Taste of Greektown: August 26 – 28


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Date: Friday to Sunday, August 26-28
Time: Friday: 4pm to 11pm; Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 11pm
Location: 400 S. Halsted St. @ Van Buren | Chicago

Hellenic pride will take center stage when this acclaimed annual culinary fest on Halsted Street in Chicago’s happening West Loop returns for its 27th year. As most Chicagoans know, this strip of Halsted has been the epicenter of the city’s acclaimed Greek restaurant scene for decades. Quite simply, Taste of Greektown is a romantic weekend celebration for lovers of Mediterranean culture.

Blending Old World traditions with a 21st century freshness, the tantalizing food and spirits from neighborhood eateries will again be the main attraction. There will also be plenty of music and entertainment including Greek bands and games for both kids and families. Opa

South Stage
4:00 pm – Hellas 2000
4:00 pm – Hellas 2000
5:00 pm – Orpheus Dance Troupe
4:00 pm – Hellas 2000
7:30 pm – Orpheus Dance Troupe
North Stage
7:00 pm – Hello Weekend
4:00 pm – Linardakis Band
6:00 pm – Devanco Foods Gyros Eating Contest
7:00 pm – Orpheus Dance Troupe
4:00 pm – Linardakis Band
New! Gyro Eating Contest sponsored by Devanco Foods
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.

Calling all gyros lovers! Show us what you’ve got at the inaugural Gyro Eating Contest at this year’s Taste of Greektown. It’s open to both men and women 21 years of age and older. NOTE: Participation will be limited to the first eight (8) individuals who register.

Expect zany fun when contestants compete to eat the most gyros on their plates in the shortest amount of time. In addition to bragging rights, the winner will also receive a $250 Visa gift card.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE: You can sign up on-site during Taste of Greektown at the Gyro Eating Contest table. Sign-up times are Saturday, August 27 only from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the North stage.

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