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The Taste Of Chicago To-Go Begins July 8

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Taste Of Chicago To-Go Begins July 8

The Taste of Chicago festivities will be very different this time, though the spirit of this event that draws thousands of visitors will be even stronger this year.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events along with Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot have come up together to create something they are calling a reimagined “Taste of Chicago To-Go.” 

According to PATCH, This event will feature free online cooking demonstrations, virtual music,  dance events, and a series of “Community Eats” meals from neighborhood restaurants and food trucks for nonprofits serving frontline and healthcare workers and community organizations.

“Local restaurants make up the backbone of our neighborhoods – and we’re finding creative ways to support both them and the communities they serve while prioritizing health and safety,” said Mark Kelly, DCASE Commissioner. “While this year is different for all of us, the spirit of Taste of Chicago lives on with community meals and virtual events showcasing Chicago’s diverse and legendary culinary, music, and arts scene.”

Here are some highlights of the Taste of Chicago To-Go event by Cynthia Kallie from Third Coast Review:

  • Taste of Chicago To-Go online cooking demonstrations will begin at noon each day from Wednesday, July 8 to July 12 at youtube.com/ChicagoDCASE. It will feature popular local chefs sharing their favorite home dishes.
  • “Millennium Park at Home” music series, including the July 9 program with The Braided Janes and Jon Langford. Music will start at 6 p.m. at youtube.com/ChicagoDCASE.
  • “SummerDance in Place,” the new, at-home version of Chicago’s social dancing tradition invites Chicagoans to plan smaller, socially distant dance parties in their homes and backyard, on front porches and elsewhere with up to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors — and connect via the broadcast or social media. On July 8, the theme is Bollywood & Bhangra with a 30-minute dance lesson by Bollywood Groove, followed by music by DJ iLLEST. The program starts at 5:30 p.m. at youtube.com/ChicagoDCASE and simultaneously broadcasts and streams at WTTW Prime (11.2).

For additional details about the event, visit TasteofChicago.us, and take part in the conversation on social media platforms using #TasteofChicago.

Aaron writes guides and news related to the games at TheWestNews.com. Apart from his passion for writing and playing games he's exploring new places around the globe.

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