Monday, July 06, 2009

The Taste of Chicago Summer 2009

When your two year old likes it, you know its good. Eating gazpacho and mango Italian ice at the Taste of Chicago made it feel like summer, finally, and the warm sunshine only added to the feeling that the long-awaited summer ritual had arrived. Our Taste experience began with gazpacho, cool, tasty cold tomato soup from The Alley, sweet salty corn on the cob from the Abbey, and mango Italian ice from Mazzanos. We rounded out the real Chicago experience with a ride on the Merry-Go-Round and a walk to Buckingham Fountain.

Luc and Maisie loved the Metra Train ride to the Taste the best, however, and why not when the train had an American Flag on each car? They exclaimed, "Flag train is my favorite!"

They also enjoyed the speed of the express train, and equally the slowness of the regular train so they could examine the stops along the way.

The true Chicagoan visits the Taste on public transit, and searches out the unique along with the standard favorites of summer.