Update: Taste of Greektown – Gyro Eating Contest
Taste of Greektown is just around the corner! The annual festival will take place Friday, August 25 (4 p.m.-11 p.m.), Saturday, August 26 (noon-11 p.m.) and Sunday, August 27 (noon-11 p.m.) on the 400 block of South Halsted in the heart of Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood. Returning for the 28th year, food and spirits from neighborhood eateries will be the main attraction.
Gyro Eating Contest
The fest’s second annual Gyro Eating Contest will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and will be open to men and women 21 years of age and older. Participation is limited to the first eight individuals who sign up on-site between 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon near the fest’s north entertainment stage.
The winner will receive a $250 Visa gift card (runner-up gets a $100 gift card). Taste of Greektown participating neighborhood restaurants include Ambassador Public House, Artopolis, Athena, Mr. Greek Gyros, 9 Muses Bar & Grill, Roditys, Santorini, Spectrum Bar & Grill and Zeus Gyros. A $5 gate donation will benefit the Chicago Greektown Chamber of Commerce.