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Vietnamese Culinary Tour – All About Argyle

  • Oct 20, 2013 · 11:30 AM
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Have you ever considered traveling to another part of the world to explore and learn about another culture through food? If so, you’re in luck! Chicago has an eclectic Southeast Asian population and we're going to eat our way through the Argyle neighborhood where their culture is represented. In the 1970s, during the turmoil of the Vietnam War, immigrants from Southeast Asia began settling in Chicago. As a result, the Argyle neighborhood has emerged and today, they draw Thai, Vietnamese, and Cambodians to shop at the markets and get a taste of home.

In this 2-2 1/2 hour tour, we'll meet at the Argyle red line station before hitting the stops. Dabblers will get a delicious taste of the Argyle neighborhood and learn more about the Vietnamese culture through food. You’ll learn about essential pantry ingredients in Southeast Asian cooking, gain new appreciation of the Argyle community with the history of the neighborhood and how it has evolved through the years and of course, indulge in authentic Vietnamese eats.

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Be prepared for a delicious culinary ride where we'll learn and feast on Vietnamese dishes and take in the culture as represented in Chicago's Argyle neighborhood.

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  • Barbara T.

    This was a lot of fun and very informative. We went to six or seven different stores/restaurants in the neighborhood and got a real sense of the area. Joelen was a lot of fun to talk to and answered all of our questions - and there were a lot! We had a nice group so that we were all able to talk to one another. I tried food today that I had not tried before and it was a lot of fun. I then went back and explored some more, bringing fabulous food home to my family to try too. This was a really great experience.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • AlanB

    It's not hard to see why Joelen and her tours get such high ratings. She blends local knowledge with culinary expertise and tops it with a historical perspective. I had a blast; from sandwich shop to grocery to restaurant to the Argyle Mural, but I sometimes suffer from excessive exuberance.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi what specifically is included for $45?

    October 17, 2013

    • Joelen

      Included in the $45 fee is a 2 1/2 hour tour where we will be making 7 stops. Of the stops, 4 will include food and drink (snacks, appetizer, meal, drinks, desserts), 2 will include learning how to stock a southeast Asian pantry, and 1 will include an artistic understanding of community involvement.

      October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn, I'd love to go on the Argyle adventure, but I have other plans that day.

    BTW, weekend events are great for those of us who live in the burbs.

    September 13, 2013

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