Though Chicago Gourmet was the most high profile food event this past weekend, it wasn’t the only one. The first annual Chicago Food Film Festival took place in West Town, and as we mentioned last week, the event paired films with certain local restaurants. On the second day we were able to sip on some Half Acre Beer and watch Anat Baron’s Beer Wars, and also snack on some little burgers from DMK Burger Bar while watching an abridged version of George Motz’s Hamburger America. That latter film featured a collection of classic burgers joints from around the country, including Wisconsin’s butter burger, the steamed cheeseburgers of Connecticut, and our very own Billy Goat Tavern.
Luckily, the owner Sam Sianis was there to recount a little of his “cheezborger, cheezborger, cheezborger” fame. Both Friday and Saturday nights were sold out, and Festival Director George Motz confirmed that the event will come back next year. Take a look at some of the happenings of the first year.