The taste of the 2010 Chicago festival is a massive, huge food festival in, of course, Chicago, Illinois. Starting June 25th and ending July 4th, this 30 year old festival (originated in 1980) is bringing over 50 restaurants, dozens of performers, and hundred thousands of people in downtown Chicago. If you are planning on going to this wonderful event, below is some information you might want to know about before you get there.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily; except on Sat. July 3: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun. July 4: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Michigan Ave & Congress Dr.
Chicago, IL 60604
Admission into the festival grounds and the concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell are free. There are a few items prohibited at the festival:
– Alcoholic beverages
– BBQ grills (opened flamed)
– Fireworks and/or explosives
– Illegal substances and weapons
– Pop-up tents and canopies
– Beach/ picnic umbrellas
– Flag poles
– All pets
Entertainment at the Taste of Chicago
– Fireworks will be on the 4th of July. From Foster to Montrose, fireworks will occur and up and down Chicago’s 26 miles of lakefront beginning at 9 p.m.
– Family Village activities. There will be different activities everyday for families and their children. All ages will have something to do. If you’re bringing your children to this event, this is a spot you’ll definitely want to visit. Location is on the southwest corner of Columbus and Jackson.
– Petrillo Music Shell. Many top artists and actors will be performing in the Petrillo Music Shell. Back in the day artists such as Doug E. Fresh and Salt-n-Pepa will be performing. Others performers include Gavin Rossdale, Emily Osmet, Trey Songz, Teairra Marie, and the Steve Miller Band.
– Best Buy Stage and the Illinois Lottery Taste Stage
Food and beverages are sold by tickets only. Tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8. There are 53 restaurants with over 200 different food items available at the event. Each food vendor has their prices posted on the booth. No food items cost more than 12 tickets. Their “taste of portions”- which are smaller offerings of one of the restaurants menu items- are usually available for 2-4 tickets.
Of the 53 restaurants, there are many different types and tastes of delicious foods. Below are the best tasting foods from the various restaurants that you have to try.
The breakfast club
a newcomer this year to the festival, has a breakfast pizza topped with scramble eggs, cheese, and bacon sausage to get your morning appetite started.
A Natural harvest
Has roasted corn on the cob with soy butter and Cajun/ Creole spice for you ones with a taste for something spicy.
Chinese Cuisine is also a new one this year. The baos are delicious little bun-like foods with foods with Savory Teriyaki and Kung Pao Chicken that will have you running back for more.
The Parrot Cage
They serve delicious crab and tomato timbale with musclin salad. If you just want something light and fresh to eat.
Canady Le Chocolatier
This is the best one for dessert!They have delicious cheesecake, apple pie, rainbow ice cream cones, etc. I would try them all!
No matter what foods you’re craving for. The Taste of Chicago will satisfy everyone’s appetite.
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