Tickets now on sale for Chicago Gourmet kick off events

This is the foodie event of the year and now is your chance to get tickets for the weekend's kick-off events.

Tickets to the fourth annual Hamburger Hop and the newly added Late Night Gourmet - the official kick off events to Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet - will be available for purchase online beginning Thursday, August 8 at 10 a.m.

An ideal launch to a spirited epicurean weekend, the Hamburger Hop - presented by the venerable Allen Brothers Steaks and Blue Moon Brewing Company - invites top chefs to fire up their grills in a competition on Friday, September 27 to create the city's best burger. This lively, interactive event - expected to draw a sold-out crowd of more than 1,000 - will feature a panel of celebrity industry experts who will judge the juicy entries. Bon Appétit Editor in Chief Adam Rapoport and Restaurant and Drinks Editor Andrew Knowlton will emcee the evening's festivities. Participants and judges will be announced soon.

Newly added to this year's celebratory lineup is Late Night Gourmet - a Friday night after-party held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel and sponsored by CS magazine. Late Night Gourmet will host chefs, VIPs, and Chicago's hospitality elite with food, drinks, and music, carrying the revelry well into the night. Tickets to this event can be purchased separately and are also available at special pricing if purchased with Hamburger Hop tickets.

Click here for additional details.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hamburger Hop:
Harris Theater Rooftop in Millennium Park
205 E. Randolph St. | Chicago, IL 60601
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Late Night Gourmet:
221 North Columbus Drive | Chicago, IL 60601
9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Hamburger Hop: $115
Late Night Gourmet: $50
If purchased together: $150
Prices are exclusive of taxes and fees. Both events are open to the public, and are ticketed separately from Chicago Gourmet and the Grand Cru. Tickets and more details are available Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

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About Chicago Gourmet
Now in its sixth year, Chicago Gourmet is the nation's premier culinary experience aimed at promoting Chicago's world-class culinary community. It was created by the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) and the Anton Family Foundation to celebrate and honor both Chicago's culinary achievements and the creative vision of the chefs, Master Sommeliers, and wine-, spirit-, and beer-makers who participate. It also aims to highlight Chicago as an international culinary destination via its unparalleled epicurean talent. For more information, please and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About Bon Appétit:
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Bon Appétit is the food lover's style guide. The magazine, and its companion website, deliver not just recipes, tips and techniques, but a world of lush travel, high-gloss entertaining and up-to-the-minute restaurant coverage. It's a visually arresting publication, driven by excellent photography, clean graphics, and headlines that pop. And notable faces too: Each issue features of-the-moment tastemakers, from chefs and restaurateurs to fashion designers and celebrities. All of these elements combine to make Bon Appétit the largest epicurean magazine in America with the most affluent readership. Bon Appétit is published by Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, which operates in 25 countries. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes eighteen consumer magazines, two trade publications and twenty-seven websites that garner international acclaim and unparalleled consumer engagement. Please visit