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Fat Cat Bar & Restaurant (registration)

4840 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

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The 2nd 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 Fat Cat Bar (4840 N. Broadway) and stroll from restaurant to restaurant, mostly along the Broadway and Wilson corridors, enjoying samples at various locations (see list of participating businesses below).



$35 AT THE DOOR (based on availability)

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Inspiration Corporation, an Uptown organization helping those who are homeless increase their self-sufficiency.


Caravan Restaurant

Demera Ethiopian

Emerald City Uptown

Everybody’s Coffee at First Ascent

Fat Cat Restaurant & Bar

Fiesta Mexicana Uptown

First Sip Cafe at Aardvark Insurance

Heritage Outpost

Immm Rice & Beyond

Kāl’ish Short Order Vegan

Klein's Bakery & Cafe at Uptown Underground

Longacre Pizza

My Chocolate Soul at Spoil Me Hair Salon & Spa

Provisions Uptown

Selam Ethiopian Kitchen

Sol's on Sheridan

Tesfa Ethiopian

The Jerk Stop

The Mukase Restaurant


After-party at Larry's at The Lawrence House! Starting at 8pm, bring your Taste of Uptown passport by to get 25% off drafts, cocktails and wines! Larry's is a cozy neighborhood drinking den located in the beautiful restored lobby of The Lawrence House (1020 W. Lawrence).

Check out what last year's attendees had to say!

"Great event!! Was great being able to try some things from places we might not otherwise try."

"I live close enough to Uptown that I should have visited some of these place before, but this event really allowed me to sample and see how great the food choices really are in Uptown...I really had no idea! And I will be going back. Do it again next year please."

"It was a great way to meet neighbors and sample local businesses. Everything was so tasty."


Why don't I see my favorite Uptown restaurant as a partipant?

This event is put on by Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown, a local nonprofit organization that supports local businesses and organizations. Participation is limited to members of the organization. We extended an invitation to all of our members to participate and invited other food businesses to join Business Partners if they were interested in participating in the Taste of Uptown, but not all businesses chose to participate. Additionally, we aim to make the route of this event to be easily walkable, therefore some businesses are “hosted” at other businesses. If you’d like your favorite restaurant to participate, please mention it to them or let us know.

Why don't I see more Argyle business represented?

Along with Uptown United, we spend two months every summer hosting the Argyle Night Market, a weekly event that draws over 40,000 people to the area and both highlights and promotes the many great restaurants along Argyle. Again, we did ask all of our member businesses on Argyle to participate, but not all chose to participate.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, but Provisions Uptown will possibly have a wine tasting station so please bring an ID for this stop.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

This event is accessible via the Lawrence and Wilson Red Line stations in addition to CTA bus routes #22, #36, #78, and #81. If driving, ParqEx is offering a special promotion for this event. Use the code "UPTOWN" to receive $25 in parking credits ($5 per transaction).

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Greg Carroll at greg@uptownbusinesspartners.com or at 773-878-1184.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will be checking people in by name.

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