Hog Heaven

Local chefs team up with Slow Food and Goose Island for a pig roast

Make no mistake, this isn't your grandpappy's pig roast.

The bachus-o-lites from Slow Food Chicago are throwing their first-ever Pig Extravaganza on Sunday, Aug. 30 at the Goose Island Brewery location in River West.

The swine'll be cooked up by some of Chicago's top chefs, including John Manion of Goose Island, Paul Kahan and Mike Sheerin of Blackbird and Publican, Chris Pandel of The Bristol, Jackie Shen of Red Light and Pat Sheerin of the Signature Room. And, non-carnivores, never fear. Chef Brian Millman of Uncommon Ground on Devon will be whipping up a vegetarian meal with local, seasonal produce. All of the culinary goodies will be paired with Goose Island craft beers (soft drinks, too).

And just when you start to feel like a little piggie yourself, you can walk it off with complimentary guided tours of the Goose Island Brewery operation. Then you'll be ready to stuff yourself again. 

The Pig Extravaganza 2009 is set to go down at the Goose Island Brewery dock (1800 W. Fulton St., at Wood; River West; 312-643-2664) from 3-7 p.m. and costs $55 to attend.

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