Last weekend, our group of 12 sat around the long rustic table in the center of the Carnivore food shop and enjoyed an overflowing charcuterie board, gazpacho with beer-poached shrimp, salade Lyonnaise, crab cakes, and beef in Juneberry mustard sauce. 

This spectacular meal was courtesy of the good people at Carnivore who donated the dinner as an auction item for the Oak Park Education Foundation’s annual fundraiser. 

Our community asks a lot of our local businesses, especially in requests for donated items to support local charities and other causes. And in return, we should support and patronize them. So if you haven’t been to Carnivore lately, stop in! Pick up some of their incredibly fresh fish, chat with the knowledgeable butchers, enjoy one of their delicious sandwiches, bring home some housemade sausages for the grill. 

Thank you, Carnivore, for a delicious supper, but most of all for being such a good neighbor!

Angie Dodd 

Oak Park 

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