As the weather turns colder, I find myself raking leaves, thinking of pumpkin pie, and watching snow flurries. It’s also time to start thinking back on the year with gratitude. 2021 has certainly required us all to be flexible and pivot often, and to consider what is most important in our businesses and in our communities. Personally, I continue to be grateful for all of you -- the incredible food & beverage industry of Chicagoland (and beyond!) -- and the ways that you continue to support our mission and the communities we serve. Thank You.
So, as we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we at CFBN hope you are able to take the time to slow down, appreciate, and celebrate the people around you; the people in your community, family, and workplace.
We think there is no better way to celebrate than sharing FOOD with friends and family and breaking bread together. However, with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it can be difficult to find time to make a tasty meal. So, we found a few AMAZING local places for you to pick up your holiday dishes and treats. Whether it is for the office or the family to enjoy at home, we have you covered! A few of my local personal favorites:
Plus, check out these 25 additional Chicagoland options: here!
But, however you plan to celebrate, we hope you can do it surrounded by those that mean the most to you. Happy Thanksgiving!
Alan Reed, CFBN Executive Director
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
802 Wesley Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
Tel (312) 525-9653