© Nathan Michael
Chicago's Dose Market in Action.
In New York City, we’re spoiled rotten with the growing number of great food and fashion markets (yay for Brooklyn Flea
and New Amsterdam Markets
!). Now Chicago has upped its game with its own very compelling, once-a-month Dose market. Dose’s co-founder Emily Fiffer
previews the November 6 market with details that make me want to get on a plane to O’Hare right now.
Since Dose Market’
s June inception, the once-a-month pop-up market has served as a platform for local chefs and artisans to launch products—often in unexpected ways. In July, chef Grant Achatz
created a cocktail for Dose inspired by his Thai menu at Next
; in August, Mindy Segal
hawked a table full of pastries to preview her new bakery concept; and in September, Urban Belly’s Bill Kim
launched his line of Seoul Sauce alongside his signature dumplings.
Similarly, the November 6 market has a lot going on. Doughnut Vault
(which has crowds around the walkup window), will debut six new flavors, including lemon–poppy seed and chestnut. Zingerman’s
is trekking down from Ann Arbor with domestic cheeses and pantry items. NoMI Kitchen
pastry chef Meg Galus will offer her inimitable brown sugar streusel muffins (NoMI Spa
will even be there, too, with seasonal mini spa treatments). Artisan noodle-maker Pasta Puttana
is creating a special Dose pasta (hint: Quarter Circle Seven Ranch
is collaborating on the meat sauce). And Bittercube
will pour complimentary Templeton Rye cocktails.
Plus, more than two dozen fashion and design vendors will be on hand.
Dose Market: takes place one Sunday a month at the River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St., at McClurg Ct. Tickets are $8 in advance here
and $10 at the door. Check dosemarket.com