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Taste Of Chicago To-Go Returns This Week With Citywide Locations

Typically in Grant Park, the to-go rework of the Taste will feature almost 40 eateries across Chicago.

The Taste of Chicago once again will be a "to-go" event amid a pandemic.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
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CHICAGO — Taste of Chicago To-Go kicked off Wednesday and will run through Sunday with locations across the city.

This is the second year the festival has gone mobile amid the pandemic. 

Wednesday’s kickoff event, Pop-Up Taste, featured 10 local eateries and food trucks and music from Chicago SummerDance at Pullman City Market. 

Thursday’s festivities will take place noon-7 p.m. at Austin Town Hall City Market, 5610 W. Lake St., with food trucks and vendors such as Forty Acres Fresh Market. Thursday also will feature a series of house music performances from a lineup of local DJs as well as a free DIY terrarium workshop. 

Friday’s festivities will take place 4-8 p.m. at  ¡WEPA! Mercado del Pueblo, 2559 W. Division St. There will be a talk from acclaimed author Marisel Vera and a Puerto Rican cooking workshop.

Friday night will feature an event that runs 5-8 p.m. at Goose Island Brewery’s Tap Room, 1800 W. Fulton St., with the brewery’s one-night only Taste of Chicago pint, food trucks and music. Half of the proceeds from the Goose Island event will go to My Block, My Hood, My City, a youth empowerment organization. 

Saturday’s pop-up, A Taste of the West Side, will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Hatchery, 135 N. Kedzie Ave., with live entertainment and cooking demos.

Another Saturday event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Eli’s Cheesecake, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, with cheesecake and Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs. There also will be a farm stand from the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences. 

Also Saturday, a pop-up in West Englewood will run 1-8 p.m. at 6300 S. Wood St. It will have local vendors, musicians, a beer garden and activities for kids.

The Taste will wrap up Sunday with the Let’s Talk Women Picnic in White at Millennium Park. Picnic boxes from women-owned restaurants for Sunday’s wrap-up event will cost $45 and can be ordered in advance. Beverages and signature cocktails must be pre-ordered. Guests are encouraged to wear white in solidarity with women.

You can get more details about the Taste at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events website.

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