CHICAGO ( October 5, 2017 ): The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) will host the culminating Andersonville Dessert Crawl on the weekend proceeding Halloween, Sunday, October 29 from 2-5PM. Tickets are available for crawlers of all ages online now for two curated routes, GUMDROP MOUNTAINS or PEPPERMINT FOREST, each featuring 11 sweet stops.
"While this year's event marks the end to the original Dessert Crawl, we plan to combine it with Dinner Crawl in 2018 to provide a full-flavored 'Taste of Andersonville' experience for our guests," said Laura Austin, Community and Events Manager with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. "Stay tuned for more!"
This year's crawl will feature newcomers Fat Chris's Pizza & Such and Blu 57. Both establishments celebrated grand openings last month and will make exciting additions to both crawl routes. Selling to capacity in past years at 600 attendees, the event will also serve as a fundraiser for Edgewater's Care for Real, with $1 from each ticket sale going to support the neighborhood food pantry.
This year's featured locations and menus include:
GUMDROP MOUNTAINS ROUTE*
Candyality ( Gummi Bear Cone )
Defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery ( peanut butter "smoochie" )
Fat Chris's Pizza & Such ( apple strudel w/ vanilla ice cream )
First Slice Pie Café ( Cherry Streusel Pie Bites )
Kanela Breakfast Club @ Andersonville Antiques ( Loukoumades )
Kopi Café ( Ruggelach )
KOVAL Distillery @ Milk Handmade ( Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin, or liqueurs )
Replay Andersonville ( House Made Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding )
Svea @ Simon's Tavern ( Famous rice pudding with lingonberries )
PEPPERMINT FOREST ROUTE*
Fireside Restaurant ( assortment of dessert bites, bars + sweet treats )
George's Ice Cream & Sweets ( variety of ice cream )
Jerry's ( Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon-Caramel Sauce )
KOVAL Distillery @ Murray & White ( Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin, or liqueurs )
My Private Chef, Inc. @ In Fine Spirits ( Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse with Nutella Ganache )
m. Henry ( 3 different type cakes: Mango Vanilla Cream, Guava Marzipan Cream & Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake )
Pork Shoppe ( Classic Pecan Pie Bars )
Swedish American Museum ( variety of local desserts )
*Both routes feature vegetarian-friendly options. Routes, participating restaurants and menu items are subject to change.
Tickets to the Andersonville Dessert Crawl include admission and small plate samples at each location.
Check-in for the Desset Crawl will begin at 1PM on October 29 at the Swedish American Museum ( 5211 N. Clark ). Tickets can be purchased online at andersonville.org until October 29 at NOON. If available, additional day-of tickets will be sold starting at 1PM 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.