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Localicious 2013

March 19 2013 - 9:00 AM

Chicago’s Good Food Festival took place March 14-16 at UIC Forum, featuring an assortment of seminars, trade shows and chef demonstrations, among other local food events. The purpose of the three-day festival is to bring together local farmers and producers with the public, and trade buyers to build relationships promoting the importance of local food systems. One of the highlights of the festival was Localicious, a food party on March 15 that featured 40 local restaurants and beverage providers.

The evening was pretty laid back, with each participating restaurant or beverage company showcasing a particular menu item or drink. From deviled eggs and beet salads to vegan cupcakes and local spirits, there was something for everyone. Attendees were able to walk from booth to booth, mingling with local chefs, winemakers and brewers and tasting a variety of small bites.

It was a wonderful evening to celebrate local ingredients and hear directly from the chefs themselves. As one of the highlights of the Good Food Festival, it’s a foodie event not to be missed next year! Check out the gallery below for some visual highlights of the night, and let us know your favorite local food and drink spot!

(Note: Chicago Foodies is a media sponsor for the Good Food Festival)