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Event: Taste of Andersonville

EXPANDED “TASTE OF ANDERSONVILLE” THIS AUGUST EXPECTED TO DRAW UP TO 750 FOODIES TO EVENT FEATURING DINNER, DESSERT & DRINKS
 Three curated dining routes will highlight Andersonville’s robust restaurant district on Wednesday, August 15 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

WHAT: Taste of Andersonville - andersonville.org

WHO: Hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 15 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Check in at Swedish American Museum starting at 4PM | 5211 N. Clark

TICKETS: $35 per person in advance and $40 week of per route, or $60 in advance and $65 week of for combo package – Tickets available online

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) will welcome guests on a dining tour of Andersonville’s robust restaurant district during the annual Taste of Andersonville on Wednesday, August 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event has expanded this year to three routes in order to accommodate increased participation from area restaurants and businesses, as well as diversified menu offerings, with each route highlighting dinner, dessert, and drink options. Tickets are available online now for three curated routes, FORK, KNIFE, and SPOON, each featuring 12 small plate stops. Guests can also select THE WORKS ticket, allowing dining access to two routes of their choice.
 “Our signature dish is the Cochinita Pibil from the Yucatan region of Mexico,” says Chef Daniel Munoz of first-time event participant Octavio Cantina & Kitchen. “We marinate the pork overnight in a mixture of sweet, savory and earthy flavors. Then we wrap it in banana leaves and slow-roast it for 8 to 10 hours in our wood-burning oven until it’s super tender. The flavors are phenomenal.” Guests can expect to try the Cochinita Pibil on the SPOON Route.
This year’s event once again collaborates with the Andersonville Farmers Market to feature three vendors on the market’s footprint on Berwyn between Clark and Ashland. Vendors include market newcomer Chiya Chai, Letizia's, and Pecking Order.
Additional eateries brand new to the event this year include: CESCAS Margarita Bar and Grill, Chutney Devis, FRÍO Gelato, Hutch American Kitchen + Bar, and Passerotto.
“We’re very excited to be participating in our first Taste of Andersonville this year,” says Chef/Owner of Passerotto Jennifer Kim “This neighborhood has been so supportive of us and we can’t wait to share our own unique version of Korean cuisine with more members of this wonderful community.” Passerotto plans to feature a savory menu item for the FORK route created from farm-fresh ingredients available that week. 

This year’s three featured routes and locations:
(menus forthcoming)


FORK ROUTE
Candyality | 5225 N. Clark
Chutney Devis @ Lakeshore Dental Studio | 5505 N Clark
Dollop Diner | 5060 N. Clark
Fat Chris's Pizza and Such | 1706 W. Foster
FRÍO Gelato | Opening soon at 5152 N Clark
Konak Pizza and Grill | 5150 N. Clark
Lady Gregory's | 5260 N. Clark
Passerotto | 5420 N. Clark
Pecking Order @ Farmers Market | 1500 W. Berwyn
Replay Andersonville | 5358 N. Clark
Simon's Tavern | 5210 N. Clark
TrueNorth Café | 5507 N. Clark

KNIFE ROUTE
Bar Roma | 5101 N. Clark
Big Jones and Katherine Anne ConfectionsThe Guesthouse Hotel | 4872 N. Clark
Chiya Chai @ Farmers Market | 1500 W. Berwyn
Defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery | 1477 W. Balmoral
Hutch American Kitchen + Bar | 1477 W. Winnemac
Kopi Cafe | 5317 N. Clark
KOVAL Distillery @ Andersonville Antiques | 5245 N. Clark
Reza's | 5255 N. Clark
Svea | 5236 N. Clark
Vincent Restaurant | 1475 W. Balmoral
The Wooden Spoon | 5047 N. Clark


SPOON ROUTE
Andies Restaurant | 5253 N. Clark
Appellation | 5212 N. Clark
CESCAS Margarita Bar and Grill | 5403 N. Clark
The Coffee Studio | 5628 N. Clark
Cowboys & Astronauts | 1478 W. Summerdale
Fireside Restaurant | 5739 N. Ravenswood
First Slice Pie Café | 5357 N. Ashland
George's Ice Cream & Sweets | 5306 N. Clark
Jerry's | 5419 N. Clark
Letizia's @ Farmers Market | 1500 W. Berwyn
Octavio Cantina and Kitchen | 5310 N. Clark
Ranalli's | 1512 W. Berwyn

All routes will feature vegetarian-friendly options. Routes, participating restaurants and menu items are subject to change.
Tickets to the Taste of Andersonville include admission, small plate samples at each location, and an opportunity to enter to win tickets to the Viking Challenge on Saturday, November 17 or an Andersonville swag bag.



Check-in for Taste of Andersonville will begin at 4PM on August 15 at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark). Tickets can be purchased online at andersonville.org until August 15 at NOON. If available, additional day-of tickets will be sold starting at 4PM at the Swedish American Museum. Proceeds support the ongoing programing of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.



The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; providing business support services and advocacy; and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development.

Photos Credits: 

Photo 1 - (Dinner) Passerotto will present a savory sample on the FORK route during the 2018 Taste of Andersonville event. Exact dish will be determined week of with farm fresh options.  Photo by Mistey Nguyen.

Photo 2 - (Dessert) Guests of the 2017 Taste of Andersonville enjoy Cherry Streusel Pie Bites at First Slice Pie Cafe, available this year on the SPOON route.  Photo courtesy of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

Photo 3 - (Drink) The Coffee Studio will make an Irish Coffee along with new savory egg bites on the SPOON route during the 2018 Taste of Andersonville. Photo courtesy of The Coffee Studio.

Photo 4 - (Dinner) Konak Pizza & Grill will offer Chicken Chops and Rice to guests on the FORK route during the 2018 Taste of Andersonville. Photo courtesy of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

Photo 5 - (Dinner) Lady Gregory's will present a savory sample on the FORK route during the 2018 Taste of Andersonvlile Event. Photo by Michael J. Newman.