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The Culinary Tour of Devon Avenue is Back!

August 12, 2023 @ 9:30 am 2:00 pm

Our popular tour of the Devon Avenue International Marketplace, complete with lunch at an Indian Restaurant with Food Historian Colleen Sen is back. The July tour sold out quickly, so register now!

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Dr. Colleen Taylor Sen
Cover of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia

Join food historian Colleen Sen on an insider’s tour of Chicago’s International marketplace—Devon Avenue. Highlights include a visit to a new Afghan bakery, an Indian sweet shop, several multiethnic grocery stores, a sari shop, a jewelry store, and much more. Colleen will also point out interesting architectural features of the street, drawing on recent research done by the Art Deco Society of Chicago.  

The group will meet at 9:30 at the parking lot of Devon Bank (6455 N. Western Ave) where parking is available. Lunch will be at Hyderabadi Kitchen (6242 N. California Ave) at approximately 12.30. 

Pre-registration is mandatory ($40 for nonmembers, $35 for RPWRHS members) and includes lunch. Attendance is strictly limited to twenty people.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring large shopping bags.

Longtime RPWRHS member and West Ridge resident Dr. Colleen Taylor Sen was co-editor of the Chicago Food Encyclopedia and the author of eight books, including Food Culture in India; Curry: A Global History; Turmeric: The Wonder Spice; A Guide to Indian Restaurant Menus; and Feasts and Fasts: A History of Indian Food. Her books have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.