You may pick up a few tips for scoring your favorite food from your favorite chef and how being extra nice to a restaurant's executive chef and staff might be the brownie points you've been hoping for.
Taste of Chicago offers an illusion of a city where powerful players coexist with new flavors. But this veneer is far from reality. Once the festival packs up and Grant Park clears out, Chicago will go back to normal: a brick-and-mortar oasis, shielded from competition from outsiders.
I only had one free day to visit The Taste of Chicago. Instead of spending time tasting the diverse food Chicago has to offer, I went around and around Grant Park looking for people who had good taste in their fashion choices.
A group of youth has a "green-friendly" goal this summer to reach over three million people on social networks with a "faux ipad campaign" to increase environmental awareness and promote violence prevention in urban settings.