Move over, love. Spring is in the air — in the middle of winter — and there’s no better way to celebrate than a day at Dose. Get your fix Sunday, February 12 at the River East Art Center.
Here’s how to eat your way through the Market:
Start your morning off right with sourcream coffeecake, chocolate croissants, peppered bacon farm bread, Paesano bread, palmier cookies, and bostock from Zingerman’s Bakehouse. Throw in a few bags of small-batch granola in a variety of flavors from Vanishing Granola for good measure. Stock your fridge and freezer with pimiento cheese, burratta, cherry-smoked mozzarella, fresh chevre, and gelati from Zingerman’s Creamery; your pantry with rum-, brandy- and bourbon-infused syrups, plus sorghum syrup from Burton’s Maplewood Farm, gourmet preserves from Quince + Apple, new chocolate-almond brittle from Mama’s Nuts, Spanish olive oil, canned seafood, white beans, pork, and sausage from JDY Imports; and your belly with Spanish-style stew, seafood salad, sliced-to-order Iberico ham, anchovy-stuffed olives, and beet salad from Vera’s Mark Mendez, pickles and brine cocktails from chef Mark Steuer and mixologist Clint Rogers at their fermentation-inspired pop-up Pickled, charcuterie from Indiana’s Smoking Goose, and vegetarian banh mi and spring rolls from Saigon Sisters.
And oh, the shopping you’ll do. A perfect Dose surely includes:
Craft a card at the valentine-making station by the uber-creative A Muse while you put the
Poems While You Wait poets to work, penning a precious gem for you or your loved one. Get your skin totally smoochable with the flirty scents and rich body butters of Lifetherapy before scoring serious vintage for men and women from Vintage Smith, Lisa Spagnolo, and Elegantly Wasted. Spruce up your home with cute design pieces from Hot House Market, blankets from this month’s Dose Cause, Hand and Cloth, and a specially curated selection of rustic and modern ceramic pieces from Lillstreet Art Center. Then take a break to watch their pottery demo while your guy goes for an impeccable straight razor shave from Angry Barber. Accessorize to the nines with choice pieces from Luxury Garage Sale, Aporta and Eskell. And don’t forget to pick up a lovely Sprout Home bouquet for your sweetie on the way out!
And now, for something completely different: Dose Market’s first newsstand! Stock up on hard-to-find titles including the literary journal N+1, The Gentlewoman and Fantastic Man, plus staples like Guardian Weekly and The Economist. The mastermind behind the setup is local publishing whiz JC Gabel (former publisher of Stop Smiling magazine). The newsstand will also be the debut of his newest project: The Chicagoan.
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STYLE at Dose
Hot House Market
Lillstreet Art Center
Luxury Garage Sale
M & B Vintage
Sable + Graves
Hand & Cloth
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EAT at Dose
Theo Gilbert of Ripasso
Mark Mendez of Vera
Burton’s Maplewood Farm
Quince + Apple
Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter
Bang Bang Pie
Sea + Cane
Femme du Coupe