Tuesday, March 15, 2011
My Favorite Things: City Provisions
When I returned from my eight month adventure in New York I was pleased to see a new business pop up in my neighborhood. I mentioned in a recent post that I have a passion for local and sustainable food, so what could be more perfect for me than a fabulous delicatessen dedicated to serving food produced primarily by local farmers.
The place is City Provisions, and I can safely and without hesitation say that I am in love. I adore this place. For one, I admire their mission, they clearly have amazing relationships with area farmers and therefore we benefit by having a fantastic neighborhood jewel that serves quality food from a source we can trust. Secondly their staff is so informed, passionate and helpful. Just the other day I stopped in to pick up a few new cheeses and the lovely lady who helped me allowed me to sample about six options before I made my selection. Finally the food they serve tastes great! If you are in need of a hearty deli style sandwich, or perhaps you haven't had the time to make dinner they have incredibly fresh and delicious prepared foods you can take home. They also offer tastings of their vendors products during the week and very cool farm dinners, which I have not had the
privilege to attend but I hope to one of these days. And as luck would have it, they have a great selection of local brews, organic spirits and biodynamic wines. Need I say more?
It's a really special thing when you feel like you live in a neighborhood where exciting things are happening. I look forward to many more visits to City Provisions and I hope over time that I may develop a relationship with the staff there. I am always striving to learn more about food and wine and this could be a fantastic resource.
If you live in Chicago, go now. If you come visit Chicago, let me know and I will take you.
Now if you will excuse me I have some delicious cheese to go eat.