Two new festivals debut this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 21-22).
“Lakeview Taco Fest,” located at the Southport Corridor, celebrates tacos and the end of summer. Hop off the Southport Brown Line or Addison Red Line and head to Southport avenue between Addison and Newport. Hours are Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9 p.m.
Bodega Bar de Tacos, Cafe El Tapatio, Crosby’s Kitchen, Mystic Celt, The Pony, Taco Factory, Taco Joint and Toons Bar & Grill will be dishing out tacos.
And a rarity in neighborhood street festivals, this one will feature lucha libre Mexican pro wrestling matches on both days from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. I don’t remember any other festival that has pro wrestling other than Mole de Mayo in Pilsen.
Meanwhile, “Andersonville City Made Festival” in Uptown is all about things made locally in Chicago, whether it be beer, music or arts.
Chicago breweries serving are Revolution Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing, Metropolitan, Finch’s Beer, Off Color, Begyle, Hamburger Mary’s Brew Pub, 4Paws, Ale Syndicate and Lake Effect Brewing.
Both festivals are asking for a $5 suggested donation for admission.