| Mar 10, 2013
| 10:10 PM
The 33rd annual Taste of Chicago, racked by budget cuts in recent years, has booked an in-demand band for its opening concert July 10: fun.
The New York City trio recently won two Grammy awards, for song of the year (the ubiquitous “We are Young&...
| Mar 11, 2013
Hot off the Grammys (and their extremely questionable Best New Artist win), Fun will headline the opening night of this summer’s Taste of Chicago (July 10-14) in Grant Park, fest organizers announced Monday morning.
The group, whose eagerness to...
| 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 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,...
| 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 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...
| Apr 22, 2013
If you played a bodybuilder whose steroid use caused size and performance issues in the downstairs region, you'd expect people to ask about that. But still.
“This [female journalist] asked me, ‘I’ve never seen a crooked, small penis. So...
| Apr 24, 2013
UPDATE: 2013 Rock 'n' Vote voting has closed. RSVP for the show (required for attendance) and click here to get to know this year's acts better. See you there!
The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Robert Plant, Robin Thicke and Jill Scott were among the headliners announced Wednesday announced as Taste of Chicago completed its summer concert lineup.
The rock band fun. had previously been announced as Taste’s opening-night headliner, on July...
| Apr 30, 2013
You heard it here first: This year’s now-complete Bud Light stage at the Taste of Chicago features—well, a ton of great local talent.
Here are the top 7 acts on that free stage at the 2013 Taste (July 10-14), with the full schedule below!...
| 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;...