The world’s largest food festival is a summer favorite for many Chicagoans and this year’s Taste won’t disappoint. Although the festival will include old standbys (like our pizza!) there are also a handful of new places to eat, as well as even more fun things to do while at the festival. To showcase some of those new experiences, we’ve come up with a list of 5 new things to do at the 35th Annual Taste of Chicago. Check it out!
Friday, February 20th and Saturday, February 21st, brave participants in the SUPER Plunge took 24 “icy dips” into Lake Michigan as part of a fundraising effort for the Illinois Special Olympics. We supported the Plungers in the best way we know how – by providing hot pizza!
This weekend Long Grove will host its annual Apple Festival. The Festival is all about everyone’s favorite part of fall, you guessed it, apples! You can bet you will see plenty of Long Grove’s famous brown bag apple pies, apple cider donuts, hot apple cider, and anything else apple-related you could ever want. Bring the family and don’t forget to come hungry!
Through Tastes of Chicago, you can ship Long Grove’s delicious brown bag apple pie all over the country. Don’t miss out on this fall delight!
The Block Party will go down Saturday, September 20th, just outside the Goose Island Brewery at Fulton & Wood. Goose Island Brewing Company will feature some exclusive, rare beers, and there will be plenty of good food to chow down on. Beer cotton candy, anyone?
Saturday’s Block Party will also feature live music with two stages. One stage is dedicated to local bands – Heavy Timers, Secret Colours, and Twin Peaks, while the other stage will feature groups like Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and The Breeders.
Check out Goose Island’s event page for a full list of featured beers and event details.
The race will begin and end at Soldier Field and it’s sure to be a fun kickoff event for football season. The Bears promise a gameday-like atmosphere for the pre-race pep rally with appearances by the Bears Drumline and Staley Da Bear. Check out the Bears’ event page for registration and race details.
At Thursday’s race, runners will pick to run for their favorite player’s “team.” Between Lance Briggs, Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, and Peanut Tillman, who would you run for? Whether you’re running in the race or not, let us know in the comments!