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One of the things that makes Chicago Food Planet food tasting and cultural walking tours unique is the fantastic personalities that lead our groups every day. Let’s take a look at who’s next on our list…

Name: Colleen Farrell
TourBucktown/Wicker Park and Near North

Colleen has lots of cool sunglasses.

Chicago Food Planet: What’s your favorite stop on your tour? 

Colleen: I love going into Old Town Oil because people are always surprised at how much they love shooting vinegar and olive oil.

 

 CFP: What’s your first strong memory of food? 

Colleen: Eating crawfish bread at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, where I grew up. [We’d never heard of crawfish bread, either…here’s a recipe for it from Emeril Lagasse!]

 

CFP: What’s your favorite dish to cook?

Colleen: My mom’s recipe for Crawfish Monica is always a crowd pleaser. It’s delicious and actually really easy to make!

 

CFP: What’s your favorite part about living in Chicago?

Colleen: I love that there’s so much constantly going on. I’m a comedian, so I love live theater, comedy shows and variety shows of all types. There’s always some new, weird show concept or event out there to see that surprises me. I always recommend that out-of-town-visitors see a Second City comedy show, or one of my comedy shows — if I have one up at the time!

 

CFP: Tell us something random about yourself.

Colleen: I write rap songs about food, female body image and the roach perspective.

No, really — a LOT of cool sunglasses.

 

 

Chicago Food Planet offers a variety of awesome walking food tours in Chicago

Named after Chicago’s primary area code (312), you’ll explore food & culture from the bustling art-filled streets of Bucktown & Wicker Park.

Tour Length3 hours
Cost$54 Adult | $35 Youth
Tour Distance1.4 Miles
NeighborhoodsBucktown & Wicker Park

Savor Chinatown with a full immersion into the culinary & ethnic pageantry at five authentic, mouthwatering sit-down restaurants [Seasonal]

Tour Length3 hours
Cost$75 Adult | $90 Adult VIP | $40 Youth
Tour Distance1.3 Miles
NeighborhoodsChinatown
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