Taste of Chicago
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.
The food is gone; now all that’s left is the cleanup of Grant Park following the 34th annual Taste of Chicago.
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.
Thousands of people are sampled the food on the opening day of this year’s Taste of Chicago.
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.
There were some long lines Wednesday during lunch on the Daley Plaza as the city presented a Taste of the Taste of Chicago.
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With all of the festivals taking place in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, there is something for everyone almost every summer weekend.
The festivities at Taste of Chicago could get a bit more expensive this summer.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the 2013 “Taste of Chicago” turned a profit for the first time since 2007.
It’s not exactly the mayor in a mosh pit.
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.
A Taste of Chicago vehicle on Friday evening struck two people, seriously injuring them, fire officials said.
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.
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.
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.
The Taste of Chicago restaurant lineup is out for this year, and there are some new offerings on the menu.
Warm-weather food events make sense when one can sample an array of Midwestern masterpieces all in one fell swoop.
The Taste Of Chicago is rolling in a new offering this summer.
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.