Making the Maple Taffy
Sucrerie de la Montagne's Stéfan Faucher pours hot maple syrup over ice to make instant maple taffy.
A stick of fresh taffy made from chilled Sucrerie de la Montagne maple syrup, a handmade maple syrup from the woods of Québec.
Stéfan Faucher of Sucrerie de la Montagne, subject of Ian Parker and Serious Eats contributor James Boo's "Sugar Shack," prepares sticks of fresh-made maple taffy during the opening night post-screening party.
Pork Belly Sliders
Pork belly sliders from Kingsbury Street Café.
A country duo serenades the crowd during the opening night after party.
EL Ideas chef Phillip Foss passes out samples of his French Fries & Ice Cream.
Foss's French Fries & Ice Cream, up close
Noodles with cracked black pepper flavored uncured bacon sausage from Chicago's Big Fork.
The kitchen at Kendall College presented a petite tenderloin dish (using beef from Mint Creek Farm) inspired by the cuisine of Atlanta chef Zach Meloy's Push Start Kitchen, subject of "Speakeasy Supper-Club."
Slice of Bread
A slice of bread accompanying the screening of Una Morera's "Artisan Baker."
A pretzel-bread-wrapped sandwich from Hannah's Bretzel, served during the screening of fest film "Uber."
George and his sideburns get ready to start the festivities.
Friday night's event featured these films. To vote, you simply tore your ballot through the name of the film you liked.
Among the dishes passed around on Friday was burek, a phyllo dough pastry filled with feta and spinach.
Perogy! a film about...pierogis, was accompanied with a mass of pierogis from Chicago's very own Kasia's Deli.
Mickey from Mickle's Pickles
Mickle’s Pickle was a movie about Mickey's pickle being stolen. This is Mickey, and he's quite a character. He travels with Evan Williams whiskey in his backpack, if that tells you anything.
Wegner's St. Martin's Inn
Wegner's from Milwaukee was also featured in Fish Fry Night Milwaukee and brought their delicious fried fish too.
Hooligan's Super Bar
Fish Fry Night Milwaukee, a film about Milwaukee's Friday night fish fry tradition, was accompanied with food shown in the film, including fish from Hooligan's Super Bar.
Even before the film started, we were invited to snack (read: gorge) ourselves on a large supply of delicious offerings.
Sweet Potato Cobbler from Hoosier Mama
Mama Sugar’s Sweet Potato Cobbler—which was about, well, sweet potato cobbler—was accompanied by this miniature beauty from Hoosier Mama Pie Company.
Chicago Food Film Fest
This was proudly displayed on the wall of the afterparty.
George Motz and James Boo
Though the end of Friday night started getting hazy, like this picture, we were able to witness George and James chatting it up.