Food Events for the Weekend in Chicago
Friday (June, 15)
Taste of Randolph Street
Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
Sample food from the city's hottest restaurant street, including a preview of Bill Kim's Belly Q, at Taste of Randolph Street. Over 100,000 people are expected to visit over the weekend. $10. 900-1200 W. Randolph St., from Peoria to Racine.; event website
Saturday (June, 16)
Saturday, 4 p.m.
Pecking Order, Kristine Subido's Filipino-style chicken restaurant is opening in Ravenswood this Saturday. You can order the chicken grilled, roasted, or fried, though each starts in off with the same marinade, which is based on a special family recipe. 4416 North Clark Street; event website
Chicago Pizza Fest
Saturday and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
After a three-year hiatus, Chicago Pizza Fest is returning. Along with slices and whole pies of thin, thick, and gourmet pizza, the festival offers hourly live music. $5. Wilson & Broadway; event website
Taste of Mexico
Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Visitmexico.com and American Airlines are sponsoring this event to showcase the food and drink of Mexico, particularly tequila. Check out the event's website for the music and chef presentation schedule and for a chance to win two round-trip tickets to Puerto Vallarta. Advance tickets are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers of the Chicago Botanic Garden, and day-of-event tickets increase $5. Chicago Botanic Garden; event website