Iconic Foods of Chicago Food Tour
Devour all five of the iconic “Chicago-style” dishes from the eateries that perfected them on our most popular downtown tour.Get Tickets
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
Tour: Bucktown/Wicker Park and Near North
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.
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