‘Street festivals are the heart and soul of Chicago’ – Taste of Randolph (Episode 965)

Street Festivals define Chicago culture in the summer.

Moments before doors opened on 2024’s Taste of Randolph, Julie Darling (West Loop Community Organization President) and Kelli Packer (West Loop Community Organization Spokesperson) jumped in the car to talk about the 27th Taste of Randolph, its vendors, the music acts and where that “suggested donation” at the gate goes to…

Sampled during the conversation: Food from Publican Quality Meats, Baked Cheese Haus and Matcha Cita. Glorious.

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The summer season at Ravinia is underway… and there’s no place more comfortable to see outdoor shows.

Load up your picnic basket and head to the show… or take advantage of some of Ravinia’s outstanding food options inside the park.

Violent Femmes are set to do an album play of their debut album with the Chicago Philharmonic. It’s been hard for me to imagine stripped down songs like Gone Daddy Gone and Add It Up done with a classical collaboration. Get tickets and see the full schedule at ravinia.org.

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