Aside from seeing headliners Soul Asylum, the Lemonheads and Natalie Cole, the Taste is all about the food. The popular pigout will feature eats from 59 restaurants, so get ready to loosen that belt. The idea is that you can get small taste-sized portions from various vendors and try a bunch of food.
Vienna Beef will sell the city's favorite hot dogs; Vermillion will serve Indian-Latin fusion like chimichurri popcorn shrimp and mango-dusted fries; Original Rainbow Cone will keep everyone cool with its multiscoop waffle cones; Parrot Cage Restaurant will have turkey meatloaf cupcakes; and local fave Garrett Popcorn will hawk Popcornsicles, popcorn balls made of the shop's cheese and caramel corn on a stick that's flash-frozen.
The Taste runs through July 3 at Grant Park. Admission is free, though you have to pay up for food. Prices for "taste" portions cost $2 or less.
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