Taste of Ravenswood Menu Preview

Along with being home to Malt Row, Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood boasts a vibrant community of culinary dynamos. For our third Taste of Ravenswood, these brewers, distillers and chefs have conjured up a menu of one-night-only collaborations and pairings. Several of the breweries will be pairing beer with food from their respective kitchens, and the rest of our participants are teaming up to create dishes and pairings specifically for Taste.

Band of Bohemia
walleye crudo, tigers milk, citrus, white soy
paired with Noble Raven Ale

Beard and Belly & Begyle Brewing
pickled egg, spicy remoulade, bacon
paired with Birds of Paradise Pale Ale

BienMeSabe & Spiteful Brewing
lime-cured shrimp and fish ceviche, avocado, red peppers, red onions
empanaditas, gluten-free corn flour stuffed with beef, chicken or caribbean cheese
paired with Spiteful Working For the Weekend Double IPA

Empirical Brewpub & Empirical Brewery
shepard’s pie won ton, Phase Transition Robust Porter gravy
paired with Singularity Oatmeal Stout

Half Acre Beer Company
coffee-cured beef cheeks, sesame sourdough, creamed arugula, onion marmalade, horsey creme fraiche, thyme gremolada
paired with Gone Away IPA

Roots Handmade Pizza & Dovetail Brewery
scratch mozzarella bites from fresh Wisconsin cheese curd, hand-stretched and tossed in garlic-herbed breadcrumbs
paired with either Dovetail Lager or Rauchbier

Spoken Cafe & KOVAL Distillery
spicy small-batch cane syrup and KOVAL bourbon braised pork cheek, sweet corn puree, toasted pecans
paired with a shot of KOVAL bourbon with a Louisiana Poiriers cane syrup spoon

Amy’s Candy Bar & Ampersand Wine Bar
drunken cherry brownie, caramel port drizzle from Late Bottle Vintage Quinta de la Rosa port
white: Huguet De Can Feixes, Blanc Seleccio 2015
red: Bodegas Mureri Xilocha Garnacha 2014

Groundswell Coffee Roasters
stratus blend drip coffee

Lucila’s Homemade & KOVAL Distillery
Tres Leches Cake infused with Dulce de Leche and KOVAL Barreled Peach Brandy, chantilly cream & peach compote
paired with KOVAL Peach Brandy tasting


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Guests will enjoy a unique gaming experience at Taste courtesy of The SKEE League- a new game called HundoBall! Think cornhole meets skee-ball and you’ve got it. HundoBall has quickly become a favorite across Malt Row and pairs perfectly with a cold beer and a couple of friends.

Paul Brinnel and his Personnel revels in its modern take on the great singer-songwriters of the 1970s. Eclectic Harry Nilsson/Emitt Rhodes-esque music teeming with dense harmonic developments and electrifying transitions, Paul’s music gushes with his divergent influences, zipping between Pop Rock, Blues, Funk, Motown, Tango, Swing, Yacht Rock, Southern Rock, Calypso, and more. Paul sings and plays evocatively, and often barefoot, rife with personal flourishes that lend emotional weight to his introspective lyrics.

Taste of Ravenswood will take place on Friday, November 10th from 7-10pm at the Ravenswood Event Center (4043 N. Ravenswood Ave).

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available and include entry into a VIP Happy Hour (6-7pm) with exclusive access to chefs, brewers and distillers, unlimited food and tasting pours, and a swag bag courtesy of our event partners.