Great GoogaMooga Chicago rumored for Montrose Beach in August 0

Great GoogaMooga 2013Great GoogaMooga, a New York City food and music open-air festival, could be expanding to Chicago as soon as August. The Chicago Red Eye reports that festival organizers are looking into Montrose Beach as the venue with possible dates ranging from August 18 to August 28.

The festival started last year and returns May in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Last year’s festival was plagued with overcrowding and long waits for food. Here’s hoping the first-year issues are resolved  in May as well as for the possible Chicago offshoot.

Great GoogaMooga is a way to highlight restaurant and chefs in the city, while entertaining festival goers with a strong musical lineup. This year’s NYC Great GoogaMooga features the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips, The Darkness, Matt & Kim, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and more.


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Chicago Cultural Alliance Presents World Dumpling Fest – Oct 7th 0

Chicago Cultural Alliance will be hosting the World Dumpling Fest on October 7th, from 11am to 6pm, at Millennium Park. There’s going to be cultural performances, artist booths, and of course, dumplings. The event will feature dumplings from Chicago area restaurants, serving up an international variety of foods wrapped in dough.

Participating restaurants include:

  • Tryzub Restaurant serving their Varenyky pierogi.
  • Ethiopian Diamond serving their Sambusas
  • Chow Bros. serving their gourmet pierogis
  • Himalayan Restaurant serving varies kinds of Momo.
  • Himmel’s serving the German dumpling, Spätzle.
  • Kamehachi serving a variety of shumai.
  • Sweet Station serving a variety of traditional Chinese dumplings.
  • Perfect Pasta serving different variations of Ravioli.
  • and more…

What: World Dumpling Fest
When: Saturday, October 7th, 2017, 11am – 6pm
Where: Chase Promenade South, Millennium Park
How: 3 dumplings for $10 or 18 dumplings for $50. Tasting passes can be purchased here.