So the Taste is over. And let me tell you, we had a blast. Why? It’s the city’s only festival where it’s perfectly acceptable to have a healthy meal consisting of hot dogs, pepperoni stuffed pizza, rib tips, and ice cream; all washed down with a frozen blue candy flavored alcohol infused concoction. It was pretty awesome.
But let’s be honest. The Taste had its downsides too. The food’s overpriced and the fest is crowded. So, if you didn’t make it to this year, and live in a PPM Chicago Apartments neighborhood (Lakeview, Lincoln Park, or the Gold Coast), there’s no need to sweat it. Many of the top restaurants at the fest are in PPM neighborhoods, serving up their signature dishes all year long.
Below is a a list of Taste restaurants with static locations in PPM neighborhoods, along with the dishes they served up at the fest this year, so you can check them out on your time (and at their regular prices).
O’Brien’s Restaurant (1528 N. Wells) – Celtic Corn on the Cob; Corned Beef Sandwich; Black Angus Cheese Burger
The Fudge Pot (1532 N. Wells St.) – Chocolate Frozen Banana; Chocolate Dipped Strawberry; Combination Plate: Frozen Banana, Fudge, and Strawberry
Oak Street Beach Café (1001 N. Lake Shore Dr.) – Grilled Slipper Tail Lobster w/ Garlic Potatoes; Grilled Bourbon Style Chicken Wheat Wrap w/ Garlic Potatoes; Bourbon Chicken Nachos w/ Cheese Sauce & Jalapenos
Bacino’s Pizza of Lincoln Park (2204 N. Lincoln Ave.) – Stuffed Spinach Pizza Slice; Stuffed Sausage Pizza Slice; Thin Crust Cheese Pizza Slice
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (958 West Wrightwood Ave.) – Cheese Pizza; Sausage Pizza; Bruschetta
Austrian Bakery (2523 N. Clark St.) – Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich, Altwiener Apple Strudel, Triple Chocolate Cake
Cubby Bear (1059 W. Addison) – BBQ Beef Sliders; Garlic Fries; Mac & Cheese Bites
If you’re looking for an apartment in a neighborhood that has a heaping portion of the best Chicago has to offer (Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and the Gold Coast), book an appointment with us online or call (773) 570-3744. One of our expert leasing agents will give you a tour of some of our 3000 Chicago apartments in the neighborhood you’re interested in. Or, if you cannot be there in person, we are happy to walk you through an online tour.