Local Root, a small gem in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, is giving away free barbecue from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in honor of the restaurant's one-year anniversary. Head over for grass-fed burgers, free-range barbecue pork ribs and jumbo hot dogs from the grill.
Located at 601 N. McClurg Court, the restaurant's owners will be celebrating with guests on the outdoor patio all afternoon. Local Root owner Daniel Greenwald says he is looking forward to a full day of celebrating:
“Wednesday I am looking forward to actually mingling with guests, customers, friends, and family. We the owners hardly ever get to all relax and throw ourselves a party at Local Root! On Wednesday we are finally going to spend some time enjoying what we have spent a year building.”
The owners and employees at Local Root have certainly earned it. The restaurant boasts a zero-waste kitchen with four renewable waste streams. The restaurant recycles metal, plastic, glass and compost while utilizing compostable containers and locally sourced ingredients.
The restaurant also keeps a map of ingredients and their origins, which aids them in choosing the most sustainable ingredients for their menu. The fresh ingredients also boast more flavor and better quality, says Greenwald.
“This also enhances freshness and quality which is derived from a lack of preservatives or other chemicals. The reduction of all of these things, we believe, sets us far apart from the average restaurant in environmental impact,” explains Greenwald.
Local Root announced new fall hours, and will be open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.- 10 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Check out Local Root for a delicious menu that’s friendly to the earth and easy on your wallet.