be sharing their recipes for those looking to re-create some of the scrumptious samples in their own kitchens. On Friday, Giuseppe Tentori of BOKA Restaurant is performing a demo. Gale Gand, pastry chef and Food Network host of “Sweet Dreams” is sharing her secrets at 2:30pm on Saturday. Paul Kahan of famed restaurant, The Publican, will be teaching audience members his tricks. There are so many restaurant choices, we recommend that everyone enjoy just a taste in the park, and then visit those eateries later for the full experience. We complied a list of a few you won’t want to miss.
Robinson’s No.1 Ribs: Barbeque and summer mesh perfectly together. Sample some of Chicago’s juiciest rib tips and pulled pork sandwiches while in Grant Park. Later, head over to their storefront location for the main event. 440 Madison, in suburban Oak Park, 708.383.8452.
Billy Goat Inn: Get your cheezborger with a side of cheeps and Chicago legends. For the full experience, visit their location at 1535 W. Madison, 312.733.9132; or one of their taverns, 430 N. Michigan, 312.222.1525; 700 E. Grand, 312.670.8789.
Star of Siam: Chicago is an ethnically diverse city, so go out on a limb and try some authentic Thai food. The pot stickers are winners and vegetarians will like the pad Thai noodles. For a more chic experience, visit 11 E. Illinois, 312.670.0100. See page 74 for more information.
Bacino’s of Lincoln Park: Nothing says “Chicago” more than a pizza. Stop by this tent for some mouthwatering stuffed or thin crust. Want more of the gooey good stuff? Visit their restaurant at 2204 N. Lincoln, 773.472.7400.
Eli’s Cheesecake Co.: End your trip to Taste with some smooth, creamy cheesecake. They’re serving up an a la mode concoction and a number of traditional slices. Feeling full already? Visit their location another time at 6701 Forest Preserve Dr., 773.736.3417.
Don’t miss these live performances at the Petrillo Music Shell! Paid pavilion seating is available as well as FREE lawn seating.
Friday, 5:30pm: Robin Plant presents the Sensational Space Shifters and The Lone Bellow
Saturday, 11am: IM5 and Chloe And Halle
Saturday, 5:30pm: Jill Scott and Maxi Priest
Sunday, 4pm: Neon Trees and The Mowgli’s