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Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest


Grab a sizzling taco or six at the 9th annual Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest, September 18th-19th, featuring more than a dozen local eateries with dozens of mouth-watering options.

This celebration of the tortilla-wrapped Mexican street food–and the seasonal beers that pair perfectly with them—is an ideal place to kick-off the autumn season. Located along Southport Corridor’s busy commercial strip on Southport between Addison and Roscoe from 11am to 10pm, the fest will include live entertainment and a Kid Zone with a variety of activities.

Visitors can stick to traditional tacos ranging from steak to chicken and chorizo to ground beef. More adventurous eaters can savor tacos stuffed with imaginative ingredients including mushrooms, seafood, goat and duck. Special beer and taco pairings will be available throughout the day as well.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to text to vote for Chicago’s “Best Taco!” Among the local eateries challenging themselves to make the tastiest tacos: Juanita’s Mexican Food, a family-owned restaurant serving traditional Mexican eats; Tuco & Blondie a staple for Mexican food and fun on Southport; Wrigleyville-based Graystone Tavern also known for its huge selection of beer on tap; and Tandoor Char House serving lamb and chicken tacos with a twist. Additional eateries include: Banges, Carnitas Roldan, CHURRO PARLOR, SALSITA, Tacos Loteria, Tacos Nietos, Taqueria la Ciudad, Beat Kitchen and DS Tequila.

Enjoy a Lucha Libre-style Mexican Wrestling match (Sat & Sun 5pm) as well as Latin bands and classic Chicago band favorites throughout the day and into the night. Choose from Sixteen Candles, Latin Groove Band, The Docksiders, Supernatural Soul, Dancing Queen and Stache, among many others!

A $10 suggested donation benefits the Friends of Lakeview, which supports and advocates for local businesses. For more information on Taco Fest visit: https://chicagoevents.com/events/lakeviewtacofest

Local Eateries

Banges
Beat Kitchen
Carmitas Roldan
CHURRO PARLOR
Greystone Tavern
Juanita’s Mexican Restaurant
SALSITA
Tacos Loteria
Tacos Nietos
Tandoor Char House
Taqueria la Cuidad
Tuco & Blondie
DS Tequila

Live Entertainment

Saturday

SOUTH STAGE
2:00pm – Koncreto
2:00pm – INIZIAL
6:00pm – The Indigos
8:00pm – 16 Candles

NORTH STAGE
2:00pm – Mariachi Los Viajeros
3:30pm – TBC
6:30pm – Latin Groove Band
8:30pm – The Docksiders

Sunday

SOUTH STAGE
2:00pm – Sam Adams winner
3:30pm – Dancing Queen: Salute to Abba
5:30pm – iPop
7:30pm – Boy Band Review

NORTH STAGE
1:00pm – Mariachi Los Viajeros
2:30pm – Lemanz
4:00pm – One of These Nights (Eagles Tribute)
5:45pm – Supernatural Soul (Santana/Latin Rock)
7:00pm – Stache

Kid Zone
Featuring inflatables and arts & crafts activities from local businesses.


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