Taste of Chicago Celebrates 30 Years

Posted on June 23rd, 2010

Taste of Chicago, the legendary food festival, kicks off this Friday, June 25th. Now in its 30th year, the festival will feature more than 50 restaurants, including our very own, Tuscany (booth #26).

Tuscany will be serving up all of your Italian favorites; Italian Beef, Italian Sausage and Turkey Meatball sandwiches, our famous Toasted Ravioli, and new this year… a Chicken Parmigiana sandwich!

Grant Park — north/south between Monroe Avenue and Balbo Drive, east/west between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.

Taste of Chicago Dates: June 25 through July 4, 2010 (subject to change)

11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (the festival closes at 6:00 p.m. on July 3 and July 4) 

Admission and events are free, but you  have to pay for food and drinks. Purchases are made by ticket only. Tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8. Large items are generally 9-10 tickets, side portions 6-7 tickets, soft drinks 4 tickets. All daily restaurants offer a small “Taste” portion for 2-3 tickets — a great way to sample a large variety of all the food available.

Getting to Taste of Chicago By Public Transportation:
CTA bus lines #145 or #151 to Monroe/Michigan stop. Grant Park is also a short walk east from Loop Red and Blue line subway stops.

Parking at Taste of Chicago:
There is no parking on festival grounds, but there are several nearby garages: Parking garages are located at the Millennium Park Garage accessed on Columbus between Randolph and Monroe, the Monroe Street Garage at Monroe & Columbus, and the Grant Park garage with entrances at Michigan and Madison or Michigan and Randolph.

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