The "chicken" portabello sandwich at Rogers Park's Lake Side Cafe. (via Flickr)
It's often been said that Rogers Park is the most diverse neighborhood in Chicago. Nowhere is this more evident than its wide array of restaurants; walk down Clark Street and you'll find everything from a Caribbean bakery to a Middle Eastern cafe within a few blocks.
The Rogers Park Dinner Crawl: A World of Taste, sponsored by 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore (he of the infamous foie-gras ban) and DevCorp North, aims to showcase the 'hood's many ethnic offerings. The event takes place this Sunday from 4-8 p.m., with samples available from the following participating restaurants:
Carribbean American Bakery
Lake Side Cafe
Las Islas Marias
Taste Food & Wine
Tickets cost $25 in advance, or $30 at the door (the DevCorp North offices at 1557 W. Howard). Apparently it's already half sold-out, so get on it! Each participant will receive a "passport" to get stamped at each location, as well as a map. There will be free shuttle service with four stops along the route.