One of Chicago's summer staples - The Taste of Chicago - opens today in Grant Park and runs through July 4th.
The Taste is open daily from 11AM to 9PM so you downtowners can run over to the park for lunch and grab some delicious bites from some of the best restaurants in the city.
There's a ton of the regulars, like Connie's Pizza, Turkey Legs, Hot Dogs and Ribs, but there's a lot of new restaurant offerings this year like Churro's, Cubby Bear, Shokolad Pastry & Dave, Summer Noodle & Rice (they're from my hood) and Iyanze (also from my hood).
Tickets are $8 for a strip of 12 at The Taste or you can buy them in advance at your local Dominick's!
It's not just about food at The Taste, there's also music galore. Tonight the music kicks off with Salt-n-Pepa and Bell Biv Devoe. Don't miss the concert on Monday presented by Broadway In Chicago; there'll be music from: Billy Elliot, Shrek, Million Dollar Quartet. Plus there will be a sneak peek at the new Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) musical WORKING. Most concerts start at 5:30 or 6, check out the full lineup.
Click through for my video review of the Taste from 2008, it may be oldish, but it's still relevant - plus I was hanging out with my BFF and we had a blast!