• Thanks For A Great Bite Nite!
    • Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, 2021 Bite Nite has been canceled.

    • Taking into account that times continue to be uncertain as we struggle to find a new normal during Covid-times, and our priority of ensuring the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, vendors, and community, it is with great sadness we have made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person 2021 Bite Nite event.

      We are confident that it will be rescheduled for our usual month of January in 2022!


  • Bite Nite 2020 Film Credit: John Griffin @ GriffinStebbing.com
  • 2020 Bite Nite Film Thank YOU to:







    Why Bite Nite is the best, in their own words...

  • Bite Nite 2020 Press Bite Nite 2020 Press


  • Paul McKenna, Bite Nite Co-Chair + Owner of Starship Restaurant & Catering says:

    “As a long time business owner, I have realized the great potential the chambers of Forest Park and Oak Park-River Forest offer to small businesses by providing great opportunities like Bite Nite to work together to drive patrons to our businesses and communities.”

  • Lincoln Property Company, owner of Eleven33 + Oak Park Place Apartments, and Diamond sponsor says: 

    "We are excited to sponsor Bite Nite for the second year in a row. This event is so loved by not only us, but the entire Oak Park community. The food and atmosphere of the event are a great way to start the new year. We’re honored to be a part of such a close-knit community and have such a strong relationship with the Chamber."


    Christine Barnard, Bite Nite Co-Chair + Chief Advisor of What Now Advisors says:

    Bite Nite has become a mid-winter celebratory tradition for Oak Park and its surrounding communities. In addition to restaurants, the event includes a number of industry vendors and sponsors.

  • Bite Nite 2020 Photo Highlights! Bite Nite 2020 Photo Highlights!


    Bite Nite in the Answer Book!



  • THANK YOU To Our 2020 Bite Nite Event Committee THANK YOU To Our 2020 Bite Nite Event Committee

    Interested in joining our 2021 Bite Nite planning committee? You must be a Chamber member, sign-up HERE.

    Paul McKenna - Co-Chair & Owner of Starship Restaurant & Catering

    Christine Barnard - Co-Chair & Owner at What Now Advisors

    Tia Ascencio - Friendly Music Community

    Mickey Agney - Massage Therapist at Kneaded Work

    Marianne Birko - Executive Director at WSSRA

    Marty Bracco - Senior Product Advisor at Heartland Payment Systems

    Amanda Daly - Owner at The Daly Bagel

    Kim Goldschmidt - Financial Advisor at AXA Advisors

    Susie Goldschmidt - Market President, Retail Banking at Byline Bank

    Andy Kaczkowski - Financial Representative at Hoopis Group

    Michael Karnick - Business Performance Advisor at Insperity

    Mike Lavery - Owner at Excel Window Tinting

    Lori Malinski - Fundraising Professional

    Abby Resek - Operations Manager at RC Training & Fitness

    Eleonore Weber - Managing Partner + Broker at Your Life Security, LLC

    Sam Yousif - Director at Mindful Health OPRF


  • What Did They Serve In 2020? What Did They Serve In 2020?

    View 2020 Bite Nite Program HERE

  • Thank YOU To 2020 Vendors! Thank YOU To 2020 Vendors!

    Amerikas Restaurant

    Angelic Bakehouse

    Barclay's American Grille

    bettyplum handmade confections

    Blackout Baking Co.

    Carnivore Inc

    Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

    Counter Coffee

    Courageous Bakery & Cafe

    Crystal's Creations

    Edible Arrangements


    Firehouse Subs Stone Park

    Friendly Music Community

    Good Earth Greenhouse

    Happy Apple Pie Shop

    Imperfect Foods

    Jimmy's Place


    Khyber Pass

    Kinslahger Brewing Company

    La Parrillita

    Mora Asian Kitchen

    N'awlins Edibles Traveling Personal Chef & Catering Services

    Nando's Peri-Peri

    New Star

    Oak Park Banquets

    Olive & Well

    One Lake Brewing


    Pig & Fire

    Poke Burrito Oak Park

    Polar Seltzer

    Poor Phil's


    PRP Wine International

    Quincy Street Distillery

    Recipe Revolution

    Robinson's No.1 Ribs

    Schweet Original  Homemade Chicago Cheesecake

    Scratch On Lake

    Serendib Kitchen

    Silverland Bakery

    Small Batch Barbecue

    Starship Restaurant & Catering

    Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

    The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor

    The Daly Bagel

    Todd & Holland Tea Merchants

    Twisted Cookie

    Wild Onion Tied House