August 5, 2016
Now open to non-members as well as members of The Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc.!
RSVP by Thursday, July 28 at noon Eastern
JOIN US FOR A PRIVATE TOUR OF
THE ORGANIC URBAN EDIBLE GARDEN OF RICK BAYLESS
GIVEN BY BILL SHORES
Followed by an exclusive lunch in the Library Room at the Frontera Grill, Rick Bayless’ personal test kitchen, where recipes for his books, TV shows and Frontera Foods are tested and created. Enjoy a front row seat to a unique live menu prepared by our own personal chef and talented member of Rick’s culinary team.
There will be a 5 course pre-set menu offered in Topolobampo style. Click here to see the menu for details. Guests will be offered hand shaken Topolobampo margaritas*, spicy nuts, guacamole, chips and salsa.
The cost of this amazing event is $200, but the experience will be priceless! Open to SFC members and their guests only, as space is limited. Register here and please indicate if you have any allergies.
The Garden Tour begins at 12:00 pm and is located at
1758 N. Hermitage, Chicago Illinois
Below are directions to the garden. If you run into any problems, please call Bill Shores (the garden manager) at 773 490 7293 or Lori Shores at 773 478 4544.
The garden is located at 1758 N. Hermitage Avenue in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, just north of Wicker Park. Street parking is available, though not always abundant. Carpooling and public transportation are recommended.
Driving from the North / Northwest: Take I-94 East (Edens Expressway) or I-90 East (Kennedy Expressway) toward Chicago. The highways will merge to become I-90/94. Continue southeast on I-90/94 towards Chicago. After passing Fullerton Avenue, exit at Armitage Avenue. At bottom of ramp continue straight at the light, crossing Armitage Ave. You are now on Hermitage Avenue. Proceed through one stop sign, passing the church on your right, then through one more stop sign under the yellow overpass. The garden is located behind the first house on your right after the underpass.
Driving from the West: Take I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway) toward Chicago. Take the exit for I-90/94West (Kennedy Expressway) toward Wisconsin. Take I-90/94West for approximately 3 miles to exit 48B – North Avenue, on the right side. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp heading west on North Avenue for approximately ½ mile. Turn right onto Hermitage Avenue. Proceed north approximately 2 blocks. The garden is located behind the last house on the left side before the underpass / second stop sign.
Driving from the South: Take the Dan Ryan Expressway north, following the signs for I-90/94 West toward Wisconsin. Take I-90/94 West to exit 48B – North Avenue, on the right side. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp heading west on North Avenue for approximately ½ mile. Turn right onto Hermitage Avenue. Proceed north approximately 2 blocks. The garden is located behind the last house on the left side before the underpass / second stop sign.
Commuter Rail: There is a stop on the Union Pacific Northwest Line or Union Pacific North Line at Clybourn Avenue. Go down the steps and proceed west on Cortland Parkway for two blocks and turn left onto Hermitage Avenue. The garden is one block south of Cortland Parkway, the first house on the right after the yellow underpass.
CTA: Please visit the CTA website (http://tripsweb.rtachicago.com) for directions from your neighborhood. From the Damen stop of the Blue line go to street level and find the three-way intersection (Damen, Milwaukee and North Ave.) Proceed east on North Ave. Go 5 blocks and turn left onto Hermitage Ave. The garden is two blocks north, past Wabansia, the last house on the left before the yellow underpass. From the Armitage stop of the Brown line go to street level and board the Armitage bus going west. Exit at Cortland and Hermitage next to the large church. Walk 1 block south to the garden.
Note to groups taking motor coaches/buses: Adjacent to the Bayless garden is an old railroad (the Bloomingdale Line/now referred to as the 606) overpass that will prohibit going further on Hermitage Avenue. Larger buses can drop guests off just north of the garden on Hermitage, where St. Mary’s of the Angels parish is located. Buses would then be able to park on the west side of the street and/or use the parking lot of the parish to turn around.