| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Legendary rock music partyer Robert Plant belted out "Black Dog" from the stage at Taste of Chicago this month, but his deal with the city indicates a backstage scene more in line with a restaurant's blue plate special than the rambunctious excesses of...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Miguel Harth-Bedoya served as both the able conductor and enlightening tour guide for Friday night's unusual Grant Park Music Festival concert at Millennium Park, a lively and colorful multimedia journey down the Inca Trail.
His engaging sampler of...
| 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...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:52 AM
A group of aldermen today called for hearings on whether Taste of Chicago should be restructured or even eliminated in the face of years of financial losses.
Ald. Robert Fioretti, a sponsor of the non-binding resolution, suggested Taste may have run...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
Visitors to Chicago are sure to enjoy our excellent food culture. To experience a little bit of that culture in your own kitchen, we've collected some of our favorite recipes. Enjoy!
Enchiladas El Popo
From El Popocatepetl tortilleria on 21st Street,...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:10 PM
We're having a party and everyone is invited! The Printers Row Lit Fest is next weekend, and I'll be jetting in (economy class style) for the festivities. Very exciting.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered...
| May 15, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Chicago mayors have been scaling back the Taste of Chicago and the hoopla surrounding it for years. That downsizing is playing well among white voters but proving unpopular among African-Americans and Latinos, according to a Tribune/WGN-TV poll.
| May 10, 2013
Though you probably already know, let’s review why you should come to Tuesday’s (free!) RedEye Rock ‘n’ Vote show 7:30 p.m. at House of Blues (17+):
--You chose these four local artists (UIC/Little Italy pop-rockers The Addies;...