by Nicki Wood
The event is a combination fundraiser for Martha O'Bryan and part tour stop for Soup & Bread, the cookbook that started it all. Soup & Bread is a program that has raised thousands of dollars, one bowl of soup at a time, for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Author Martha Bayne and designer Sheila Sachs, the longtime art director of Chicago Reader will be there to sell you a copy and inspire you with their amazing story.
No reservation needed, and it's technically free, but you're invited to pitch a few bucks into the basket for Martha O'Bryan. There's a lot of good going on there, and you can see some of that good in action: O'Bryan GED grads will be selling lotions, candles, soaps and more produced by their business, Piece of Love, and Second Rise Kitchen, a culinary training effort at O'Bryan, is providing some of the bread.
Bonus: Yazoo is selling beer by the glass, which it doesn't typically do on Wednesdays. All you Wednesday growler-refillers, you're coming too, right?