Lunchbreak: Cheesy Grits and details on the 5th Annual Taste of Ravenswood

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Chef Angela Torres-Kutkuhn

Spoken Café

1812 W. Montrose Ave.



5th Annual Taste of Ravenswood

Ravenswood Events Center (4021 North Ravenswood Avenue)

Taste of Ravenswood will be held Friday, November 8th with the Atrium Cocktail Hour beginning at 6:30pm, and general admission at 7:30pm. Tickets are $60 and the cocktail hour tickets are an additional $25. VIP table reservations are available for purchase — $800 includes reserved table space for 10 guests during the cocktail hour and general admission.

For more information regarding Taste of Ravenswood and for tickets, visit:


Louisiana Style Cheesy Grits: 

1/2 cup coarse ground yellow dent grits

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup milk

1 cup half & half

3 tbsp butter

1/2 cup shredded aged cheddar cheese

coarse kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste


1 – Bring water, milk, and half and half to a boil and then stir in grits whisking steadily.

2 – Lower heat to medium low cooking for 9-12 minutes and whisking frequently.

3 – Once grits have thickened up to a creamy consistency, stir in butter, shredded cheese, cracked black pepper and coarse kosher salt. Serve immediately.


**Our setup for the Taste of Ravenswood continues with a topping of smoked chile paste, crispy carnitas, charred sweet corn and diced spicy pickled tomatoes.




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