Imagine a pub crawl that centers on eating instead of drinking. That’s the main course for Dishcrawl, a digital start up founded in 2010 in San Francisco that schedules specialty food experiences. These nationwide foodie crawls are currently being served in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and even Connecticut’s Fairfield County region.
In Fairfield County, a Dishcrawl around South Norwalk is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Nicknamed “SoNo,” this section of the City of Norwalk has a happening dining and nightlife scene.
“The purpose of this communal gathering is to bring people together over food and to highlight the best restaurants in the area,” said Jesse Leeds-Grant, Dishcrawl’s Fairfield County ambassador. This evening of food and footsteps will be quite filling.
In setting up the itineraries for all of Dishcrawl Fairfield County, Leeds-Grant handles every task with preparations, from selecting the locations to initiating customized menus.
For each Dishcrawl, Leeds-Grant picks four restaurants to go to and dine in. “I try to choose restaurants that embrace the community and have a common love of the ‘foodie scene.’”
Leeds-Grant also is the guide for each crawl, leading guests from one establishment to the other.
Dishcrawl Fairfield County had its inaugural event in May, crawling along Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich. The Fairfield County happenings take place about once a month. Other Dishcrawls have jaunted through Old Greenwich, Stamford, and New Canaan.
Along with varying locations, each Dishcrawl involves different tastes. Once the participating restaurants are set, Leeds-Grant works with owners and chefs to create a specialty menu with unique flavors.
Tickets for the November 20 Fairfield County Dishcrawl in SoNo are priced at $45 each. Hurry; they go fast. They can be purchased at http://dishcrawl.com/sono/.