Mark your calendars – it’s almost time for Cochon 555’s Heritage BBQ, coming to Chicago on Aug. 30. The event will include 1,400 pounds of barbecue pork prepared by the region’s top chefs, pours from Goose Island and other libations to support family farms raising heritage breed pigs.
“This is the new Q that celebrates hundreds of grilling - and smoking -traditions from around the world. We are on a mission to redefine BBQ as social eating, the act of gathering around fire, making friends and eating responsibly-raised animals. Together we work around the clock to preserve timeless family traditions from all over the globe. The bottom line is to host an event that develops the conversation of local food and heritage pigs, thus creating long-term growth, jobs on farms and better food choices for the future,” explains Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon 555. “We are passionate about promoting food sources that support a more natural, sustainable food system, and for the first time we are excited to announce Goose Island Beer Co. as a presenting sponsor of the Heritage BBQ series.”