Thursday, June 25, 2009
Who wants a taste?!
So one of my favorite festivals is about to begin. And unfortunately, I won't be able to attend thanks to expensive airfare and a lack of vacation days. (P.S. A special thanks to many of my out-of-state friends and relatives, who all decided to get married within a few months of each other this year - leaving me with no vacation time to spend on myself.) Anyhoodle, what festival might I be babbling on about? It's the annual Taste of Chicago, of course, which kicks off tomorrow and runs through July 5. For those unfamiliar with the event, it is the world's largest food festival, drawing up to 3.6 million visitors from across the globe and featuring food prepared by Chicago's most popular restaurants. In addition to dozens of tables of tasty treats, there is also an international arts & crafts market, a wine garden, beer tent and concerts from both local and big-name performers. Good times, I tell ya!
While I'm bummed I can't be there this year, I suppose my waistline is thanking me. Plus, I just found a few sucralose-sweetened and low-cal variations of Taste staples. I mean, it ain't Chicago-style deep dish pizza or polish sausage...but these options are still pretty good!
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
Pig on a Stick in a Bacon-Wrapped Blanket
Slow Cookin' Pulled Chicken
Mmmm-azing Moo Shu