Taste of Chicago

Bring your family, your taste buds and your ear buds to Taste of Chicago, July 6-10, and stay at the nearby Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Taste of Chicago, the annual pig out fest for food and music, is the biggest draw in the Chicago festival scene. Choose from five days of samples from Chicago’s finest restaurants, pick some Pop Ups (restaurants that “pop up” for a day), or Food trucks!

Food lineup: Five day restaurants include Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill, Vee-Vee’s African Restaurant, Eli’s Cheesecake, Gold Coast Dogs, Billy Goat Tavern and Grill and a whole lot more. Pop Up Restaurants include Armi, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Pork and Mindy’s, Yum Dum, Puffs of Doom, and that’s just some of the new ones! Food trucks: Da Lobsta, Firecakes Donuts, La Patrona, Gino’s Steaks Trucks, and my favorite, Ms. Tittle’s Cupcakes.

You want music? How about The Roots, Kongos, The Decemberists, Billy Idol, The Isley Brothers, Righteous Hillbillies, Chicago Latin Groove, American Grizzly, Eight Bit Tiger, Impulsive Hearts and about a thousand others?

The Taste of Chicago is located at the corner of Jackson and Columbus Drives in beautiful Grant Park. For tickets to any pay events, go online to www.ticketweb.com. For a complete schedule of food and entertainment go online to www.cityofchicago.org and search for Taste of Chicago.

Make your Taste of Chicago experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.