Local Root, 601 North McClurg Court, Chicago. 312-643-1145
Thursday evenings in August, farm-to-table hot spot Local Root brings a taste of down-home, southern comfort to the heart of Chicago’s high-rise heavy Streeterville. Using locally-sourced ingredients, Local Root Chef/co-owner Issac Weliver creates a weekly culinary tour of the south, saluting South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, and Louisiana, teamed with live Bluegrass music by the Dog Patch Ramblers performing 7 pm to 9 pm. The Thursday night southern-inspired dinner series is offered as a 3-course, $38.00 prix fixe, and includes appetizer, entree and dessert — served indoors or on Local Root’s sidewalk patio.