WHAT: Calling all foodies! Chicagoans “in the know” will head to Albany Park on Wednesday, June 20th to attend Flavors of Albany Park and walk from restaurant to restaurant, sample to sample, to explore a world of flavors from 6 PM to 9 PM.
In support of local businesses and the communities they serve, the Albany Park Chamber of Commerce invites all foodies to Flavors of Albany Park, the restaurant crawl that welcomes diners to experience a world of culinary delights. More than two dozen businesses will serve sample-size portions of a signature menu item. With two different food routes, attendees choose one corridor to explore along Kedzie, Lawrence, and/or Montrose Avenues.
After checking in as early as 5:00 PM at the registration point, Golden Crust Pizza & Tap at 4620 N. Kedzie Ave, enthusiastic guests will depart on their tasting tour of local restaurants to enjoy eclectic ethnic samples that include Ecuadorian, Persian, Brazilian, Puerto Rican, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Columbian, Italian, Thai, and American cuisines.
Attendees will also enjoy a variety of entertainment throughout the evening, including live music and performances by the American Indian Center and Dovetail Dance Studio. There will be an event after-party at 9pm at Surge Coffee Bar + Billiards for attendees to continue the fun over billiards, cash bar, and a DJ.
Advance ticket pricing: $30 adults, $15 kids (12 and under), $20 seniors (60+), and $20 students (with valid ID). All tickets purchased day-of the event, at registration, are an additional $5 per ticket. Purchase tickets online at flavors18.eventbrite.com.
Meeting Tomorrow is the Presenting Sponsor for Flavors of Albany Park 2018.
WHERE: Participating restaurants and businesses in Albany Park, see list below.
Registration is at Golden Crust Pizza & Tap, 4620 N. Kedzie, Chicago IL 60625, where attendees will pick up the event “passport” specific to the food route they chose.
Public transportation: CTA Brown Line Kedzie Station, CTA Bus Routes #81, #78, #82, #80, #92.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 20th from 6 PM to 9 PM
FOOD: For a complete list of participating restaurants and to purchase tickets, visit flavors18.eventbrite.com. Tickets sales are open.
WHY: To promote the Albany Park business district and restaurants by attracting residents, neighbors and all of Chicagoland to visit “the World’s Gateway to Chicago.” Event proceeds support North River Commission, a 56-year-old nonprofit serving communities on the northwest side to improve the quality of life. Call the Albany Park Chamber of Commerce at 312.860.7884 or visit http://www.albanyparkchamber.org for more info.
WHO: Flavors of Albany Park, participating restaurants over two possible routes:
The Albany Park Chamber of Commerce supports, advocates for and promotes businesses in the Albany Park, Irving Park, Mayfair, and North Park business districts. The Chamber provides resources that strengthen area businesses. It attracts new businesses and investment to the community. It beautifies the commercial districts to further stimulate development and to enhance culture, dining, shopping and entertainment on Chicago's northwest side.
North River Commission is the nonprofit community and economic development corporation for the northwest side of Chicago, from the Chicago River to Cicero and Addison to Devon. Founded in 1962 by concerned residents and neighborhood institutions, NRC unites over 100 civic associations, businesses, schools, institutions and places of worship to improve the quality of life in our community by creating affordable housing, quality education, arts & cultural endeavors, open spaces, and thriving neighborhood businesses. North River Commission operates the Albany Park Chamber of Commerce as part of its economic development strategy.