Visit 10 eateries to sample Boystown’s best dining experiences & 8 other venues to sample an array of craft brews, cider, sparkling wines, small batch spirits & even Malort!
Taste of Boystown: Restaurant Tour
(includes a $5 donation benefiting Lakeview Pantry)
Participating Eateries & Tasting Menu*
pretzel crusted tofu sliders + german sauerkraut & house mustard on kaiser rolls, potato flautas enchiladas + salsa verde, grilled pineapple pico de galloDrew’s on Halsted
crab cake balls + chipotle mayo, butternut squash ravioli, bacon wrapped dates + marcona sauceD.S. Tequila Company
bourbon chicken tacos + onion strings + jalapeno ranch & scallionsElevate Coffee
authentic greek spinach feta spanakopita
smoked chicken empanadas + black bean corn salsa + cheese mix & jalapenos
vegan apple pie cookies, applewood smoked turkey stack sticks, pumpkin pie protein smoothie
small frozen yogurt with any topping
Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club
tempura shrimp + sriracha mayo & sweet chili dipping sauce, chicken satay + thai peanut sauce
wood fired neopolitan pizza
r-rods fried queso blanco + wasakaka, mini r-burgers + bacon, lettuce, tomato, sunchoke pickle relish & cheddar mayo
grilled persian cucumbers + green goddess dressing, amish raised duck liver mousse + crushed roasted peanuts, pickled blueberries, fresh oregano, toasted baguette
brut dry & michigan harvest semi dry cidersMen’s Room Chicago | Metropolitan Brewing
dynamo copper lager, krankshaft kolsch, magnetron schwarzbierEgoist Underwear | Journeyman Distillery
last feather rye, featherbone bourbon, corsets whips and whiskey, ocg apple cider liqueurDouble Trip Press | Dryhop Brewers
shark meets hipster wheat ipa
CrossTown Fitness | CH Distillery
ch mule, vodka, london dry gin, bourbon & jeppson’s malört
Cram Fashion | Burke Beverage
pol clement brut & brut rose, bulgariana sauvignon blanc
*details subject to change
Buy tickets at http://buytickets.at/northalsted/296613
Wood’s Chef Gets Fresh!
Wood restaurant is one of 10 eateries participating in Taste of Boystown! An impressive and affordable dining experience, garnering six consecutive Michelin Bib Gourmand honors since opening in 2013.
New Executive Chef Ryan Brosseau aims to bring his passion and flair for preservation, pickling, whole-animal butchery, and locally grown produce to a refreshed and accessible menu…
The Haunted Halsted HALLOWEEK & PARADE is October 26-31. Six days of Hallowonderful events starting with the Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl, kids Halloween fun zone by Howard Brown Health, zombie brunch & bar crawl, trick or treat, and theme party events & Halloween ball. Details are on the way soon!
The 23rd Annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade & Awards After Party is Thursday October 31, 7:30pm with $4,000 in cash prizes! Get working on your costume. Watch from the Kids Viewing & Dance Party, upper level at FFC Boystown.
7 COSTUME CATEGORIES & PRIZES:
$500 – Scary
$500 – Drag
$500 – Group/Family (up to 9 people)
$500 – Creative
$500 – Cosplay (pop culture character)
$500 – Youth (<18, kids with guardian present)
$1,000 – Big Group 10+ / Organization / Business
Featuring The GoodBus & MC Circuit MOM hosted by Trannika Rex – Dixie Lynn Cartwright – tenderoni88 – Lucy Stoole. Contest Registration info coming soon!
Sponsored by GEICO – AIDS Healthcare Foundation – The Botanist Gin – Crystal Head Vodka – Screwball Whiskey – GoPride.com – Grab Magazine – BOI Magazine
Check out last year’s VIDEO recap for costume ideas!
The Legacy Project
After years promoting LGBTQ contributions to world history and culture, the Legacy Walk Rainbow Pylon Streetscape was officially designated the largest LGBTQ Historic Landmark on Earth. A few short weeks later, the LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum Bill (HB246), co-written by the Legacy Project, became Illinois law.
These two groundbreaking achievements have catapulted the Legacy Project – a small, volunteer-driven charity – into the pantheon of LGBTQ Historic achievements…IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!!
LANDMARK: The Legacy Project [un]Gala
October 10, 2019 | 5:30p – 8:30p
CHEZ EVENT SPACE
247 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL
OPEN BAR | HEAVY HORS D’OEUVRES
MUSIC | LGBTQ HISTORY
September 25 – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trivia Night. Questions on show plot, backstory, characters, actors, and more! $300 in total cash & prizes.
September 29 – Cell Block has pledged to raise $10,000 for Center on Halsted’s 2019 AIDS Run & Walk team. Join us for a night of fundraisin’, eatin’, and a Rays of Light, Madonna party. Y’all can win mighty fine prizes by playing our raffles, games, and trivia.
The proceeds from your donations at the door, entertainers’ tips, and raffles will all fill up our AIDS Run donation pot.