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Tix for 2017 Andersonville Dessert Crawl On Sale Now!

Tix for 2017 Andersonville Dessert Crawl On Sale Now!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017, 2-5PM

Buy tickets for the 2017 Andersonville Dessert Crawl NOW!

Tix available online:

It’s trick-or-treating with a gourmet flair! More than twenty restaurants in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood will showcase their sweetest and most delicious wares during the annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl on Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 2-5PM. The Dessert Crawl will once again feature two routes showcasing over 20 of our local restaurants!

For the third year in a row, one dollar from each ticket sold will benefit Care for Real, Edgewater’s Community Food Pantry.

Appellation | 5212 N. Clark
Candyality | 5225 N. Clark (mini gummy bear cone)
Defloured:A Gluten Free Bakery | 1477 W. Balmoral (peanut butter “smoochie”)
Dollop Diner | 5060 N. Clark
Fat Chris’s Pizza | 1706 W. Foster (Apple Strudel with vanilla ice cream)
FirstSlice Pie Café | 5357 N. Ashland (Cherry Streusel Pie Bites)
Kanela Breakfast Club @ Andersonville Antiques | 5245 N. Clark (Loukoumades)
Kopi Café | 5317 N. Clark (Ruggelach)
KOVAL Distillery @ Milk Handmade | 5137 N. Clark (Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin, or liqueurs)
Replay Andersonville | 5358 N. Clark  (House Made Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding)
Svea @ Simon’s Tavern | 5210 N. Clark (Famous rice pudding with lingonberries)

Andie’s Restaurant | 5253 N. Clark (Homemade Pumpkin Cheese Cake w/ Caramelized Walnuts, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie)
Blu 57 | 5701 N. Clark
Fireside Restaurant | 5739 N. Ravenswood (assortment of dessert bites, bars + sweet treats)
George’s Ice Cream & Sweets | 5306 N. Clark (variety of ice cream)
Jerry’s | 5419 N. Clark (Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon-Caramel Sauce)
KOVAL Distillery @ Murray & White | 5416 N. Clark (Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin, or liqueurs)
My Private Chef, Inc. @ In Fine Spirits | 5418 N. Clark (Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse with Nutella Ganache)
m. Henry|5701 N. Clark (3 different type cakes: Mango Vanilla Cream, Guava Marzipan Cream & Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake)
Pork Shoppe | 5721 N. Clark (Classic Pecan Pie Bars)
Swedish American Museum | 5211 N. Clark Street (variety of local desserts)
TrueNorth Café | 5507 N. Clark (Kale Me Maybe Smoothie: kale, orange juice, coconut water, strawberry, banana, avocado)


Church of Atonement hosts 2017 ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS, Sunday, Oct. 15

Church of Atonement hosts 2017 ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS, Sun., Oct. 15



Sunday, October 15, 2017

12:15 PM north lawn of the Church




TEL:  773 271-2727

Please join us at our annual Blessing of the Animals, in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis.  It will be held on the north lawn of the Church of the Atonement at 12:15 PM following our 11:00 AM Mass.

After a short prayer from Fr. Daniel Dice, our Rector, our four footed friends and other pets will have the opportunity to be blessed by our clergy.  Everyone is invited to come and partake with or without your beloved pets. 

Light refreshments and finger foods will be served.  Don’t miss out on this annual highlight of our Fall Season.

The Church of Atonement  will also be accepting pet food donations to the Pet Pantry at Care for Real, our local food pantry.


A.C.T. Group Annual Shred Event and CFR Fundraiser, Sept. 23

A.C.T. Group hosts Annual Shred Event and CFR Fundraiser, Sept. 23

Ready to shred that box of papers in your closet? 

The A.C.T. Group, Ltd., 6228 N. Broadway,  is hosting its Annual Charity Shred Event September 23rd from 9 AM to 12 PM. They ask that each person bringing materials to shred also generously contribute by donating non-expired, non-perishable food items, cash or checks for donation to Care for Real! 

