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Get Your Ticket to Green City Market's A (Mostly) Veggie Affair Oct. 2 (Chicago,IL)


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Get Your Ticket to Green City Market's A (Mostly) Veggie Affair Oct. 2

One of Green City Market's most fun and inspiring events "A (Mostly) Veggie Affair" takes place 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at Moonlight Studios (1446 West Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60642).  General admission tickets are $75 each; VIP tickets are $95 each and may be purchased here: http://General admission Tickets are $75 each; VIP tickets are $95 each and may be purchased here:
A (Mostly) Veggie Affair celebrates the vibrant flavors of our farmers' local, seasonal produce. Six 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 have the choice to Cheat on Meat or Go Whole Beast, or indulge in both! And everybody gets to go sweet:)

The (Mostly) Veggie Affair supports the Green City Market and its mission to provide a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurateurs, and the greater Chicago community.

Proceeds from the (Mostly) Veggie Affair go specifically toward the GCM's Link Card Assistance Program, which matches dollar for dollar, purchases made by customers using their Link Card (Illinois' Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly 'Food Stamps') at the market. 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. 

This year, the event introduces a VIP hour from 6- 7 p.m. in which a limited number of guests will have early access to try the offerings of the chefs, bartenders and brewers participating. In addition:
  • Sponsored by Moet Hennessy and utilizing Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut and Belvedere Vodka, the mixology team at Maple & Ash will be creating a specialty cocktail just for VIPers
  • #TeamMeat will be enticing guests with an exclusive dish, and
  • Boisset Collection wineries will be pouring a premium tasting, featuring a flight of their sustainable, biodynamic wines

DJ Megan Taylor will be spinning the night away.
Chef participants include:
Go Whole Beast (#TeamMeat)
• 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)
Going Sweet
• Aya Fukai (Sixteen at The Trump)
• Andres Padilla (Xoco)

Bartender participants include:
Four of the city's most talented bartenders will be pouring 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)
• Juicer Extraordinaires (Owen & Alchemy)

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

Beverages are provided by:
• Moody Tongue Brewing Company
• Lagunitas Brewery
• Virtue Cider
• Boisset Collections Wine

A (Mostly) Veggie Affair Photos from 2013 Event
Photo Credit: Abbie Buhr
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Green City Market Online Auction Runs through October 4
Bid now and often. All proceeds go to Green City Market

Green City Market's Online Auction provides one-of-a-kind opportunities from Chicago's restaurant community.  The auction includes experiences such as dinner at Grace followed by a stay at the chic SOHO House; an invitation to the friends & family for Rick Bayless's new craft brewery; a trip to Leaning Shed Farm in Michigan for a 'Crop Mob' and many more great packages.
This year's  goal is to raise $20,000 through the online auction which goes to support the educational and outreach programs of Green City Market, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. 
To bid, visit:


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Green City Market
October Chef Demos and Event Schedule

Oct 2 Friday   - Benefit     
A (Mostly) Veggie Affair --GCM Junior Board Fall Event
Moonlight Studios
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
 Oct 3 Saturday - Chef Demo
 Micky Kearns - All Natural Chicago
Green City Market - Lincoln Park10:30 AM-11:30 AM
 Oct 3 Saturday - Savor The Season Event
Apple Tasting
Green City Market - Lincoln Park & Fulton Market
9 AM - Noon
  Oct 7 Wednesday - Chef DemoMolly Brewe - Limelight Green City Market - Lincoln Park10:30 AM-11:30 AM
     Oct 10 Saturday  - Chef Demo Ken Carter - GatherGreen City Market - Lincoln Park
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      Oct 14 Wednesday - Chef DemoBobby Mayo - CH DistilleryGreen City Market - Lincoln Park10:30 AM-11:30 AM
   Oct 17 Saturday - Workshop
Time to Hit the Hay: Putting your Garden to Bed for Winter 
The Edible Gardens at Green City Market9:15 AM-10:45 AM
    Oct 17 Saturday - Chef Demo
Nicole Pederson - FoundGreen City Market - Lincoln Park
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
     Oct 21 Wednesday - Chef DemoAndrew Shedden - Mon Ami GabiGreen City Market - Lincoln Park10:30 AM-11:30 AM      Oct 22 Thursday - EventCliff Dwellers Dinner and Program on GCM Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S Michigan Ave. 22nd Floor5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    Oct 24 Saturday - Chef Demo Justin Ferguson - Blue Door Farm Stand
Green City Market - Lincoln Park
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Oct 31
Saturday - Chef Demo
Joey Beato / Community TavernGreen City Market - Lincoln Park
0:30 AM-11:30 AM
Oct 31 Saturday - Event Children's Mini Pumpkin Decorating and Costume PartyGreen City Market - Lincoln Park & Fulton Market
9 AM - Noon
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Rods and Cones Launches Digital Quarterly Magazine on iTunes!


Rods and Cones Launches Digital Quarterly Magazine

The first four issues of Out of Chaos are now available on iTunes

  Rods and Cones is pleased to announce the publication of Out of Chaos, a digital quarterly magazine for the graphic arts communication and commercial printing industries. Now out of trial and error, Out of Chaos offers four issues to date, all available at the iTunes app store.

If it took a while to settle on a format, on the right technology, on the rich and fresh look the publication, the wait was well worth it. The body of knowledge contained in the first four issues is impressive,” notes Rods and Cones president Erica Aitken. “Out of Chaos is a publication rich with valuable and informative content, technical in some cases, amusing in others, but also cultural and social.

The articles are written especially for Out of Chaos by industry experts from the graphic and printing industries. Special care is given to achieve a good balance between technical and non-technical content, and to offer slightly off topic articles of general interest.”

Elizabeth Knacke, managing editor of Out of Chaos, is the author of a fascinating piece about artist Frederik De Wilde who used a new color for his work on the coal mines of Limburg. Nanoblack, a substance created by NASA, reflects so much light that no black has ever been blacker.

Kevin O’Connor, a regular contributor, is the author of several pieces intended to improve a user’s experience with color on the Internet, for example, or to help a photographer get the absolute best prints from his images. Always with the intention of improving results, Rods and Cones’ co-founder and CTO Son Do contributes Primer for Creative Geniuses, offering designers a foolproof way to get the results they expected on press or on the Internet.

We admire emerging artists. For example, we’ve interviewed photographer Lisa Wellman whose beautiful work is showcased in the first issue. Mirald Cake, a young Albanian artist living in Florida, paints beautiful landscapes. Curious to find out how an emerging band uses social media to gain maximum visibility? Writer Lizzie Cotterell interviewed Oren Ben Joseph, spokesperson for Louder Space. And, Out of Chaos readers will have a chance to sample some of this fresh band’s music,” adds Aitken.

We’d like to see printers capture digital publishing revenues. They have the client base and their content. Why not offer to convert print to digital? It’s a natural fit,” adds Son Do.

Out of Chaos showcases what is possible in digital publishing and Rods and Cones wants to make it easy to step into this brand new sandbox. To downlo
ad a copy of Out of Chaos, go to:

About Rods and Cones

Rods and Cones is a founding member of the pioneering Color Management Group ( Since 1996, Rods and Cones has provided workflow systems and technical services for advertising and graphic agencies, photo studios, prepress services agencies, print providers, and in-house creative groups. Most recently, the company began publishing its own interactive iPad magazine, Out of Chaos, an industry quarterly about color management and process control for printers, graphic and advertising agencies, and corporate creative departments. For more information, or to arrange a training session by the Pixels and Motion team, contact Erica Aitken, at or (831) 421-0131.

Chicago Artists Month Starts October 1st!