Taste of Chicago
The average Joe’s fest that foodie hipsters love to hate…
Roscoe Village Burger Fest
Hackney’s, Kuma’s Corner and other local bright lights of burgerdom serve up their signature chopped beef on bread.
Windy City Smokeout
(560 West Grand)
One of the “Top seven festivals to visit in the world,” says The New York Times. Meat provided by top pit-masters nationwide; music by a bunch of country stars. ($40-$500)
Chicago Craft Beer Festival
The name pretty much says it all. Buy tickets (15 for $35) and sample one-ounce pours of your small-label favorites and many lesser-known brews.
Taste of Lincoln Avenue
(Lincoln and Fullerton)
More food, more booze, more music. Ready for summer to be over yet?
Author: David Hammond
Dining and Drinking Editor for Newcity, David also writes a weekly food column for Wednesday Journal in Oak Park and is a frequent contributor of food/drink and travel pieces to the Chicago Tribune, Plate Magazine and other publications. David has also contributed chapters to several books, including “Street Food Around the World,” “Street Food,” and “The Chicago Food Encyclopedia.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org