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Festa Italiana 2013 on Taylor Street

Festa Italiana, Chicago’s annual street festival celebrating of Italian heritage in the Little Italy neighborhood, happens this weekend Thursday, August 22 through Sunday, August 25. Keep an eye out for the Meatball Eating Contest which tests contestants how fast they can consume eight Turano-Fontanini Meatball Slider sandwiches in two minutes. Also on the docket is “The...

Chicago Taco Fest – September 21 & 22

The “Taco Fest” neighborhood street festival will aim to showcase Chicago’s best taco eateries on September 21 and 22 in the Southport Corridor. Festival goers will vote to determine a “Chicago’s Best Taco” winner. Previously announced as the “Lakeview Fall Fiesta,” the street festival will also feature a fine arts fair as well as live...

Taste of Greektown 2013 in West Loop

The Taste of Greektown street festival is a West Loop celebration of Mediterranean culture, showcasing the neighborhood’s Greek food scene. Enjoy Mezés, live Greek music, belly dancing, family entertainment and new to the festival this year, a fine arts area. TASTE OF GREEKTOWN August 24-25, 2013  Times: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. on both days Location:...

Taste of Lincoln Avenue 2013 – July 27 & 28

Taste of Lincoln Avenue turns 30 this year when the Lincoln Park festival takes over six blocks on July 27 and 28. Be sure to check out Headquarters’ craft beer and gaming area with over 35 classic arcade and pinball machines. Also, Headquarters Beercade hosts a craft beer garden that features 25 classic arcade games...

Phil Vettel’s top 5 Taste of Chicago food vendors

Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Phil Vettel shares his five favorite vendors at this year’s Taste of Chicago. 5. Lou Malnati’s (pizza) 4. Bobak’s (polish sausage hot dog) 3. Bombay Spice (Bhel Puree puffed rice) 2. Carbon (tacos) 1. Wishbone (pulled pork sandwich) Check out the video above to see what he had to say about...

Taste of River North 2013 – July 19, 20 & 21

Check out what the River North neighborhood has to offer at Taste of River North 2013 on July 19, 20 and 21. Where: Ward Park on North Kingsbury and West Erie Street When: July 19-21 (Friday: 5PM-10 PM, Saturday: 12PM – 10PM, Sunday: 11AM-8PM) Admission: $5 suggested donation The food vendors are: American Junkie Fannie May Candies...

New “Lakeview Fall Fiesta” is a Chicago taco festival

Lakeview Fall Fiesta, debuting this year on September 21 and 22, will be a neighborhood street festival showcasing … tacos. UPDATE: The festival has been renamed from “Lakeview Fall Fiesta” to Taco Fest”. The street fest in the Southport corridor will aim to feature Chicago’s best taco establishments. Attendees will vote to determine a “Chicago’s Best Taco”...

Chicago’s Taste of Latin America 2013 (canceled)

UPDATE: Taste of Latin America in Logan Square will not take place this year as scheduled. Event organizers are postponing the festival till next summer. “Taste of Latin America” returns for a second year on August 23, 24 and 25 in Logan Square with Latin American cuisine accompanied by cooking demonstrations and live music. Last year’s...