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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD – AND THEN SOME!

Another summer-like weekend is in store for Chicago and this one is all about the food and then some!

The Taste of Chicago 2015 wraps-up this Saturday and Sunday (10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.) at Grant Park (337 E. Randolph St.) in The Loop. Since 1980 this food fest features a delicious array of food from over 200 different menu items from a variety of cuisines showcasing the diversity of Chicago’s dining community. Besides plenty of food, this event also features live music, family activities, “In the Kitchen with Mariano’s” (chef demonstrations), “Fashion Focus Chicago Maker Market” (28 Chicago designers & boutiques selling art & current season apparel & accessories), the “Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour” (enjoy a sit-down, three-course meal in an air-conditioned pavilion) and more!

The Windy City Smokeout takes place this Saturday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) at Grand Avenue and the Chicago River (560 W. Grand Ave.) in the River North neighborhood. This food fest not only serves up southern-inspired fare from Chicago’s and several out-of-state BBQ restaurants with an opportunity to interact with the chefs and their culinary teams but also features the best of live country music and an amateur BBQ Rib Competition for the at-home chefs!

The Roscoe Village Burger Fest returns this Saturday and Sunday (11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.) to Belmont and Damen Avenues (2000 W. Belmont Ave.) in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. In addition to mouth-watering burgers from Chicago’s top emporiums & restaurants being served up at this food fest, there’s also great live music on two stages, the popular Kids’ Zone activity area and arts & crafts vendors! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite burger!!

The Taste of Lakeview returns this Saturday (12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) at Belmont and Lincoln Avenues (3200 N. Lincoln Ave.) in the Lakeview neighborhood. This food fest offers a sampling of food from neighborhood vendors along with live music from some of Chicago’s hottest musical acts, arts & crafts vendors, family fun and more!

The 4th annual Square Roots Craft Beer and Music Experience returns Saturday (12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) at 4700 N. Lincoln Ave. (between Montrose & Wilson Avenues) in the Lincoln Square neighborhood with two outdoor & two indoor stages featuring over 60 acts, eclectic cuisine from Lincoln Square & Ravenswood restaurants, over 30 craft beers from the best local and regional craft breweries, family activities, kid’s entertainment, games, crafts and more!

The West Fest takes place this Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) at Chicago and Damen Avenues (2000 W. Chicago Ave.) in the Ukrainian Village. Explore the cultural offerings of this neighborhood which will feature food, live music & DJs on three stages, vendor booths, a Kids Fest (Wolcott at Chicago), a Pet Fest (12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) and more!

Finally, the Irish American Heritage Festival returns this Saturday (11:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.) and Sunday (11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.) to the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox Ave.) in the Mayfair neighborhood. Not only does this fest feature Irish and American food and drink from a variety of Chicago vendors, but it also features over 100 performers on 5 stages, shopping, cultural exhibits, kid’s activities, various contests such as the Freckle Contest, the Mashed Potato Eating Contest and others, a Fest Mass & Carvey Brunch and much more!

This weekend’s Movies in the Parks are –

Saturday

“Annie (2014)” – Kenwood Community Park (1330 E. 50th St.) – Kenwood
“Casablanca” – Oz Park (2021 N. Burling St.) – Lincoln Park
“The Lego Movie” – Loyola Park (1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.) – East Rogers Park

Sunday

“The Princess Bride” – Holstein Park (2200 N. Oakley Ave.) – Logan Square

Are You Hungry Yet?

SUE'S MOSS & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 2:10 PM by Dean's Team

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