Delicious DIRT. Sixth Annual NYC Food Film Festival Announces 2012 Lineup

We are thrilled to announce the Official Selections of The 2012 NYC Food Film Festival!  This year’s Fest will feature 30 +  food films with 18 World Premieres, 7 US Premieres, and 4 NYC Premieres!  Read on for the full list and you can click here for the latest full press release.

As you all know, The Food Film Festival is the only festival in the world where guests get to taste what they see on the screen.  Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation, the Festival will run from October 18 through October 21, 2012 in New York City and November 15-17 in Chicago.

More details including the announcement of Festival judges, the full schedule of events, and information on ticket sales are coming soon!

2012 NYC Official Selections Below:

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Delicious DIRT. Events Weekly: Flicks, Baseball, Beer, Jams + Mas.

The Counter via Facebook

Events Weekly. DIRT Inside: First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival, Sadermania: From Fanship to Friendship, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, Adam Gacka, Paul Matian, The Counter, Jimmy Greenfield, 100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, Third Rail Tavern, Tasting Room, Alan Gresik’s Swing Shift Orchestra, The Green Mill, Sun Wah BBQ, Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tour, Vaughan’s Pub, Bin 36, Wine + Music Pairing, Janelle Carter, The Cork Chronicles, Charles Hammond Jr., Signature Room, Bistronomic, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Everest, Jersey Boys, Lockwood

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Delicious DIRT. Juice We Love: Make Your Spring + Summer GREENER @ Green City Market w/ Events -> Paul Virant Signing; Spring Fling; & Peak Season Tastings

Green City Market. Photo via Green City Market Facebook

DIRT Inside: Green City Market, Paul Virant, Perennial Virant, Boka Restaurant Group, A New Leaf, Spring Fling, Bruce Sherman, North Pond, Jared Van Camp, Nellcôte, Old Town Social, The Locavores, Rick Bayless, Charlie Trotter’s, Savor the Season Tasting Series

Spring has sprung & we’ve got the DIRT on juuust how to celebrate.

Taste Green: Peak Season Tasting Series. Below

Celebrate Green: Spring Fling @ A New Leaf 4/26. Below. 

Read Green: Paul Virant Book Signing & Dinner @ Perennial Virant 4/3

Paul Virant‘s book The Preservation Kitchen will be released on April 3 and to celebrate, Perennial Virant will be hosting a special dinner and book signing. We LOVE Paul’s own preserves which are delish, local and sustainable. Tickets are $125 each, and include a five-course menu, wine pairings, a signed copy of the book, and get this: $20 of each reservation will be going directly to Green City Market – so worth every penny! Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu: Fried Brunkow Cheese Curds- pickled pepper vinaigrette; Yukon Gold Potato Gnocchi, preserved tomato sauce, prairie fruits farm pecorino; and Caramel ice cream, brandied figs, whole wheat shortbread -> see the whole menu here. Make your reservation ASAP – April is closer than you think! Call 312.981.7070. 1800 N. Lincoln.

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Delicious DIRT. Rounding Out March w Events -> Mummy Exhibit, Charitable Soup, Whiskey Flick, Maple Syrup Fest, Shamrock Shuffle + More

Courtesy of Bongo Room

DIRT Weekly Events Inside: Mummies, Field Museum, Eleven City Diner, Soup and Bread, Hideout, Capone’s Whiskey:The Story of Templeton Rye, Mayne Stage, The Interview Show, Mark Bazer, Brian Dennehy, Syl Johnson, Ada Street, Maple Syrup Festival, North Park Village Center, Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, Bongo Room, The Crystal Pistol Showcase, Zanies, Flight 1551, Fela!, Fela Kuti, N9NE

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Delicious DIRT. Chef Week is Here; Can’t-Miss Event: Dinner Tales @ Kahan’s Blackbird; Fed Up Fighting Food Deserts with Desserts for Deserts

DIRT Inside: Chicago Chef Week, Martial Noguier, Bistronomic, Jason Paskewitz, Gemini Bistro, Rustic House, Bruce Sherman, North Pond, Boka, GT Fish & Oyster, Mercadito, Publican, Tavernita, Dinner Tales, Tasting Table, Citi, Blackbird, Paul Kahan, David Posey, Bryce Caron, Lynn House, Fed Up, Desserts for Deserts, Fresh Moves, Greenhouse Loft, Green Exchange, fig media, Mari Gallagher

History, Dishes, Drinks: Dinner Tales @ Blackbird

Veal Sweetbreads from Blackbird - Simple, beautiful, perfection.

