September’s Whiskey of the Month is Pikesville Rye!

We are pleased to announce our September Whiskey of the Month is Pikesville Rye, the newest release from Heaven Hill. Originally made in Maryland starting in the 1890’s as part of a thriving rye whiskey industry there, it’s distillery was shuttered during prohibition along with the rest of Maryland’s rye whiskey heritage. It was the […]

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Made in America with Megan and Colby Garrelts September 28!

We are pleased to announce the next dinner in our Author Dinner Series, with chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts of Bluestem and Rye in Kansas City! The Garrelts run their restaurants just the way we like – as a family, and have just published their second cookbook, Made in America, in which they present a […]

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Benefit for Genesis Growers this Sunday at Vie!

I remember the day I met Vicky Westerhoff. It was at a farmer/chef meet and greet on a beautiful April afternoon in 2009 at North Pond, organized by Chef Bruce Sherman as a Chefs Collaborative outreach. Big Jones was only a year old, and we were still very much an unknown in the local farm […]

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A Special Dinner with Author Virginia Willis and Slow Food Chicago

We are pleased to announce acclaimed Southern cookbook author Virginia Willis will be joining Slow Food Chicago at Big Jones forĀ  a special dinner on Wednesday, June 24. Reservations can be made by calling 773-275-5725 and the dinner will sell out, so please reserve soon. One of the most beloved voices working in Southern food […]

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Taste the Future of Seafood May 18

One of the most inspiring aspects of cooking in Chicago, and the United States, today is the many chances I’ve had to make common cause with chefs who are actively changing cuisine for the better. By better, I mean taking it to a new level of consciousness. By “consciousness” I mean an awareness of the […]

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