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The Gage & Henri at Lollapalooza 2011

We wandered into the huge crowd in Chow Town looking for our next eat. We noticed banh mi on the menu for The Gage & Henri and decided to try out this fancy-fancy take on one of our favorite Vietnamese food items. The Henri Banh Mi was a shrimp sandwich filled with poached shrimp, crunchy...

Blue 13 at Lollapalooza 2011

There was one food concession in Chow Town that I was curious to check out. Chicago Local is partnership between three local Chicago restaurants focusing on the use of sustainable, local, and organic ingredients. Chicago Local offered a vegetarian-friendly menu with Cactus Tostada from Blue 13, Watermelon Japapeno Popsicle from Elate at the Hotel Felix,...

Crescent Foods at Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza’s Chow Town had a good selection of vegetarian options. One vendor in particular offered a complete Vegetarian/Vegan friendly menu. Crescent Foods is a family owned and operated food concession that offers gourmet vegetarian cuisine, prepared on site from local or organic produce. Apparently, they’ve worked many concerts and music industry events in the past...

Chicago: Half Price Maki Sushi at Tank Sushi

I returned to Tank Sushi last Friday to enjoy their half-price maki sushi. I’ve been there a few times before in my previous visits to Chicago and enjoyed it every time. The half-price select maki rolls are available during weekday lunch hours. Even though it’s from a shorten pre-determined list, the maki rolls to choose...

Chicago: Retro on Roscoe Street Festival

This past weekend was also Retro On Roscoe, a local two-day street festival in Roscoe Village. While not at Lollapalooza, we stopped by Retro On Roscoe to check out the live entertainment, the various merchants and artisan vendors, the local street food, and any freebies we can find. Roscoe Village is quite a neat neighborhood....

Another Year at Lollapalooza

After arriving in Chicago for just about 24 hours, my first destination was Lollapalooza! Woo-hoo! I visit Chicago every August and always look forward to it. This was be my 3rd Lolla, but the first time I attended more than one day of the three-day music festival. The headliners this year included Muse, Coldplay, Eminem,...

Greetings from Chicago!

I just arrived in Chicago this morning and will be here for the next 12 days. For the past two years, I’ve been returning to Chicago around the same time of the year – first week of August, to be specific. Notice a trend? It’s the time for Lollapalooza, the awesome weekend long music festival...

Food and Drinks at Lollapalooza 2010

… And that about wraps up my food adventures at this year’s Lollapalooza. The culinary lineup featured about 30 food and beverage choices… and here are my stories… Chow Town is where the food is at Can’t resist Sweet Leaf Tea‘s delicious organic teas and the cute granny 🙂 Lobster corn dog from Graham Elliot...