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Women-led Edgewater Restaurants Band Together For International Women’s Day

Photo: Edgewater Chamber

The numbers are alarming as the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report paints a stark picture for gender parity. According to the findings, it will be another 200 years before we globally close the gap for women’s equality and equal pay.

However, women remain motivated to make change happen quicker. With International Women’s Day on March 8, Edgewater will celebrate with the International Dinner Crawl which will put a spotlight on local women-led restaurants offering cuisines from around the world.

The dinner crawl will serve up samples from nearly 40 business throughout the neighborhood from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. There will be two routes to choose from- a North Route with 12 stops and a South Route with 13 stops. The event is organized by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and participants can expect an array of different ethnic options.

The event will also focus on our community’s diverse immigrant population. According to census figures from the American Community Survey, immigrants make up 29% of Edgewater’s residents. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Apna Ghar, a local organization that provides holistic services and conducts advocacy across immigrant communities to end gender violence.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $35 each at http://bit.ly/2EdTiPR

For more information, visit www.edgewater.org

Participating Businesses:

North Route Locations Include:

Maddiebird Bakery1445 W. Devon Ave.

Uncommon Ground1401 W. Devon Ave.

Chi-Town Shakti – 1343 W. Devon Ave.

Summer Noodle & Rice – 1123 W. Granville Ave.

Kwai Fah – 1208 W. Granville Ave.

Chicago Mosaic School – 1101 W. Granville Ave.

AARTWERK 1141 W. Granville Ave.

Gallery 1070 – 1070 W. Granville Ave.

Ethiopian Diamond – 6120 N. Broadway

RAM Art Studio –  6054 N. Broadway 

Edge of Sweetness –  6034 N. Broadway

The Growling Rabbit – 5938 N. Broadway


South Route Locations Include:

Indie Cafe – 5951 N. Broadway

Independent Spirits –  5947 N Broadway

Veranda – 1100 W Thorndale Ave

State Farm – Margaret Hagerty – 1206 W Rosedale Ave

Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant – 5846 N Broadway

Mango Pickle – 5842 N Broadway 

Alice & Friends’ Vegan Kitchen – 5812 N Broadway

Tina’s Italian Ice  – 1050 W Bryn Mawr Ave

pHlour – 1138 W Bryn Mawr Ave

Salon Echo – 1134 W Bryn Mawr Ave

The Edge Theatre – 5451 N Broadway

Herb –  5424 N Broadway

La Fonda Latino Grill – 5350 N Broadway


Other Participants Include:

Apna Ghar – 4350 N Broadway St
 – 1106 W Thorndale Ave
Chicago DanzTheatre Ensemble
 – 1650 W Foster Ave
 – 1477 W Balmoral Ave
 – 5739 N Ravenswood Ave
First Slice
 – 5357 N Ashland Ave
Himmel’s Chicago – European Dining
 – 2251 W Lawrence Ave
KOVAL Distillery
 – 5121 N Ravenswood
My Chocolate Soul
 – 4442 N Broadway
Phoenix Bean Tofu
 – 5438 N Broadway
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
 –  5779 N Ridge Ave
RHINE HALL Distillery
 – 2010 W Fulton St
The Viola Project
 – 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave

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