When the weather turns cool, many of us start to get a taste for that age old comfort food-- - soup! So naturally in our opinion, a spirited walk on an autumn day could only be better if the route were dotted with places to sample signature soups prepared by local chefs eager to earn bragging rights for their kettles of goodness.
If you agree, you’ll want to buy your ticket now and join us on Saturday, October 21 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., when each of 22 restaurants, separated into two walks, will offer samples of their special soup. Participants are encouraged to vote for their favorite dish for a chance to win Downtown Appleton gift certificates for themselves.
“This event has sold out in just a few days every year and more venues expressed an interest in it,” explained Anne Wiegman, Marketing Director of Appleton Downtown Inc. “Having two walks this year allows for more participation by both the public and Downtown and Riverfront businesses.”
The free downtown trolley will provide fun, easy transportation to all the participating restaurants on the West End and Riverfront route. Three hundred and fifty tickets for each walk, priced at $20 each, are on sale online at appletondowntown.org, and at the ADI office located at 116 N. Appleton St.
Participating restaurants, locations and their featured soups include:
CENTRAL & EAST END WALK:
Antojitos Mexicanos at 204 E. College Ave. serving Chicken Tortilla Soup
Appleton Street Sports Bar & Grill at 124 N. Appleton St. serving Chicken & Rice Soup
Bazil's Pub at 109 W. College Ave. serving Tomato Bisque with Romano
Bagelicious at 101 E. College Ave. serving Chicken Goulash with Spaetzle
Brewed Awakenings at 107 E. College Ave. serving Ginger Turmeric Butternut Squash Soup (vegan)
Cena at 125 E. College Ave. serving Chef Surprise
City Café at 10 College Ave. serving Red Curry Noodle Soup
D2 Sports Pub at 403 W. College Ave. serving Red Velvet Dessert Soup
Lou's Brew Cafe at 233 E. College Ave. serving Roasted Red Pepper Tomato with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Olde Town Tavern at 107 W. College Ave. serving Chili
Rookie's Bar & Grill at 325 N. Appleton St. serving Clam Chowder
WEST END & RIVERFRONT WALK
ACOCA Coffee at 500 W. College Ave. serving Thai Curry Soup
Appleton Beer Factory at 603 W. College Ave. serving Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Atlas Waterfront Café at 425 W. Water Street serving Fall Vegetable (vegan & gluten-free)
Emmett's Bar & Grill at 139 N. Richmond St. serving Potato Leek Soup
Green Gecko Grocer & Deli at 400 N. Richmond St. serving Cheesy Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic
Fratello's Waterfront Restaurant at 501 W. Water St. serving White Chicken Chili
McGuinness Irish Pub at 201 S. Walnut St. serving Irish Channel Potato Chowder
Pullmans at Trolley Square at 619 S. Olde Oneida St. serving Chicken Tortellini Soup
Sangria's Mexican Grill at 215 S. Memorial Drive serving Poblano Chicken & Corn Chowder
Spats Food & Spirits at 733 W. College Ave. serving Bloody Mary Inspired Tomato Soup
Stone Arch Brewpub at 1004 S. Olde Oneida St. serving Organic Cheesy Chicken Poblano & Sweet Corn
After reviewing that list, the hardest thing you’ll have to do that day is choose your favorite!