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The Nosh Returns to Block Thirty Seven for Lunch Rush

By Janet Rausa Fuller | February 5, 2014 7:16am
 The Nosh food fest returns to Block Thirty Seven for an eight-week lunchtime run starting Feb. 13, 2014.
The Nosh Returns to Block Thirty Seven
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THE LOOP — Loop workers and residents will get another helping of The Nosh.

The weekly food festival returns to Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State St., for an eight-week lunchtime run, starting Feb. 13 and running every Thursday and Friday through April 4. This comes after the market's successful two-week lunchtime pop-up at the mall in December.

More than a dozen vendors will serve food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the ground floor of the mall just inside the Dearborn Street entrance. Most dishes will cost $10 or less.

Vendors will include Reno in Logan Square, where bagels and wood-fired pizza dominate the menu; Rickshaw Republic, an Indonesian restaurant in Lincoln Park; and the Bridgeport sandwich counter Mr. Spanky's, which is temporarily closed for restructuring.

Market customers will get a preview of the forthcoming dumpling purveyor Yum Dum Truck. Currently, the only time and place to try owner Jeff Wang's food is Mondays at the Garage, the food truck co-op at 116 N. Aberdeen St.

The market will also feature cooking demos each week, said Nosh spokeswoman Rachel Fletcher.

Fletcher's uncle, Alan Kannof, is the founder of the Nosh, which started last summer as a Saturday market in Wicker Park. It ran from July to October in the parking lot of A.N. Pritzker School, 2009 W. Schiller St.

For the winter, the Nosh switched to Sundays and moved indoors to the old Pierre's Bakery at 2755 N. Milwaukee, in partnership with the Logan Square Farmers Market.