The 32nd Annual Taste of Chicago Food and Fun Festival is set to start this Wednesday, July 11-15, at 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. in a designated area with Entrance Booths for Food and Beverages Tickets sold in strips of 12 tickets for $8 (including $2 charge for Taste amenities) from the corner of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive Entrance to Congress Parkway, all the way to Balbo Drive. Early birds can purchase food and beverage tickets in advance when you show your FRESH VALUES CARD at Dominick’s for only $7 from July 5-July 10 and $8 from July 11-July 15…While supplies last.

Historic Buckingham Fountain Plaza is the base home for two new tasteful features: the Celebrity Chef du Jour which offers menu items and a 3-course sit-down ticketed meal from 5 of Chicago’s most amazing chefs as well as the new Beer Hall, featuring a unique selection of specialty yeast brews. The new Pop-Up Restaurants showcased by WTTW Channel 11’s “Check Please!” will keep Taste goers coming back for more, as the new restaurants are featured each day of the event.

Although Admission to the Taste of Chicago is FREE, remember to get your food and beverage tickets in advance at Dominick’s with your FRESH VALUES CARD Today. Enjoy a full menu of chef demonstrations at the Dominick’s Cooking Corner where each day serves classes and recipes from some of the country’s most famous culinary experts.

If you are taking public transportation, CTA, RTA, and Metra travel itineraries are available by calling 836-7000 in all Chicago area codes or visit

MEDICAL ATTENTION is available at the FIRST AID Trailer located south of Congress Parkway and West of Columbus Drive.

BRAILLE AND LARGE-PRINT TASTE BROCHURES AND ALS are available at the southeast corner of Columbus Drive and Monroe Street.

No coolers containing alcoholic beverages will be permitted into the events with check-point entrance security. Attendees with coolers will be stopped at the Taste Entrances by security. Visit for additional information.

Be ready for the Taste of Chicago, a 4-Star Feastival of Food and Fun, celebrating its 32nd Anniversary…The Taste of Chicago is not getting older…it is getting better! In 2012, more than ever before, the Taste of Chicago is showcasing the Windy City’s diverse and delicious dining community, while featuring top-rate, nationally known musical talent at the Petrillo Band Shell by Butler Field, the Bud Light Stage, Summerdance, and many other new attractions.

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