2013 Taste of Chicago

Chicago's famous Taste of Chicago Festival begins for the 33rd year.

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Steven and Marion Luarel enjoyed tasting the food while visiting from Jackson, Ohio.
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Frank mitchell
Beautiful summer night at the Taste of Chicago. The woman that puts me to bed every night. Love yah Allison.
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Jennifer Matiasek of Downers Grove comes back to the festival each year. She said the Rainbow Cone is her favorite taste treat.
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Mike Summers and Brandon Ballesteros
Taste of Chicago, lawn at Petrillo Band Shell
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Yang Yi and Yuchen Xu moved from Beijing, China. "The best part of the festival is trying so many different types of food in one area," Xu said.
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Taste of Chicago is the World’s Largest Food Festival and approximately three million people are served during the five-day event. Candace Vinson enjoyed a slice of pizza while walking around down the strip of venders.
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Johnetta and Roger Wilson take turns sharing food from different venders.
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Taste of Chicago is the World’s Largest Food Festival and approximately three million people are served during the five-day event.
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Chicken breasts are prepared on a grill next to Vee Vee's African Restaurant.
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Churro Factory prepares churros and funnel cakes at the beginning of the festival.
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Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Delta Spirit will take the stage at Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park opening for indie-rock trio fun.
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Churros are a sweet, donut-like treat covered with sugar blend.
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In 2009, Xocoatl opened their first location in the Neighborhood of Pilsen.
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Homemade potato chips being prepared before the festival.
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Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill offered a popular Steak Taco portion made on the grill front and center for customers to observe.
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Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill offered handmade Tamalas Wrapped in Corn Husk.
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Food is prepared fresh and in front of customers in assembly lines.
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Chicken wings are available at a few different vender stations.
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Rich and Jane Biegner came to visit the Chicago area from California.
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Roberta Laws and Mattie Rae Peeples of Chicago came with a group to the festival.
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The food purchases are made with tickets that come in strips of 12 for $8.
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Several Pop-Up Restaurants returned this year staying in place for two-days in a row.
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Jasmine Brown and Elias Jones of Chicago walked around the Festival trying different types of food.
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Each Vender had 2 specialities for the event aside from the menu.
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Humana brought health awareness to the festival and a free photo booth!
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Each day local bands play free admission shows beginning at noon at the Bud Light Stage located at Columbus and Balbo.
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Janna Kendall of Indiana enjoys a giant slice of watermelon with her family while visiting.
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Teresa Rush and her son Dvarsiya stopped by Churro Factory a sweet treat.
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Dave Mark and Jim O'Malley of Chicago came to the festival again this year to taste the annual food vendors' delights.
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The festival ends on July 14 this year.
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Tim O'Toole of Chicago comes to the festival every year for the pizza. "I've come back more times than I can remember," he said.
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Sisters Candice and Phalan Murry came back for the first time in years. They both enjoyed the fresh fruit and corn available from Dominick's the most.
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Marge Sinkus and Gayle Benach enjoyed walking around the festival throughout the afternoon.
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Camille Dix of Evanston has been coming to the Festival for the last 14 years. She said Robinson's No. 1 Ribs and Oak Street Beach Cafe keep her coming back each year.
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People eagerly wait for tickets at the beginning of Thursday.
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Shae Oufnace of San Diego and Lisa Rich of New Mexico sampled Irish Egg Rolls from Abbey Pub & Restaurant.
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Thomas Boyd, of Carol Stream, had a tradition of coming to the festival each year with his father. He returned for the 4th time bringing his girlfriend Rachel Mies of Pontiac to begin a new tradition.
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Christian Bancum of Chicago and Brittni Delmaine of North Carolina enjoy an ice cream cone during their first time visit.
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Waiting for Fun. at the Taste.
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fun. band member Jack Antonoff signing autographs and posing for fan photos after Taste concert.
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