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Hey guys and gals! Tomorrow night marks the 5th Annual Wicker Park Bucktown Fall Dinner Crawl! Main Squeeze and I are super stoked to be going for the first time this year, and for all of our fellow Chicago neighbors, come join the fun! It’s a great excuse to bust out your good spandex as you make your way from restaurant to restaurant, stuffing your face with all sorts of delicious goodies. There are still tickets left for the Knife and Spoon routes – listen to this amazing lineup of restaurants:

Knife Route:

The Pasta Bowl

Urbanbelly

Dove’s Luncheonette

Dimo’s Pizza

Feast Restaurant

Goddess & Grocer

Urban Icing

Coast Sushi Bar

Red Door

Club Lucky

Spoon Route:

5411 Empanadas

Smoke Daddy

Harvest Moon

Taus Authentic

Fatpour Tap Works

Takito Kitchen

The Fifty/50

Mr. Kite’s Chocolate Shop

 

Tickets are $35 and are available in limited quantities, and can be purchased here. In addition to all the awesome food you’ll get to try, if you’re a social media aficionado, get your Instagram on along your designated route and tag #BestBiteWPB for your chance to win a $150 gift card to the restaurant that served the best bite in the winning picture!

Looking forward to making new friends and gaining 5 pounds! (ps – if you’re wondering, we’ll be on the Knife route, and I’ll be posting Instagram updates along the way!)

 

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Umami Burger is all the rage in Wicker Park these days, just like hipsters used to be – I think they’re on the way out, yes? I’m not cool enough to know what exactly has replaced all the skinny jeans, beards and PBR, but I’m guessing Umami Burger is a contender for that list, judging on how much hype this place is getting. Yeah, maybe instead of hipsters, WP will now be full of clean shaven dudes drinking cider and eating burgers. #BurgerPark. Weird.

But, Umami Burger! I’d wanted to go a few weeks ago when my #BFF was in town from Nashville, but we opted for Little Goat Diner instead. I got a chance to revisit my wish this past Sunday, when my jet-setting roommate (for reals, she’s a flight attendant) and I took a stroll down the street after reading all the Umami Burger Yelp reviews, and deciding against Antique Taco and Pot Pan.

Umami Burger Chicago

We got there close to 8 p.m. on a Sunday night, and there was a 25-30 minute wait. Not a problem in this neighborhood, kids. Take your pick from all the bars up and down Milwaukee. We opted for one of my favorites standby’s, Nick’s Beer Garden, had a quick drink and were texted by the hostess that our table was ready within the advertised wait time. Read on »

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