| 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,...
| 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 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...
| 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 4, 2013
Here's everything you need to know about Taste of Chicago, which returns to Grant Park Wednesday and runs through July 14.
1. The first Taste of Chicago was a one-day event that took place on July 4, 1980. It subsequently grew into a 10-day (and...
| 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,...