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Lawlapalooza 2012 Update

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
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As you know, Lawlapalooza is our annual office party and fundraiser for Haitian children served by Trinity Hope, an organization that feeds thousands of Haitian kids every day that may otherwise go hungry. I match donations to Trinity Hope up to the first $5,000.00.

– Dan Compton

Where: 85 Market Street, Elgin, IL

When: 4 p.m. till close, Friday, June 15

Music: Local Favorite, a great little eight-person rock band

Food: See below

Drink: Beer, wine, pop, cocktails

Price: FREE

Bring your friends! (Try to let us know how many: dancom@brittainketcham.com)


-Homemade brats with sauerkraut and rhubarb mostarda
-Slow-smoked barbecued chicken with Georgia-style sauce
-Grilled barramundi with freshly smoked bacon, pesto mayo and marinated summer squashes
-Homemade pastrami with mustard mayo and pickled kohlrabi
-Grilled-on-the-grill goat cheese sandwich with caramelized shallot relish and massaged kale


-Corn bread with whipped honey butter
-Creamy cabbage and fennel coleslaw
-Marinated summer beans with pickled garlic and fried chickpeas

(Catering by Dan Compton, cook at Vie Restaurant)

Lawlapalooza Update! June 17 Menu, Other Details

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
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Lawlapalooza 2010


Save the date!

Friday, June 17, 2011, is the second annual Lawlapalooza Open House at Compton Law Group.


Starting about 4 p.m., we will have a tent in the lot, and the Blues Band “George ‘Music Man’ Kyles & Mr. Bradet” will play a couple of hours of blues. Following George will be the full-fledged six-piece band, Local Favorite. George is 80, and doesn’t have a web site, but you can check out Local Favorite at http://www.localfavoriteband.com/.


Food will be provided, and plenty of it!


Other than to have a good time, we are doing this as a benefit to a charity that is near and dear to the heart of Dan’s mother. Trinity Hope feeds lunch at Christian schools to thousands of kids in Haiti every day: http://www.trinityhope.org/.


Any donation, from the smallest to the largest, will get you in. A QUARTER will feed a kid a meal. 93 cents out of every dollar collected ends up as food on a plate for a child that may well not see another meal until he comes to school again.


Brittain & Ketcham will match the collection.




Dan’s son, Dan Compton, will be doing the catering for this year’s event. Dan is a cook at Vie (http://www.vierestaurant.com/), a Michelin-rated restaurant in Western Springs. Here is the menu:


a) Chimichurri Cheesesteak – chimichurri-marinated and grilled flank steak, sharp cheddar fondue, grilled onions

b) Homemade Beer Brats – beer-poached and grilled sausage, stout mustard, grilled peppers

c) PBLT – slow-roasted and grilled pork belly, lettuce, tomato, garlic mayo

d) Whitefish Escabeche – tomato vinaigrette, fennel and cabbage slaw

Sides – potato salad, “elote”-style grilled corn with spicy mayo and lime


RSVP / More Info


Email Dan at dancom@brittainketcham.com to RSVP or for more info.


The party will be in the lot of 85 Market, with parking in the Jewel, and up and down the street.


Photos from last year’s Lawlapalooza here: http://www.comptonlawgroup.net/lawlapalooza