From Facebook to Twitter to an endless array of blogs (you have one, don't you?), social media seems to be the primary way most people connect nowadays. But you still gotta eat, so why not combine your passion for good food and your tweeting obsession at a special dinner and discussion about social media at Lincoln Park's North Pond restaurant?
The event, which will take place at 6PM on Wednesday, April 29, will feature a regionally inspired dinner by chef Bruce Sherman. The five-course meal will start with Midwestern beer, smoked sausage, cheese and pickles, and continue with New England seafood chowder with guanciale and oyster crackers, Pacific Northwest Alaskan halibut gravlax with asparagus vinaigrette and wild greens, Southwest hardwood-grilled pork with fruit salsa, beans and chiles, and end on a sweet note with Gulf Coast key lime sabayon accompanied by strawberries, toasted oats and almonds.
After the feast, a panel discussion on the evening's featured topic will begin. Sitting on the panel are experts in the field of social media, including Andrew Huff, editor and publisher of Gapers Block online magazine, David Huffaker, a PhD candidate in media, technology and society at Northwestern, Darrell Jursa, vice president of Interpublic Group of Companies, and Akili Lee, director of the Digital Youth Network of the University of Chicago. Be sure to set your Facebook status to "feeling full yet fascinated."
North Pond's dinner and social media discussion is priced at $59 per person. Call the restaurant at 773-477-5845 to make a reservation.