! @ Lo Rez Brewing

Buena Vegan Social Club and Lo Rez Brewing…
Pica! Pica!
Chicago’s first Plant-based Latinx Night Market
ft. local chefs and cruelty free crafters.

Who: All ages. 21+ to drink. Furry friends welcome!
What: BIPOC Focused Market featuring local makers and chefs
When: Saturday, February 2/ 6-10PM
Where: Lo Rez Brewing 2101 S. Carpenter (Pilsen)
Why: To unwind + revel in the beauty of conscious, Latinx+BIPOC culturas. To raise funds for Meals on Wheels Chicago

The Chunky Scone
Mindful Baking
Algo Dulce
Amor Y Sofrito
Ballion Design
Holistically Chic
Oils + Paletas
Dr. Herbal Organic & Vegan Hair Care
Dias de Voluntario @ Forest Preserves of Cook County

Jun
15
Sat
Buena Vegan Social Club: Pica! Pica! @ Lo Rez Brewing
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buena Vegan Social Club: Pica! Pica! @ Lo Rez Brewing

Buena Vegan Social Club and Lo Rez Brewing…
Pica! Pica!
Chicago’s first Plant-based Latinx Night Market
ft. local chefs and cruelty free crafters.

Who: All ages. 21+ to drink. Furry friends welcome!
What: BIPOC Focused Market featuring local makers and chefs
When: Saturday, February 2/ 6-10PM
Where: Lo Rez Brewing 2101 S. Carpenter (Pilsen)
Why: To unwind + revel in the beauty of conscious, Latinx+BIPOC culturas. To raise funds for Meals on Wheels Chicago

The Chunky Scone
Mindful Baking
Algo Dulce
Amor Y Sofrito
Ballion Design
Holistically Chic
Oils + Paletas
Dr. Herbal Organic & Vegan Hair Care
Dias de Voluntario @ Forest Preserves of Cook County

Aug
24
Sat
Buena Vegan Social Club: Pica! Pica! @ Lo Rez Brewing
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buena Vegan Social Club: Pica! Pica! @ Lo Rez Brewing

Buena Vegan Social Club and Lo Rez Brewing…
Pica! Pica!
Chicago’s first Plant-based Latinx Night Market
ft. local chefs and cruelty free crafters.

Who: All ages. 21+ to drink. Furry friends welcome!
What: BIPOC Focused Market featuring local makers and chefs
When: Saturday, February 2/ 6-10PM
Where: Lo Rez Brewing 2101 S. Carpenter (Pilsen)
Why: To unwind + revel in the beauty of conscious, Latinx+BIPOC culturas. To raise funds for Meals on Wheels Chicago

The Chunky Scone
Mindful Baking
Algo Dulce
Amor Y Sofrito
Ballion Design
Holistically Chic
Oils + Paletas
Dr. Herbal Organic & Vegan Hair Care
Dias de Voluntario @ Forest Preserves of Cook County

Sep
14
Sat
The Pepper Festival & Hot Sauce Expo 2019 @ Gold Country Fairgrounds
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Pepper Festival & Hot Sauce Expo 2019 @ Gold Country Fairgrounds

Food. Music. Fun. Hot Sauces. & Peppers! A family-friendly event raising funds for local children’s charities. Featuring live, upbeat rock, blues, r&b and funk bands.

Incredible Food Trucks, Celebrity Chef throw down competitions, Great Shopping, Hot Pepper Eating Contest, Salsa Dancing Demonstrations and an Adult Bounce House (yes, that’s real).

This year’s The Pepper Festival & Hot Sauce Expo will be better than ever with even MORE: fresh hot and mild peppers for purchase, hot sauce vendors, pepper food items, beer & wine!

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