I hate that everything in Chicago always happens on the same weekend, and that is exactly what this coming weekend looks like with the arrival of the 2nd Annual Chicago Food Film Festival. With this being the third film festival I have attended here in Chicago in as many months, I thought I was all pooped out, but it's a food film festival, people.
The festival runs November 18-20th, mostly at Kendall College and at either noon or 7pm, though everything is subject to change. Doors open 15 minutes prior to each showing and you need to be 21+ to enter, and able to prove it. Here's a quick description of each offering in the food film festival:
- Farm to Film to Table: Friday, November 18, 7 pm at Kendall College. Opening night of the 2011 Chicago Food Film Festival. Farm fresh films along side seasonal tastes from Chef Art Jackson of Pleasant House Bakery and Pleasant Farms.
- Edible Adventure #004: The Doughnut Vault Brunch: Saturday, November 19, 12 noon at Intelligentsia Roasting Works. Saturday morning never looked and tasted so good – Fresh Doughnut Vault Doughnuts, Intelligentsia Coffee, Savory Pies from Pleasant House Bakery and more.
- The Great Chicago Shuck ‘N Suck: Saturday, November 19, 7 pm at Kendall College. An authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast with all of the fixings from boiled peanuts to “Brown.” Plus special screenings and tastes of the best food porn of 2011.
- The 2011 Awards Ceremony Lunch: Sunday November 20, 12 noon at Kendall College. Join the filmmakers and judges for the Award Ceremony Lunch featuring screenings of the winning films plus the Chicago premiere of How to Make a Turtle Burger, and the Belgian smash hit In De Keuken.