Taste of Chicago

Taste Of Chicago Loses $169,404 After Rain Cancels Fifth Day

Even with an abbreviated, four-day run, Chicago’s premier lakefront festival attracted 1.1 million people and generated $5.46 million in overall revenue and $106 million in “total business activity,” according to City Hall.


Cleanup crews, empty tents, and a few seagulls are all that's left of the Taste of Chicago a day after the annual food festival ended. (Credit: Nancy Harty/CBS)

Cleanup Begins After Taste Of Chicago Wraps Up

The food is gone; now all that’s left is the cleanup of Grant Park following the 34th annual Taste of Chicago.


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Taste Of Chicago Reopens One Day After Rains Forced Closure

Taste of Chicago is open again after a one-day cancellation Saturday because of stormy weather and now restaurants are reflecting on the business that might have been.


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Thousands Chow Down On Opening Day Of Taste Of Chicago

Thousands of people are sampled the food on the opening day of this year’s Taste of Chicago.


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Taste Of Chicago Vendors Not Worried About Security

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports there’s widespread confidence among vendors and city officials that the kind of violence that rocked Chicago neighborhoods last weekend won’t be seen at Grant Park.


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City Holds Taste Of Chicago Preview In Daley Plaza

There were some long lines Wednesday during lunch on the Daley Plaza as the city presented a Taste of the Taste of Chicago.



Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July


Fans are evacuated from Grant park due to an approaching storm during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Best 2014 Summer Festivals In Chicago

With all of the festivals taking place in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, there is something for everyone almost every summer weekend.


Visitors line up for food tickets on the final day of the annual Taste of Chicago on July 15, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Back Higher Food Ticket Prices For Taste Of Chicago

The festivities at Taste of Chicago could get a bit more expensive this summer.


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Emanuel: ‘Taste’ Profit Is First Since 2007

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the 2013 “Taste of Chicago” turned a profit for the first time since 2007.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Rahm Caught On Tape … Having Fun

It’s not exactly the mayor in a mosh pit.


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Man Passed Out Drunk With 1-Year-Old

A man attending the Taste of Chicago was so drunk he passed out and tried to punch a police officer when the officer woke him.


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Two Hit, Seriously Injured By Taste Of Chicago Vehicle

A Taste of Chicago vehicle on Friday evening struck two people, seriously injuring them, fire officials said.


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Best Food Trucks At The Taste of Chicago

The city may have an affinity to food trucks occasionally, but alas they have been officially allowed into the Taste of Chicago this year. On one condition. They will be available at night during the nightly concerts only. Food trucks will be parked on the easternmost concrete path (parallel to Lake Shore Drive) with up to seven trucks selling entrees and desserts. Trucks will begin selling their yummy goods one hour before the evening concerts (4:30 p.m. for the Friday/Saturday concert prior to the 5:30 p.m. start and at 3 p.m. on Sunday prior to the 4 p.m. concert.) So let’s take a gander at some of this year’s food trucks.


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Taste Of Chicago Music Line-Up

Great food, including food trucks, is reason enough for most to attend the Taste of Chicago (going July 10 – 14). BUT, if you need more convincing, here’s a list of bands playing over the next few days.


People entering the main gate for the first day of the Taste of Chicago (Credit: Steve Miller)

Taste Of Chicago Kicks Off In Grant Park

The 33rd annual Taste of Chicago got off to a hot and muggy start on Wednesday, but city officials were hoping some new attractions would help the summer festival become profitable again.


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Taste Of Chicago Reveals 2013 Restaurant Lineup

The Taste of Chicago restaurant lineup is out for this year, and there are some new offerings on the menu.

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Best Upcoming Food Events In Chicago

Warm-weather food events make sense when one can sample an array of Midwestern masterpieces all in one fell swoop.


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Taste Of Chicago To Include City’s Food Trucks

The Taste Of Chicago is rolling in a new offering this summer.


Customers check out some of the vendors at the 2012 edition of the Taste of Chicago, which was shortened to five days and pushed back until after the July 4 holiday. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Say Taste Of Chicago Is Becoming A Losing Proposition

Five aldermen led by the 2nd Ward’s Robert Fioretti point out that the Taste Of Chicago’s attendance has been dropping and lost more than $1 million last year and hasn’t been profitable since 2008.