Taste Of Chicago -Now- 7.15

Petrillo Music Shell Concerts

Taste of Chicago Concert Tickets can be purchased at the festival ticket booths located at Jackson and Columbus

When: July 11 – 15, 2012 • Chicago, IL • Grant Park • 11am – 9pm

Taste of Chicago is the nation’s premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago’s dining community. The delicious array of food served at Taste of Chicago is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family. Every summer since 1980, Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park on the city’s magnificent lakefront has been home to the world’s largest food festival.

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Menu items will include such varieties as

Tortilla Encrusted Tiliapia Taco from Carbon, Jolloff Rice with Sauteed Goat from

Vee-Vee’s African Cuisine and Deep Fried Chinese Bread from Lao Sze Chuan.

Pop-Up Restaurants

15 restaurants will participate as Pop-Up restaurants at the 2012 Taste of Chicago.

Petrillo Music Shell Concerts

The Taste lineup includes indie-rock band

Death Cab for Cutie and legendary

music icon Chaka Khan (above).

Bud Light Stage

The Bud Light Stage will feature the Waco Brothers (above), Mucca PazzaRobbie FulksLas Guitarras de EspanaThe 92sand more.

* All information, courtesy of: www.explorechicago.org

Taste Of Chicago Groupon 7.11-7.15

Taste of Chicago Concerts presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events – Petrillo Music Shell

Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Chaka Khan, or Dierks Bentley Concert – From $25

View deal @ Groupon.com!

Taste of Chicago

One of the Windy City’s greatest traditions, more beloved than debating the best pizzeria or hurling blame at Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, is the annual Taste of Chicago extravaganza. Since debuting in 1980, foodies and music fans have followed their noses and ears to the gorgeous lakefront of Grant Park to feast upon a smorgasbord of fine arts and culinary activities. Throughout five days, families savor the comestible craftworks of legendary Chicago chefs and devour five-star menu items without making advanced reservations or adding “Celebrity” to their IDs with magic marker. A staple of Taste of Chicago is the diverse roster of all-star musical acts at the Petrillo Music Shell, where fans put food-fuel to use as they dance, tap their feet, and rhythmically chew to a worldly sampling of sound.

Randolph Street Market

2012 Chicago Summer Festival Guide

Randolph Street Market

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Dominos Pizza Groupon

Cheap Eats At The Taste Of Chicago

Taste of Chicago / explorechicago.org

Taste of Chicago / explorechicago.org

Taste Of Chicago 2011 Logo

Taste Of Chicago 2011 Logo

Information courtesy of: explorechicago.org

Sample culinary offerings from Chicago’s various neighborhoods this summer as 59 restaurants participating in Taste of Chicago 2011 serve a diverse menu in Grant Park June 24-July 3. Many new items are being offered this year from both new and returning restaurants providing Taste attendees with an endless array of options in one location.

Each vendor will serve six items, two of which are special “Taste Of” portions priced at $2 or less. The “Taste Of” portion gives attendees the opportunity to sample a wide variety of items.

Patrons should keep their eyes peeled for the Humana Healthier Choices green apple icon that designates healthy options on the menu boards. There’s also the opportunity to run those calories away at the Humana Race to Taste, Sunday, June 26. Visit www.chicagoracetotaste.us for more info.

Full Vendor List: New vendors have an asterisk in the following list of restaurants and featured items. 

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Countdown to Valentine’s Day: Gift Guide – Day 10

Planning a night in this Valentine’s Day? Order your favorites from Lou Malnati’s. The classics you love are given a Valentine’s twist!

Lou Malnati’s Taste Of Chicago Packages: Really show how much you love them this year with our heart-shaped cheese and sausage deep dish pizzas. Combine the heart-shaped pizzas with their other Valentines Day items.

Lou’s Heart Shaped Cookie & Heart Shaped Pizza -$52.95

Two hearts are better than one, especially when they are sent from Chicago with love. This package includes a Lou Malnati’s heart-shaped pizza (cheese or sausage), and a heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie. This is the same recipe as the famous chocolate chip cookie pizza served in the Lou Malnati’s pizzerias.

4 Pizza Packs (2 Heart 2 Original)

2 Lou Malnati’s heart shaped pizzas and 2 traditional (round) pizzas.

Price Including Shipping: $79.95 – Best Value

*** Valentine’s day packages only available for a limited time-order today to ensure 2/14 delivery ***