2017 Care for Real Annual School Drive

2017 Care for Real Annual School Drive 

Hard to believe but it’s time to begin preparing for the new school year! In late August, Care for Real hosts an Annual School Drive. Because of your financial donations in 2016, our organization helped to ensure more than 800 kids received a backpack chockfull of supplies to start the year off on the right foot.   But we can’t continue the program without your support. Please consider making a cash donation online at or host a School Supply Back Pack Drive on our behalf (large backpacks are needed most). You can also drop off backpacks at Care for Real starting today. Hours for donations are Monday-Friday from 9 am-3:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am-12:30 pm and are accepted in the back.




Taste of Andersonville to benefit Care for Real, Weds. August 9

Taste of Andersonville to benefit Care for Real, Weds, August 9

One of the best dining events of the year! Join us Wednesday, August 9, 6-9pm for the Annual Andersonville Dinner Crawl. And $1 from every ticket sold benefits Care for Real! 🍴

Enjoy a “Taste of Andersonville” on two curated dining routes, each featuring 11 small plate stops! Visit your favorites restaurants, find new spots to dine, shop, and meet neighbors and friends. 

Tix available at: (copy and paste in browser)

Choose from the GOLDEN FORK route or the SILVER SPOON route, both filled with great eats. Or purchase THE WORKS and take on BOTH routes and the whole neighborhood! 

Tickets for one route are $30 in advance and $35 week-of-event, if available; for THE WORKS, tickets are $55 in advance and $65 week-of-event, if available. 

Ticket passports can be picked up starting at 4PM from the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark on August 9.

GOLDEN FORK (Vegetarian friendly)
MENU (subject to change)

Bar Roma Chicago (Meatball)
Candyality (Candy kebob)
Dollop Diner (Donut Bites & potatoes)
Jerry’s – Andersonville (Fried Green Tomato & Pimento Cheese Bruschetta)
Kopi A Travelers Cafe (black bean & corn salad)
KOVAL Distillery @ Milk Handmade (Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin)
Lady Gregory’s – Andersonville (Macaroni & Cheese)
Ranalli’s of Andersonville – Chicago (an assortment of thin crust pizzas)
TrueNorth (Kale Banana smoothie)
The Wooden Spoon (Pit smoked beef sandwich w/ horseradish aioli and vidalia onion)
Additional vendor TBA

MENU (subject to change)

Andies Restaurant (Organic falafels, Baba Ganoush, Spinach & Feta pie) 
Appellation Wine Bar & Restaurant (Braised prosciutto Flatbread & vegetarian option available)
The Coffee Studio COMING SOON!
Fireside Chicago (Gouda Mac & Cheese w/peas & mushrooms & Cajun meatloaf)
First Slice Pie Cafe (Cherry Streusel pie bites)
Konak Pizza & Grill (Chicken chops w/ bulgar rice)
KOVAL Distillery City Olive (Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin)
Long Table Pancakes @ Andersonville Farmers Market (silver dollar pancake shish-kebabs)
Pork Shoppe (Chicken & Pickle skewers, Corn fritter)
Replay Beer & Bourbon-Andersonville (Kale empanadas, beef empanadas, and pork belly)
Vincent Restaurant (French Toast Bites)

Chicago Spirit Brigade selects CFR as Edgefest beneficiary, August 5 & 6

Chicago Spirit Brigade selects CFR as Edgefest beneficiary, August 5 & 6

Come see the Chicago Spirit Brigade at EdgeFest! These fantastic supporters of Care for Real will have four performances with two on Saturday, August 5th, and two on Sunday, August 6th!

That’s right, FOUR chances to see your favorite CSB Stars!! Be sure to spot the red buckets to make your charitable donation! 125% of what CSB raises at these 4 performances will go to Care for Real! And we’ve found a matching donor to help extend the $$ raised at the events.

Location:  on Broadway from Thorndale to Ardmore

Saturday, August 5th

1:30p – North Stage
3:30p – South Stage

Sunday, August 6th

3:00 – South Stage
4:30 – North Stage