| Apr 1, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Leo Valdes had a surprise for his three kids when he picked them up from school Wednesday afternoon.
A visit to the Creamery in Orland Hills was a chance to sit outside, enjoying their treats amid bright sunshine on an unusually warm day.
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Right after the Chicago city council voted this week to raise the citywide minimum wage, Dan Costello got on the phone.
Forget about putting a new restaurant in Portage Park, the president of the Home Run Inn restaurant group told his broker. Instead,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask).
| May 15, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Well, we knew Dominick's wasn't coming back. But plenty of other restaurants and food trucks are gearing up to participate in Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant Park.
City officials Wednesday announced the names of 66 participating food vendors, a mix...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Attention Lollapalooza-goers: The music festival has announced its local "Chow Town" food vendors for the Aug. 1-3 event in Grant Park.
Curated by chef and Lolla culinary director Graham Elliot, the restaurateurs are scheduled to include:
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Chicagoans got a little preview of this year’s Taste of Chicago (running July 10-14 in Grant Park) when the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events opened eight Taste booths and a cooking demonstration tent during the lunch...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:42 PM
For a festival in which food is not the primary focus, or even the secondary focus, Lollapalooza puts out a pretty good spread.
The Chow Towns, as they're called — lines of side-by-side booths clustered along Columbus Drive just north and just...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 5:57 AM
The City of Chicago today released the names of the 35 restaurants that will be participating in this year's Taste of Chicago, held July 10-14 in Grant Park.
There are a lot of familiar faces in the lineup, including Eli's Cheesecake (which has never...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Buoyed by near-perfect weather, Taste of Chicagoreturned to Grant Parkon Wednesday to a substantial lunchtime crowd that looked very much like opening-day Taste crowds from years past.
Concerns that this 32nd Taste of Chicago would be poorly attended,...