What To Do On Monday Night: Common Threads World Festival

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Trolley ride with Gail Simmons (Food & Wine)? Snapping Turtle Soup straight from Rick Tramonto's acclaimed New Orleans spot Restaurant R'evolution? Those are just two of the experiences waiting for you at tonight's 7th Annual World Festival at Soldier Field's United Club, benefiting Common Threads, which has been teaching school-based nutrition and health education programs to underserved communities in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Palo Alto and Washington DC for 10 years. This year’s World Festival Chicago will feature dishes and participation by such top chefs as: Girl & The Goat’s Stephanie Izard, Mercadito’s Patricio Sandoval, Boka’s Carl Shelton, Socca’s Roger Herring, Paris Club’s Alex Ageneu, Tavernita’s Greg Bastien, Belly Q, Urban Belly and Belly Shack’s Bill Kim, Table Fifty-Two’s Rey Villalobos, Prasino’s Riley Huddleston, among many more. The trolley ride with Gail Simmons, which takes you to Kendall for a meal with surprise chefs and culinary students, was a cool grand and is sold out anyway, but regular tickets are just $250 at the door at Soldier Field. Get more info here.