ANDERSONVILLE — Chef Diana Davila's launch of a summer dinner series will give Chicagoans a taste of what's to come ahead of the much-anticipated opening of Cantina de La Granja in the former T's Bar.
Davila is partnering with the owners of SoFo Tap and Crew Bar and Grill in Uptown to open the upscale farm-to-table restaurant in Andersonville later this year. There's no official open date, but Davila is previewing the menu via a roaming dinner series, Granja Urbana.
"Through the dinners, Chef Davila will explore sustainable culture through modern twists on traditional Mexican dishes," according to a press release. "The menu for each dinner will differ slightly, but will play on the different sections of her future menu."
Proceeds from the dinners will benefit partner organizations that focus on providing local communities with food, agricultural training and education about healthy eating, such as Common Threads, Green City Market, Care For Real and the Gary Coleman Youth Center.
The first dinner kicks off June 25 in partnership with Common Threads, an organization that teaches kids "living in underserved communities how to cook wholesome, healthy meals" and educates them about nutrition, according to its website.
The dinner will be held at 315 W. Superior Ave.
Tickets cost $100 and space is limited.
While Davila's camp announced its dinner partners and a couple locations in a release this week, the only exact date given was the June 25 dinner Downtown, and not every location has been finalized.
Here's the incomplete dinner schedule as of Thursday:
June 25: In partnership with Common Threads at Bulthaup Studios, 315 W. Superior Ave.
July: In partnership with Green City Market
August: In partnership with Care For Real | TBD location
September: In partnership and at Gary Comer Youth Center | 7200 S. Ingleside Ave.
October: In partnership with Common Threads| TBD location
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