Food in Chicago
There is no debating it: Chicago is a world-class food and dining city. And it has been for the last decade, at least. When I moved here in 1998, the restaurant scene was already in full swing with heavy hitters like: Charlie Trotters, Spiaggia, Gordon, Everest, Gibson’s, Blackbird, Frontera Grill, Arun’s, and so many more. And since then there’s just been this amazing boom. Food trucks, hipster whisky bars, tacos, cupcakes, gourmet doughnuts, byobs, breweries, distilleries, and more. Chicagoans LOVE food. From a great burger or taco to molecular gastronomy or fusion, this town has it covered and being a foodie has become nearly mainstream.
So…what’s my point??
It only makes perfect sense that we need a food museum. And now we’ve got one.
A Chicago Food Museum!
Foodseum is Chicago’s first food museum and one of only a couple food museums in the U.S.
And it is opening its first pop-up exhibit this week in Block 37, fittingly called:
The Hot Dog and Encased Meat of the World.
This exhibit will pay tribute to its hometown with the history of sausages in Chicago and around the world.
Food is such an important part of each of our lives,” said Kyle Joseph, executive director of Foodseum. “Foodseum will provide visitors a fun and interactive window into what’s behind it all. Our exhibits will give visitors a taste of the positive impact an interactive food museum can have and how they can be a part of it. We’re looking forward to building a community that supports a permanent Foodseum in Chicago.”
At Foodseum, food lovers can expect to learn about food through interactive exhibits that stimulates the senses. Guests will be taken on an adventure through smell, touch and taste. A permanent location is expected to open in 2017.
And, in full disclosure, I have been working with Foodseum over the last several months as their Director of Video for Foodseum Films. We are out in the city capturing chef’s stories and their passion for food.
Take a look:
Come check out the first temporary exhibit!
For more info:
109 N. Dearborn St., Chicago
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Chanel | Cultural Xplorer
I love food, and I enjoy going to museums, so this sounds like something I would love to do!
Yes! Let me know when you get back here! 🙂
Chanel | Cultural Xplorer
So cool and funny i definitely will go !!!
I was just in Chicago last weekend lived there for 4 years. What a great project. I can’t wait to check it out when it opens.
Thanks De’Jav! This current exhibit closes this month and they will re-open with a new one hopefully in the spring!