The sister and I went to the Taste of Chicago armed with an organized itinerary of what places we wanted to hit and with what dishes we wanted to try. Overall it was a good day to go with the temperature being cool and the crowds not nearly as crazy as it’s going to be on the 3rd with the big fireworks show. We didn’t quite make it through what we planned (no samosas or cornbread w/ honey chili butter) but we made it through a good portion of the list. See below. :) We did manage to fit in lemon italian ice and a rainbow ice cream sample somewhere in there too. As full as we were, we’re most likely going tomorrow too. Gotta go back to finish off the list and for The Annual Funnel Cake!

Sister dearest
At the Taste

Gazpacho with Avocado and Chives from the Grill on the Alley
Gazpacho with Avocado and Chives

Fried Cheese Ravioli from Tutto Italiano
Fried Cheese Ravioli

Marinated Skirt Steak w/ Sweet Plantains from Las Tablas Colombian Steakhouse
Marinated Skirt Steatk w/ Sweet Plantains

Pot Stickers from Star of Siam
Pot Stickers

Tis I. Sorta. If You Look Real Close.

Beignets from from Lagniappe-Creole Cajun Joynt. Fried dough covered in a mountain of powdered sugar. This is a problem. A very delicious problem.