The Great Tomato Challenge

Care for Real Presents “The Great Tomato Challenge”

A September Hunger Action Month Partnership with Local Businesses

Dine out to help team up with Care for Real to strive to end hunger in our local community!

Numerous local businesses are teaming up with Care for Real, a northside non-profit dedicated to eliminating hunger, to encourage our local Chicago community to band together to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need!

How can I be a part of The Great Tomato Challenge?

Visit any of the participating businesses and purchase the featured tomato challenge dish. From salads to pasta dishes, sandwiches and pizza, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The business will then donate a portion of the proceeds from that item to Care for Real to help as they continue to feed our community with compassion and commitment.

Use the hashtag #thegreattomatochallenge to share your selfies and food pics, and be entered into a chance to win a gift basket chock full of delicious food and drink.

2019 Participating Restaurants and Businesses

Andies Restaurant : Moroccan Eggplant – Sauteed tomatoes, eggplant, onions, carrots, cilantro & Moroccan herbs & spices

Blu 57 Seafood and Small Plates : Pasta Seafood– Canadian lobster, salmon caviar, scallop, basil, crab fat & fresh tomato sauce

Broadway Cellars : Shaksuka– North African–Style Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce with Olives and Feta Bacon and Fontina Grilled Cheese with a Tomato Bisque Dipping Bowl

Chicago Grind Cafe : Cubano Panini – Sliced Ham, Genoa Salami, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, house-made pickles, with spicy mustard grilled on sourdough bread

Dollop Diner : Roasted tomato and peach soup with tarragon and croutons

Edge of Sweetness : Sun-Dried Tomato Edgy Sandwich– Panini with Havarti, Swiss, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, choice of garlic or jalapeño aioli on our house-made sourdough bread

Helix Cafe : Breakfast Veggie Taco– Our new Breakfast Veggie Taco features scrambled eggs, Monterey jack cheese, black beans, red peppers, and tomatoes

Foursided : Edgewater Candle’s Tomato Leaf Candle– If sunshine had a smell, this would be it. Inhale gently rubbed tomato leaves, fresh off the vine. The airy aroma of luscious green garden goodness with subtle moss and a hint of citrusy bergamot brings a splash of summer to any season.

Income Tax : Pickled and Fried Green Tomatoes with Tonnato Sauce

Kopi Cafe : Pesto Baguette– French or Multi-Grain baguette with pesto, tomato and melted mozzarella cheese

Mas Allá del Sol Mexican Restaurant : Carne Más Allá del Sol- Our signature grilled skirt steak served over tomato-morita sauce, frijoles borrachos, pan seared panela cheese, cebollitas, and avocado relish garnish

Milo’s Pita : Mediterranean Salad– Freshly diced lettuce, tomato and cucumber mixed with garlic, lemon juice and olive

Oda Mediterranean Cafe : Acili Ezme Authentic Turkish Salad Dip– peppers, tomatoes, garlic confit, dill, pomegranate reduction, fiery chilies

Pizzeria Aroma : Spaghetti Pomodoro– E.V.O.O, Zucchini, Chopped Plum Tomato, Fresh Basil, Garlic & Aged Parmesan with choice of Chicken or Sauteed Shrimp, Caprese Grinder– Fresh Ovalini Mozzarella, Sliced Tomato, Fresh Basil, & Balsamic Reduction on Rustic Italian 10″ Thin Crust Margherita Pizza– Housemade Tomato Sauce, Fresh Garlic, Whole Milk Wisconsin Mozzarella, Sliced Tomato, & Aged Parmesan

Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant : Komodoro Fetfet– Cold and tangy, injera-based salad with tomatoes, garlic, red and green onions and jalapeno peppers

RAYGUN Shirts : Compassion Is Action “tomato red” t-shirt- Portion of Proceeds Benefit Care For Real for September 2019. White Screen Print on a Red T-Shirt (100% Combed Ringspun Cotton). Purchase the shirt here.

Rewired Cafe : (Lakeview and Edgewater locations) Caprese Grilled Cheese & Watermelon Tomato Salad– Caprese Grilled cheese with cream cheese tomato, pesto and balsamic reduction, tomato and watermelon salad w/ mint feta and balsamic reduction

Smack Dab Chicago : The Care For Real Caprese Sammie– Fresh scrambled egg, basil, melted cheese, garlic chive mayo and tomato jam on sourdough. Vegan/GF versions available

The Coffee Studio : Tomato and Mozzarella Flatbread– This Limited Edition Flatbread has a savory pesto base and a tangy, sweet balsamic medley of tomatoes and mozzarella, topped with a light arugula salad

Uncommon Ground Edgewater : Fried Green Tomato Sandwich– Fried green tomato + heirloom tomato, arugula, fresh mozzarella, basil aioli

Uvae : Zucchini & Mole– breaded, fried with tahini-goat cheese, chile de arbol chutney, roasted tomatoes

Veranda Pizza and Coffee Shop : Queen pizza (any size) – Hand tossed thin crust, pomodoro sauce, market roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and finished with fresh organic sweet basil