| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s scaled-back Taste of Chicago will offer about one-third fewer eateries per day, but feature one-day “pop-up restaurants” this summer, city applications sent out Wednesday showed.
The number of restaurants will...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 12:58 PM
President Barack Obama today said he was confident in Chicago's ability to host a gathering of world leaders and played down the notion that security concerns had anything to do with the decision to move the May G-8 meeting from Chicago to Camp David.
| Apr 11, 2012
| 9:29 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to charge Taste of Chicago attendees for premium seating to see musical acts in Grant Park and for the chance to eat special meals prepared by prominent Chicago chefs cleared a City Council committee today.
| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:08 PM
The rock-and-roll partying by the musical acts at this year’s Taste of Chicago featured lots of soy milk and purified drinking water, if the artists’ contracts are any indication.
The city paid out at least $655,000 to the bands that...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:00 AM
The 2011 edition of Taste of Chicago is underway in Grant Park now through July 3. With some 59 vendors offering six items each, it would be a challenge for almost anyone to eat all the food that will be available. To help make your choosing easier, the...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Well, turns out the Taste of Chicago is going to be a little more "one-percenty" than we previously realized.
Conveniently omitted from the announcement (posted on Stew this morning) that the city was seeking City Council approval for a ticketed event at...
| May 16, 2012
| 2:59 PM
My favorite hookup season is right around the corner! Can you tell me where are the best places to meet people in the summer in Chicago?
Nothing would please me more, gentle, promiscuous stranger. But first, an annoying...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 12:16 PM
There will be more undercover police officers in and around Taste of Chicago this summer than in years past as officials try to head off violence and other crimes by identifying people who are acting unruly before they break the law, Police Superintendent...
| Jun 22, 2011
Outdoor food festival season is upon us, and inspectors from Naperville and Des Plaines to Chicago are gearing up to test food temperatures, refrigeration and hygiene to try to protect the public.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
| Apr 30, 2011
He was the city's Foodie Mayor, a big supporter of Chicago's dining scene who put a high value on Chicago's reputation as a world-class restaurant city. And he was instrumental in creating Chicago Gourmet, a sort of foodie version of Taste of Chicago that...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 6:50 PM
With the G-8summit moved to Camp David, President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday that Chicago has a firm handle on security for this spring's NATO summit. But his own hold on another big event in his home city seemed to elude his grasp.