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Get Your Sweet On in Andersonville

By Caroline Clough in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 18, 2007 3:00PM

2007_september_chicagoist_dessertcrawl.jpg When we first began writing this post we considered giving it another title: "Get on your hands and knees and crawl". We decided against this title because the actual subject of the post wouldn't be immediately clear, and the event we speak of deserves perfect understanding. If you like sweets, the Andersonville neighborhood or the Swedish American Museum, then the Andersonville Dessert Crawl is right up your alley. For $20 (in advance) or $30 (at the museum door) you can join other like-minded people on a tour around Andersonville-area restaurants and bakeries. You may literally be crawling at the end; with twenty-six businesses participating, your belly may start dragging you down to all fours. Try treats from a diverse number of establishments including En.Thai.Ce, Fireside Restaurant, Sweet Occasions and, of course, Ann Sather's. Yes, folks, this Sunday, September 23, from 4-7, you can attempt to go to all participating restaurants/bakeries/cafes and get a tasting-sized portion of their most delectable sugar concoction. This is the second year of the crawl, and it benefits Andersonville Development Corporation, "a non-profit whose mission is to foster sustainable community and economic development in the Andersonville commercial district." Mmm, sustainable sweets. We know, we know, that's not what they mean. If you would like to order tickets in advance go here. If you're willing to spend an extra ten bucks, simply go to the Swedish American Museum and pick up your Dessert Crawl "passport." If you choose to wait until the day of the event we suggest you call them to make sure tickets are still available (773-728-7552). So go on, get your sweet on in Andersonville while the weather remains relatively warm and eating ice cream on the street still makes sense.