|Nothing says storefront Italian restaurant like an espresso machine and chalkboards!|
Something exciting about this year's event is it features two restaurants that as of this writing are not yet open. Marigold Restaurant was renowned in Uptown for serving delicious and inventive Indian fare, and they are set to relocate this fall to the former Ole Ole space at 5413 N. Clark. For the dinner crawl, they will be serving their famous Murg Makhni (Butter Chicken) at Urban Orchard. The second restaurant, which will be serving the addictive and delicious arancini (fried rice balls), is Johnny Brown Bag at 5306 N. Clark. By August 15 they will be open and able to serve out of their storefront just north of Balmoral.
I recently sat down with Johnny Brown Bag owner John Scalzo in his beautifully renovated space and got the scoop on the new causal Italian spot and why Andersonville reminds him of growing up in Italy. Read more after the jump!
|John and Jennifer Scalzo - two very friendly new business owners in Andersonville!|
Scalzo has wanted to be in Andersonville for a while because he loves the neighborhood. He loves the people and the families and the energy which reminds him of his childhood spent in Italy. La Dolce Vita indeed!
We hope you will join us next week for the Taste of Andersonville Dinner Crawl. You can find Marigold on the PEPPER Route, and Johnny Brown Bag on the SALT Route. Yum!
The Taste of Andersonville Dinner Crawl takes place on Wednesday, August 15 from 6:00-9:00 pm. For more information about the event and the different routes, and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/261401