As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions over the past 12-plus years. 

TODAY

Sunday, October 13

Gapers Block
Search

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


Drive-Thru
« More Interested in True Creativity: A Conversation with Grant Achatz Underground Dia de los Muertos Dinner at Yo Soy! »

Event Wed Nov 06 2013

Cooking a Better School Lunch

rsz_cuc-chicago.jpg
Thursday night, 12 teams of Chicago Public School high school students participating in Cooking Up Change will compete to create the best school lunch. Ingenuity is tested as students operate under similar conditions as the actual school lunch program: limited food and a limited budget of $1 per meal.

So it's no secret that public school lunch programs are sorely lacking in taste and nutrition -- an issue made even more serious because 85% of Chicago public school students get most of their nutrition during the day. Cooking Up Change shines a spotlight not only in the lack of resources in CPS's lunch program, but the nation's as well. The winner of Thursday night's competition will go on to compete nationally in Washington, DC.

Presented by the non-profit Healthy Schools Campaign, Cooking Up Change will be emceed by Marion Brooks of NBC5. The judges panel is a large, eclectic group of students, chefs (Cleetus Friedman of Fountainhead) and professionals (Leslie Fowler, director of the Office of Nutrition Support Services at Chicago Public Schools, and Clare Keating, vice president of marketing for Preferred Meals).

Tickets are available at the door of Bridgeport Art Center's Skyline Theater, 1200 W. 35th St. Event kicks of at 6pm.

Photo via Cooking Up Change

 
GB store
GB store

Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
Read this feature »

GB store

 

Events


Drive-Thru on Flickr

Join the Drive-Thru Flickr Pool.


About Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru is the food and drink section of Gapers Block, covering the city's vibrant dining, drinking and cooking scene. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Robyn Nisi, rn@gapersblock.com
Drive-Thru staff inbox: drivethru@gapersblock.com

Archives

 

 Subscribe in a reader.

GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15