Wednesday, April 17, 2019

$5 Friday Tour: Lock Up Your Phone and Join Chicago Foodways Tours For A 12-Tasting Tour of Argyle and Andersonville

Update: A second tour has been added that leaves North Face at 11:30am.

Turn on Explore Mode: Saigon-to-Stockholm

On Friday, April 19th, the North Face is teaming up with Chicago Foodways Tours for an urban culinary expedition. Explore the cultures and global flavors of the Uptown and Andersonville neighborhoods.
  • Discover the Asia on Argyle neighborhood and taste the best Vietnamese food in the city
  • Learn to toast like a Viking in a haunted former speakeasy
  • Make your taste buds dance during a guided Middle Eastern spice tasting
  • Stumble on a forgotten silent film study where Hollywood’s biggest star made his name
  • Travel through time to as you learn the stories of Chicago’s many waves of immigration
  • Feed your belly and your soul with 12 generous food tastings, plus coffee and spirits
  • Lock your phone away and connect in real life to the world, each other and yourself

Event Details:
  • Complimentary motorcoach transportation is provided from The North Face, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, with return transportation
  • Meet at The North Face at 10:30 to attend the first tour, at 11:30 to attend the second tour.
  • Food tour is 3 hours long
  • Total walking on the tour is 1.25 miles
  • 12 generous food and drink tastings provided from 6 restaurants
  • Enjoy the tastes of Vietnamese, Middle Eastern and Swedish cuisines
    Learn about the history of these diverse neighborhoods
  • Menu includes shrimp, pork, and dairy unless Vegetarian is specified
  • EventBrite ticket is required

The North Face is covering most of your ticket fee in exchange for an agreement to lock up your phone in a Yondr case to help you unplug and explore the city.  Cameras will be provided to document the experience

Buy your tickets here. Vegetarian options are available. Tickets are going fast!


  1. Thanks, Uptown Update! Please note, we added a 2nd run, departing The North Face at 11:30am to accommodate additional guests.

  2. What if I live down the street from Argyle and want to attend but don't want to double-back by having to go downtown in order to come right back?

  3. Great question, Mike! Since North Face is picking up the tab, we hope you could pay them a visit first. Thanks!