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Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago
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  • Reconsidering music options at Taste of Chicago 2011

    Reconsidering music options at Taste of Chicago 2011
    It’s hardly breaking news that the Taste of Chicago has entered a new age of austerity. You may still be able to score your decadent Eli's Cheesecake, but music-wise, the days of shoulder-to-shoulder crowds at Elvis Costello concerts are over....
  • Taste of Chicago opens anew

    Taste of Chicago opens anew
    The several thousand visitors to the first day of Taste of Chicago today found the famed fare they’ve come to expect -- roasted corn, falafel, Pierogi and fried catfish. But what stood out to many was how different the city’s biggest...
  • Ten @ 10: Favorites from Taste of Chicago

    Ten @ 10: Favorites from Taste of Chicago
    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...
  • Top weekend shows: Loretta Lynn, American Music Festival

    Top weekend shows: Loretta Lynn, American Music Festival
    Loretta Lynn: The 79-year-old country icon has never gone out of style with her no-guff attitude and classic songs such as “Fist City,” “Rated X” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” 5 p.m. Friday with Court Yard Hounds...
  • Holiday brings CTA service changes

    Holiday brings CTA service changes
    The Guardian Angels, the volunteer CTA patrol group, today began its round-the-clock patrols of the system. The Angels started patrolling the Blue and Red Lines at 5 a.m., and will continue manning the system until Monday at 10 p.m., chapter leader...
  • Chicago area offers fireworks, fairs, parades for 4th

    Despite the cancellation of Chicago's traditional July 3 fireworks show, cities and organizations in the area are offering a bevy of fireworks options this weekend. At the top of the list is the Navy Pier fireworks, which is scheduled for July 4 and...
  • 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 considers taking smaller bite of calendar

    Taste of Chicago considers taking smaller bite of calendar
    Taste of Chicago could get shortened by several days next summer as city officials again retool Chicago’s iconic summer party. The city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will run the Taste in 2012, after the Chicago Park...