(Lincoln & Leland Avenues)
Whatever your feelings about oompah bands and lederhosen, this celebration of all things German also offers kilograms of sausage and liters of steins of outstanding beer.
Taste of Chicago
(Neighborhood pop-ups and Grant Park)
With food trucks cruising the neighborhoods and a grand finale in Grant Park, Taste of Chicago is back in a new way.
(June 11, 18, 25; July 8-10)
Ravenswood on Tap
From one of the most productive brewing regions in the country—including Begyle, Forbidden Root and Urban Brew Labs—this festival celebrates some of the world’s finest craft beers.
Taste of Randolph Street
(900 West Randolph)
Billed as “Chicago’s Most Iconic Street Fest”: if you go to one street festival this year, this should be the one
Taste Of Highland Park
(1707 St. Johns, Highland Park)
Kicking off in June will be the first of the monthly and bi-monthly events at Highland Park’s The Lot, which promises lots of music, dancing and dining.
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: email@example.com