Binge Magazine encourages giving back as often as possible, and this month is no different. Luckily for you, it’s as simple as heading to Mercadito and enjoying Chef Jason Vincent’s Taco for Strength! Grab your friends, family or co-workers and enjoy the delicious Lamb Carnitas Taco and know that because you order it, you are helping Share Our Strength’s mission of ending childhood hunger. Five percent of the sales from Vincent’s taco will be donated to Share Our Strength. We also strongly encourage that you visit the No Kid Hungry website and learn what you can do to help solve this horrible epidemic. It’s up to all of us to give back, educate ourselves and help our kids, our neighbors kids, and our Nations kids.
More than 16 million kids in America live in households that
struggle to put food on the table.
Now, not only does this make giving back easy, but it’s also delicious! “The former executive chef of Nightwood in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood spotlights his favorite autumn protein, lamb shoulder, as the star of his taco. After braising the shoulder in chicken stock with chile de arbol, garlic and onion, he serves the savory, juicy pulled lamb with a spicy sunflower seed, Thai chili and yogurt sauce as well as diced grapes and cucumber tossed with lime juice and cilantro. The taco is finished with a dollop of harissa.”
“Spring lamb is one thing, but fall lamb is what I really look forward to,” says Vincent. “They’ve grazed on clover all summer so the fat is aromatic and vegetal, and the meat is perfect for braising.
Please, visit Mercadito this October and order the Taco for Strength!
“In 2013, Mercadito sold a grand total of 2,595 Tacos for Strength, raising nearly $2,000 to benefit Share Our Strength. This is the first year that Mercadito has engaged accomplished chefs outside of the restaurants’ markets to create a signature taco. Five percent of the sales from Vincent’s taco will be donated to Share Our Strength. The tacos will be available for dinner (four per order) for $17.50 or for lunch (three per order) for $13.50. Reservations for Mercadito are recommended and can be made by calling 312.329.9555.”