Special Event!

I am so very excited to announce the first official Lottie + Doof event. First, there was merchandise and now, an event. Soon, there will be a theme park.

I am thrilled to be collaborating with my pal (and favorite Chicago baker), Sandra Holl (and the rest of the fantastic team at Floriole) to bring you a special dinner inspired by our youths in the Midwest. This is the sort of Midwestern comfort food that the movie version of me would have grown up on (the real me grew up on the bottled or boxed versions). We’ve pulled and adapted some recipes from my site, and added some things that just sounded delicious. My blog will come to life!

Without further delay, the menu:

Details after the break….

All of this can be yours for $35, which may be the best dining deal in Chicago. There will be drink pairings available on the night of the event for an additional fee. And there is a vegetarian option, which you can ask about when you order tickets.
How do you order tickets?

They can be purchased in person at Floriole or by calling the bakery on (773) 883-1313. Remember that these are tickets, like theatre tickets. They are nonrefundable— you need to pass them onto a friend (or scalp them!) if you can’t come. And tickets are very limited! So call now and order!

It is sure to be a fun night and I hope to see you there!

UPDATE (1/17/11): Tickets to this event are sold out! Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming response. I’ll be sure to share photos of the dinner and keep you posted on any future plans.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Floriole Cafe & Bakery

1220 W. Webster

$35 per person. Call for tickets: (773) 883-1313

27 comments to “Special Event!”


  2. This looks fantastic! …I think you need to come and do an event in Cape Town next… Chicago is a little far :)

  3. Sounds wonderful — I can almost taste the 1980 & 2011 versions simultaneously! Sorry I can’t make it to Chicago in February, but I hope everyone has a great time.

  4. Pam- there is no place I would rather go next!

  5. Ahh, this is so exciting! Are there any plans for a vegetarian/pescatarian option en lieu of the pork? (I actually do eat chicken+beef+fish, just no pork…) The rest of the menu sounds fantastic, though and I can probably just have the potatoes gratin+slaw and be plenty happy.

  6. schneiderluvsdoof says:

    January 15th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I will be there! Can not wait to chow down.

  7. Sara- yes! Absolutely, we will have a vegetarian option. (we’re still working out details on that, but it will be delicious!)
    schneider- excited to chow down with you!

  8. wish i lived nearby so i could delight in this fare with you!
    have a fabulous event & please share in a post!

  9. Please tell me there will be another event soon…The CCTB is hosting their pre-restaurant week event that evening. Bummer!

  10. Katrine Jonasen says:

    January 15th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I’m SO living on the wrong continent :( Post pictures, please!

  11. Bought tickets for my mom and I this morn! See you soon.

  12. That menu sounds absolutely amazing.. Wish I lived closer – unfortunately California is not a hop, skip and a jump away! Have fun!

  13. Caroline- Awesome! So glad you were able to get tickets (it sold out so fast- we were not expecting that)

  14. This sounds so delicious. Congratulations on such a successful event. I tried to call today for tickets and they are already sold out for Wednesday! I look forward to events in the future.
    P.S. I LOVE this blog. Great recipes, photos, and stories.

  15. I so badly wish I could be there. The menu sounds very yummy. I might recreate at home a recipe or two just to share the fun of the event.. And well done, it already sold out!

  16. Jeremy- Yes, we were surprised by the response–tickets went fast! Hopefully we’ll do it again and you can come. Thanks for the kind message!

  17. I considered, for a hot second, planning a trip to Chicago around this. Really wish I could go. All that for $35!?!? Amazing.

  18. Kimberly, that is sweet! It is a good deal, and will be a fun night. I’ll share pictures and recipes after!

  19. So glad you added a second date! We are looking forward to good snacks!

  20. Kim, great! I’ll look forward to meeting!

  21. Oh man, that’ll teach me to go out of town for a weekend. I had it marked on my calendar!

  22. Hi! My friend Maura shared your site with me – LOVE!! Love the recipes, the photos, the overall look and feel. As what’s-his-name said, “I’ll be back.” Pineapple granita. Shut up!

  23. Sorry, Carollina! I’m sure there will be something else in the future…
    Liz- weclome! Glad you found me.

  24. can i get that to go?

  25. I’m so bummed that tickets are sold out, but so excited to hear about the next event! I will definitely be attending!

  26. Hi Leah, Sorry you didn’t get into this one! Next time. And I will be sure to share photos and recipes.

  27. Can you do a post about the milk braised pork?? (Apologies if you already have.) sounds amazing.

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