What an awesome event! Dinner Tales is a one-of-a-kind culinary event that happens on one night only by Tasting Table and Citi®. And the entire purpose of the evening is to provide a background of the selected restaurant’s history through dishes and stories for the people who are involved and know it best. Sounds amazing, interesting, and above all – DELICIOUS. We’re so excited to say that on Tuesday, March 20, Dinner Tales is on at Paul Kahan‘s West Loop hotspot, Blackbird. The current team at Blackbird, chef de cuisine David Posey, pastry chef Bryce Caron and mixologist Lynn House, along with Paul Kahan, will be in house for this amazing celebration – a night full of history and food. Don’t miss it – buy tickets! Your ticket gets you signature cocktails and canapés, courses paired with a well-chosen wine, and a special gift. See the night’s menu here. And more info on the Dinner Tales @ Blackbird event, here.

Make a Better World, In a SWEET Way: Desserts for Deserts

CHEF WEEK Rolls in Starting Sunday 3/18

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Delicious DIRT. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… Summer?

Frances' Challah French Toast by PickPocketMaggie

DIRT Weekly Events Inside: Disney, The Lion King, Columbia College, Cinema Slapdown, Custom House, Third Coast Percussion, Adler Planetarium, Acadia, Chicago History Museum, Irish Pubs of Chicago, DuSable Museum of African American History, Eleven Jazzy Divas, Sammy’s Touch, Good Food Festival, Good Food Movement, St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk, Frances’ Deli, In Fine Spirits, Premise Chicago, Essay Fiesta, Spoon Thai, Museum of Contemporary Art, Internet Superheroes: Art and Technology, Bar Toma

Custom House Burger by Annie Kelly

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Delicious DIRT. March Is HERE. Lion Style. Events This Week Below

Farmhouse by Kate Bernot

DIRT Weekly Events Inside: The Bedford, School of Sip and Shuck, Goose Island, Beer Academy: Stouts & Porters, Little City Junior Board’s 3d Annual Food Frenzy, Coco Pazzo, Farmhouse, City Provisions, Chicago History Museum, Chicago’s Greatest Dive Bars, Seventh Annual Chiditarod, Greater Chicagoland Food Depository, Chicago Polar Plunge, Special Olympics, Elly’s Pancake House, Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap, Speak Easy Comedy, Morehouse College Glee Club, Harris Theater, Intelligentsia Coffee

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Delicious DIRT. February: This Little Month Packs a BIG Punch.

Country Rib by The Publican

DIRT Weekly Events Inside: David Singer, Intonation Music Workshop, Uncommon Ground, Chicago Children’s Museum, In Flames, House of Blues, Trivium, Veil of Maya, Kyng, Tempo, Soup and Bread, Hideout, The Butcher’s Karma, FamilyFarmed.org, Uncommon Ground, The Gene Siskel Film Center, Chico & Rita, Xoco, Chicago Restaurant Week, Chicago WingFest, Ben Lee, Martyrs, Sola, The Bourgeois Pig, The TallGrass Writing Guild

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Delicious DIRT.Much to LOVE: Tax-Free Shopping, Make Art W A Muse @ Floriole, Bistronimic’s New Cocktails, Pizza for a Cause

DIRT inside: Homemade Pizza Company, Snow City Arts, Invest for Kids, 900 North Michigan Shops, Michael Kors, J.Crew, Club Monaco, Mark Shale, Bistronomic, Bistronomic 75, Chef Martial Noguier, Floriole, Make Art W A Muse

ART + KIDS + FLORIOLE + President’s Day +No School = Make Art with A Muse

Floriole's Apple Fritter by MBK

A Muse Arts and our friend, the one and only truly talented hottie, Danielle Klinenberg aka Muse in Chief, host, “No School? Make Art with A Muse”, an art-making program on President’s Day 2/20. Catch this quick bit of Delicious DIRT?  Some of Danielle’s paintings were used in the Vince Vaughn/Jennifer Aniston Chicago-filmed flick,“The Break-up” (Catch her sweet interview on Gaper’s Block here). SO, back to Monday’s awesome. Kids will design and create habitats and environments for animals, fantastical creatures, and or themselves in the cozy, sun-lit space of Floriole Café and Bakery. Mingle, sip coffee, and chill on your own time. Email hello@amusearts.com for more info.

Takin’ the Tax Off: Shop Tax Free at 900 N. Michigan Shops

The 900 North Michigan Shops

We LOVE this time of the month. For the fourth year in a row, 900 North Michigan Shops bring TAX FREE shopping. Turning splurges into STEALS all weekend long.

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Delicious DIRT. Embrace February. Go Ahead, Bulk Up.

Honey Benne Cake by Big Jones

DIRT. Weekly Chicago Events Inside: Chicago Reader, Anti-Valentine’s Day Party, Longman and Eagle, Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Lunchtime Lecture series, Tom Lassin, Monroe Building, Pastoral, Chicago Auto Show, Nissan NV2500, The Southern Mac & Cheese Truck, Food Truck Meet Up, McCormick Place, Chicago Restaurant Week, Big Jones, Cajun Country Ramble, ca 1955, North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Old Town School of Folk Music, Pizza Art Cafe, The Oscars, The Music Box Theatre, Julius Meinl, The Searcher, Adler  Planetarium, The Chicago Firehouse

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