Growing Home is a nonprofit social enterprise focused on empowering people and communities with Chicago’s first USDA-Certified Organic, high-production urban farms. With two farms in Englewood, Growing Home seeks to operate, promote, and demonstrate the use of organic agriculture as a vehicle for job training, employment, and community development.
Holy cow (and tomato and eggplant)! The Annual Backyard Dinner is SOLD OUT! Thank you to all who got tickets- we can't wait to see you in the backyard on September 15th.
Fine Dining on a picnic bench in a tucked-away back yard? YES PLEASE! Join Growing Home at Bang Bang! Pie Shop for a family-style, plein air dinner highlighting our very own produce!
We're THRILLED to have the delicious kitchen prowess of Nathan Sears (D.A.S./Radler), Scott Manley (Table, Donkey, and Stick), John Boisse (Perennial Virant), John Hagedorn (Sprout), Dennis Stover (formery of Longman & Eagle and Bigstar), and Carlo Lamagna (Benny's Chop House). Slagel Farms and the Underground Food Collective will provide quality meats and charcuterie. Other nosh-ing opportunities provided by Cookies and Carnitas. And of course, we'll finish up with Bang Bang!'s inimitable pies.
Cocktails made possible by Pernod Ricard, The Whistler, and expertly crafted by cocktail wizard Jacyara de Oliveira (from a highly anticipated new bar--hint: it'll be at 111 W. Hubbard). Locally-crafted beer will flow from Half Acre Beer Company.
To satiate your audible appetite, your ears can chow down on low-key tunes from a surprise musical guest. Plus a backyard dinner wouldn't be complete without yard games.
You'll have the opportunity to walk away with prizes from Benny's Chop House, Vie (Paul Virant's restaurant in Western Springs), Elaine's, Barrelhouse Flat, Nightwood, The Dill Pickle Co-Op, Boka, Balena, GT Fish + Oyster, Boulevard Bikes and more! MANY surprises to come!