They said it was too crowded. They warned it had become increasingly dangerous over the past few years. They all agreed that it wasn't worth the trip. They unanimously advised staying away.
Turns out I ignored their advice.
Since the Taste was within walking distance of our place and one of the biggest food events in Chicago, I couldn't very well skip it all together. I mean, come on. But I did keep the heart of their advice in mind and kept my visits short and around lunch time.
Perhaps it was my low expectations, but I enjoyed myself. Although I didn't spend much more than a few hours spread over two trips, I had a delicious time.
(Especially since I had a fist full of FREE tickets to use on my 2nd trip!
Thank you, Bill, Vicki and Ann.)
I tried an Asian Carp Slider with tomato-jalapeno chutney. That's right, I said Asian Carp. Yes, THAT Asian Carp. I didn't find the carp to be nearly as tasty as the chutney it was slathered in. But I'm definitely counting that as one of my "25 foods that will make other people gag."