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We've found the sweet spot, and it's in Andersonville

September 19, 2012|By Zara Husaini @zarhus | RedEye

Here’s a multiple choice question that has no wrong answer: cupcake, ice cream or lollipop?

The seventh annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl is Sunday, and this year attendees have a choice of three routes--that’s where the choice of cupcake, ice cream or lollipop comes in to play.  

While the route names don’t describe the actual dishes offered, (the last time we checked, cocktail tastings don’t fall under any of those categories, but each route includes one, courtesy of Koval Distillery) they all serve up sweet, tasty treats. 

The crawl runs from 2 to 5 pm and gives guests the chance to sample specialty desserts from Andersonville eateries.  

Ann Sather is something of a household name in Chicago, and the restaurant’s cinnamon rolls are arguably the most iconic sweet on the dessert crawl menu.

"That’s what we’re known for,” said Clara Smith, manager of the Andersonville location. 

According to Smith, Ann Sather has been participating in the crawl for several years, and she calls the event wonderful.

"The deal is great," she said. "Hopefully it’s a beautiful day to walk around."

Guests won’t just see tried-and-true favorites at the event. There also will be opportunities to try daring new treats.

Ginna Haravon, owner and confectioner of Salted Caramel, said that she’s excited to be participating in the event for the first time this year.

“We’re doing a lot in Andersonville, we just opened a store there (in early April.)  It’s a great neighborhood,” Haravon said.  Salted Caramel will be offering its bacon bourbon caramel corn, which Haravon said is “probably the most popular” item they sell. 

For a full list of vendors and items available check http://www.andersonville.org/andersonville-dessert-crawl.

Tickets for one route can be purchased for $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event.

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