Neighborhood Watch

Win a Seafood Tower from Balsan; Meet Seedling Orchard Crew at Tiny Lounge

Balsan's Seafood Tower
Balsan’s Seafood Tower Photo: courtesy of Balsan

Gold Coast: Balsan is hosting a Twitter contest to win a grand seafood tower — an enormous platter of oysters, mussels, lobster, and shrimp, which usually goes for $130. Just tweet a picture of yourself with some shellfish with the phrase, “I want to #getmyseafoodon with @riabalsanchefs!” by Monday 6/27 at midnight. If you do, you’ll be eligible to answer a trivia question on Tuesday for the grand prize. [Grub Street]

Ravenswood: On Thursday, June 23, Tiny Lounge will host the staff from Seedling Orchard for the next Meet the Market event by the Green City Market Junior Board. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., stop by and sample items using the orchard’s fruits, including a cider marinated steak tenderloin. [Facebook]

Loop: The 2nd annual El Coto de Rioja Paella Parade is taking place on Thursday, June 23, from 6 to 9 p.m at the Millennium Park Rooftop Terrace. Seven local chefs will prepare versions of the classic Spanish rice dish. Tickets are available for $35 a piece, or two for $60, and you can purchase them here. [Grub Street]

Evanston: We already knew the suburb just north of Chicago had more relaxed food truck laws, and now it will host the first Food Truck Festival in Grey Park on Saturday, June 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hummingbird Kitchen, Flirty Cupcakes, and 5411 Empanadas will all be on hand. [Grub Street]

Win a Seafood Tower from Balsan; Meet Seedling Orchard Crew at Tiny Lounge