With the onset of fall's cooler weather, Chicago appetites grow proportionally. Between September's hardy line-up of German fare at our many Oktoberfests, Bon Appetit's Chicago Gourmet, Hamburger Hop, Taco throwdown and oh, so many more celebrations of food comes the Wicker Park & Bucktown fall dinner crawl.
The Wicker Park, Bucktown and Ukrainian Village neighborhoods are some of Chicago's trendiest, hippest and most happening spots.
The vibe is what's attracted many of Chicago's top chefs to the area--making it home to some of the city's coolest restaurants including Antique Taco, Smoke Daddy, Rick Bayless' less pricey casual Mexican inspired Xoco Bistro, Umami Burger and and Bill Kim's newly opened Urbanbelly to name a few.
On Tuesday, September 27 from 6 pm. to 9 pm., neighborhood restaurants will be opening their doors for the 5th Annual Wicker Park Bucktown Fall Dinner Crawl--the perfect way to sample bites from many of the area's most popular hangouts for the bargain price of $30 per route.
The crawl is divided into "fork," "knife" and "spoon" routes, with each journey featuring between 8 and 10 restaurants.
The crawl through the streets of Wicker Park and Bucktown offers participants small bites, signature appetizers and desserts along each route.
The fork route swings down Milwaukee Ave. offering bites from Antique Taco, Big & Little’s, Cheesie's Pub & Grub, Whiskey Business, Umami Burger, Links Taproom, Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, Pint, Insomnia Cookies, and Xoco Bistro.
Route 2, the knife route, cuts its path along the Damen, North Avenue slice of the 'hood featuring treats from Urbanbelly, The Pasta Bowl, Feast Restaurant + Bar, Dimo's Pizza, Dove's Luncheonette, Urban Icing, Goddess & Grocer, Coast Sushi Bar and Red Door.
The third route, spoon, meanders down Division offering tastes from 5411 Empanadas, Fatpour Tap Works, The Fifty/50, Harvest Moon, Mr. Kite’s Chocolate Shop, The Smoke Daddy, Takito Kitchen, and Taus Authentic.
Advance tickets are on sale now for $30 per route. Click here to purchase tickets or call 773 384 2672. Mobile passports will be sent to all participants before the event with a map of their selected route stops, menu items, restaurant information and more.
Tickets are limited and in the past have sold out fast--so if you want to go, you know what to do.
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