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Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago
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  • Taste of Chicago concert, gourmet tickets feature fees

    Taste of Chicago concert, gourmet tickets feature fees
    Tickets are on sale for concert seating and fancy meals at this summer's Taste of Chicago, and as in years past Mayor Rahm Emanuel's move to make some money for the city on Chicago's long-free midsummer extravaganza also will benefit a private ticket...
  • Taste of Chicago hoping Sunday provides rebound from Saturday rainout

    Taste of Chicago hoping Sunday provides rebound from Saturday rainout
    The sun shone bright and hot over Taste of Chicago on its final day Sunday as vendors hoped to rebound from a rare closure of the festival earlier in the weekend. There were few signs of the puddles and stagnant water that had forced the festival to...
  • Musical Taste sated in Grant Park

    Musical Taste sated in Grant Park
    Oh, come on, you remember Taste of Chicago in its heyday: masses of humanity jammed together, sweat-soaked torsos glistening with corn on the cob butter and turkey leg fat. Yeah, there were tunes, but who really went to Taste for the music? Today, Taste...
  • Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show

    Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show
    Navy Pier filled to capacity more than two hours before the scheduled start of fireworks there, officials said. Anyone who's already on the pier can stay to view the fireworks, but if they leave, they won't be let back on, according to a release from...
  • Daley Dog a tough swallow at Taste

     Daley Dog a tough swallow at Taste
    When the shrieks of politicians become unbearable — think cats gnawing upon the heads of gentle woodland creatures — I can still show you refuge. A place where fellow Chicagoans and even gullible tourists from exotic lands like Canada can...
  • Janelle Monae and a Taste of Chicago

    Janelle Monae and a Taste of Chicago
    I drew the Taste of Chicago assignment Thursday evening. It's one that I think I've gotten all five of my years here but that hardly puts me in the minority. The Grant Park event is so large and well attended we have quite a few photographers assigned...
  • Rains close Taste of Chicago; more on the way

    Rains close Taste of Chicago; more on the way
    A storm system that moved through northeast Illinois early Saturday morning dropped heavy rain, closing down Taste of Chicago for the day and flooding communities in the area's south and southwest suburbs. More rain is on the way tonight. Because of the...
  • Cupcake food truck a sweet spot for former finance guy

    Brendan Bolger, 39, owner of Chicago Cupcake, operates a pair of food trucks that ply Chicago's streets stocked with 30 varieties of cupcakes -- and only cupcakes -- every day. Bolger first got involved in the food truck business three years ago. "My...
  • Taste of Chicago preview hits Daley Plaza Wednesday

    Taste of Chicago preview hits Daley Plaza Wednesday
    A Taste of Chicago preview -- a Taste of Taste, if you will -- will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.) Eight food purveyors, among them the Bridgeport Pasty food truck, will set up in the plaza and sell...
  • Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne
    The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages. But it holds a special place for Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane...
  • Lollapalooza and weather: Is there a plan B?

    Lollapalooza and weather: Is there a plan B?
    It was going to be the biggest thing to ever happen to British band the Dunwells: a prime Saturday afternoon slot at Lollapalooza 2012 in Grant Park, their first major festival performance. "We were really excited," recalls singer Joe Dunwell, who...