3rd Annual Taste of Uptown: September 20th, 6-9 pm

2018 Taste of Uptown Route:


Meet some of the participating Uptown restaurants:

3 Squares Diner

3sd_green_logoAbout: Chef-owner Ian Voakes will be serving a mix of American comfort food while experimenting with new variations on timeless diner classics.
Contact: 1020 W Lawrence | 773-293-6158 | Website

Emerald City Coffee

uu-ecityAbout: Around for more than 20 years, Emerald City has recently opened its second location in Uptown. Plans call for the coffee shop to be a community hub, a place where people get their morning cuppa joe and feel comfortable hanging out after work.
Contact: 1224 W Wilson | 312-259-2676 | Website

Everybody’s Coffee

uu-ecAbout: Since 2013, Everybody’s Coffee has focused on serving high quality coffee and baked goods in a friendly, community driven atmosphere. With every cup, Everybody’s Coffee celebrates the richness of diversity in this multicultural neighborhood.
Contact: 935 N Wilson| 423-883-6139 | Website

First Sip Cafe

screen-shot-2017-09-23-at-2-55-00-pmAbout: Sample a variety of crafted teas such as lavender and rosemary infused flavors from this business located on Argyle but popping up on Wilson just for the Taste of Uptown!
Contact: 1057 W Argyle | Website

Immm Rice & Beyond

About: Stop by this Thai Restaurant which specializes in Kao Rad Gaeng (curry over rice) and Thai Street Food. Immm means yumm in English!

Contact: 4949 N Broadway | 773-293-7378| Website


Kal'ishAbout: Run by a husband and wife team, this spot is popular for its’ made-from-scratch meat-like protein replacements and a delicious brunch – plus tasty meat-free burgers!
Contact: 1313 N Wilson| Website


screen-shot-2017-09-23-at-3-02-26-pmAbout: The newest addition to Wilson Ave’s bustling foodie scene is serving brunch, supper, and Detroit Style Pizzas! Sample their pies made with dough from scratch and a proprietary blend of Wisconsin Brick & White Cheddar and 4 types of sauces – in a newly-renovated space.
Contact: 1309 N Wilson| Website

Tesfa Ethiopian

tesfaAbout: Founded by Uptown residents, this Uptown restaurant has been open just six months, but is already winning fans for its modern interpretation of classic Ethiopian dishes and insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients. Their large menu also includes many breakfast and vegetarian dishes.
Contact: 4829 N Broadway | 312-662-2141| Website

A Culinary Celebration of Chicago’s Uptown

The 3rd Annual Taste of Uptown is an event that celebrates Uptown’s amazing cultural and culinary diversity. This restaurant crawl will feature small bites and samplings from Uptown eateries.  Participants will receive a passport at check-in at the Chicago Market, located in the historic and recently renovated Gerber Building (4620 N. Broadway), and stroll from restaurant to restaurant along the Broadway, Wilson, and Lawrence corridors enjoying samples at various locations.


Participating businesses:
Tesfa Ethiopian
Fat Cat
3 Squares Diner
My Chocolate Soul
Demera Ethiopian
Caravan Restaurant
Emerald City Coffee
Everybody’s Coffee
Provisions Uptown
First Sip Café
Heritage Outpost
Immm Rice & Beyond
Selam Ethiopian Kitchen
Fiesta Mexicana Uptown
Inspiration Cafe

And don’t miss the after-party at Larry’s at the Lawrence House!

Benefitting Inspiration Corporation, an Uptown organization helping those who are homeless increase their self-sufficiency.