A Party Celebrating Local Dining is
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Friday, January 27 from 5:30 - 9:30pm
at the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park, IL
The best restaurants and caterers in the Oak Park, River Forest, Berwyn and Forest Park area will each offer gourmet food "bites".
You can even meet with restaurant owners and learn about their recipes while enjoying live music and entertainment.
Beer and wine are available for purchase.
Tickets are now on sale at: bitenite2017.eventbrite.com
$35 per ticket
4 tickets for $120
Are you a local restaurant, caterer, grocer, specialty food or wine vendor interested in showing off your culinary masterpieces at Bite Nite? Click here to register as a vendor. There is no cost to participate, other than time, product and a $25 gift certificate that we will use for door prizes. Questions? Call 708.613.0550.
Help out for 2-3 hours and attend the rest of Bite Nite after! Click here for open slots.
Bite Nite is the kick-off to Foodie Fest
In 2013, the OPRF Chamber of Commerce together with the Visit Oak Park tourism bureau, our primary retail district Downtown Oak Park and the Wednesday Journal / oakpark.com decided to hold a festival to let everyone know that this area is a dining destination!
In its third year now, our local "restaurant week" Foodie Fest will follow Bite Nite again in 2017. Restaurants feature prix fixe menus, each with three items or courses. Meals are priced at either $10, $20 or $30.
Are you in the food industry? Participate for free! You decide on the Bite Nite sample or Foodie Fest menu, and we will help you market!
Come to 2017 Bite Nite and sample food or beverages from:
- Maya del Sol
- PRP Wine International
- Barclay's American Grille
- Starship Restaurant & Catering
- Autre Monde Cafe
- Nando’s Peri Peri
- Garden of Flavor (cold-pressed juice)
- Seven Point & Cresco Labs
- Emilio’s Tapas Restaurants
- Careful Peach Boutique
- Serenitea Coffee & Tea House
- The Heritage
- Red Mango Cafe & Juice Bar
- Sugar Beet Schoolhouse (Food Literacy Programming from Seed to Plate
to Inspire a New Generation of Good Food Advocates)
- Felony Frank's
- River Forest Chocolates
- Cucina Paradiso
- Burger Moovment
- Poor Phil's
- Tee Tee's Sweets
- Betty Plum Handmade
- N'awlins Edibles
- The Forest Perk
- Olive & Well
- Jimmie's Gourmet Popcorn
- Kinslahger Brewing Company
- Amaro Cinpatrazzo
- Connolly's Public House
- Cafe Cubano Restaurant
- The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association
- Sugar Beet Food Co-op
- The Little Gem Cafe
- Robinson's Bar & Grill
- The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor
- Papaspiro's Restaurant
- Famous Liquors
- Francesca's Fiore
- Jimmy's Place
- Friendly Tap
- Cold Stone Creamery
- Capri Ristorante
- 12th Street Wings
- Oak Park Brewing & Hamburger Mary's Oak Park
- Skrine Chops
- Sergio's Place
- and more!
"Great event, looking forward to doing it again in 2017!"
- Christine Tully Aranza, Autre Monde Cafe
"Bite Nite 2015 was a great event for us because we were in front of a demographic who enjoys our product, fine wine! We were able to share a taste of our most popular wine and introduce guests to our company and home samplings, so they have the opportunity to explore more of our wines by booking their own private sampling down the road."
- Erin Meier, New Client Development Manager at PRP Wine International
"We feel very strongly that we've got a dining destination here in the Oak Park / River Forest / Forest Park area. The more we can get not just our locals but people outside the area to come and visit our restaurants, the better off we are. Of course, the [end of January, beginning of February] it's pretty slow in the restaurant business so this is an opportunity for the restaurants to highlight themselves without adding any additional cost."- Cathy Yen, Executive Director at the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce
Foodie Fest 2017 Specials:
RESTAURANT SPECIAL Autre Monde Cafe TBD Barclay's American Grille Cuban Picadillo, a delicious entrée of ground beef with Cuban spices and cubed potatoes and carrots. Cafe Cubano Restaurant TBD Citrine Fresh sourdough rye pretzel, aged farmhouse gouda cheese, landjaeger sausage served with housemade mustard and Kinslahger beer of choice. Connolly's Public House TBD Papaspiro's Restaurant Choose an Appetizer (Spanakopita Triangles OR Tiropita Triangles), Main Course (Pork Souvlaki Kebabs: Miniature sized marinated pork tenderloin in traditional herbs and spices with grilled vegetables, flame broiled; OR Chicken Souvlaki Kebabs: Miniature sized marinated chicken medallions in traditional herbs and spices with grilled vegetables, flame broiled.) and a Dessert (Baklava OR Galaktabouriko: A lemon custard topped with filo and honey.) Sugar Beet Food Co-Op Soup, sandwich and drink. Choose: Vegan BLT, House Made Egg Salad, Roast Pork Sandwich;
plus any soup; plus La Croix water, Blue Sky soda (regular) or cup of coffee
RESTAURANT SPECIAL Cucina Paradiso Irish Quesadilla (Corned Beef, Sauerkraut & Swiss in a grilled whole grain tortilla), Choice of Shepherd's Pie or Chicken Pot Pie, Bailey's Irish Cream Cheesecake. Emilio's Tapas Restaurants TBD Felony Franks TBD Kinslahger Brewing Company TBD
RESTAURANT SPECIAL Nando's Peri-Peri TBD N'awlins Edibles TBD Novo TBD Poor Phil's TBD The Heritage TBD Winberies TBD
Watch the promo video:
Thanks to our Partnering Media Sponsor, Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com