Doesn’t spring just make you want to do good and set a positive tone for the rest of the year? Well, it has that effect on us. And we know the world is going through a rough period right now. We’ve talked about businesses raising funds for Ukraine a while back, but now, we want to bring you to businesses fighting to make our local communities better. Check out these spring fundraisers ran by our favorite spots the next time you’re in the mood to dine out. Food tastes better when you do good.
1955 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL 60613
658 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
WHEN: Month of April
In addition to Bartoli’s anniversary celebration this month, Bartoli’s will also donate a portion of proceeds from all deep dish pizzas sold for the month of April to West Town Feeds. West Town Feeds is a community-based program with a daily goal of providing 50 to 100 hot meals to neighbors experiencing homelessness.
540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
WHEN: Friday, April 22
The cocktail bar located within the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, will host a Candlelight Happy Hour in honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. In addition to happy hour specials, guests may enjoy live music, Reviver’s Beyond Burger, and its seasonal Spring Equinox cocktail. 10% of all sales from the happy hour will be directly donated to FamilyFarmed, a non-profit organization committed to expanding the production, marketing, and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, in order to enhance the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities.
WHEN: Thursday, April 21
The Illinois Restaurant Association will host the 43rd annual Chef’s Table gala presented by Sysco and 8 Hospitality on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 6 – 10 pm at Theater on the Lake (2401 N Lake Shore Dr.). The annual celebration honors the foodservice industry while raising funds that benefit the IRA Educational Foundation for scholarships and learning opportunities for deserving students. Themed “All Around Chicago,” this year’s gala will honor the vibrant dining scene of Chicago’s neighborhoods with tasting stations from over 25 restaurants, beverages, dancing, and a silent auction.
954 W Fulton Market St, Chicago, IL 60607
WHEN: Month of May
Marvin’s collaborative Sandwich Series has so far been an overwhelming hit, with Chef Mitch Cavanah bringing the visions of some of his most revered local counterparts to life on his menu each month. This May, Chef Mitch is partnering with Top Chef winner Joe Flamm of Rose Mary, a Fulton Market destination restaurant drawing inspiration from Croatia and the Adriatic. Proceeds from the $16 Rose Mary sandwich this May will go to Lakeview Pantry, a Chicago food pantry since 1970.
Featured Image Credit: Reviver