FREE Chicago Pop Up Event - Bar Sótano x Farmer’s Fridge – Farmer's Fridge Delivery

FREE Chicago Pop Up Event - Bar Sótano x Farmer’s Fridge

Bar Sotano Restaurant Logo  Farmer's Fridge Logo


Farmer's Fridge has teamed up with Chef Rick Bayless and his team to host an exclusive pop-up event at Bar Sótano in River North in Chicago! The FIRST 100 guests in line at Bar Sótano on Wednesday, April 28th will receive a FREE meal kit developed by Farmer’s Fridge in partnership with Chef Bayless and Chef Rishi Manoj Kumar. Doors open at 5 pm and meal kits will be distributed while supplies last!

Meal kit on top of a wooden patio table. From left to right is a Red Chile Braised Pork Bowl in a Farmer's Fridge jar; A white takeout bag with a green Farmer's Fridge logo; Chips and Guac snack; orange mocktail drink in a plastic bag.

What’s in the Kit? 

🌶 One Red Chile Braised Pork Bowl by Chef Rick Bayless

🥑 Chips & Guac from Farmer’s Fridge

🥭 A DIY Mango Chamoy Mocktail “Kit” featuring Bar Sotano’s house mix of spicy-tangy mango chamoy, Topo Chico and Tajín.

Here’s how it works:

  2. Visit Bar Sótano (443 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654) on Wednesday, April 28th at 5pm.
  3. The first 100 people in line will receive a free Farmer’s Fridge x Bar Sótano meal kit to enjoy at home or wherever the night takes you!


Chef Rick Bayless (left) and Chef Rishi Manoj Kumar (right; center) are plating their dish inside of a tesk kitchen

The Red Chile Braised Pork Bowl was developed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Rick Bayless and executed in partnership with Chef Rishi Manoj Kumar. This dish encompasses the simple pleasures of a casual & comforting meal in Oaxaca, featuring chile braised pork in a rustic red sauce, studded with caramelized plantains, black beans, cilantro rice and cheese.

A percentage of proceeds from the sale of this dish will benefit the Frontera Farmer Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by Chef Bayless and his team in 2003, committed to promoting small, sustainable farms serving the Chicago area by providing them with capital development grants.

For those interested in dining at Bar Sótano on Wednesday, April 28th – they will be offering “Happy Hour” all night long featuring $8 Palomas, $1 oysters, $4 Tecate, and more starting at 5pm. See you there!


Standee sign at Bar Sotano Restaurant in Chicago.

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