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Clark Street Hosting Food and Drink Crawl

By Paul Biasco | May 16, 2014 6:40am
 Macarons at La Fournette, which is participating in the Cravings on Clark event.
Macarons at La Fournette, which is participating in the Cravings on Clark event.
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LINCOLN PARK — Restaurants and bars along Clark Street are teaming up for a food crawl on Tuesday.

Twenty businesses are participating in the first "Cravings on Clark" culinary tour of the street, each offering a sample. The event is being held on Clark Street between Armitage and Diversey and on Diversey Parkway between Orchard and Lakeview.

Tickets for the event are $30 in advance, with $5 from each sale benefiting Lakeview Pantry. Ticket buyers will get a "passport" to wander the street.

"Clark Street should be discussed as one of the great food streets in Chicago," said Padraic Swanton, director of communications and marketing for the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce.

Paul Biasco chats about the "Cravings on Clark" tour:

Each participating business is offering a tasting size sample, and some include a beer pairing.

Highlights of the event include French macarons from La Fournette, orange rosemary French toast from Orange, beer short rid rillette from The Peasantry, farmer's market pizza from Standard Market Grill and mini pastrami and corned beef sandwiches from Eleven City Diner.

About half of the participating businesses have been long-time staples in the neighborhood while the other half are new to Clark Street over the past year or two.

The check-in and home base of the event is located at 2342 N. Clark Street.

Tickets to the event and a full list of participating businesses can be found at www.visitclarkstreet.com.

"The overall goal is to highlight Clark Street in Lincoln park," Swanton said. "It really has a wide range and diverse lineup of restaurants ranging from tea shops and frozen yogurt all the way up to high end gourmet types."