Picnic pick-ups nearby 6 parks
July 3, 2014 - Picnic Time
Some people call it a picnic; we call it a ideal forgive to splash booze and pig out on cheese and olives outward in a center of a day. Either way, there’s always a doubt of where to collect adult pre-picnic provisions. So we don’t finish adult stranded with Lunchables from a nearest preference store, we’ve matched 6 cruise destinations with places to gain snacks nearby. Word of warning: Open ethanol is not authorised in Chicago Park District parks. (I don’t make a rules, though it’s my pursuit to tell we about them.) Booze is available during Ravinia and for many open performances during Jay Pritzker Pavilion and a Great Lawn during Millennium Park. firstname.lastname@example.org | @redeyeeatdrink
Stop by Chop Shop (2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440) and conduct true to a deli opposite to crop grab-and-go sandwiches ($7-$11 each) as good as pre-made dips and salads. If you’ve got a few mouths to feed and are formulation in advance, call 24 hours forward of time to sequence a cruise to-go package, that includes an antipasto platter, breads from Red Hen, pasta salad and your choice of name 6-packs of drink or bottles of booze ($40; feeds 4-6).
Promontory Point Park
Pick adult baguette sandwiches ($6.95) to-go during Hyde Park cafeteria Plein Air (5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. 773-966-7531) on your approach over to a lakefront. Options embody prosciutto with manchego cheese and fig jam or goat cheese with honeyed peppers, and both embody a side salad with a sauce finished alone for easy traveling.
Myriad options everywhere during Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St. 312-575-0306) inside Ogilvie Transportation Center; usually make certain to concede additional time to wait in line before throwing a Metra Union Pacific North Line sight to Ravinia Park. Little Goat Bread packs adult severely juicy made-to-order sandwiches, Wisma stocks pre-packaged salads and snacks and Pastoral is your one-stop-shop for wine, beer, olives, cheeses, baguette sammies and more.
Before environment adult stay for Downtown Sound or a Millennium Park Summer Film Series, pattern your possess cruise box ($12.95) during Toni Patisserie (65 E. Washington St. 312-726-2020). Pick an snack (choose from 6 baguette sandwiches or dual salads), side (chips, fruit crater or side salad) and dessert (brownie, shortbread cookies, macarons or chocolate-chip cookie). For mixed boxes or to equivocate a wait, call ahead. Also nearby, a Loop plcae of epicurean cheese and booze emporium Pastoral (53 E. Lake St. 312-658-1250) offers curated cruise spreads ($39.99-$69.99); download a cruise menu and sequence online.
Though a Jul 2 pre-order deadline for a 4th of Jul cruise container during Honey Butter Fried Chicken (3361 N. Elston Ave. 773-478-4000) has passed, a good news is that a Avondale grill is fluctuating a offer for a rest of a summer. Call during slightest 24 hours forward of time to haven your cruise dish ($45 for 8 pieces of boiled chicken, corn muffins with sugar butter and anniversary side dishes) and take it to Brands, a tiny park with ballfields and copiousness of shade.
Plan your cruise time strategically for a possibility to select from ready-to-eat goodies during Green City Market (7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays during 1790 N. Clark St.) Look for wood-fired pizzas from The Nomad Food Company, sandwiches from Cookies and Carnitas (Saturdays only), salami and soppressata from Underground Meats (Saturdays only) and pastries from Verzenay, usually to name a few options. Find a full businessman list online: greencitymarket.org