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Feast your eyes and appetite at the Chicago Food Film Fest

Written by
Brenda Mak

Ever wanted more than popcorn and hotdogs while watching a movie? (Aside from your couch, that is.)

The Food Film Festival, originally from New York, is returning to Chicago's Kendall College for its fifth year. The four-day-long event will feature a multi-sensory experience, showcasing some of the world's favorite food on and off-screen. There are alternating themes each night, so here's a quick agenda sum-up:

Wednesday, Nov 19: The Great Chicken Wing Hunt & Edzo Dreams of Cheeseburgers
Taste the best wings in the country, as chosen in the award-winning The Great Chicken Wing Hunt film. Every dish seen on screen will be served. Plus, there will be cheeseburgers and milkshakes by Edzo's Burger Shop and Hoosier Mama pies.

Thursday, Nov 20: Edible Adventures #012: Sriracha and More!
Love Sriracha on all things—or everything? Watch the infinite things you could devour with Sriracha, then taste them at the after-party. Think Sriracha tacos, shots, pastas and jam.

Friday, Nov 21: Night Aquatic
Learn about squid chips while eating squid chips then feast on all-you-can-eat oysters, sea urchin, squid, crab and sushi. Ramen burger creator Keiza Shimamoto of New York will be debuting his rendition of seafood ramen exclusively at the festival.

Saturday, Nov 21: #ILoveBeer
Beer and sausages. Need we say more? Craft brews include Begyle, Half Acre, Lagunitas and Two Brothers.

Saturday, Nov 21: The Food Porn Party
"Food porn star" Larry Cauldwell returns to host and screen his new short film Balls! In addition to the assortment of lamb stew and meatballs, Brooklyn's Hometown BBQ will be dishing up Texas beef ribs. Round out the fête with pastries and doughnut holes by Top Pot Donuts and wine.  

For more info and ticket sales, visit Chicago Food Fest.

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