Toast of Uptown-Buena Park Wine Walk

The first-ever Toast of Uptown-Buena Park Wine Walk was a great success on Sun., April 22 with nearly 250 people attending. After checking in attendees strolled up and down Broadway to visiti 16 businesses that provided food and wine and information about the business.

Buena Park Neighbors partnered with Uptown United Business Partners to present this event that will hopefully be an annual spring event for the neighborhood.

Businesses that participated were:

My Chocolate Soul
Jake’s Pup in the Ruf
The Satellite Cafe
Irpino Real Estate
The Bar on Buena
All Strength Training
State Farm Insurance
Lakeside Food, Wine and Spirits
Tolotzin Mexican Restaurant
Mystic Visions Spiritual Gallery
The Reservoir
North Buena Deli and Wine
Klein’s Bakery and Café
GNS Foods
Royal Flesh Tattoo and Piercing

All of these businesses did a great job promoting their business and their neighborhood. Thanks to all, and we encourage you to use their services when you can. They are good neighbors.

Click here for photos.


Author: bikeuptown46

I am currently the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 33,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I publsih a magazine, a couple of email newsletters and two websites. I also do videos, webinars, advertisng and public relations. As an avid cyclist I ride a three-wheeled trike 5 to 6 days per week 52 weeks per year which adds up to between 5,000 and 6,000 miles year-round, including daily commutes along Chicago's lakefront ... polar vortexes included. I have never missed a day of work because of Chicago's weather. I am an activist who serves humanitarian and political causes: To advocate for the Sudanese in Illinois who have fled Southern Sudan and Darfur is one of my most rewarding experiences. I work with my son Sean on Sudan presentations at churches and community groups with my Sudanese friends on the problems facing them in Darfur, South Sudan and the United States. My son Sean and I work together on the Abolition Institute which seeks to end slavery in the west African nation of Mauritania. My photography chronicles Chicago's lakefront through my daily rides. My photo website is I just self-published my first photo-book on the history of my Chicago neighborhood: Sweet Home Buena Park. I live about one-half mile north of Wrigley Field in the Buena Park neighborhood.

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