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Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago
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  • Taste attendance drops to 25-year low

    Taste attendance drops to 25-year low
    About 2.35 million people visited Taste of Chicago this year, 300,000 fewer than attended the city’s iconic summer fest in 2010, according to a Chicago Park District estimate released today. The crowd was the smallest for the Taste since 1986, when...
  • No brown M&Ms? Taste performers' contracts reveal perks

    Taste of Chicago’s musical line-up may not have had as many arena-filling stars this summer as in years past, but the performers still flexed their rock star prerogatives in spelling out the food, beverages and other amenities they would get...
  • Chicago business preparing food outdoors, against the rules

    Chicago business preparing food outdoors, against the rules
    In a backyard, a woman grabbed one of the hundreds of eggs sitting in the sweltering heat and cracked it into a vat of brown batter. As she plunged her hands in to mix it, a woman walked to a plastic container filled with water from a hose and cleaned out...
  • Food vendor passes follow-up inspection

    Food vendor passes follow-up inspection
    After the Tribune reported that a business that serves food at street festivals was preparing food outdoors in the summer heat, the city of Chicago conducted a health inspection of the Logan Square vendor and discovered a series of violations, including...
  • Taste of Chicago premium seating plan advances in City Council

    Taste of Chicago premium seating plan advances in City Council
    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. Department of...
  • Taste of Chicago headliners include Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab, Chaka Khan

    Taste of Chicago headliners include Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab, Chaka Khan
    The first paid concerts in Taste of Chicago history will be announced Thursday, including performances by Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie, Chaka Khan and Dierks Bentley. On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council approved a $25 fee for the 3,000-seat...
  • Taste of Chicago shortened to 5 days

    Taste of Chicago shortened to 5 days
    Taste of Chicago will be chopped in half to a five-day event next summer, and the city's annual smorgasbord will be moved to the middle of July from its traditional late June start. The festival will run from July 11 to July 15 in Grant Park, according...
  • Mayor defends plan to shorten Taste of Chicago

    Mayor defends plan to shorten Taste of Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today justified cutting Taste of Chicago in half, saying the number of days do not determine the appeal of the lakefront restaurant showcase. “It’s what we fill those days with and what quality of both food and experience...
  • Emanuel's Taste to feature fewer restaurants

    Emanuel's Taste to feature fewer restaurants
    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...
  • 9th Annual Rock 'n' Vote: Local bands, send demos now!

    9th Annual Rock 'n' Vote: Local bands, send demos now!
    Not long after Rock 'n' Vote 2011, finalists appeared at the North Coast Music Festival (Pyro Fighter) and the Taste of Chicago (Yeah Dude, Briar Rabbit). And none of those local bands even won our annual contest. Think your local band deserves more...
  • Obama: Chicago can still handle NATO summit

    Obama: Chicago can still handle NATO summit
    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. In...