Taste of Chicago and the Evolution of Public Festivals

Taste of Chicago 1986 map

You might not guess it visiting these days, but Taste of Chicago is a real trendsetter. The annual gastronomical extravaganza takes over Grant Park for several days each July. Yes, many locals and tour guides try to steer clear of downtown during the Taste, but it’s also as familiar to Chicagoans as dyeing the river […]