| 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&...
| Jan 30, 2013
Before he became the lead singer of "MoneyGrabber" band Fitz and the Tantrums and was performing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Fitz" was Michael Fitzpatrick — son of former Museum of Contemporary Art director 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 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 12, 2013
| 8:44 PM
Robert Plant kept joking about delivering “an evening of soft rock” Friday at Taste of Chicago in Grant Park.
It was his tongue-in-cheek way of acknowledging that the bare-chested “golden god” of the ‘70s is more like a...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:58 PM
The truncated Taste of Chicago will return largely unchanged in 2013, even though Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration says it still doesn’t know whether this year’s edition of the annual pig-out broke even.
The city again plans to...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Robert Plant: The best Taste of Chicago booking in years? Hard to top the former Led Zeppelin singer in this setting. Instead of cashing in on the nostalgia stadium circuit with his old Zep bandmates, Plant is chasing a wilder muse with the Sensational...
| 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...
| 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...