Matt Kirouac

Forget the mall. One of the preeminent festive settings of the holiday season is Tasting Table's Open Market, returning this year for another food-filled go-round at Pilsen's Redmoon Event Venue (2120 S. Jefferson St.) on December 6. Filled with more than 40 chefs, pastry chefs, and artisan food purveyors, Open Market is to food as the North Pole is to presents and reindeer and all that jazz.


Matt Kirouac

For just $5, attendees earn entry into this wonderland of food, cocktails, and festive frivolity, taking place from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. After receiving a complimentary drink from Tasting Table's Beers and Cheers area, guests are free to peruse the pantheon of goodies. Chicago's finest restaurants, cafes, and bars will be in attendance, including Dove's Luncheonette, Blackbird, Bang Bang Pie, La Sirena Clandestina, Lillie's Q, Lula Cafe, Salero, Parson's Chicken & Fish, Pleasant House Bakery, Rustic Tart, Owen + Alchemy, Mott St., Taxim, smalls, Shake Shack, The Winchester, Yusho, XOCO, and lots more. You can also stock up on cookbooks from Edible Type, browse vintage kitchenwares from Found Vintage Living, and get a first taste of the West Loop's forthcoming Italian restaurant Formento's.

Tickets can be purchased here

Photos courtesy of Tasting Table.