Can't wait until the 17th? Want to combine good food with community service? Then The First Bites Bash is for you! On February 2nd, from 6pm to 9pm at Union Station, you can get your taste on by sampling offerings from the top 50 restaurants in the city. Hosted by Stephanie Izard, chef and co-owner of Girl & the Goat (on my list), Food & Wine Best New Chef 2011 and winner of Bravo's Top Chef Season 4, you can eat almost guilt free because 100% of the proceeds go the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at www.firstbitesbash.com.
Click here to read my post from last year's Restaurant Week.