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Pierogi Paradise: Whiting's annual festival of filled dumplings and fun celebrating 20 years

Pierogi Paradise: Whiting's annual festival of filled dumplings and fun celebrating 20 years

When Marty Dybel, Tom Dabertin, and Darlene Beerling were brainstorming ideas for a new community event 21 years ago, they all agreed upon two things: they wanted an ethnic festival, and they wanted it to stand out from the rest.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kung Pao Pierogies

Kung Pao Pierogies

"Kung Pao Pierogies" use several different sauces to give this recipe an Asian influence.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Buffalo Style Pierogies

Buffalo Style Pierogies

Inspired by traditional buffalo wings, this recipe combines the hearty flavor of pierogies with a "spicier" flare.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Culinary canvas: Diverse flavors, ethnic foods star at Taste of Chicago

Culinary canvas: Diverse flavors, ethnic foods star at Taste of Chicago

Grant Park will soon buzz with locals and tourists blending together to make the food festival of all food festivals known as Taste of Chicago.

July 08, 2014 11:18 pm Photos

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Inside and Out: Whiting Pierogi Fest 'filled' with fun, food and surprises hailing 19th year

Inside and Out: Whiting Pierogi Fest 'filled' with fun, food and surprises hailing 19th year

The Pierogi Fest, unfolding with trademark food and fun July 26-28 in downtown Whiting.

July 17, 2013 10:43 pm Video Photos

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Big Flavors, Big City: Taste of Chicago presented this week in Grant Park

Big Flavors, Big City: Taste of Chicago presented this week in Grant Park

Eclectic flavors will star in the world's most popular food festival this week.

July 10, 2013 12:00 am

Prepare for all 'Taste' has to offer

It’s the first day of May and it finally feels like summer, that great time of year when our minds drift to warm weather and daydreams about all the fun in store in the next few months.

May 01, 2013 12:00 am

Getting a real boot out of the fair's first day

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | I've officially started my annual collection of ink hand stamps from the fair. They get you re-entry to the fair later the same day, but the tough part is cutting them out for my scrapbook before I wash them off.

July 19, 2012 8:30 pm

Illinois motorists can renew licenses at Taste of Chicago

CHICAGO | Got some business with the secretary of state? Want fries with that?

July 11, 2012 8:15 pm

Asian carp doesn't impress all at Taste of Chicago

CHICAGO | Chefs at the Taste of Chicago have turned an environmental pest into lunch.

July 11, 2012 8:00 pm
Taste of Chicago brings diverse food and sound to downtown

Taste of Chicago brings diverse food and sound to downtown

Taste, sound, and sight create a diverse mix for the 32nd annual Taste of Chicago this weekend, which will go on until Sunday, July 15.

July 11, 2012 8:00 am Photos

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New arrangements for this year's Taste of Chicago

New arrangements for this year's Taste of Chicago

For more than three decades, area festivalgoers have made their way to Grant Park during Fourth of July weekend for the Windy City's annual Taste of Chicago.

July 04, 2012 4:00 pm

Taste of Chicago downsizes amid profitability concerns

CHICAGO | Taste of Chicago, the city's annual summertime celebration of food, said Thursday it plans to cap the number of 2012 vendors at between 35 and 40, a significant drop from the 59 who participated in 2011.

February 24, 2012 7:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Loretta Lynn playing string of June weekend shows at Drury Lane

OFFBEAT: Loretta Lynn playing string of June weekend shows at Drury Lane

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 16, 2012 12:00 am

Restaurant owners say jury still out on shortened Taste of Chicago

CHICAGO | An Oak Park restaurant owner has been dishing out baby back ribs, boneless ribs, rib tips, chicken tenders and pulled turkey to hungry attendees of the Taste of Chicago summer food festival since it started in 1980.

January 20, 2012 6:00 pm

Taste of Chicago shortened, dates changed

CHICAGO | The showcase summer festival Taste of Chicago will be shortened and moved to later in July next year.

December 28, 2011 1:40 pm
FROM THE FARM: Cedar Lake Cupcake Contest nets sweet reward with Oreo creation

FROM THE FARM: Cedar Lake Cupcake Contest nets sweet reward with Oreo creation

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 06, 2011 12:00 am
LaPorte native compiles scores for big-name fireworks displays

LaPorte native compiles scores for big-name fireworks displays

Jonathan Gesse's music blows you away. Not that the LaPorte native earns royalties. He's the soundtrack producer at Melrose Pyrotechnics in Kingsbury, Ind., one of the nation's top fireworks firms. The low-key Gesse, 32, compiles those ear-popping scores for eye-popping sky shows at Taste of…

July 01, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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FROM THE FARM: Join me for Dolly Parton cooking fun at Taste of Chicago on Saturday

FROM THE FARM: Join me for Dolly Parton cooking fun at Taste of Chicago on Saturday

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 29, 2011 12:00 am
He Likes That Boom Boom Pow

He Likes That Boom Boom Pow

Jonathan Gesse's music blows you away.

June 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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