Published Monday, September 26, 2016

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.
That describes Downtown Appleton Inc.’s eighth annual Soup Walk, sponsored this year by IPS Testing. IPS Testing has increased its support of ADI’s events by becoming the official tasting sponsor of Downtown Appleton, sponsoring Death By Chocolate in February and Soup Walk in October each year.

On Saturday, October 15 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., each of 16 restaurants – including four along the riverfront – will offer samples of their special soup. Participants may vote for their favorite dish, hoping to earn a year’s bragging rights for the chef and a chance to win Downtown Appleton gift certificates for themselves.

The free downtown trolley will provide fun, easy transportation to all of the participating restaurants.

A limited number of tickets, priced at $20 each, go on sale October 1 online at, and beginning October 3 they may be purchased at the ADI office, 116 N. Appleton St. Or call ADI at (920) 954-9112 to reserve tickets.

Participating restaurants, locations and their featured soups include:

Antojitos Mexicanos
204 E. College Avenue
Chicken Tortilla Soup

125 E. College Avenue
Seasonal Fresh Surprise

Olde Town Tavern
107 W. College Ave

Bazil’s Pub
109 W. College Avenue
Steak with Pasta Soup

Appleton Street Sports Bar & Grill
124 N. Appleton Street
Chicken Gumbo

D2 Sports Pub
403 W. College Avenue
RumChata Soup

Cozzy Corner
111 N. Walnut Street
Southern Comfort Soup

Acoca Coffee
500 W. College Avenue
Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Basil Drizzle

McGuinness Irish Pub
201 S. Walnut Street
Irish Channel Potato Soup

733 W. College Avenue
Thai Peanut & Cabbage Soup

Sangria's Mexican Grill
215 S. Memorial Drive
Avocado Veloute with Chipotle Crème Fraiche & Bacon


Fratellos Waterfront Restaurant
501 W. Water Street
White Chicken Chili

Atlas Waterfront Café & Gathering Room
425 W. Water Street
Sensation Appleton Favorite (Gluten FREE & Vegan)

Stone Cellar Brewpub
1004 S. Olde Oneida Street
Vegan Verde Pozole made with
local organic ingredients

Pullmans at Trolley Square
619 S. Olde Oneida Street
Chicken Tortellini Soup

For more information, contact Anne Wiegman, Appleton Downtown Inc., by calling (920) 954-9112, or email

ADI is a non-profit advocacy source for the businesses and merchants of Downtown Appleton, presenting the weekly Downtown Appleton Indoor Winter Farm Market and a host of other events. For more information about ADI and/or a complete listing of upcoming Downtown happenings, visit ADI’s new website,, or check them out on Facebook at the Appleton Downtown or Downtown Appleton Food & Fun Fan Pages, or on Twitter @downtowncool and @dwtnappleton.

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