taste of andersonville dinner crawl


August 10, 2016

Thank you for another successful Taste of Andersonville Dinner Crawl, Andersonville! Held in conjunction with the Andersonville Farmers Market, Taste of Andersonville will return next year. In the meantime, mark your calendars for Andersonville Dessert Crawl on October 30, 2016.

Almost 600 guests visited 21 local tasting destinations from 6-9PM. The crawl featured two routes, the SALT route and the PEPPER route. Guests were also given the option to purchase tickets to both routes for the WHOLE ENCHILADA package.

$1 from each ticket sale will be donated to Care for Real, Edgewater’s food pantry (see below for more information). The Taste of Andersonville is also proud to be a zero waste food crawl. In partnership with Onyx Distribution, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce provided free compostable serveware and utensils to participating businesses, as well as compost bins stationed throughout the neighborhood. Compost pickup is provided by Collective Resource and eco-Andersonville volunteers.

2016 Taste of Andersonville participating hosts:

SALT ROUTE (Vegetarian friendly)

$30 in advance, $35 week-of (if available)

Andies Restaurant – Sprouted organic falafel, smoked baba ganoush, my mom’s dolma
Elixir – Empanadas: beef with chihuahua cheese or chipotle spinach and kale with feta
Fireside Restaurant – Smoked Gouda mac ‘n cheese, BBQ pulled pork
JB’s Deli – Veggie strudel, Reuben strudel, pasta salad, cucumber salad
Jerry’s – Bruschetta: feta spread, chopped, smoked specially dressed tomatoes, and fresh basil
Kopi Café – Fresh black bean and corn salad with crispy tortilla chips
Ranalli’s of Andersonville – A selection of Ranalli’s signature thin-crust pizzas

Koval Distillery at Murray & White – Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin, or liqueurs.
TrueNorth -Kale Banana Smoothie and Cold Brew Coffee

First Slice Pie Café -Blueberry Peach Streusel Pie Bites
Rare Bird Preserves at Andersonville Farmers Market -Vanilla bean mini scones with seasonal preserves and clotted cream


$30 in advance, $35 week-of (if available)

Appellation – Summer Squash gnudi with green soffrito, smoked almonds and Podda (sheep and cow)
The Coffee Studio – Savory Smoked Salmon Flatbread
Goddess and Grocer – Chili Maple Bacon Broiche
Konak Pizza and Grill – Konak’s signature Chicken Chops & rice pilaf
Lady Gregory’s Irish Bar & Restaurant – Macaroni and Cheese
Pork Shoppe – Mini Pulled Pork Sliders & Shoppe Slaw
Vincent – Foie Gras & Fig Sandwich Bites
The Wooden Spoon – Wood-fired pizza made in our own backyard pizza oven

Koval Distillery at City Olive – Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin, or liqueurs

Candyality – Freshly Spun White Chocolate Cotton Candy
The Coffee Studio – Housemade Analog Espresso ice cream

Please see a map of the different routes below. SALT Route locations are in RED and PEPPER Route locations are in YELLOW:

SALES END ON AUGUST 10 AT 12:00 NOON! After that, if available, tickets can be purchased beginning at 4:00 pm at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark. Week-of individual tickets for $35, THE WHOLE ENCHILADA for $65.

Pick up your Taste passport the night of the event at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark.  Beat the rush – passports can be picked up beginning at 4:00 pm!

Routes, participating restaurants and menu items are subject to change!

More about Care for Real
Care for Real’s mission is to help our neighbors in the Edgewater community by providing food, clothing and counseling services to those in need. They do this through on-site food distribution, deliveries to the homebound, a free clothes closet and a case-management program to help clients connect with other services they may need. Based on their 2015 first quarter statistics, they are preparing to provide food to more than 71,000 – a 15% increase over 2014’s record numbers. For every $100 received, Care for Real is able to feed a family of four for an entire month! Learn more about Care for Real