Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The New Taste of Chicago

1.2 million people attended the 32nd annual food festival and consumed 17,600 slices of deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati's, 15,000 funnel cakes from the Churro Factory and 2,500 lbs. of Billy Goat’s cheeseburgers.

The festival was cut from ten days to five, reducing vendor participation from sixty down to forty restaurants.

One thing new:The "pop-up" restaurants that were chosen by the WTTW show "Check, Please!". All are new to the Taste of Chicago and three were featured daily. I was eager for Arun’s Tossed Wonton Salad on Saturday but they were MIA. Also MIA: the iconic turkey legs.

Me…I was completely on-track with my 30 day healthy eating plan…that was until I spotted my first basket of BBQ.

Bon Appetit!