For the month of May, we will be going to the farm. Well, almost. We will be visiting some farm-to-table restaurants, starting with the Farmhouse Tavern.
From the restaurant's website:
"Farmhouse Tavern is a Midwestern Craft Tavern specializing in local food and drink. We are a farm to tavern restaurant, making all of our own burgers, condiments, and sodas from scratch. And with more than 28 craft beers on tap we are sure you will find something special to wash it all down. We are also the only tavern in the country to serve great Michigan wines on tap.
"When we began conceptualizing Farmhouse, we knew we wanted to create a space that would complement the Chicago pub scene, but would provide a slightly different vibe. We began to forge our idea around the great Midwest and, ironically, with a trip to Prime Meats (thanks guys!) in Brooklyn, we began the journey that is Farmhouse today.
"Despite the fact that Farmhouse is relatively new to our fair city, our goal was to bring some Chicago history into the space. We salvaged from a furniture factory on the south side of Chicago, found our great Bevador at a mechanic’s shop on the city’s southwest side, and reclaimed pieces from many famous (or infamous) Chicago bars and restaurants (ask your friendly bartender to point them out). We are very proud of the fact that more than 85% of our build-out was done with salvaged materials. Thanks to all of our friends who helped us find these rare and wonderful items. You made it what it is!
"Our goal—and Chef Eric Mansavage’s goal—at Farmhouse Tavern is to bring you the best Midwestern craft beer and fare from the best purveyors in the Midwest. In that spirit, we look forward to offering a CSA from our friends at Harvest Moon Farms this year and beginning a regular Sunday Supper. Check Events & News for more details!"