Besides Cubs vs. Sox, Chicagoans passionately debate two other controversies: who makes the best deep-dish pizza and who serves up the best Italian beef sandwiches. You'll get to try two of the most popular answers on this three-hour food and history walking tour of River North. You'll also get to know one of the city's most interesting neighborhoods through its cuisine -- from specialty food stores to ethnic eateries, from the well-known to the best-kept secrets. Plus, you'll visit celebrity chef Rick Bayless' restaurant, Xoco, sample some Spanish tapas and more. Between tastings, an expert guide from Sidewalk of Chicago provides an entertaining insider's view into the Windy City's culture, history and architecture, tying the sights and sounds to the tastes.
Tours are leisurely paced and suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.
Tour guide gratuity is not included in the ticket price.
Tasting locations include five of the following: The Doughnut Vault, Lou Malnati’s, Xoco, Café Iberico, Al’s Beef and Fabcakes Bakery. (Stops and menus are subject to change.)
Tours run rain or shine. This is a walking tour; please dress casually and wear comfortable shoes.
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