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Road Food: Exploring the Midwest One Bite at a Time
Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts
Chicago, IL
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Road Food: Exploring the Midwest One Bite at a Time
Ride along with Road Food: Exploring the Midwest One Bite at a Time. Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance presents its fifth annual symposium, from Friday, April 27, through Sunday, April 29 at Kendall College and locations around Chicago.

The event features keynote speaker Michael Stern, best-selling author of the Roadfood series, discussing, 'Will Success Spoil Regional Food?"

The three-day conference kicks off Friday afternoon, wrapping that night with a food truck dinnerincluding a classic construction-site canteen; one of the city's hottest chef-driven trucks; and an art installation as food truck.

Saturday's lunch serves up the rare, authentic Springfield, Illinois horseshoe sandwich; an Indiana breaded pork tenderloin sandwich; and a Nebraska runzaplus, for dessert a true Pig Pickin' Cake. The day ends with a Midwestern wine and Wisconsin cheese tasting.

Speakers include Sun-Times writer and Route 66 expert Dave Hoekstra on supper clubs; Smart Museum Deputy Director Stephanie Smith on her current exhibit "Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art"; and Chicago Public Media food blogger and chef Louisa Chu on food trucksamong a dozen notable speakers.

The full program can be found here:

Speaker bios can be found here:

Sunday starts with breakfast at Lou Mitchell's, where Route 66 begins. "The first stop on the Mother Road"Lou's nicknamewill be followed by a choice of two guided tours: Maxwell Street Market, led by Greater Midwest Foodways president Bruce Kraig and The Local Beet publisher Rob Gardner; or the Smart Museum exhibit "Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art", led by chief curator Stephanie Smith.

About Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance:
Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance is dedicated to celebrating, exploring, and preserving unique food traditions and their cultural contexts in the American Midwest.



Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts (View)
900 North Branch Street (Chicago Ave & Halsted St)
Chicago, IL 60642
United States


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