The Taste of Chicago just isn’t what it used to be, and there are numbers to prove it. The Taste not only lost money in 2011 but also had the lowest attendance to date, and safety has also become an increasingly serious issue.
Mayor Emanuel’s choice to cut the food fest in half is a blessing in disguise. For many of us, it has been years since we’ve attended the Taste anyway. Is it worth compromising your safety just for ribs and corn on the cob?