Check out Benton Harbor for Willy Lark's BBQ and Trailside Cottages this weekend; decadent Jelly Donut Pancakes at IHOP and Chicago Artists Coalition pairs hot chefs with cool artwork for the annual Starving Artist event next Satuday.
Benton Harbor for BBQ and Grilling Saturday and Sunday: Barbecued seafood, polish, chicken and other southern specialties from Willy Lark and Sons legendary restaurant opens at 6 am every day but Sunday when they're closed. Lark's Bar-B-Que, on Main St. in Benton Harbor, also keeps right on cooking until Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Free Hot Dogs and Hamburgers at Harbor Shores celebrating the opening of the Trailside Cottages today and tomorrow at noon – 4 p.m.
Chicago Artists Coalition 3rd Annual Starving Artist Ticket Deals Deadline June 15: Chicago Artists Coalition, the 39-year old non-profit dedicated to building a creative marketplace and strengthening Chicago's arts community presents its third annual Starving Artist extravaganza. Starving Artist pairs celebrated local artists with renowned Chicago chefs who collaborate on edible and aesthetic presentations. The event will take place on Saturday June 29 from 7pm to midnight at CAC's West Loop gallery space located at 217 N. Carpenter Street, Chicago IL 60607.
Tickets are required. All proceeds benefit CAC's mission and programs. For information and a video from last year, this year's Starving Artist features a star-studded roster of artists and chefs who are paired to work collaboratively in the months leading up to the event. Their assignment: to inspire each other to create an edible "installation" to be enjoyed by the crowd and a new work of art to be auctioned off the night of the event.
"I like to say this isn't your mother's fundraiser," says Carolina Jayaram, executive director of Chicago Artists Coalition. "With our amazing partners, we create an evening that embodies what we do best---facilitating collaborations that allow audiences to interact with art in new and unexpected ways."
2013 Artist & Chef Pairs:
*Theaster Gates + Erick Williams of MK
*Sabina Ott + Bill Kim of BellyQ, Urban Belly and Belly Shack
*Stacia Yeapanis (BOLT Resident) + Fabio Viviani of Top Chef and Siena Tavern
*Cody Hudson + Jared Wentworth of Longman & Eagle
*Jordan Martins (HATCH Projects artist) + Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice
*Marissa Lee Benedict (BOLT Resident) + Benjamin Newby, Hennessy Black brand
Early Bird Purchase before June 15
$50 artists and arts administrators
$100 general admission
$150 Secret Society (includes a gift bag and Collectors Circle membership, $150 value)
Purchase after June 15
$75 artists and arts administrators
$125 general admission
$175 Secret Society (includes a gift bag and Collectors Circle membership, $150 value)
Tickets available now at www.chicagoartistscoalition.org/starvingartist. All proceeds from Starving Artist support CAC's mission and programs, including the Maker Grant which is funded in part by a portion of ticket sales. This grant provides critical unrestricted support for a local Chicago artist and will be distributed in Spring 2014.
Jelly Donut, Tiramisu and Banana Graham Pancakes Await: Just in time for IHOP to celebrate their 55th birthday, the breakfast giant has announced their newest, most creative summer signature pancakes available in restaurants for a limited time. Tasty pancake flavors include Tiramisu, Jelly Donut and Banana Graham.