Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for special someone?  Good news:  2017 Bite Nite tickets just went on sale! 

Now in its third year, Bite Nite is our version of your favorite “taste of” festival.  Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Bite Nite is a one-night foodie event featuring fifty local restaurants, caterers and specialty food shops.  For a single admission ticket price of $35 (four for $120), we invite you to enjoy small “bites” from all your favorite places – and some new spots as well.

Local chefs choose what to present so this year’s menu is still a surprise.  Last year, guests were feted with an incredible selection.  Crowd pleasers included wings, sliders, empanadas, corned beef and hand-crafted chocolate truffles while haggis and shrimp on jicama tempted the more adventurous.   Whatever your palate, you are guaranteed to find plenty to enjoy.  Wine, craft beer and specialty cocktails are available for sampling or purchase.

Bite Nite is one big cocktail party, with guests meandering from booth to booth snacking and chatting with friends and vendors.  Expect more walking than sitting.  While we sell out, the crowd is easy to navigate and there is plenty of great food.

Foodie Fest follows the week after Bite Nite.  Our “restaurant week” promotion runs from January 27 through February 4.  Participating local restaurants offer a three-item prix fixe menu.  Menus are priced at $10, $20 or $30 depending on the restaurant and depending on whether the special is lunch, snack or dinner.

Whether you join us for the Bite Nite party or just take advantage of Foodie Fest meal deals, we invite you to enjoy our community’s amazing restaurant and gourmet food scene.  Bon appetit!

Bite Nite will be held Friday, January 27 from 5:30 – 9:30 at the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park.  Parking available in Vantage Garage.  Purchase tickets online at www.foodiefest.net or the Chamber Office at 143 S. Oak Park Avenue.  Vendors, sponsors and media interested in participating please contact us at 708.613.0550 or info@oprfchamber.org

Foodie Fest runs from January 27 through February 4 at participating restaurants.  Check www.foodiefest.net for details and follow us on Facebook.

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Cathy Yen

Cathy Yen is the Executive Director of the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce.  She has lived in Oak Park for 21 years and done business locally, first as a retailer and then as a small business...