Please join us on Sunday August 10 at 10am when we will tour the Maxwell Street Market, one of Chicago's truly distinctive culinary and cultural treasures. Even better, we'll have none other than our own David Hammond to lead us. As many of you already know, David is an expert not only about the Maxwell Street Market and its history but also about Mexican regional cuisine. His 6-part "Beyond the Burrito" series, which appeared in The Reader, Chicago's alternative newspaper, is a fantastic resource on the regional cuisines of Mexico -- and where prime examples of these cuisines can be found throughout Chicagoland. Having DH at the helm will make the experience particularly enjoyable and informative, as he will provide context for much of what we'll see and taste on our tour.
We will begin at 10 am sharp by meeting at the White Palace Grill, which is located at 1159 S. Canal St. The tour should take about 3 hours and will consist of plenty of walking. It's a rain or shine event and of course, admission is free. We'll have all sorts of opportunities to buy food and beverages (and tube socks) from the local vendors during the tour. No set meal will be arranged but the eating opportunities will be vast, excellent and varied.
While it is a few of years old, Hammond and some of his friends assembled a video record of the Maxwell Street Market, which can be viewed by clicking here: Gorilla Gourmet: Maxwell Street Mexican.
Additionally, the aforementioned pieces (and more), penned by Mr. Hammond, on Mexico's regional cuisine can be found by following these links:
Mexican Regional Cuisine Index: http://dchammond.com/index.php?id=6
Two Takes on Yucatecan Cuisine = http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stor...aurants/070316/
This should be an interesting, delicious and inexpensive way to spend a summer Sunday in Chicago. We hope you can join us.