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From Deep Dish Pizza to Chicago-Style Hot Dogs, You Will Find It All at Taste of Chicago

Eat your way through Chicago without ever leaving Grant Park! Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier free outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining scene, alongside concerts and other activities for the entire family. The annual lakefront extravaganza lets you fill up on all the flavors of the city, from classic Chicago specialties to international cuisine to chef-inspired creations. Check it out when the festival kicks off on Wednesday, July 10th, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

This year, 82 restaurants will participate in Taste of Chicago, including 24 pop-up spots and 17 food trucks. Plus, you can check out local artists and their work, catch performances from local dance companies, and hear live music from big-name acts – all for free.

Beverage tents and experiences are located throughout the event. The CH Vodka Cocktail Lounge, the city’s largest pop-up bar, will offer mixology specials to enjoy by Buckingham Fountain. The popular Goose Island Backyard Brewery will offer Taste-goers a select list of craft beers and ciders. And the Stella Rosa Wine Garden featuring the Riboli Family Wines – awarded the American Winery of the Year for 2018 by Wine Enthusiast – will offer an array of wine varietals.

If all of this isn’t enough, the Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen on Buckingham Fountain Plaza will dish up a full menu of cooking demonstrations by local and national chefs, including Chef Mary Nguyen of Saigon Sisters, Chef Martial Noguier of Bistronomic, Chef Michael Sheerin of Taureaux Tavern, and Chef Giancarlo Valera of Tanta Chicago. Each day will feature a different culinary theme.

Indulge in a perennial Chicago favorite at Taste of Chicago on July 10th! Admission is free. Tickets for food and beverages are sold in strips of 14 for $10. You can use tickets to buy taste-size and full-size portions from any of the 82 food vendors. Every vendor offers small "taste" portions that are between 1 and 6 tickets (that's $3 or less), which gives visitors a perfect way to sample from a bunch of different Chicago restaurants. For more information about ticketing, vendors, and entertainment, visit www.choosechicago.com.

At 444 Social Apartments in Lincolnshire, Illinois, we find it important to attend events that stray from your typical routine. With that being said, we hope that this event will add something unique to your day. Be sure to check it out on Wednesday!

Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Grant Park
337 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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